By the time the Chicago Bears were done beating the Washington Redskins on Monday Night Football 31-15 to end Week 3, NJ sports betting operators had most of the NFL Week 4 odds posted.

Week 4 marks the start of bye weeks in the NFL. The byes begin with the New York Jets and San Fransisco 49ers taking the week off.

That means there are just 15 NFL games on the schedule this week.

It starts with Thursday night’s marquee Philadelphia Eagles at Green Bay Packers matchup and ends with the Cincinnati Bengals taking on the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday Night Football.

NFL Week 4 lines

Here’s a look at the point spreads and totals posted by DraftKings Sportsbook, William Hill NJ and FanDuel Sportsbook — three of the top NJ sports betting apps.

Odds are as of Tuesday morning (Sept. 24):

NFL Week 4DraftKingsFanDuelWilliam Hill
Eagles
@ Packers
45
-4.5
45
-4.5
45
-4.5
Panthers
@ Texans
47
⁠-5
46
-5
46.5
-5
Browns
@ Ravens
⁠46
-7
46
-7
46
-7
Chiefs
@ Lions
-6.5
54
⁠-6
⁠53.5
⁠-6
⁠54
Chargers
@ Dolphins
-16.5
44.5
-16.5
44.5
-16
44.5
Patriots
@ Bills
-7
43
-7
42.5
-7
42.5
Raiders
@ Colts
45
-7
44.5
-7
45
-7
Titans
@ Falcons
45.5
-4.5
46
-4
45.5
-4
Redskins
@ Giants
47.5
-3
47.5
-3
No line
Seahawks
@ Cardinlas
-4.5
47
-5
47
-5
47.5
Buccaneers
@ Rams
50.5
-9.5
50.5
-10
50.5
-10
Jaguars
@ Broncos
37.5
-3
38.5
-3
38.5
-3
Vikings
@ Bears
38
-2.5
38
-2.5
No line
Cowboys
@ Saints
-2.5
47
-2.5
47
-2.5
47
Bengals
@ Steelers
43.5
-4
43.5
-4.5
43.5
-4

The Patriots own the Bills

The Patriots-Bills game stands out as an example of how history can impact a line.

Both AFC East rivals are undefeated so far this season, but the Bills get no respect at home from oddsmakers because the Patriots own the matchup historically.

New England is 74–43–1 all-time against Buffalo. Legendary Pats QB Tom Brady is 29-3 in his career against the Bills, and Buffalo has just three wins in 18 games against the Patriots since 2010.

Plus, the Patriots have won four straight against the Bills by 20, 21, 19, and 12 points, respectively.

So, history simply dictates oddsmakers giving the Bills at least seven points at home.

Buccaneers-Rams and a big over

The Buccaneers-Rams game stands out for two reasons.

The first is that the 3-0 Rams are big home favorites against the 1-2 Buccaneers. The second is that the over-under is above 50 points.

Seeing the Rams as big home favorites isn’t really a surprise. The Rams have won five straight against the Bucs dating back to 2017.

The Rams are averaging more than 25 points a game so far, but the Bucs just 22.6. So, the 50+ total may be on the high side.

Oddsmakers may also be forgetting the Rams are a top-ranked defensive squad.

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New York Giants first-time favorites

Finally, it may come as a shock to see the New York Giants are favorites this week for the first time this season.

Being at home against the 0-3 division rival Redskins will do that for a team.

Although, most would be forced to give away more than just the standard three points at home. Particularly coming off a win.

If newly-minted starting Giants QB Daniel Jones can help the team cover this week, it may not be the last time the Giants get the nod from oddsmakers this season.

Martin Derbyshire

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