2016 NBA Playoff Series Odds

The NBA playoffs are underway and we’ll be tracking how the series prices fluctuate from game to game. The table below compares the opening series odds from 5Dimes and Bovada: It’s interesting to see that 5Dimes is offering better odds on every underdog with the exception of Charlotte (+130 vs. +140). Bovada is a very square sportsbook and they…

Why Should NBA Bettors Take Large Contrarian Favorites?

When we discuss NBA contrarian betting, we include many strategies that can be used to extract value. Betting against the public is one of our cornerstone philosophies, but there are many ways that bettors can exploit public perception by buying on bad news. We often recommend picking teams on losing streaks, fading winning streaks, and taking the…

2015-16 NBA Championship Futures

The 2015-16 NBA season gets underway with a slate of three games tonight and another 14 games on Wednesday. Throughout the offseason, we highlighted a number of interesting betting opportunities including Win Totals, Divisional Odds, MVP Odds, Defensive Player of the Year Odds and Rookie of the Year odds. Before the season officially tips off,…

2016 NBA Playoffs: Zig-Zag Theory Betting System

The NBA Zig-Zag Theory is one of the most well-known sports betting systems, and the concept is quite simple — take whichever team lost their previous game during the NBA Playoffs. The logic behind this system is that teams will fight ever harder to make up for lost ground following a loss as they attempt to stave…

Will the Golden State Warriors Make History Tonight?

On the final day of the regular season, the defending champion Golden State Warriors (72-9) are just one win away from surpassing the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls for the best season in league history. Based on the early odds and line movement, it seems safe to assume that the Warriors will make history this evening. Yesterday…

2016 NBA Playoffs: Most Profitable Referees

Almost a decade ago, former NBA referee Tim Donaghy pleaded guilty to betting on games in which he officiated. According to reports, Donaghy had been betting on games for two seasons and had ties to organized crime. Although former commissioner David Stern insisted that Donaghy was a “rogue official,” this scandal certainly impacted the public’s…