NBA: Top Weekend Trends (Good for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday)

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NBA: Top Weekend Trends (Good for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday)


The last full weekend of NBA action is ready to unfold with still much to be decided before the post-season opens next weekend. Many of the games on tap will have direct bearing on playoff positioning. With so much on the line, be sure to stay tuned to the Betting Trends and Team Statistics pages for the latest info. One particular trend backing Utah on Saturday has had a 88% ATS success rate. Read on.

For now though, here's a quick look at the key games along with the Top Trends available for Friday, Saturday & Sunday.

In the East, the playoff picture is a lot more clear than it is out West, as only the official sorting of the #5, #6, and #7 seeds remains to be done. However, in the West, who goes where and who hosts series is nothing short of a jumbled mess. What happens this weekend in several key games could go a long way in clearing up the picture. On Friday, two key games will be on tap, first Houston hosting Phoenix, then the Lakers welcoming the Hornets to town. Those are four of the six teams that still held out hope for home court advantage in the first round, so none of them can afford a loss at anytime, especially to another contender. The Rockets have played just 5 & 5 basketball as of presstime since their incredible 22-game winning streak and will try to avoid falling to 5 & 21 ATS against the Pacific Division. The Lakers meanwhile, will put to the test a 0 & 7 ATS trend in their last seven season second half games against teams with a winning record. The winner of the Los Angeles-New Orleans game could hold the key to the West's top seed for the playoffs. Sunday offers up a stellar doubleheader on ABC to wrap up the weekend. First, it's Toronto visiting Detroit in a like first round playoff preview. The Pistons will want to take care of business at home though, not giving the Raptors any reason to think they could win a 7-game series between the teams. In the late game, it's San Antonio visiting Kobe & the Lakers. Should Los Angeles sweep the two huge games at home on Friday and Sunday, it will establish itself as the team to beat in the West, and will probably earn home court advantage throughout. It certainly won't be easy though, as the Lakers had lost five straight games against the pointspread heading into the week. With the intensity of the NBA playoffs just around the corner, be sure to tune up with the remaining regular season. will of course have everything you need to make your basketball betting experience worthwhile!

Now, here are some top StatFox Power Trends to consider for Friday, Saturday and Sunday…

Friday, (711) MILWAUKEE vs. (712) BOSTON
BOSTON is 19-5 ATS (+13.5 Units) versus teams who average 7 or less steals/game on the season this season.
The average score was BOSTON 102.4, OPPONENT 90.9 - (Rating = 3*)

Friday, (723) NEW ORLEANS vs. (724) LA LAKERS
LA LAKERS are 2-15 ATS (-14.5 Units) at home vs. good offensive teams (99+ PPG) in 2nd half of the L2 seasons.
The average score was LA LAKERS 105.9, OPPONENT 107.3 - (Rating = 3*)

Friday, (715) WASHINGTON vs. (716) DETROIT
WASHINGTON is 21-8 ATS (+12.2 Units) as a road underdog this season.
The average score was WASHINGTON 97.7, OPPONENT 102.2 - (Rating = 2*)

Friday, (707) CLEVELAND vs. (708) CHICAGO
CLEVELAND is 16-5 OVER (+10.5 Units) in road games against teams with a losing record this season.
The average score was CLEVELAND 100.8, OPPONENT 102 - (Rating = 2*)

Saturday, (509) NEW JERSEY vs. (510) MILWAUKEE
MILWAUKEE is 3-16 ATS (-14.6 Units) vs. marginal losing teams (Win Pct. 40%-49%) in 2nd half of L2 seasons.
The average score was MILWAUKEE 98.2, OPPONENT 107.7 - (Rating = 3*)

Saturday, (511) DENVER vs. (512) UTAH
UTAH is 14-2 ATS (+11.8 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record - 2nd half of the season.
The average score was UTAH 108.2, OPPONENT 96.6 - (Rating = 3*)

Saturday, (515) DALLAS vs. (516) PORTLAND
PORTLAND is 29-13 UNDER (+14.7 Units) revenging a loss vs opponent this season.
The average score was PORTLAND 93.8, OPPONENT 95.7 - (Rating = 2*)

Sunday, (703) SAN ANTONIO vs. (704) LA LAKERS
LA LAKERS are 7-24 ATS (-19.4 Units) in home games second half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
The average score was LA LAKERS 108.6, OPPONENT 104.8 - (Rating = 3*)

Sunday, (709) HOUSTON vs. (710) DENVER
HOUSTON is 23-9 ATS (+13.1 Units) in road games vs good foul drawing teams (>=27 FT atts/g) over L2 seasons.
The average score was HOUSTON 96.1, OPPONENT 91.7 - (Rating = 2*)

Sunday, (703) SAN ANTONIO vs. (704) LA LAKERS
SAN ANTONIO is 16-3 UNDER (+12.7 Units) in L19 road games vs good teams outscoring opponents by 3+ PPG.
The average score was SAN ANTONIO 87.2, OPPONENT 89.7 - (Rating = 3*)

Sunday, (705) TORONTO vs. (706) DETROIT
TORONTO is 24-9 UNDER (+14.1 Units) against Central division opponents over the last 2 seasons.
The average score was TORONTO 95.6, OPPONENT 94.3 - (Rating = 2*)

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