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Ten NFL marquee matchups and odds every football fan must bet

Las Vegas sports book CG Technologies, formerly known as Cantor Gaming, made a big splash in the NFL betting market last Friday night with their release of pointspreads for every NFL game from Week 1 through Week 16.

Here, we take a look at 10 marquee matchups that, based on our numbers, currently offer good value.

Check out the full list of CG Technologies' odds for NFL Weeks 1 through 16 here.


No. 10

Week 12: Kansas City Chiefs (-4) at Oakland Raiders

The Chiefs play host to the hard-hitting defending champion Seattle Seahawks four days before traveling approximately 1,500 miles for a primetime Thursday night divisional showdown against the Oakland Raiders. The Oakland quarterback situation is worth monitoring here, as rookie Derek Carr could be under center for the Silver & Black in Week 12. Still, I like the idea of backing a 4-point home dog in a Thursday night rivalry game.

No. 9

Week  11: Denver Broncos (-4.5) at St. Louis Rams

This is an excellent situational spot for the Rams.Denver will host San Francisco and San Diego in back-to-back weeks before back-to-back road contests against New England and divisional-rival Oakland. And when all that’s said and done, Peyton Manning & Co. will hit the road once again for a non-conference showdown against a Rams team playing its first home game in four weeks. We should get a big effort from St. Louis in this one.

No. 8

Week 4: Carolina Panthers at Baltimore Ravens (-1)

Since the hiring of head coach John Harbaugh in 2008, the Ravens have gone 39-9 SU at home during the regular season. Expect a big-time performance from Baltimore wide receiver Steve Smith, who gets the opportunity to stick it to his former club for unceremoniously dumping him during the offseason.

No. 7

Week 8: Green Bay Packers at New Orleans Saints (-2.5)

While there’s still plenty of work to be completed, I currently have the Packers and Saints power ranked at the same number. So I really like the idea of laying less than a field goal here on a team that has gone 20-4 (.833) SU and 19-4-1 (.826) ATS at home during the regular season over the last three years. This showdown is currently scheduled as the Sunday night game and we all know how difficult it can be for visiting teams to communicate in the Superdome during primetime matchups.

No. 6

Week 14: Seattle Seahawks (-1) at Philadelphia Eagles

Another situational play. The Seahawks hit the road on Thanksgiving in Week 13 to challenge hated divisional rival San Francisco just two weeks before the rematch with Jim Harbaugh and Colin Kaepernick at CenturyLink Field in Seattle in Week 15. Wedged between those two title fights sits a cross-country road trip to Philadelphia for a matchup with Chip Kelly’s high-flying home dog Eagles. We’re anticipating some line movement in Philly’s direction between now and kickoff.

No. 5

Week 10: San Francisco 49ers at New Orleans Saints (-1.5)

As mentioned above, the Saints are a rock solid 19-4-1 ATS at home during the regular season since 2011. Combine that with the fact that New Orleans is laying less than a field goal and will enter this matchup on 10 days rest and you’ve got another situation where I’ll be riding with Drew Brees and the “Who Dats”.

No. 4

Week 3: Denver Broncos at Seattle Seahawks (-3.5)

A rematch of Super Bowl XLVIII that saw the Seahawks decimate the Broncos by a score of 43-8. It’s interesting to see Seattle laying less than four points in a home game. Take note that since 2012, the Seahawks have gone 17-1 SU and 13-5 ATS at CenturyLink Field, with an average margin of victory of 17.17 points per game.

No. 3

Week 3: Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles (-4.5)

The Eagles open the season with non-conference matchups versus Jacksonville and at Indianapolis, so this will be the first big game circled on the calendar thanks to A. The fact that it’s a divisional showdown and B. The first run-in with former Pro Bowl wide receiver DeSean Jackson. Philly will be looking to make a statement in this one.

No. 2

Week 13: New England Patriots at Green Bay Packers (-3.5)

This is the first-ever meeting between Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady as starting quarterbacks. 

No. 1

Week 15: San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks (-3.5)

Because it’s the best rivalry in football. Because the Seahawks are once again laying less than four points at home. And because Seattle is 5-0 ATS over its last five meetings with the 49ers.

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Posted by casper14
4 months ago

interesting hypothesis
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Posted by hvacdawg
6 months ago

lines are off a few points. i see the week 15 line as SEA.-6. just one example.
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Posted by hvacdawg
6 months ago

"lines are off a few points. i see the week 15 line as SEA.-6. just one example."