NBA Sharp Report: Wiseguys Hitting Lakers-Clippers, 3 Other Thursday Games

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  • Tonight's NBA slate is drawing sharp bettors to four games in particular, including Nets-Spurs (8:30 p.m. ET) and Lakers-Clippers (10:30 p.m. ET).
  • Using Sports Insights' Bet Signals, we can easily identify how wiseguys are betting all four games.

Only six games will tipoff in the NBA tonight, but that doesn’t mean sharps are having a relaxing night. In fact, four of Thursday’s six games have been on the receiving end of some professional money.

Capped off by Lakers-Clippers at 10:30 p.m. ET, here are the games seeing the most sharp action tonight.

Indiana Pacers @ Orlando Magic

7 p.m. ET | FS-IN

Sharp angle: Under (moved from 211 to 207.5)

This game looks to be attracting more professional action than any other on tonight’s slate on both the side and total. The matchup, however, hasn’t generated much of a consensus among sharp bettors, who have hit both sides depending on the number.

As for the total, wiseguys are in complete agreement — so far, at least.

Overall, bets have been split down the middle, with the under holding a slight 51% edge. Those bets have generated an impressive 94% of actual money though, meaning bigger bettors — the ones more likely to be sharps — are playing the under.

That indication is confirmed by Sports Insights’ Bet Signals, which have triggered four sharp moves on the under.

Dallas Mavericks @ Detroit Pistons

7 p.m. ET | FS-SW

Sharp angle: Under (moved from 208 to 206)

Holding the lowest total on Thursday’s slate, this game has scared most bettors away from the under.

Not the sharps, though.

Despite 63% of bets hitting the over, this number has fallen from 208 to 206 as wiseguys have been pounding the under throughout the day. Sports Insights’ Bet Signals have revealed another four instances of sharp action hitting the under to help drive the line down.

As was the case with the first under listed, this one also boasts a significant bets vs. money discrepancy, as the 37% of bettors on the under have accounted for 55% of actual dollars.

Brooklyn Nets @ San Antonio Spurs

8:30 p.m. ET | YES

Sharp angle: Under (moved from 227.5 to 226.5)

Make it three unders for sharps on Thursday night. Like the Pacers-Magic total, this one hasn’t generated a popular side, as both the over and under are drawing 50% of bets.

The under has once again picked up a higher percentage of dollars than bets (64%), serving as the first indication of sharp action.

Following the pattern of the other plays tonight, three Bet Signals have also been triggered on the under to help drop this line by one point from its opener.

Los Angeles Lakers @ Los Angeles Clippers

10:30 p.m. ET | SportsNet LA

Sharp angle: Lakers (moved from +6 to +4.5)

Unders not your thing? Well here’s your one opportunity to follow the sharps on a side tonight.

While two-thirds of the public is backing the “home team” tonight, wiseguys have taken a different approach, grabbing the points with the Lakers and causing this line to fall.

The 33% of bets on the Lakers have generated 68% of actual money, and five SI Bet Signals have also hit the underdogs, with no conflicting signals having come on the Clippers so far.