I’m always slightly dubious about placing early wagers in the NFL lines when I haven’t assessed team lineups and injuries, but when the NFL odds are as favorable they are ahead of Week 16’s games, I highly recommend jumping on the hot betting lines as fast as possible. Plus, looking at Week 15’s injury list, there’s no doubt that we’ve had worse weeks this season, so bettors shouldn’t be too worried about how the banged-up players will affect the lines. That being said, here is an early look at the online NFL Week 16 odds, lines and point spreads.
An Early look at NFL Odds and Spreads for Week 16
Raiders vs Chargers, A Game For Pride and Good Riddance
The Oakland Raiders (6-8) host the San Diego Chargers (4-10) on Thursday Night Football in a game that will kick-start the week, though with both teams already out of the divisional title and playoff contention, they’ll probably not have much to play for, except their pride. Even so, the Chargers are coming off a big home victory over Miami on Sunday, winning 30-14, so they should be able to keep things close and interesting against Derek Carr and the Raiders, who’ve been favored to win in the early lines by 6 points.
CHARGERS WIN!! ⚡ ⚡⚡ pic.twitter.com/ThqVMW3Gy7— San Diego Chargers (@Chargers) December 21, 2015