Last Updated: 2018-01-01
TRENDS OF THE DAY
Fireworks around the globe, and the occasional typos when writing dates, but otherwise, you wouldn’t know that the New Year’s here. Dallas beat Oklahoma, the Celtics won again, and the Rockets and the Lakers combined for 290 points last night. Exciting trends are still here, and some new ones are developing, so we continue to provide the best service for our visitors with our NBA Betting Trends of the Day.
It’s a bit of a slow day with just four games, as the Orlando visits Brooklyn and the Bucks will play north of the border in Toronto in two games starting at 7:30 PM (Eastern Time), while half an hour later, Portland will go after the Bulls in Chicago, and the Lakers will show if they have anything left in the tank against the Wolves in Minnesota.
• The Bulls are 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 games overall.
The Bulls have done it again last night, covering in a tight loss in Washington. Out of the last 17 games, only two times their backers lost their investments. The Bulls are also 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games at home. Ride the wave.
• The Raptors are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
Last four at home – perfect. Last five against their own conference – perfect. These Raptors mean business.
• The Magic are 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 games overall.
One step forward, two steps back. And it’s been so for quite a while for the Magic. They are even worse when playing on the road, covering just once in the last six games. The Nets may not be a formidable opponent for many, but when a team is as cold as Orlando, the first instinct should be to stay away.
• The Trail Blazers are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 road games.
The Blazers have a habit of playing games close, for better or for worse. While the games at home usually mean that they are a favorite, keeping games close pays off on the road and that where the punters can really cash in. Of course, this is a conflicting trend compared to our top ATS trend of the day, but we felt it should be mentioned nonetheless.
• The Timberwolves are 5-15-1 ATS in their last 21 home games.
Always a struggle in front of their own fans, the Wolves can only hope that the Lakers got exhausted in the overtime loss in Houston last night. Like their hosts, the visitors have been much more successful on the road recently, got 4-0 ATS in the last four games.
• Over is 14-3-1 in Bucks last 18 games.
It’s one of the best trends in the NBA right now, and it’s easy to explain. The Bucks are transformed towards a high-scoring team since Bledsoe arrived, and they can’t defend much as they lack both interior and team defense. Their next opponents, the Raptors, are more in the under phase, but looking back to two teams meetings in Canada, the plus side is prevalent (11-5 over the last 16 games).
• Under is 20-6 in Trail Blazers last 26 overall.
Talk about a reliant trend. The Blazers keep beating the market to the minus even with the lowered lines. They’ve topped the expected number only once in their last eight games on the road and the Bulls have gone 5-17 against the over/under when playing good away teams. The only thing that is keeping this trend for ringing all alarms is that the Bulls are 5-1 on the over side recently.
• Over is 5-0 in Lakers last 5 road games.
This is one trend that is developing very nicely. Surely, the scoreboard in Houston was tilted due to an extra period, but 81 combined points in the first quarter alone are enough to tell you the story. Over is also 16-5 against the West, and is 4-1 in Timberwolves last five home games and 8-1 in last 9 meetings between two sides.
• Under is 7-1 in the Nets last 8 home games.
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The Nets are returning home from a long road trip and that’s usually a time to relax (they are 9-1 against the over/under in first games back after working remotely for longer than 7 days) – still, the Magic are not as high-scoring as they used to be, and the same applies to the Nets.