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Breaking down early Week 16 line movement on Tuesday

Point spreads have opened for Week 16, and we’re already seeing notable movement before injury reports arrive.

Quarterback Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints calls a play on the line of scrimmage during the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Mercedes Benz Superdome on December 16, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images

The NFL wrapped up Week 15 with the Saints romp over the Colts on Monday Night Football, and it is time to pivot to Week 16. DraftKings Sportsbook posted all 16 point spreads late Sunday, and as expected we seeing some notable movement.

This is a particularly interesting week because of the odd schedule. The Thursday Night Football schedule is wrapped up, and for one weekend, we get three Saturday games. NFL Network is airing a tripleheader that includes Texans-Bucs, Bills-Patriots, and Rams-49ers. We will get the first injury reports for those three games on Tuesday, which should result in some modest line movement.

In the meantime, the biggest movement is Saints-Titans. New Orleans opened as a 1.5-point road favorite, but after their emphatic win over the Colts last night, they’ve moved to a full field goal favorite. We also have one-point movement in Texans-Bucs, Bengals-Dolphins, Raiders-Chargers, and Cardinals-Seahawks. I’m particularly intrigued by the movement in the NFC West matchup with the Cardinals moving from +10 to +9 since the line opened. We’ll see if bettors continue backing Arizona heading toward the weekend.

Here’s a full rundown of point spread movement in the 36 hours since the lines opened.

Week 16 NFL point spread movement

Game Opening line Tuesday 12:30
Game Opening line Tuesday 12:30
Texans @ Buccaneers Texans -2 Texans -3
Bills @ Patriots Patriots -6 Patriots -6.5
Rams @ 49ers 49ers -6.5 49ers -6.5
Ravens @ Browns Ravens -9.5 Ravens -10
Saints @ Titans Saints -1.5 Saints -3
Bengals @ Dolphins Dolphins -1 PK
Steelers @ Jets Steelers -3 Steelers -3
Panthers @ Colts Colts -6.5 Colts -6.5
Jaguars @ Falcons Falcons -7.5 Falcons -7
Giants @ Washington Washington -2.5 Washington -2
Raiders @ Chargers Chargers -5.5 Chargers -6.5
Lions @ Broncos Broncos -6.5 Broncos -6.5
Cowboys @ Eagles Cowboys -2.5 Cowboys -2.5
Cardinals @ Seahawks Seahawks -10 Seahawks -9
Chiefs @ Bears Chiefs -5 Chiefs -4.5
Packers @ Vikings Vikings -4 Vikings -4.5