NBA Sharp Report: Wiseguys Betting Cavs-Magic, Lakers-Raptors Thursday Night
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- While most bettors are focused on college basketball today, sharps are still hitting the NBA slate.
- They've caused line moves on two games tonight, including Lakers-Raptors (8 p.m. ET, TNT).
- Sports Insights' Bet Signals and betting market percentages help reveal the sharp plays.
As has been the case throughout the week, conference tournaments are stealing most of the shine from the NBA. But while some public bettors may be tossing the NBA aside for the time being, sharps certainly aren’t.
They’ve hit two games on tonight’s six-game slate, headlined by Lakers-Raptors at 8 p.m. ET (TNT).
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Cleveland Cavaliers @ Orlando Magic
7 p.m. ET | FS-OH
Sharp angle: Magic (moved from -7 to -8)
While it may be the least intriguing game on tonight’s NBA slate, this one has drawn perhaps the most action from sharp bettors throughout the day so far.
The Magic are the more popular bet, but given this game’s overall lack of popularity, it wouldn’t be fair to call them a “public” play — at least not yet.
In any case, the bettors behind Orlando look to be of the sharper variety, based on both money percentages and Bet Signals.
The 64% of bets on the Magic have generated 88% of actual money being wagered on the matchup. That certainly creates a monetary liability for sportsbooks, but more importantly, the discrepancy shows where the bigger bets are going — the ones more likely to be made by sharps.
Sports Insights’ Bet Signals have also revealed wiseguys causing market-wide line movement by hitting the Magic at -7 and -7.5.
Los Angeles Lakers @ Toronto Raptors
8 p.m. ET | TNT