Russell Westbrook and Billy Donovan. Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports
- Professional bettors have made plays on two of Friday's slate of NBA games.
- Sharps are betting Oklahoma City Thunder-Washington Wizards and Indiana Pacers-Chicago Bulls (both at 8 p.m. ET).
Professional bettors went 1-1 with their Thursday plays, losing the Cavs spread but cashing the Bucks-Celtics Over.
With a loaded eight-game slate on Friday night, wiseguys see a board dripping with value.
After analyzing the Sports Insights’ Sportsbook Insider Pro betting tools, I’ve pinpointed two NBA bets that professionals are focusing on, both starting at 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.