A week after favorites went 10-6 ATS, oddsmakers have put up some huge spreads for favorites to cover in Week 16.
Five games saw opening point spreads of 10 points or more, although a few were bet down to -9.5 within a day. Among them, the Patriots are the biggest chalk (-15.5) on the road at Jacksonville. It's a big number considering their erratic play in the Week 15 loss to San Francisco.
Green Bay was favored by 13 against Tennessee, which plays on a short week after winning the Monday Nighter and Denver was -14 at home to Cleveland.
Elsewhere, Carolina was a surprise double-digit favorite at home to Oakland and Houston was -10 at home to Minnesota. That is a huge number given that the Vikings remain thick in the playoff hunt and have Adrian Peterson running wild.
Week 16 Opening NFL Betting Lines (courtesy of Odds Shark); see updates as well here at SBNation:
Sat - Atlanta at Detroit (+3.5) (8:30pm ET)
Sun - New Orleans at Dallas (-3) (1:00pm ET)
Sun - Tennessee at Green Bay (-13) (1:00pm ET)
Sun - Indianapolis at Kansas City (+6) (1:00pm ET)
Sun - Buffalo at Miami (-4) (1:00pm ET)
Sun - San Diego at NY Jets (-3) (1:00pm ET)
Sun - Washington at Philadelphia (+4) (1:00pm ET)
Sun - Cincinnati at Pittsburgh (-4.5) (1:00pm ET)
Sun - St. Louis at Tampa Bay (-3) (1:00pm ET)
Sun - Oakland at Carolina (-10) (1:00pm ET)
Sun - New England at Jacksonville (+15.5) (1:00pm ET)
Sun - Minnesota at Houston (-10) (1:00pm ET)
Sun - Cleveland at Denver (-14) (4:05pm ET)
Sun - Chicago at Arizona (+5) (4:25pm ET)
Sun - NY Giants at Baltimore (+1) (4:25pm ET)
Sun - San Francisco at Seattle (PK) (8:20pm ET)