Sports Betting Blog

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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As anticipation for this weekend’s epic showdown between the Patriots and Broncos reaches a fever pitch, the team at Sports Insights has found that this game may fit a very profitable model. In a 2003 article, we examined the value of betting on late season underdogs and uncovered a noticeable home field bias between weeks…

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The Atlanta Falcons opened as 10.5 point favorites at the market-setting Cris sportbook and, according to Sports Insights’ NFL Betting Trends, is currently receiving 62% of all spread bets. This slanted betting percentage has shifted the line 3 points to -13.5. The Falcons are playing with a number of key offensive players battling injuries, which is a…

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NHL Square Plays are now 33-32 for the season which is good for 50.8 percent.  While this percentage would not be high enough to turn a profit betting against the spread in football or basketball, it can be profitable taking underdogs in hockey.  NHL Square Plays have won 12.6 units this season while winning only…

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The NBA officially tips off in less than two weeks, so let’s take a look at the early line moves and betting trends data for the slate of Christmas Day games. Team Betting % Open Current Notes Heat 72% pk -3 Bettors have already forgotten last season with 72% of spread bets taking visiting Miami,…

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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 Jaguars 44% 10.5 11.0 Lone Thursday night matchup presents great value to the public, with spread bettors seemingly split down the middle as to who to take. Despite the sportsbooks adjusting their lines to…

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