Referee report: Betting NBA referee trends and stats

Oct 16, 2020 |
By: Covers Staff
Referee report: Betting NBA referee trends and stats
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Photo By - Getty Images
We all know how much NBA referees can impact the result of your daily wagers.

That’s why if you aren’t scouting the daily official assignments before laying down your cash, we have no sympathy for you and your busted bankroll.

Most teams have already played 10 games in this 66-game season, so we thought it was about time to take a look at the most significant referee betting trends we’ve seen so far.

Daily referee assignments are normally posted about 11 a.m. ET on this page and you can keep track of all the NBA’s referee betting statistics here.

Hot homer refs:

Kevin Cutler: Cutler has seen the home team cover in eight of the nine games he’s officiated so far this season, with the home club averaging 101.2 points per game.

Marc Davis: Home teams are averaging a whopping 103.7 points per home game while going 6-1 against the spread.

Mark Lindsay: Home teams are 7-2 against the spread in the nine games Lindsay has worked, winning by an average score of 8.4 points. Lindsay also saw home teams go 38-23 against the spread last season.

Hot over refs:

Zach Zarba: Eight of the 10 games Zarba has officiated have played over the total. Those games averaged 206.9 points per contest.

Michael Smith: Smith has seen seven of his nine games play over the number even though those games averaged only 195.6 points.

Hot under bets:

David Jones: All nine games that Jones has worked have checked in under the total. Teams combined for just 170.1 points in those games.

Mike Callahan: Callaghan has under bettors on an 8-0 run to start the season. The under ended up with a 40-34 record in his games last year.

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