The Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Kansas City Chiefs and Green Bay Packers vs. Dallas Cowboys top the sports betting portfolio for Sunday. Clear-cut consensus and/or line moves have occurred on each. The Steelers-Chiefs game was moved to 8:20 ET because of weather. By kickoff, temperatures are expected to rise above freezing and a 90 percent chance of rain showers is expected. However, the kickoff temp is 34, so if the weatherman is a little off, snow and ice could rule the night.
Kansas City has been bet up to a 2.5-point favorite after opening as one-point underdogs. The total has dropped to 44.5 after debuting at 46.5, but Bob Warner of Lines-Maker.com assures us that the total move is purely because of the weather forecast and not sharp action.
The side qualifies as reverse line movement with 56 percent of the bets are on Pittsburgh despite the line moving in the opposite direction. The most modest of majorities, 51 percent of wagers are on the under.
In what is now the opening game, the Dallas Cowboys are laying five-points with a total of 52. The initial line saw -4 and 51.5. Sixty-two percent of bets are on the sizzling-hot Packers, 77 percent on the over. Though the public generally bets on favorites, underdogs are more common public bets in the playoffs.
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Round 2 of the NFL playoffs, the Divisional Playoff round commences Saturday with one of the biggest mismatches in NFL playoffs history balanced out by what has the makings of a spectacular game. At 4:35 ET, the Seattle Seahawks play at the Atlanta Falcons on Fox. Atlanta is a 4.5-point favorite, though as high as -5 at several sportsbooks. The total is about evenly split between 51.5 and 52. The game opened at Atlanta -3.5-115 and 49.5. Only a mild majority of 58 percent of bets are on Atlanta, with a prohibitive 70 percent on the over.
The nightcap is on CBS at 8:15 ET, the Houston Texans at New England Patriots. New England is 15 to 15.5 point favorite with a total of 44.5. If the game closes at -15 or higher, it will be the largest point spread in the OffshoreInsiders.com database and biggest since January 20, 2008 when New England was -14.5 to San Diego. The game debuted at New England -16 and 44.5. Despite the high number, 73 percent of wagers are on the Patriots with just 52 percent on the over.
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National championship game betting patterns have more than evolved for the Clemson vs. Alabama title contest. The Crimson Tide are holding steady at -6.5 with a total of 51. The game opened at -6 and 54. Sixty-two percent of bets are on Clemson with 61 percent on the over. Although the public has a clear-cut predilection to betting favorites, Bob Warner of Lines-Maker.com says that is not as true in the postseason in all sports and “the deeper into the playoffs, the more likely the regular Joe will bet on the underdog.”
The total qualifies as “reverse line movement” meaning that despite most bets on the over, the total has moved down three points. Get the official betting preview below:
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