2021 NFL Week 17 Lines and Movement

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2021 NFL Week 17 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 17, as of Saturday, Jan. 1:

NFL WEEK 17 GAMESOPENING FAV., DEC. 27DRAFTKINGSFANDUELBETMGMCAESARS
Raiders at ColtsColts -7.5Colts -8Colts -8Colts -8.5Colts -8
Giants at BearsBears -4Bears -6.5Bears -6Bears -6.5Bears -6
Buccaneers at JetsBuccaneers -11Buccaneers -13.5Buccaneers -13Buccaneers -13.5Buccaneers -13.5
Falcons at BillsBills -13.5Bills -15Bills -14.5Bills -14.5Bills -14.5
Cardinals at CowboysCowboys -2.5Cowboys -7Cowboys -6.5Cowboys -6.5Cowboys -6.5
Panthers at SaintsSaints -7Saints -6.5Saints -6.5Saints -6.5Saints -6.5
Eagles at Football TeamEagles -2.5Eagles -4.5Eagles -4.5Eagles -4.5Eagles -5
Chiefs at Bengals Chiefs -4Chiefs -4Chiefs -4Chiefs -3.5Chiefs -4
Jaguars at PatriotsPatriots -15.5Patriots -16Patriots -16.5Patriots -16.5Patriots -16.5
Dolphins at TitansTitans -3.5Titans -2.5Titans -3Titans -3Titans -3
Broncos at ChargersChargers -6Chargers -7.5Chargers -7.5Chargers -7.5Chargers -8
Texans at 49ers49ers -1549ers -1349ers -12.549ers -12.549ers -12.5
Lions at SeahawksSeahawks -9.5Seahawks -7.5Seahawks -7.5Seahawks -7.5Seahawks -7.5
Rams at RavensRams -2.5Rams -6Rams -6Rams -6.5Rams -6
SNF: Vikings at PackersPackers -7Packers -13Packers -13.5Packers -12.5Packers -13
MNF: Browns at SteelersSteelers -1.5Browns -3.5Browns -3.5Browns -3.5Browns -3.5
Odds as of Saturday, Jan. 1. Odds updated once daily

Raiders at Colts

MONDAY – Spreads held at the opening number across the four sportsbooks.

TUESDAY – The market fluctuated down to seven and 6.5 points except at DraftKings, which held at 7.5.

WEDNESDAY – Caesars was the lone book listing seven points.

THURSDAY – The rest of the market joined Caesars at seven points.

FRIDAY – All books were at seven points.

SATURDAY – Bettors moved the Colts to an eight-point favorite. BetMGM was highest at 8.5.

Giants at Bears

MONDAY – Early bettors backed the Bears -4 that moved spreads to six points, and 6.5 at DraftKings.

TUESDAY – Respective spreads held.

WEDNESDAY – All books were at six points.

THURSDAY – DraftKings and FanDuel fell off six points to 5.5 after taking Giants action. BetMGM and Caesars held at six.

FRIDAY – FanDuel and Caesars were at six points. BetMGM was at 5.5 and DraftKings was lowest at five points.

SATURDAY – DraftKings and BetMGM took Bears money as both books moved to 6.5 points. FanDuel and Caesars remained at six.

Buccaneers at Jets

MONDAY – The Bucs moved from an 11-point favorite to upward of 13.5, just under a key number.

TUESDAY – All books were at 13.5 points except DraftKings, which went down to 12.5.

WEDNESDAY – FanDuel dropped to 13 points, DraftKings held at 12.5 and the two others were at 13.5 points.

THURSDAY – FanDuel was the lone book at 13 points. DraftKings moved to 13.5, in line with BetMGM and Caesars.

FRIDAY – Books were split at 13 (DraftKings and FanDuel) and 13.5 points (BetMGM and Caesars).

SATURDAY – FanDuel was the lone book at 13 points as DraftKings joined others at 13.5.

