Last Updated: 2017-12-04
The NBA season is rolling right along and this could be the most crucial time for people that like to bet on pro basketball. The season is already starting to uncover some very interesting betting angles, trends and things that are changing the betting landscape of the National Basketball Association. Taking notes and documenting trends of basketball teams now will pay off big time in the future. Because these trends are going to help in the future because within a month things are going to start to get very difficult, very soon when it concerns betting on basketball.
The college football season is in bowl season and that means that season is almost over. When the football season ends it allows the book makers at the top sportsbooks to focus on the basketball betting lines and in turn it will make even harder to turn a profit on the NBA. This is why grabbing all of the information that you can now to make a profit later. This week on the NBA betting sheet we cover from Monday, December 4th to Thursday December 7th with all of the information that you need to make money betting on hoops.
When betting on the NBA you always have to look at the calendar. Although the schedule has changed to make it easier on the players, teams are still resting players. As mentioned, the 76ers rest star Joel Embid on a regular basis and that could change the outcome and the spread on a game. This week the Washington Wizards, Utah Jazz and the Phoenix Suns play three games in four nights. This seems to be the big schedule speedbump when looking at the NBA schedule this season. The Wizards are playing three games in four nights and they are on a west coast trip, which could actually make things tougher.
The Monday night schedule may focus on football, but the schedule is loaded in the NBA with 11 games on the schedule. Don’t force anything on football because there are plenty of other games that could boost your bankroll. Many NBA teams play well on Monday nights. The Brooklyn Nets are 4-0 against the spread (ATS) on Mondays and the Phoenix Suns are just 3-7 ATS in the last ten games on Monday night. Handicapping teams on the days of week could usually be attributed to the schedule.
Hornets Home Sweet Home
The Charlotte Hornets are a team that has not paid off well this season. They are only 8-13 straight up and 9-11-1 ATS. They are 7-3 at home and that is good news because they will be playing the next four games at home this week. Although they have struggled overall, they do play better at home where they have covered five of the last seven games at the hive. This should put the Hornets in a value spot this week.
Nets Call Mexico City Home
This week the NBA has a different look as they will be playing in the Mexico City games. The Brooklyn Nets and the Oklahoma City Thunder will play in Mexico City on Thursday night. This is a tough travel spot for any team and you will also have to consider the elevation that changes drastically in games played in Mexico City. Look for a higher total on this game and if you want to find value on this game you may want to bet the second that this line is opened up at your sportsbook.