2021 NFL Week 16 Lines and Movement

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2021 NFL Week 16 Lines and Movement

The board of top sportsbooks details line movement for every NFL game from the opening to current numbers and where money influences point spreads as the week progresses.

This board is updated daily. Check back throughout the week as we detail the point-spread movement, not just in the numbers but also in the game-by-game synopses. 

Here’s where the numbers are moving or staying for NFL Week 16, as of Friday night, Dec. 24:

NFL WEEK 16 GAMESOPENING FAV., DEC. 20DRAFTKINGSFANDUELBETMGMCAESARS
TNF: Titans 20, 49ers 17Titans -149ers -349ers -349ers -349ers -3
Browns at PackersPackers -7Packers -7.5Packers -7.5Packers -7Packers -7.5
Colts at CardinalsCardinals -5Cardinals -2.5Cardinals -2.5Cardinals -2.5Cardinals -2
Buccaneers at PanthersBuccaneers -11Buccaneers -9.5Buccaneers -10Buccaneers -10Buccaneers -9.5
Giants at EaglesEagles -9Eagles -10Eagles -10Eagles -10Eagles -10
Chargers at TexansChargers -10.5Chargers -10Chargers -10.5Chargers -10.5Chargers -10.5
Lions at FalconsFalcons -6.5Falcons -7Falcons -7Falcons -6.5Falcons -6.5
Ravens at BengalsBengals -2.5Bengals -4.5Bengals -4.5Bengals -4.5Bengals -4.5
Rams at VikingsRams -3.5Rams -3.5Rams -3.5Rams -3Rams -3.5
Jaguars at JetsJets -1.5Jets -1.5Jets -1.5Jets -1.5Jets -1.5
Bills at PatriotsPatriots -2.5Patriots -2Patriots -1.5Patriots -2Patriots -2
Bears at SeahawksSeahawks -7Seahawks -6.5Seahawks -6.5Seahawks -6.5Seahawks -6.5
Steelers at ChiefsChiefs -9.5Chiefs -8.5Chiefs -8.5Chiefs -8.5Chiefs -8.5
Broncos at RaidersPick ’emBroncos -1Broncos -1Pick ’emRaiders -1
SNF: Football Team at CowboysCowboys -9.5Cowboys -10Cowboys -10Cowboys -10Cowboys -10
MNF: Dolphins at SaintsSaints -3.5Dolphins -2.5Dolphins -3Dolphins -2.5Dolphins -2.5
Odds as of Friday night, Dec. 24. Updated once nightly

Browns at Packers

TUESDAY – The opening spread of seven points held.

WEDNESDAY – Packers backers took seven points at three books, moving those respective spreads to 7.5 points. Caesars held at seven.

THURSDAY – More money hit the Packers, but, Caesars moved to 7.5 while DraftKings dropped to seven points.

FRIDAY – The market-consensus was at 7.5 points, with Packers backers pushing the spread through a key number.

Buccaneers at Panthers

TUESDAY – Slight early action bumped the Panthers down from an 11-point underdog to 10.5 at DraftKings and BetMGM.

WEDNESDAY – More Panthers money came for the 10.5-point spread, making it a consensus 10 points.

THURSDAY – Buccaneers -10 across the board.

FRIDAY – DraftKings and Caesars took Panthers buyback at 10 points, dropping to 9.5.

Giants at Eagles

TUESDAY – Bettors hit the opening spread of nine points and took the Eagles, pushing the number to 10, and 10.5 at FanDuel.

WEDNESDAY – FanDuel and Caesars were at 9.5 points. DraftKings and BetMGM were at 10.

THURSDAY – Caesars was under the hook, at 9.5 points. All other books were at 10.

FRIDAY – Eagles -10 across the board.

Chargers at Texans

TUESDAY – Sportsbooks opened this spread just over a key number of 10 points and bettors responded by hitting the Texans enough to drive the number down to a low point of nine points at DraftKings. FanDuel and Caesars were at 9.5 points with BetMGM at 10.

WEDNESDAY – The market settled at 10 points across the board.

THURSDAY – Books were split at 10 and 10.5 points.

FRIDAY – DraftKings was the lone book at 10 points as all others were at 10.5, offering Texans buyback over a key number.

Lions at Falcons

TUESDAY – After opening at 6.5 points, the market was discrepant in a range of four, 5.5 and six points.

WEDNESDAY – The market split at 5.5 and six points as Falcons bettors picked off the low mark of four points.

THURSDAY – Books split at 5.5 and six points.

FRIDAY – Books again were split, this time at 6.5 and seven points that showed more Falcons support.

Ravens at Bengals

TUESDAY – Books held at the opener of 2.5 points in favor of the Bengals, just under a key number.

WEDNESDAY – The Bengals moved to three-point favorites at all books except DraftKings, which held at 2.5.

THURSDAY – DraftKings joined the market at three points in favor of the Bengals.

