NBA Sharp Report: Smart Money Hitting Spurs-Sixers, Two Other Wednesday Games
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- Professional bettors are finding value on three of tonight's biggest NBA matchups, including Spurs at SIxers (8 p.m. ET, ESPN).
- Sports Insights' Bet Signals and betting market percentages reveal which bets the pros are making.
As is usually the case on weeknights this time of year, college basketball is dominating the betting scene tonight. With far more options to choose from, it shouldn’t be too much of a surprise to see more bets landing on the youngsters.
Still, sharps always make sure to survey their options at the professional level as well, and tonight they’ve landed on some of the biggest NBA matchups.
Headlined by Spurs-Sixers at 8 p.m. ET, here are the three games drawing the most action from sharp bettors Wednesday night.
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Toronto Raptors @ Indiana Pacers
7 p.m. ET | TSN
Sharp angle: Pacers (moved from -4 to -5.5)
That slight majority seems to contain a fair amount of wagers from sharp bettors, as evidenced by both money percentages and Sports Insights’ Bet Signals.
The 54% of bettors backing Indiana have accounted for 72% of actual money being bet, meaning they’re the bigger bettors — the ones more likely to be sharps.
Sports Insights’ Bet Signals have also recorded four instances of sharp action hitting Indiana — most recently at -5.5, causing the last half-point move to -6.
Houston Rockets @ New York Knicks
7:30 p.m. ET | SportsNet SW
Sharp angle: Under (moved from 226 to 225.5)
Early action on this total actually had the number rising, but that all changed once limits were raised and sharp bettors got involved.
At 227 to begin the day, this total is now listed at 225.5 despite nearly 50-50 betting split between the over and under. The 51% of bets on the under, however, have accounted for 80% of actual money wagered, once again serving as an indication of which play the pros are making.
That’s been confirmed by two SI Bet Signals landing on the under, both of which came at a total of 227.5.
San Antonio Spurs @ Philadelphia 76ers
8 p.m. ET | ESPN
Sharp angle: Under (moved from 226 to 224.5)
Make it two unders for wiseguys on Wednesday night. In the most heavily bet game of the evening, they’ve caused oddsmakers to move this line away from its popular side.
Despite the over drawing 55% of bets, the total has fallen a point and a half from its opening number. Two Sports Insights Bet Signals hit the under at that opener to get the line on the move.
For what it’s worth, these two teams combined for 219 points back in December — their only other meeting this season.