Wake and Rake: Blazers-Mavs Attracting Early Wiseguy Action

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With Villanova’s second championship in three years, the 2017-18 college basketball season has officially ended. In terms of recreational action, there’s clearly a hangover this morning across the betting market as our number of bets statistic is reporting light action and small betting handles.


While public bettors appear to be taking the morning off, wiseguys are right back at it pounding soft numbers. By using the proprietary tools and betting data available at The Action Network, we’ve identified tonight’s Trail Blazers-Mavericks (8:30 p.m. ET) matchup as one drawing major attention from professional bettors.

Portland opened as a 9-point road favorite against Dallas across the market and early bettors have been more than happy to lay the points. Eighty-five percent of tickets and 86% of dollars wagered have taken the Trail Blazers, yet the line has ticked down to -8.5.

With the majority of bettors clearly backing Portland, wiseguys have instead gotten down on Dallas. Sports Insights’ Bet Signals triggered a Steam Move at Pinnacle, a sportsbook that accepts high-limit professional action, revealing that sharp money is responsible for the early line movement in this game.

Top Photo: Dallas Mavericks forward Dwight Powell (7) dunks the ball during the game against the Portland Trail Blazers