A second game in London, England is on the board for Week 8 of the NFL schedule as the sizzling San Francisco 49ers take on the lowly Jacksonville Jaguars. Meanwhile, sharps and public are liking the Broncos to surge over the total once again.We talk to sportsbooks about the action coming in on the Sunday Night Football matchup and where oddsmakers see the line closing come kickoff:
San Francisco 49ers vs. Jacksonville Jaguars - Open: +16.5, Move: +16
The 49ers won and covered in their last game in London, England. The Niners prevailed 24-16 as 2-point faves versus the Denver Broncos back in 2010. The hot-49ers are much bigger favorites this time around.
"I've seen the line a little bit lower, but we haven't taken much on the dog," says Jimmy Vaccaro, a veteran Las Vegas oddsmaker with South Point. "There's been minimal action at best as this is certainly not the greatest matchup."
Vaccaro also stated that action was coming on the Under 40 for this matchup.
"We saw some of the Sharps take the Under right away," he said. "The games over there tend to be played on that field where who knows how many soccer games have been played leading up to the game."
Buffalo Bills at New Orleans Saints - Open: -13, Move: -11
Bills QB Thad Lewis played pretty well in leading his team to a victory over the Miami Dolphins. The victory halted a two-game losing skid for the Bills, but have covered the spread in their previous two.
"On Thursday we got a sharp play on the dog so moved to -11.5," says Mike Perry, an oddsmaker with Sportsbook.ag
. "Then earlier this morning moved again in the Bills favor to +11."
Dallas Cowboys at Detroit Lions - Open: -3, Move: -3.5, Move: -3
Tony Romo and Cowboys come in hot having won back-to-back games for the first time this season and have covered three straight and own an ATS record of 6-1.
"The first huge wave that came in was from people laying the -3 and the laying the moneyline as cheap as they could find it," says Vaccaro. "We then moved it to -3.5 and a light came on for the Dallas people and actually bet more then the people laying the -3. It's been at -3 since and we've taken some dribs and drabs on the Cowboys but nothing spectacular."
Washington Redskins at Denver Broncos - Open: 55.5, Move: 58.5
Bettors are loving the Over in Denver Broncos games this season and with good reason. The Broncos are averaging a blistering 42.6 points per game and own a league-best 7-0 O/U record.
"Sharps and public are all on the over once again," says an oddsmaker with BetDSI
. "We opened at 55.5 and are now at 58.5."Washington Redskins at Denver Broncos - Open: -13, Move: -11.5
After starting 3-0-1 ATS, the Broncos have cooled off and have failed to cover the spread in three straight. They are coming off their first SU loss of the season at Indy and action had come in on the Redskins.
"People took all the 13's they could get as soon as it went up there," Vaccaro said. "This could be a bet against the Broncos more than on the Redskins as Manning got a little dinged up and that defense has a lot of holes in it."
Cleveland Browns at Kansas City Chiefs - Open: -7, Move: -7.5
The Chiefs still own a spotless 7-0 SU record and are 5-2 ATS. On the flip side is the Cleveland Browns, who come in cold and have dropped their last two games by an average of 16 points.
"We opened the Chiefs -7 and we took enough to go to -7.5 but it has languished there for the past three of four days and hasn't moved one way or another," Vaccaro told Covers
. "There are some people that I respect that think the Browns are the way to go, but we'll have a landslide of parlay cards utilizing the Chiefs."
New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles - Open: -6, Move: -5.5
The G-Men are coming off a big week as they defeated an incredibly poor Minnesota Vikings team on a dreadful edition Monday Night Football and bettors have been snatching up the Giants at +6.
"Two teams that aren't performing well but money has been on the Giants," Vaccaro says. "I thought the -6 was a little high and was thinking -5 or -5.5. But, there's been a smidgen of money on the Giants, yet nothing to get exciting about."