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Keys to Handicapping & How to Bet Teams off Sweep in NBA Postseason

There are a never ending amount of angles and trends that can be used to breakdown NBA playoffs games. Using these to your advantage can greatly help when handicapping the NBA. I have already shown you the odds on a team up 3-0 closing the deal in Game 4. Now I want to share with you… Read More »

How NBA Home Teams Perform Against the Odds in Game 7

The Playoffs is one of the most exciting times of the year. Unlike the regular season when clubs take nights off, every contest matters. In order to win The Finals, teams must eliminate the opposition in the best of seven series. Today I’m going to focus my attention on the rare instances a series goes the distance.… Read More »

How to Handicap NBA Postseason With Teams Leading 3-0 in Series

We recently took a look at the performance of teams up 2-0 in the playoffs. Now we take the next step and check out how a team does with a 3-0 lead in the postseason. Our focus is simply on their performance against the spread and total in Game 4. However, it’s worth mentioning that no team has come back… Read More »

How to Bet Teams With 2-0 Series Lead in Each Round of NBA Playoffs

When it comes to handicapping the NBA, the postseason is whole different beast. There are several different factors that must be accounted when breaking down the odds. One of my favorite strategies for betting the postseason in pro hoops is the Zig Zag Theory. Which looks at how each team responds after a loss in their previous game.… Read More »

Odds to Win the 2016-17 NBA Championship & Playoff Predictions

Thinking about placing a wager on who is going to take home the NBA Finals this year? You have come to the right place. Each year I take a detailed look at the future odds for every team to win the championship. Not only does this page look at who will win it all, I… Read More »

NBA Postseason Picks, Matchups, Betting Odds & Predictions

With the NBA regular season in the books, the seeding for the NBA Playoffs is set. It’s time to turn up the intensity and find out who will be take home the title in 2017. Beating the books in the regular season is one thing. It’s a whole different animal handicapping the NBA in the postseason. Let our experts do… Read More »

Betting NBA Postseason Basketball: Zig-Zag Theory Explained

With the NBA regular season coming to an end, it’s time to turn our attention to the postseason. The NBA Zig Zag Theory is a popular playoff betting system. It’s a simple strategy for betting the NBA playoffs that has provided consistent profits. The premise is that you wager on the team to cover the… Read More »

NBA Totals Betting System: First Games After the All-Star Break

After the All-Star Break, how motivated will NBA players be in their first games back? Defense is  about effort and motivation.  Where there is a lack of motivation, there are typically higher scores.  Nowhere is this more apparent than the All-Star game itself, but there are regular season situations where defensive energy is low as well.… Read More »

2017 NBA All-Star Weekend Betting Guide: Odds to Win Each Event & Game

The 2017 NBA All-Star weekend is just around the corner. This year’s action will take place at the Smoothie King Center. For those that don’t know, it’s the home of the New Orleans Pelicans. Below is a detailed look at the betting lines for all the big events on the schedule. While I wouldn’t recommend… Read More »

NBA Home Court Advantage

What is the home court advantage really worth in the NBA?  If you’ve looked around, you’ve probably heard a lot of different answers.  The problem with most of those answers is that they are taking a cumulative look at the advantage a team gets when playing at home (the league average is about three points). … Read More »

NBA Teasers

If you’ve bet the NBA for very long, you are probably familiar with teasers. Teasers are typically more popular in football, but that doesn’t mean they don’t give you an opportunity to make money when betting the NBA. For the uninitiated, teasers are basically parlay bets in which you get additional points on every line… Read More »

NBA Regular Season Win Totals

The Las Vegas Westgate Superbook has released their win totals for the 2016 NBA regular-season. Below you will find the over/under number for all 30 teams. Here’s some info for those that aren’t familiar with how these bets work. Oddsmakers set a number of victories for each team. You can either bet on that squad to go over or… Read More »

NBA Key Numbers

A lot of attention is paid to key numbers in the NFL and college football, but what about basketball? I thought it would be a good idea to check on what the key NBA numbers are. Doing so will allow us to see which numbers, if any, it makes sense to buy on to or off of based… Read More »

NBA Mock Draft

The 2016 NBA Draft is just around the corner. Scheduled for June 23 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The draft will be televised by ESPN with coverage starting at 8:00 PM ET. The 76ers received the No. 1 pick and will either take Ben Simmons out of LSU or Brandon Ingram of Duke. Outside… Read More »

How the Best and Worst NBA Teams Finish the Season ATS

When it comes to NBA handicapping, experts are constantly looking for edges to over the NBA odds. Today we take a look at handicapping the NBA best and worst teams over the final quarter of the season. We determined the best and worst teams byt number of double-digit wins/losses. We feel the number of blowout wins… Read More »

Betting NBA Teams Before & After Playing Defending Champion

It’s no secret the team who won the title the previous year will enter the new season with a target on their back. It’s a way for all the teams who came up short to measure themselves against the best. It’s why it’s so difficult to repeat as champions. You get the best the opposing team… Read More »

Odds to Make the NBA Playoffs

We are in the home stretch of the 2015-16 NBA regular season. Playoffs start on April 16 and the regular season set to concluded on April 13. Several teams have all but secured their spot in the postseason. Others are hoping they can do enough over the final 20-25 games to punch a ticket. Bet with… Read More »

