Washington vs. Patriots NFL Preseason Odds & Picks: How Sharps Are Moving Thursday Night’s Line

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  • Sharp bettors are moving the spread for Thursday night's Washington Football Team vs. New England Patriots NFL preseason Week 1 matchup.
  • According to the latest NFL odds, the Patriots are 1-point favorites over Washington, but the line has not always sat at that number.
  • Continue reading to see updated Washington vs. <a class="wpil_keyword_link " href="https://www.actionnetwork.com/nfl/odds/new-england-patriots" title="Patriots odds" data-wpil-keyword-link="linked">Patriots odds</a>, including how sharp money is moving this number.

Washington vs. Patriots Odds

Washington Odds+1
Patriots Odds-1
DateThursday, Aug. 12
Time7:30 p.m. ET
TVNFL Network

*NFL odds updated as of Thursday at 12 p.m. ET

Earlier this morning, I published a post examining how tonight's Washington vs. Patriots over/under has moved since opening and theorized that status updates for Ryan Fitzpatrick (and eventually Cam Newton and Mac Jones) were responsible for an influx of professional betting action.

Interestingly, the Washington vs. Patriots spread had yet to move on that news as of early Thursday morning.

However, that all changed a few hours later when sharps came back for more, this time keying in on Thursday night's Washington vs. Patriots NFL preseason Week 1 spread.

Washington vs. Patriots Pick

As mentioned above, the Washington vs. Patriots spread sat at New England +2 earlier this morning, but has now flipped to Pats -1 (click here for live NFL preseason Week 1 odds) thanks to sharp betting action.

With news of New England's intention to play both Newton and Jones tonight, or perhaps some other piece of information, an influx of smart money hit the Patriots at around 10:35 a.m. ET Thursday per Action Labs' Bet Signals data.

With respected bettors jumping on Bill Belichick's team as an underdog, oddsmakers across the market reacted by pushing the Pats to -1.

The public is also pivoting to New England as we get closer to game time, evidenced by the 61% percent of spread tickets now on the home favorite.

To put this in perspective, that percentage sat at 56% shortly before 10 a.m. ET Thursday.

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