The New York Jets have never been listed as double-digit home underdogs in the history of the VSB NFL Database (which goes back to 1980), but that run looks like it is about to end as they prepare to host the Denver Broncos on Sunday afternoon.
The Jets opened as just 6-point home underdogs against Peyton Manning and company for Sunday’s matchup, but heading into the weekend that line had moved to New York +10 at some sportsbooks monitored by VSB.com. The Jets are just 1-4 SU and 0-4-1 ATS on the season, and are expected to be in over their heads against the 3-1 SU (1-3 ATS) Broncos this week.
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There’s also been a big shift in the Detroit vs. Minnesota matchup for Sunday, with the Vikings opening as 3-point home underdogs but sitting as 1-point home favorites as of Friday afternoon. Lions star wide receiver Calvin Johnson has missed practice this week with his ankle injury and is considered very questionable to play on Sunday. Detroit is 3-2 both SU and ATS; Minnesota is 2-3 both SU and ATS.
Elsewhere, the Patriots vs. Bills game in Buffalo opened as a pick’em but New England has moved to anywhere from a 1-point to a 3-point road favorite at various sportsbooks over the past few days. Pittsburgh at Cleveland opened with the Browns 2-point favorites, but that line has since shifted to a pick’em on the online boards.
Seattle has grown slightly from an 8.5-point favorite to a 9.5-point favorite at home against Dallas for Sunday, with Tennessee going from -6 to -4 at home against Jacksonville, and Arizona going from -4 to -2.5 at home against Washington. For Sunday night the Eagles have lost a little bit of support, falling from -3 to -2.5 at home against the division-rival Giants.
Week 6 NFL Betting Lines:
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9
Indianapolis at Houston (OPEN +2), 8:25pm ET
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12
Jacksonville at Tennessee (-4) (OPEN -6), 1:00pm ET
Baltimore at Tampa Bay (+3) (OPEN +3.5), 1:00pm ET
Denver at NY Jets (+10) (OPEN +6), 1:00pm ET
Detroit at Minnesota (-1) (OPEN +3), 1:00pm ET
New England at Buffalo (+1) (OPEN pick’em), 1:00pm ET
Carolina at Cincinnati (-7) (OPEN -7), 1:00pm ET
Pittsburgh at Cleveland (pick’em) (OPEN -2), 1:00pm ET
Green Bay at Miami (+3) (OPEN +3), 1:00pm ET
San Diego at Oakland (+7.5) (OPEN +7), 4:05pm ET
Chicago at Atlanta (-3) (OPEN -3), 4:25pm ET
Dallas at Seattle (-9.5) (OPEN -8.5), 4:25pm ET
Washington at Arizona (-2.5) (OPEN -4), 4:25pm ET
NY Giants at Philadelphia (-2.5) (OPEN -3), 8:30pm ET
MONDAY, OCTOBER 13
San Francisco at St. Louis (+3) (OPEN +4), 8:30pm ET