Sports Betting Blog

Every week in this space we highlight the most interesting line moves at the market-setting offshore sportsbooks — typically CRIS and Pinnacle 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 explain…

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After an exciting wild-card round filled with blowout wins and last-minute collapses, the matchups are set for the divisional round.  The screenshot below, which is available for Sportsbook Insider subscribers, displays the opening odds and public betting trends for each matchup. Non-members can also keep up with all the latest line moves by visiting our free NFL odds page. Last…

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Airing the first College Football Playoff games on New Year’s Eve majorly backfired with total viewership dropping by more than 30%. This head-scratching scheduling decision, which drew widespread criticism from fans and media alike, has also affected betting behavior but not as significantly. After tracking 214,819 bets on the two semifinal games last season, we tracked 202,042 this season —…

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Shortly after Duke beat Wisconsin to win last year’s NCAA title, a number of Las Vegas sportsbooks including the LV Superbook and William Hill posted way-too-early futures for the 2015-16 season. This was particularly intriguing since it was still unknown which players will be declaring early for the NBA Draft and which will be returning to school next…

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