NBA Sharp Report: Pros Betting Clippers-Suns, 2 Other Friday Night Games
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- Sharp bettors are affecting three totals on tonight's 10-game NBA slate.
- Sports Insights' Bet Signals, along with betting market percentages, reveal which way the smart money is going.
Following a three-game Thursday night slate, the NBA is back to center stage tonight with ten games from which bettors can choose. Of those, three have drawn some significant wiseguy action, all of which has come on over/unders.
With start times ranging from 7:30 to 9 p.m. ET, below are the three totals bringing in the most smart money this evening.
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Washington Wizards @ Miami Heat
7:30 p.m. ET | SUN
Sharp angle: Under (moved from 214.5 to 213)
As is often the case, the over has been the more popular bet in this matchup. Drawing 56% of bettors, it’s one of eight overs getting a majority backing on tonight’s 10-game slate.
The line movement hasn’t exactly reflected that, however, as sharper players have been among the minority on the under.
Per Sports Insights’ Bet Signals, which are triggered when the market shifts lines suddenly as a result of sharp action, wiseguys hit the under twice at its opening number of 214.5, driving it down as far as 212.5 at a few books.
The money percentages on the total also point to sharp under activity, as the under has generated 60% of dollars despite the 44% of bets, meaning it’s drawing bigger bets — ones more likely to be made by sharps.
Indiana Pacers at Chicago Bulls
8 p.m. ET | FS-IN
Sharp angle: Under (moved from 201.5 to 200)
As far as NBA over/unders go these days, this is among the lowest numbers that oddsmakers are willing to post. Only six games this season have had lower closing totals.
Perhaps that’s why 75% of bettors are flocking to the over. I mean, it’s become hard to picture teams not reaching the triple digits in an NBA game.
Sharps haven’t taken the bait on the low number, however. They’ve triggered three SI Bet Signals on the under, and have caused another significant bet vs. dollar percentage discrepancy.
In this case, although just a quarter of bets are landing on the under, they’ve made up for 45% of money being wagered.
Los Angeles Clippers at Phoenix Suns
10:30 p.m. ET | PRIME
Sharp angle: Over (moved from 233 to 234.5)
Just as they’ve taken the under on the lowest total of the night, sharps are hitting the over on Friday’s highest total.
In this case, however, they aren’t against the masses. Sixty-seven percent of bettors are behind this over, and sharps are among them.
Two Bet Signals have been triggered on the over, at totals of 231 and 232.5. That, plus the whopping 94% of dollars backing the over, has given oddsmakers no choice but to increase this number.