Basketball is Back! Analyzing NBA Win Total Projections

The 2012-2013 NBA basketball season tips off tonight with a trio of games, highlighted by the defending champion Heat hosting the Boston Celtics in what could easily be a preview of the Eastern Conference Finals. Although LeBron will get to see his first championship banner hoisted into the rafters this evening, the real intrigue will…

Are Home Teams Undervalued in the Playoffs?

With another thrilling victory for the Celtics last night, the series has been knotted at two games a piece as the action moves back to Miami. The win not only shifts the momentum of the series, but continues a prevalent playoff trend — and no, it’s not just unpredictable officiating. Boston’s victory means that the home team has…

NBA Betting Trends: Chicago Bulls vs. Boston Celtics

The most interesting and perhaps not surprisingly the most heavily bet game of the day pits the Eastern Conference leading Bulls (23-6) against the Boston Celtics (14-12). If recent history is any indicator, this should be a great game. Ever since these two met in the first round of the 2009 playoff’s (which the Celtics…

NBA Betting Trends: Los Angeles Lakers vs. Boston Celtics

The best rivalry in the NBA will be renewed tonight as the Los Angeles Lakers (14-11) travel to Boston to take on the Celtics (14-10). This game is a rematch of both the 2008 and 2010 NBA finals, although neither of these teams look to be title contenders in the early season. Although the Celtics…

NBA Tip-Off Opening Line Report

The NBA officially tips off in less than two weeks, so let’s take a look at the early line moves and betting trends data for the slate of Christmas Day games. Team Betting % Open Current Notes Heat 72% pk -3 Bettors have already forgotten last season with 72% of spread bets taking visiting Miami,…