With the NFL Divisional Round set to kick off in less than 24 hours, bettors across the country are finalizing their wagers ahead of what is one of the most anticipated sports weekends of the year. As such, sportsbooks are able to provide a relatively clear picture of where the public is at on most games heading into Saturday. The breakdown is as follows.
Jaguars vs Chiefs Public Money Splits
DraftKings split breakdowns provided via VSiN and BetMGM split breakdowns provided via Drew O’Dell at BetMGM Sportsbook.
Starting things off at 4:30 EST on Saturday, Jags vs Chiefs is the second most bet game in terms of tickets at BetMGM sportsbook, trailing only Bills vs Bengals.
Within the game, Chiefs -8.5 is the second most bet side of the weekend, trailing only Bengals +5.5.
At DraftKings sportsbook, Chiefs -8.5 is currently getting 56 percent of all spread bets on the game with Jaguars +8.5 getting 44 percent of all bets.
78 percent of the handle and 76 percent of all moneyline bets on Jags vs Chiefs, meanwhile are on the Chiefs.
The biggest discrepancy between handle and public bets is in the total. Currently, the over (at 53) is receiving 63 percent of all public bets but just 49 percent of the money at DraftKings sportsbook.
Total open 51.5, now 53
▪️ 52% of bets, 57% of money on Over@Jaguars open +310, now +375
▪️ 57% of bets, 15% of money on Jags
— John Ewing (@johnewing) January 21, 2023
Eagles vs Giants Public Money Splits
Despite this being one of the more anticipated games of the week, Giants vs Eagles has fewer tickets on it than any other game this weekend at BetMGM Sportsbook.
Of the tickets that have come in on this game at BetMGM, a majority of them are on the Giants. Handle numbers, however, tell a different story when it comes to this NFC East showdown.
Heading into Saturday, only Chiefs -8.5 has more money on it than Giants +7.5 at BetMGM. Whether this is sharp money or not remains to be seen, though there is a slight tickets and handle disparity on this game at BetMGM.
At DraftKings sportsbook, 69 percent of the bets and 60 percent of the tickets are on the Giants +7.5 heading into Saturday. The moneyline splits, meanwhile, slightly favor the Eagles with the birds getting 58 percent of the bets and 54 percent of the money.
Both the money and the tickets are on the over at 48 in this game with 69 percent of the tickets and 76 percent of the money coming in at that number.
Total open 46.5, now 48
▪️ 65% of bets, 69% of money on Over@Giants open +240, now +275
▪️ 78% of bets, 64% of money on Giants
— John Ewing (@johnewing) January 21, 2023
Best Bets For NFL Divisional Saturday
If the aforementioned betting splits are any indication of where the public psychology heading into Saturday afternoon, the Chiefs and Giants seem to be the popular plays on the spread.
If you subscribe to a “fade the public strategy”, then the Jaguars and Eagles would be the way to go given the preliminary information we have.
Perhaps the best bet given this strategy, though, would be the Jags vs Chiefs under at 53. This number has moved throughout the week, but since stopping at 53 the handle has continued to pour in on the under. It is the only major bet on the board for the Saturday slate to have over 60 percent of the tickets and less than 50 percent of the money at DraftKings sportsbook.
It is worth noting that Lineups does not have access to the context behind the ticket/handle numbers, and thus can’t provide any more information on what is sharp money and what isn’t.
BetMGM OH Promo Code
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If this initial wager does not hit, you will receive the amount you bet back in site credit. Individuals can bet any amount they choose up-to $1,000.
DraftKings OH Promo Code
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