Bulls vs. 76ers Sharp Betting Pick (Jan. 19): Sharp Action Moving Over/Under
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In a game that features two big-market teams and an early tip, tonight’s Bulls vs. 76ers matchup is currently on pace to be the most heavily-bet of the seven games on tap in the NBA.
Of course, that could change once it does actually tip off as bettors will have fewer options from which to choose. As of writing, though, bets have been flowing in toward the Chicago-Philly showdown all day, and all indications point to sharps being among the ones placing them.
Specifically, the pros have been targeting the over/under.
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Bulls vs. 76ers Sharp Betting Pick
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At the earliest books to market, this total opened around 217. As more joined the party, openers fell to 216.5, 216, and in some cases as low as 215.5.
In other words, sharps made quick work of this number.
But even at the later shops, the opening totals were still a bit on the high end, according to the pros. Per Sports Insights’ Bet Signals, four instances of sharp activity have been recorded, the most recent of which came at 215.5.
The 41% backing of the under has also been responsible for 79% of actual money hitting the total, meaning bigger bettors (who are more likely to be sharps) are among that minority.
As a result, oddsmakers have been convinced to significantly lower this number — it’s now down to 214.5 — even if it’s meant giving the majority of their customers an easier line.
Sharp angle: Under (moved from 217 to 214.5)