Where the action is: Sunday's NFL line moves

Nov 11, 2012 |
We talked to Mike Perry, oddsmaker for Sportsbook.ag, about the flow of action coming in on Sunday’s NFL games.

Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans SaintsOpen: Pick, Move: +2.5

This clash between two high-powered offenses opened as a pick’em, with the line gradually moving throughout the week because of money on the undefeated Falcons.

“We are long on Falcons, but not as big of a decision as you may expect,” Perry told Covers. “63 percent  of the money coming in is on Atlanta.”

Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia EaglesOpen: Pick, Move: +2

These two underachieving teams are both desperate for a win to keep their respective playoff hopes alive and this contest is the biggest mover of the week at Perry’s book.

"This one seems to be the favorite week 10 NFL play for wiseguys,” said Perry. “As the line has moved 4 points (from Philly -1.5 to Dallas -2.5). Also, it’s one of the favorite plays for the betting public, as 86 percent of the cash is on the Cowboys.”

Detroit Lions at Minnesota VikingsOpen: -1, Move: +2.5

This line was looking pretty stable all week, until news of an injury broke.

“The money was about 80/20 in favor of the Lions before it was announced Percy Harvin wont play,” Perry said. “Now, it is at 91 percent on Detroit.”

Houston Texans at Chicago Bears – Total Open: 43, Move: 40

This clash between two stout defenses has attracted major attention to the total. Add some nasty weather that’s expected in Chicago on Sunday to the mix and this total is on the move.

“Sharps seem to like the under for the Sunday night game,” said Perry. “We opened the total at 42.5, and it has dipped 3 points since.”

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