NFL Matchups 2020 NFL Matchups

Every NFL week there will be a new slate of games, and the matchups page breaks them down. Throughout the week, this page will be updating the Vegas numbers as well as the depth chart and stats that come with it. We offer unique team ratings that breakdown into defense, offense, and overall team rating. We track the opening and live team totals, over/under, and moneyline. This page can be useful to those playing daily fantasy football, betting, or just someone simply wanting to see what is going on for the weekly matchups. We track every line move, which you can find on our NFL Vegas Odds line movement page for every game.

Team totals are a predictor in offensive performances, and we often look for both good and bad. Spreads can dictate how a game flows. If a team sits as a huge favorite, a running back might get some more carries due to them being ahead in the second half. If you look into an individual game matchup, our odds comparison shows Vegas and Lineups' numbers based on our algorithm. We have been tracking prior games, and historical data can help you with fantasy or betting. The interesting thing with the NFL is digging into teams scoring tendencies. Bad teams will tend to rack up points in the second half, and if you are live betting or playing half over/under, this can help. If you're preparing for your fantasy football draft, review our Fantasy Football Rankings tables for every position. When you're ready to dive into more stats, check out our NFL snap counts and nfl targets.

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Every NFL week there will be a new slate of games, and the matchups page breaks them down. Throughout the week, this page will be updating the Vegas numbers as well as the depth chart and stats that come with it. We offer unique team ratings that breakdown into defense, offense, and overall team rating. We track the opening and live team totals, over/under, and moneyline. This page can be useful to those playing daily fantasy football, betting, or just someone simply wanting to see what is going on for the weekly matchups. We track every line move, which you can find on our NFL Vegas Odds line movement page for every game.

Team totals are a predictor in offensive performances, and we often look for both good and bad. Spreads can dictate how a game flows. If a team sits as a huge favorite, a running back might get some more carries due to them being ahead in the second half. If you look into an individual game matchup, our odds comparison shows Vegas and Lineups' numbers based on our algorithm. We have been tracking prior games, and historical data can help you with fantasy or betting. The interesting thing with the NFL is digging into teams scoring tendencies. Bad teams will tend to rack up points in the second half, and if you are live betting or playing half over/under, this can help. If you're preparing for your fantasy football draft, review our Fantasy Football Rankings tables for every position. When you're ready to dive into more stats, check out our NFL snap counts and nfl targets.

12:20 am GMT , 10/30

+2.5 (-110) ATL @ CAR -2.5 (-110)

41% Rain , Wind: 10 MPH

Bank of America Stadium

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3-4, 4th NFC South

-2.5 (-110)

Game Team Totals Over/Under Moneyline Charts
Game Team Rating Defense Rating Offense Rating Open Live Open Live Open Live Line Moves
Atlanta Falcons Atlanta Falcons Falcons
81
71
88
24.25 24.5 51.5 pts 51.5 pts +120 +120 line-movement
Carolina Panthers Carolina Panthers Panthers
75
70
81
27.25 27 -140 -140
51.5 pts 51.5 pts

0-7, 4th AFC East

+19.5 (-110)

6:00 pm GMT , 11/1

+19.5 (-110) NYJ @ KC -19.5 (-110)

2% Rain , Wind: 10 MPH

Arrowhead Stadium

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6-1, 1st AFC West

-19.5 (-110)

Game Team Totals Over/Under Moneyline Charts
Game Team Rating Defense Rating Offense Rating Open Live Open Live Open Live Line Moves
New York Jets New York Jets Jets
69
70
68
13.5 14.5 48 pts 48.5 pts +1300 +1300 line-movement
Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City Chiefs Chiefs
92
86
93
34.5 34 -2800 -2800
48 pts 48.5 pts
6:00 pm GMT , 11/1

+2.5 (-110) LV @ CLE -2.5 (-110)

87% Rain , Wind: 23 MPH

FirstEnergy Stadium

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5-2, 3rd AFC North

-2.5 (-110)

Game Team Totals Over/Under Moneyline Charts
Game Team Rating Defense Rating Offense Rating Open Live Open Live Open Live Line Moves
Las Vegas Raiders Las Vegas Raiders Raiders
76
76
79
26.25 25 55.5 pts 52.5 pts +140 +130 line-movement
Cleveland Browns Cleveland Browns Browns
77
74
80
29.25 27.5 -160 -150
55.5 pts 52.5 pts
6:00 pm GMT , 11/1

+3.5 (-110) PIT @ BAL -3.5 (-110)

6% Rain , Wind: 10 MPH

M&T Bank Stadium

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5-1, 2nd AFC North

-3.5 (-110)

