Amari Cooper Trade Moving Colts-Raiders Line to Key Betting Number

Oct 23, 2018 7:05 AM EDT
  • The Indianapolis Colts-Oakland Raiders Week 8 matchup (4:05 p.m. ET on CBS) opened as a pick 'em at Pinnacle.
  • Shortly after news of the Amari Cooper trade to the Dallas Cowboys broke, the Colts-Raiders betting line moved to Colts -3.

The Oakland Raiders are officially in rebuilding (tanking) mode.

After trading defensive end Khalil Mack before the season, the Raiders shipped wide receiver Amari Cooper to the Dallas Cowboys on Monday for a 2019 first-round draft pick.

The NFL betting market was already bearish on the Raiders for their Week 8 matchup with the Indianapolis Colts (4:05 p.m. ET on CBS), and trading away Cooper has only exacerbated that.


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This game opened as a pick’ em at Pinnacle, and bettors have wasted no time pounding the Colts.¬†Seventy-six percent of tickets and 90% of dollars wagered on the spread have taken Indy as of writing (see live data here).

The one-sided betting action moved the line to Colts -1 early on Monday afternoon. Shortly after 3 p.m. ET, news of the Cooper trade broke, and the line went on the move once again.

Bettors quickly moved Indy to a 3-point favorite, the most important number in NFL point-spread betting.

Since hitting 3, the line has stabilized across the betting market.

Credit:

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Amari Cooper

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OPEN
CURR
# BETS
HOU
WAS
43
+3
42
+3
CIN
BAL
43.5
-4.5
44
-5.5
PIT
JAC
47.5
+6
46.5
+5
CAR
DET
50.5
+3
49.5
+4.5
DAL
ATL
47.5
-4.5
50
-3
TEN
IND
48
-3
51
-1
TB
NYG
52
PK
53
-3
OAK
ARI
41
-4
41
-5
DEN
LAC
47
-7.5
46.5
-7
PHI
NO
54.5
-9
56
-7.5
MIN
CHI
45.5
-2.5
44
-2.5
KC
LA
63.5
-1
63
-3.5