It is very important to continually monitor betting statistics on each day’s games for possible indicators and signals of where the public or sharp money has been wagered.
Betting splits are the difference between the percentage of bets on a specific line, and the percentage of the total money wagered on a specific game. In most games, these percentages will be very similar. However, a large discrepancy can alert you to possible sharp action, resulting in fewer, but much larger bets on one side of the wager.
When a significant amount of public money is on one side of a wager, this could indicate the line has moved from where the oddsmakers believed it should be in order to even out the action. This is what is known as “fading the public.” For much more detailed information, please be sure to complete our sports betting course.
Below are the games with noteworthy public or sharp action for today’s action:
Los Angeles at Golden State (-7.5, 226.5): Golden State is receiving 96% of the money, but only 58% of the bets. There is also some sharp money coming in on the Warriors.
Chicago (AL) at Kansas City (+119, 9.5): There is some sharp action on Baltimore, who is receiving 88% of the money, but only 46% of the bets.
Toronto at Philadelphia (-110, 8): The Under is getting 96% of the money, but only 69% of the bets. There is also decent sharp action on the Under.
Detroit at Cleveland (-105, 7.5): There is significant sharp action on the Under, and 92% of the money is on the Indians, but only 70% of the bets are on them.
Toronto at Florida (-100, 6.5): The Florida moneyline is getting 92% of the money, but only 57% of the bets. There is also some sharp action coming in on Florida.