Welcome to the inaugural edition of the DraftKings Sportsbook Betting Splits and Picks series! The goal of this daily article is to bypass the noise and bias of opinion-driven betting and instead focus on the cold hard data, thereby allowing bettors to make wagers based on their heads, not their hearts.
At VSiN, we post DraftKings Sportsbook Betting Splits on a daily basis. It is constantly being updated as more bets roll in and has quickly become one of our most popular and most bookmarked pages on the website. Next to each game, we provide the percentage of real bets and dollars each side is receiving. By monitoring and dissecting the data, bettors are able to identify the most popular public plays, the top contrarian opportunities, and most important of all, the teams and sides taking in the most respected money from professional bettors.
Keep in mind that the “bets” column shows the percentage of overall tickets a side is receiving. This lets us know where the public is. If a team is getting 75% or more of the bets, that’s a public play that contrarian bettors will look to fade. The “handle” column represents the percentage of money or dollars a side is receiving. If a team is receiving at least 10 percentage points more money than bets, that’s a good indication of sharp money in their favor.
Today’s NFL Betting Splits on DraftKings Sportsbook
Top Contrarian Bets
Seattle Seahawks +3.5 (only 19% of bets)
The public is all over the Eagles for MNF, with 81% of bets laying the points. However, we’ve seen this line fall from Eagles -4 to -3.5, signaling some respected money taking the points with Seattle. This line briefly touched 3 over the past 24 hours as well. Primetime dogs are 114-87 ATS (57%) since 2020. Conference dogs +6 or less are 326-249 ATS (57%) since 2019. Pete Carroll is 4-3 ATS as a dog this season and 51-34 ATS (60%) as a dog in his career. The Seahawks are the top contrarian play of NFL Week 15.
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All views expressed are my own. I am an employee of DraftKings and am ineligible to play in public DFS or DKSB contests. The contents contained in this article do not constitute a representation that any particular strategy will guarantee success. All customers should use their own skill and judgment in building lineups.