New Jersey sportsbooks had most of the Week 5 NFL lines posted Sunday night, and there have been only a few minor changes heading into this week’s Thursday Night Football game.

It’s the Los Angeles Rams visiting the Seattle Seahawks tonight at 8:20 p.m. ET. You can watch the game on FOX, the NFL Network, or Amazon Prime Video.

The home team opened as slight favorites Sunday and most NJ sportsbooks have kept the line right there.

Updated Week 5 NFL lines

Below is a look at the updated Week 5 NFL lines at the top three NJ sports betting apps as of Wednesday night.

If there has been a change since Sunday, the opening line is posted in brackets.

NFL Week 4DraftKingsFanDuelWilliam Hill
Rams
@ Seahawks
48.5
-2
48.5
-1.5 (-1)
49
-1.5
Jaguars
@ Panthers
41
-3.5
41
-3.5
41
-3.5
Patriots
@ Redskins
-15
42.5 (43.5)
-15
42
-15
42.5 (43.5)
Bills
@ Titans
No line
-3
38.5
-3 (-2.5)
38.5
-3 (No line)
Ravens
@ Steelers
-3
45 (44)
-3.5
44
-3.5
44.5
Cardinals
@ Bengals
47
-3
46.5
-3 (-3.5)
47 (47.5)
-3
Bears
@ Raiders
-5 (-4.5)
40.5 (40)
-5
40.5
-5.5 (No line)
40.5
Falcons
@ Texans
49
-5
49
-5
49 (48.5)
-5
Buccaneers
@ Saints
46.5
-3
46.5 (47.5)
-3
46.5 (47)
-3
Vikings
@ Giants
-5.5 (-5)
43.5
-5.5
43.5 (45)
-5 (-5.5)
43.5 (44.5)
Jets
@ Eagles
44
-13.5
43.5 (44.5)
-13.5
44 (43.5)
-13.5
Broncos
@ Chargers
44.5
-6.5
46.5 (44.5)
-6.5 (-6)
44.5
-6.5
Packers
@ Cowboys
46.5 (46)
-3.5
46.5
-3.5
46.5 (46)
-3.5
Colts
@ Chiefs
56
11 (-10.5)
56 (57)
-11
56
-11
Browns
@ 49ers
46.5 (48.5)
-3.5
46.5
-3.5
46.5
-3.5

Eagles and Jets, oh my!

Most NJ sportsbooks took a cautious approach to setting lines for the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Jets Week 5 matchup.

Major injuries in the Eagles secondary appeared to be a factor.

However, most have now decided the winless Jets are so bad it doesn’t matter, giving them at least 13.5 points on the road in Philadelphia.

The Jets are coming off a bye, but third-stringer Luke Falk will start at QB and lacks the experience to take advantage of those filling in at corner for a depleted Eagles secondary.

Injuries continue to impact NFL odds

Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen entered the NFL’s concussion protocol in Sunday’s loss to the New England Patriots.

By Wednesday, he had progressed to stage four of five and practiced with the team on a limited basis.

The final step is full football activity and clearance to play from an independent neurological consultant. The Bills are getting Allen and backup Matt Barkley ready to play versus the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.

There is no final word yet on who will start.

Most NJ sportsbooks took that familiar cautious approach to setting a line on the game early in the week. As you can see above, most have now set the spread at Titans -3. DraftKings Sportsbook continues to lay off setting a totals line until Allen’s status for the game is finalized.

Bears QB Mitch Trubisky dislocated his shoulder against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday and will miss the Bears versus the Oakland Raiders in London, England, this week.

Again, oddsmakers hesitated, but most have now made the Bears favorites regardless. The truth is the Bears go as the defense does.

Plus, oddsmakers don’t put too much stock in the Raiders’ chances this year at all. Therefore, the impact of Trubisky’s injury on the odds appears less severe than Allen’s.

Big movement?

As you can see from the chart above, the Week 5 NFL lines have moved very little since Sunday. That’s an indication there’s been nothing in the way of heavy betting on one side of any particular line.

Most of this week’s movement so far has been restricted to a half-point here or there.

However, DraftKings did adjust its totals line on the Cleveland Browns at San Francisco 49ers on Monday Night Football game down two points to 46.5.

It would appear gamblers have more confidence in the 49ers defense than DraftKings does in the Browns vaunted offense.

Martin Derbyshire

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