10 Biggest NFL Betting Spreads Of 2016Josh Bailey
The Las Vegas NFL oddsmakers have already come out with betting spreads for every regular season NFL game. Some of the spreads are absolutely massive. Here are the 10 biggest opening spreads of the season and if you should put your hard earned betting bucks on either side. Click here for more NFL ATS analysis. Happy Hunting!
Which Of 10 Biggest NFL Spreads Of 2016 Should You Bet?
- Week 3 – San Francisco 49’ers at Seattle Seahawks (-14)
Although giving up 2 touchdowns is a lot, I’m not sure that the Seahawks don’t win by 3 touchdowns versus San Francisco on Citi Field. Seattle has to figure out a way to fix their offensive line. If they do, they’ll destroy the spread in this. If not, SF will have a shot to cover.
- Week 2 – San Francisco 49’ers at Carolina Panthers (-11.5)
Carolina is the play. I think that the Panthers are hungrier in 2016 than 2015 after the defeat to Denver in the Super Bowl. The Panthers will overpower the 49’ers from the opening kickoff. San Francisco is in trouble in Week 2.
- Week 7 – Cleveland Browns at Cincinnati Bengals (-11.5)
The Bengals should cover the spread against a Browns team that is not favored in a single game this season. But unlike so many other people, I think that Cleveland has done a good job reworking their team. They don’t seem to have the players. Then again, they’ll have a clean slate going into this Thursday’s draft. The Browns could surprise Cincinnati with a tough battle in Week 7.
- Week 10 – San Francisco 49’ers at Arizona Cardinals (-10.5)
If Arizona drafts a player to give them depth in their secondary on Thursday, there’s a chance they end up as my pick to win the Super Bowl. Arizona is on the cusp of being a great team. San Francisco is rebuilding without a lot of pieces to rebuild with. The Desert Birds roll.
- Week 5 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Carolina Panthers (-10)
This spread seems like a lot of points to me. I think that Tampa Bay is going to be much improved on both sides of the ball in 2016. The defense is a pass rusher away from being very good. Carolina could be in tough in Week 5.
- Week 6 – Atlanta Falcons at Seattle Seahawks (-10)
This is another spread that makes me scratch my head. Dan Quinn is the philosophical mastermind behind Seattle’s defense. He’s a linebacker away from having the same type of defense in Atlanta. I can’t imagine Atlanta’s offense being as one-dimensional this season as it was last season. I’m taking the points.
- Week 9 – Buffalo Bills at Seattle Seahawks (-10)
A no brainer. Buffalo just isn’t strong enough mentally to keep this game close. Again, the Seahawks offensive line needs some work, but Buffalo might be out of the playoff chase by Week 9. Also, I have no faith in Rex Ryan getting his team ready to battle the Seahawks on the road.
- Week 11 – New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers (-10)
The odds makers think that the Panthers are getting a lot of love this season, don’t they? 10 point favoritism over a team that up until last season owned them on the gridiron? New Orleans offense was a Top 5 unit last season. The defense will be much improved under Dennis Allen and they signed LB James Laurinaitis. New Orleans is the play.
- Week 14 – San Diego Chargers at Carolina Panthers (-10)
I don’t understand how the San Diego Chargers, who signed WR Travis Benjamin and have the third pick in the NFL Draft, are giving 10 points to the Carolina Panthers on the road. Yes, Carolina is a very good team. But, San Diego won’t be a bad team. I like the Bolts.
- Week 15 – Los Angeles Rams at Seattle Seahawks (-10)
The Rams could be a good team or really bad team this season. There’s just no way to tell. Since there’s no way to tell at this point, I have to roll the dice and expect the Rams to keep the game close in Week 15.