FRIDAY – Massive Bengals support moved the entire market up 1.5 points, to 4.5.

Vikings at Rams

TUESDAY – Early bettors hit “the hook” on Vikings +3.5, moving the market to a consensus three points.

WEDNESDAY – The spread dropped to 2.5 points at DraftKings after that book’s bettors took Vikings +3. All other books held at three points.

THURSDAY – Market split at 3.5 and three points.

FRIDAY – BetMGM was the lone book at three points. All others sat at 3.5 in favor of the Rams, which presents Vikings buyback above a key number.

Jaguars at Jets

TUESDAY – The market tabbed the J-E-T-S as 1.5-point home favorites and bettors agreed, moving Gang Green to 2.5 points, leaving meat on the bone under a key number of three.

WEDNESDAY – Bettors on both sides rocked the market. This game was either a pick ’em, Jaguars -1 or Jets -1 across the board.

THURSDAY – What a betting game. Jets -1 and Pick ’em was the board.

FRIDAY – Jets -1.5 was the market consensus.

Bills at Patriots

TUESDAY – Books installed the Patriots as 2.5-point home favorites, just under the first key number in football betting, and the market hadn’t budged off that mark.

WEDNESDAY – Not only did Patriots -2.5 not reach three points, half the books dropped to two points, signaling action on the Bills, even under a key number of three.

THURSDAY – Bills action splintered the market to 1.5, two and 2.5 points.

FRIDAY – FanDuel was the only book at Patriots -1.5, while the others were at two points.

Bears at Seahawks

TUESDAY – Early action was on the Bears as a seven-point road dog, dropping the spread to 6.5 at half the books.

WEDNESDAY – Caesars went to six points. All other books were at 6.5.

THURSDAY – Same as Wednesday, respectively.

FRIDAY – All books were at 6.5 points as Caesars joined at the mark.

Steelers at Chiefs

TUESDAY – From opening Chiefs -9.5, the market splintered. Books spread across seven, 7.5, 9.5 and 10 points. Take your pick.

WEDNESDAY – DraftKings and FanDuel were at 7.5 points. BetMGM: 9.5 points. Caesars: 10.

THURSDAY – Three books were at 8.5 points, except Caesars: 10 points.

FRIDAY – The market settled at 8.5 points.

Broncos at Raiders

TUESDAY – Books opened at a “pick ’em.” The market moved toward the Raiders, albeit shortly, as a one- and 1.5-point favorite. Flip a coin right now.

WEDNESDAY – Raiders -1.5 points was erased across the board. DraftKings and Caesars dropped to Raiders -1. BetMGM went to a “pick ’em” and FanDuel flipped to orange and blue as a one-point favorite.

THURSDAY – Caesars was the lone book supporting the Rrrraiders (Chris Berman voice), at -1. BetMGM was a pick ’em. DraftKings and FanDuel listed Broncos -1.

FRIDAY – DraftKings and FanDuel favored the Broncos by a point. BetMGM again was a pick ’em and Caesars listed Raiders -1.

Football Team at Cowboys

TUESDAY – The Cowboys opened as one of the biggest favorites on the Week 16 slate and, according to bettors, weren’t big enough. As a 9.5-point favorite, just under a key number, they were bet up to 10.5 points across the board.

WEDNESDAY – Caesars took more Cowboys action, going to 11 points as the three other books held at 10.5.

THURSDAY – Dem Boys were -10.5 everywhere except FanDuel at 10 points.

FRIDAY – Buyback hit the Football Team at +10.5 points, which erased “the hook” and made 10 points the market consensus.

Dolphins at Saints

TUESDAY – Books gave the early edge to potential Dolphins backers at an opening number of 3.5 points. Sure enough, ‘Fins bettors came through, driving this spread down to a market-consensus three points as Dolphins bettors grabbed “the hook,” rendering the spread to a stagnant three points.

WEDNESDAY – The market stayed at three points across all four above-listed sportsbooks.

THURSDAY – How the turntables. Saints QB Taysom Hill was out with the ‘Rona, moving the market to Dolphins -1.5, two and upward of three points.

FRIDAY – FanDuel ticked up to three points in favor of the Dolphins. All other books were at 2.5.

Thursday’s result: Titans 20, 49ers 17

TUESDAY – Bettors have been hot on the Niners in recent weeks and again flipped them from a short-dog to, this time, a 3.5-point favorite.

WEDNESDAY – Buyback hit the Titans +3.5 at all books except FanDuel, which still had the hook.

THURSDAY – Books closed at three points. The Titans trailed 10-0 at recess and won outright, 20-17, as a three-point dog.

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Mario Sanelli writes about sports betting for BeerLife Sports. He previously was the editorial assistant and a general-assignment reporter at The Denver Post for five years after serving as chief editor of The Metropolitan at MSU Denver. Mario was a NFL and college football insider with Mile High Sports for six years.