Falcons at Bills

MONDAY – Books opend this spread just under a key number, at 13.5 points, and early bettors hit the favored Bills to win by two touchdowns, moving the mark to 14.5 points at most books.

TUESDAY – Spreads held with DraftKings at 14 points and the rest of the market at 14.5.

WEDNESDAY – Same respective spreads as Tuesday.

THURSDAY – No backing came for the Falcons +14.5, just over a key number. Respective spreads held again with DraftKings at 14 points and the other three books at 14.5.

FRIDAY – Another day, another repeat. DraftKings remained at 14 points as all other books were at 14.5.

SATURDAY – DraftKings went up to 15 points while all other books remained at 14.5.

Cardinals at Cowboys

MONDAY – The Cowboys opened just under a key number as a 2.5-point favorite. Early bettors hit the Cowboys and then some, moving the spread to 5.5 points.

TUESDAY – DraftKings and FanDuel dropped to five points after taking Cardinals action. The other two books held at 5.5.

WEDNESDAY – All books were at 5.5 points.

THURSDAY – DraftKings went up to 6.5 points and all other books moved to six.

FRIDAY – Same respective spreads as Thursday.

SATURDAY – All books moved more in the Cowboys’ favor with DraftKings going to seven points and the three others at 6.5.

Panthers at Saints

MONDAY – Books put the spread right on a key number of seven points and early bettors backed the favored Saints at that mark.

TUESDAY – DraftKings and FanDuel took Panthers action over a key number and dropped to 6.5 points. BetMGM was at seven and Caesars was at 7.5 points.

WEDNESDAY – FanDuel inched back up to seven points, joining BetMGM. DraftKings held at 6.5 and Caesars at 7.5 points.

THURSDAY – The market stabilized at 6.5 points, showing Panthers backers hitting spreads on and over a key number of seven.

FRIDAY – No Saints buyback came at 6.5 points as all books remained at that mark.

SATURDAY – Same as Friday. All books were at 6.5 points.

Eagles at Football Team

MONDAY – The Eagles opened as a 2.5-point favorite and again early bettors backed the favorite, moving the spread to 3.5 or four points.

TUESDAY – The market was a consensus 3.5 points.

WEDNESDAY – No Football Team buyback just over a key number hit any books, keeping the spread at 3.5 points across the board.

THURSDAY – Across the board, spreads remained at 3.5 points.

FRIDAY – All books moved to 4.5 points after taking Eagles action at 3.5, just over a key number.

SATURDAY – Caesars took more action on the Eagles and moved to five points while all other books held at 4.5.

Chiefs at Bengals

MONDAY – The Chiefs moved to a 5.5-point favorite after opening at -4.

TUESDAY – The Chiefs were favored in a range of 4.5, five and 5.5 points.

WEDNESDAY – DraftKings was at five points, FanDuel and BetMGM listed 5.5 and Caesars was lowest at 4.5 points.

THURSDAY – This spread remained somewhat splintered at four, 4.5 and five points.

FRIDAY – Five points was erased. DraftKings was at four points with the other three books at 4.5.

SATURDAY – Bengals money moved the market to four points with BetMGM dipping to 3.5.

Jaguars at Patriots

MONDAY – The biggest opening spread on the board at 15.5 points, it held at that mark across the sportsbooks.

TUESDAY – Slight action on the Jags hit BetMGM and Caesars, moving the spreads down to 14.5 and 15 points, respectively.

WEDNESDAY – The market varied slightly. DraftKings and Caesars were at 15 points, FanDuel was 15.5 and BetMGM was 14.5.

THURSDAY – Again slight variances, but all in favor of the Patriots. DraftKings and Caesars moved to 16 points. FanDuel was highest at 16.5 and BetMGM had its spread at 15.5 points, collectively showing that the respective books all moved one point in favor of the Pats.

FRIDAY – Respective spreads held at the same numbers as Thursday.

SATURDAY – The Patriots moved to -16.5 everywhere except DraftKings, which was at 16 points.

