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NBA Sharp Report: Bulls-Warriors Among 4 Games Drawing Smart Money

Jan 11, 2019 3:05 PM EST

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  • Sharp bettors have found several spots they deem valuable on tonight's NBA slate.
  • Four games in particular, headlined by Bulls-Warriors (10:30 p.m. ET), have drawn some significant smart money.
  • Sports Insights' Bet Signals help reveal Friday's sharp plays.

Nine games will tipoff in the NBA tonight, and sharps are liking what they’ve been finding across the board. Almost every game has seen at least a hint of wiseguy activity, and a few have drawn significant one-sided action.

With start times ranging from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. ET, here are the four games being hit heavily by sharps.

>> All odds as of 2 p.m. ET. Download The Action Network App to get real-time NBA odds and track your bets.

Brooklyn Nets @ Toronto Raptors

7:30 p.m. ET | YES

Sharp angle: Over (moved from 219.5 to 222)

Perhaps the easiest way of locating sharp action is reverse line movement — when the line moves away from the popular side. Unless sharps are hitting the unpopular bet, there’d be no reason for sportsbooks to let the majority of their customers have a better chance of winning.

In this case, however, there’s no reverse line movement to make our lives easy.

Tonight’s Nets-Raptors matchup has drawn 55% of bettors to the over, which has risen almost three points since opening, but our tools indicate that those bettors have been of the sharper variety.

For starters, four Sports Insights Bet Signals have been triggered on the over, revealing four cases of market-wide line shifts from sharp action.

On top of that, the 55% on the over has generated 84% of actual money being wagered on the total. That means bigger bettors — the ones more likely to be sharps — are expecting a high-scoring game.

Dallas Mavericks @ Minnesota Timberwolves

8 p.m. ET | FS-N



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