76ers vs. Bucks Sharp Betting Pick (Feb. 6): Pro Action Hitting Point Spread
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While tonight’s college basketball slate is a story of quantity over quality, the NBA menu is offering pretty much the exact opposite.
Only five NBA games will tip off tonight, but several have — or are on their way to having — large bet counts already.
Zion Williamson’s Pelicans are small favorites in Chicago, which is currently leading the way as the most heavily-bet matchup, and two potential playoff series previews — 76ers vs. Bucks and Rockets vs. Lakers — are candidates to take over the top spot as they’re both on national television this evening.
And one of them has been of specific interest to sharp bettors …
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76ers vs. Bucks Sharp Betting Pick
8 p.m. ET | TNT
With the Sixers reeling — having lost three straight and four of their last six — they’ve struggled to convince bettors to back their side tonight, even with an opening number of +9.
The first-place Bucks have drawn 77% of bettors, which surprisingly ranks fourth of the five popular sides tonight. But even with such heavy support, Milwaukee’s spread saw a decrease across the entire market, falling from -9 to -8.5 thanks to sharp action on the underdog.
Seven Sports Insights Bet Signals — which track and record waves of sharp action based on market activity — have hit Philly at lines of +9 or +9.5.
It’s worth noting, however, that the most recent signal came on the Bucks, immediately following a line move to -8.
As a result, this spread has traveled back to the 9-point range, which means there’s a possibility — given how they’ve treated this spread thus far — that sharps could once again take the nine points with Philly.
Sharp angle: 76ers +9/9.5