An injury in the last game of Week Nine is having a major effect on the Week 10 betting odds. In the Green Bay Packers' loss to the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football, Aaron Rodgers hurt his shoulder in the first quarter. The quarterback did not return, and his status for Sunday does not look good.
If Rodgers can’t play this week, the Packers will go from heavy favorites to possible underdogs. Before the injury, some casinos had Green Bay giving 10 points to the Philadelphia Eagles, but the line has been taken off the board. ESPN reported on Tuesday morning that a small fracture was discovered in Rodgers’s collarbone, which could keep him out for three weeks. According to RJ Bell of pregame.com, the absence of Rodgers means the point spread would be lowered by more than a touchdown.
With Rodgers in the lineup, Green Bay would’ve been one of three double-digit favorites. Not surprisingly, the Jacksonville Jaguars’ contest features the largest betting line of the week. They are 13-point underdogs in their visit to the Tennessee Titans. The Jaguars have played so poorly in 2013 that they are getting almost two touchdowns against a team that is just 4-4, and currently out of the playoffs.
The AFC North battle between the Cincinnati Bengals and Baltimore Ravens is expected to be the most competitive on the schedule. The Bengals have a 2.5-game lead over the defending champs and are slight favorites on the road. A loss for the Ravens would put them at 3-5 and essentially knock them out of the divisional race.
Four teams have a bye this week. The Cleveland Browns, Kansas City Chiefs, New England patriots and New York Jets are all off after picking up wins.
Below are the complete betting lines for all the Week 10 games, including the point spreads and totals. These are the consensus odds from multiple sportsbooks in Las Vegas.
Washington Redskins (-2.5) at Minnesota Vikings, 49.5
Jacksonville Jaguars (+13) at Tennessee Titans, 41
Philadelphia Eagles (N/A) at Green Bay Packers
Buffalo Bills (+3.5) at Pittsburgh Steelers, 41
Oakland Raiders (+7) at New York Giants, 43.5
St. Louis Rams (+10) at Indianapolis Colts, 44
Seattle Seahawks (-6) at Atlanta Falcons, 44.5
Cincinnati Bengals (-1.5) at Baltimore Ravens, 44
Detroit Lions (-2.5) at Chicago Bears, 50
Carolina Panthers (+6) at San Francisco 49ers, 42.5
Houston Texans (+3) at Arizona Cardinals 41
Denver Broncos (-7) at San Diego Chargers, 57
Dallas Cowboys (+7) at New Orleans Saints, 53
Miami Dolphins (-3) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 41