NBA Sharp Report: Nets-Magic, Heat-Pistons Drawing Smart Money

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  • Sharp bettors are hitting two games in particular on Friday night's NBA slate: Nets-Magic (7 p.m. ET) and Heat-Pistons (7 p.m. ET).
  • Using Sports Insights' Bet Signals, we can easily identify how wiseguys are betting these matchups.

Don’t look now, but sharpies are rolling. A 4-0 Wednesday night followed by a 2-0 showing last night has given NBA Sharp Report plays a cool six-game win streak (yes, I was a math major).

Did I just jinx the wiseguys? Hopefully not, but to actually get an answer to that question, we’ll have to see how tonight’s Nets-Magic and Heat-Pistons games play out. Both tip off at 7 p.m. ET.

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Brooklyn Nets @ Orlando Magic

7 p.m. ET | YES

Sharp angle: Magic (moved from +1 to -1.5)

Coming off consecutive wins over the Celtics and Rockets, the Nets opened as just 1-point favorites over the Magic on Friday night. Unsurprisingly, a heavy public majority is riding the hot hand with Brooklyn.

But despite the 68% of bettors backing the Nets, this line has jumped the fence, making Orlando the new 1.5-point favorite.

With a significant line move against the popular side, it’s fairly obvious which side sharps are playing.

As of Friday afternoon, Orlando had already drawn seven Sports Insights Bet Signals, far more than any other team on tonight’s slate. The moves range from lines of +1 to -1, but none have come at the current number or beyond.

Miami Heat @ Detroit Pistons

7 p.m. ET | SUN

Sharp action: Under (moved from 207.5 to 206.5)

Early public action in this game was in favor of the over, and oddsmakers reacted accordingly with an initial move from 207.5 to 208, and 208.5 at a few books.

Since then, overall betting percentages have evened out, though the over is still slightly more popular, getting 53% of bets on the total.

Despite that, this line has fallen thanks to some activity from wiseguys. They’ve caused three Bet Signals on the under, dropping the total to its current number.

The under has also generated a significant discrepancy between bet and money percentages. The 47% of bettors on the under have accounted for 81% of actual dollars being bet, meaning they’re the bigger — and more likely sharper — players.

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