Credit: Craig Mitchelldyer-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard.
- With the return of college basketball tonight, the NBA's four-game slate isn't seeing a ton of action.
- Still, sharp bettors have found two spots with value on the short schedule.
The NBA’s four-game slate will be taking a backseat to college hoops tonight. The most heavily bet game at the pro level this evening is receiving less than half of the ticket count of Duke-Kentucky.
Still, sharp bettors have found two spots with value on Tuesday’s NBA board, both of which come on over/unders.
Atlanta Hawks @ Charlotte Hornets
7 p.m. ET
Sharp angle: Over (moved from 231 to 232)
While this total is actually sitting at the same number at which it opened (232), it wasn’t until after the public caused the line to fall to 231 that sharps hit the over.
While 63% of bettors have taken this under, it has moved back up from 231 thanks to two Sports Insights Bet Signals — indications of sharp action — causing market-wide line movement.
Also helping the line rise is the fact that 62% of dollars are now on the over, meaning bigger, and probably sharper, bettors are expecting a high-scoring game.
Milwaukee Bucks @ Portland Trail Blazers
10 p.m. ET
Sharp angle: Under (moved from 230 to 229)
The Bucks and Blazers have been two of the highest-scoring teams in the NBA through the first month.
Milwaukee’s 121.9 points per game ranks second in the league, and Portland’s 117.2 PPG is seventh, which makes it pretty unsurprising to see 67% of the public taking the over.
Sharps, however, aren’t among that majority.
They’ve caused three Bet Signals on the under, all of which came at the current number of 229.