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The Most Popular Sides For Friday’s NFL Preseason Games, Including the Lions & Totals (Aug. 12)

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We have a full slate of preseason NFL games football on Friday night, and bettors are in agreement on a number of sides for the games.

The following contests will be taking place this evening:

  • Falcons vs. Lions, 6 p.m. ET
  • Browns vs. Jaguars, 7 p.m. ET
  • Jets vs. Eagles, 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Cardinals vs. Bengals, 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Packers vs. 49ers, 8:30 p.m. ET

Here’s where bettors are putting their money on Friday night.

Falcons vs. Lions

6 p.m. ET

The single-most bet on side is the Lions moneyline, as Detroit is garnering 79% of the betting tickets and 99% of the money.

Detroit is -135 on the moneyline and -2.5 favorites against the spread. The Lions have received 72% of the tickets and 66% of the money ATS.

Browns vs. Jaguars

7 p.m. ET

Over in Jacksonville, the Jaguars are -1 ATS and -110 on the moneyline, but not commanding much respect from the public.

Jacksonville got its preseason underway last week in the Hall of Fame Game, where it was dismantled by Oakland, and that’s clearly having an impact in this game’s betting splits.

Deshaun Watson is also expected to play in the contest.

The Browns have gotten 70% of the spread bets and account for 88% of the handle in addition to 77% of the moneyline tickets, though that handle is only 48 percent.

Jets vs. Eagles

7:30 p.m. ET

It’s not a side against the spread that bettors are taking aim at in this game, but rather it’s the total.

There’s a very unique betting split on the over/under, with 98% of the tickets on the under, but just 22% of the money on the same side.

The total has moved from an opening number of 33 up to its current position of 35.5, approximately 7 hours from kickoff.

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