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  1. #646
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    Quote Originally Posted by whooligun View Post
    who wins the ne/pit game though?

    They both have lots of side stories.

    The whole kraft/brady/belichick story.
    Ryan shazier’s major injury.
    The death of dan rooney.
    The early steelers’ disfunction with brown & bryant.
    James harrison.

    I think pittsburgh, but it’s still early. Lots of time for new drama to unfold!
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    I've been dumb to think that ratings matter. The NFL was built for the purpose of gambling. Look it up. Anyway..I found this nugget from last week.

    See a soft line, hammer it. That's how professional bettors make their living.

    With NFL Wild Card Weekend upon us, SportsLine tapped into its Vegas and offshore sources to find out where pro bettors -- known as sharps or wiseguys -- are putting their money. We can tell you the wiseguys hammered the Chiefs laying 7.5 points against the Titans. Tennessee has been overrated all year, winning nine games despite getting outscored by 22 points.

    In addition to K.C. -7.5, professional bettors hit the three other home favorites at Caesar's Palace Race & Sports Book. Caesars took "good-sized" wiseguy bets on the Jaguars -7.5, the Saints -6, and the Rams -5.5 and -6.

    Currently at most books, the Chiefs and Jags are laying 9 points apiece, New Orleans and LA giving 6.5 each.

    It's the same story offshore at The Greek Sportsbook, where professional and public bettors alike piled on all four home favorites.

    "We'll have high liabilities on all four favorites in terms of teasers come game day," said Scott Kaminsky, general manager at The Greek Sportsbook.

    Favorites easily covered all four games on Wild Card weekend last year. But in the three previous years, underdogs went 7-3-2 against the spread.

    If the AFC spreads get to 10 and the NFC spreads hit 7, we could see substantial sharp money on the 'dogs at that point.

    Scott Cooley, odds consultant for BookMaker.eu, told SportsLine that the Falcons-Rams game drew the most intriguing early action.

    "Falcons-Rams was a bit wacky out of the gate," he said. "We did open -6 to somewhat test the waters. When the sharps jumped on Atlanta, we pulled it and dropped to -4.5. We got some more sharp action and went to -4. But after that it's been nothing but smart money on L.A.

    "Basically, they positioned to get as low as they could get and then came back harder on the other side."

    Wiseguys also are on the Jags, Chiefs and Saints at BookMaker.eu.

    "Jacksonville has been a pretty consistent smart play all year, and they aren't backing off the Jags now," Cooley said of Doug Marrone's team, which is 9-7 ATS.

    "The Chiefs could reach double digits if wagers continue to pile up on that side," Cooley added. "No one believes in the Titans, and the sharps want nothing to do with them."

    The book doesn't want to move to 7 in Panthers-Saints, "but that's where we're headed at the moment," Cooley said.

    Sharps who grabbed Saints -6 could then bet Panthers +7 and get a free roll, hoping New Orleans wins by 6 or 7.


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