Scanning the NFL odds for Week 4
- Updated: September 24, 2012
Week 3 in the NFL proved once again that anything can happen in the NFL from week-to-week. Any team can win and there is always bound to be a surprise. With that in mind it is important to take a look at the opening line in the NFL every week to find any value that is presented with the opening number.
Although the Monday night football game between the Green Bay Packers and the Seattle Seahawks is playing tonight, the time to scan the nfl odds for value is now.
At first glance the most obvious line that stands out is the game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Bengals are fresh off a road victory as a 3.5 point underdog to Robert Griffin and the Washington Redskins. Now they travel to lowly Jacksonville to battle Maurice Jones-Drew and the Jaguars. The season is still young so it may be hard to see what this Jacksonville team is made of, but it is quite interesting to see that the Bengals are just one point favorites. If you think the Bengals are worth a wager, the time is now as the line will only go up during the week.
Another game that jumps off the schedule is the game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Carolina Panthers. The Falcons are quickly becoming one of the best teams in the NFL as they have yet to lose a game on the season and Matt Ryan looks good leading the pass-happy offense installed this year.
Cam Newton and the Panthers struggled in the last game against the New York Giants, but they come into this game with extra rest after playing on Thursday night. Due to the Falcon’s success, the line opened up at (-9) as the birds are a two-score favorite. At first glance it would seem like this line is inflated due to the quick start by the Falcons and if there is any early value it is on the Panthers.
These are just a few of the games that looked good at first glance, but make sure to look at the odds as soon as they are released to see if any games stand out.