Pelicans-Spurs Getting Sharp Attention Early Wednesday
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Besides one look at the NHL, the focus of Wake and Rake has primarily been identifying the market-moving college hoops wagers from professional bettors each morning. The larger daily slates and off-the-grid matchups lend themselves to some softer numbers and more early sharp action.
However, with today’s college basketball market extremely quiet, wiseguys have instead pivoted to the NBA with sharp money already flowing on one of tonight’s biggest matchups.
San Antonio opened as a 5.5-point favorite at Bookmaker.eu and the majority of early money has taken the Spurs. Sixty-one percent of tickets and a hefty 96% of dollars wagered are already laying the points, yet the line has dropped to -5.
According to our Bet Signals, wiseguys steamed New Orleans around 7:07 a.m. ET today, including big bets at Buckeye and ABC, two offshore sportsbooks known for accepting sharp action.
While public bettors are leaning Spurs, it’s clear that early professional money is taking the Pelicans and the points in this matchup.
Top Photo: New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis talks with San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich; credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports