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 moving forward.
New York Knicks (14-9 SU, 15-7-1 ATS) - There isn’t a team in the NBA that has done a better job of covering NBA spreads lately than the Knickerbockers. Head Coach Mike D’Antoni is clearly the frontrunner for Coach of the Year right now, as he has guided this team from the depths of nothingness to a legit contender in the East. New York has gone 11-1 SU in its L/12 and 10-3 ATS in its L/13.
Philadelphia 76ers (7-15 SU, 14-7-1 ATS) - We know that you are scratching your head as to why the 76ers are on the hot list this week. It’s true that they sport one of the worst teams in the game, but they also have one of the top ATS records because of their grit. This is a team that is very, very deep, and with Elton Brand looking like a star again, the Sixers can sneak up on you if you’re not careful.
San Antonio Spurs (18-3 SU, 13-7-1 ATS) – Not only are the Spurs sporting the best overall record in the league, but they have some of the best marks against the NBA odds as well. Tim Duncan and company are well on their way to a dominating season out West in which good things are expected in the playoffs. Gregg Popovich has done a tremendous job in an incredibly difficult division.
Sacramento Kings (5-15 SU, 6-14 ATS) - No one really expected the Kings to be able to get into the playoffs this year, but after drafting DeMarcus Cousins and adding him to the already exciting fold, Sacramento was at least expected to compete. Now, the only thing exciting for NBA betting fans involved with the Kings is the fact that the Maloof brothers are probably spending more time trying to bulk up their casinos.
Denver Nuggets (13-8 SU, 6-13-2 ATS) - Say what you want with Carmelo Anthony. He might not be hurting the efforts of his Nuggets, but he is destroying the bankrolls of NBA bettors. The Nuggs are still one of the better teams out West, but they have a lot of work to do to start covering numbers, especially on the road, where they only have three wins all season long.
Milwaukee Bucks (8-13 SU, 6-13-2 ATS) – Last year, the Bucks went on a great tear down the stretch and made it into the playoffs. This year, they are just floundering terribly. Though they would still be competing for a postseason bid, they have an atrocious mark for NBA betting fans, and if Scott Skiles doesn’t get his act together, he might be in some real trouble.