By Skip Charles in Vegas
There are two types of bettors who frequent online sportsbooks:
The public and the sharps.
The betting public is those who wager on football games casually, meaning they lean toward favorites or the teams that are plastered on their television and social media ahead of game day.
The sharp bettors tend to go against the grain, doing their research and finding value where not many others do. Books will shift lines depending on where the sharps are placing their bets.
The sharpest bettors get their action in shortly after the odds are released, as they anticipate which way the lines will move.
|Opening Line||Current Line|
|Seattle Seahawks vs San Francisco 49ers (Saturday)||49ers -6.5||49ers -9.5|
|Los Angeles Chargers vs Jacksonville Jaguars (Saturday)||Chargers -1.5||Chargers -2.5|
|Miami Dolphins vs Buffalo Bills (Sunday)||Bills -10.5||Bills -13.0|
|New York Giants vs Minnesota Vikings (Sunday)||Vikings -3.0||Vikings -3.0|
|Baltimore Ravens vs Cincinnati Bengals (Sunday)||Bengals -6.5||Bengals -8.5|
|Dallas Cowboys vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Monday)||Cowboys -3.5||Cowboys -2.5|