Rockets-Jazz Betting Odds: Sharp Money Has Point Spread on the Move

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Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports. Picutred: Utah Jazz guard Kyle Korver (26) and center Rudy Gobert (27)

  • The Utah Jazz opened as 1.5-point home favorites against the Houston Rockets for Thursday night's NBA matchup (10:30 p.m. ET, TNT).
  • Using The Action Network's betting tools, we analyze how sharp money is already shaping the line for tonight's Rockets-Jazz game.

Tonight’s NBA slate is a light one, with only three games. In fact, there are only 10 NBA, NFL and college basketball games combined on Thursday.

Recreational bettors will be keying in on the Jacksonville Jaguars-Tennessee Titans Thursday Night Footbll matchup because, well … it’s the NFL.

And while ticket counts are still low, don’t be surprised to see public money show up for the short NBA slate. In fact, while the majority of bettors haven’t bet tonight’s NBA games, sharp money is already having an effect on lines.

Using The Action Network’s betting tools, let’s take a look at how wiseguy action is shaping the point spread for tonight’s Houston Rockets-Utah Jazz matchup (10:30 p.m. ET, TNT).

Oddsmakers opened the Jazz as 1.5-point home favorites over the Rockets and 69% of early bettors are laying the points with Utah.

The overall handle is even more heavy with Utah money, as 82% of dollars wagered are also taking the Jazz.

Sports Insights’ Bet Signals — which track and report professional betting action in real-time — have also weighed in, revealing that money from sharp bettors is also mixed into that 82%.

Just before 7:30 a.m. ET on Thursday, sharps steamed the Jazz at -1.5, driving the number to -2 across the betting market.

Steam is defined as sudden, uniform line movement caused by professionals betting the same side of one game at multiple sportsbooks, all at once.

While still early, there’s no denying that wiseguys have taken a liking to the Jazz, especially at -1.5.

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