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.
Although it is early in the season, there are still several betting angles that apply in the first week to include this weekend.
In the off-season many teams go through some changes, but plenty of teams go through more of a change than others. A perfect example of this is the Brooklyn Nets.
The Nets had a major change of personnel this off-season when they acquired two big pieces in Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to make a run at the championship. Although both superstars combined for 25 points in the opener against the Cleveland Cavaliers, they fell short straight up and against the spread. This is because chemistry with new players on the court does not happen overnight. The Nets will be a good team this year but they will take some time to gel. This is a spot that can be profitable for the NBA bettors. The Nets should be a fade this week when they host the Miami Heat on Friday night and if they are double digit chalk against the Orlando Magic on Sunday that will be a another spot to fade this team as they learn to play with each other.
(Plays: Fade vs. Heat, and @ Orlando, if double-digit chalk)
The NBA is filled with big wins. On any given night a team can upset another team for a big win. However for this article it is time that we defined what a “big win” actually is. For betting purposes a big win will be defined as an outright win by an underdog, and the bigger the underdog, the bigger the win. On day two of the NBA season, the Philadelphia 76ers had a big win over the Heat as 12 point underdogs. After a win as big as that one, the 76ers are due for a letdown and it will happen in the very next game.
On Friday night, the 76ers travel to Washington to take on the Wizards in their home opener. The end result will be a lackluster effort against the Wizards as they lose badly. Although the big play theory only extends to the next game, the 76ers could also be a fade against the Bulls on Saturday night as they will be playing their third game in four nights.
(Plays: Fade the 76ers at Washington on Friday night)
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