We talked to Mike Perry, oddsmaker for Sportsbook.ag, about the flow of action coming in on Sunday’s NFL games.
Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Open: Pick, 48, Move: -1, 51
the conference-leading Atlanta Falcons hope to continue their winning
ways, they'll have to derail one of the hottest teams in the league when
they visit the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a matchup of the top two clubs
in the NFC South. Some books even had Tampa Bay as the favorite earlier
in the week.
“We opened this game a pick ‘em and now have this
one Atlanta -1.5,” says Perry. "And 86 percent of the money is on the
The Bucs have played over the total in seven
consecutive games and bettors have driven the number up to 51 after it
opened at 48.
San Francisco 49ers at New Orleans Saints - Open: Pick, Move: +1
coach Jim Harbaugh is mum on who his starting QB will be for this game,
but numerous reports suggest Colin Kaepernick will be under center on
Sunday after his impressive outing last week.
“We are using
Niners -1 now and 60 percent of the money is on New Orleans,” notes
Perry. “I think it’s a good thing for San Francisco to use Kaepernick.
He provides them with more of a dual threat (run and pass) on offense.”
Seattle Seahawks at Miami Dolphins – Open: +1, Move: +3
bettors know the Seahawks are almost a sure bet at raucous CenturyLink
Field. But Seattle is proving itself on the road this season too.
definitely have more faith in Seattle on the road this season,”
according to Perry. “The Seahawks have covered in two of
their last three on the road and five of six overall. Despite those numbers, 85 percent of the
action is on Miami +3.”
Green Bay Packers at New York Giants – Open: -1, 49, Move: -3, 51
marquee matchup has been getting all kinds of attention from a betting
perspective, but it’s not just the spread that has bettors excited about
“Packers/Giants will be the biggest game of the week
from a volume (action) perspective,” notes Perry. “The Giants are
currently at the opening number of -2.5 here and the total has gone from
49 to 51.5. Around 80 percent of the action is on the Packers, but the
over (90%) has also been a popular bet.”