Handicapping NBA During BCS Championship & Super Bowl

It’s no secret that football reigns over all the sports when it comes to public interest. I got to thinking about what kind of impact the College Football Championship or Super Bowl had on games from other sports. You just never know when you are going to find something of value. Research is a big part of… Read More »

NBA Coaches Salaries: Highest & Lowest Paid Coaches in the League

Below you’ll find the estimated average yearly salaries for most of the head coaches in the NBA.  Teams rarely disclose the exact amount that they pay their coaches, but sometimes they do make the base salary figure available.  We’ve compiled as many as we could find, listed in order of highest to lowest paid. Sources… Read More »

Compare Basketball Teaser Odds & Payouts

Most people have bet on, or at least heard of, teasers for football. Yet, in basketball these are one of the most overlooked types of wagers available. Informed and disciplined bettors can make a lot of money with college basketball and NBA teasers.  To be prepared open accounts at multiple books before the season starts.  Then you can shop the… Read More »

NBA Revenge Betting System

One of the popular handicapping strategies for the NBA is to look at revenge, but it’s not something you can pick a winner on without adding in some additional factors. In fact, if you were to simply bet teams in a revenge situation over every game since 1995 (not including playoffs), you would have gone… Read More »

Handicapping Two Key Rest Scenarios in the NBA

One of the popular things professional situational handicappers like to look at when breaking down an NBA matchup is rest. There’s a strong perception that teams who are playing with little rest struggle to cover the spread on a consistent basis. I wanted to see if there was any significant data to support this theory.… Read More »

NBA ATS Records by Point Spread

The table below lists team records by closing line for NBA games since 1995.  It includes ATS records, straight up records, winning percentages, and margins for both.  ATS margin show how many points each team covers by (+ number) or fails to cover by (- number). Keep in mind this is an average based on the… Read More »

Highest Paid NBA Players

The table below lists the top 25 average player salaries for the current NBA season.  The Average Salary column for each player is based on the average per year each player would make based on their current contract.  The Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony will make more than any other player this season, followed closely by Kobe… Read More »

How to Bet the NBA

While the NBA isn’t on the same level as the NFL in terms of popularity, it’s a sport you can make some serious cash in. When it comes to handicapping the NBA, there’s a lot that goes into it. This article is for those of you who are knew to betting on the NBA and… Read More »

NBA Handicapping

Having a hard time building your bankroll betting the NBA? Don’t worry, you aren’t alone. Picking winners on the pro hardwood on a consistent basis is no easy task. The biggest problem I see with amateur bettors is they don’t take full advantage of the information that’s available to them. That’s why I have put… Read More »

NBA Regular Season Rematch Games

I talk to a lot of handicappers on a daily basis.  This is great because we can bounce ideas off of one another and you can learn different matchup situations that are worth looking at. Recently, I was talking to a handicapper who mentioned how NBA teams did when they play those strange back-to-back games… Read More »

NBA Predictions

The start of the NBA season will be here soon, which means it’s time to start thinking about how each team will do compared to their expectations.  Here is how I see each division panning out this season. You can check out our NBA standings page during the year to compare how I’ve done and… Read More »

NBA Spread to Money Line Conversion

For the uninitiated, betting on the money line simply means betting on which team you think will win the game.  The money line is adjusted based on the spread to help books mitigate risk. For example, a favorite of four points in the NBA might have a money line of around -184. This means you would… Read More »

NBA Schedule Advantages & Disadvantages

One of the key components of an NBA schedule is how rest (or lack of it) can impact performance. The tables below focus on two important rest related situations. Using this information we can build a rest profile for each team that tells us who has the scheduling advantages and disadvantages this season.  If you… Read More »

NBA Power Rankings

Power rankings are a tool that should be in every handicapper’s arsenal.  They provide you with a simple and basic predicted line on a game.  Some offer specific numbers whereas others just rank the order of the teams.  You can combine power rankings to come up with your own unique take on each team.  I… Read More »

Defending NBA Champions Opening Game

If you are like most bettors, the NBA season approaches so fast that it’s here before you know it. This holds true for oddsmakers, as all their attention is on the football fields. It’s very easy for them to overlook these early season game lines. Something that you might want to pay attention to is how the… Read More »

Best NBA Mock Drafts

The 2015 NBA Draft is officially in the books!  We compiled and updated a consensus mock draft before the actual draft started, and now it’s time to find out which sites were the most accurate this season.  This year’s field included 73 of the top mock drafts available online! Each site’s score is calculated as… Read More »

NBA Mock Draft Database

We are just hours away from the 2015 NBA Draft, which is scheduled for Thursday, June 25 at 7:00 EST at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. I’ve taken some time to search through the web and find the 73 best mock drafts for the 2015 NBA draft, which I have provided in the… Read More »

NBA Home Court Edge Before All-Star Break

Handicapping the NBA leading up to the All-Star break can be a bit of a challenge. It’s difficult to figure out which teams are motivated to go into the break on a high note and which teams are more excited about the extra days off. While there are several different things you can look at,… Read More »