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Line moves: Opened Patriots minuts-4.5, currently minus-5.5
Books says: "This was not a hard number to make. Before the blowout happened on Monday night it would have been three. That is actually what people had posted in the pre-weekend lines. After the blowout some wiseguys jumped on the three knowing it would go sky high. It still might go higher. All people want to bet are the Patriots and the over."
The Falcons’ running game is ranked 28th in the NFL, averaging 86.9 yards per game - 68.4 over the past five contests. Michael Turner and Jacquizz Rodgers combined for a season-low 35 yards on 11 attempts in last week's 30-20 loss at Carolina. The Giants boast a defense that is second in the league in forcing turnovers (34) and interceptions (20). New York steamrolled the Saints 52-27 last week and has won four straight over Atlanta. The Giants are the only NFC team Matt Ryan has yet to beat. The under is 4-0 in Atlanta's last four games.
Line moves: Opened Seahawks minus-5.5, currently Seahawks minus-5.5/6
Books says: "This was a minimum of four. But after the Bills gave up the game in the last play last week, and just reading about them and how much the players and fans hate that this game was taken from Buffalo and put in Toronto changes things, in favor of Seattle. There might be more Seattle fans in the building than Buffalo. The Bills season is just about done. This will be a decent-sized game because it's a late game."
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints (-4, 54)
The Buccaneers will look to snap a three-game losing skid and keep their faint postseason aspirations alive when they visit the New Orleans Saints. Tampa Bay saw an 11-point fourth-quarter lead evaporate in short order before dropping a 23-21 decision to reeling Philadelphia last week. Tampa Bay also squandered a double-digit lead en route to dropping a 35-28 decision to New Orleans on Oct. 21. Drew Brees tossed four touchdowns in that contest, but has thrown seven interceptions over the last two games. New Orleans' defense is yielding a league-worst 436.9 yards per game - nearly 43 yards more than 31st-ranked Jacksonville. The Bucs are 5-1-1 ATS in their last seven games overall and have played over the total in their last four road contests.
Line moves: Opened Broncos minus-2.5, currently Broncos minus-3
Vaccaro says: "You can see what Manning has done for this team. We write more tickets on the Broncos than any team right now. He has swayed everyone. The recreational guy loves him and they are coming in more on him each week. They are going to the east coast against a Ravens team that is fighting for it. But you know the bulk of the parlays will be on Manning. In fact, parlay money is 3-1 on Denver already."
The Vikings ended a two-game skid and breathed life into their playoff hopes with a 21-14 home win over Chicago last Sunday. Running back Adrian Peterson carried the ball a career-high 31 times for 154 yards in the win and is averaging more yards per rushing attempt (6.04) than QB Christian Ponder averages per pass attempt (5.99). The Rams have remained in playoff contention by winning three in a row. St. Louis has not allowed an opposing running back to gain more than 65 yards in four straight games. They held Buffalo's sixth-ranked rushing attack to 61 yards - 80 below its season average - in a 15-12 road win last Sunday. The Rams are 6-1 ATS in their last seven games against opponents with winning records.