Sharps on Bengals to cover Saturday night?

NFL Wild Card Playoffs: Point spread drops in Steelers-Bengals matchup

Despite public bettors backing the Steelers, there's been reverse line movement in Pittsburgh's Wild Card matchup with the Bengals on Saturday night.

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At the majority of online sports books, the Steelers opened as a 2.5-point road favorite for their playoff game tonight at 8:15PM ET with the Bengals. On Tuesday the line was bet up to the key number of 3 at some books and then by Wednesday, nearly every offshore site had Pittsburgh as a 3-point favorite.

But late Saturday morning the line dropped from a field goal all the way down to Cincinnati +1.5. According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the line is back up but only to Steelers -2. (As for the total, it opened at 46.5 and has been bet down to 44.5.)

Our NFL public betting information shows that 60% of the action is on Pittsburgh to cover the 2-point spread. Given the reverse line movement, sharp bettors likely hit the Bengals +3 and then kept betting them down because they either like Cincinnati as a home dog, or wanted Pittsburgh at a discounted price (and thus will start to bet the Steelers hard now that they're favored by less than a field goal again).

Unless the line goes back up to 2.5 or 3, there's reason to believe that the wiseguys are on the Bengals tonight.

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