NBA Sharp Report: Pros Betting Blazers-Rockets, 2 Other Tuesday Games
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- Professionals are betting three of Tuesday night's NBA games, including Hawks-Cavaliers (7 p.m. ET), Heat-Hornets (7 p.m. ET) and Blazers-Rockets (8 p.m. ET).
- Using The Action Network's betting tools, we analyze how sharps are betting each of these three NBA games.
Even without NFL action and no more playoff baseball, the NBA is still taking somewhat of a backseat in the betting world tonight. The most heavily bet NBA game on Tuesday’s slate is getting only about one-third as much action as Miami Ohio vs. Buffalo.
But this NBA slate has still seen its share of sharp action.
Three NBA games this evening are catching the attention of wiseguys, with start times ranging from 7 to 8 p.m. ET.
Betting Terms to Know
Steam Move: Sudden, drastic and uniform line movement across the market caused by an overload of sharp action from respected players.
Reverse Line Movement: When the betting line moves in the opposite direction of the betting percentages. It’s a top smart money indicator.
Line Freeze: When one side is getting heavy betting, but the line won’t budge, indicating sharp liability on the other side.
Juice: The tax or commission that bettors must pay sportsbooks in order for them to accept your wager. A -115 juice means a bettor would have to wager $115 to win $100.
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Atlanta Hawks @ Cleveland Cavaliers
7 p.m. ET
Sharp angle: Cleveland (moved from -3 to -4.5)
The Hawks haven’t been the most impressive team in the NBA this season, but 2-4 is certainly better than 0-6, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise to see 60% of bettors backing them as underdogs in this matchup.
Despite that, 69% of actual dollars wagered have come on the Cavs, which has moved this line from -3 to -4.5, and even up to -5 at some books.
There have also been five Sports Insights Bet Signals — which track sharp betting action — triggered on Cleveland, including two at -4.5.
Miami Heat @ Charlotte Hornets
7 p.m. ET
Sharp angle: Miami (line has remained at +4)
In a similarly contrarian spot, the Heat have attracted only 39% of bettors tonight, but those bettors are generating 55% of the money wagered.
Miami has also drawn two Bet Signals, which has prevented oddsmakers from setting this line any higher than four points.
Portland Trail Blazers @ Houston Rockets
8 p.m. ET
Sharp angle: Under (line has moved from 226.5 to 222.5)
Last year, Houston finished second in the NBA in points per game, so casual bettors naturally associate the Rockets with scoring.
Tonight, even though the Rockets are without James Harden, the over in their game against Portland has attracted 77% of bets, more than any other NBA bet at the time of writing.
Those bets, though, have accounted for only 48% of total dollars, moving this line down more than four points from its opening number at BookMaker.
The under has also triggered three Bet Signals, but it’s worth noting that the lowest total to draw a signal so far has been 224.5.