NBA Weekly Betting Tips: Feb 7th-9th
At Bang the Book.com we take providing betting information for basketball handicappers seriously and it all starts with offering up betting angles that handicappers can take advantage of on a regular basis. This information should be added to the arsenal of wagering advice that can be gathered from our site on a daily basis.
Of all the information that we provide, one of the most useful items is our weekly NBA basketball betting angles. Not only are these angles something to watch in the current week that we reveal them, but they are also great to keep in mind for the rest of the regular season. This week we looked for an angle that will be in play multiple times leading up to the rest of the week.
NBA Betting Angle: Resting Players
The NBA season is about to reach the halfway point which is highlighted by the NBA All-star game as well as other festivities such as the dunk contest. For the NBA super stars they will be playing in the game, but many of the other athletes will be getting some rest. Before that game gets here, many NBA teams will rest players to keep their team fresh for the playoffs.
A team that is infamous for resting players is the San Antonio Spurs. Head coach Gregg Popovich is notorious for resting key players especially on nationally televised games. On Thursday night when they face the Brooklyn Nets, Tony Parker will be resting and this is just the start of things for the Spurs who are loaded with aging veterans. The game to watch will be this Saturday when the Spurs play an unimportant game against Charlotte. With a day off before and after this game, Popovich can sit his stars and give them three consecutive days off. The Spurs will be a fade in the game against the Bobcats.
The Spurs are not the only team that will rest its players. The Miami Heat have been known to play lackluster in the regular season giving their star players, most notably Dwyane Wade, some rest as he has come off the bench in several games. After a big game against the LA Clippers look for the Heat to put it neutral when they play the lowly Utah Jazz this weekend. The Jazz will be big double digit home dogs and are worth a watch this weekend as a possible play.
Finally, the Lakers cannot afford to rest players as they only had four players that could play against the Cleveland Cavaliers. This sets up for a bad spot on Sunday against the Chicago Bulls as the Lakers will not be ready to go and should be a fade. Watching teams closely during the regular season and uncovering who will rest before the line moves will equate to big profits when betting on basketball!
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