Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3), guard Tyler Johnson (8), forward James Johnson (16) and teammates. Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
- Wiseguys are betting three NBA games on Wednesday, headlined by Toronto Raptors-Miami Heat (7:30 p.m. ET).
- Sharps are also getting down on Indiana Pacers-Atlanta Hawks (7:30 p.m. ET) and Sacramento Kings-Los Angeles Clippers (10:30 p.m. ET).
- Using the tools available at The Action Network, we analyze how the pros are betting each game.
Christmas 2018 has come and gone and the new year is right around the corner. In the meantime, it’s back to the grind for recreational and professional bettors alike.
After consulting the betting tools available at Sports Insights and The Action Network, I’ve identified three NBA games that pros are betting on Wednesday night, with two games starting at 7:30 p.m. and one at 10:30 p.m. ET.
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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.
Indiana Pacers at Atlanta Hawks
Tip off: 7:30 p.m. ET
Sharp angle: Hawks (+8 to +7)
Public bettors take one look at the won-loss records and their minds are made up. Indiana is 22-12 and Atlanta is 9-23. Lay the points, Pacers all day.
Not the sharps. They’re buying low on the home dogs to keep it close.
This line opened at Pacers -8. Despite receiving 63% of bets, Indiana has fallen to -7. Sharps got down hard on Pacers +8 and Pacers +7.5, triggering a pair of Steam Moves at Sports Insights that forced oddsmakers to adjust the line toward the home dogs.
Atlanta is only receiving 36% of bets but 79% of dollars, making it a match for the profitable Bet Labs PRO system Tickets vs. Money NBA Spread: 54.8% ATS, +42.38 units since 2005.
Toronto Raptors at Miami Heat
Tip off: 7:30 p.m. ET