Professional Bettors Targeting Heat-Pelicans Sunday Night Matchup
Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Miami Heat shooting guard Tyler Johnson (8) and shooting guard Josh Richardson (0)
- Professional bettors have jumped on Sunday's Miami Heat-New Orleans Pelicans NBA matchup (7 p.m. ET, Fox Sports New Orleans).
- We analyze how sharp action has moved this point spread and where the value lies.
It’s another NFL Sunday, meaning all eyes are on the day’s slate of Week 15 matchups. Casual bettors will undoubtedly spend the majority of their attention (and bankrolls) hammering away at professional football.
But remember, just because the NFL is the biggest game in town doesn’t mean it’s the only game in town. The NBA offers a decent seven-game slate, while college hoops boast 18 games throughout the day.
The Action Network’s Josh Appelbaum has already detailed how sharps are betting Sunday’s NFL action, but wiseguys did not stop there.
In fact, sharps have steadily targeted tonight’s Miami Heat-New Orleans Pelicans matchup, which has forced oddsmakers to adjust this point spread multiple times.
New Orleans opened as a 7-point home favorite against Miami and is garnering 58% of tickets and 60% of dollars wagered on the spread, according to our NBA public betting data.
Sports Insights’ Bet Signals have also tracked two Steam Moves and one Reverse Line move on Miami, marking three instances in which action from respected bettors has forced oddsmakers to adjust this point spread.
For those considering following this play, please note that two of the signals were triggered at Heat +7, with one at +7.5, suggesting that sharps liked the value at 7 and above.
Heat were +6 at the time of publication.
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