Rams-Seahawks Already Generating Sharp, Public Betting Action

Oct 01, 2018 10:57 AM EDT
  • 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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Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Pictured: Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll

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SCHEDULE
OPEN
CURR
# BETS
ATL
NYG
-4.5
54
-4
54
WAS
DAL
-1
42
+1
41.5
CHI
NE
+2.5
50
+3
48.5
TB
CLE
-3
49.5
-3.5
51.5
JAC
HOU
-3.5
44
-4
41
NYJ
MIN
+3
47
+3.5
46
SF
LA
+10.5
53
+9.5
52
IND
BUF
-7
42.5
-7
43
LAC
TEN
-7
45.5
-6.5
45
ARI
DEN
+1
41
+1
42
MIA
DET
+2.5
47
+3
46.5
KC
CIN
-6
58.5
-6
58.5
PHI
CAR
-4.5
45
-5
44.5
BAL
NO
-2.5
51
-3
49.5