NBA betting action is always tough, especially in the middle of the season now that the teams have really settled into their grooves. However, here at BetVega, we have all of the ins and outs as we head towards the midway point of the season for the teams that you should be watching out for and those that you should be avoiding like the plague going forward.
New York Knicks (22-16 SU, 25-12-1 ATS) – The Knicks still have the best ATS record in the land at 25-12-1, and they are really in a position where they might still be able to contend in the Atlantic Division with the Boston Celtics. All it’s going to take is a little more sweet talking to the Denver Nuggets to reel in Carmelo Anthony.
Philadelphia 76ers (15-23 SU, 24-13-1 ATS) – Doug Collins is doing a great job keeping his team competitive, and he knows that, especially in the Eastern Conference, there is no such thing as a team that is totally out of the playoff picture. The Sixers are in games virtually every single night, and they’re still taking advantage of the oddsmakers in a huge way.
Memphis Grizzlies (19-20 SU, 23-15-1 ATS) – The Grizzlies are interesting players right now in the ‘Melo fiasco, as they really could be the key to getting a deal done. The problem with this team this season is that OJ Mayo has fallen out of favor, and he is likely to be dealt soon. Memphis would love to get a key piece to the puzzle back to help it make the playoffs this year, but in the event that that doesn’t happen, NBA betting fans can still rest assured that this team is a real ATS dynamo at eight games over .500.
Cleveland Cavaliers (8-30 SU, 13-24-1 ATS) – It’s really sad when the only thing that Cavs fans can smile at right now is the fact that LeBron James hurt his ankle and that the Miami Heat have lost two games in a row. Aside from that, this team has been the biggest embarrassment in the NBA, especially after getting trounced by 55 by the Lakers at Staples Center.
Sacramento Kings (8-28 SU, 12-23-1 ATS) – It’s darn near impossible to just continually be this bad, right? The Kings just aren’t taking any steps in the right direction, and though they did win a nationally televised battle on the NBA odds against the Denver Nuggets just over a week ago, they don’t have anything else to really be proud of this year.
Phoenix Suns (16-21 SU, 13-22-2 ATS) - If you want to look up the definition of a terrible deal in the dictionary, what the Suns pulled off in December with the Orlando Magic is going to be right there at the forefront. Vince Carter and Marcin Gortat really still look lost running at the frenetic pace of the Suns, and it is only a matter of time before Steve Nash gets fed up and wants out. If he leaves, these guys don’t stand a chance in NBA betting action.