Moneyline Winning Percentages

Recently in our series of Bet Sharp articles, we produced an article detailing the value of betting the moneyline on small visiting dogs in the NFL. After combing through our historical database we found that betting the moneyline on road teams getting between 2.5 and 6.5 points has produced a profit of 62.26 units since…

2012 AFC Championship: Does the Public Like New England or Baltimore?

As we noted in our NFL Conference Championship Opening Line Report, early public money jumped on New England and we’ve seen that trend continue throughout the week. Sports Insights’ NFL Betting Trends data shows the Patriots are currently receiving 61% of spread bets for Sunday’s AFC Championship Game against the Ravens. Since 61% of public…

NFL Conference Championship Opening Line Report

Team Betting % Current Open Notes Baltimore Ravens 35% +7.5 +6.5 After watching New England pound Denver in the AFC Divisional Round, the public is pounding the Patriots this week, pushing the line through the key number of 7 to 7.5. New England Patriots 65% -7.5 -6.5 New York Giants 57% +2.5 +2 Fifty-six percent…

NFL Playoff Betting Trends: New York Giants vs. Green Bay Packers

The Green Bay Packers opened as a 9-point favorite at the market-setting Cris sportsbook but, according to Sports Insights’ NFL Betting Trends, is currently receiving just 40% of all spread bets. It is odd to see a favorite with such a low percentage of spread wagers, especially after the Packers flirted with an undefeated season. Undoubtedly,…

NFL Opening Line Report – Divisional Round

Every Monday, we take a look at the opening lines for next week’s NFL games: Team Betting % Open Current Notes Saints 72% -3.0 -3.0 This Saturday afternoon showdown (4:30 PM ET) is already the most heavily bet game of the week by a landslide. Despite boasting a 13-3 record, earning a first-round bye and…

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….