2015 Pro Bowl Betting Analysis

The 2015 Pro Bowl kicks off this Sunday at 8:00 PM ET when a team coached by Cris Carter will face off against a team coached by Michael Irvin. For the second straight year, the NFL has eschewed the traditional AFC vs. NFC format in favor of randomized rosters determined by Hall of Fame captains. The Pro…

Historical Super Bowl Trends

Super Bowl XLIX kicks off on Sunday, February 1st at 6:30 PM when the New England Patriots face off against the defending champion Seattle Seahawks. New England opened as a 3-point underdog but, at the time of publication, was receiving 77% of spread bets. This one-sided public betting has pushed the game to a pick ‘em and…

NFL Playoffs: Conference Championship Prop Bets

The first game of the NFL conference championship round kicks off this Sunday at 3:05 PM eastern time when the Seattle Seahawks (-7.5) host the Green Bay Packers followed by the New England Patriots (-6.5) hosting the Indianapolis Colts at 6:40 PM eastern time. While most bettors will be focusing on either the spread, moneyline or…

NFL Conference Championships: Early Line Movement Report

The NFL Conference Championship games kick off this Sunday with a trip to Super Bowl XLIX on the line. Although most home teams opened as 7-point favorites at the market-setting Pinnacle sportsbook, the line for these two games have moved in decidedly different directions. Over the past decade it’s become increasingly obvious that you can’t…

Why are Key Numbers so Important in NFL Betting?

Because NFL teams most often score in multiples of 3 (field goals) and 7 (touchdowns + extra points), getting on or off these key numbers can have a significant effect on your winning percentage and units won. For example, since 2003 there have been 2,670 NFL games played (including both regular and postseason games). 411…

Super Bowl XLIX Lines

Now that the AFC and NFC Championship games are set, lines for potential Super Bowl XLIX matchups have been posted at 5Dimes. Packers -2.5 vs. Colts  |  Total 54.5 Patriots -2.5 vs. Packers  |  Total 57 Seahawks -4 vs. Colts  |  Total 44 Seahawks -2 vs. Patriots  |  Total 46 NFC team -2 vs. AFC team…