The first full slate of the NBA is here, and while I do not know much about the NBA in comparison to my knowledge of the NFL and College Football, I do one thing... statistics and Vegas.
We are playing the numbers and the odds for these games.
BOS @ NYK
Line opened at 230.5 for the Over/Under. Last night it was at 255.5. The percentage of bets were pretty close to 50/50 on betting the over vs. the under, but last night almost 90% of the money bet was on the under.
PICK: Under 225.5
Since then, the line has dropped to 223. I wouldn't reach too far for the line.
HOU @ ORL
Sharp money has come in on the Magic since last night, and even then almost 90% of the money is on the Magic to cover. Line has moved between 3.5 and 4.5.
PICK: Orlando -4
DET @ MIA
55% of the bets are on the Pistons to cover anywhere from 8.4 to 9.5. 75% of the money is on the Pistons to cover.
PICK: Pistons +9