NBA Sharp Report: Pros Betting Mavs-Grizzlies, 2 Other Monday Games
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- Three games in the NBA have drawn significant action from sharp bettors tonight, including Mavs at Grizzlies (8 p.m. ET).
- Sports Insights' Bet Signals help reveal which way the smart money is going.
Tonight’s Monday Night Football matchup is currently attracting about 15 times more bets than the most heavily bet game in the NBA this evening.
Still, three games in The Association have attracted some heavy sharp action tonight, two of which have seen some significant line movement as a result.
Using The Action Network’s betting tools, I broke down how sharps are betting tonight’s NBA slate.
Cleveland Cavaliers @ Detroit Pistons
7 p.m. ET | FS-DET
Sharp angle: Cleveland (line has remained at +10)
I don’t think anyone was expecting much from the LeBron-less Cavs in 2018, so it’s not a surprise that they’ve been struggling to win games. A 2-12 start, though, is a bit much.
With that driving their wagers, the majority of bettors are rolling with the Pistons at home tonight, despite the double-digit spread. Fifty-five percent are behind Detroit, but this line still sits at its opening number thanks to some sharp action.
Wiseguys have triggered five Sports Insights Bet Signals on the Cavs, who also fit the profitable “Road Dogs off ATS Loss” betting system in Bet Labs:
Clippers @ Hawks
7:30 p.m. ET | FS-SE
Sharp angle: Over (moved from 228 to 231.5)
While the overall betting on this total has been close to split (53% on the over), sharps have made their position clear through money percentages and Bet Signals.
The over has attracted 84% of dollars being wagered on the total, meaning that bigger bets — the ones more likely to be made by sharps — are backing a high-scoring game.
On top of that, four steam moves — sudden, market-wide line moves caused by sharp action — have hit the over, bumping this number up more than three points from its opener.
Dallas Mavericks @ Memphis Grizzlies
8 p.m. ET | FS-SW
Sharp angles: Dallas (moved from +3.5 to +3), Under (moved from 207.5 to 202)
At 10-5, the Grizzlies are sitting in third place in the Western Conference. And laying only three points at home to a 7-8 Mavs team, they’ve attracted the slight majority of bets tonight (54%).
Those bets, however, have accounted for only 37% of money wagered on the matchup, an indication of sharp action on the road dogs. Dallas has also drawn three steam moves, helping this line fall from +3.5 to +3.
Perhaps drawing even more sharp attention in this game has been the over/under.
On only 32% of bets, the under has generated 72% of actual money being wagered on the total. It’s also triggered five Bet Signals, causing this number to fall from 207.5 to 202 — the biggest line move on tonight’s slate.