Large spreads populate the NFL betting board once again for Week 10 of the season with six games opening with one side favored by at least a touchdown – and the winless Oakland Raiders getting double-digit points for a home game against the Denver Broncos.
The Broncos lost both SU and ATS against the New England Patriots last week to fall to 6-2 SU and 4-4 ATS on the season, but that didn’t deter the oddsmakers at the online sportsbooks from opening them as huge 10.5-point road favorites against the Raiders for Week 10. Oakland is 0-8 SU and 4-4 ATS through their first eight games this season.
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The other double-digit spread on the opening lines for Week 10 has the Baltimore Ravens as a 10-point home favorite against the Tennessee Titans for Sunday afternoon, with the Ravens expected to play angry after they were thumped by the rival Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday Night Football.
As well, the Dallas Cowboys opened as 7.5-point favorites against the Jacksonville Jaguars for their game in London this weekend despite Tony Romo’s uncertain status, while Arizona opened at -7.5 at home to St. Louis, Seattle opened at -7.5 at home to the Giants, and Green Bay opened at -7.5 at home to Chicago for Sunday Night Football.
Matchup Reports: Denver vs. Oakland | Dallas vs. Jacksonville | Cleveland vs. Cincinnati
The other two primetime games for Week 9 have the Cleveland Browns as 6-point road underdogs against the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday night, and the Carolina Panthers as 6-point road underdogs against the Philadelphia Eagles for Monday night. The Eagles enter the week at a profitable 6-2 both SU and ATS on the season.
As for the smaller edges for this week, the opening lines have Buffalo at +2 at home to Kansas City, Detroit at -2 at home to Miami, New Orleans at -2.5 at home to San Francisco, Tampa Bay at -1.5 at home to Atlanta, and the Jets at +2.5 at home to Pittsburgh. The Jets have been the worst wager in the NFL so far this season at 1-7-1 ATS.
Week 10 NFL Opening Betting Lines:
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6
Cleveland at Cincinnati (-6), 8:25pm ET
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9
Kansas City at Buffalo (+2), 1:00pm ET
Miami at Detroit (-2), 1:00pm ET
Dallas at Jacksonville (+7.5), 1:00pm ET
San Francisco at New Orleans (-2.5), 1:00pm ET
Tennessee at Baltimore (-10), 1:00pm ET
Pittsburgh at NY Jets (+2.5), 1:00pm ET
Atlanta at Tampa Bay (-1.5), 1:00pm ET
Denver at Oakland (+10.5), 4:05pm ET
St. Louis at Arizona (-7.5), 4:25pm ET
NY Giants at Seattle (-7.5), 4:25pm ET
Chicago at Green Bay (-7.5), 8:30pm ET
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10
Carolina at Philadelphia (-6), 8:30pm ET