Every week here at Bang the Book.com we will cover the NBA from coast to coast by posting some betting angles that can help the basketball handicapper learn some rules and techniques that can put extra money in their pocket when betting on basketball. This article is designed to provide the handicapper with tips for betting on basketball that they can use for the entire season.
Here is a look at some of the betting angles that are in play this week and this weekend.
The NBA season will feature many winning and losing streaks and they can make the difference in a season. Regardless of the timing, a winning streak can make or break a team. It shows that a team has great chemistry and could be a team to watch come playoff time. Recently the Oklahoma City Thunder had put together an eight game winning streak but it came to an end when they lost in Portland to the surging Blazers. The angle this week covers betting against a team after they end a winning streak.
After a team suffers a loss that ends a losing streak they often have a tough time rebounding in the next outing. The NBA schedule is very daunting and it is difficult for a team to get up on any given night. The Thunder will now head to New Orleans on Friday night to play the Pelicans. The Thunder are in a letdown spot for two reason. First, they are coming off a game where they snapped a winning streak and secondly they are in a tough spot as they are playing the third road game in a row. The Thunder will be big favorites on the road and will fail to cover the number in this spot as they look forward to heading home.
Play Against: OKC at New Orleans
Another angle that is available to play this week happens in prime time when the Miami Heat takes on the Chicago Bulls. The Heat has shown that they are just lollygagging through the season and getting their team prepared for the playoffs. Don’t laugh, the Heat are going to make a run at the championship and just want to be healthy. So the key to betting on any game involving the Miami Heat is trying to figure out when LeBron James and the rest of the team will be motivated.
One of the spots that the Heat are always excited to participate in is a game that is featured on national television. That is exactly what happens on Thursday when the Heat take on the Bulls on TNT. The Heat will be ready for this game and they are also coming off a loss which makes them a great bet on Thursday night.
Play on: Miami Over Chicago
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