NBA Weekly Betting Tips: January 2nd-5th
- Updated: January 2, 2014
At Bang the Book.com on a weekly basis we examine the NBA and reveal several angles to consider when betting on basketball for the upcoming week. We will scan the upcoming schedule and look for teams that are in good (or in some cases) bad situations that could and should prompt a bet for or against these teams. Any handicapper that makes money betting on basketball knows that research is the key to picking winners on a regular basis. These handicapping angles will be something to consider for this week and into the future. This week we will show you two angles. One angle to consider in the near future and two angles for this week.
Angle #1 Bad Teammate: Occasionally an NBA team will have a player on a team that is considered a bad teammate. Sometimes this player will not only affect the players, but the overall environment of the team. That player this year is Andrew Bynum of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Bynum is so bad that the Cavaliers are actively trying to trade him. The moment they trade him, the Cavaliers should be a play in the very next game. The angle is simple. The team is so happy to get rid of this bad teammate that they will play better in the very next game.
Angle #2 Tanking teams: The next NBA draft will feature some of the best prospects to come along since Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James. NBA teams realize that this draft is stocked and if they have a bad team, they are more than happy to tank the season away with the hopes of getting the No. 1 ping pong ball. The Milwaukee Bucks are one of those teams. It is quite evident by their six win season. They are in the midst of a three game west coast road trip that ends with games against the Utah Jazz and the Phoenix Suns. The Bucks are 0-6 against the spread (ATS) in their last 6 against the Western Conference and are to be faded in both games this week. The Bucks will be blown out big time as they look towards the draft.
Angle #3 Hangover: playing on New Year’s Day is bad enough, but playing on New Year’s Day on the West Co0ast if you are an East coast is impossible. The Charlotte Bobcats travel to play the Clippers who are off an ugly loss. The Bobcats are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 when they play against the NBA Pacific and they will be very unhappy to be on the road for the holidays and will be a blowout victim in this big game. Fade the Bobcats against the Clippers on New Year’s Day.