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….

Weekend Sports Update (Focus on NFL)

This weekend, we’re focusing on the NFL Playoffs during Wildcard Weekend.  Sports Insights’ popular NFL Marketwatch just completed a successful regular season by going 12-5  (70.6%). Since inception over 7 years ago, the NFL Marketwatch column has compiled a 57.3% winning percentage — with six winning seasons and one break-even season.  Please take a look at…

The St. Louis Rams and the Value of Late Season Home Dogs

Recently in our series of Bet Sharp articles, we re-examined a 2003 article by Richard Borghesi entitled Price Predictability: Insights from the NFL Point Spread. Borghesi’s paper revealed that home underdogs are extremely undervalued in weeks 15-17, and our data confirmed this trend. In fact, our records indicated that this trend had only strengthened since that…

NFL Opening Line Report – Wild Card Weekend

Every Monday, we take a look at the opening lines for next week’s NFL games: Team Betting % Open Current Notes Bengals 56% 3.0 3.0 No line movement thus far for this Saturday afternoon showdown (4:30 PM ET). As a result, the betting public remains just slightly in favor of the underdog Bengals keeping it…