Week 6 of the 2013 NFL schedule brought us an historic pointspread in the Jacksonville Jaguars and Denver Broncos matchup. Denver opened as a 27.5-point fave at most wagering locales, but it's the Over that has sharps and the wagering public racing to their favorite book.
And with good reason.
The Broncos boast a 5-0 Over/Under record as they head into Week 6 and are coming off an epic shootout against the Dallas Cowboys where the two teams combined for 99 points.
We talk to oddsmakers about the biggest adjustments to the Week 6 odds and where the action is heading into Sunday's kickoffs:
Oakland Raiders at Kansas City Chiefs - Open: -10, Move: -8
Most shops opened with the Chiefs in the -9.5 to -10 vicinity and sharps instantly sided with the Raiders, promptly adjusting the line, where the public has jumped on the undefeated Chiefs.
"Sharp versus public split on this matchup with sharps backing Oakland at the +9.5 through +10 (-115) values," said an oddsmaker with BetDSI. "The public is 100 percent on Kansas City at -7.5 to -8."
Philadelphia Eagles at Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Open: Pick, Move: +3, Move: +2.5
With quarterback subplots making headlines on both teams recently, this matchup opened as a pick at most wagering outlets. Michael Vick looks to be reportedly out for the Eagles. That hasn't stopped Eagles' backers, however.
"Nick Foles looked great filling in for Vick last week," Mike Perry of Sportsbook.ag told Covers. "The Bucs are a team in turmoil. This is the biggest decision of the early NFL games, with Philly getting 86 percent of cash."
Detroit Lions at Cleveland Browns - Open: +3, Move: +2.5
Here we have yet another game which has public and sharp bettors divided. The Browns have been a pleasant story in recent weeks, but Brandon Weedon will be under center for the Browns and he's been the starter for both of Cleveland's losses.
That hasn't stopped sharp bettors, however, who have been backing the Browns.
"Sharp bettors are taking Cleveland at the +3 (-100) and/or the +2.5 (+100) values," BetDSI tells Covers. "The public has backed Detroit through every line variation."
Jacksonville Jaguars at Denver Broncos - Open: 51.5, Move: 53
The seemingly unstoppable Broncos opened as historic favorites versus the lowly Jacksonville Jaguars. Most shops opened with Denver -27.5, but bettors are attracted to the total for this late-afternoon affair with both sharp and public bettors hitting the Over.
"Both sharp and public alike are flocking to the Jags at Denver total. Sharps started backing the number early at the over 51.5 and 52 values. The public is pouring in on the over at any number. This will be an entirely one sided total affair."
New Orleans Saints at New England Patriots - Open: -3, Move: -2
The Saints face a tough road test in New England in this late afternoon matchup. The Pats have been very unpopular for a few weeks now and this week is no different with the public flocking towards the Saints.
"Injuries and lackluster wins have the public shying away from the Pats and into the arms of an undefeated Saints squad," says BetDSI. "Sharp money is on the Saints at the +3 (-115) values. There was also some sharp money movement on the first half of this tilt at New Orleans +1."