Early Line Movement: Week 1 Edition

After months and months of anticipation, the NFL season will kick off tomorrow evening with the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants hosting their longtime NFC East rival Dallas Cowboys. While the game itself should make for entertaining television, it’s difficult to find value in such an evenly bet game as the host Giants…

Peyton Who? Colts 3-0 ATS with Dan Orlovsky

With Kerry Collins and Curtis Painter under center for the first 11 weeks of the season, Indianapolis went winless and posted a dismal 2-9 record against the spread (ATS). After their Week 12 loss to the Carolina Panthers, Colts head coach Jim Caldwell installed Dan Orlovsky as the team’s new starting quarterback. Since the change…

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 Betting Trends – Indianapolis Colts vs. Tennessee Titans

Indianapolis has lost three straight games, with Peyton Manning throwing 11 interceptions over that stretch. However, the betting public continues to heavily back the Colts, who are receiving 89% of spread bets and 86% of moneyline wagers for Thursday’s game against the Titans. These lopsided betting percentages have pushed the Colts to a 3-point favorite,…

NFL Opening Line Report – 9/13/2010

The NFL’s week 1 is not over yet, but we have already taken a look at the opening lines coming in on week 2’s games, with our real-time odds and found some lines that are moving early. Pittsburgh came away from week 1 with a overtime victory over Atlanta in the first of four games…