NBA Sharp Report: Celtics-Hawks Among 3 Friday Games Attracting Smart Money

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  • Three games in the NBA have drawn significant action from sharp bettors tonight, including Celtics at Hawks (7:30 p.m. ET).
  • Sports Insights' Bet Signals reveal which way the smart money is going.

Between Tiger vs. Phil and the wall-to-wall college football action on Friday, the NBA isn’t exactly at the forefront in the minds of bettors.

Sharps, however, have found some value on a few games on the hardwood tonight, with start times ranging from 7 to 8:30 p.m. ET.


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Houston Rockets @ Detroit Pistons

7 p.m. ET

Sharp angle: Under (moved from 218 to 214.5)

Sharp and public bettors seem to be in agreement on this total. Sixty-eight percent of bets have hit the under, but those bets have accounted for 86% of money wagered, meaning not only is the under drawing more bets, it’s drawing the bigger ones as well.

Four Sports Insights Bet Signals — indications of sharp action — have also hit this under, causing the line to fall from 218 to 214.5.

Boston Celtics @ Atlanta Hawks

7:30 p.m. ET

Sharp angle: Hawks (moved from +9.5 to+8)

Despite three straight losses, the public is still sold on the struggling Celtics. Boston has attracted 63% of bets, but 54% of the actual dollars being wagered have hit the Hawks, meaning bigger — and probably sharper — bets are behind Atlanta.

The Hawks have also triggered six Bet Signals, more than any other team on Friday’s slate, to help bring this line down from its opening number.

Phoenix Suns @ Milwaukee Bucks

8:30 p.m. ET

Sharp angle: Over (moved from 228.5 to 230.5)

Neither the over nor under has attracted a heavy majority of bets, as the over is picking up 52% to this point. The money, however, has been far more lopsided.

Eighty-five percent of dollars have hit the over, causing the line to jump from 228.5 to 230.5. Further helping the line move are three SI Bet Signals, the last of which hit the over at 229.5.

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