Week 13's odds are on the move with action forcing sportsbooks to adjust their numbers before the big weekend. We talked to Aron Black of bet365.com about the biggest mid-week line moves and where those odds could end up come Sunday.
Arizona Cardinals at Philadelphia Eagles - Open: -3.5, Move: -3
The Eagles opened this game favored to win by a 3.5 against the seven win team no one is talking about, the Arizona Cardinals. Bettors have been backing the Red Birds, who are on a four-game winning streak and have covered the spread three times in that span.
"It's a tough game to call, but the action has been liking the Cards plus the points, forcing the move to flat 3," Black told Covers. "This line may sway a bit with juice on the plus or -3, but the number should hold."
Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs - Open: +4, Move: +4.5
Two weeks ago the Chiefs were the NFL's lone unbeaten team and leading the AFC West, but after suffering back-to-back division losses to the Broncos and Chargers, fans and bettors alike are beginning to think the Chiefs have shown thier true colors. And Black says the action is all over the Broncos at about a 3-to-1 clip.
"The line was always going to favor Denver, but injuries to star defensive ends Justin Houston and Tamba Hali make the Broncos bigger faves," said Black. "Hali is still available for Sundays game, but injury news will sway this line either to Denver or Kansas City as kickoff nears."
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Carolina Panthers - Open: -8, Move: -7
The Panthers have won seven straight games and are looking more and more like a team that will be a legitimate threat in the NFC playoffs and it has caused bettors and sportsbook to take notice. A strong opener and Darelle Revis likely to play, this week has action on the visiting Bucs, who are on a three game winning streak of their own.
"I expect this one to go back to the Panthers, to at least a juiced seven, but injury upgrades and downgrades will have a lot to say where this line ends up," said Black. "The action is starting to come back on the flat -7 for Carolina."