Who Will Be the Lakers Next Head Coach?

On Wednesday April 30th, the Los Angeles Lakers announced that Mike D’Antoni (who first came to notoriety after his face was used on cans of Pringles) had resigned as head coach. After struggling with injuries — specifically a knee injury that limited Kobe Bryant to just six games this season — the Lakers finished the…

Who Will be the Cleveland Cavaliers Next Head Coach?

Despite guiding his team to the 2007 NBA Finals and winning the 2009 NBA Coach of the Year award, Mike Brown has now been fired by the Cleveland Cavaliers for a second time. In just one season back with the team; Brown guided the Cavaliers to a disappointing 33-49 record in a season that was marred…

NBA Playoffs: Game 7 Betting Trends

We’re still in the first round of the NBA playoffs, but already this has been one of the most entertaining postseasons in years. There were four overtime games in the Grizzlies/Thunder series, the Mavs are looking to become just the sixth 8-seed to upset the 1-seed, and the Clippers have dealt with the distraction of…

2014 NBA Playoffs: Are Low-Scoring Home Favorites Undervalued?

During the NBA regular season, we’ve noticed that visitors and underdogs have been historically undervalued. Although neither criterion covers the spread at the 52.38% rate needed to overcome the standard 20-cent juice, there has clearly been a bias towards underdogs (5,722-5,678 ATS, 50.2%) and visitors (5,834-5,580 ATS, 51.1%) since 2005. However, the script gets flipped…

2014 NBA Playoffs: Updated Zig Zag Theory System

The NBA playoffs are one of the most exciting times on the sports calendar. After 82-games of inconsistent and often times lackadaisical defense, teams ramp up their effort as they begin their quest for the Larry O’Brien Trophy. In fact, an entirely different style of basketball is played during the NBA postseason, and this offers…