NFL Opening Line Report Week 17

Teams are positioning for the NFL playoffs — and the sports marketplace and Public often overvalue this factor.  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.

Tennessee Titans vs. Indianapolis Colts

This game is currently the heaviest-bet game of the week, by far.  Bettors are getting down on the Colts to the tune of 81%.  They are assuming that the Colts, who are not yet ensured a playoff spot (!!) — will manhandle the Titans.  The line opened at Colts -8.5, but has already ticked up to Colts -9 to -9.5.  Some public books have the game posted at Colts -10.

Team # Bets Spread % Open Current
Tennessee Titans 5421 19% +8.5 +9.5
Indianapolis Colts 81% -8.5 -9.5

St. Louis Rams vs. Seattle Seahawks

This game, the battle for first place in the weak NFC West Division, features the 7-8 Rams vs. the 6-9 Seahawks.  The NFL marketplace has some big line movement in this game, with CRIS opening the game with the  Seahawks (who are at home), as slight favorites.  The line has moved sharply, from Seattle -1 — all the way to Seattle as +3 underdogs.

Team # Bets Spread % Open Current
St. Louis Rams 747 75% +1 -3
Seattle Seahawks 25% -1 +3

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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