|Charlotte Hornets||Miles Bridges||SF||Mid Oct – Poss. Suspension||Thu, Jun 30||Bridges is in line for possible ramification by the league for an off-court incident during the offseason, and it is unclear if he will be ready for the season opener.|
|Charlotte Hornets||Montrezl Harrell||PF||Mid Oct – Poss. Suspension||Thu, Jun 30||Harrell is facing a possible suspension for his role in an off-court incident, and his status for the season opener is unclear.|
|Chicago Bulls||Lonzo Ball||PG||Mid Oct – Knee||Mon, Jun 27||Ball is recovering from meniscus surgery on his left knee, and it has yet to be determined if he will suit up for the season opener.|
|Golden State Warriors||Ryan Rollins||PG||Mid Oct – Foot||Wed, Jun 29||Rollins is sidelined with a stress fracture of the fifth metatarsal in his right foot, and he is not expected to be available until the middle of October.|
|Memphis Grizzlies||Jaren Jackson Jr.||PF||Early Jan – Foot||Thu, Jun 30||Jackson Jr. is sidelined after undergoing surgery to repair a stress fracture in his right foot, and he is expected to miss four to six months.|
|Memphis Grizzlies||Danny Green||SG||Mid Feb – Knee||Mon, Jun 27||Green is recovering from a torn ACL and LCL in his left knee, but he is likely to return by the 2022-23 All-Star break.|
|New Orleans Pelicans||Jaxson Hayes||C||Mid Oct – Poss. Suspension||Mon, Jun 27||Hayes is facing a possible suspension for his role in a off-court incident, and his status for the start of the 2022-23 season is unclear.|
|New Orleans Pelicans||Zion Williamson||PF||Mid Oct – Foot||Mon, Jun 27||Williamson is tending to a fractured fifth metatarsal on his right foot, but it is projected that he will suit up for the season opener.|
How to Use Our NBA Injury Report to Handicap Pro Basketball
If you are going to bet on the NBA, you need to be checking the injury report on a daily basis. The problem is there’s not a lot of sites out there you can trust or are too slow with updating the information.
Most will just list the player injured and what is keeping him out. That’s solid information, but there’s so much more too it. We take it a step further.
You will be able to see the day the player was sidelined. That allows you to take a quick look at how his absence has effected the play of the team. You can also use it to see if a team was hit hard with injuries at the same time or if they were spread out over a longer period.
We also note the position, so you can see if a club has been hit hard at one spot. Another feature is the perceived impact of that specific player being out.
Lastly, we show a players current status. Why? Because we don’t just remove players immediately after they return from being sidelined. This allows you to look at injuries a whole different way, as a lot of people don’t make the proper adjustments for players returning to the lineup.
Expert Betting Tips on Handicapping NBA Injuries This Season
Now, let’s take a quick look at how you can use that information to start cashing more tickets. Simply knowing who is in and who is out is going to increase your chances of winning.
The big key is accurately predicting how the oddsmakers are going to adjust the odds. Some players are going to shift the line more than others. The bigger the superstar the bigger the expected movement.
Not every player who is out of the lineup is going to shift the betting line. The biggest thing to keep in mind is the books are going to set their odds to try and take advantage of the public.
If they think the public is going to rush to bet against a team that just lost a player, they will over-adjust in their favor.
Let’s say if everyone was healthy the books had “Team A” as a 5-point favorite over “Team B”. Before the game “Team B” loses a starter (second best player). The books know the public is going to be on “Team A” given this news. While they might only think that player is worth 1-2 points on the spread, they might jump ‘Team A” up to a 9-point favorite.
I’m not saying the public will always be wrong. Sometimes the over-adjustment won’t be enough to make up for the loss of a player. For example, anytime time LeBron James sits out, it’s hard not to take the other side, regardless of the inflation.
Where you can really make your money is by focusing more on the non-superstars. The guys who do a lot of the dirty work or simply good players who don’t get the recognition. Oddsmakers typically aren’t going to do much with the line when these guys are out. This is where you can find the value going to the other direction.
This is just one step in becoming an expert NBA handicapper. There’s so much more that goes into handicapping the NBA than just what players are on the floor. You have to look at other things like rest situations and home court advantage.
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