NBA Sharp Betting Picks (Dec. 6): Pros Betting Pacers vs. Pistons, Warriors vs. Bulls

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  • There are plenty of interesting storylines on tonight's NBA slate, but sharps aren't going after the biggest games of the night.
  • See how they're betting Pacers-Pistons and Warriors-Bulls.

With a 10-game slate headlined by Lakers-Blazers, Clippers-Bucks and Nuggets-Celtics, there’s no shortage of potential entertainment in the NBA tonight. Those matchups, however, are not the ones that sharps have been targeting throughout the day Friday.

Instead, pros have been looking at a couple of unsuspecting games for value: Pacers-Pistons and Warriors-Bulls.

Pacers vs. Pistons

7 p.m. ET | FS-IN

As a general rule, a line moving against a 72% backing is usually going to point to the sharp side of a given bet — assuming no late injury updates or other potential market-moving factors.

With seemingly no such factors affecting this total, the move from 213 to 211.5 on just 28% of under bets is pretty much a dead-giveaway of sharp action, and Sports Insights’ Bet Signals confirm it.


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Two signals — triggered by market moves as a result of sharp activity — hit the under at the opening number on Friday morning, causing a full-point move to 212, which has since been followed by another slight drop to a consensus 211.5.

Sharp angle: Under (moved from 213 to 211.5) [In New Jersey? Bet now at PointsBet]

Warriors vs. Bulls

8 p.m. ET | NBCS-CHI

Just because a game features two teams with a combined 12-33 record doesn’t mean it can’t offer value in the betting market. And based on the amount of sharp action that’s hit this matchup, it appears that this might be the one offering the most on the entire slate.

The first books to market set this line at Chicago -6.5, but were quickly bet down to just -5, which is the number at which most shops entered the party. Even that, though, was a bit too high in the eyes of sharp bettors.

Seventy-nine percent of bettors accounting for 80% of money have laid the points with the Bulls, but this spread has continued to fall to the current consensus of -4.5.

Six SI Bet Signals (all at +5) have hit Golden State, confirming that pros are taking the points.

Sharp angle: Warriors (moved from +5 to +4.5) [In New Jersey? Bet now at PointsBet]

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