There are specific trends that look only at NBA finals betting while others will look at the two teams. For now let’s consider trends that only apply to NBA finals betting.
NBA finals betting will match up the best team in the Western Conference with the best team in the Eastern Conference. Rarely do the two top teams from each conference meet in NBA finals betting so you will have a team that is a one seed taking on a two or three seed or something similar. How do the higher seeds do in NBA finals betting? In the last 10 years the NBA finals betting trends show that the seed haven’t meant much with the lower seeded teams winning three of the six times while four times the two teams had identical seeds. The better teams actually have a losing record against the spread in NBA finals betting in the past 10 years. They are 13-16-2.
NBA finals betting trends show that the home team has surprisingly not been a good bet. They are 37-51-2 in the last eight years which means road teams are covering almost 58% of the time. What about the total as you bet on the NBA finals? The under has been the way to go hitting 58% of the time when you bet on the NBA finals over the past eight years. Since we know that road teams are a good bet we might want to examine that NBA finals betting trend further. We find that road favorites in NBA finals betting are a sparkling 10-4 ATS in the past eight seasons.
If you are looking at the bounce back in NBA finals betting you should know that home teams that lost straight up are only 3-6 ATS if their next game is also at home.
An interesting trend to consider as you bet on the NBA finals regards the total. If you see a low total (190 points or less) you should jump all over the underdog. In those situations the underdog is 16-9 against the spread in the last 25 instances where the total was 190 or less.