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Who the public is backing in Week 12 of the 2019 NFL season midway through the week

The betting public is not always right, but they’re worth tracking for figuring out who we like. Here’s a look at the Week 12 betting splits as of Wednesday morning.

Lamar Jackson of the Baltimore Ravens throws a second half pass against the Houston Texans at M&T Bank Stadium on November 17, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images

The NFL kicks off Week 12 in a little over 24 hours, and that means it’s time for another look at how the betting public is approaching the full slate of NFL games. Some folks like to fade the public while others will roll with them, but either way it’s a helpful data point to consider when making your straight up and against the spread picks. All data is courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.

Indianapolis and Houston square off on Thursday to open the week, and the splits are kind of fascinating right out of the gate. A slim majority of point spread bets are on the Colts, while a majority of the point spread handle is on the Texans. On the other hand, a sizable majority of money line tickets and handle are on the Colts. The Texans are a big enough favorite that I imagine money line bettors simply think there’s a little more value in picking the upset.

As of Wednesday morning, the Lions at -3.5 vs. Washington and the Ravens at -3 vs. the Rams are getting the most public backing. It’s interesting to note that both favorites are going on the road in these matchups. That Ravens-Rams split is notable given that prime time home underdogs can be particularly lively dogs.

We have one double digit favorite this week, with the Browns laying 10.5 against the Dolphins. 71 percent of tickets bet and 72 percent of the handle on the point spread are backing the Dolphins. Miami has been a live dog all season, so this is not surprising against a very shaky Browns squad.

Here’s the full list of Week 12 betting splits as of Wednesday morning. Who are your favorites?

Week 12 Wednesday betting splits

Team Spread % Handle % Bets Total (Over/Under) % Handle % Bets Moneyline % Handle % Bets
Team Spread % Handle % Bets Total (Over/Under) % Handle % Bets Moneyline % Handle % Bets
IND Colts 3.5 43% 51% Over 45.5 63% 65% 163 74% 61%
HOU Texans -3.5 57% 49% Under 45.5 37% 35% -200 26% 39%
OAK Raiders -3 56% 70% Over 46.5 43% 54% -167 54% 66%
NY Jets 3 44% 30% Under 46.5 57% 46% 138 46% 34%
SEA Seahawks 1.5 88% 88% Over 48 48% 48% 102 92% 92%
PHI Eagles -1.5 12% 12% Under 48 52% 52% -124 8% 8%
NY Giants 6.5 41% 61% Over 40.5 53% 39% 225 48% 43%
CHI Bears -6.5 59% 39% Under 40.5 47% 61% -278 52% 57%
PIT Steelers -6.5 83% 70% Over 39 20% 42% -315 74% 83%
CIN Bengals 6.5 17% 30% Under 39 80% 58% 250 26% 17%
DET Lions -3.5 98% 95% Over 42.5 76% 60% -186 94% 90%
WASHINGTON 3.5 2% 5% Under 42.5 24% 40% 150 6% 10%
TB Buccaneers 4.5 19% 21% Over 51.5 66% 48% 190 42% 28%
ATL Falcons -4.5 81% 79% Under 51.5 34% 52% -240 58% 72%
MIA Dolphins 10.5 71% 72% Over 44.5 90% 70% 410 39% 16%
CLE Browns -10.5 29% 28% Under 44.5 10% 30% -530 61% 84%
DEN Broncos 4 28% 31% Over 37 83% 88% 175 28% 31%
BUF Bills -4 72% 69% Under 37 17% 12% -215 72% 69%
CAR Panthers 9.5 21% 41% Over 47 45% 58% 180 9% 7%
NO Saints -9.5 79% 59% Under 47 55% 42% -210 91% 93%
JAX Jaguars 3 28% 36% Over 41 51% 73% 160 70% 50%
TEN Titans -3 72% 64% Under 41 49% 27% -195 30% 50%
DAL Cowboys 6.5 38% 43% Over 46 77% 42% 235 43% 31%
NE Patriots -6.5 62% 57% Under 46 23% 58% -295 57% 69%
GB Packers 3 67% 72% Over 46.5 89% 87% 150 93% 74%
SF 49ers -3 33% 28% Under 46.5 11% 13% -182 7% 26%
BAL Ravens -3 94% 92% Over 46.5 73% 67% -150 98% 93%
LA Rams 3 6% 8% Under 46.5 27% 33% 123 2% 7%