Sharp Action All Over Lakers vs. Clippers NBA Opener
Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Mural of new Los Angeles Clippers players Paul George and Kawhi Leonard.
- Both sharp and casual bettors are on tonight's Lakers vs. Clippers NBA opening night game (10:30 p.m. ET, TNT).
- Using The Action Network's NBA betting tools, we examine how pros are betting this matchup.
It was a very busy offseason for both of Los Angeles’ NBA teams. The Lakers, who will return a healthy LeBron James, added Anthony Davis, while the new-look Clippers will feature Kawhi Leonard (and later Paul George).
Unsurprisingly, the NBA will highlight two of its most interesting teams in tonight’s Lakers vs. Clippers opening night matchup.
This game is attracting a massive handle, as bettors everywhere are jumping at the chance to get in on the action, including sharps.
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Casual bettors are all over the Lakers (-3), with 68% of bets and 77% of the money coming in on that side of the spread.
But how are the pros playing Lakers vs. Clippers? Using The Action Network’s betting tools, let’s analyze where the smart money is landing.
Lakers vs. Clippers Sharp Report
Not only is the public hammering the Lakers, but wiseguys are in full agreement.
LeBron’s squad is drawing exceptionally one-sided action, and that also includes money from professional bettors.
Sports Insights’ Bet Signals — which track and report market-moving action from respected bettors — have triggered eight Steam Moves on the Lakers, marking eight separate instances in which sharp money forced oddsmakers to adjust the line.
Wiseguy money hit the Lakers at -1, -1.5, -2 (twice), and -2.5 (four times), helping explain why this line has moved so drastically.
With pro and public bettors steadily pounding the same side, this line has moved from a consensus opener of Lakers +1 to -3 at the time of writing.
Please note that the line had drifted to 3.5 as recently as this afternoon before resistance finally showed up to buyback the Clips.
Sharp angle: Lakers (moved from +1 to -3)