Bettors banking on the “Zig-Zag” theory are off to a profitable start to the NBA playoffs. The practice of wagering on a team coming off a loss improved to 4-1 ATS with the Milwaukee Bucks and Golden State Warriors covering the spread Tuesday.
Milwaukee lost 98-86 to the Miami Heat but covered as a 14-point underdog in Game 2 of its Eastern Conference first-round series. Golden State stole a 131-117 win over the Denver Nuggets as an 8.5-point road pup, knotting their series at 1-1.
Zig-Zag theorist went 2-0 ATS Monday with both the Chicago Bulls and Memphis Grizzlies covering the spread after losing in the opening game of their playoff series.
The lone loss for Zig-Zaggers this postseason came in Game 2 between the Boston Celtics and New York Knicks Tuesday. The Knicks, who won Game 1, took a 2-0 series lead with an 87-71 win and covered as 6.5-point chalk.
Those looking to cash in on the Zig-Zag theory will be sizing up the Houston Rockets (+11 at Oklahoma City), Atlanta Hawks (+7.5 at Indiana) and the Los Angeles Lakers (+9 at San Antonio) Wednesday.
Last year, playing on teams coming off a loss finished 16-18-2 ATS in the first round of the NBA postseason. According to Covers Expert Marc Lawrence, betting the Zig-Zag theory has produced a 708-628-36 ATS record (52.9 percent) between 1991 and 2012.