Wake and Rake: Sneaky Wiseguy Action All Over Warriors-Pelicans Spread


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Golden State Warriors-New Orleans Pelicans Game 3 (8:00 p.m. ET) is the gift that keeps on giving. Not only is the current total of 232.5 the highest NBA playoff total we’ve ever tracked, but the spread has also attracted waves of professional action since opening early Wednesday morning.


Wake and Rake has been quiet for the last couple of weeks and that’s solely due to taking what the betting market provides. These write ups have done well since debuting and while I am betting today’s game myself (as always), it’s extremely important to remember to continue practicing disciplined bankroll management no matter how much time has lapsed between pieces. This is just one bet of the many we’ve made and the many more we’ll continue to make.

Now that we’re all on the same page, let’s fire up the tools included in Sports Insights’ Sportsbook Insider Pro subscription and break down just how one-sided, and heavy, professional money is on this game.

This is one of those matchups where simply comparing the opener to current number will not tell the whole story. According to The Action Network’s public betting data, Golden State opened as a 4.5-point road favorite and despite garnering 66% of tickets and 72% of dollars wagered, the line is still at -4.5.

However, by digging deeper it’s clear that this line has bounced all over the place due to a tug-of-war between public money taking the Warriors and sharps consistently buying back the Pelicans.

While the majority of money is on Golden State, Sports Insights’ Bet Signals have triggered two Steam Moves and two Reverse Line Moves on New Orleans, revealing that wiseguys are grabbing underdog value as often as they can.

Top Photo: New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) reacts after committing a turnover against the Golden State Warriors in the second quarter in game one of the second round of the 2018 NBA Playoffs


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