NFL Week 2 opening line report – Books adjust after season’s first Sunday

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With the first Sunday of the 2014 NFL season in the books, here are opening Week 2 point spreads posted at the Westgate LV SuperBook.  The numbers hung at other Las Vegas bet shops are also noted.

You can check updated lines on our live odds board.

Thursday, September 11

Steelers vs. Ravens (-3 even)
We’ve often called this matchup the easiest in the NFL for oddsmakers to post a number on – provided the QBs are healthy, simply make the home team the 3-point favorite (although the line is down to -2.5 at CG Technologies).  Neither team was particularly impressive on Sunday, although Pittsburgh at least came out with a win.

Sunday, September 14

Lions at Panthers (-3)
This number marks a slight adjustment from the 2.5 the SuperBook posted last week. On Sunday, Derek Anderson filled in admirably for the injured Cam Newton in the Panthers’ 20-14 win as a 4.5-point dog at Tampa Bay.

Dolphins at Bills (-1)
These AFC East rivals both sit at 1-0 after significant upsets on Sunday, Miami 33-20 over the Patriots, and Buffalo 23-20 in OT at Chicago.  The Bills swept the Dolphins last season – they were a 1-point favorite at home in December and won 19-0.  The Wynn opened Buffalo -1.5.

Jaguars at Redskins (-6)
Washington was listless in a loss at Houston on Sunday, while Jacksonville let a lead slip away in Philly and couldn’t even hold on for the cover as a double-digit dog.

Cowboys at Titans (-3.5)
Bettors who like backing Dallas as an underdog can take another crack at it next week. These gamblers had to tear up their tickets following the Cowboys’ loss at home to San Francisco, low-lighted by Tony Romo’s three picks.  The Wynn offers Tennessee -3 (-120).

Cardinals at Giants (-2.5)
Both teams open their season on Monday night.  At CG, New York is -2 for next week’s home opener vs. Arizona.

Patriots (-3.5) at Vikings
A bit of early role reversal here, with New England 0-1 and Minnesota 1-0 after the first Sunday of the season.  The Pats were posted as the 6-point favorite over the Vikes when the SuperBook hung Week 2 numbers last week. The Wynn opened New England -4 Sunday night.

Saints (-6) at Browns
New Orleans, losers by a field goal in Atlanta, were at -6.5 at the Wynn and CG on Sunday night.

Falcons at Bengals (-5.5)
The Bengals, winners in Baltimore on Sunday, were a perfect 8-0 SU and ATS last regular season.  That streak ended with a 27-10 loss to the Chargers in the playoffs.  CG was flashing Cincy -4.5 Sunday night.

Rams at Bucs (-3.5)
Both squads dropped their home openers on Sunday. St. Louis came up empty against the Vikings, and Tampa’s comeback attempt fell short against the Panthers.  The Wynn and CG were dealing Tampa -4 Sunday night.

Seahawks (-4.5) at Chargers
Seattle took immediate action at this price and was adjusted to -5 at the SuperBook.  The line ranged from -4.5 at CG to -6 at the Wynn Sunday night.

Texans (-2.5) at Raiders
Houston is one win away from equaling last season’s win total and faces a rookie QB-led Oakland club that lost 19-14 at the Jets, but covered as 6.5-point dogs, in Week 1.

Jets at Packers (-8.5)
Watch for this line to rise; CG posted Green Bay -10 (even).

Chiefs at Broncos (-12.5)
Denver was just -10.5 when the SuperBook posted early Week 2 numbers last week.  That was before bookmakers saw Kansas City fall flat at home against the Titans on Sunday.

Bears at 49ers (-6)
The SuperBook is dealing a comparatively favorable number on San Fran here, as CG and the Stratosphere opened the Niners -7.

Monday, September 15

Eagles at Colts (-3 even)
Philly backers on Sunday should obviously consider themselves fortunate, as a defensive touchdown took the Eagles from a push to a cover against Jacksonville.

Written by: By: Marcus DiNitto

Read more: http://linemakers.sportingnews.com/nfl/2014-09-07/nfl-week-2-lines-point-spreads-odds-vegas-bears-vs-49ers-eagles-colts

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