Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Colt McCoy
- Sharp bettors are affecting the line in tonight's Washington Redskins-Philadelphia Eagles matchup on Monday Night Football (8:15 p.m. ET, ESPN).
- Betting market percentages reveal which side wiseguys are playing.
Monday nights in December mean sports bettors wagering on football.
Tonight’s Monday Night Football matchup between the Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles is on pace to attract about 10 times more bets than any other game tonight, and should see more action than the entire NBA slate combined.
As for where those wagers are going, most bettors are in agreement. Sixty-one percent are behind the Eagles, who opened as 7-point favorites at home.
Sitting at 5-6, it’s obviously been a rocky year for Philly, but the Eagles are coming off a win, and the public is taking the opportunity to fade a Redskins team that has now lost three of its past four games and will be starting Colt McCoy under center.
Sharps, however, don’t seem to be among the majority laying the points.
While Washington has drawn only 39% of bets, those bets have actually accounted for a slight majority of money being wagered (51%). That means bigger bettors — the ones more likely to be sharps — are backing the Skins.
As a result of that action, oddsmakers across the market have readjusted this spread, dropping this Eagles from the key number of -7 to -6.
With still about eight hours remaining until kickoff, there’s plenty of time for sharp and square bettors alike to shape this line, and we’ll be tracking each line move along the way.