How much has the AFC Title line moved?
Of the two games on Championship Sunday in the NFL, the Patriots-Broncos matchup has seen the most line movement by far. Here's a quick recap.
While some online books opened New England at -3.5 or even -4, the majority of online and Vegas sports books listed the Patriots at -3. The number has not gotten below a field goal, but it has moved plenty throughout the course of the week.
Some online books started to move the line to 3.5 by Tuesday but it took until around late Thursday and early Friday for Vegas books to finally move off a field goal and shift towards New England -3.5. The sports books in Vegas have been reluctant to make the Broncos a 4-point favorite and seeing where the line is now, it's unlikely that the number will go any higher than 3.5 in Sin City.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Patriots are back down to -3. At the MGM Mirage, Westgate Superbook and Wynn LV in Vegas, New England is also listed as -3. The juice varies at these sports books, but it's nevertheless interesting to note that the line in the AFC title game is trending back down to the original number of 3.