NFL Opening Line Report Week 15

The NFL playoff race is heating up — and the public is jumping on the hot playoff teams to continue their good performance.  The opening lines are out for this week’s upcoming NFL action, and what does the early betting action say?  Please visit our blog and read our series of Sports Marketwatch articles for updated information during the week.

San Francisco 49ers vs. San Diego Chargers

Thursday night’s game is already attracting a lot of betting activity — and the action is lopsided, with the high-scoring Chargers currently receiving almost 80% of bets over the 49ers.  The Chargers are still in the playoff hunt, while the 49ers stand at 5-8.  Teams with playoff hopes and expectations are sometimes overvalued — and the reverse line movement, based on CRIS’s opening line of SD -9 (ticking down to SD -8.5) shows that some “smart money” is on SF.  Keep your browser pointed to SportsInsights.com for up-to-date betting information on this game.

Team # Bets Spread % Open Current
San Francisco 49ers 8259 23% +9 +8.5
San Diego Chargers 77% -9 -8.5

Atlanta Falcons vs. Seattle Seahawks

This game is the heaviest-bet game on Sunday — and is the most lopsided-bet game of the week.  We were going to write that the Falcons have “quietly” won seven games in a row, but perhaps this is not true, with the 11-2 Falcons receiving a huge 92% of the bets against the competitive 6-7 Seahawks.  Again, there is reverse line movement on the underdog, meaning sharps feel there is value on the Seahawks.

Team # Bets Spread % Open Current
Atlanta Falcons 7490 92% -6.5 -6
Seattle Seahawks 8% +6.5 +6

Keep an eye on the latest line movements and betting percentages to help you increase the value of your sports handicapping methods. In particular, keep your browser pointed to SportsInsights.com for up-to-the-second betting lines, odds, and information on the sports marketplace and “contrarian value” in the sports investing world.

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