1/19/2011 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
Marketwatch highlighted the Bucks getting four points at home against the Spurs, but Milwaukee was unable to cover the spread as San Antonio won by 7.
2010-11 NBA Games to Watch: 1-3 (25%)*
Sacramento Kings (+2.5) over Portland Trail Blazers
The Sacramento Kings have had a rough season thus far, compiling a 9-30 record. They are coming off of a six-game East Coast road trip where they only managed to grab one win.
Meanwhile, the Portland Trail Blazers have a 22-20 record including winning six of their last ten games. They have had most of their success at home (14-5) while struggling on the road (8-15). This will also be Portland’s first game without veteran center Marcus Camby after he suffered a knee injury in their last game.
Portland opened as a 2-point favorite at CRIS, Pinnacle, and BetUS, and now all three books have dropped the line half a point to -1.5. The line has moved towards Sacramento despite the Kings receiving 1 out of every 5 bets against the spread. This reverse-line movement is an indicator of sharp money and we have also tracked a 5Dimes Smart Money Play (71-59 +5.61 units won) and two Steam Moves on the Kings.
We will take the Kings, the points, and the home-court advantage for tonight’s game.
Sacramento Kings (Bet at WSEX +2.5)
Games to Watch: 1-3
Sacramento Kings +2.5
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