On Friday, let’s take a look at some of the biggest sports betting line moves in basketball. We also share our opinions on the outcomes and invite you to review the records of handicappers at Sports-Watch to see if they are accordant with how you prefer to wager.
NBA – (801) CHARLOTTE at (802) ORLANDO 7:05 ET SPSO, FSFL
After losing 10 in a row, Orlando has won two of three and feeling better about itself with Glen Davis back in the lineup. Bettors are completely discounting one aspect of the Magic’s last victory which went Under the total. Prior to that contest, Orlando had reeled off an astonishing 11 OVER’s consecutively and has surpassed the oddsmakers total in 13 of its previous 16 attempts. In spite of Charlotte on a 4-0 UNDER spin, the total has blown up from 195.5 to 199.5, as basketball bettors are presuming the Magic will dictate the tempo and they are 14-4 OVER off a home game. S-W Take – Play Under
NBA – (809) ATLANTA at (810) BROOKLYN 7:35 ET SPSO, YES
After averaging 88.2 PPG in dropping seven of nine, Atlanta tallied 109 points at home two nights ago against Brooklyn in 14-point victory. The Hawks did this without suspended Josh Smith (team imposed), but he will return tonight in the rematch. Atlanta has been a steady six-point underdog since yesterday for this encounter and they are 21-9 UNDER as a road underdog since last season. For this conflict, the total has dipped from 192.5 to 191, just keep in mind the Nets are 70-42 OVER at home off a road loss by 10 or more points. S-W Take – Lean Over
NBA – (813) GOLDEN STATE at (814) SAN ANTONIO 8:35 ET CSBA, FSSW
The Warriors have lost 27 straight times to the Spurs in San Antonio and will be further hampered without G Stephen Curry, whose re-injured his surgically repaired ankle. Normally, not having an offensive threat like Curry would curtail Golden State’s offense, yet those betting on basketball raised the opening total of 201.5 to 203, before it settles backed at 202.5. San Antonio’s offense has been smokin’ and they are 17-7 OVER after scoring 55 points or more in the first half of two straight games since last year. This would seem to fit how the Warriors play as they are 25-10 OVER in January since 2011. S-W Take – Play Over
Sports-Watch Weighty Trends
NBA First Half Trend
Charlotte is 3-16 against the first half line after allowing 100 points or more in two contests this season.
NBA ATS Trend
San Antonio is 10-0 ATS after a game where they made 55% of their shots or better this season.
NBA Totals Total
Washington is 20-3 UNDER after successfully covering the spread in two or more consecutive games.