NFL Odds: Will Jim Caldwell Be The First Head Coach Fired?

Will Jim Caldwell be the first head coach fired in the NFL in 2011? Take a look at the odds. Plus, a closer look at lines from around the league, and the Odds Shark play of the week. All content provided by SB Nation's odds partners at OddsShark.com.

Jim Caldwell started out the season thinking he was headed for the playoffs and maybe Coach of the Year honors, but by mid-season, he is winless, being mentioned as the boss of a possible 0-16 team and leading the ‘which NFL coach will be the first to be fired’ odds.

The odds at Bodog have Caldwell as the top pick at 2/3 odds ($2 won for every $3 wagered). Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt is next at 2/1 while Rams boss Steve Spagnuolo is 3/1. Surprisingly, Miami’s Tony Sparano isn’t on the list despite his team’s 0-6 start. But is Bill Cowher lurking in the palm tree shadows in Miami?

Indy is a double-digit road underdog again, this week against a Titans team that was hammered 41-7 last Sunday. It’s one of six games in Week 8 with double-digit point spreads in play, a rarity in the NFL.

The biggest line is in St. Louis where the Rams are the biggest home dog in recent memory – 15 points against the visiting Saints. Yes, the same Saints that scored 62 on the Colts last week.

That blowout sparked another set of Week 8 props at Bodog. What will be the largest margin of victory for the rest of the season? It was set at 36.5 points.

The aforementioned Cardinals are 14-point underdogs at Baltimore and many bettors are on the Cardinals here. Arizona shouldn’t be as bad as they have shown, while the Ravens showed they can play poorly in losing to the Jaguars on Monday Night. Denver is a 3-point home pup against the Lions and the play of Tim Tebow has sparked tons of fun prop bets on him.

OddsShark.com Play of the Week: Cincinnati -1 at Seattle – The Seahawks were dreadful in losing 6-3 at Cleveland while the Bengals continued to show improvement with Andy Dalton and AJ Green leading the new-look Bengals. Unloading Carson Palmer and getting draft picks in return was a refreshing bit of news and they only have to lay a single point on the road here at some shops tracked by OddsShark.com. The Cats are 5-1 ATS on the year and the line here is very favourable. It’s our Best Bet for Week 8. 

Check out matchup stats, betting trends and live NFL odds updates at SBNation’s lines partner OddsShark.com.

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