NFL line moves: Saturday's wild card games

Jan 4, 2013 |
The NFL Wild Card weekend odds have been up since late Sunday and books have been busy taking bets and making adjustments on the postseason matchups. We chat with Aron Black of and get an update on the NFL betting patterns heading into Saturday.

Cincinnati Bengals at Houston Texans – Open: -5, Move: -4.5

Bet365 is getting interest in the Bengals straight up from bettors and expects the Texans to be a popular moneyline parlay bet down the stretch.

“I think more people will look at Houston as the team they were before the limp to the end of the season,” Black told Covers.

The Texans are seeing more action on the spread the last few days and that trend is expected to continue through Saturday.

Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers – Open: -8, Move: -7.5

The Vikings were getting heavy attention from bettors throughout the week, but now the action has leveled out on both teams for the spread. Green Bay is drawing heavy action on the moneyline, but books are paying close attention to the weather forecast tomorrow night and will be adjusting totals accordingly.

“The move down to Green Bay -7.5 is not big off -8, but it will coincide with the total drop if the weather forecast calls for freezing rain,” says Black. “That move may not come until much closer to kick off.”

The total currently sits at 46, and forecasts are calling for temperatures in the low-20s with a slight chance of freezing rain at Lambeau Field on Saturday night.

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