Last Updated: 2018-01-02
NBA – TRENDS OF THE DAY
All eyes will be in Cleveland, where the long-anticipated debut of Isaiah Thomas will happen. It’s a major event, and the facts that other games feature just one team with a winning record will only increase the focus on the Cavs game against the Trail Blazers. Punters should seek any opportunity to win, so we’ve covered all the five games on Tuesday night. While we always try to enrich our selection with some supporting trends, a low number of games should mean more time to observe our NBA Top Trends page or other advice we provide.
The five games are the aforementioned Portland at Cleveland, a rematch of a recent clash San Antonio at New York, and three contests between teams looking from the outside – Atlanta at Phoenix, Charlotte at Sacramento and Memphis at LA Clippers.
- The Trail Blazers are 9-1 ATS in their last 10 road games.
Not even the hot Bulls could stop the Blazers usual recipe for road ATS success. While the system isn’t very good for their backers’ nerves, it’s been great for their wallets. Meanwhile, the Cavaliers are 5-22-1 ATS in their last 28 home games, so it’s as one-sided as it gets.
- The Clippers are 10-1-1 ATS in their last 12 games overall.
Even with such a nice trend going, the Clippers are still underappreciated. The market bets the Hornets, a small underdog, and not the surging Clippers team in their last game. The Grizzlies have picked it up recently, mostly due to increasing spreads, and have gone 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Los Angeles. Rivers and Teodosic are nursing minor injuries. Still, this Clippers team is nothing like the one that has lost by 3 in Memphis before Christmas.
- The Hornets are 4-12-3 ATS in their last 19 road games.
The surprising ATS and SU win over the Warriors in Oakland last week was just an aberration. The Hornets have won only 3 road games all season, and wouldn’t even come close in most of them. The Kings have covered in just one of their last five games themselves, but are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games played against teams from the Eastern Conference.
- The Knicks are 13-4 ATS in their last 17 home games.
There’s a world of difference between the Knicks performances at home and on the road. They showed some fight in San Antonio a few days ago, too, and the Spurs are just 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games.
- Under is 13-3 in Spurs last 16 road games.
Spurs offensive road struggles are well documented, and this very nice trend is supported by the fact that the Knicks also tend to play more unders recently – under is 8-3 in Knicks last 11 home games. Two teams couldn’t stop each other in the recent meeting in Texas, combining for 226 points, so hopefully, familiarity from a recent clash will help their defenses.
- Over is 4-1 in Grizzlies last 5 overall.
In an ‘anything you can do, I can do better (or equal to)’ fashion: over is also 4-1 in Clippers last 5 overall. Over is 4-1 in Grizzlies last 5 vs. Western Conference. Over is 4-0 in Clippers last 4 vs. Western Conference. Short, but telling trends.
- Over is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings between the Blazers and the Cavaliers in Cleveland.
The Blazers have played extra time last night in Chicago in a game that would have resulted in an easy over in regulation as well. It was just the seventh time they’ve totaled over the set line while playing 20 unders in the last few months. However, the Cavaliers are 21-10-1 in the last 32 home games and with Thomas’ return, Blazers’ fatigue, we believe that the home side trend will prevail.
- Under is 20-8-1 in Hawks last 29 road games vs. a team with a losing home record.
The Hawks sneakily play a lot more unders on the road against bad teams. Further, same can be said for their next opponents: under is 6-1 in Suns last 7 games vs. a team with a winning percentage below .400. To round is up, two sides have gone over the set total points line just once in their last seven meetings.
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