NBA Finals Game 6 Sharp Report: How Pros Are Playing Raptors-Warriors

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  • The Golden State Warriors are 2.5-point favorites against the Toronto Raptors for tonight's Game 6 (9:05 p.m. ET, ABC) of the NBA Finals.
  • Using The Action Network's betting tools, we analyze why the Warriors have moved from -4.5 to -2.5 over the past couple of days.

Through the first five games of the 2019 NBA Finals, professional bettors were very much aligned on how to play each Raptors-Warriors matchup, whether that meant the point spread or the over/under.

However, for Thursday’s Game 6, there is no true “sharp side” to speak of. That doesn’t necessarily mean that wiseguys are sitting this game out altogether, but that there have been multiple instances of sharp money ping-ponging lines back and forth since odds opened on Monday night.

Professional bettors don’t always agree on specific matchups, and Game 6 of the NBA Finals is a perfect example.

So, if smart money isn’t the reason, what moved the Raptors-Warriors line from the opener of Toronto +4.5 to the current number of +2.5?

NBA Finals Game 6 Sharp Report: Raptors vs. Warriors

According to Sports Insights’ Bet Signals — which track professional betting action in real-time — sharps have hit both sides of this matchup over the last couple of days, while public bettors have taken the Raptors and the points.

Sixty percent of tickets and 62% of dollars wagered on the spread are on Toronto, tipping the scales in favor of the Raps.

Presented with the scenario of some sharp action on Golden State, but the combination of sharp and public bettors on Toronto, oddsmakers have moved the Game 6 line with the money to the current number of Warriors -2.5.

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