NFL Week 16 Opening Odds

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(The Spread) – Oddsmakers have released the opening point spreads for all of the NFL games in a very crucial Week 16 for some teams.

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The action kicks off on Saturday night when 2011 playoff teams the Atlanta Falcons and Detroit Lions clash at 8:30PM ET. Coming off their 34-0 trouncing of the New York Giants in Week 15, oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv have installed the Falcons as a 3-point road favorite this Sunday. The total for the game is currently sitting at 51.5.

The biggest game in the AFC North will take place in Pittsburgh where the Steelers opened as a 5-point favorite over the Bengals, who are coming off a road victory versus the Eagles last Thursday. With a win Cincinnati will not only keep its playoff hopes alive, but it would kill Pittsburgh’s postseason hopes as well. On the other side, the Steelers need a victory to keep pace in the division and wild card hunt, as well as hold the tiebreaker versus the Bengals. The spread has already been bet down to 4.5.

Three teams are tied atop the NFC East standings at 8-6. If the playoffs were to start tomorrow, the Redskins would be division champs while the Giants would own the sixth seed in the NFC and the Cowboys would be on the outside looking in. But with two weeks left to play, there’s a lot to be decided yet in the division. The Cowboys opened as a 2.5-point favorite versus the Saints in Week 16, while the Redskins are 4-point road favorites versus the Eagles. The Giants, meanwhile, are 1-point favorites versus the Ravens after opening as a 2-point underdog.

The Bears and Vikings are on the outside looking in when it comes to the NFC playoff picture. Chicago will visit Arizona as a 6-point favorite this Sunday while Minnesota is a 7-point road underdog in Houston. Both the Bears and Vikings are sitting at 8-6 after Chicago lost to Green Bay at home and Minnesota beat St. Louis on the road in Week 15.

For a complete list of opening odds for all of this week’s action, see below.

NFL Week 16 Opening Odds

101 Atlanta Falcons –3 (51.5)

102 Detroit Lions +3

103 Tennessee Titans +10.5 (47)

104 Green Bay Packers –10.5

105 Oakland Raiders +8 (46)

106 Carolina Panthers –8

107 Buffalo Bills +4.5 (43)

108 Miami Dolphins –4.5

109 Cincinnati Bengals +5 (45)

110 Pittsburgh Steelers –5

111 New England Patriots –14 (49.5)

112 Jacksonville Jaguars +14

113 Indianapolis Colts –7 (42.5)

114 Kansas City Chiefs +7

115 New Orleans Saints +2.5 (51)

116 Dallas Cowboys –2.5

117 Washington Redskins –4 (44.5)

118 Philadelphia Eagles +4

119 St. Louis Rams +3 (43.5)

120 Tampa Bay Buccaneers –3

121 New York Giants +2 (47.5)

122 Baltimore Ravens –2

123 Minnesota Vikings +7.5 (45)

124 Houston Texans –7.5

125 Cleveland Browns +10 (45)

126 Denver Broncos –10

127 Chicago Bears –6 (37.5)

128 Arizona Cardinals +6

129 San Francisco 49ers +1 (40.5)

130 Seattle Seahawks –1

131 San Diego Chargers +3 (42)

132 New York Jets –3

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