NBA bounce-back ATS betting trend points to stronger effort from the Spurs in Game 2

NBA postseason teams that lost by 22.5-plus points ATS, like the Spurs did Sunday, are 67-45 ATS (59.8%) in the following game since the 1990-91 NBA Playoffs.

May 2, 2017 • 11:00 ET
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Professor MJ is a statistics professor at Laval University in Quebec City who offers sports betting advice based on his prediction models.

You don’t have time to feel sorry for yourself in the NBA Playoffs. The San Antonio Spurs know that better than most teams, and are coming off a crushing 126-99 loss to the Houston Rockets Sunday night.

The Spurs, who closed as 6-point home favorites, were blown away against the spread, failing to cover by 33 points. But, as one of the most experienced postseason teams still in the mix, basketball bettors expect San Antonio to bounce back in Game 2 Wednesday. And that faith is backed up by an impressive trend for teams coming off a one-sided ATS playoff loss.

I have found an amazing winning strategy by looking at all NBA playoff games since the 1990-91 season. Here’s a look at the number of bets won/lost when betting on teams that lost the previous game of the series by a certain margin ATS:

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