NFL Opening Lines: Wild Card Weekend

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The Dallas Cowboys opened as touchdown-favorites for their Wild Card Weekend matchup with the Detroit Lions at AT&T Stadium late on Sunday afternoon, and that line is already on the move at the online sportsbooks.

Tony Romo and company were up to 8.5-point favorites for that matchup as of Monday night, likely thanks in part to the news that Lions defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh was handed a one-game suspension that would keep him out against Dallas barring a successful appeal this week.

[ See the updated Wild Card Weekend odds right now on the OddsShark NFL Odds page ]

The other Wild Card Weekend matchup for Sunday has the Indianapolis Colts hosting the Cincinnati Bengals, with the Colts opening as 6-point favorites for the game but down to 4-point favorites in early betting. Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green is considered questionable for the game as he works through the league’s concussion protocol this week.

Running back Le’Veon Bell (hyperextended knee) is also considered questionable for this week as his Pittsburgh Steelers host the Baltimore Ravens in a Wild Card Weekend betting matchup on Saturday night. That game opened as a pick’em at the sportsbooks, but the Steelers had moved to 3-point favorites in early betting.

Matchups: Baltimore vs. Pitt | Cincinnati vs. Indy | Arizona vs. Carolina | Detroit vs. Dallas

Finally, the Carolina Panthers and the Arizona Cardinals will open up Wild Card Weekend on Saturday afternoon at Bank of America Stadium, with Cam Newton and company starting out as 4-point favorites for the contest but getting bet up to 7-point favorites as of Monday night.

Wild Card Weekend NFL Opening Betting Lines:

SATURDAY, JANUARY 3
Arizona at Carolina (-4), 4:20pm ET
Baltimore at Pittsburgh (pick’em), 8:15pm ET

SUNDAY, JANUARY 4
Cincinnati at Indianapolis (-6), 1:05pm ET
Detroit at Dallas (-7), 4:40pm ET

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