NBA Sharp Report: Pros Betting Blazers-Clippers, 2 Other Monday Games
Credit: Craig Mitchelldyer-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard.
- Three games on tonight's NBA slate have drawn significant action from sharp bettors: Bucks-Pistons (7 p.m. ET), Suns-Knicks (7:30 p.m. ET) and Trail Blazers-Clippers (10:30 p.m. ET).
- Sports Insights' Bet Signals help reveal which way the smart money is going.
A straight-up victory from the Heat — as 6-point dogs — gave sharp NBA bettors a relatively sweat-free winner on Sunday night.
Tonight, sharps have found value on four plays, covering a nice array of different bet types.
At least one underdog, over, and under have been on the receiving end of significant wiseguy activity in games ranging from 7 to 10:30 p.m. ET.
Milwaukee Bucks @ Detroit Pistons
7 p.m. ET
Sharp angle: Over (moved from 217.5 to 225)
Lines for this matchup weren’t released until this morning, but it wasn’t long before sharps were all over the total.
In a matter of about an hour and a half, this number climbed from 217.5 up to 225.
Four Sports Insights Bet Signals — triggered when the entire market shifts lines as a result of sharp action — have come on the over, the most recent of which came at a total of 224.
Phoenix Suns @ New York Knicks
7:30 p.m. ET
Sharp angles: Suns (moved from +2 to +1.5), Over (moved from 218 to 222.5)
The Knicks haven’t exactly been a public favorite this year. In their 31 games so far, they’ve attracted the majority of bettors only seven times. But at 11-19 against the spread (ATS), the Suns have been even less popular, drawing a majority backing only twice.
The latter trend will be the one that continues tonight, as 63% of bets and 65% of money are behind the Knicks at home. Despite that, their line has come down from -2 to -1.5.
Six Sports Insights Bet Signals have been triggered on Phoenix to help the line move, indicating six instances of sharp action causing a market-wide line shift.
Sharps aren’t stopping there, however. They’ve also caused two Signals on the over, which has moved this total up five points from its opening number.
In this case, though, the line movement has gone toward the public side, as 62% of bettors are playing the over. Those bettors have accounted for 95% of dollars, however, meaning the over is drawing significantly bigger bets — the ones more likely to be made by sharps.
Portland Trail Blazers @ Los Angeles Clippers
10:30 p.m. ET
Sharp angle: Under (moved from 219 to 215.5)
The total has gone under in both meetings between the Blazers and Clippers this season, but bettors — at least a slight majority of them — are expecting that trend to come to an end tonight.
Fifty-three percent of tickets on the total have come on the over, but you wouldn’t know it based on the line movement.
Fifty-nine percent of actual dollars, along with three SI Bet Signals, have landed on the under, causing oddsmakers to bring this total down from its opening number.