NFL Week 16 Public Betting
Which teams are getting the most support from bettors heading into their Week-16 games? Here is a closer look at the wagers.
The team with the most public support for today’s games is the Carolina Panthers as they get set to host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers today at 1PM ET. Oddsmakers currently have the Panthers as a 10-point favorite at home against the Bucs. The over/under total has been set at 46.5 points. When it comes to the Public Betting, the Panthers are getting 68 percent of the wagers as the favorite against the Bucs. Carolina is 10-4 on the season, 5-2 at home and 9-5 against the spread. Tampa Bay is 4-10 overall, 1-6 on the road and 4-9-1 against the spread. Carolina picked up a 17-3 win at Tampa Bay back on Oct. 29 as a 1.5-point underdog.
Another team getting a lot of support are the Detroit Lions as they hit the road today to face the Cincinnati Bengals at 1PM ET. Oddsmakers are listing the Lions as the favorite on the road today, as they are getting odds of -3 points against the Bengals. Of the wagers being placed, 66 percent are going on Detroit as a road favorite. The Lions are 8-6 on the season, 5-2 on the road and 7-6-1 against the spread. Cincinnati is 5-9 on the year, 3-4 at home and 7-7 against the spread. Cincinnati has won five straight meetings in this series and covered in four of their last five against the Lions. However, Detroit needs a win to keep its playoff hopes alive and the Bengals have lost their last two by a combined 67-14.
The game that is the most undecided is the Arizona Cardinals hosting the New York Giants today at 4:25PM ET. Oddsmakers are listing the Cardinals as a 3-point favorite at home against the Giants. Of the wagers placed, the public is completely split on this game, with both teams getting 50 percent of the wagers. Arizona is 6-8 on the season, 4-3 at home and 4-9-1 against the spread. New York is 2-12 overall, 1-6 on the road and 6-8 against the spread. Neither team has anything to play for and have struggled this year, so the public isn’t sure who to trust in this one. The road team has won and covered in the last four meetings.