Nuggets vs. Thunder Sharp Betting Pick (Feb. 21): Short Spread Providing Value For Pro Bettors

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  • Sharps have been hitting the spread of tonight's marquee matchup between the Denver Nuggets and Oklahoma City Thunder (8 p.m. ET on ESPN).
  • See which side pro bettors are taking the Friday's Western Conference clash.

With nine NBA games on tap tonight, bettors have plenty of options throughout the entirety of the evening, and sharp action has sprinkled across the whole slate, moving lines back and forth as pros pick off soft numbers that pop up.

One game in particular, though, seems to have unified sharp bettors more than any other tonight.


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Nuggets vs. Thunder Sharp Betting Pick

8 p.m. ET | ESPN

In Friday primetime and on national television, this game should have no trouble drawing a nice crowd of bettors. And to this point, most of those bettors haven’t had much trouble picking a side.

With the second- and sixth-place teams in the West opening at a pick’em, I bet you can guess which one has attracted the majority of bettors. But you wouldn’t necessarily know that 72% of tickets were landing on Denver by the way this line has moved.

Even with most of their customers taking the Nuggets, oddsmakers have put a minus-sign next to the home team, making the Thunder 1.5-point favorites as of the early afternoon. That should tell you something about the bettors taking OKC.

Sports Insights’ Bet Signals, which track and record instances of market activity caused by sharp action in real-time, have identified six such instances on this matchup. All six have landed on the Thunder spread, confirming the professional backing of the (now) favorites.

Sharp angle: Thunder (moved from PK to -1.5)

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