Game Team Totals Over/Under Moneyline Charts
Game Team Rating Defense Rating Offense Rating Open Live Open Live Open Live Line Moves
Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers Steelers
86
95
81
21.25 21.75 48.5 pts 47 pts +190 +175 line-movement
Baltimore Ravens Baltimore Ravens Ravens
91
91
92
27.25 25.25 -220 -200
48.5 pts 47 pts
6:00 pm GMT , 11/1

+6.5 (-110) MIN @ GB -6.5 (-110)

19% Rain , Wind: 22 MPH

Lambeau Field

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5-1, 1st NFC North

-6.5 (-110)

Game Team Totals Over/Under Moneyline Charts
Game Team Rating Defense Rating Offense Rating Open Live Open Live Open Live Line Moves
Minnesota Vikings Minnesota Vikings Vikings
74
74
75
24 23 55 pts 52.5 pts +270 +270 line-movement
Green Bay Packers Green Bay Packers Packers
83
78
85
31 29.5 -330 -330
55 pts 52.5 pts
6:00 pm GMT , 11/1

-5.5 (-110) TEN @ CIN +5.5 (-110)

9% Rain , Wind: 12 MPH

Paul Brown Stadium

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1-5, 4th AFC North

+5.5 (-110)

Game Team Totals Over/Under Moneyline Charts
Game Team Rating Defense Rating Offense Rating Open Live Open Live Open Live Line Moves
Tennessee Titans Tennessee Titans Titans
82
78
83
30 29.5 55.5 pts 53.5 pts -250 -250 line-movement
Cincinnati Bengals Cincinnati Bengals Bengals
75
69
79
25.5 24 +210 +210
55.5 pts 53.5 pts
6:00 pm GMT , 11/1

-3.5 (-110) LAR @ MIA +3.5 (-110)

24% Rain , Wind: 10 MPH

Hard Rock Stadium

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3-3, 2nd AFC East

+3.5 (-110)

Game Team Totals Over/Under Moneyline Charts
Game Team Rating Defense Rating Offense Rating Open Live Open Live Open Live Line Moves
Los Angeles Rams Los Angeles Rams Rams
83
81
82
26.25 24.75 49 pts 46 pts -180 -180 line-movement
Miami Dolphins Miami Dolphins Dolphins
74
73
76
22.75 21.25 +160 +160
49 pts 46 pts
6:00 pm GMT , 11/1

+3.5 (-110) NE @ BUF -3.5 (-110)

92% Rain , Wind: 20 MPH

New Era Field

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5-2, 1st AFC East

-3.5 (-110)

Game Team Totals Over/Under Moneyline Charts
Game Team Rating Defense Rating Offense Rating Open Live Open Live Open Live Line Moves
New England Patriots New England Patriots Patriots
83
86
80
20.5 19.75 45 pts 43 pts +170 +160 line-movement
Buffalo Bills Buffalo Bills Bills
85
86
85
24.5 23.25 -190 -180
45 pts 43 pts
6:00 pm GMT , 11/1

-3 (+100) IND @ DET +3 (-120)

34% Rain , Wind: 18 MPH

Ford Field

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3-3, 3rd NFC North

+3 (-120)

Game Team Totals Over/Under Moneyline Charts
Game Team Rating Defense Rating Offense Rating Open Live Open Live Open Live Line Moves
Indianapolis Colts Indianapolis Colts Colts
79
77
80
26.75 26.5 51 pts 50 pts -150 -150 line-movement
Detroit Lions Detroit Lions Lions
76
73
81
24.25 23.5 +130 +130
51 pts 50 pts
9:05 pm GMT , 11/1

-3 (-120) LAC @ DEN +3 (+100)

2% Rain , Wind: 3 MPH

Sports Authority Field at Mile High

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2-4, 3rd AFC West

+3 (+100)

Game Team Totals Over/Under Moneyline Charts
Game Team Rating Defense Rating Offense Rating Open Live Open Live Open Live Line Moves
Los Angeles Chargers Los Angeles Chargers Chargers
83
86
83
22.75 23.75 44.5 pts 44.5 pts -150 -165 line-movement
Denver Broncos Denver Broncos Broncos
81
82
80
21.75 20.75 +130 +145
44.5 pts 44.5 pts
9:25 pm GMT , 11/1

-4 (-110) NO @ CHI +4 (-110)

9% Rain , Wind: 20 MPH

Soldier Field

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5-2, 2nd NFC North

+4 (-110)

Game Team Totals Over/Under Moneyline Charts
Game Team Rating Defense Rating Offense Rating Open Live Open Live Open Live Line Moves
New Orleans Saints New Orleans Saints Saints
87
81
88
25 23.75 47 pts 43.5 pts -150 -190 line-movement
Chicago Bears Chicago Bears Bears
80
85
75
22 19.75 +130 +170
47 pts 43.5 pts
9:25 pm GMT , 11/1

+3 (-110) SF @ SEA -3 (-110)

3% Rain , Wind: 4 MPH

CenturyLink Field

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5-1, 1st NFC West

-3 (-110)

