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Rams-Seahawks Already Generating Sharp, Public Betting Action

Oct 01, 2018 10:57 AM EDT
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  • Both sharp and recreational bettors are already jumping on Sunday's Los Angeles Rams (-7) at Seattle Seahawks (4:25 p.m. ET) Week 5 matchup.
  • According to The Action Network's public betting data, the Rams are attracting heavy public backing.
  • Professionals are already eyeing the value with Seattle as a 7-point home underdog.

Week 5 NFL spreads haven’t even been posted for 24 hours, but bettors, both professional and recreational, are already staking claim to a handful of games.

According to The Action Network’s public betting data, Rams-Seahawks is off to a fast start in terms of overall betting action, attracting 65% more tickets than the next-most heavily bet game (Dolphins-Bengals) on Sunday’s schedule.

Behind 77% of tickets and 94% of dollars wagered on the spread, public bettors are undoubtedly backing the Rams as 7-point road favorites against the Seahawks early.

These numbers aren’t all that surprising considering the combination of Los Angeles’ entertaining 38-31 win over Minnesota on Thursday Night Football and Seattle failing to cover against Arizona.

On the other hand, wiseguys have already grabbed Seattle at +7 according to Sports Insights’ Bet Signals.

Stop me if you’ve heard this before: Recreational bettors are reacting to recent results while sharps like getting a 2-2 team as a touchdown underdog at home.

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