NBA Sharp Report: Thunder-Clippers Leads Friday’s Favorite Pro Bets

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Rob Ferguson-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) and LA Clippers guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2)

  • Professional bettors have pinpointed three Friday NBA games offering value, headlined by Thunder-Clippers (10:30 p.m. ET).
  • Using the betting tools available at The Action Network, we analyze how sharps are betting all three matchups.

Thursday’s betting market activity did not warrant an NBA Sharp Report. Sure, the two-game slate provided fewer options for savvy players to find valuable wagering opportunities, but the market still attracted smart money on each matchup.

However, the action on both games was two-way, meaning different bettors (or groups of bettors) with the resources to move lines were on different sides of Pacers-Bucks and Thunder-Trail Blazers, resulting in no clear consensus.

The goal of our daily sharp report is to pinpoint games that professional bettors appear to be in agreement. That did not happen on Thursday, but Friday’s nine-game schedule is offering one-sided sharp action on a handful matchups.

Let’s take a look at how steady professional action is moving lines for Jazz-Grizzlies (8 p.m. ET), Cavs-Heat (8 p.m. ET) and Thunder-Clippers (10:30 p.m. ET).

All odds as of 3 p.m. ET.

Utah Jazz at Memphis Grizzlies

8 p.m. ET

Sharp angle: Under (moved from 213.5 to 209)

After opening at 213.5, this total has taken the brunt of both sharp and recreational bettors. Sixty-three percent of tickets and 79% of dollars wagered have hit the under, inspiring oddsmakers to kick this number down to 209.

Sports Insights’ Bet Signals — which track professional betting action in real-time — have also triggered two Steam Moves on the under, identifying two separate occasions in which respected bettors moved this over/under.

Cleveland Cavaliers at Miami Heat

8 p.m. ET

Sharp angle: Cavs (moved from +8.5 to +8)

In one of the least bet NBA games of the night, wiseguys are taking a contrarian approach to the point spread.

Miami opened as an 8.5-point home favorite against Cleveland and 73% of bettors have piled onto the Heat. However, according to SI’s Bet Signals, sharp money hit the Cavs on two different occasions, explaing why this line has ticked down to +8.

Oklahoma City Thunder at Los Angeles Clippers

10:30 p.m. ET

Sharp angle: Over (moved from 236 to 237)

Sharps and squares are once again divided, as 79% of tickets are on the under while 61% of actual money wagered is playing the over.

With the larger-sized bets clearly on the over, oddsmakers have adjusted this total up to 237, and even to 237.5 at some books across the market.

Considering two Steam Moves were triggered on the over this morning, we can assume that the 61% of dollars includes money from bettors of the professional variety.

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