NBA Sharp Report: Pros Betting Hawks-Clippers, 2 Other Monday Games
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- Tonight's NBA slate is drawing sharp bettors to three games in particular, including Warriors-Pacers (7 p.m. ET, NBA TV) and Hawks-Clippers (10:30 p.m. ET, NBA TV).
- Sports Insights' Bet Signals reveal which way the smart money is going.
After a busy weekend of basketball, Monday’s slate — both in college and the NBA — is relatively light. Despite that, sharp bettors are still finding value on three NBA games tonight, starting with Warriors-Pacers at 7 p.m. ET.
Found using the tools at Sports Insights and The Action Network, here are the three plays drawing the most action from pros Monday night.
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Golden State Warriors @ Indiana Pacers
7 p.m. ET | NBA TV
Sharp angle: Pacers (moved from +8 to +7.5)
Even though there was never any doubt as to whether the public would be on Golden State against the Pacers, the loss of Victor Oladipo certainly doesn’t make Indiana more attractive.
At the time of writing, 80% of bets are on the Warriors. It seems, however, that sharps aren’t among that majority.
That heavy backing led to an initial line move up to GS -9.5, a number that was too high according to sharps. Per Sports Insights’ Bet Signals, they’ve hit the home dog seven times since then, driving the line back to, and now past, its opening number.
It is worth nothing, though, that the final half-point move to 7.5 was correlated with the announcement that Draymond Green would be resting.
New York Knicks @ Charlotte Hornets
7 p.m. ET | MSG
Sharp angle: Over (moved from 217.5 to 221)
Public bettors like overs. That should come as no surprise, as no one really wants to root for low-scoring games.
This game is no different, as 65% of bets on the total have hit the over. What’s interesting in this case is that sharps seem to be among that majority.
The 65% of bettors on the over have generated 82% of dollars, meaning bigger bets — the ones more likely to be made by sharps — are playing the over.
That indication is confirmed by two SI Bet Signals on the over, marking two instances of market-wide movement resulting from sharp activity.
Atlanta Hawks @ Los Angeles Clippers
10:30 p.m. ET | NBA TV
Sharp angle: Hawks (moved from +7 to +6)
A similar story is taking place here, as the Hawks are boasting an even more impressive bets vs. dollar discrepancy.
While they’ve attracted only 25% of bettors, they’ve generated 64% of actual money being wagered. That’s been part of the reason for the line falling away from the popular side.
Atlanta has also been on the receiving end of three Bet Signals, verifying the professional action on the road dog.