NBA Sharp Report: Wiseguys Hitting Heat-76ers, Suns-Cavs Thursday Night
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- The NBA is back, and sharps are betting two games on Thursday's slate.
- Sports Insights' Bet Signals and betting market percentages reveal which bets the pros are making.
After a long wait, the NBA is finally back with six games tonight. Despite the hiatus, sharp bettors haven’t missed a beat as they’ve targeted two games on Thursday’s slate.
Both starting at 7 p.m. ET, Heat-Sixers and Suns-Cavs have drawn the attention of professional bettors Thursday night.
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Miami Heat @ Philadelphia 76ers
7 p.m. ET
Sharp angle: Heat (moved from +7.5 to +5.5)
Given the option to bet on one of the Eastern Conference favorites on their home court, most bettors aren’t passing up the chance. Seventy-one percent, to be exact, are laying the points with the Sixers against the visiting Heat tonight.
Sharps, however, aren’t among the majority.
Per Sports Insights’ Bet Signals, sharps have caused six instances of market-wide line movement by hitting the Heat at numbers ranging from +7.5 to +6. It’s worth noting, if you’re looking to follow this play, that they’ve yet to trigger a signal at the current number.
On top of the signals, money percentages also reveal professional action landing on Miami. The 29% of bettors on the Heat have generated an impressive 56% of actual dollars wagered, meaning bigger bets — the ones more likely to be made by sharps — are taking the points.
Phoenix Suns @ Cleveland Cavaliers
7 p.m. ET
Sharp angle: Suns (moved from +1 to pick’em)
Keeping up with the warm weather theme, wiseguys have also made a move on the Suns tonight.
While not in such a contrarian spot as the Heat, Phoenix has still generated an impressive bets vs. dollars split. The 44% of bettors on the Suns have accounted for 81% of actual money wagered, once again revealing the landing spot for the bigger, sharper bets.
Sports Insights’ Bet Signals have also been triggered five times on Phoenix, showing sharp moves on the Suns at lines from +1.5 to a pick’em — the current listing across most of the market.