NBA Zig-Zag theory pays off; are Bucks, Celtics and Warriors next?

NBA playoff bettors buying into the Zig-Zag theory are likely holding tickets on Milwaukee (+14), Boston (+6.5), and Golden State (+8) after going 2-0 ATS playing teams coming off a loss Monday.

Both the Chicago Bulls and Memphis Grizzlies - who lost Game 1 of their first-round series - managed to cover the spread as underdogs Monday night. The Bulls defeated the Brooklyn Nets 90-82 as 5-point pups while the Grizzlies lost 93-91 to the Los Angeles Clippers, covering as 5.5-point road underdogs.

The Zig-Zag theory is a basic betting practice in postseasons that says: wager on the team coming off a loss. The Milwaukee Bucks fell in their opener to the Miami Heat, the Boston Celtics lost Game 1 versus the New York Knicks and the Golden State Warriors were edged on a last-second layup in their series opener with the Denver Nuggets this past weekend.

In last year’s first round of the NBA playoffs, bettors believing in the Zig-Zag theory went just 16-18-2 ATS.

Overall, home teams are 9-1 SU and 6-4 ATS in the 2013 NBA playoffs. Teams have combined for a 4-5-1 over/under count.

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Posted by MrBogey
11 months ago

just handicap each game by itself and you will do fine. linemakers adjusted to zig zag by shading most line 1 to 1.5 points to the team that zig zag theory says to bet on therefore taking away any value that would be there by applying said strategy
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Posted by sirrobinhood
11 months ago

here's a theory; bet against the cubs every day, every year...............
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Posted by Barnstorm
11 months ago

It worked pretty good last year. If you bet on the team that lost ATS the previous game, they won 54% (80-67). If you didn't include Miami and OKC games it was 62% (62-41)!
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Posted by Seafoxsports
11 months ago

good video!
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