Last Updated: 2017-12-01
The NBA season is an interesting thing to pay attention to if you are a handicapper. There have been so many things that have changed in the offseason and if the handicapper did not start the season on top of these changes they may have lost some money betting on basketball.
The season has had schedule changes, player changes and rule changes. This has caused the handicapper to adjust their basketball betting methods and the odds makers to adjust their point spreads and totals on every game. Early in the season the changes resulted in higher scoring games so over bettors were cashing in on the high scoring games. That has begun to even out, but it is just one example of how the handicapper could have made money betting on pro basketball if they just paid attention. That is why it is vital for the pro hoops handicapper to always be paying attention to the comings and goings in the NBA. That is why we have all of the information that you need twice a week when we post the NBA betting sheet. This week we are at it again getting you ready for the NBA betting weekend with all of the information.
Ready For Rest
The NBA changed the schedule in the off season so teams would be reluctant to rest some superstars but teams are still sitting some big names in big games. The most recent example was the Philadelphia 76ers who sat superstar Joel Embid for the game against the Boston Celtics. The Sixers rested the big guy because he has a history of injuries and they are taking it easy with him to keep him healthy for the entire season. Although this may have bothered basketball bettors it is completely legal this is why it is important to always check the lineups or read the latest news before betting on a game or it could cost you cash.
If you want to forecast bets in the future against the spread you have to keep an eye on the schedule. The Boston Celtics are a team that is about to hit a tough road. They will not get back to back nights off again until after Christmas. They will also have a stretch in the end of December when they play four games in six nights that includes alternating home and away games which always is a tough travel schedule. It does not mean the Celtics are always a fade, but it is something to keep in mind when betting on hoops.
Spurs Road Woes
One of the biggest games this weekend will be when the San Antonio Spurs travel to Oklahoma to take on the Thunder. The Spurs are not as good as they have been in the past especially on the road. Heading into the Game against Memphis the Spurs have won against the spread just once in the last seven games away from home. The Sunday night game against the Thunder will be the second game in three nights and the first game of a back to back set as they host the Detroit Pistons on Monday night.
Kings Travel Troubles
The Sacramento Kings are about to start a road trip where they will play four straight road games. This could be a good time to fade the Kings as they are winless in the last four games ATS against teams from the Eastern Conference and they have cashed against the spread just once in the last ten games away from home.