The 2021 NFL season is finally here! I'm happy to announce that I'll be contributing a weekly column to PSW focusing on five NFL games receiving notable sharp action from respected bettors.
As we all know, the NFL is the king of sports betting. It generates the highest ticket counts, largest handle and most public attention. Because there is so much public bias in the market, going contrarian in the NFL can oftentimes be a smart strategy because more often than not, the public loses. But betting against the public only takes you so far. You also need to be on the sharp side. This means being with the pros who have a long track record of success, win at a high rate and have the respect of the books. After all, wise guys move numbers, not the public. Pros won't win every time, but they win a majority of the time over the long haul (roughly 55%). In order to locate sharp action, I will be focusing on betting percentages, money percentages and line movement, while also highlighting historically profitable betting systems.
Without further ado, here are five NFL Week 1 games receiving smart money across the market.
Pittsburgh Steelers at Buffalo Bills