Do NBA Teams Clamp Down Defensively in Playoff Game 7’s?

The San Antonio Spurs were just seconds away from winning their fifth championship in franchise history before an improbable series of events helped the Miami Heat force overtime and eventually a decisive Game 7. With anticipation reaching a fever pitch for this winner-take-all showdown, oddsmakers have listed the Heat as 5.5-point favorites with a total…

NBA Finals Betting Trends: Tracking Smart Money on the Under

The NBA finals will tip-off tomorrow night with the defending champion Miami Heat hosting the perennially under-appreciated San Antonio Spurs. The Heat, who made head waves this season by challenging the 1971-72 Lakers’ epic 33-game winning streak, are currently listed as -220 favorites for the series and 5.5-point favorites in NBA Finals betting for Game…

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…