NBA Sharp Report: Wizards-Bucks Among 3 Wednesday Games Drawing Smart Money


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Feb 06, 2019, 05:08 PM EST
  • Professional bettors are finding value on three of tonight's NBA matchups, including Wizards at Bucks (8 p.m. ET, ESPN).
  • Sports Insights' Bet Signals help reveal which way the smart money is going.

Wednesday’s NBA slate isn’t exactly the most exciting we’ve ever seen. That’s not to say there aren’t any betting opportunities, though.

Sharps have found value on three of tonight’s matchup in particular, including one that could close as the most heavily bet of the night: Wizards-Bucks at 8 p.m. ET (ESPN).

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New Orleans Pelicans @ Chicago Bulls

8 p.m. ET | FS-NO

Sharp angle: Over (moved from 223.5 to 227)

Generally, the public tends to flock to overs. No one wants to root for slow games and missed shots, so it makes sense that the majority of games — in pretty much any sport — attract more bettors to the over.

That hasn’t been the case in tonight’s Pelicans-Bulls matchup, though, which makes the line movement on the total all the more interesting.

Only 31% of bets on the total thus far have hit the over. If that figure holds — which is by no means a given — that would tie this for the least popular over of the entire season.

Still, oddsmakers have increased this line from its opening number by 3.5 points.

Those 31% of bettors have accounted for 64% of actual money being wagered, meaning bigger bets — the ones more likely to come from sharps — are among the minority.

Sharps have also triggered two Sports Insights Bet Signals (at 223.5 and 224) on the over, to further convince oddsmakers into a line adjustment.

Washington Wizards @ Milwaukee Bucks

8 p.m. ET | ESPN

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