Sharp Bettors Taking Advantage of NBA Playoffs

Taking a look at where sharp bettors are putting their money can lead to some big wins. The NBA playoffs is a great example. If you had tailed sharp bettors on Sunday, you would have accumulated several units. It all started with the Knicks and Sixers.

Joel Embiid’s 50-point Game 3 led to some serious overreaction. Philadelphia was a 5.5-point favorite against the Knicks heading into Sunday’s Game 4. Public bettors were all over the Sixers to cover the spread and to win on the moneyline. Sharp bettors…well…they put their money on the Knicks to cover and cover they did.

 Sharp Bettors Taking Advantage of NBA Playoffs
Jalen Brunson had 47 points to lead the Knicks to a Game 4 win.

New York held Philadelphia to 35.4 percent shooting (27.3% from three) and won Game 4 97-92. Sharp bettors called it and not only did they call the spread winner, but they also were all-in on the Under. That just so happened to be one of the few bets that the public got right. It wasn’t just the Knicks-Sixers game either. Sharp bettors had themselves a day yesterday.

Sharp Bettors Back Clippers

The Dallas Mavericks had beaten the Los Angeles Clippers in two straight games. They were playing Game 4 at home. Dallas was a 7.5-point favorite over the Clippers. Sharp bettors weren’t buying it. 

With Kawhi Leonard out, Dallas was supposed to go up 3-1 in the series, but that didn’t happen. James Harden had himself a day with 33 points, 7 assists, and 6 rebounds. So did Paul George – 33 points, 8 assists, and 6 rebounds. 

Kyrie Irving went off for 40 points for Dallas, but the Mavs bench scored just 13 points. Sharp bettors, as they usually do, saw through all the hype and backed the Clippers to cover. It didn’t end with the Clippers-Mavs game either. 

 Sharp Bettors Taking Advantage of NBA Playoffs
James Harden had 33 points to lead LA to a 116-111 win over Dallas on Sunday.

The Phoenix Suns had their backs against the wall, down 3-0 entering Game 4 yesterday. Sharp bettors once again didn’t fall for the typical “talking head” B.S. The TWolves had won Games 1, 2, and 3 by 25, 12, and 17 points, respectively. After getting drilled in three straight, oddsmakers installed the Suns as a 1.5-point home favorite.

Phoenix fought valiantly, but in the end the TWolves were simply better. The Suns had a 61-56 halftime lead, but sharp bettors were well aware that Minnesota was better defensively and had the better starting five. The public loved Phoenix at home, but sharp bettors called it once again as Minnesota won 122-116.

Sports Hub Cappers Call Wins Too

Speaking of calling wins, Sports Hub has the world’s best handicappers who routinely call wins. Four of yesterday’s Top 5 cappers on the Daily Leaderboard were Sports Hub experts. If you had followed just one of them, you’d be at least $400 richer today. 

Let’s see how they did.

 Sharp Bettors Taking Advantage of NBA Playoffs
Here’s how our Top 5 is doing over the last 30 days.
  • Down and dirty: Chris “Dirty” Dyer comes to us from Handicappers Hideaway and he wasn’t hiding yesterday. He put in 14 picks and hit 12 of them to take home $1005 in profits. That’s a helluva day! Dirty nailed all four of his NBA picks. When you talk about sharp bettors, Dirty is in the conversation.
  • Five hundo: Sean Kuchman has been here before. Yesterday, he went 6-1 on seven picks and added $500 to his bankroll. Sean hit all four of his NHL picks yesterday. There are two more NHL playoff games tonight. You better check and see if Sean has any picks available.
  • I like hoops too: Randall Dickelman is a big-time hockey enthusiast. If you’re a member of Sports Hub, you might already know that. Yesterday, the Big Dickelman stepped out of his comfort zone and hit 4 of 4 NBA picks. He picked the Clippers against the spread and on the moneyline and wound up with a total of $469 in profits.
  • It’s me again: You can’t go more than a few days without Scott and SWJ Sports being on the Daily Leaderboard. Yesterday, Scott went 6-2 and earned $445. He’s earned profits of $790 over the last three days.
  • Another unbeaten expert: Seth Cohen is another of Sports Hub’s consistent handicappers. Yesterday, Seth won all four of his picks and added $400 to his bankroll. Three of those picks were on MLB games. He does have a pick in the system for tonight. Could it be an MLB player props pick? You’ll have to log in to see which sport.

