Sharps Turning to NHL for Early Monday Value

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Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

It’s a very small NHL slate tonight, but that hasn’t stopped professional bettors from zeroing in on one early matchup mispriced by oddsmakers.

Remember, sharp bettors are only worried about expected value, not whether their bet is on a high profile, nationally-televised matchup. And looking at Monday’s live odds page, one game clearly sticks out among all others. essentially opened tonight’s Tampa Bay-Toronto game as pick’em (-110/-110) and 65% of early dollars wagered on the moneyline have taken the Lightning. Normally oddsmakers would adjust with the action, moving Tampa Bay to a small favorite in this matchup.

However, the Leafs have actually moved up to -122 moneyline favorites, indicating that the sharper, more-respected bettors have already taken a position on Toronto.

Our Bet Signals have triggered two Steam Moves on the Maple Leafs, including one at Pinnacle, a sportsbook that accepts large wagers from professional bettors, a clear signal that early sharp money is the reason for this line move.

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