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- The Golden State Warriors are 2.5-point road favorites against the Utah Jazz (10:30 p.m. ET on ESPN), with an over/under of 217.5.
- Using Sports Insights' betting tools, we break down how professionals are betting both the spread and over/under.
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Basketball is predominantly a spread and over/under sport. This means bettors must win 52.38% of the time in order to break even (assuming standard -110 juice).
Anything above that means you’re turning a profit.
When it comes to Friday, sharps are laser-focused on the biggest, most heavily bet game of the night: Golden State Warriors at Utah Jazz (10:30 p.m. ET on ESPN).
In fact, professional bettors have taken a side on both the spread and the over/under.
Betting Terms to Know
Steam Move: Sudden, drastic and uniform line movement across the market caused by an overload of sharp action from respected players.
Reverse Line Movement: When the betting line moves in the opposite direction of the betting percentages. It’s a top smart money indicator.
Line Freeze: When one side is getting heavy betting, but the line won’t budge, indicating sharp liability on the other side.
Juice: The tax or commission that bettors must pay sportsbooks in order for them to accept your wager. A -115 juice means a bettor would have to wager $115 to win $100.