''Something tells me/ is telling me...'' in American English

Xavier da Silva

Senior Member
Hello everyone,

Does the verb "tell" sound idiomatic in American English in my examples below?

a. Where are these boys? Something is telling me they are at the park playing basketball.
b. 'Who is going to win?' Well, something tells me Anna has the best chance of winning.

My meaning intended: something tells me/is telling me = I have the feeling, I have the impression that...

Thank you in advance!
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