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New York has been able to carve out an early one-game lead over the Nets in the Atlantic Division with a 9-3 start both straight-up and against the spread. The Knicks are coming off a 121-100 rout of Detroit as an 11-point home favorite this past Sunday night to remain a perfect 5-0 SU at home, but they are just 4-3 SU on the road. The total has gone OVER in five of their last seven games.
The Clippers have become the toast of the town in LA with eight straight-up victories in their first 10 games. They have also become one of the favorites of the betting public with a profitable 8-2 start against the spread. Los Angeles’ 92-87 win over San Antonio this past Monday night as a 4.5-point road underdog extended its current winning streak to six games and raised its road record this season to 3-0 both SU and ATS. The total has stayed UNDER in five of its last six games.
Orlando has stumbled out of the gate to a 3-6 straight-up start that includes a 97-86 loss to Toronto this past Sunday as a four-point road underdog. The Magic are 4-4-1 against the spread and the total has stayed UNDER in four of their last six games. They are 1-4 SU (2-2-1 ATS) in their first five games on the road.
With Dwight Howard now on the West Coast with the Lakers, Orlando has suddenly become very average.
Boston is coming off a 98-93 victory over Utah on Wednesday night as a five-point home favorite to improve to 5-3 straight-up on the year. The game ended as a PUSH on both the spread and the total line so the Celtics are now 2-5-1 against the spread with the total going 4-3-1 in their first eight games.
The Celtics have won their last three games but fatigue could be a factor in this matchup as they will have to go on the road to play their third game in the last four nights.
Memphis is off to a hot start with five straight-up victories in its first six games and a 5-1 record as well against the spread. The total has gone an even 3-3 but it has stayed UNDER in the last three games. The Grizzlies are coming off a huge 104-86 rout of Miami this past Sunday as 1.5-point home underdogs and should be well rested for Wednesday night’s game with three day’s rest.
The new season has been a mixed bag for Utah with a 2-3 start both straight-up and against the spread. The total has gone OVER in three of the five games. The Jazz lost three-straight games on the road after a 113-94 opening-day victory over Dallas as 8.5-point home favorites. They returned home this past Wednesday night to beat the Lakers 95-86 as three-point favorites.
Philadelphia opened the season with a solid 84-75 victory over Denver as a 1.5-point home underdog, but was buried twice by New York in a home-and-home series that dropped it to 1-2 both straight-up and against the spread. The total has stayed UNDER in two of the first three games.
The new-look Sixers continue to forge on without their prized offseason acquisition, Andrew Bynum, who remains out of the lineup with a sore knee.
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