The betting public backed the Seattle Seahawks against the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday night, as the point spread moved in their favor before their victory to start Week 7. A few other teams have seen significant action, forcing oddsmakers to change the point spreads.
The biggest shift of the week comes in the game between the Cleveland Browns and St. Louis Rams. St. Louis was a 4.5-point favorite on Tuesday, but they are giving Cleveland 6.5 points on Friday morning. The Rams have had two weeks to prepare for the Browns, who lost to the Denver Broncos in overtime last week.
With Matt Cassel set to make his first start of the season for the Dallas Cowboys, the New York Giants began the week favored by five points over their NFC East rivals. But having been embarrassed on national television on Monday night, the betting line has moved to 3.5 points. New York lost both of their games to Dallas in 2014, and they blew a double-digit fourth quarter lead to the Cowboys in the season opener.
The New England Patriots have been the biggest favorites all week, but they now have some company. Just as they went from nine-point favorites to eight-point favorites against the New York Jets, the Arizona Cardinals are now giving the Baltimore Ravens eight points. Arizona was a 7.5-point favorite to start the week, coming off their loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
There is still no point spread for Pittsburgh’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs, because Ben Roethlisberger has not been officially ruled out of Sunday’s contest. Tyrod Taylor has been ruled out of the Buffalo Bills’ game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in London. That moved the betting line to four points.
Below are updated betting lines for all the Week 7 games ahead of the weekend. These are the consensus odds from multiple sportsbooks in Las Vegas, via vegasinsider.com.
Buffalo Bills (-4) at Jacksonville Jaguars, 41
Cleveland Browns (+6.5) at St. Louis Rams, 42
Pittsburgh Steelers (N/A) at Kansas City Chiefs
Houston Texans (+4.5) at Miami Dolphins, 44.5
New York Jets (+8) at New England Patriots, 48
Minnesota Vikings (-2.5) at Detroit Lions, 44.5
Atlanta Falcons (-5) at Tennessee Titans, 47
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+3.5) at Washington Redskins, 42.5
New Orleans Saints (+4) at Indianapolis Colts, 52
Oakland Raiders (+4) at San Diego Chargers, 47
Dallas Cowboys (+3.5) at New York Giants, 45
Philadelphia Eagles (+3) at Carolina Panthers, 46
Baltimore Ravens (+8) at Arizona Cardinals, 48