Thursday Night Football sees a major mismatch between the Los Angeles Rams and Seattle Seahawks. The Thursday morning NFL line has Seattle -16, though with varying juice at the sportsbooks. Gamblers could get low juice on either side at the line with smart shopping. The total is 39.5 or 39, another case where bettors must compare and track odds.
The game opened at -14 and 40.5. Thus far, 57 percent of wagers on the spread are with Seattle, with 64 percent betting the over. Bobby Cliborne of LineTrackers.com reports that large home favorites are a good go-against in the Vegas and offshore bookmakers. Home favorites of 16 or more are just 25-34 since 1988. If the line rises to 16.5, such chalk is only 17-30 and a mere 8-19 at -17 or more at home. In fact, all favorites of at least 17, regardless of location are 8-21.
Regardless, at the current line it is the largest pointspread since December 28 of 2014 when Denver was also laying 16 to the Oakland Raiders. OffshoreInsiders.com has the official betting preview.
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