Betting Statistics: May 5, 2023
May 5, 2023

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:



Denver at Phoenix (-4, 225): Phoenix is receiving a decent amount of sharp money.



Baltimore at Atlanta (-220, 8.5) : Atlanta is receiving 95% of the money on the moneyline, but only receiving 64% of the bets. There is decent sharp action on the Braves moneyline as well as significant sharp action on the Under.

Los Angeles-NL at San Diego (-100, 7.5): San Diego is receiving 86% of the money, but only 43% of the bets, and there is some sharp action on the Padres.

Chicago-AL at Cincinnati (-115, 8.5) : The Under is receiving 81% of the money, but only 30% of the bets. There is also decent sharp action coming in on the under.