Sports Betting Blog

Every week in this space we highlight the most interesting line moves at the market-setting offshore sportsbooks — typically CRIS, Pinnacle and 5Dimes which take the highest limits and therefore attract the sharpest bettors. By contrasting the opening and current lines with the public betting trends from our seven contributing offshore sportsbooks, we’re able to…

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Last week was highlighted by Miami’s ridiculous and improbable victory over Duke. The Hurricanes (closed +10 on the spread, +290 on the moneyline) eight-lateral game-winning kickoff return was reminiscent of “The Play” and helped give Miami the weekend’s biggest upset. Miami received just 35% of spread bets in this matchup, helping contribute to another profitable week…

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Welcome to the latest installment of our ongoing 2016 Betting Series. In previous posts, we have detailed the opening odds for each presidential candidate, examined the “invincibility” of Donald Trump and highlighted the unexpected ascent of Carly Fiorina. This time, we turn our attention to the third Republican presidential debate to determine which candidates bolstered their…

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For years betting against the public has been one of the most basic, popular and profitable strategies used by Sports Insights. The logic is simple: whichever team the public is loading up on, simply bet the other team. The public loves to bet favorites and overs, so sportsbooks will shade their lines accordingly. Historically this had led to value…

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