Last Updated: 2017-12-30
NBA – TRENDS OF THE DAY
It’s the penultimate day of the year 2017, a psychological and virtual barrier that can help some players and teams turn it around. Last season it was Miami, Washington, and Dallas who were thrilled that the previous year was over. This time, there are plenty of teams who hope to have a much better second part of the season. Who are the best candidates and are there any trends in making that indicate such a change? Who’s going to slip? We’ll try answering some parts of these questions without daily selection of NBA Betting Trends of the Day.
It is a start of an interesting weekend, with seven games on the schedule. There are no matinee games, although the Warriors tip-off early in their time zone. Here’s the list of all games: San Antonio at Detroit, Miami at Orlando, New York at New Orleans, Portland at Atlanta, Cleveland at Utah, Memphis at Golden State and Philadelphia at Denver. You can see all the hot and cold trend at our NBA Top Trends page, but in case you’re running short of time, we’ve cut the work for you and made this list.
- The 76ers are 3-12-1 ATS in their last 16 games overall.
It’s been bad December for the Sixers backers, as the team couldn’t maintain the high level they’ve set as a standard in the first part of the season. Denver covered in their last four games and is a tough place to play well and turn fortunes. The Sixers badly need a good road performance after covering just twice in the last eight games away from home, but won’t have Embiid active, so this negative trend is likely to continue.
- The Cavaliers are 5-15-1 ATS in their last 21 vs. Western Conference.
Thomas can’t return soon enough for the Cavaliers, who wouldn’t cover in either of their last four games overall. The Jazz are cold as well, covering just once in their last 6 games overall, but have worked much better at home, going 6-2 in the last 8 games in Salt Lake City. Historically, the Cavaliers aren’t very successful in Utah, they’ve covered just once in their last eight trips there.
- The Knicks are 4-11 ATS in their last 15 road games.
Coming close doesn’t count, but at least they wouldn’t rest players in San Antonio two nights ago. The Pelicans are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on the tail end of a back-to-back, so catching them tired won’t help the away side cause either.
- The Magic are 5-16-1 ATS in their last 22 games overall.
The bad trend is still persistent, and with the Heat playing much better on the road, the Magic aren’t a great bet. They’ve failed to cover in each of their last six divisional meetings, and the Heat are 4-1 ATS in their last five away games.
- The Trail Blazers are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall..
They’ve silently turned fortunes for their backers, so we like this trend very much. However, the facts that they are facing the Hawks next, who had gone 9-3 ATS in their previous twelve games, slows down the momentum this trend carries.
- Under is 10-2 in Spurs last 12 road games.
After an uncharacteristically high scoring game against the Knicks, the Spurs hit the road. They’ve been money with under bets there, as their offensive productions falls considerably. Under is also 15-5-1 in the Pistons last 21 overall, and, more recently, 5-1 in last 6 games vs. a team with a winning percentage above .600. Both like it slow, so it’s got to be our top O/U trend for the day, even with some great trends following.
- Under is 7-0 in the Heat last 7 games playing on no days rest.
Fatigue usually translates to a lost focus on the defensive end, but it doesn’t affect Miami all that much. The Magic are perfect under bet in their last 5 home games and two teams combined for just 196 points just a couple of days ago.
- Over is 10-1 in Pelicans last 11 home games
The terrific streak extends to 15-2 looking further back, and considering that the last night’s score was 101-109 at three-quarters of play against Dallas tells you almost everything you need to know. Over is also 7-2 in the last 9 Knicks games played away from home, and they’ve also played fluent and defenseless games in their last game.
- Under is 8-3 in the Warriors last 11 games overall.
They’ve also topped the expected total points line just twice in their last 8 games at home, and despite expecting Curry back tonight, the Memphis Grizzlies aren’t exactly a team to break under trends against. The away side is 1-5 against over/under in their last six road games. Under is 12-4 in the last 16 meetings between the two.
- Under is 6-1 in the Trail Blazers last 7 road games.
The Blazers have been gold on the minus points side, and as much as those bets were profitable in Portland, they’ve also managed to provide on the road. The Hawks are going over 11-5 in the last 16 home games, but have slowed it down when playing on the back-to-backs. Under is 9-4 in the Hawks last 13 games playing on zero days rest.
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