It's important to check back daily to see see exactly what the top online sportsbooks are offering on each and every game on the board. The NFL odds fluctuate as the week progresses, so let’s see where the money is going and where the lines are moving.
NFL Sunday kicks off early again this week as Minnesota and Cleveland find themselves at a neutral site in London’s Twickenham Stadium with a 9:30 a.m. ET kickoff. The Browns are the home team in name only, so don’t let that Sunday morning hangover get the best of you when your bleary eyes spy Cleveland as sizeable home dogs.
The money is clearly pouring in on the Vikings, who opened as 7½-point favorites but that number has evaporated and is now 9½ to 10 at the major online sportsbooks. Perhaps throwing good money on a bad team at a great number might not be so tough to do considering the Vikings' most potent offensive weapon last week was Kai Forbath who scored 18 points in the team’s 24-16 victory over the Ravens. However, the injury to Cleveland left tackle Joe Thomas has obviously played at least a part in this number rising -- but if you like the underdog in your NFL picks, the Browns can be had at +10 at shops like 5Dimes, Bookmaker, JustBet and BetSDI.
Chicago Bears at New Orleans Saints
The NFL odds makers opened the Saints at 7½-point home chalk over the Bears, but the number now stands at nine at virtually all of the majors except Heritage, where they are holding fast at 8½. This would have been more of an alarming spike had the number opened at a critical number like 7, but if you’re partial to Drew Brees and the boys from the Bayou then I suggest you click on over to Heritage before they join their colleagues and start dealing New Orleans at -9. If you believe Chicago can hang tough, then you might want to hold and see if this number inches closer to 10 or beyond. Keep your eyes on SBR odds for any further developments.
Atlanta Falcons at New York Jets
The only casualty, other than the Atlanta’s pride, from a 23-7 drubbing in Foxboro last week was strong-side linebacker Duke Riley. The rookie third-round pick went out with a knee injury and is questionable for this week’s tilt with the Jets. That injury wouldn’t explain the hasty retreat from the Falcons as 7-point road favorites to Atlanta -4, where it is currently being dealt at most of the top online sportsbooks.
However, if you believe last season’s Super Bowl runners-up can rebound in Week 8, then you can click over to Bookmaker and JustBet to get down on them at -3½. But if you believe New York will give the Dirty Birds their second consecutive beating courtesy of an AFC East squad then surf on over to Bovada where you will get +4 ½ on the men from Gotham. Go shopping for your numbers, as better numbers make fatter bankrolls.