On Tuesday afternoon the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook releases their advanced betting lines, also known as look-ahead lines. These early lines give some clairvoyant types an opportunity to roll the dice on games still a week and a half away. There are times when public reaction to the most recent game clouds reality, and for a moment one can exploit the odds on an overrated or underrated team.
There are no early pick’ems, but two games do have a one point line. The 3-0 Philadelphia Eagles are one point underdogs at Detroit, and Dallas is a somewhat surprising one point home favorite over Cincinnati.
What is not a surprise is that the New England Patriots are the week’s largest favorite. The Pats are giving away ten and a half points even though they are on the road, albeit at Cleveland.
In the primary games of interest in the AFC the Broncos are favored by 6½ over Atlanta and Pittsburgh is a seven point favorite over the Jets. Elsewhere in the AFC East the Dolphins are favored by four against Tennessee, and the Rams are two and a half point favorites versus Buffalo.
At first glance the best bets appear to be Cincinnati +1 at Dallas, Carolina -7½ versus Tampa Bay and Denver -6½ versus Atlanta.
Here are all of the early advanced betting lines for NFL Week Five. Jacksonville, Kansas City, New Orleans will be off with a bye.
Thursday October 6:
Arizona Cardinals (-6) at San Francisco 49ers [CBS]
Sunday October 9 Early Games:
Houston Texans at Minnesota Vikings (-4) [CBS]
Tennessee Titans at Miami Dolphins (-4) [CBS]
New England Patriots (-10½) at Cleveland Browns [CBS]
New York Jets at Pittsburgh Steelers (-7) [CBS]
Washington Redskins at Baltimore Ravens (-4½) [FOX]
Philadelphia Eagles at Detroit Lions (-1) [FOX]
Chicago Bears at Indianapolis Colts (-6) [FOX]
Sunday October 9 Late Games:
Atlanta Falcons at Denver Broncos (-6½) [FOX]
Buffalo Bills at Los Angeles Rams (-2½) [CBS]
San Diego Chargers at Oakland Raiders (-3) [CBS]
Cincinnati Bengals at Dallas Cowboys (-1) [CBS]
New York Giants at Green Bay Packers (-6½) [NBC]
Monday October 10:
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Carolina Panthers (-7½) [BSPN]
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