Sharp Money Driving San Antonio Spurs-Utah Jazz Line Movement
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- The San Antonio Spurs and Utah Jazz look to improve upon their mediocre against-the-spread and straight-up records in tonight's matchup (9 p.m. ET, NBA TV).
- Using The Action Network's betting tools, we've identified how sharps are betting this matchup.
We have ourselves a small Tuesday NBA slate, with just five games on the board.
It took me a long time in life, but I’ve come to realize that Monday, Wednesday and Friday are big NBA days and Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday are big NHL days.
The more you know …
One game in particular has attracted significant attention from professional bettors. Which one? You guessed it — the one in the title.
Using The Action Network’s betting tools, let’s analyze how wiseguy money has forced oddsmakers to move the line for tonight’s San Antonio Spurs-Utah Jazz (9 p.m. ET) matchup.
The public is split on this game, with each team receiving 50% of spread bets. The Jazz, who have disappointed this year with just an 11-13 record straight up (SU) and against the spread (ATS), opened between -5.5 and -6 around the market.
The Spurs have been nearly as mediocre, at 11-12 SU and ATS, too.
As neither team has been convincing enough this year to sway the public in its favor, sharp bettors have targeted the home squad.
Sports Insights has triggered FIVE Bet Signals (indications of sharp money) on the Jazz and none on the Spurs. Sharp bettors steamed Utah at -6, -6.5, -7 and -7.5 — the last of which bumped the spread up to its current number of -8.5.
Though betting tickets are split, more than 80% of the cash is on Utah.
The sharp activity has been completely one-sided thus far, but I expect Spurs buy back before the day is done.
It’s not often you see a spread move more than three points based purely on sharp action without getting pushback on the other side.