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…

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. San Antonio Spurs

Wednesday’s most anticipated game pits two of the league’s top teams against each other with the San Antonio Spurs (24-10) hosting the Chicago Bulls (28-8). The Bulls are coming off a 99-95 win over New Orleans in which off-season acquisition Richard Hamilton saw his first action since late January. His return gives Chicago a healthy…

NBA Betting Trends: San Antonio Spurs vs. Miami Heat

Tonight’s most exciting matchup pits the  number one seeds from both conferences as the San Antonio Spurs (9-4) travel to South Beach to take on the Heat (8-4). Miami opened as a 6-point favorite at the market-setting Cris sportsbook, according to Sports Insights’ NBA Betting Trends, is currently receiving 59% of spread wagers. With the…