NFL Week 2 Sharp Action Tracker: Pros Doubling Down on Redskins vs. Cowboys Spread, Over/Under
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- Sharp money is flowing on Sunday's NFL Week 2 slate.
- Below is a running list of today's sharpest NFL bets, updated in real-time as professional money hits the market.
NFL betting odds typically open on Sunday afternoons/evenings for the following week’s games, giving bettors seven full days to analyze and shape lines.
The Action Notwork covers betting market trends, line movement and professional action in real-time, including through weekly NFL Sharp Reports.
But with betting limits the largest on gameday, wiseguy money comes in hot and heavy throughout the morning on Sunday, shaping lines leading up to kickoff.
In fact, since the flurry of action is too overwhelming to cover individually, I’ve leveraged Sports Insights’ Bet Signals to track how the pros are betting today’s NFL Week 2 slate from now leading up to kickoff.
NFL Week 2 Sharp Action Tracker
11:46 a.m. ET: Apparently the Redskins-Cowboys spread wasn’t enough for respected bettors, as sharps hit the under as well.
SI Bet Signals triggered a Steam Move at under 47, driving the total to 46 across the market.
11:22 a.m. ET: After teasing with moves from 7 to 6.5 and back to 7, the betting market finally spoke when sharps steamed the Raiders at +7, driving this number to Oakland +6.5 … again.
10:45 a.m. ET: While the Seahawks vs. Steelers point spread touched Pittsburgh -4 a handful of times throughout the week, it seemed the line would settle in at 3.5 leading up to kickoff.
But behind 72% of total money wagered, the spread returned to Steelers -4. In fact, many books have increased the vig on that side of line, forcing bettors to lay a little more to back the home favorites.
9:08 a.m. ET: The Jaguars-Texans line dropped from Jacksonville +8 to +7.5 and is in jeopardy of continuing the move to +7 according to Sports Insights’ Line Predictor.
The reason for the move? Steady money hitting the Jags. Fifty-six percent of all bets are taking the points in this matchup, but those wagers make up for 70% of the money.
As we wrote about, this move isn’t all that surprising considering the multiple angles pointing toward value with the Jaguars.
11:59 p.m. ET: Just before midnight, wiseguy money hit Washington at +6, kicking the line off the key number to +5.5.
That’s the second time over the past 24 hours that sharps jumped on the Skins at that price.
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