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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
Jan 15, 2019 at 7:35

The Chicago Bulls (10-33), who are currently on a seven-game losing streak, look to get back in the win column when they visit Staples Center to go head-to-head with the Los Angeles Lakers (23-21). The game’s Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 214 points with Los Angeles opening as a 6.5-point favorite. Tip-off is scheduled … Continue reading Chicago Bulls vs. Los Angeles Lakers ATS Odds Pick 01/15/19

By BTB Staff
Jan 15, 2019 at 7:29

The Philadelphia 76ers (28-16) will be at home in the Wells Fargo Center when they challenge the Minnesota Timberwolves (21-22). Philadelphia is a 6-point favorite on the opening line, while the Over/Under (O/U) for the game opened at 232 points. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, and it can … Continue reading Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Philadelphia 76ers Free Pick 01/15/19

By BTB Staff
Jan 14, 2019 at 7:28

Expect a high-scoring game when the New Orleans Pelicans (20-23) and the Los Angeles Clippers (24-18) clash at Staples Center. The Over/Under (O/U) for the game opened at 239 points with Los Angeles set as a 2.5-point favorite. Tip-off is set for 10:30 p.m. ET on Monday, January 14, 2019, and it can be seen … Continue reading New Orleans Pelicans at Los Angeles Clippers Betting Pick 01/14/19

By BTB Staff
Jan 14, 2019 at 7:23

The San Antonio Spurs (25-19) can continue a seven-game home winning streak when they go head-to-head with the Charlotte Hornets (19-23) at AT&T Center. San Antonio opened as an 8.5-point favorite, while the game’s Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 223 points. Action gets underway at 8:30 p.m. ET on Monday, January 14, 2019, and … Continue reading Charlotte Hornets at San Antonio Spurs Free Pick 01/14/19

By BTB Staff
Jan 13, 2019 at 7:48

The league’s top team will be on the road when the Toronto Raptors (32-12) head to Capital One Arena to go head-to-head with the Washington Wizards (18-25). Tip-off is set for 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, January 13, 2019. Toronto Raptors at Washington Wizards Free Preview In the Raptors’ last matchup, they beat the Brooklyn … Continue reading Toronto Raptors vs. Washington Wizards Betting Pick 01/13/19

By BTB Staff
Jan 13, 2019 at 7:45

The Golden State Warriors (28-14), the NBA’s top scoring team, will take on the Dallas Mavericks (20-22) at American Airlines Center. The game’s Over/Under (O/U) opened at 229.5 points with Golden State set as a 5.5-point favorite. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. ET on Sunday, January 13, 2019, and it can be seen on … Continue reading Golden State Warriors vs. Dallas Mavericks ATS Odds Pick 01/13/19

By BTB Staff
Jan 13, 2019 at 7:44

The Cleveland Cavaliers (8-35), who are currently on a 12-game losing streak, look to get back in the win column when they travel to Staples Center to go head-to-head against the Los Angeles Lakers (23-20). The Over/Under (O/U) for the game opened at 217.5 points with Los Angeles set as a 9.5-point favorite. Tip-off is … Continue reading Cleveland Cavaliers at Los Angeles Lakers Betting Pick 01/13/19



Power LinesView all

(557) MIAMI @ (558) DETROIT | 7:05 pm 1/18/2019

Play Line: MIAMI 2
BTB PowerLine: MIAMI +0

Edge On: MIAMI 2Bet Now
(559) SAN ANTONIO @ (560) MINNESOTA | 8:05 pm 1/18/2019

Play Line: SAN ANTONIO 1
BTB PowerLine: SAN ANTONIO +0

Edge On: SAN ANTONIO 1Bet Now
(561) CLEVELAND @ (562) UTAH | 9:05 pm 1/18/2019

Play Line: UTAH -15
BTB PowerLine: UTAH -22

Edge On: UTAH 7Bet Now