Dolphins at Titans

MONDAY – The spread either held at the opener of 3.5 points or dropped to three, signaling slight early action on the Dolphins.

TUESDAY – DraftKings was at three points as all other books were at 3.5.

WEDNESDAY – DraftKings joined the rest of the books at 3.5 points.

THURSDAY – BetMGM dropped to three points as the only book that fell off 3.5.

FRIDAY – Same respective spreads as Thursday.

SATURDAY – Dolphins backers hit the books, moving spreads to three points and a low mark of 2.5 at DraftKings.

Broncos at Chargers

MONDAY – Bettors hit the Broncos +6, dropping the spread to a market-consensus 5.5 points.

TUESDAY – DraftKings was the lone book to fall off 5.5 points with more Broncos action driving the spread to five.

WEDNESDAY – Chargers backers hit every book, driving the FanDuel spread to six points and all other books to 6.5.

THURSDAY – Respective spreads held, with FanDuel at six points and the rest of the market at 6.5.

FRIDAY – More money hit the Chargers across the board, moving the market to a consensus 7.5 points.

SATURDAY – Caesars was the lone book to tick up to eight points. The rest of the market held at 7.5.

Texans at 49ers

MONDAY – This spread was in a range of 13, 13.5 and a high of 15.5 points at BetMGM for the Niners.

TUESDAY – DraftKings was at 13 points while all other books were at 12.5.

WEDNESDAY – Respective Tuesday spreads held at those marks.

THURSDAY – DraftKings was at 12 points. The other three books were at 12.5, showing DK moved down a point while the rest of the market stayed put.

FRIDAY – Same respective spreads as Thursday.

SATURDAY – DraftKings moved to 13 points while all other books were at 12.5.

Lions at Seahawks

MONDAY – Books opened just under a key number of 10 points, enticing action on the favored Seahawks. Instead, bettors hit the Lions and pushed most spreads through another key number of seven points, down to 6.5.

TUESDAY – Seahawks backers hit the market at 6.5 points, moving the board to a consensus seven.

WEDNESDAY – All books remained at seven points.

THURSDAY – Same as Wednesday.

FRIDAY – Market-moving money came on the Seahawks as all books went to 7.5 points, just over a key number.

SATURDAY – All books remained at 7.5 points.

Rams at Ravens

MONDAY – Early bettors backed the Rams -2.5 to move the spread through a key number of three points.

TUESDAY – The market was a consensus 3.5 points.

WEDNESDAY – Same as Tuesday.

THURSDAY – All books moved to 4.5 points with more Rams backing hitting the previous spread of 3.5 points.

FRIDAY – The market split at five and 5.5 points with some books taking more money on the Rams than the other two.

SATURDAY – BetMGM moved to 6.5 points and all other books went to six, showing more Rams support across the board.

SNF: Vikings at Packers

MONDAY – Early action hit the road underdog at seven points, dropping spreads to 6.5.

TUESDAY – The market held at 6.5 points, with no Packers buyback under a touchdown at any books.

WEDNESDAY – Same as Tuesday.

THURSDAY – Packers backers hit the boards, moving all books except DraftKings (6.5) to seven points.

FRIDAY – The Packers were favored by 13 and 13.5 points after Vikings QB Kirk Cousins was placed on the COVID-19 list, making him inactive for Sunday night’s divisional game.

SATURDAY – A day after the Cousins’ news that rocked this spread came some Vikings buyback. BetMGM was the lowest spread at 12.5 points.

MNF: Browns at Steelers

MONDAY – The market flipped from Steelers -1.5 points at the opener to Browns -3.

TUESDAY – DraftKings was the lone book to tick over three points.

WEDNESDAY – Same as Tuesday with DraftKings at 3.5 points and the rest at three.

THURSDAY – Browns money hit all books except Caesars (-3).

FRIDAY – Caesars remained at three points with all other books at 3.5.

SATURDAY – Caesars joined its sportsbook counterparts at 3.5 points.

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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.

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