Penn State Scandal Driving Public Betting Interest

The scandal at Penn State has not only dominated news coverage for the last week, but it has also increased interest from sports bettors. At the time of publication, the Nebraska/Penn State game has received almost 40% more action (in terms of total number of bets) than any other game on Saturday’s board, including the…

College Football Opening Line Report – Week 2

Every Tuesday, we take a look at the early line movement and college football betting trends for the 15 most heavily bet games, in terms of the number of total bets. Team Betting % Current Open Notes Stanford 88% -21 -18 After Duke lost to FCS Richmond last week, it’s no surprise to see public taking Stanford and Heisman…

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…