How Pros Are Betting Rams vs. Seahawks, Impacting TNF Odds
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- Pros are betting the Thursday Night Football spread and over/under.
- Let's look at how they're playing Rams vs. Seahawks and impacting the odds.
Dissecting the influence of smart money on betting lines isn’t always as simple as just comparing current numbers to openers.
However, when it comes to tonight’s Los Angeles Rams vs. Seattle Seahawks Thursday Night Football matchup, it doesn’t take much effort to determine how professionals are betting the spread.
The line opened at Rams -2, but thanks to sharp action, has flipped to Seahawks -1.5. Sports Insights’ Bet Signals have triggered three smart money indicators on Seattle, confirming that the market adjustment was due to professionals.
Odds as of Thursday at 11 a.m. ET and via PointsBet, where Action Network users get an exclusive 200% deposit match (deposit $50, bet with $150).
Respected bettors have also taken a position on the Rams vs. Seahawks over/under. However, comparing opening to current lines does little to help reveal those opinions.
With this in mind, let’s dig deeper into the Thursday Night Football total, especially since bettors can still get down on the same number as the pros, which can’t be said about the spread.
Rams vs. Seahawks Sharp Report
The Rams-Seahawks total opened at 48 and now sits at 49. So, sharps are on the over, right?
As I mentioned in the intro, comparing opening to current lines doesn’t tell the entire story. Instead, bettors need to access and analyze full line histories to chart how this number has fluctuated throughout the week.
After starting at 48, the total actually floated up to 50, and that’s when professional bettors struck.
SI’s Bet Signals have reported two smart money triggers on the under at 50 and 49.5, which provides two important pieces of information:
- Sharps are, in fact, on the under despite the increase since open.
- Pros have yet to make a play at the current number, showing that the value was solely totals above 49.
At the time of writing, there are still a handful of books offering 49.5, so if you’re planning on tailing the smart money, be sure to shop for the best line and lock in the same number as the pros.