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Team BTB Line Open Current Side Money Total  
11/12/2018 20:05 pm
531 PORTLAND (15-11)
532 HOUSTON (11-14)
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11/12/2018 20:35 pm
533 PHOENIX (4-23)
534 SAN ANTONIO (13-14)
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11/12/2018 22:35 pm
535 TORONTO (21-7)
536 LA CLIPPERS (17-9)
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Like any sport, the National Basketball Association is a beast of its own. However, there are ways to find some value and make more informed decisions in this sport, just like any other.

What Does This Table Mean:

BTB Line - The BTB power rating system is based on recent game results and can be used to compare the relative strength of the two teams involved. The power line is calculated using both teams ratings and home field advantage. When the power line differs significantly from the current line a play is recommended. **Does not take injuries into account**

Consensus - One of the growing resources utilized by sports handicappers is the public betting information offered by a variety of sportsbooks. The Betting Consensus from the Sportsbooks shows what percentage of bets are on each side of the pointspread, total or moneyline. The information can be especially valuable in high profile games.

Opening Line - The very first set of odds or lines that is listed for a particular game or event. The opening line is essentially the first chance for the betting public to see what the linemakers think of a game.

Current Line -The latest lined received from the sportsbooks

Key Numbers - The most important to look for are four and seven. Four makes a game a two-possession game, and seven makes it a three-possession game. Late into games, seven is usually when the opposition will lay off the gas, and your favorite can feel good. However, in comeback scenarios, if there is still enough time on the clock, seven is when the opposition can really feel it, and the pressure begins to mount on the team with the lead. Seven is also the spread that results in a push the most, so if there is a number worth buying the extra half point in your favor, it would be seven.

Back to Backs

The NBA is cutting back on this because they know the effect on the players. However, favorite, or underdog, it does not matter, teams perform worse on back to back games. In the second game of back to backs in general, it is close to being a winning proposition to bet against that team blindly. However, when looking at the second game of back to back road games, they are close to being a 52% loser all-time. Before betting on or against a team, always look at where they were the night before. It does matter.

Home Court Advantage

It is also important to look at where they are actually playing. Home court advantage does matter, and it does add up over time. Given the air, and the quick in-and-out nature of the NBA schedule, it is no surprise that Denver and Utah historically have the best home-court advantages. Ruccous environments such as Golden State, Sacramento, and Indiana also feature strong home courts. This is important to note because if any of these teams are rolling at home, it is time to fire.

By BTB Staff
Dec 10, 2018 at 7:39

The Golden State Warriors (18-9) will be at home in ORACLE Arena when they meet the Minnesota Timberwolves (13-13). Golden State is a 10.5-point favorite on the opening line, while the game’s Over/Under (O/U) opened at 226 points. Tip-off is set for 10:30 p.m. ET on Monday, December 10, 2018, and it can be seen … Continue reading Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Golden State Warriors ATS Pick 12/10/18

By BTB Staff
Dec 10, 2018 at 7:29

The Indiana Pacers (16-10), the league’s top scoring defense, will go head-to-head with the Washington Wizards (11-15) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Action gets underway at 7 p.m. ET on Monday, December 10, 2018, and it can be seen on Fox Sports Midwest – Indiana. Washington Wizards vs. Indiana Pacers Betting Preview The Wizards fell to … Continue reading Washington Wizards vs. Indiana Pacers ATS Odds Pick 12/10/18

By BTB Staff
Dec 10, 2018 at 7:24

Northwest Division foes will collide when the Oklahoma City Thunder (16-8) meet the Utah Jazz (13-14) at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Oklahoma City opened as a 5.5-point favorite, while the game’s Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 216 points. Action starts at 8 p.m. ET on Monday, December 10, 2018. Utah Jazz at Oklahoma City Thunder … Continue reading Utah Jazz vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Odds Pick 12/10/18

By BTB Staff
Dec 10, 2018 at 7:23

The Philadelphia 76ers (18-9) will be at home in the Wells Fargo Center when they meet the Detroit Pistons (13-11). Action starts at 7 p.m. ET on Monday, December 10, 2018. Detroit Pistons at Philadelphia 76ers Betting Preview The Pistons were beaten by the New Orleans Pelicans in their last game, 116-108, despite being 2.5-point … Continue reading Detroit Pistons at Philadelphia 76ers ATS Odds Pick 12/10/18

Power LinesView all

(531) PORTLAND @ (532) HOUSTON | 8:05 pm 12/11/2018

Play Line: PORTLAND 6.5
BTB PowerLine: PORTLAND +3

Edge On: PORTLAND 3.5Bet Now
(533) PHOENIX @ (534) SAN ANTONIO | 8:35 pm 12/11/2018

Play Line: PHOENIX 12.5
BTB PowerLine: PHOENIX +12

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(535) TORONTO @ (536) LA CLIPPERS | 10:35 pm 12/11/2018

Play Line: LA CLIPPERS 3

Edge On: LA CLIPPERS 3Bet Now