NBA Sharp Report: Pro Bettors Focused on Heat-Jazz, Timberwolves-Kings, More
Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports. Picutred: Utah Jazz guard Kyle Korver (26) and center Rudy Gobert (27)
- Wednesday features 11 games in the NBA and there is no shortage of sharp action.
- Using The Action Network's betting tools, we've identified how sharp bettors have hit Blazers-Grizzlies (8 p.m. ET), Heat-Jazz (9 p.m. ET) and Timberwolves-Kings (10 p.m. ET)
We’ve got another big Wednesday slate full of NBA action. Eleven games to be precise. Unlike last week, there isn’t a lot of college action for bettors to get their hands on, so the NBA may be the No. 1 focus in the eyes of many.
So far, sharp bettors have taken a liking to three spreads.
Portland Trail Blazers @ Memphis Grizzlies
8 p.m. ET
Sharp angle: Blazers (No Move)
With just 22% of bets, the Trail Blazers are not a popular team tonight at Memphis, despite Mike Conley being questionable for the Grizzlies. Portland is on the second leg of a back-to-back, having lost to the Rockets last night in Houston, so they may be a bit on the tired side.
The Blazers do have three bet signals in their favor, as well as nearly 40% of the cash. Not many folks have faith in Portland, but those who do appear to be of the sharp variety.
Miami Heat @ Utah Jazz
9 p.m. ET
Sharp angle: Jazz (-5.5 to -7.5)
After opening as just 5.5-point favorites yesterday at BookMaker, the Jazz are all the way up to -7.5 behind nearly 60% of spread bets and 90% of the money.
The Heat announced yesterday that they’ll be without Hassan Whiteside, but that did not result in any immediate line movement.
Like the Blazers, the Jazz have a number of bet signals in their favor — four to be exact, compared to zero on the Heat.
Utah lost in Miami by two points just 10 days ago, so it will be interesting to see if the Jazz can live up to the lofty expectations sharp bettors are holding them to tonight.
Minnesota Timberwolves @ Sacramento Kings
10 p.m. ET
Sharp angle: Timberwolves (-2 to -3.5)
At 16-9-1 against the spread, the Kings have been the second kindest team to bettors this season, trailing only the Mavericks. At 14-12 straight up, I think they’re far exceeding everyone’s preseason expectations, too.
Nevertheless, it’s Minnesota that is commanding nearly 80% of the money for tonight’s game. They were steamed this morning at -2 and -2.5 and are now up to -3.5 at most books.