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NFL Sharp Report: Pros Betting Patriots-Bears, Two Other Week 7 Games

Oct 21, 2018 8:55 AM EDT
  • Wiseguys are betting three NFL games on Sunday, headlined by New England Patriots-Chicago Bears (1 p.m. ET). The game is listed at Patriots -2.5 with an over/under of 48.5
  • Sharps are also getting down on Tennessee Titans-Los Angeles Chargers (9:30 a.m. ET) and New Orleans Saints-Baltimore Ravens (4:05 p.m. ET).

In gambling circles, “sharps” (also known as wiseguys) are professional bettors with long track records of success.

They don’t bet games based on bias or gut instinct.  Instead, they are 100% analytical and value-driven. 

Wiseguys bet numbers, not teams. When they place big wagers on a game, they force bookmakers to move the lines.

By using the betting tools available at The Action Network and Sports Insights, we can track how sharps are affecting betting lines for every NFL Week 7 game.


>> All odds as of 2 p.m. ET on Saturday. Download The Action Network App to get real-time NFL odds and track your bets.


Betting Terms to Know

Steam Move: Sudden, drastic and uniform line movement across the market caused by an overload of sharp action from respected players.

Reverse Line Movement: When the betting line moves in the opposite direction of the betting percentages. It’s a top smart money indicator.

Line Freeze: When one side is getting heavy betting, but the line won’t budge, indicating sharp liability on the other side.

Juice: The tax or commission that bettors must pay sportsbooks in order for them to accept your wager. A -115 juice means a bettor would have to wager $115 to win $100.

Full Sports Betting Glossary

Now let’s get to the games!

Tennessee Titans vs. Los Angeles Chargers (in London)

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Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky (10).

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-3
45
-3.5
44.5
41
-9.5
40.5
-7
59
-14.5
60
-13
-9.5
47
-9.5
46.5
43.5
-11
43
-10.5
46.5
-7
46
-6
54
-3
55
-3
48
-3
47.5
-3
47
-3
47.5
-3
-3
38
-3
37.5
44
-13
45
-12
51
-10
51
-9
-3.5
47.5
-3
47
48.5
-4.5
48
-3
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