Online Football Betting: Week 4 Games Shaping the Playoffs

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BetMGM Staff @BETMGM Sep 28, 2021, 4:27 PM

Another week of NFL football is upon us, which means more chances for online football betting.

So, what are the latest NFL odds? Which games could have an impact on the playoffs?

There are several big games on the set for next week. These are some of the games to watch in Week 4.

Arizona Cardinals at Los Angeles Rams

Spread: Los Angeles Rams -6

Over/Under: 54.5

This battle between NFC West powers features two of the NFL’s last five undefeated teams.

After last week’s impressive win against the Bucs, some, including myself, may call the Rams the best team in the NFL. But, that does not mean that you should count the Cardinals out.

The Cardinals and Rams have both covered in two of their first three games, and both have shown that they can put up points. The Cardinals and the Rams are two of the top 3 scoring offenses, averaging 34.3 and 31.7 points per game, respectively.

I would expect this to be a high-scoring and more competitive game than the line may suggest. The winner looks to be in the driver’s seat to win a tough division.

Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers

Spread: San Francisco 49ers -3

Over/Under: 52

Both of these teams are coming off of tough losses in Week 3. However, for the Seahawks, there may be an extra sense of urgency considering they are the only team in the NFC West currently under .500.

For the 49ers, injuries are once again becoming a concern, particularly with running backs. Elijah Mitchell and JaMycal Hasty did not play last week against the Packers, with running back Trey Sermon picking up only 31 rushing yards and a touchdown.

If the Seahawks lose, they will be two games behind everyone in their division. If the 49ers lose, you may start to wonder if the injury bug will catch up to them yet again.

Las Vegas Raiders at Los Angeles Chargers

Spread: Los Angeles Chargers -3.5

Over/Under: 52.5

With the Chiefs off to a slow start at 1-2, some view the AFC West as more wide open than initially expected. I am not sure if I fall into that camp, but I think the winner of this game will be in great shape to make the playoffs.

The Raiders have had some impressive wins, upsetting the Ravens in Week 1 and going on the road to beat the Steelers in Week 2. However, the Chargers have shown that they can hold their own against the top teams in the NFL, upsetting the Chiefs in Kansas City last week.

Las Vegas currently leads the league in yards per game on offense, despite averaging under 100 rushing yards per game. As for the Chargers, they only give up an average of 202 passing yards per game.

If the Raiders can get a road win here, they can put themselves in a fantastic position to get a playoff spot with some distance from the Chargers and Chiefs. However, if the Chargers win, they give themselves more tiebreakers, putting them at 2-0 in division play.

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These are some of the biggest games of Week 4 that could impact online football betting and playoff odds.

As the season progresses, divisional games become more critical, and betting action will increase. So why not get in on the action early? Make your predictions, place your bets, and check out other sports betting odds here at BetMGM.

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