NBA Sharp Report: Nuggets-Knicks, Heat-Bucks Drawing Pro Action Friday

NBA Sharp Report: Nuggets-Knicks, Heat-Bucks Drawing Pro Action Friday article feature image

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  • Sharps aren't forgetting about the NBA amidst March Madness, and they've hit two games tonight already.
  • Sports Insights' Bet Signals and betting market percentages reveal which bets the pros are making.

It’s easy to forget this time of year, but the NBA actually does still exist. While most bettors have completely flipped the switch to the college game, sharps will go wherever the value leads them, and in today’s case, that’s been two NBA matchups: Nuggets-Knicks and Heat-Bucks.

>> All odds as of 1:50 p.m. ET. Download The Action Network App to get real-time NBA odds and track your bets.

Denver Nuggets @ New York Knicks

7:30 p.m. ET

Sharp angle: Under (moved from 216.5 to 215)

Technically, this number has actually risen from its opener. Oddsmakers set the total at 214.5 last night, and early action on the over — which has drawn 59% of bets — drove the number up to 216.5. Our Bet Signals showed no signs of that action coming from sharps, though.

What they showed instead was sharp action hitting the under when the higher total was posted.

Two Sports Insights Bet Signals — triggered by market-wide line movement caused by sharp action — hit the under at 216.5, convincing sportsbooks to reverse directions on the line movement.

On top of that, the 41% of bettors on the under have generated 85% of actual money being wagered. While that certainly creates a monetary liability on the under, it perhaps more importantly shows how bigger bettors — the ones more likely to be sharps — are playing the total.

Miami Heat @ Milwaukee Bucks

8:30 p.m. ET

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