Best Bet on and Bet Against NBA Teams For The Week
If you’re looking to cash in early and often when the second half of the 2015-16 NBA regular season gets underway on Thursday, then you need to know which teams are consistently covering the spread and which ones are struggling mightily to do so. Thanks to this expert NBA odds wagering breakdown, you’re going to find out which NBA teams you should be on – and against – this week. Okay, with that said, let’s get started.
Go Ahead and Bet On
L.A. Lakers 5-0 ATS
The Lakers (22-44 SU) may have lost three straight prior to the all-star break, but they’ve managed to cover the spread I five consecutive games as they get set to battle San Antonio on Friday, as a double-digit home dog, no doubt!
Denver 4-1 ATS
The Nuggets (22-32 SU) got hot right before the break by winning four of five while covering the spread in each SU victory. Denver plays a Sacramento on Friday night
Portland 4-1 ATS
Thanks to their dynamic backcourt of Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum, the Blazers (27-27 SU) have won three straight and four of their final five games before the break while covering the spread in each SU win. Of course, it should be noted that the Blazers beat the dysfunctional Rockets twice in their last three games.
Boston 4-1 ATS
The feisty Celtics (32-23 SU) won four of their last five before the break with wins over Cleveland and the L.A. Clippers along the way. If you didn’t know it, the C’s are ranked a stellar fourth in scoring this season (105.7 ppg).
Orlando 4-1 ATS
The Magic (23-29 SU) won their final three games before the break and four of five overall while beating the Thunder, the Hawks twice and Spurs. Orlando has held three of their last five opponents to less than 100 points.
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Dallas 1-4 ATS
The Mavs (29-26 SU) lost four of their final games before the all-star break while failing to cover the NBA betting line in each SU loss. A lack of defense is at the core of what’s plaguing Dallas with Dirk Nowitzki and company allowing at least 112 points in three of their four most recent losses.
Detroit 1-4 ATS
The Pistons (27-27 SU) lost their final three games before the break and four of five overall while failing to cover the NBA betting odds in each loss. Detroit allowed at least 102 points in each SU and ATS loss.
Chicago 1-4 ATS
Think the Bulls (27-25 SU) are missing Tom Thibodeau? Well, they clearly are in Fred Hoiberg’s first season at the helm. Chicago lost each of its last four games before the break while allowing what would be have been uncharacteristic 108 points or more under ‘Thibs’ in each SU loss.
New York 0-5 ATS
The Knicks (23-32 SU) lost each of their five games before the break while going 0-4-1 ATS along the way. New York was held to less than 100 points in three of their five losses while allowing at least 101 points in three of those defeats.
Sacramento 0-5 ATS
The Kings (22-31 SU) lost five straight before the break while failing to cover the spread in each SU loss, including their humbling 114-110 loss to lowly Philadelphia on Feb. 10. Despite ranking third in scoring (107.1 ppg), the Kings are ranked an uninspiring 30th in points allowed this season (109.1 ppg).