With the series hitting half way points, which teams have been cashing in – and burning bettors – when it comes to the NBA betting lines.
The action is hot and heavy on the hardwood for the opening round of the NBA Playoff teams. With many series hitting their midway points, we look at which groups have actually been moneying in and burning bettors, when it comes to the NBA betting lines.
The Brooklyn Nets might be down 0-2 to the Atlanta Hawks, however they've put an excellent scare into the No. 1 seed in the East and have actually managed to cover the spread in the first two NBA playoff games of this series. Now, with the series swinging to Brooklyn, the Nets ought to hold that advantage as they attempt to prevent a series sweep. Brooklyn won 13 of its last 19 games down the stretch, with eight of those success being made in the Barclays Center.
The Golden State Warriors are stuck in a nasty ATS funk, having failed to cover in their first two NBA playoff games against the New Orleans Pelicans– both as double-digit favorites– and taking a five-game ATS slide into Game 3 in New Orleans Thursday. The Warriors lost 103-100 on the roadway to the Pelicans as 4.5-point chalk on April 7 and are really just 1-4 ATS in their previous five games with New Orleans.
The Toronto Raptors are on their heels in Round 1, losing both hme games to the Washington Wizards including a 117-106 loss in Game two which played Over the 193.5-point total. Toronto's defensive inabilities are being exposed by Washington's talented backcourt. The Raptors were the 2nd finest Over play in the NBA this period at 45-37 Over/Under and reviewed the 203.5-point total with a 120-116 OT win in Washington on Jan. 31.
The New Orleans Pelicans haven't just been a solid ATS wager in the postseason but they're also moneying in for Under backers in their opening round series with Golden State. The Pelicans have actually had the ability to slow the pace of this series, pushing with the 205-point total in Game 1 and remaining Under the 206.5-point number in Game two. New Orleans plays one of the slowest rates in the NBA and has gone Under in five of its last seven home stands.