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:
Miami at New York (-6.5, 206.5): New York is getting 92% of the money, but only 47% of the bets. We have tracked sharp money coming in on the Knicks to cover the spread, as well as the under.
Los Angeles at Golden State (-4.5, 228): There is some sharp money that has come in on Golden State to cover, and public like the under with 89% of the money there.
Cleveland (+137, 7) at New York (AL): The Cleveland moneyline is getting 45% of the money, but only 30% of the bets, with sharp money coming in on Cleveland. There is also sharp action on the under.
Philadelphia (+135, 8) at Los Angeles (NL): Philadelphia is getting 77% of the money with only 33% of the bets. There is sharp action coming in on the Philadelphia moneyline, along with a small amount of sharp action on the under.
Milwaukee (-167, 11) at Colorado: Milwaukee is getting 93% of the money and 73% of the bets. There is a small amount of sharp action on Milwaukee.
Florida (+141, 6.5) at Toronto: There is some sharp action coming in on Toronto as well as the under.