Sports Picks: Into the Weekend with BetDSI

Peter Loshak

Saturday, January 18, 2014 5:00 PM UTC

Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 5:00 PM UTC

The games of the Divisional round of the NFL playoffs this year have seen some notable line movements since the openers, and in my weekly call with Brent from BetDSI, I found out that he has taken sharp action on a number of bets from those four games.

The weather reports have caused the totals in the New Orleans/Seattle and Indianapolis/New England games to fall, but on only one of those did Brent say he saw sharp action on the Under. Unsurprisingly, he has also taken notable public action on the Over in that game, resulting in a sharp/public split on the total for that game.

The spread in the San Francisco/Carolina game has seen the most movement, bouncing around all week, and in my preview videos of the game this week, I predicted that Brent would tell me that he has taken sharp action on both sides of that spread, and that did turn out to be the case. There are strong differing opinions on the game from multiple groups of sharps, as Brent told me that he has action on each side from more than one group. So it will be interesting to see how the game turns out, and which sharps will prove to have been correct!

The spread in the San Diego/Denver game is also notable, as the Chargers opened as a 10-point underdog despite having played 2 regular season games against the Broncos competitively. Not surprisingly, in that game, the public is favoring one side, and the sharp action did come in according to Brent was on the opposite of the one the public has been favoring.

And even the spread in the New Orleans/Seattle game took sharp action as well, according to Brent.

So despite just four NFL games this week, there has been a lot of betting activity, with possibly numerous plays still with value.

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