The life of a point spread starts long before the week of the game. NFL lines for every regular season game were posted over the summer and updated lookahead lines are posted on Tuesday or Wednesday of the previous week at most sportsbooks. That means that we have an idea of what the oddsmakers are thinking very early in the process.
After seeing Sunday’s games play out, adjustments are made to those lines and bettors start to really dig in and research for the next week. Sometimes our first impressions are the right ones. Even if you aren’t ready to fire on the games right away, it is still a good idea to take stock of where the line is early in the week.
Here are some early lines that I like for Week 4: