After getting thumped by the rival Philadelphia Eagles on Thanksgiving Day the Dallas Cowboys will be looking for a rebound effort on Thursday night this week – and the oddsmakers have opened them as road favorites for their matchup against the Chicago Bears.
The Cowboys opened as 4.5-point road favorites against the Bears despite the 33-10 beating they took at the hands of the Eagles last week. Dallas is 0-3 both SU and ATS in its last three games against Chicago, including a 45-28 loss as a 2-point road underdog last season. Chicago, though, is just 5-7 both SU and ATS this season, while Dallas is 8-4 SU and 6-6 ATS.
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The Eagles are now a game up on the Cowboys in the NFC East standings at 9-3 both SU and ATS, but they’ll get a tough matchup this week as they’ve opened as slim 1.5-point home favorites against the Seattle Seahawks. The Seahawks are back in the hunt for the NFC West title after topping the Niners 19-3 as a 1-point underdog last week.
San Francisco is a 7-point road favorite on the Week 14 opening odds against Oakland, with New England (+3 at San Diego), St. Louis (+2 at Washington), the Giants (+1 at Tennessee), Indianapolis (+3 at Cleveland), and Houston (+4 at Jacksonville) also road favorites for this week.
Matchup Reports: Dallas vs. Chicago | Seattle vs. Philadelphia | Carolina vs. New Orleans
Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints, coming off an upset win over the Pittsburgh Steelers last week, have opened as 9-point home favorites against the Carolina Panthers for this week, with Denver also favored by nine points at home against Buffalo, and Detroit favored by 8.5 points at home against Tampa Bay.
The biggest opening spread of the week, however, is for the Monday Night Football matchup between the Falcons and the Packers at Lambeau Field – with Green Bay opening at -10.5 for the contest. The Bengals opened at -4 at home against the Steelers, with the Dolphins opening at -3 at home against the Ravens, and the Cardinals set as 1.5-point home favorites on the opening lines against the Chiefs.
Week 14 NFL Opening Betting Lines:
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4
Dallas at Chicago (+4.5), 8:25pm ET
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati (-4), 1:00pm ET
St. Louis at Washington (+2), 1:00pm ET
NY Giants at Tennessee (+1), 1:00pm ET
Carolina at New Orleans (-9), 1:00pm ET
NY Jets at Minnesota (-4.5), 1:00pm ET
Baltimore at Miami (-3), 1:00pm ET
Indianapolis at Cleveland (+3), 1:00pm ET
Tampa Bay at Detroit (-8.5), 1:00pm ET
Houston at Jacksonville (+4), 1:00pm ET
Buffalo at Denver (-9), 4:05pm ET
Kansas City at Arizona (-1.5), 4:05pm ET
Seattle at Philadelphia (-1.5), 4:25pm ET
San Francisco at Oakland (+7), 4:25pm ET
New England at San Diego (+3), 8:30pm ET
MONDAY, DECEMBER 8
Atlanta at Green Bay (-10.5), 8:30pm ET