NFL Marketwatch – Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers

Welcome to the 2012-13 edition of NFL Marketwatch, where the team at Sports Insights gives sports fans unprecedented insight into the NFL point-spread market. Every week we analyze the sports betting marketplace to pinpoint which games the public are chasing and which the sharps are pounding. Overall Record: 2-3 The goal of this weekly column…

What is the Point-Spread Value of Elite NFL Quarterbacks?

Whenever an elite NFL quarterback gets injured, we get asked what kind of point-spread value sportsbooks assign to the player in order to make a line adjustment. In most cases, sportsbook don’t open a line on a game when they know a starting quarterback’s status is in doubt. However, most books opened this week’s Ravens/Steelers…

NFL Playoff Betting Trends: Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Denver Broncos

In this highly anticipated playoff matchup, the Pittsburgh Steelers opened as an 8-point favorite at the market-setting Cris sportsbook and, according to Sports Insights’ NFL Betting Trends, is currently receiving 56% of all spread bets. The public betting percentages were nearly even, but the line still dropped to -7.5 indicating that sharp money is taking Denver….

Thursday Night Football Betting Trends: Browns vs. Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers opened as a 13.5 point favorite at the market-setting Cris sportsbook and, according to Sports Insights’ NFL Betting Trends, is currently receiving 72% of all spread bets. This disproportionate betting percentage moved the line to a key number at -14 as of Thursday afternoon. One factor to monitor in this game is the…