Sharp Money Already Moving Raptors-Warriors Game 3 Spread, Over/Under
Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) and forward Draymond Green (23)
- The Golden State Warriors are 6-point favorites against the Toronto Raptors in Game 3 of the NBA Finals.
- Using The Action Network's betting tools, we analyze how early professional money is moving the Game 3 betting line.
Professional bettors were all over Games 1 and 2 of the NBA Finals, hitting the Raptors hard in both matchups.
Obviously, sharps cashed the series-opener while losing when Golden State evened the series in Sunday’s Game 2.
With both teams heading to Oakland, there’s still more than 48 hours until Game 3 tips on Wednesday night. But as we’ve seen so far through the first two games, wiseguys aren’t waiting to get down their action.
In fact, shortly after 1 p.m. ET on Monday, smart money hammered both the spread and over/under for Game 3 of the NBA Finals.
Let’s look at how sharps are moving both numbers.
Golden State opened as a 5.5-point home favorite for Game 3 and, while it’s still extremely early, betting has been much more balanced than the previous two games.
According to The Action Network’s public betting data, 52% of bets and 56% dollars wagered are laying the points.
While bettors appear to be relatively split, Sports Insights’ Bet Signals — which track and report wagers placed by professional bettors in real-time — triggered a Steam Move on the Warriors, explaining why this line has climbed to -6 across the betting market.
Not only are sharps on Golden State, but they’re jumping on the under as well.
The total for Game 3 opened at 214 and casual bettors can’t get enough of the over. Seventy-four percent of tickets and 92% of real money is on that side of the total, yet the number has fallen to 212.5.
Once again, Sports Insights’ Bet Signals provide some insight as professionals steamed this under, resulting in the 1.5-point move we’ve seen so far.