NBA – Trends of the Day 02/06/2018

Last Updated: 2018-02-06


 It’s an old adage to say that the basketball is a game of runs, but few of the last night’s games surely cemented it. In similar fashion, the NBA season looked through a punter’s glasses, is a game of trends. With the NBA Betting Trends of the Day and our NBA Top Trends, we make sure that these hot and cold spells are recognized on time. There’s still work to build them into profits, but laying a good foundation makes the walls stronger. But enough of the construction analogies, let’s see what’s ahead.

As usual, Tuesdays are when the schedule gets serious. Eight games are thrown into the equation, with a couple of them real gems. Cleveland will try to stop the downfall in Orlando, who might be a little gassed after giving it all to come away with a rare road victory last night. Boston will take on Toronto in Canada in what might play a big decision in the top seed race come April. Memphis pays a visit to Atlanta, while James Harden and the Rockets are in Brooklyn. Milwaukee will have a tough time in New York despite the Knicks slide, as Antetokounmpo rolled his ankle, and Washington will still have to find a way to keep the strong push without their own All-Star, John Wall, as they challenge Sixers in Philly. Oklahoma City and Golden State are next for another Durant-Westbrook clash, and Phoenix at LA Lakers round up the busy day.


  • The Cavaliers are 3-13 ATS in their last 16 road games.

Reports of a toxic locker room relationships, head coaching hot seat and dismal defense are making even the auxiliary alarms ringing with maximum volume. The Cavaliers are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 vs. Eastern Conference and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 2 days rest, so nothing seems to be helping. As much as the Cavs are cold, the Magic are hot. They take on any challenge lately and the newfound poise has resulted in 9-2 ATS record over the past 11 games overall. They aren’t as good at home though and particularly not against the next opponent. The Magic have covered only twice in the previous 10 meetings with the Cavaliers in Orlando.

  • The Celtics are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games overall.

Shorthanded as they are, they are showing another level of fight, composure, and interchangeability. The offense is unimpressive at times, and the comebacks are as much a reason for concern as thrilling to watch. Still, the Celtics are 20-8 ATS on the road and are catching the Raptors on a down. The home side is 2-5 ATS against East lately, 1-5 ATS in the last six following a win. The Celtics are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Toronto but could get Irving and Morris back for this one and newly signed Monroe is set to make his debut. 

  • The Wizards are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall.

The Wizards are keeping the wheels moving, and that’s exactly what they need to do right now. They’ve beaten the expectations in each of the previous five games against the Eastern rivals. The Sixers have been on the ropes with 1-4 ATS in the last five, but are much the different beast at home, where they went 4-0 ATS lately. They are inconsistent and might surprise us, but we are still with the hot visitors and the extra points.

  • The Thunder are 1-7 ATS in the last 8 meetings with the Warriors.

Inferiority plays a role here for sure. They’ve failed to cover in each of the last five trips to Oakland, perhaps for being overzealous and certainly for being overrated. The Warriors are on a dry spell when it comes to the betting, going 1-5-1 ATS in the last 7 games at home, and 2-6 ATS overall, so it’s far from a great momentum. The Thunder are, of course, the favorite teams to best against when on the down, as they always seem to keep finding new lows. OKC are 0-4 ATS in their last four games and 1-5 ATS following a loss.


  • Under is 10-1 in the Rockets last 11 overall.

This one of the best ways to earn profit all season, as the public are persistent in attempts to bet over the Rockets lines, increasing the value for us. The Rockets have stayed below the line on the road (12-3-1) and against the Eastern Conference (8-3-1), and the Nets are playing it the same way. Under is 5-1 in the Nets last six overall, 5-1 at home against teams with winning records and 16-5 in their last 21 games in Brooklyn. 

  • Under is 13-3 in Bucks last 16 overall.

Another very persistent under trend is the Bucks one. They are 7-1 on the minus side on the road and have gone over the line just once in the previous 8 games on 1-day rest. The Knicks are sporting a clean 5-0 under trend themselves, and are perfect 4-0 in games against the East. Under is 4-1 in previous five meetings between the sides and 9-2 in MSG. If you are concerned about Giannis’ status, just stay below the line.

  • Over is 5-1 in Cavaliers last 6 road games.

Two of the worst defenses meet, so it’s not overly surprising to see overs trending. Over is 4-1 in the Magic last five, but only 3-9 at home. Still, eight of the previous 10 games in Orlando ended with more points than expected and the Cavaliers are 21-7 in their previous 28 games played against rivals with a sub-.400 record.

  • Over is 7-1 in Suns last 8 vs. a team with a losing straight up record.

The ‘who’ is beating the ‘what’ here. While the Suns have recently appeared on this list of ours with their under streaks, they turn to the old ways when playing equally bad teams. It’s the same with the Lakers – over is 6-1 in their last seven matchups with poor teams. Also, over is 7-1 in the last 8 meeting between the two Pacific division rivals. The bad news is that we won’t get to see Booker and Ball, so it really takes the steam out of these trends.

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