If you are a sports bettor, you know the breakeven point for a standard bet with 10 percent juice is 52.4 percent. Anything above that figure you made a profit and anything below that number would deplete your betting account.
With this in mind, we turn our attention to NBA totals, where as of Jan. 7th, only four teams in the NBA are over 52.4 percent with everyone else below that number. In fact, 15 clubs would be labeled as profitable UNDER plays this season to date.
Sportsbooks have quietly built better than average profits, preying on the appetite of less skilled and uninformed NBA bettors. Many of those who wager on the basketball are generally more informed on specific teams and bet sides. As a general rule, they dabble in totals, having heard the mantra that totals are easier to beat.
How have sportsbooks and oddsmakers taken Joe Schmoo down?