NFL Opening Lines Report – Week 2

An early look at the lines for Week 2 of the NFL: Team Betting % Open Current Notes Packers 74% -10 -10.5 A surprisingly impressive showing from Cam Newton won’t prevent the Panthers from being big underdogs against the defending champs. Panthers 26% 10 10.5 Cardinals 47% 4 4.5 A solid division win for the ‘Skins over the…

NFL Betting and Shopping for the Best Line

With the 2013-14 NFL and NCAA Football seasons right around the corner, it’s important to revisit the concept of shopping for the best line as a way to maximize value and increase your bankroll. The table below shows odds and betting trends data for a previous Week 1 NFL matchup between the New England Patriots…

NFL Week 1 – Early Line Moves of Interest (Part 2)

1. Atlanta Falcons vs. Chicago Bears The betting public is hammering the Falcons, with 79% of spread bets taking the road favorites. Both CRIS and Pinnacle opened Atlanta as a 1-point favorite in this game, but have moved the line to -2.5 to offset the influx of early public money. Team # Bets Spread Current Open Atlanta Falcons…

NFL Week 1 – Early Line Moves of Interest

1. New Orleans Saints vs. Green Bay Packers In the upcoming 2011 season opener, the defending Super Bowl champs opened as 4.5-point home favorites at CRIS. However, early betting action is all over New Orleans, pushing the line down to -4.5 at both CRIS and Pinnacle. Team # Bets Spread Current Open New Orleans Saints 632 75%…

NFL Opening Line Report – Week 1

The lockout has ended and a few of the market setting sportsbooks have posted lines for Week 1 matchups. We are still six weeks away from the start of the 2011 season, but let’s take an early look at Week 1 lines and betting trends. Team Betting % Current Open New Orleans Saints 75% 4.5 5 Green Bay…

The NFL is back

While it is still over six weeks until the NFL season officially starts, the new agreement between the players and owners has everyone fired up about football again.  With many books releasing lines for week 1 games, it is time to get your satellite package, fantasy team, and barbecue grill ready for the season.  It’s…