Where the action is: NFL Week 16 line moves

Dec 22, 2012 |
Playoff implications and lack of motivation litter NFL Week 16. We talk with online sportsbook BetDSI.eu about the biggest line moves on the board.

Minnesota Vikings at Houston Texans (-8, 45)

Houston has been hit hard and often by the public. The sharp opinion is also backing the Texans, albeit lightly pushing the line to its current -8 value. The teaser action on this game is high as is the bet count at a current 3-to-1 ratio in favor of the Texans. This is one of those games that will make a nice weekend for the books if Minnesota can win outright.

Indianapolis Colts at Kansas City Chiefs (+7, 41.5)

This has been a completely public dominated affair with the bet count and money count both in favor of the colts at 6-to-1 and 7-to-1 ratios. Sharps have not chimed in on this game and probably won’t.

New York Giants at Baltimore Ravens (+2.5, 47)


The Giants, as usual, are attracting public money on the over. There is a sharp opinion leaning towards the under here but not enough to invert the bet versus amount bet positions. The side is seeing about an 8-to-1 money wagered count in the Giants favor with teaser action going their way as well. This game has been a public-driven position with no real sharp opinion on this side.

Green Bay Packers at Tennessee Titans (+12.5, 44.5)


Sharps have backed the Titans at double-digit spread values. The Packers have a public backing to the tune of a 5-to-1 advantage in terms of bet count and a 2-to-1 advantage in terms of money wagered.

San Diego Chargers at New York Jets (-3, 37.5)


There is a sharp-versus-public contrast with the public driving a 3-to-1 bet count in favor of the Chargers and the sharps driving a 2-to-1 wager volume advantage in favor of the down-and-out Jets. Sharp action has driven the line down hard in this unattractive matchup.

Other Week 16 Notes:

This week there are not a lot of sharp-versus-public contrasts. The Week 16 card has seen the sharps backing totals with the under 44/44.5 for the St Louis-Tampa Bay matchup and the over 36 in the Chicago-Arizona game.

Odds and commentary courtesy of BetDSI.eu.
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