Sports Betting Blog

In Wednesday’s Poinsettia Bowl, TCU opened as an 11-point favorite at Olympic and is currently garnering 70% of spread wagers, according to Sports Insights’ College Football Betting Trends. Despite receiving only 30% of public action, Louisiana Tech has dropped to a 9.5-point underdog at the market-setting sportsbooks. This reverse-line movement is even more impressive since…

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With Kerry Collins and Curtis Painter under center for the first 11 weeks of the season, Indianapolis went winless and posted a dismal 2-9 record against the spread (ATS). After their Week 12 loss to the Carolina Panthers, Colts head coach Jim Caldwell installed Dan Orlovsky as the team’s new starting quarterback. Since the change…

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Every Monday, we take a look at the opening lines for next week’s NFL games: Team Betting % Open Current Notes Texans 75% -6.5 -6.0 Lone Thursday night matchup puts AFC South in national spotlight. With the sportsbooks adjusting their lines to take a big half-point away from home dog Indy, three out of four…

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The San Francisco 49ers opened as a 3-point favorite at the market-setting Cris sportsbook and, according to Sports Insights’ NFL Betting Trends, is currently receiving just 44% of all spread bets. Not surprisingly, the line remains at -3 with such an even distribution of spread wagers. One factor that must be constantly monitored is the health…

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This year, we’ve highlighted the 80/20 Rule in regards to NFL betting. The 80/20 NFL Rule refers to games where a home underdog is receiving 20% or fewer of spread bets (using Sports Insights’ NFL Betting Trends Data). Last week, the system went 2-0, as both Washington and Arizona covered the spread, improving the system’s…

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