Last Updated: 2018-02-05
The National Football League ended yesterday with the Super Bowl. Now as football fans look for something to satisfy their sports betting appetite they will turn to the National Basketball Association. The NBA is the only league that provides as manty super stars as the NFL. It also provides nightly wagering action from now until the summer that can hold the football bettor over until the next football season kicks off. If you have been mired in the football season and not paying any attention to basketball then the NBA betting sheet is exactly what you need. It has a complete breakdown of the days ahead in the league with the latest news, betting trends and picks against the spread.
Here is the latest information that you need to get back into the swing of things for the week of February 5th to February 9th. With plenty of great games on national television it is time to look ahead in the week of basketball betting action.
Leave LeBron Alone
If you have not paid attention to basketball it may surprise you that the Cleveland Cavaliers are struggling. In the last outing against the Houston Rockets the Cavs were throttled as they lost by the final score of 120-88. They did not come close to covering as small (+3.5) underdogs. They are now on a three game against the spread (ATS) losing streak and they are just 2-8 ATS in the last ten games. They have the worst ATS record in the NBA with a 14-36-1 ATS record which includes an awful 5-20-1 ATS record at home. This week they play some winnable games against the Orlando Magic, Minnesota Timberwolves and the Atlanta Hawks. But beware before placing a bet on the Cavs. They are 0-3 ATS in the last three meetings with these teams and the Cavs should be active buyers at the trade deadline. James commented recently that his team has given up and they have no fight. If that is what LeBron thinks about his team right now it may be best to avoid this team at the betting window as well.
Tracking the Trail Blazers
Every betting sheet we make we take a look at a team that has problems with the upcoming schedule and that team this week is the Portland Trail Blazers. On Monday this team will play against Blake Griffin and the Detroit Pistons. Just one day earlier the Trail Blazers had to adjust for a noon tip off against the Boston Celtics and then they barely had time to enjoy the big game before going to Motown to take on the Pistons. This will be the second of back to back games for Portland and will be the fifth game in seven nights for this team that will be playing in their third straight road game. The Blazers may be looking forward to going home and not be completely focused on this game.
Bail Out On the Bulls
The Chicago Bulls are also in a tough scheduling spot as they will play their second game in three days and their third straight road game. The Bulls have been a good betting story this year as they are 29-22 ATS and seem like they may be worth a look against the Sacramento Kings this week. But beware because the Bulls are slumping as they have lost five straight games against the betting number. The Bulls are 5-14-1 ATS in their last 20 games against a team from the Western Conference and 3-8-1 ATS in the last 12 meetings against the Kings. The Kings are 6-1 ATS in the last seven games against a team from the East and they will be the team to watch in this early week meeting with the Bulls.
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