2015 NBA All-Star Weekend Betting

The NBA All-Star weekend begins this Friday night in New York City with the All-Star Celebrity game and the Rising Stars Challenge (formerly the Rookie/Sophomore game). However, most fans won’t start tuning in until the following day when All-Star Saturday night kicks off with the Shooting Stars Challenge, Skills Challenge, Three-Point Contest and the Slam Dunk Competition….

NBA Trends: Fading Tired Home Teams

One of the more common betting strategies discussed by NBA bettors involves the role of fatigue — specifically the impact of playing in back-to-back games. Many bettors believe that oddsmakers overvalue the significance of playing on consecutive nights, while others claim that back-to-back games are only detrimental to a team if they’re playing on the…

2014-15 NBA Futures

Before the San Antonio Spurs easily dispatched the Miami Heat in five games to win the 2014-14 NBA title, LVH released their NBA Futures for the 2014-15 season with the Miami Heat (+200), Oklahoma City Thunder (+500), San Antonio Spurs (+600) and Los Angeles Clippers (+800) listed as the top contenders. Things have changed drastically…

2014-15 NBA Divisional Odds

BWin was one of the first major offshore sportsbooks to have posted Divisional Odds in addition to NBA Futures and Rookie of the Year odds. Early in the year we also highlighted the 2014-15 NBA Win Totals for all 30 NBA teams along with odds for the league’s leading scorer next season. Below examines the NBA Divisional odds at BWin along with the…

NBA on Christmas

Opening presents, drinking egg nog, trying to remember relatives’ names, and the NBA on Christmas day.  All great traditions, but we only track the data for one of them.  Here are the results for every Christmas game going back to 2008: *Team received 70% of bets or more **All line data is Pinnacle’s closing line…

Betting Impact of Rajon Rondo Trade

Yesterday, in the first blockbuster trade of the season, the Boston Celtics traded star point guard Rajon Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks. After years of speculation, the Celtics dealt Rondo along with F/C Dwight Powell to the Mavericks in exchange for F/C Brandan Wright, G/F Jae Crowder, PG Jameer Nelson, a conditional 2015 1st round draft…