NBA: Teams That Have Been Unable To Cover
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Winning basketball games is a relatively simple formula: defensive rebounds + ball protection + capitalising on free throw opportunities = success (more often than not).

If a team does those three things consistently, they can be tough to beat. But if a team cannot hang on to the ball, gives up offensive boards, and throws up bricks from the stripe not only are they a loser – they are terrible bets.

Here are three teams burning backers through the first part of the NBA schedule and the […]


NBA: Bank Shots for 18 December
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Time to take a look back at the week that was in the Association and see what team thrived against the spread, what team was hitting the Over and what team was bringing home the Under in the NBA.

THE HOT TEAM: Denver Nuggets
Last Week: 3-1 ATS
Season: 14-10 ATS
San Antonio Spurs at Denver Nuggets (-2, 208)
The Nuggets have covered in three straight games and four of their last five. Denver is averaging 101.6 points over its last three contests […]


NBA: Teams With Bad Benches
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Depth is something every team desires, especially in the NBA, as it is up to the bench to keep momentum alive or to reignite the team. But just how valuable is it to bettors and the spread? Well, there’s a correlation between teams that get paltry contributions from their bench players and poor ATS records.

The Portland Trailblazers, Los Angeles Lakers, Memphis Grizzlies, Chicago Bulls, and Cleveland Cavaliers have the worst offensive outputs from the bench so far this season and have a combined 47-57-2 ATS record […]


NBA: Can Steve Nash Save The Lakers?
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BY JEFF ANGUS

To say that the Los Angeles Lakers are a mess right now would be putting it lightly. They have looked no better under new coach Mike D’Antoni as they did under the now-fired Mike Brown, Dwight Howard has been ineffective offensively, and Kobe Bryant has reverted back to his “shoot as many shots as possible” form from past seasons.

The struggles facing the Lakers are due to more than just one reason, but the injury to Steve Nash only a few games into the season has forced […]


NBA: Teams That Will Get A December Boost
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Dallas Mavericks fans got some bad news on Friday. It is expected star forward Dirk Nowitzki, who was expected to return from knee surgery in mid December, will not be ready to go until January. But, here are five notable players ready to return to their squads in December:

Cleveland Cavaliers - Kyrie Irving 
Cleveland’s star guard has been cleared to practice but the team doesn’t expect him back until mid to late December while he recovers from a fractured left index finger. The Cavaliers have struggled […]


NBA: Games To Watch, 12 December
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 BY JEFF ANGUS

There are a few games going on in the NBA tonight. The two most interesting match ups see the Atlanta Hawks pay a visit to Miami to take on the Heat, as well as an all Texas matchup with the Spurs and Rockets doing battle at the Toyota Center in Houston.

Atlanta Hawks at Miami Heat (-7.5, 195.5)
To say the Heat have struggled defensively this season would be putting it lightly. The Heat are allowing an average of 100 points against per game, which is […]


NBA: Can The Knicks Go Head-To-Head With The Heat?
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BY THOMAS DRANCE

In a battle for early season Eastern Conference supremacy on Thursday evening, Lebron James and the defending champion Miami Heat welcomed the New York Knicks on their home court. The Heat had nearly lost to the Spurs’ scrubs a week earlier and were coming off of a surprise loss to RGIII and the Washington Wizards on Tuesday night. In addition, the Knicks had won decisively when the two teams met earlier in the season, but that contest was played in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, and […]


NBA: Thursday Night Basketball – Knicks at Heat & Mavericks at Suns
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New York Knicks at Miami Heat (-7.5, 201)
5:00PM, TSN
The Miami Heat and New York Knicks know a thing or two about winning at home. After all, the Eastern Conference leaders collectively have won all 15 such contests this season. The Heat, who are 8-0 at AmericanAirlines Arena, will have the home-court advantage on Thursday, when the Knicks pay a visit for a nationally televised game.

The Heat likely are still massaging their ego after woe-begotten Washington doubled its season win total at their expense. New York […]


NBA: Bank Shots for 3 December
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It is that time of the week again! Time to hit the hardwood looking at the hot, the cold and the over/under teams of the NBA over the past week.

THE HOT TEAM: Oklahoma City Thunder
This Week: 4-0 ATS
Season: 12-6 ATS
Oklahoma City has the third-best ATS record in the league and has covered in its last five games. The Thunder hit the road for a date with the Nets in Brooklyn on Tuesday before returning to Chesapeake Energy Arena for a five-game homestand.

THE […]


NBA: Games To Watch, 3 December
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 BY JEFF ANGUS

The Toronto Raptors pay a rare visit to Denver to face the Nuggets, while the Trail Blazers tip off against Bobcats in Charlotte, North Carolina. Let’s take a look at two of the more interesting matchups in the NBA tonight.

Toronto Raptors at Denver Nuggets( -10, 201)
The Raptors begin a five game road trip tonight in Denver. Toronto defeated the Phoenix Suns last Friday to snap a six game losing streak, but they are still one of the worst teams in the league. They will […]