Week 4 of the 2021 NFL season kicked off with the Bengals beating the Jaguars 24-21 on a field goal in the closing seconds Thursday night, but Jacksonville comfortably covering the spread as a 7.5-point underdog.
In Sunday action, while Buccaneers vs. Patriots is getting a lot of the buzz, we also have our eyes on two games pitting NFC West rivals against each other, a rematch of Super Bowl XLV, and the Bills laying the largest point spread of the season so far.
Monday night features a key showdown in the AFC West.
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NFL Week 4 Lines & Early Moves
Here are consensus point spreads and totals for Week 4, updated Friday afternoon.
Jaguars at Bengals (-7.5, 45.5)
DraftKings‘ original look-ahead line of Cincinnati -4.5 proved far too cheap, as the number was bet to -6 last week and reposted -7.5 Sunday night.
Washington (-1.5, 47.5) at Falcons
The line here has flipped since Atlanta -1 was the most common number in early wagering, while the total was bet down from 48.5
Texans at Bills (-17.5, 47)
A Josh Allen-led 22-point blowout over Washington, combined with an 0-3 Texans team that will again trot out third-string QB Davis Mills, gives us the largest point spread of the season so far. The line has ranged from 16.5 to 18 in early wagering, and the total has dipped from 48.
Lions at Bears (-3 even, 41.5)
Underdog bettors grabbed the opening number of Lions +3.5, and the total plummeted from 44. Chicago coach Matt Nagy says he’ll make a game-time decision on the team’s starter at QB.
Colts at Dolphins (-2, 42.5)
While early sentiment on the dog, at Indy +2.5 and +2, moved the line to 1.5, it has since moved back toward Miami, with a few shops dealing 2.5. Here’s another game with a downward-trending total.
Browns (-2, 51.5) at Vikings
We’re seeing Vikings +2.5 on some boards, while WynnBET is dealing Browns -1.5 as of this Friday update. The total opened 52.5.
Giants at Saints (-7, 42)
New Orleans’ impressive showing in a 28-13 win in New England helped push this line from 6.5 in advanced wagering to -8, but that number was too big for the market’s tastes. So too was the earlier total of 43.5.
Titans (-6.5, 44.5) at Jets
The Titans are expected to be without starting wide receivers A.J. Brown and Julio Jones, and the spread has shrunk from 7.5. Some books, including FanDuel, are dealing -6. The total is also on its way down from as high as 47 in earlier wagering.
Chiefs (-7, 54.5) at Eagles
Kansas City opened -5.5 but reopened -7.5 after Philadelphia’s poor performance as 3-point dogs in Dallas on Monday night. While the hook has enticed dog bettors, Chiefs -6.5 is the most popular pick this week in our Bookies Battle contest.
Panthers at Cowboys (-4.5, 51.5)
Christian McCaffrey is among the few running backs whose absence impacts a betting line, and we’ve seen this number drift since 3.5 was hung last week. There’s been a point of resistance, though, as this week’s opening number of Dallas -5 didn’t last long against the unbeaten Panthers. Meanwhile, there’s been a move toward the OVER, as the total opened 50.
Cardinals at Rams (-4, 54.5)
Early interest has been on the dog, as the line has been bet down from 6. The total has been adjusted upward from 53.5 ahead of this battle of unbeatens.
49ers at Seahawks (-3 even, 52)
This number ranged from 2.5 to 3.5 in advanced wagering, as these divisional foes look to shake off Week 3 losses.
Ravens (-1, 44.5) at Broncos
The favorite has flipped twice here — Ravens -2.5 was hung on look-ahead oddsboards last week, while Sunday night’s opening price of Denver -2.5 drew interest in the underdog.
Steelers at Packers (-6.5, 45.5)
The Steelers are getting healthier, and dog and UNDER money has prompted moves from Green Bay -7 and 47.
Bucs (-7, 49) at Patriots
DraftKings’ look-ahead number was Bucs -3 (-120); if you got down on Tampa at that price, well done. The Sunday night opening line was Tampa -6, which looks pretty good now, too. There’s been some erosion in the betting market’s confidence in New England after rookie QB Mac Jones’ three-interception game against the Saints.
Raiders at Chargers (-3/-120, 51.5)
A small early market lean toward Los Angeles in this AFC West battle, the line moving from -3 in advanced wagering to -3 (-120).
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