NBA Sharp Report: Magic-Heat, Rockets-Bucks Lead Tuesday’s Pro Bets
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- Sharps are hitting two games in particular on Tuesday's NBA slate.
- Sports Insights' Bet Signals and betting market percentages help reveal how they're playing Magic-Heat (7:30 p.m. ET) and Rockets-Bucks (8 p.m. ET).
Ten games will tip off in the NBA Tuesday, and with only a handful of college hoops matchups to steal some shine, tonight’s slate should see plenty of action for the first time in awhile.
Of course, sharps never really left. They’ve been finding some value on each NBA slate through the first weekend of the tournament, and have done the same tonight. Let’s take a look.
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Orlando Magic @ Miami Heat
7:30 p.m. ET | SUN
Sharp angle: Magic (moved from +5.5 to +4.5)
At this point, it feels like asking whether sharps are betting on the Magic is the same as just asking if the Magic are playing on a given night. A 21-point Magic victory over Philly last night gave wiseguys a relatively sweat-free winner, and it looks they’ve come back for more tonight.
Public bettors aren’t completely shying away from Orlando this time around, as 45% have taken the points with the visitor. Still, this line has moved away from from the popular side, dropping the Magic from their opener of +5.5 to +4.5.
By itself, that movement should serve as a pretty good indicator that sharps are backing the dog, and Sports Insights’ Bet Signals confirm that to be true.
Triggered whenever sharp action causes market-wide movement, SI Bet Signals have revealed three professionally-driven moves on the Magic, with none going the other way.
On top of that, the 45% of bettors taking the points have generated 74% of actual money being wagered, meaning bigger bettors — the ones more likely to be sharps — are playing Orlando.
Houston Rockets @ Milwaukee Bucks
8 p.m. ET | TNT
Sharp angle: Under (moved from 227 to 224.5)
In what should have no problem closing as the most heavily bet NBA game of the night, bettors are completely torn on the total. Well, most bettors.
While overall bets are split 50-50 on the over/under, sharps have joined the half expecting a low-scoring game.
Once again, the 50% of under bettors have accounted for a significantly higher percentage of actual money being bet on the total (65%). And Sports Insights’ Bet Signals have confirmed that those bigger bets are indeed coming from sharps, as they’ve revealed three moves on the under, with none coming on the over.