Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns (32) and guard Jimmy Butler (23) during the game against the Dallas Mavericks at the American Airlines Center. The Timberwolves defeat the Mavericks 111-87.
- Sharp bettors are focusing on three of Wednesday's NBA games, headlined by Bucks-Hornets (7 p.m. ET)
- Using The Action Network's betting tools, we break down how professional are betting tonight's slate.
I’m not sure if it’s clear from the very few pieces of content we’ve put out over the past week or so, but the NBA is back.
After a two-game opening slate to start the season, tonight’s schedule features 11 games for fans to enjoy, and of course, for bettors to sweat.
With that, sharp bettors have already made their thoughts clear on a few of Wednesday night’s matchups. Let’s take a look.
All odds as of 2 p.m. ET.
Memphis Grizzlies @ Indiana Pacers
7 p.m. ET
Sharp move: Memphis (line has remained at +7)
Indiana is among the more popular bets tonight, picking up 69% of bets as a 7-point home favorite over Memphis. But despite low support for them, the Grizzlies have accounted for 51% of the money being wagered on this game.
That balanced action has kept this line from rising from its opening number of +7, and is an indication that bigger bets — ones more likely from sharps — are behind the Grizz.
Milwaukee Bucks @ Charlotte Hornets
7 p.m. ET
Sharp move: Charlotte (line has remained at +3)
Pubic bettors want no part of the Hornets tonight. Getting only 19% of bets, Charlotte is the most contrarian bet of the evening.
Among those 19% of bettors, however, are some wiseguys. After allowing the public to drive this line up from its opening number of Charlotte +1, sharps have triggered four Sports Insights Bet Signals on the Hornets at anywhere from +2 to +3.
Like Memphis, Charlotte is also drawing a higher money than bet percentage, another indication that sharper bettors are behind the Hornets.
Minnesota Timberwolves @ San Antonio Spurs
8:30 p.m. ET
Sharp move: Minnesota (+3 to +2)
It’s been quite an offseason for Minnesota. As a result of the drama that has unfolded, most bettors have been scared off the T’wolves tonight in San Antonio.
Sharps, however, still see value in in the trouble-ridden ‘Wolves. Like in the game above, four Bet Signals have been triggered on the underdogs, which has brought this line down from its peak of +3 to the current number.
If you’re looking to follow the sharps on this one, it’s worth noting that each of the four sharp moves on Minnesota came at +3.