Basketball betting when it comes to the NBA is about finding value.
You are not going to make money betting the marquee teams night in and night out in NBA basketball betting. If you want to make money in the long run then you have to avoid laying points with public teams like the Lakers, Celtics and Spurs. The public pounds the marquee teams and if you want to make money like a basketball betting pro then you need to avoid public teams.
Basketball betting, especially NBA betting, involves a number of high profile teams. You will find that NBA basketball betting has popular teams. The Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics are two very popular teams. That support also seems to translate farther as sportsbooks around the world also shade the Lakers and Celtics in the basketball betting line. A great example of how poor a value the Lakers were comes from their great championship drive during the 2003-04 season in which they were coming off an NBA title from the previous season. The Lakers in that season won just 40 of 104 times against the spread during the regular and postseason. That shows how bad their basketball betting value really was. The next season was no better as the Lakers covered only 35 of their 82 regular season games. The basketball betting pro knows that straight up results mean nothing. It is the results against the basketball betting pointspread that matter.
NBA basketball betting is really about finding value and that means choosing areas where other gamblers don’t. That means you can’t play teams like the Lakers, Spurs and Celtics very often, especially when they are at home. You can sometimes get value on these teams when they face one another though and in some occasions on the road, but even that is pretty rare in basketball betting.
One area that the basketball betting pro will look at is the ugly dog. You will often find teams like Charlotte, Atlanta, the Knicks and others worth playing when they are getting big numbers on the road or when they are getting decent sized numbers at home in basketball betting. These ugly dogs that don’t win very often can be good ATS plays and the basketball betting pro realizes that fact. Getting 12 or 13 points can be a good value in the NBA because teams are known to let up late in the game with big leads. You always want to consider big dogs in NBA basketball betting.
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