NBA Marketwatch Edition 2 2010-11

Sports Marketwatch
NBA Edition
12/28/2010 5:00 PM EST
By The Team at

Welcome to the NBA edition of Sports Marketwatch, where the Team at Sports Insights gives sports fans an unprecedented glimpse into the NBA point-spread marketplace. If you ever wanted to know what was really happening on the sportsbook side, you now have an all-access pass with Sports Marketwatch.

The staff at analyzes the marketplace to identify which games the public is chasing and which ones the sharps are pounding. Let’s take a look at what’s in store for tonight’s NBA games.

Sports Marketplace – NBA Edition

Recapping Last Week

Marketwatch grabbed a victory in our first game of the season when Philadelphia, getting 9.5 points, kept it close against Boston, losing by four.

2010-11 NBA Games to Watch: 1-0 (100%)*

Cleveland Cavaliers +8 over Orlando Magic

After a roster shakeup, Orlando has rattled off three straight victories, including impressive wins against San Antonio and Boston.

Cleveland is heading in the opposite direction, with just one victory in the month of December.

Orlando opened as a 7.5-point favorite at CRIS and is currently receiving 89% of spread bets and 90% of moneyline wagers. Even though the public is pounding the Magic, the line has dropped to -7 at CRIS. Thisreverse-line movement has triggered a Smart Money Play at Olympic (+6.68 units) and a Steam Move at 5Dimes (+16 units) on the Cavs.

The extremely lopsided betting also makes this game a prime candidate for one of the day’s NBA Square Plays, which are currently 36-20 (+13.1 units) on the season.

At the time of publication, a couple of sportsbooks are offering a full 8 points, so do some line shopping and grab the best number possible.

Cleveland Cavaliers +8

Games to Watch: 1-0
Cleveland Cavaliers +8

It should be an exciting night in the sports marketplace. Keep Sports Marketwatch picks handy and your browser pointed to for the latest real-time updates, using our exclusive Sports Investing tools.  We’ll be back next week with another edition of  Sports Marketwatch – NBA Edition.

Enjoy the games!

The Team at