The NHL playoffs started just a few days ago — and today, the NBA playoffs get underway. The same goes for the NBA –as what we wrote about for the NHL playoffs: contrarian approaches work even better during the heavily-watched playoff seasons of major sports. There is growing interest as the playoffs begin — which means more casual bets.
Let’s take an early look at today’s games. Note that the first game tips off in the early afternoon, eastern time.
- No surprise, but both Chicago and Miami opened as double-digit favorites, at home (versus Indiana and Philadelphia, respectively).
- In early betting action, the public doesn’t mind giving that many points, with both heavy home favorites gathering more than two-thirds of the bets.
- Our analysts will be studying these games to determine if smart money is on one or both of the big visiting dogs in these games.
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