NBA Sharp Betting Picks (Jan. 25): Pros Betting Mavericks vs. Jazz, Bulls vs. Cavaliers Saturday
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All — or at least most — eyes will be on Sixers-Lakers Saturday night. Even without Joel Embiid, the potential Finals preview should have no problem closing as the most heavily bet and watched game of the evening.
As for sharp action, however, that would be primarily landing elsewhere.
Starting at 5 p.m. ET with Mavs vs. Jazz, the pros have hit a couple games on Saturday’s slate aside from the marquee matchup. Let’s take a look.
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Mavericks vs. Jazz
5 p.m. ET
It’s certainly common for the plays that find themselves on this report to be against the public side. Generally speaking, the side attracting more bets tends to be the inflated side, meaning value would be more likely to be on the opposite one.
This isn’t one of those cases, however.
Sixty-five percent of bets have landed on the Jazz, and all indications point to sharps being among the ones making them. Those bets have accounted for 84% of actual money, meaning bigger bettors — the ones more likely to be pros — are on Utah.
Sports Insights’ Bet Signals, which track and record instances of sharp action in the market, have triggered five pro moves on the Jazz between -3 and -4, moving the spread up to -4.5.
Sharp angle: Jazz (moved from -3 to -4.5)
Bulls vs. Cavaliers
8 p.m. ET
Oddsmakers opened this total at 217. A look at the current line should make it pretty clear how sharps felt about that …
It’s now down to 213.5, no thanks to the public, as 60% of bets have landed on the over. However, a whopping 96% of money is on the under, and another two Bet Signals at 215.5 and 215 have convinced sportsbooks to bring the number down significantly.
Sharp angle: Under (moved from 217 to 213.5)