The early Las Vegas lines are posted before the previous weeks NFL games are played. Every NFL line has moved since the opening lines were released and some of the moves have been drastic line swings. Early line moves are almost always the result of seasoned gamblers or so called sharp bettors looking to exploit lines that may be out of line.
The Las Vegas Hilton Superbook posted the NFL Week Two lines the Thursday before any NFL games had been played and their adjustments and line movements reflect the corrections. The following lines and line movements are up to date as of Saturday morning September 18th and are taken from the actual Las Vegas Hilton Superbook board.
Kansas City Chiefs vs Cleveland Browns -1.5. 10:00 AM
In the aftermath of the Kansas City Chiefs victory over a bewildered and confused San Diego Chargers team, the line moved from the opening line of Cleveland -2.5 to Cleveland -1.5. The game will be a close game and is a toss up, especially if Seneca Wallace is the starting quarterback. See the full break down of Kansas City vs Cleveland.
Buffalo Bills vs Green Bay Packers -13.5 10:00 AM
This line was one of the few Las Vegas lines that did not move much but it did move. The Green Bay Packers and Aaron Rodgers opened a 13 point favorite and are now a 13.5 point favorite. This despite the absence of their number one running back Ryan Grant for the remainder of the year. See the full breakdown of Buffalo vs Green Bay.
Baltimore Ravens -2 vs Cincinnati Bengals 10:00 AM
This game was the second largest Las Vegas line move of NFL Week Two. The home team Cincinnati Bengals opened as a one point home favorite and are now a two underdog at home to their AFC North rival the Baltimore Ravens. This is more of an indictment of the Bengals defense than anything else. See the full breakdown of Baltimore vs Cincinnati.
Pittsburgh Steelers vs Tennessee Titans -5 10:00 AM
The Tennessee Titans looked like an NFL Playoff favorite in their game against the Oakland Raiders and this may have played a small part in this 1.5 point line move. The Titans opened as three and a half point favorites and are now five point favorites over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Pittsburgh enters this game with a world class NFL defense as does Tennessee. See the full breakdown of Pittsburgh vs Tennessee.
Philadelphia Eagles -4.5 vs Detroit Lions 10:00 AM
Michael Vick gets his wish to become a starting quarterback in the NFL once more and he could not find a better opponent. The Detroit Lions front four is tough but Vick is back to his elusive self. This Las Vegas line moved only a half point and the Detroit defensive front line is the reason. See the full breakdown of Philadelphia vs Detroit.
Chicago Bears vs Dallas Cowboys -8 10:00 AM
The Chicago Bears were unimpressive in their NFL Week One game versus the Detroit Lions but then again so were the Dallas Cowboys and Tony Romo. The Las Vegas line moved from the opening line of Cowboys by nine points down to an eight point spread. The Cowboys simply have showed no signs of covering a big spread. See the full breakdown of Chicago vs Dallas.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Carolina Panthers -3 10:00 AM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers won their first game and he Carolina Panthers dropped their first game to a good New York Giants team in NFL Week One. The opening Las Vegas line on this game Panthers by five and have now been adjusted since Matt Moore’s concussion. See full breakdown of Tampa Bay vs Carolina.
Arizona Cardinals vs Atlanta Falcons -6.5 10:00 AM
The Arizona Cardinals struggled in their first game but squeaked out a win against the lowly St Louis Rams. This Las Vegas line opened at 7.5 in favor of Atlanta and now has gone down to 6.5 in favor of Atlanta. This is more of numbers game. Gamblers love to bet the hook or half point and this is why the number fell from the magic seven number. See a full breakdown of Arizona vs Atlanta.
Miami Dolphins vs Minnesota Vikings -5.5 10:00 AM
The Miami Dolphins are no slouch and Brett Favre is having trouble getting in sync with his receivers at the beginning of the season. The Las Vegas line moved from the Vikings being favored by five points to five points plus the hook. See the full breakdown of Miami vs Minnesota.
St Louis Rams vs Oakland Raiders -4 1:05 PM
Disrespect and contempt plays into this Las Vegas line move from the Oakland Raiders being favored by seven points to open and then falling to a four point favorite. The Oakland Raiders defense believe it or not played well with the exceptions of breakdowns that led to big plays. The defense will come out ready to play in this game and they will just need a little help from the offense. See full breakdown of St Louis vs Oakland.
Seattle Seahawks vs Denver Broncos -3.5 1:05 PM
Are the Seattle Seahawks a legitimate NFL Playoff contender? It remains to be seen but this game against the Denver Broncos will answer some questions. The Las Vegas line has dropped from 4.5 points in favor of Denver to 3.5. See full breakdown of Seattle vs Denver.
Houston Texans -3 vs Washington Redskins 1:15 PM
In NFL Week One the Houston Texans ran all over the Indianapolis Colts and this week expect for them to open up the offense and bring out the play action pass attack. The Las Vegas line moved from Houston -1 to Houston -3 and the line could move higher. See full breakdown of Houston vs Washington.
Jacksonville Jaguars vs San Diego Chargers -8 1:15 PM
The San Diego Chargers were scheduled to be a nine point favorite but after they laid an egg in the rain against the Kansas City Chiefs the Las Vegas line moved down eight. Phillip Rivers is not happy and this week the team will come out focused and ready to prove they are not the worst team in the NFL during the month of September. See full breakdown of Jacksonville vs San Diego.
New England Patriots -1 vs New York Jets 1:15 PM
This game will be a bitter AFC East rivalry between the New England Patriots and the New York Jets. The Las Vegas line moved from Jets favored by 2.5 points all the way in opposite direction. Now the Patriots are the road favorite -1. This is usually a line move made by the casinos in a desperate attempt to get New York Jets money on the game. This line may end with Patriots favored by two or three. See full breakdown of New England vs New York.
New York Giants vs Indianapolis Colts -5.5 5:20 PM
This Las Vegas line moved from the magic number of seven down to the Indianapolis Colts being favored by 5,5 points. This line moved down in an adjustment for the New York Giants defense. Manning will face plenty of pressure in this game and he should be contained to short passes. Also as everyone knows this game is Manning versus Manning. See breakdown of New York vs Indianapolis.
New Orleans Saints -4.5 vs San Francisco 49ers Monday Night Football 5:35 PM
Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints will be on national TV for the second week in a row when they visit the San Francisco 49ers for their Monday Night Football tilt. The opening Las Vegas line for this game was New Orleans -3 and the line could move up as the San Francisco 49ers continue to implode. See full breakdown of New Orleans vs San Francisco.
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