Game Team Totals Over/Under Moneyline Charts
Game Team Rating Defense Rating Offense Rating Open Live Open Live Open Live Line Moves
San Francisco 49ers San Francisco 49ers 49ers
86
86
85
25.25 25.5 54 pts 54 pts +140 +130 line-movement
Seattle Seahawks Seattle Seahawks Seahawks
88
79
89
28.75 28.5 -160 -150
54 pts 54 pts
1:20 am GMT , 11/2

+7.5 (-114) DAL @ PHI -7.5 (-107)

15% Rain , Wind: 8 MPH

Lincoln Financial Field

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2-4, 2nd NFC East

-7.5 (-107)

Game Team Totals Over/Under Moneyline Charts
Game Team Rating Defense Rating Offense Rating Open Live Open Live Open Live Line Moves
Dallas Cowboys Dallas Cowboys Cowboys
82
75
89
18 18 43.5 pts 43.5 pts +265 +265 line-movement
Philadelphia Eagles Philadelphia Eagles Eagles
77
79
76
25.5 25.5 -335 -335
43.5 pts 43.5 pts
1:15 am GMT , 11/3

-10.5 (-110) TB @ NYG +10.5 (-110)

9% Rain , Wind: 15 MPH

MetLife Stadium

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1-6, 4th NFC East

+10.5 (-110)

Game Team Totals Over/Under Moneyline Charts
Game Team Rating Defense Rating Offense Rating Open Live Open Live Open Live Line Moves
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tampa Bay Buccaneers Buccaneers
84
81
86
29.25 28.5 48 pts 46.5 pts -600 -600 line-movement
New York Giants New York Giants Giants
75
78
77
18.75 18 +450 +450
48 pts 46.5 pts

Breaking Down NFL Matchups Page

When you're looking at the NFL matchups during fantasy football playoffs, make sure to use our NFL Bye Weeks schedule and bye weeks cheatsheet . We provide weekly matchup breakdowns, season-long fantasy football editorials, and more at Lineups Articles. Sports betting online is now legal in the US and Lineups.com is providing a comprehensive suite of content for NFL sports bettors. On Lineups Betting you can find weekly free NFL betting picks, DraftKings DFS Picks and FanDuel DFS Picks.

Within this page, you are going to see the entire week’s slate of games, which will turnover after the final game of the week. This page will show you all of the Vegas numbers and help you research whether you are looking for fantasy or betting purposes. Starting with the Vegas numbers, you will see the team totals that show the implied total for each team. The opening line is shown to bring you the first look at the odds that were put out. The live odds are going to be the current odds, and also show you what has changed since opening. The over/under is the set total that you can either bet the over or under on. The moneyline is the straight-up bet whether a team is going to win or lose. This is different from the spread where a team will have to win or lose by a certain amount of points for the wager to be considered a success.

Our exclusive ratings will show you how a team is built. The overall rating will be a complete rating with offense and defense included. Each formula is built out with various stats. You can see if a team struggles offensively but are very good defensive, or vice versa. See if teams dominate on both sides of the ball or just struggle altogether. Each week these numbers will change based on what is happening around the league. When clicking the line movement chart, you will see a graph that showcases how the line has moved for the spread, totals, and moneyline.

When clicking the stats tab, you will get the projected starters for the week and some quick stats and ratings. You can also go into a team’s depth chart. Clicking "see matchup" will bring you a more in-depth look at the matchup you have selected. You will see the odds comparison, where you have historical data on all current odds and team’s records against things like the over/under and the spread. There are also betting splits that showcase how teams do on the road, as favorites, and also after a win. You can see how teams score and what they allow by quarter and also by location. While not every team plays each other often, you can see the last five meetings and also the last five matchups, no matter the opponent.

How Oddsmakers Create NFL Lines

Before we dive into how the lines are created, you need to understand that oddsmakers are trying to create a line to attract bettors on both sides. The goal is to balance things out, as they are trying to profit, of course. They are going to look for edges and react to the public as well. Because of their goal, they might add a point or two to a betting line to attract the other side a bit more, or they know the public will be betting heavy. With that, oddsmakers use an advanced formula that is filled with a ton of historical and predictive data to help get an idea of what the line will be. Then they will adjust.

Now throughout the week you might see odds change. There are a few reasons why things change. An obvious indicator is that there is an injury. If the starting quarterback goes down mid-week, you will see the line move away from them and also the total dropdown. If there is a major injury that we don’t know the outcome of yet, the line might be held out until there is more news. The other reason a line will move is because of public money; they will begin to adjust to try and balance things out a bit as mentioned above. There is money that is broken out into sharp and public money. Sharp money can influence a line quite a bit as they will bet the opposite line, which pushes the line the other way.

