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Pros And Joes On Opposite Sides of Patriots-Bills Spread

Oct 29, 2018 7:04 PM EDT
  • The New England Patriots (-13.5) travel to New Era Field to take on the Buffalo Bills on Monday Night Football (8:15 p.m. ET, ESPN).
  • Using The Action Network's betting tools, we analyze how sharp and recreational bettors are approaching this game.

Week 8 has been a bloodbath for sharps, contrarians and sportsbooks, as teams getting a majority of spread bets (51% or more) have gone 9-3 (75%) against the spread (ATS), winning +5.88 units.

The public will look to keep the good times rolling tonight, while wiseguys hope to bounce back and mitigate their losses.

Using the betting tools available at The Action Network and Sports Insights, we’ve identified heavy sharp action on tonight’s Monday Night Football showdown between the New England Patriots (5-2) and Buffalo Bills (2-5), with wiseguys taking a clear side on the spread.

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.

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# BETS
-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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