NBA Zig-Zag Theory

There is a well-known and simple theory for betting the NBA Playoffs called the zig-zag theory.  The zig-zag theory is simply to take the opposite of what happened in the previous game.  For example, if the favorite covered in Game 1, then the theory would say to take the underdog to cover in Game 2….

Focus on the NBA Finals

This morning, we took an early look at the NBA marketplace — as the NBA Finals gets set to tip-off this evening.  Interestingly, although the Miami Heat is favored in Game 1, the public is leaning towards Dallas.  The betting has evened out a bit, but the bets are still 58% / 42% leaning towards…

NBA Betting Trends – Miami Heat vs. Chicago Bulls

Chicago opened as a 2-point favorite at Pinnacle and the betting trends data suggests the public betting has been very even, with 51% of  spread bets taking the Heat and the points. Sports Insights’ Betting Systems have triggered two Steam Moves, pushing the line up to -3 across the sports marketplace. The following table shows…

NBA Line Moves: Chicago at Miami

Today’s NBA game is one of the biggest games of the season — especially for LeBron James and the heavily-hyped Miami Heat powerhouse.  Some quick notes on the betting action and NBA marketplace for this big game: The line opened with Miami as 5.5 point favorites. Very early betting action pushed the line up to…