How Are Bettors Reacting to Colin Kaepernick’s Season Debut?

San Francisco 49ers’ backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been arguably the most polarizing player in football this year. The sixth-year signal caller has been taking a knee during the national anthem in order to bring attention to inequality and racial bias in the United States. His silent protests have sparked national conversation and debate, but they have…

2016 NFL Week 6 Opening Line Report

There’s only one undefeated team left in the NFL after Week 5: the Minnesota Vikings. In addition, the Vikings are the only team that have covered all five games, and they have done so despite injuries to Teddy Bridgewater, Adrian Peterson and, most recently, Stefon Diggs. Although Minnesota’s starting quarterback, Sam Bradford, is 4-0 ATS (+3.73…

2016 NFL Season: Week 5 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. We’ll also look at our betting systems, prop bets, futures movement, bad beats and more. Based on the closing line at Pinnacle, underdogs went 7-6-1 ATS in Week 5. On the…

2016 NFL Week 5 Line Moves That Matter

Every week in this space we highlight the most interesting line moves at the market-setting offshore sportsbooks — typically Bookmaker 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 determine…

Are Bettors Finally Ready to Respect the Vikings?

After scoring a 24-10 win over the Giants on Monday Night Football, the Minnesota Vikings are one of just three remaining unbeaten teams. The Vikings have also covered the spread in nine consecutive games; the longest active streak in the league. This level of success has been very surprising, especially given some of the adversity…