Gambling911.com looks at games that featured the home team a a primary -3 home favorite. We look at the line moves around this number and the final results.
Tampa Bay Bucs vs. Green Bay Packers (January 17, 2021)
This Divisional round game presented a rare situation in which the line did not come off the -3 anywhere, that is until the final hours ahead of kickoff. This one closed at -2.5 at a handful of sharp books including Heritage, BetOnline and Bookmaker.
Action on the 3 was balanced. Moving to the 2.5 appeared to indicate an opinion on Tampa covering as the books attempted to get more lopsided action on the Saints last minute.
Spread Range: 3 / 2.5
Line Trend (Closing): Half point down off of 3.
Result: Tampa Bay wins by ten points – 30-20.
– Mary Montgomery, Gamlbing911.com