In this article, we examine the opening lines for Week 4 of the NFL schedule and discuss where the point spreads and game totals may head as the week progresses.

We are seeing early movement in the Week 4 lines due to some key injuries suffered in Week 3. The Los Angeles Chargers lost several important members of their team to injury, including tackle Rashawn Slater and pass-rusher Joey Bosa. The New England Patriots will be without quarterback Mac Jones for several weeks, which has resulted in a quick adjustment in the spread against the Green Bay Packers.

When it comes to sports betting, it is all about properly timing when you place your bet in order to ensure that you get the best possible odds. Buying the best of the number will give you greater control and flexibility.

 

Dolphins vs. Bengals 

Spread: Bengals -3

This is going to be an exciting point spread to follow since the Miami Dolphins just defeated the Buffalo Bills at home. There has also been a lot of public support for the Cincinnati Bengals this season despite their slow start, but I expect Dolphins backers should move this opening line away from the key number of three points. 

Over/Under: 47.5

The total opened at 47.5, and this is still the number we are seeing across the board, with the exception of DraftKings, who has moved the number to 47 with increased juice on the Over.

 

Vikings vs. Saints

Spread: Vikings -2.5

New Orleans is starting to adjust to life without Sean Payton and a team that was popular among bettors prior to the season is beginning to fade in the betting markets. At Caesars, the Vikings are now 3-point favorites after opening as 2-point favorites. If you are considering betting on the Vikings, I would recommend buying this early before the key number of three points is reached across the board.