Spread tickets indicate public money. Spread handle reflects sharp action. Let’s dive in:
1. Cleveland (+7.5) vs. Bills (Detroit)
Pros: Browns 73% handle
Joes: Bills 52% tickets
Rationale: The Joes think the Bills will romp in room temperature. The Pros are wary of laying more than a touchdown on this version of Josh Allen (six INTs in last three games).
2. Cowboys (-1.5) @ Vikings
Pros: Cowboys 69% handle
Joes: Vikings 51% tickets
Rationale: The Joes see this line and say: Whaaaa? The 8-1 home team is getting points? The professionals are not buying Kirk Cousins and love the Dallas ‘D.’
3. Chiefs (-5.5) @ Chargers
Pros: Chargers 74% handle
Joes: Chiefs 53% tickets
Rationale: The Joes are almost always Mahomies of the KC QB. The Pros will take this many points in a tense, divisional matchup.
4. Bengals @ Steelers, Total 40
Pros: Under 81% handle
Joes: Over 56% tickets
Rationale: The public expects big things from Joe Burrow and Joe Mixon. The sharps predict a low-scoring AFC North slog.