I’m Looking California But Feeling Minnesota

Ahh, the great Chris Cornell. If you don’t know Soundgarden, make sure you do, but only after you read about trending sports. There is a ton going on in the sports world right now. We just finished the NFL draft and the NBA and NHL playoffs continue. There’s even word of a huge boxing match coming up.

Here’s what’s trending.

  • A Minnesota first: Of all the professional sports teams that have called Minnesota home, none had ever swept a best-of-seven playoff series. Until the Minnesota Timberwolves did it yesterday. The TWolves beat Phoenix 122-116 to win the series 4-0 and advance to the Western Conference semifinals. Not even the old Minneapolis Lakers were able to sweep an opponent 4-0.
  • Feeling Minnesota: TWolves head coach Chris Finch is feeling awful after colliding with Mike Conley on the sideline. As a result of the collision, it was later learned that Finch tore his patellar tendon. Ouch!
  • Tyson-Paul: Yes, Mike Tyson is back. He’ll fight Jake Paul in a sanctioned heavyweight bout on July 20. Tyson, who is 50-6 with 44 knockouts, will be 58 years old when he enters the ring. Paul is 27. It’s the largest age gap ever in a professional fight.
  • Zeke’s back: The Dallas Cowboys have re-signed RB Ezekiel Elliott. Dallas drafted Elliott with the fourth pick of the 2016 NFL draft. Elliott spent last season in New England where he rushed for 642 yards and three touchdowns. 

Take a Deep Breath, It’s Monday

After a crazy weekend, the chaos dies down a little, but there are still multiple sporting events this Monday. The NBA playoffs continue and two more series could come to an end. The NHL playoffs also have two games tonight and one of those series could end with a win by the Florida Panthers.

Let’s take a look at today’s schedule.

  1. Baseball: Mondays and Thursdays are often days off for MLB teams. Today, only six teams have the day off. There are 12 MLB games on the schedule. Can you beat the sharp bettors on any of them? Our Sports Hub handicappers can help.
  2. Basketball: The NBA playoffs continue with three more games tonight. Boston is back in Miami for Game 4. The Celtics smoked the Heat in Game 3. Oklahoma City and Denver can end their playoff series against New Orleans and the Lakers with wins tonight. What are sharp bettors thinking tonight? You can find out by visiting our Consensus page in the members area.
  1. Hockey: Tampa Bay is at Florida again looking to pull another upset to stay alive in this series. The Panthers are up 3-1. Game 2 tonight is Dallas at Vegas. The Golden Knights can go up 3-1 with a victory at home.
  2. Soccer: Barcelona plays Valencia in a La Liga match today. Genoa faces Cagliari in a Serie A match. There are several other matches today in lower-tier leagues around the world. 
  3. Tennis: The men are playing Round 3 at the Mutua Madrid Open today in Spain. Third-seeded Daniil Medvedev has already won his third round match. No. 1 seed Jannick Sinner plays his third round match later today. On the women’s side, Round 4 has started. Top seed Iga Swiatek won her fourth round match already. No. 3 Coco Gauff is taking on No. 18 Madison Keys right now.

Keep an Eye on Sharp Bettors

If you learned one thing today, hopefully it is the power of sharp bettors. Sharp bettors bet on sports for a living. They still lose like the rest of us, just not as often. Do yourself a favor and check out how sharp bettors see the games that you’re looking at.

One of the cool features here at Sports Hub is our Consensus page. We pool together how much public money and sharp money is on either side of spread, moneyline, and totals bets for each day’s schedule. Oftentimes, these numbers can help you finalize your betting decisions. 

If you’re still unsure after looking at how sharp bettors are betting, you can always visit our picks database. See how our handicappers are betting or simply follow your favorite capper’s picks. Either way, you’re looking at more wins…and that’s a good thing!

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