Wiseguys Leveraging Public Money in Cavs-Lakers Betting
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With only a handful of games on Sunday’s college basketball slate, most fans and recreational bettors are laying low and waiting for tonight’s NCAA Tournament Selection Show.
However, the NBA schedule is loaded with nine games and, with very little competition from college hoops, will drive the day’s largest betting handles. While sharp bettors are mostly ignoring the college basketball slate, they quickly found a soft number in tonight’s Cavs-Lakers matchup and are taking advantage in early morning betting.
Tonight’s Cavaliers-Lakers matchup (9 p.m. ET) opened with Cleveland as a 3-point road favorite at Bookmaker.eu, and once again, the public can’t stop laying the points. At the time of writing, 84% of tickets and 88% of dollars wagered on the spread have taken the Cavs, yet the line has dropped to -2 across the betting market.
While tickets are all over Cleveland, professional bettors have jumped on the Lakers and the points. Our Bet Signals — available to all Sports Insights Sportsbook Insider Pro subscribers — have triggered two Reverse Line Moves on Los Angeles, revealing that sharp action is the cause of the early line movement.
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