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

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…