Week 12 NFL odds: Opening lines have 4 games off the board

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A short week sees many short odds as Week 12 opening lines went up Monday night. Thanksgiving Day features a pair of home underdogs that will attract plenty of wagering action.

NFL bettors rebounded in Week 11, getting a handful of big favorites to cover the spread en route to a profitable week at the betting window.

But injury situations and a short week due to Thanksgiving has stumped oddsmakers in the early going of Week 12. Four games opened off the board (meaning no lines were posted yet) and two other games were even odds.

Clearly, injuries and parity are creating challenges for oddsmakers even at the best sportsbooks.

Favorites were 7-6-1 ATS on the week (with the push coming in the 13-10 Ravens win at Pittsburgh). The Patriots easily covered as double-digit chalk, while the other biggest favorites (the Texans and Falcons) eked out victories, failing to cover.

Three games take place on Thursday with the aforementioned Texans and Patriots each favored on the road at Detroit and the Jets, respectively. In the other game, Dallas is a small favorite at home to Washington.

Houston -3 at Detroit +3, Total 49 - Matchup Report

Trends: Houston is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games

Washington +3 at Dallas -3, Total 47 - Matchup Report

Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games
Dallas is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games when playing at home against Washington

New England -5.5 at NY Jets +5.5, Total 48.5 - Matchup Report

Trends: The total has gone OVER in 5 of New England's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the NY Jets last 5 games when playing New England

Pittsburgh at Cleveland - Matchup Report

Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Cleveland's last 10 games at home

Atlanta PK at Tampa Bay PK, Total 48.5 - Matchup Report

Trends: Atlanta is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games

Buffalo +3 at Indianapolis -3, Total 52 - Matchup Report

Trends: The total has gone OVER in 9 of Buffalo's last 13 games
Indianapolis is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home

Tennessee -2.5 at Jacksonville +2.5, Total 43.5 - Matchup Report

Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tennessee's last 5 games when playing Jacksonville
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Jacksonville's last 5 games when playing Tennessee

Minnesota at Chicago - Matchup Report

Trends: The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing on the road against Chicago
Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota

Denver -11.5 at Kansas City +11.5, Total 44 - Matchup Report

Trends: Denver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Kansas City's last 12 games at home

Oakland +9.5 at Cincinnati -9.5, Total 49 - Matchup Report

Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games when playing Oakland

Seattle -2.5 at Miami +2.5, Total 37.5 - Matchup Report

Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle's last 5 games when playing on the road against Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami's last 5 games

Baltimore PK at San Diego PK, Total 47 - Matchup Report

Trends: Baltimore is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Diego's last 7 games

St. Louis +1 at Arizona -1, Total 37.5 - Matchup Report

Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 8 of St. Louis's last 9 games when playing Arizona
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Arizona's last 9 games when playing St. Louis

San Francisco at New Orleans - Matchup Report

Trends: San Francisco is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
New Orleans is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games at home

Green Bay +1.5 at NY Giants -1.5, Total 49.5 - Matchup Report

Trends: Green Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the NY Giants last 5 games when playing Green Bay

Carolina at Philadelphia - Matchup Report

Trends: The total has gone OVER in 6 of Carolina's last 9 games on the road
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Carolina

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