|Boston Celtics||Javonte Green||SG||Ques Sat – Knee||Fri, Sep 25||Green is recuperating from surgery to fix a small tear to the meniscus in his right knee, and it is unknown if he will be ready for Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals versus the Heat.|
|Boston Celtics||Romeo Langford||SG||Out For Season – Wrist||Tue, Sep 22||Langford will miss the remainder of the season after having surgery to fix the scapholunate ligament in his right wrist.|
|Denver Nuggets||Will Barton||SG||Out Indefinitely – Knee||Wed, Aug 19||Barton is out of commission due to soreness in his right knee. He is away from the team to get a second opinion, and he will miss an extended period.|
|Denver Nuggets||Vlatko Cancar||SF||Out Indefinitely – Foot||Sun, Aug 2||Cancar is sidelined while recovering from a broken left foot, and it is uncertain when he will join the team.|
|Los Angeles Lakers||Danny Green||SG||Prob Sat – Finger||Sat, Sep 26||Green is managing a hyperextended left ring finger, but it is projected that he will take the court for Game 5 of the Western Conference finals against the Nuggets.|
|Los Angeles Lakers||Anthony Davis||PF||Ques Sat – Ankle||Sat, Sep 26||Davis has a left ankle sprain, and it is uncertain if he will suit up against the Nuggets in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals.|
|Los Angeles Lakers||Alex Caruso||SG||Prob Sat – Wrist||Fri, Sep 25||Caruso is battling a sore right wrist, but is likely to be in the lineup for Game 5 of the Western Conference finals against the Nuggets.|
|Los Angeles Lakers||Lebron James||SF||Prob Sat – Thigh||Fri, Sep 25||James has a thigh contusion, but is expected to line up against the Nuggets in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals.|
|Los Angeles Lakers||Dion Waiters||SG||Ques Sat – Groin||Thu, Sep 24||Waiters has soreness in his left groin, and it is unclear if it will impede his status for Game 5 of the Western Conference finals versus the Nuggets.|
|Los Angeles Lakers||Avery Bradley||SG||Out For Season – Personal||Tue, Jun 23||Bradley will sit out the remainder of the season due to a personal reason.|
|Miami Heat||Gabe Vincent||SG||Ques Sun – Knee||Fri, Sep 25||Vincent is battling a sore right knee, and it is uncertain if he will play against the Celtics in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals.|
|Miami Heat||Chris Silva||PF||Out Indefinitely – Groin||Sun, Aug 30||Silva has a stress fracture in his left pubic bone and will be shelved for an extended period.|
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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