Our Unique Lineups Team Ratings

The offensive, defensive, and team ratings on this page and around the site are the unique ratings we have generated. Each one is made up of team statistics and data that give us a weekly updating look at where teams rate in comparison to others and around the league. Every week that new numbers come in, it will be updating to the new data and providing you with a new rating each week. If a team is struggling early on, the ratings will reflect that. Now, if they are a solid offense or defense, things will even out over time. This is a way we can track how teams are doing week to week as well. Now, this is not fantasy-related, as it is solely based on team stats and not fantasy points.

Using Matchups For Fantasy Football

This page can be one to kick off your fantasy football research, which is one of the many pit stops you can take for fantasy football research. Starting the week looking at lines and totals can give you an early indicator of what Vegas believes will happen. If an over/under is sitting at 52.5, you are looking at a projected shootout style game with both offenses producing. The next thing is going to look at the spread, which can point you in the direction of how they believe things will go in the game. Running backs on teams that have a spread of a touchdown or more are projected to be in a more favorable spot as their team leads. Teams projected to trail will have a game script likely to pass the ball more, which can help out receivers, tight ends, and quarterbacks in fantasy points.

Dive into the stats page to see how players are performing, as well as the quick depth chart that will show you an updated look at who is starting. Running backs and wide receivers are always going to have competition. Each week things can change as well, so staying on top of the depth chart is much needed. You can also use the defensive ratings and offensive ratings to choose a defense or pick up players for the week. While it is general, you can see what defense struggles or what offense struggles to pick a defense against. Targeting teams with a low team total is a favorable way to find strong fantasy defenses.

Using Matchup For Sports Betting

Now, with all the Vegas data here, you can track line movement with opening and live odds. You are going to want to shop around for the best odds still, but here is a look at what has opened up for each game. Line movement is important to follow as it can indicate where the money is going but also if there is an injury or weather that will impact the game. You will also see trends for popular teams, as the Dallas Cowboys and New England Patriots are always drawing more money in comparison to the rest of the league. Oddsmakers will know this, and that is when the lines will be adjusted more. As you look each week at the matchups, you will notice more and more trends and be able to keep track of data for yourself. Clicking into an individual matchup will give you a deeper dive into betting data.

The moneyline is going to be a straight-up win or lose bet, and here you might have a more straightforward bet to win, but odds might not always be a great value. When the Patriots are ten-point favorites against the New York Jets, then you are going to have the moneyline be very high, and often not profitable unless you are betting a large amount. This means you can look to the spread, which will have better odds, but of course, they would have to win by ten. Now looking for teams to cover the spread, you can get more value on odds, but it comes with the twist of the team winning by whatever the spread is. You can also bet on the underdog to cover the spread, which means they need to win or just within the spread amount.

Looking at the over/under and team totals, you can bet either the over or the under here for certain odds. This is a fun way to bet on the game as a whole instead of worrying about who is going to win or lose. Now the over/under is set on what oddsmakers predict will happen, but also their goal is still to get action on both sides. You will often see these numbers lie pretty close to what you would predict for an outcome. These numbers can also move throughout the week, but they won’t stray too far away from opening unless a major injury occurs.

FAQ

What Is Line Movement?

Line movement is when a point spread or money line moves in either direction up until the start of a game. They can indicate a shift in public money and also give you information on how to bet on the game.

What Is Reverse Line Movement?

Reverse line moment means that the line moved against the public’s money. If more money is on a team, the line will move against the team with the most money. This usually has to do with some sharp money coming in.

What Is Over/Under?

A total is presented, which is the number set by an oddsmaker for the total points scored in a game. You can either bet the over or the under, which will have their own odds. This number can change throughout the week.

What Is A Moneyline?

A moneyline is the odds for a team winning outright. This has nothing to do with the spread, where a team needs to win or lose by a specific amount of points. Moneyline is just the odds for an outright win.

What Is A Point Spread?

A point spread is a set number of points that is made by an oddsmaker to give teams a handicap. It helps even out the game to bet on. A team with a six-point spread needs to win by that amount for you to win the bet.

What Are Team Totals?

Team totals are a number implied by the total over/under and the moneyline. It breaks down the over/under into team totals where you can also bet the over or the under. It is another way of looking at who is favored as well.

What Are Team Ratings?

The team ratings are broken out into team, defense, and offense. The ratings are our unique formula that breaks out teams into a numerical rating. It helps break out teams for you to see the rating compared to others and their strengths and weaknesses.

Why Do Vegas Numbers Change?

Vegas numbers will change for a number of reasons. For the NFL, injuries are what often can change a line or over/under throughout the week. The weather could also do the same where an over/under drops down because it is not favorable.

What Is The Difference Between Open And Live Odds?

The opening lines are going to be the first release by the oddsmakers, and every move after that is going to be listed under live. This helps you track the line to see where it had moved from when it first opened.