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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
Oct 24, 2018 at 8:24

The undefeated Toronto Raptors (4-0) try to stay unbeaten when they clash with the Minnesota Timberwolves (2-2) at Scotiabank Arena. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, and it can be seen on Fox Sports – North. Minnesota Timberwolves at Toronto Raptors ATS Preview The Timberwolves beat the Indiana Pacers … Continue reading Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Toronto Raptors Betting Pick 10/24/18

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Oct 22, 2018 at 8:29

The Portland Trail Blazers (2-0) will be at home in Moda Center at the Rose Quarter when they clash with the Washington Wizards (0-2). Portland opened as a 4.5-point favorite, while the game’s Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 226 points. Tip-off is set for 10 p.m. ET on Monday, October 22, 2018. Washington Wizards … Continue reading Washington Wizards vs. Portland Trail Blazers Betting Pick 10/22/18

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Oct 19, 2018 at 8:25

The Cleveland Cavaliers (0-1) will travel to Target Center to meet the Minnesota Timberwolves (0-1) in their home opener. Minnesota is an 8-point favorite on the opening line, while the Over/Under (O/U) for the game opened at 223.5 points. Action gets underway at 8 p.m. ET on Friday, October 19, 2018, and it can be … Continue reading Cleveland Cavaliers at Minnesota Timberwolves ATS Pick 10/19/18

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Oct 17, 2018 at 8:30

The Indiana Pacers and Memphis Grizzlies will face off at Bankers Life Fieldhouse to start the new season. Indiana is a 6.5-point favorite on the opening line, while the game’s Over/Under (O/U) opened at 207 points. Action starts at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. Memphis Grizzlies at Indiana Pacers ATS Preview Indiana … Continue reading Memphis Grizzlies vs. Indiana Pacers Odds Pick 10/17/18

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Apr 25, 2018 at 8:11

The Houston Rockets (3-1) will be at home in Toyota Center when they square off against the Minnesota Timberwolves (1-3) in game five of the First Round of the Western Conference Playoffs. The Rockets advance to the Western Conference Semifinals with a win. The game’s Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 216 points with Houston … Continue reading Minnesota Timberwolves at Houston Rockets Betting Odds 04/25/18

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Apr 21, 2018 at 8:11

The New Orleans Pelicans (3-0) will be at home in Smoothie King Center when they go head-to-head against the Portland Trail Blazers (0-3) in game four of the First Round of the Western Conference Playoffs. The Pelicans advance to the Western Conference Semifinals with a victory. New Orleans opened as a 7-point favorite, while the … Continue reading Portland Trail Blazers at New Orleans Pelicans Free Prediction 04/21/18

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(511) MILWAUKEE @ (512) TORONTO | 8:30 pm 5/25/2019

Play Line: TORONTO -1.5
BTB PowerLine: TORONTO -5

Edge On: TORONTO 3.5Bet Now