Wake and Rake: Massive Sharp vs. Square Disagreement in Cavs-Clippers
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Conference tournaments are certainly exciting for fans and recreational bettors, but they can be frustrating for professionals looking to take advantage of early numbers. At the time of publication, only 13 of today’s 41 scheduled college basketball games have lines available, meaning there are few opportunities for wiseguys to find value.
However, just like yesterday, sharp bettors are practicing patience when it comes to college hoops and are instead jumping all over tonight’s Cavaliers-Clippers matchup. Let’s dig in.
This game opened as a pick’em at Bookmaker.eu and early public action is all over the Cavs against the Clippers. Sixty-nine percent of spread tickets have taken Cleveland, but wiseguys have been more than happy to pound the Clippers, driving early money line movement.
LA has moved to -1 at Bookmaker.eu and even to -1.5 at a handful of sportsbooks, including Pinnacle. According to the percentage of dollars wagered, 65% of spread money is on Los Angeles, indicating that bigger bets from respected players have taken the Clippers.
Our Bet Signals — which you can get full access to with a Sports Insights Pro account — have also triggered two Reverse Line Moves on the Clippers, confirming the developing sharp vs. square divide in this matchup.
Top Photo: Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James reacts during a NBA game against the LA Clippers; credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports