1/31/2011 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 took a rare favorite last week with the 76ers giving up 4.5 points to the Raptors. Philadelphia was able to cover the spread though with a 107-94 road win.
2010-11 NBA Games to Watch: 2-4 (33%)*
New Jersey Nets (+3.5) over Denver Nuggets
The Nuggets are coming to the end of a 5-game road trip tonight in New Jersey. They are coming off of a tough 11-point loss against the 76ers last night, and back-to-backs are often tough for teams on the road. Despite all of the Carmelo trade rumors, they have managed a decent record of 28-19 this season.
On the other hand, the Nets have not dealt with the trade rumors as well. They continue to struggle, only managing 14 wins this season.
For those of you that read Marketwatch consistently, you know how we love to buy on bad teams, and there is not a better example than the New Jersey Nets tonight. The line opened with the Nuggets as 3-point favorites at most books, and the public has been all over it from the start. The Nuggets are currently getting 88% of the bets for this game, but Sports Insights has tracked a Bet Jamaica Smart Money Play (23-18 +2.93 units won) and a CRIS Steam Move (157-132 +10.87 units won) on the Nets. These moves have kept the line relatively steady even with all the public support of Denver.
Tonight is a good time to bet against the public, and take New Jersey and the points. As always, you can sign up to have all of our Marketwatch articles sent directly to your inbox by signing up here.
New Jersey Nets +3.5 (Bet at SIA +3.5)
Games to Watch: 2-4
New Jersey Nets +3.5
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