Where the action is: Sharps, public differ on Falcons-Lions

Sharp bettors and public money are taking opposite sides of tonight’s Saturday night matchup between the Atlanta Falcons and Detroit Lions.

The Falcons opened as 3-point road favorites and have since moved as high as -4.5. According to oddsmakers at BetSDI.eu, the public push has Atlanta dominating in bet count at a 5-to-1 ratio but sharp money jumped on the discounted home team, moving the spread towards its original opener.

“Sharps are backing Detroit heavily at +4, pushing the line to its current value +3.5 with sharps still backing the Lions at that value as well,” BetSDI told Covers. “The public money does outweigh the sharp money in this game as well.”

The total opened at 51 points for this standalone matchup and has dropped to as low as 50 as of Saturday afternoon.

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Posted by damonte
4 years ago

Lions have disappointed all year. Atl is motivated to clinch the top seed. Add to that they're built as a dome team and that is tonites venue. What kind of home field advantage do Lions possess? This square is on Falcons tonite.

Posted by gfoss59
4 years ago

Nice piece, thanks. It was a post on Covers that put this on my radar screen -- and I think has spurred a lot of interest and captured the thinking of the Sharpies... "Pound the Lions," &tc., LeagueCapper, here: http://www.covers.com/postingforum/post01/showmessage.aspx?spt=21&sub=101509391 (I give him a lot of credit, and you fellas should too.) And we wrote a followup, here: http://spaces.covers.com/blog/gfoss59/NFL/12222012-Lions-and-Falcons-and-Squares-oh-my.html Sorry about the links that don't link, but that's a limitation on your Covers software... imho, you should enter the world of the cloud and let people post hotlinks. I know there's spam, but there are spam filters, too. Jus' sayin. With respect, 59er
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