Are NFL Underdogs Undervalued in Low Scoring Games?

In tonight’s Monday Night Football matchup, two of the league’s premier defenses will face off with the San Francisco 49ers (6-2-1) hosting the Chicago Bears (7-2). Currently, these two teams rank one-two in the league in scoring defense, and points will definitely be at a premium tonight — especially with both starting quarterbacks out. The…

The Point Spread is +2.5, Take the Points or Bet the Money Line?

The majority of sportsbooks have New Orleans listed as a 3-point favorite against Philadelphia on Monday Night Football. Meanwhile, a handful of others, like 5Dimes, BetGrande and BetOnline, have moved the Saints to a -2.5 point spread. This half-point move is significant since the spread is now off the key number of three. We always encourage bettors…

Seattle Seahawks’ Win Caps Off Huge Weekend for Sportsbooks

While Tuesday morning water cooler talk will be dominated by the final play of Monday Night’s Green Bay/Seattle debacle, the bigger story is its affect on NFL betting for the entire weekend. According to an article by Darren Rovell on ESPN.com, sportsbook managers estimate that between $150 million and $250 million worth of bets shifted…

Monday Night Football Betting Trends

Chaotic. That’s the most fitting way to describe yesterday’s slate of NFL games. Although a vast majority of the discussion this morning has surrounded the ineptitude of the replacement officials, let’s look at the thrilling match-ups that we were lucky enough to witness. Back-up quarterback Shaun Hill led the Detroit Lions to a 14-point comeback in the final…

Bring Back Normal Refs? Fans Say Yes, NFL Bettors Say No

After a two-hour first half filled with replay reviews, zebra conferences and blown calls, a crew of replacement officials managed to turn last night’s Monday Night Football game between the Denver Broncos and Atlanta Falcons into the season’s first edition of Tuesday Morning Football. Justifiably, fans, fantasy footballers and NFL players themselves have spoken out about 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…