Nine NBA betting trends to consider

Jan 22, 2013 |
We rummaged through our stats to uncover some interesting NBA trends to assist you with your capping of the hard court.

Here are nine NBA trends for bettors to consider early this week:

Toronto Raptors

The Raptors have played over the total in five consecutive games, allowing opponents to score an average of 107.6 points in the process. Toronto travels to South Beach to face a potent Heat offense Wednesday.

Denver Nuggets

The Nuggets have also played over the number in five consecutive contests. Denver has turned up the heat on offense, scoring 111.4 points per game during that stretch. The Nuggets travel to Houston Wednesday to play the Rockets, who have a 24-19 over/under record.

Orlando Magic

The Magic have been a red-hot over bet, playing over the total in 12 of their last 14 games. They host Toronto on Thursday.

Phoenix Suns

The Suns have played under the total in five straight games. Phoenix is averaging 87.8 points per game during the streak, 7.6 points than its season output. The Suns visit the Kings Wednesday night.

Dallas Mavericks

The Mavericks are riding a profitable seven-game cover streak into Friday’s home game with the Spurs.

Washington Wizards

We identified the Wizards as the hottest ATS bet in the Association in last week’s edition of Bank Shots. Washington has covered in seven straight games and nine of its last 10. The Wiz look to keep it going in Utah Wednesday night.

Houston Rockets

The Rockets went on a ridiculous 11-1 ATS run through the holiday season, but have failed to cover in their last eight games. Houston hosts Denver Wednesday.

Memphis Grizzlies

The Grizz have been a good under bet all season long thanks to their ball-hawking defense. Memphis has gone low in five straight games and host the Lakers Wednesday.

San Antonio Spurs

The Spurs have also played under in their last five games and have dates with the Hornets and Mavericks up next. San Antonio played under the number in both of its previous contests against those teams.

Desktop View: Switch to Mobile View