Big-Money Bets Have Steelers-Patriots Over/Under on the Move
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- Steady money is moving the total for the Steelers at Patriots (8:20 p.m. ET, NBC) matchup on Sunday Night Football.
- We examine how one-sided action is affecting Pittsburgh at New England betting odds.
What a Saturday in the world of professional football, specifically in Oakland and New England. The Antonio Brown drama continued, and ended with AB landing with the Patriots.
Brown cannot play until Week 2, meaning the Patriots will be without him for tonight’s matchup against the Steelers on Sunday Night Football.
Unsurprisingly, bettors have been all over this game with or without Brown, and while the current line (Patriots -5.5) sits right at the opener, steady one-sided money has had a drastic effect on the over/under.
The Steelers vs. Patriots over/under opened at 51.5 in April and ticked down to 51 over the course of the summer.
But the real movement didn’t begin until Tuesday, when the total began its drop to the current number of 49/49.5, depending on the sportsbook.
While there hasn’t been specific instances of sharp action to report, the move has been driven by steady money hitting this under throughout the offseason.
The Action Network’s NFL betting data is reporting 71% of bets on the total, making up for 87% of money wagered, have landed on the under, indicating why oddsmakers have consistently adjusted this number down heading into tonight’s kickoff.
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