NBA Sharp Betting Picks (Monday, Nov. 4): Pros Hitting Pistons vs. Wizards, Pelicans vs. Nets
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- Sharps are hitting two NBA games in particular on tonight's six-game slate.
- The tools available at The Action Network reveal how they're betting Pistons-Wizards and Pelicans-Nets.
While most bettors will be focused on Monday Night Football, there are six games scheduled to tip off in the NBA to provide bettors a few more options tonight.
Sharps have been taking advantage of every option in the sports betting market, hitting more than just the primetime game in the Meadowlands.
They’ve also found value on two games in particular on the NBA slate: Pistons vs. Wizards (7 p.m. ET) and Pelicans vs. Nets (7:30 p.m. ET).
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Pistons vs. Wizards
7 p.m. ET | FS-DET
The Wizards have managed just one win through their first five games of the season, and sit in second-to-last in the East — two wins behind the 3-4 Pistons.
However, Washington’s record against the spread (4-1) has been a much more impressive, as they’ve managed to keep games close against some strong opponents. Keeping it close won’t be enough tonight, though, as Washington opened as a favorite (-1.5) for just the second time this year.
Fifty-five percent of bettors have laid the points with Washington, which now sits all the way up at -3.5, as sharps have been among the slight majority of bettors backing the home team.
They’ve generated 88% of actual money being wagered on the spread, and triggered four Sports Insights Bet Signals — indications of market-wide line moves caused by sharp action — at numbers ranging from -1.5 to -3.5.
Sharp angle: Wizards (moved from -1.5 to -3.5) [In New Jersey? Bet now at PointsBet]
Pelicans vs. Nets
7:30 p.m. ET | NBA TV
The other game drawing significant sharp action tonight also features two teams with losing records, but this one has taken wiseguys to the over/under rather than the spread.
Opening at 236, this was already the highest total on tonight’s slate, but according to sharps, that number still wasn’t high enough.
Sixty-two percent of bets have landed on the over, but they’ve accounted for 87% of actual money being wagered, once again pointing out the opinion of bigger bettors — the ones more likely to be sharps.
Sports Insights Bet Signals have also once again confirmed the movement to be a result of sharp action, as the three most recent signals all hit the over at lines from 236.5 to 238, getting oddsmakers to shift the line all the way to 239.
Sharp angle: Over (moved from 236.5 to 239) [In New Jersey? Bet now at PointsBet]