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…

How Does an Injured NBA Superstar Affect the Betting Value?

Tonight in Los Angeles, the Western Conference’s top two teams will square off as the Clippers host the Oklahoma City Thunder. In what could easily be a preview of the conference championship, LA’s “other” team opened as a 2-point home favorite and, according to our NBA betting trends, are currently receiving just 31% of spread bets….

Are NBA Teams Undervalued After a Loss?

We are now almost a month into the 2012-13 NBA season, and already there have been a surplus of fascinating story lines. After a shockingly slow start, the revamped Lakers fired head coach Mike Brown after just five games and tabbed former Knicks and Suns front man Mike D’Antoni as their new coach. The Wizards…

2012-13 NBA and Betting Against the Public

With the 2012-13 NBA season underway, we decided to fire up our Bet Labs software and update our analysis on the optimum levels for Betting Against the Public in the NBA. Bet Labs’ archived NBA data includes closing lines from Pinnacle and NBA Betting Trends since the start of the 2006 season. As noted in previous articles, a betting system using NBA…

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…