NBA Sharp Report: Two Games Drawing Smart Money on Tuesday Night

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  • Sharp bettors have made plays on two of tonight's three NBA games.
  • Betting percentages and Sports Insights' bet signals reveal which way the smart money is going.

With Game 1 of the World Series attracting the majority of Tuesday night’s betting action, the three-game NBA slate remains under the radar for most casual bettors.

Sharps, however, aren’t so concerned with which games carry the most excitement. Value is value, and they’ve found some in two of tonight’s three games on the hardwood.

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.

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Philadelphia 76ers @ Detroit Pistons

7 p.m. ET

Sharp angle: Under (moved from 219 to 215.5)

Ben Simmons is expected to miss tonight’s game, which moved the Pistons from +2 to -1.5. That’s a bit more movement than our preseason analysis has Simmons worth, which hints at potential sharp action on Detroit, but the stronger indications of smart money have come on the total.

Since opening at 219 on Monday, the over/under has fallen to 215.5 despite 57% of bets coming on the over.

Two  Sports Insights’ bet signals — indications of sharp action — have landed on the under, which has drawn 57% of dollars despite the minority of bets.

And unlike the point spread, the movement on the total has been far more gradual, meaning it’s more likely a result of betting activity rather than the Simmons injury.

Los Angeles Clippers @ New Orleans Pelicans

8 p.m. ET

Sharp angle: Clippers (line has remained +6.5)

Of the six NBA teams in action tonight, the Clippers are by far the least popular among bettors. They’ve attracted only 27% of bets in what’s on pace to be the most heavily bet of tonight’s three games.

Despite that, this line has remained at +6.5 since opening at Pinnacle, as sharp action on LA has prevented oddsmakers from widening the margin.

The Clips have drawn two bet signals, making them the only team on tonight’s slate with multiple triggers.