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Consensus
Team BTB Line Open Current Side Money Total  
21/05/2018 20:35 pm
705 BOSTON (65-32)
706 CLEVELAND (59-37)
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-5
206.5
-6
207
-7
67%
33%
20%
80%
53%
47%
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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.

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May 3, 2018 at 7:43

The Boston Celtics (1-0) will be at home in TD Garden when they clash with the Philadelphia 76ers (0-1) in game two of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Philadelphia opened as a 3.5-point favorite, while the Over/Under (O/U) for the game has been set at 207 points. Action begins at 8:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, May … Continue reading Philadelphia 76ers at Boston Celtics Betting Prediction 05/03/18

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May 1, 2018 at 7:32

The Golden State Warriors (1-0) will be at home in ORACLE Arena when they square off with the New Orleans Pelicans (0-1) in game two of the Western Conference Semifinals. Golden State opened as an 11-point favorite, while the game’s Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 226.5 points. Action gets underway at 10:30 p.m. ET … Continue reading New Orleans Pelicans at Golden State Warriors Betting Odds 05/01/18

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Apr 28, 2018 at 22:07

The Cleveland Cavaliers (3-3) will be at home in Quicken Loans Arena when they square off against the Indiana Pacers (3-3) in game seven of the First Round of the Eastern Conference Playoffs. Winner advances to the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Cleveland is a 6-point favorite on the opening line, while the Over/Under (O/U) for the … Continue reading Indiana Pacers at Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Prediction 04/29/18

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Apr 28, 2018 at 8:11

The Boston Celtics (3-3) will be at home in TD Garden when they challenge the Milwaukee Bucks (3-3) in game seven of the First Round of the Eastern Conference Playoffs. Winner advances to the Eastern Conference Semifinals. The game’s Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 195 points with Boston opening as a 4.5-point favorite. Action … Continue reading Milwaukee Bucks at Boston Celtics Betting Preview 04/28/18

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Apr 27, 2018 at 7:35

The Indiana Pacers (2-3) will be at home in Bankers Life Fieldhouse when they attempt to stave off elimination against the Cleveland Cavaliers (3-2) in game six of the First Round of the Eastern Conference Playoffs. The Over/Under (O/U) for the game opened at 204.5 points with Indiana set as a 1.5-point favorite. Tip-off is … Continue reading Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Indiana Pacers Betting Odds 04/27/18

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Apr 27, 2018 at 7:32

The Washington Wizards (2-3) will be at home in Capital One Arena when they try to stave off elimination against the Toronto Raptors (3-2) in game six of the First Round of the Eastern Conference Playoffs. The game’s Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 214.5 points with Washington opening as a 2-point favorite. Tip-off is … Continue reading Toronto Raptors at Washington Wizards Betting Prediction 04/27/18



Power LinesView all

(705) BOSTON @ (706) CLEVELAND | 8:35 pm 5/21/2018

Play Line: BOSTON 7
BTB PowerLine: BOSTON +5

Edge On: BOSTON 2Bet Now
(505) HOUSTON @ (506) GOLDEN STATE | 9:05 pm 5/22/2018

Play Line: HOUSTON 8.5
BTB PowerLine: HOUSTON +5

Edge On: HOUSTON 3.5Bet Now