Wake and Rake: Sharps and Public on Opposite Sides of Heat-76ers

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Thanks to a handful of sharp money indicators, yesterday’s Wake and Rake resulted in a relatively easy winner for those tailing professionals on the Pacers-Cavaliers under. While there are only two NBA playoff games on tonight’s slate, sharp bettors have not been shy about playing both matchups.


In fact, Sports Insights’ Bet Signals are reporting one-sided wiseguy action on both of Monday’s NBA spreads and totals. By utilizing Bet Signals, as well as the full complement of Sports Insights’ Sportsbook Insider Pro tools, I’ve identified tonight’s Heat-76ers (8:00 p.m. ET) matchup as one generating massive disagreement between sharp and recreational bettors.

Philadelphia opened as a 7-point favorite against Miami across the betting market and, after a 130-103 beatdown in Game 1, public bettors can’t lay the points fast enough.

Seventy-nine percent of tickets and 86% of dollars wagered on the spread are on the 76ers, yet the line has ticked down to -6.5. According to Sports Insights’ Bet Signals, sharp action triggered two Reverse Line Moves and one Steam Move on the Heat, explaining why the line has moved in the opposite direction of such heavy Philly action.

Top Photo: Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons (25) drives against Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3)