4/6/2011 5:00 PM EST
By The Team at SportsInsights.com
Welcome to the NBA edition of Sports Marketwatch, where the Team at Sports Insights gives sports fans an unprecedented glimpse into the NBA point-spread marketplace. If you ever wanted to know what was really happening on the sportsbook side, you now have an all-access pass with Sports Marketwatch.
The staff at SportsInsights.com analyzes the marketplace to identify which games the public is chasing and which ones the sharps are pounding. Let’s take a look at what’s in store for tonight’s NBA games.
Sports Marketplace – NBA Edition
Recapping Last Week
Our last edition of NBA Marketwatch took a rare favorite, with the Grizzlies laying eight points against the Jazz. Memphis jumped out to an early lead and never looked back, scoring a 103-85 victory.
2010-11 NBA Games to Watch: 7-7 (50%)*
Golden State Warriors +6 over Los Angeles Lakers
After winning nine-straight games, the Lakers have lost their last two and currently sit 3.5 games behind the Spurs for first place in the Western Conference.
With four games remaining on their schedule, the Warriors have already been eliminated from playoff contention and now look to build momentum as they look towards the 2011-12 season. Although they currently sit 10 games under .500, Golden State has been very solid at home, posting a 24-14 record this year.
Los Angeles opened as a 7.5-point favorite at Pinnacle and is currently receiving 76% of spread bets and 73% of moneyline wagers. Despite the heavy public pounding, the line has dropped two full points to -5.5 at many of themarket-setting sportsbooks tracked by Sports Insights, suggesting sharp money is taking the home underdogs.
Sports Insights’ Betting Systems agree, triggering Steam Moves at 5Dimes (+9.02 units) and Pinnacle (+16.02 units) on the Warriors, convincing us to fade the significant public favorite and take Golden State and the points.
Golden State +6
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Games to Watch: 7-7
Golden State Warriors +6
It should be an exciting night in the sports marketplace. Keep Sports Marketwatch picks handy and your browser pointed to SportsInsights.com for the latest real-time updates, using our exclusive Sports Investing tools. We’ll be back next week with another edition of Sports Marketwatch – NBA Edition.
Enjoy the games!
The Team at SportsInsights.com