NBA Matchups

NBA Scores & Matchups

NBA scores and matchups can be quite fickle, a feast-or-famine league where teams are either title contenders or loitering in the lottery. Hence, the odds can be somewhat topsy-turvy, so it’s best to always look at the statistics and betting history here. 

It’s a bit tricky to wager on NBA point spreads, regardless of a team’s overall record during the season. Some of the best teams against the spread (ATS) are teams under .500, while some of the ‘spread’ teams or those with a legitimate chance to win the title. 

Additionally, unexpected results can wreak havoc on the moneyline. Large NBA favorites lose sometimes, and blindly betting on every high-number favorite is a difficult path.  

Understand the part of the season as well, as the results may play out much differently at the start or end of the season. 

For example, teams can elect to “rest” their best players or tinker with their usual rotation after they’ve clinched a berth in the playoffs, whereas teams fighting for a postseason spot do not have that luxury. Plus, the pace, defense and style of play change in the playoffs, with consecutive games against the same opponent forcing players and coaches to adjust.

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