Cowboys vs. Saints Sharp Betting Report: The Side Pros Are Targeting

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Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara

  • Sharp bettors have taken a clear stance on the Week 4 Sunday Night Football Game between the Dallas Cowboys and New Orleans Saints.
  • Do pros think the Cowboys will cover as 2.5-point road favorites?

There are two widely-held misconceptions when it comes to sharp and recreational betting action.

First, there is not a “sharp side” for every game. Pros certainly don’t wager on every game, even if it’s a prime time matchup like Sunday Night Football. In fact, winning bettors can find themselves on opposite sides of the same game as well.

And second, casual and professional bettors don’t always disagree. There are plenty of instances in which sharps and squares place the same wagers.


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With that said, tonight’s Cowboys vs. Saints game is not only seeing an onslaught of smart money landing on the same side of the spread, but public bettors are in complete disagreement, setting up a sharps vs. squares showdown on Sunday Night Football.

Cowboys vs. Saints Sharp Report

The Cowboys are off to a 3-0 start and are taking on a team starting its backup quarterback. Even though New Orleans stole a win in Seattle last weekend, Dallas as a short road favorite is an easy bet for the public.

Sixty-three percent of bets have come in on America’s Team, but the line has moved off the most important number in football betting (3), down to Saints +2.5.

Casual bettors may be on Dallas, but the pros have consistently hit New Orleans throughout the week.

Sports Insights’ Bet Signals, which track and report professional betting action in real time, have triggered nine (!) smart money indicators on the Saints, explaining why this spread has moved from +3 to +2.5 despite the Cowboys attracting the majority of tickets.

It’s important to note that not a single one of those nine triggers came in with the line at +2.5, so wiseguys are seeing value only when New Orleans is getting the field goal.