Thursday NBA Sharp Report: Pros Betting Nuggets-Cavaliers, Bucks-Celtics

Nov 01, 2018 6:00 PM EDT

Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kyrie Irving. Credit USA Today Sports

  • Professionals are betting two NBA games Thursday night, headlined by Milwaukee Bucks-Boston Celtics (8 p.m. ET, TNT)
  • Sharps are also getting down on Denver Nuggets-Cleveland Cavaliers (7 p.m. ET, Fox Sports Ohio)
  • Using The Action Network's betting tools, we break down how sharp action is moving lines for these games.

Professional bettors got down on four games yesterday, with differing results depending on the closing number.

It’s important to note that picking the right side is only half the battle. Sharps are also laser focused on getting the best number possible, knowing that a single half-point could end up being the difference between a win, loss or push.

After analyzing Thursday’s six-game slate using Sports Insights’ Sportsbook Insider Pro betting tools, I’ve pinpointed two NBA bets that professionals are focusing on, starting at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. ET.

Betting Terms to Know

Steam Move: Sudden, drastic and uniform line movement across the market caused by an overload of sharp action from respected players.

Reverse Line Movement: When the betting line moves in the opposite direction of the betting percentages. It’s a top smart money indicator.

Line Freeze: When one side is getting heavy betting, but the line won’t budge, indicating sharp liability on the other side.

Juice: The tax or commission that bettors must pay sportsbooks in order for them to accept your wager. A -115 juice means a bettor would have to wager $115 to win $100.

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