Two of the best teams in the NFC square off on the national stage on Monday Night Football as the Seattle Seahawks host the New Orleans Saints.
We talk to oddsmaker Michael Stewart of Carbonsports.ag about the action coming in on Monday Night Football and where the odds could move come kickoff.
New Orleans Saints at Seattle Seahawks - Open: -5.5, Move: -6, Move: -5
Unsurprisingly, the Seahawks (10-1 SU, 7-4 ATS) are a perfect 5-0 SU at CenturyLink Field this season, and are 3-2 ATS in front of the 12th Man.
The Saints (9-2 SU, 6-5 ATS) are riding a three-game winning streak and won and covered in their previous game on Monday night back in Week 4.
Most shops opened this game with the Seahawks -5.5 or -6 and bettors stepped up to back the home team from the jump.
"We opened Seahawks -5.5 and quickly saw action on the favorite," Stewart tells Covers. "when we saw that 5.5 points against a very good Saints team wasn't enough to slow down the early action on the Seahawks, we went to 6 early last Monday morning."
Bettors came back on the Saints at that number, followed by sharp action which brought the line back to -5.5 and eventually -5, the number Carbonsports.ag is currently dealing.
"So far we've booked this game dead even, with a little bit more money on the dog but when this game kicks, I have a feeling we'll have little or no decision on this side of this game," Stewart says.
The total opened at 46 and sharp bettors instantly backed the Over on that number, thus moving the total to 47.
"At 47, the public started getting involved and betting this game over that number, so we went to 47.5 on Saturday," he says. "With more than 80 percent of the action on the over, this morning we skipped going to 48 and went through that key number to 48.5, the total we're currently dealing."