NBA Sharp Betting Picks (Nov. 25): Pros Hitting 76ers vs. Raptors, Hornets vs. Heat
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- Sharp action is hitting Monday's NBA slate, with most professional money landing on 76ers-Raptors and Hornets-Heat.
- The tools at The Action Network help identify how the pros are playing both 7:30 p.m. ET games.
A November Monday night usually steers most sports bettors in one direction, and tonight is proving to be no different, as Monday Night Football is drawing about 20 times more bets than most games on tonight’s NBA slate.
There is, however, still value to be found on the 11-game hoops slate, at least in the eyes of sharp bettors. They’ve hit two games especially hard, including a matchup of two teams near the top of the Eastern Conference standings.
Philadephia 76ers vs. Toronto Raptors
7:30 p.m. ET | Sportsnet
With two 11-win teams going head-to-head, this is unsurprisingly one of the more heavily bet NBA games tonight, even if the slate as a whole is taking a backseat to Ravens-Rams.
Bettors are close to split on the short spread — 54% of bets have hit the 76ers, who opened as 1-point road underdogs at most books (the earliest ones even listed a +2 upon releasing the line).
And while sharp bettors often find themselves in disagreement with the public, in this case, it looks as though that majority of bettors are housing most of the professional action hitting this game.
The 54% of bets on Philly have generated 90% of actual money being wagered, which is noteworthy as sharp bettors tend to be the ones making bigger bets.
On top of that, three Sports Insights Bet Signals, which track and record instances of market-moving sharp action, have been triggered on the Sixers — once at a pick’em and twice more at -1. As a result, sportsbooks have been forced to adjust this line up to Philly -2.
Sharp angle: 76ers (moved from +1 to -2) [In New Jersey? Bet now at PointsBet]
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Charlotte Hornets vs. Miami Heat
7:30 p.m. ET | SUN
A similar betting market story is taking place in this game, though in this case it surrounds the over/under.
Once again, the overall ticket distribution is fairly split, with 55% of bets landing on the under. And once again, the slight majority of bets has generated a much bigger majority of actual money — in this case, 88%.
Another three SI Bet Signals have hit the under confirming the bet-money discrepancy to be indicative of the sharp side, and oddsmakers have dropped this number from an opener of 215 to 212.5.
Sharp angle: Under (moved from 215 to 212.5) [In New Jersey? Bet now at PointsBet]