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compete to see who gets the unwanted designation of sole holder
of last place in the NFC East. With both teams playing
inconsistent football so far, books are seeing plenty of action
on both sides.
“We opened the Redskins a solid 4.5 point favorite and most
of the initial action was on the Skins,” Pete Childs of
Sportsbook.ag tells Covers. ”
But earlier in the week we took sharp action on the dog,
enough sharp action to get us down to 3.5 on this game.
Then today, we saw even more sharp action take the 3.5
points and that pushed our line down to Skins -3 -115, our
Childs says that this is a classic case of the sharp and
public bettors being on opposite sides. Even though there is
good two-way action, this split is “putting us in a position
that if the game lands 3, we’re going to get crushed,” Childs
As for the total, it opened at 46 and early action caused a
brief jump to 46.5, but sharp action quickly moved it back to
46 per Childs.