NBA Sharp Report: Wiseguys Hitting Magic-Sixers, Bulls-Pacers on Tuesday

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  • Sharp action has hit Tuesday night's NBA slate on two games in particular, including Magic-76ers (7 p.m. ET).
  • Sports Insights' Bet Signals and betting market percentages help reveal the plays wiseguys are making.

The Rockets-Raptors and Celtics-Warriors matchups will undoubtedly steal the show on Tuesday’s six-game NBA slate. But that doesn’t mean the pros will be drawn to either game.

In fact, the two games attracting the most sharp action have been Magic-Sixers and Bulls-Pacers, both of which tip off at 7 p.m. ET. Let’s take a look.

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Orlando Magic @ Philadelphia 76ers

7 p.m. ET

Sharp angle: Magic (moved from +4.5 to +3.5)

At 40-23, the Sixers are 11 games up on the eighth-place Magic, but opened as just 4.5-point favorites at home. Unsurprisingly, most bettors — 59%, to be exact — are laying the points with the home favorite.

But despite that, this line has actually fallen to -3.5.

The Sixers will be without Joel Embiid, which would normally be plenty reason for oddsmakers to significantly shift a line. In this case, though, Embiid’s absence was known before the opening line was set.

With no other factors in play, the reverse line movement should point to sharp action on the Magic — which market percentages and Sports Insights’ Bet Signals confirm.

The 41% of bettors on Orlando have accounted for an impressive 66% of money being wagered, which means the Magic are attracting the much bigger bettors — the ones more likely to be sharps.

Three Bet Signals — triggered by market-wide line movement as a result of sharp action — have come through on Orlando, helping drive the line to its current number. The most recent signal came at +4.

Chicago Bulls @ Indiana Pacers

7 p.m. ET

Sharp angle: Bulls (moved from +8.5 to +6.5)

The Bulls’ line has dropped two points despite just a 43% backing. That movement once again serves as a near-dead giveaway that sharps are taking the points.

While the bet vs. money discrepancy hasn’t been as significant — 48% of dollars have landed on Chicago — Bet Signals have been just as convincing in revealing professional action on the Bulls.

Four signals have hit Chicago, most recently at +7, causing oddsmakers to drop the line to its current number.

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