NBA Sharp Betting Picks (Dec. 31): Pros Betting Clippers vs. Kings, Warriors vs. Spurs
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The last day on the calendar has been a busy one for sharp bettors. They’ve made some moves on a couple bowl games as well as a random college hoops matchup, and they aren’t letting the seven-game NBA slate pass them by, either.
Both Clippers-Kings and Warriors-Spurs have presented value in the eyes of sharp bettors on New Year’s Eve.
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Clippers vs. Kings
5 p.m. ET | NBCS-CA
The total for this game has gone on a bit of a roller coaster ride since opening. Only one direction of that back-and-forth movement has been a result of sharp action, though.
After opening at 221, the number has reached a high mark of 223 on a couple of occasions, and both times pros were ready to pounce. A total of five Sports Insights Bet Signals — which track and record instances of sharp action in real time — have been triggered on the under since this line opened. All five have come at 223.
As a result, this line has fallen back almost all the way to its opener, now sitting at a consensus 221.5.
And for another indication of pro money on this under, the 29% of bettors on the under have generated 70% of actual dollars wagered, meaning bigger bets — the ones more likely to be made by sharps — are banking on an under.
Sharp angle: Under (moved from 223 to 221.5)
Warriors vs. Spurs
7 p.m. ET | NBCS-BA
The already depleted Warriors will also be without D’Angelo Russell and Willie Cauley-Stein tonight, so it’s no wonder that they’re significant underdogs in San Antonio.
Most folks (61%) have been happy to take the Spurs as home favorites too, though it seems as though that majority isn’t made up of just casual bettors.
They’ve generated 83% of actual money being bet on the spread, and triggered another three SI Bet Signals on the Spurs, sending the line from -9 to -11 (after Russell and Cauley-Stein’s absences were announced).
Sharp angle: Spurs (moved from -9 to -11)