Steelers, Patriots, Panthers set as favorites on NFL Week 4 betting lines

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Coming off a shellacking in Philadelphia, the Pittsburgh Steelers are regrouping to face the Kansas City Chiefs in the Week 4 Sunday Night Football betting matchup.

The Steelers are listed as six-point favorites against the Chiefs with a total of 47.5, according to sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The Steelers are 12-2 straight-up in their last 14 games after a loss. Pittsburgh is 4-5-1 against the spread in their last 10 home games vs. AFC West teams.

The Chiefs, who have dropped their first two away games, are 5-2 ATS in their last seven road games after consecutive road losses.

The Cincinnati Bengals are listed as seven-point favorites against the Miami Dolphins, with a total of 44.5 for their Thursday game. The Bengals, who are coming off losses to Pittsburgh and Denver, have a streak of 5-0 SU and ATS after consecutive losses. The Dolphins are 2-9 SU in their last 11 games as road underdogs according to the OddsShark NFL Database.

The Minnesota Vikings are favored by four against the New York Giants, with a total of 43. The Vikings are 7-1 SU and ATS in their last eight games as a favorite of four points or less. The Giants, who lost to Washington in Week 3, are 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 games after losing as a favorite.

With both Tom Brady understudies banged up, the New England Patriots are 4.5-point home favorites against the Buffalo Bills. The Patriots boast a 4-0 ATS streak at home. The Bills are 2-23 SU in their last 25 games vs. New England.

With Russell Wilson (sprained MCL) nursing an injury, the Seattle Seahawks are 1.5-point favorites against the New York Jets, with a total of 40.5. The Seahawks are 9-2 SU in their last 11 games vs. teams with losing records. The Jets are 5-0-1 ATS in their last six games vs. teams with winning records.

The Carolina Panthers are three-point road favorites against the Atlanta Falcons, with a total of 46. The Panthers are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 October games. The Falcons are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games in Week 4.

The Dallas Cowboys are three-point favorites against the San Francisco 49ers, with a total of 46. The Cowboys are 1-6 SU and ATS in their last seven Week 4 games. The 49ers, who have lost their last two games, are 5-1 ATS in their last six games after consecutive losses.

The Detroit Lions are favored by three against the winless Chicago Bears, with a total of 47. The Lions are 6-0 SU in their last six games against the Bears. The Bears are 1-8 SU in their last nine games against their division.

The undefeated Denver Broncos are three-point road favorites against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, with a total of 44.5. The Broncos are 7-2 SU in their last nine road games. The Bucs are 1-6 SU in their last seven interconference games.

Broncos double-digit favorites on Sunday night vs. winless, depleted Giants

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The Denver Broncos head into Sunday night with the largest spread they have had at home after a bye week in at least 25 years. The Broncos are 11.5-point favorites against the winless New York Giants with a 38.5-point total for the Week 6 Sunday Night Football matchup at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.

Denver is 6-1 straight-up and against the spread in post-bye week games dating back to 2010. There’s a similar long-running trend of Denver being 7-2 SU and ATS in home games following a bye week since 2003. However, this is the first time since 1996 that Denver has been a double-digit favorite in that scenario.

The Giants, which are 0-5 SU and 2-3 ATS, had three wide receivers, including Odell Beckham Jr., sustain season-ending injuries last week. That has left QB Eli Manning with WR Roger Lewis (15 career catches) and WR Tavarres King as his main outside targets. Slot WR Sterling Shephard (sprained ankle) could be inactive.

While team performances tend to gravitate toward the mean with time, the Giants will need to show something new – with replacement-level personnel – in order to move the ball against a Denver pass defense which allows only 6.2 yards per pass, fifth-best in the NFL.

The Broncos’ top-ranked defense, led by OLB Von Miller, is also first in run defense and has every starter healthy. While NFC teams are a combined 1-10 SU on the road against Denver since 2012, the Giants are a solid 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games against the AFC.

Denver, 3-1 SU and 2-1-1 ATS, has been quietly efficient on offense. The Broncos, with QB Trevor Siemian, are in the middle of the NFL pack in yards per pass, but they are facing a Giants secondary that is minus CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (suspension) and has also had inconsistent play from CB Eli Apple.

Denver, 7-2 ATS over its last nine home games in October, has been good at opening holes for the tandem of C.J. Anderson and Jamaal Charles, who are each capable of making things happen in the open field if the tackling gets sloppy. New York also won’t have DT Olivier Vernon drawing double teams up front and keeping blockers off MLB Damon Harrison.

Unless the Broncos stop themselves, they should be able to grind out a workmanlike win.

The total has gone over in three of the Giants’ last four games against the Broncos, according to the OddsShark NFL Database. The total has gone over in six of the Broncos’ last seven games as a favorite of 11.0 points or more.

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Watch Indianapolis Colts vs. Seattle Seahawks live on NBC

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The Seattle Seahawks host the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday Night Football as both teams look to get back to .500.

Russell Wilson will be the focal point of the Seahawks offense after throwing for a career-high 373 yards and four touchdowns in a losing effort vs. the Titans in Week 3. Wilson’s ability to avoid the rush and use his legs will be on full display as Seattle’s offensive line continues to struggle.

On the defensive side, the Seahawks’ “Legion of Boom” will look to get back on track at home in a raucous environment against Colts QB Jacoby Brissett who is filling in for an injured Andrew Luck.

If the Colts have any chance to pull off the upset on the road, Brissett will have to use his legs and connect on some deep throws to T.Y. Hilton.

Football Night in America

Start time: 7:00 p.m. ET

TV channel: NBC

Live stream: NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app

Colts vs. Seahawks

Start time: 8:30 p.m. ET

TV channel: NBC

Live stream: NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app