Cowboys vs. Bears: Pinnacle Sportsbook tells SBR where money is
The Dallas Cowboys opened as 4½ point favorites against the Chicago Bears in tonight's edition of Thursday Night Football broadcast on the NFL network.
This line has dropped to as low as 3½ at most online sportsbooks.
Pinnacle Sports (SBR rating A+) has told SBR that in terms of the pointspread, 59.3% of bets were in favor of the Cowboys 3 hours prior to kickoff, while 40.7% of wagers were in support of Chicago.
In terms of the NFL moneyline odds, 55.8% of bettors are on the Cowboys and 44.2% are on the Bears.
The total opened at 52 and has dropped a whole point. Interestingly, Pinnacle Sports has received far more bets on the over - at 63.1% vs. 36.9% - which seems to highlight that the overall volume and potential sharp action are in support of a lower scoring affair.
NFL Consensus data
For an idea of wagering volume, players should take a look at the NFL Consensus betting data. The feeds used in consensus are supplied by online sportsbooks listed on the SBR Betting Odds grid who have asked not to be identified. The consensus page shows the current average market line, number of wagers placed, amount wagered, as well as average bet size from these betting sites:
For bettors looking to capitalize on the performance of either team following tonight's game and to potentially pick off slow-moving NFL Futures numbers, the NFL Super Bowl Prop betting directory features dynamically updating outright winner odds.
Handicappers may also wish to bookmark the Service Plays forum at SBR.
SBR thanks Pinnacle Sports for sharing the wagering stats on tonight's game. Players who wish to follow Pinnacle updates can find the online sportsbook on Twitter @PinnacleSports.
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