The 2020 NFL season is half over, and Week 10 promises to bring a lot of excitement for fans. Now is the time that fans and sport gamblers start to seriously consider their postseason options, and there will be quite a few odds changes after this Sunday’s ticket is completed. If Thursday Night Football’s upset victory by the Indianapolis Colts was any indication, a lot of movement in the league is still possible.
The Bucs Hope To Recover In The NFC
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are coming off a devastating loss against the New Orleans Saints from Week 9, with star quarterback Tom Brady unable to find the end zone a single time. He will look to show everyone that he is still one of the best in the league after 20 years as the Bucs take on the Carolina Panthers this weekend. Based on the initial lines, and the fact that the Panthers are last in the NFC South, he shouldn’t have too much difficulty. The Bucs are getting -245 on a spread of 5.5, but the Panthers could run up the scoreboard – the Over/Under betting for this NFL game sits at 50.5.
The Seattle Seahawks are first in the NFC West and want to keep it that way. Their upcoming divisional game against the LA Rams is going to be key to making that happen. If the Rams were to win this weekend, they would be in a tie for first place with the Seahawks, while a loss would put them at the bottom of the list. Right now, the Rams, at 5-3 on the season, are getting support from oddsmakers to win at -125, but they’re only getting 1.5 points, so this could be a close game. The Over/Under of 53.5 would seem to indicate that both teams are ready to attack.
The Saints moved into first in the NFC South with their win against the Bucs, and have the chance to maintain their position this weekend. They take on the San Francisco 49ers, playing a team that has been hobbled all year due to injuries. Seemingly as an indication of how well the Saints are expected to do, bookmakers are giving them -500 against +385 for the Niners. The spread is 10 and the Over/Under is 48.5. This could be a blowout for the Saints.
The AFC Is On A Roll
The Buffalo Bills lead the AFC East at 7-2 and are looking for their fourth consecutive win when they take on the 5-3 Arizona Cardinals this weekend. Surprisingly, the Cardinals are getting the most support in this game, with odds of -134 against the Bills at +115. However, this could be another close one, as the spread is just 2.5. The Bills have had a fairly strong season so far, which is part of the reason the Over/Under has been bumped to 56.5. There is only one remaining undefeated team in the NFL this year. The Pittsburgh Steelers have been on fire, taking eight straight victories as they blaze a path for a possible Super Bowl appearance. They face the Cincinnati Bengals this weekend, and the game won’t be as lopsided as some might think. Joe Burrow is coming into his own for the Bengals, and Cincinnati is coming off a bye. However, because the Steelers have stayed strong, they’re getting the advantage and oddsmakers have them at -417. The spread is 8.5 and the Over/Under stands at 47.5, but expect this to be an interesting game.
The Kansas City Chiefs are determined to show that their Super Bowl win last year wasn’t a fluke. They’ve done a good job of proving themselves this year, despite a few bumps along the way, but will need to tighten up this weekend against the Las Vegas Raiders. The Raiders have been able to surprise more than a few football fans this season, which is why the fact that the Chiefs are huge favorites at -667 seems a little off. Patrick Mahomes is expected to lead Kansas City to a victory with a spread of at least 11.5 points on an Over/Under of 55, but this game might not deserve a bet until just before it gets underway.