NBA Sharp Betting Picks (Dec. 9): Clippers vs. Pacers, Grizzlies vs. Warriors Attracting Pro Action
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- Tonight's NBA slate has attracted sharp bettors to four games, including Clippers-Pacers and Grizzlies-Warriors.
- The tools available at The Action Network reveal how pros are playing those and two other matchups.
A nine-game Monday NBA slate has given bettors plenty of options from which to choose, and sharps have had no trouble picking out a few spots with value.
They’ve hit four games particularly hard tonight, including Clippers vs. Pacers and Grizzlies vs. Warriors.
Los Angeles Clippers vs. Indiana Pacers
7 p.m. ET | FS-IN
With the chance of Kawhi Leonard sitting this game out increasing throughout the day and now being confirmed, sharp bettors have made their opinion very clear on this point spread.
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The Clippers are still the popular side (Paul George is expected to play), as they’ve attracted 53% of tickets being placed on the spread.
Those bets, however, have accounted for just 33% of actual money, meaning bigger bettors — the ones more likely to be sharps — are taking the home team.
The Pacers have also triggered four Sports Insights Bet Signals, which track and record instances of sharp action causing market-wide line moves, and have moved from as much as +2 to -1.5.
Sharp angle: Pacers (moved from +2 to -1.5) [In New Jersey? Bet now at PointsBet]
Sacramento Kings vs. Houston Rockets
8 p.m. ET | NBCS-CA
It probably won’t come as much surprise to learn that this matchup featured the second-highest opening total on Monday’s slate, though it no longer holds that title.
Even though 75% of bettors have taken the over, this number has fallen from its high-water mark of 229 down to 227. While that on its own serves as a pretty good sign of sharp action, SI Bet Signals and money percentages help confirm that notion.
Two signals have revealed pro money on the under since opening, and the 25% of bets on the under have generated 43% of dollars, once again disclosing the opinions of bigger bettors.
Sharp angle: Under (moved from 229 to 227) [In New Jersey? Bet now at PointsBet]
Orlando Magic vs. Milwaukee Bucks
8 p.m. ET | FS-WI
Following the same pattern as the first two games on tonight’s sharp card, the bigger bets on this total have once again revealed how sharps are playing it. Only 39% of bets have landed on the under, but they’ve made up for 73% of money on the total, and the number has dropped from as high as 221 to the current consensus of 218.
SI Bet Signals have confirmed the sharp under action, triggering two sharp moves at 219.
Sharp angle: Under (moved from 221 to 218) [In New Jersey? Bet now at PointsBet]
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Golden State Warriors
10:30 p.m. ET | NBCS-BA
The final tip of the night hasn’t escaped sharp bettors’ radar, though this time they’re actually betting on a high-scoring game. They are once again in disagreement with the public, though, as only 36% of bettors have taken the over.
Four Bet Signals have hit the over at lines ranging from 216.5 to 218.5, and that minority backing of the over has accounted for a majority (62%) of money on the total.
As a result, this number has jumped from its early opener of 216.5 up to 219.5.
Sharp angle: Over (moved from 216.5 to 219.5) [In New Jersey? Bet now at PointsBet]