2/17/2010 5:00 PM EST
By The Team at SportsInsights.com
Welcome to the NBA edition of Sports Marketwatch, wherethe Team at SportsInsights gives sports fans an unprecedented glimpse into the NBApoint-spread marketplace. If you ever wanted to know what was really happeningon the sportsbook side, you now have an all-access pass with Sports Marketwatch!Initially, the NBA Edition of Sports Marketwatch will be a weekly columnpublished on Wednesdays, normally around 5PM, Eastern Time.
The staff at SportsInsights.com analyzes the marketplace, and especially thesports betting industry’s largest and most reputable sportsbooks, to identifywhich games the public is chasing and which ones the Sharps are pounding. Let’stake a look at what’s in store for tonight’s NBA games.
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Marketwatch caught an unlucky break before the games even started lastWednesday, as Atlanta’s star sub Jamal Crawford was a late scratch due to ashoulder injury. They were already missing big man Zaza Pachulia and simplydidn’t have enough firepower against the Heat. Ultimately they lost 94-76,missing the cover by a whopping 25 points. Our other featured game went alittle better, as both point guards that Portland employed last week (AndreMiller and Steve Blake) went for 20 points and held every Sun but Amar’e under20. Against Phoenix, that is a recipe for success, and the Blazers won as a bigdog on the road, 108-101.
2009-10 NBA Games to Watch: 14-15,48.3%*
New York Knicks -2 over Chicago Bulls
New York Knicks -2
Games to Watch: 14-15 = 48.3%
New York -2
It should be an exciting night in the sports marketplace. Keep SportsMarketwatch picks handy and your browser pointed to SportsInsights.comfor thelatest real-time updates, using our exclusive Sports Investing tools.We’ll be back next Wednesday with the new edition of the SportsMarketwatch –NBA Edition.
Enjoy the games!
The Team at SportsInsights.com