NFL Opening Line Report – Week 3

Every Monday, we take a look at the opening lines for next week’s NFL games: Team Betting % Current Open Notes 49ers 68% 1 1 A surprising start for the Bengals (1-1) who could easily be 2-0.  Andy Dalton looked solid against Denver, while the 49ers fell to Dallas in overtime. Bengals 32% -1 -1…

NFL Opening Lines Report – Week 2

An early look at the lines for Week 2 of the NFL: Team Betting % Open Current Notes Packers 74% -10 -10.5 A surprisingly impressive showing from Cam Newton won’t prevent the Panthers from being big underdogs against the defending champs. Panthers 26% 10 10.5 Cardinals 47% 4 4.5 A solid division win for the ‘Skins over the…

NFL Betting and Shopping for the Best Line

With the 2013-14 NFL and NCAA Football seasons right around the corner, it’s important to revisit the concept of shopping for the best line as a way to maximize value and increase your bankroll. The table below shows odds and betting trends data for a previous Week 1 NFL matchup between the New England Patriots…

NFL Week 1 – Early Line Moves of Interest (Part 2)

1. Atlanta Falcons vs. Chicago Bears The betting public is hammering the Falcons, with 79% of spread bets taking the road favorites. Both CRIS and Pinnacle opened Atlanta as a 1-point favorite in this game, but have moved the line to -2.5 to offset the influx of early public money. Team # Bets Spread Current Open Atlanta Falcons…

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 Opening Line Report – Week 1

The lockout has ended and a few of the market setting sportsbooks have posted lines for Week 1 matchups. We are still six weeks away from the start of the 2011 season, but let’s take an early look at Week 1 lines and betting trends. Team Betting % Current Open New Orleans Saints 75% 4.5 5 Green Bay…