NFL Playoffs: Conference Championship Opening Line Report

In the Wild Card round all four road teams were victorious but it was all home teams winning in the Divisional Round, setting up Conference Championship matchups of Patriots/Broncos and Cardinals/Panthers. Patriots at Broncos (Sunday at 3:05 pm ET): BetOnline was the first to open this game and they started with Patriots -2.5 but were…

NFL Playoffs: Divisional Round Betting Preview

Every week in this space we highlight the most interesting line moves at the market-setting offshore sportsbooks — typically CRIS and Pinnacle which take the highest limits and therefore attract the sharpest bettors. By contrasting the opening and current lines with the public betting trends from our seven contributing offshore sportsbooks, we’re able to explain…

2015-16 NFL Playoffs: NFL Divisional Round Opening Line Report

After an exciting wild-card round filled with blowout wins and last-minute collapses, the matchups are set for the divisional round.  The screenshot below, which is available for Sportsbook Insider subscribers, displays the opening odds and public betting trends for each matchup. Non-members can also keep up with all the latest line moves by visiting our free NFL odds page. Last…

2016 NFL Head Coaching Odds

On Wednesday morning Bovada, a popular offshore sportsbook, posted odds for six of the seven head coaching vacancies. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who fired Lovie Smith on Thursday morning, were not listed as an option. It’s difficult to evaluate which available job is the most attractive to potential suitors, but it’s tough to argue against Tampa Bay…

NFL Playoffs: Wild Card Weekend Betting Preview

Every week in this space we highlight the most interesting line moves at the market-setting offshore sportsbooks — typically CRIS and Pinnacle which take the highest limits and therefore attract the sharpest bettors. By contrasting the opening and current lines with the public betting trends from our seven contributing offshore sportsbooks, we’re able to explain…

2015 NFL Season: Year End Betting Recap

Every Tuesday morning, the team at Sports Insights will examine some of the most interesting trends and results from the past week’s NFL action. Now that the regular season has concluded, we will look back at the top trends, prop bets, and more from the past season. During the 2015-16 regular season, underdogs posted a record…