The Green Bay Packers and the Detroit Lions will continue their battle for first place in the NFC North standings on different fronts this weekend, and both teams find themselves as increasing favorites on the NFL betting lines for Week 16.
The Lions opened as just 4.5-point road favorites against the Chicago Bears for Sunday, but with Chicago in disarray that line has moved to Detroit -9.5 at the sportsbooks. The Packers opened as 10-point road favorites against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, with that line having moved to Green Bay -12.5 over the last few days.
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The NFL’s weekend slate actually gets underway on Saturday this week, with Philadelphia falling from an 8.5-point to a 7.5-point road favorite against Washington, and San Diego improving from a 2.5-point to a 1-point road underdog against San Francisco. The Eagles and Chargers are still in the running for playoff berths this year.
Philadelphia is trying to catch the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC East standings, with the Cowboys improving from 1-point to 2.5-point home favorites against the Indianapolis Colts for Sunday afternoon. For the Sunday night matchup the Arizona Cardinals opened as 7.5-point home underdogs against the Seattle Seahawks but find themselves as 9-point underdogs heading into the weekend.
Elsewhere, the New Orleans Saints have gone from -6.5 to -7 at home against the Atlanta Falcons for their NFC South showdown on Sunday afternoon, while the Pittsburgh Steelers have slipped from -3 to -2.5 at home against the Kansas City Chiefs as those two teams look to bolster their AFC playoff chances on the weekend.
Week 16 NFL Betting Lines:
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18
Tennessee at Jacksonville (-4.5) (OPEN -3), 8:25pm ET
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20
Philadelphia at Washington (+7.5) (OPEN +8.5), 4:30pm ET
San Diego at San Francisco (-1) (OPEN -2.5), 8:25pm ET
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 21
Minnesota at Miami (-7.5) (OPEN -6.5), 1:00pm ET
Baltimore at Houston (+5) (OPEN +3.5), 1:00 pm ET
Detroit at Chicago (+9.5) (OPEN +4.5), 1:00pm ET
Cleveland at Carolina (-3) (OPEN -3.5), 1:00pm ET
Atlanta at New Orleans (-7) (OPEN -6.5), 1:00pm ET
Green Bay at Tampa Bay (+12.5) (OPEN +10), 1:00pm ET
Kansas City at Pittsburgh (-2.5) (OPEN -3), 1:00pm ET
New England at NY Jets (+11.5) (OPEN +10), 1:00pm ET
NY Giants at St. Louis (-7) (OPEN -5.5), 4:05pm ET
Buffalo at Oakland (+7) (OPEN +5.5), 4:25pm ET
Indianapolis at Dallas (-2.5) (OPEN -1), 4:25pm ET
Seattle at Arizona (+9) (OPEN +7.5), 8:30pm ET
MONDAY, DECEMBER 22
Denver at Cincinnati (+3.5) (OPEN +3.5), 8:30pm ET