The SHARP Shooter: MNF Bears vs Redskins Best Bet
Sharps, in gambling terms, are the professionals in the gambling industry. Rarely do the sharps fall on the "fun" bets like betting on the favorites or betting on the under total. The sharps usually go against public popular line-- taking advantage of inflated lines and mismatched numbers due to a large percentage of public bets on a certain play.
The easiest spots to find sharp plays are in nationally televised games, primetime games, and big games between popular teams with, teams with star players and rivals that get a lot of air time during the week on sports media.
It is important that you do your own homework and look at trends, as well. Simply going contrarian against the popular public bet won't always be profitable. Find the games that work best for your bet and your budget. Pay attention to sharp trends-- you rarely want to be on the wrong side of the pros.
7:20 p.m. CST: Chicago Bears (1-1) at Washington Redskins (0-2)
Despite Chicago failing to cover in both games, public bettors aren't abandoning the Bears and struggling second-year quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. Bettors, both public and sharps, still have faith that Chicago's stout defense can shut down Case Keenum and secure an easy win and cover against the 0-2 Skins.
Pro bettors are in on the Bears. This line opened at Bears -4.5 and has seen movement as much as -5.5. Sharps have also targeted the under. The total opened at 42 and has been bet down to 41. The forecast calls for 8 MPH winds at FedEx Field. Combined, the Washington Redskins and the Chicago Bears are 3-3 Over/Under in the last 3 years when playing on Monday Night Football.
Our guest, Matt Randazzo, on Monday's Don't Hassle Us We're Local ESPN radio show gave some sound advice. "Take the Bears and the Under and the tease them. Maybe grab a 7 point teaser, get some points with the Bears and move the Total to 48."