NBA Sharp Betting Picks (Feb. 11): Pros Hitting Trail Blazers vs. Pelicans, Celtics vs. Rockets Tuesday
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It’s not a bad five-game slate we have in the NBA tonight. The Clippers go east to take on Philly, the Celtics travel west to Houston and, of course, there’s Zion.
Sharp bettors aren’t quite attacking the slate with the same vigor as they did last night, but they are finding some value on a couple of games, including Zion’s Pelicans hosting the Trail Blazers.
Let’s take a look.
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Trail Blazers vs. Pelicans
8 p.m. ET | NBCS-NW
Given the combination of big markets and high-profile matchups on tonight’s slate, this game is struggling to attract the betting tickets that it might otherwise land on an average night.
It’s not, however, struggling to attract the attention of sharps.
As of the early afternoon, 56% of tickets have landed on the home Pelicans, who opened around -2.5. Those bets have accounted for 85% of actual money, though, meaning they’re coming from bigger bettors, who are more likely to be sharps.
Sports Insights Bet Signals — which track and record instances of market activity cased by sharp action in real time — have confirmed that to be the case. They’ve triggered three moves on this game, and all three have come on the Pelicans spread.
As a result, this number has ticked up to -3.
Sharp angle: Pelicans (moved from -2.5 to -3)
Celtics vs. Rockets
9:30 p.m. ET | TNT
Now onto a game that won’t have any trouble attracting bettors of all kinds.
Once again, sharps are in agreement with the majority — a somewhat rare occurrence — though this time the bet they’re finding value on comes by way of the total.
This one opened around 230/230.5, and has been bet up to 232 behind 60% of tickets. That’s not exactly a huge majority, though, which means there’s a good chance something else is playing a role in the line movement.
Sure enough, sharps have triggered another three SI Bet Signals on the over — the most recent of which came at 230.5 — to push the line up to its current listing.
Sharp angle: Over (moved from 230.5 to 232)