Ravens-Chargers Betting Odds: Sharp Money Driving Massive Line Movement
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- The over/under for Saturday's NFL Week 16 game between the Baltimore Ravens and Los Angeles Chargers (8:20 p.m. ET, NFL Network) has been a consistent target of professional betting action.
- Using The Action Network's betting tools, we look at how money from sharp bettors is affecting the Ravens-Chargers over/under.
Saturday’s NFL game between the Baltimore Ravens and Los Angeles Chargers has attracted under money since the total opened at 45. This isn’t all that surprising when considering both the advanced metrics and injuries facing both teams.
Key offensive players, like Melvin Gordon and Keenan Allen, are banged up for the Chargers.
And even if they do play effectively, Baltimore is uniquely positioned to slow down Los Angeles’s passing game via the Ravens’ second-ranked pass defense, according to Football Outsiders’ DVOA.
In fact, according to The Action Network’s public betting data, an incredible 91% of dollars wagered on the total have taken the under.
But is that money overwhelmingly comprised of casual bettors? Or are sharps contributing to such one-sided over/under betting?
Thankfully, the Bet Signals available at Sports Insights can quickly and easily determine how professionals are betting this game.
Bet Signals have triggered two Steam Moves on the under, including a massive move at 11:35 a.m. ET Friday when the total sat at 43.
Why is this important? Since the NFL moved extra-point attempts back to the 15-yard line prior to the 2015 season, 43 is the most popular combined final score, making it the most important number when betting over/unders.
At the time of writing, this total has settled in at 41.5 across the betting market.
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