NBA Home Teams Becoming a Bad Bet?

Minnesota Timberwolves Andrew Wiggins

Playing at home has always been believed to be a boost for professional sports teams, but does that advantage consistently translate at the betting window? The 2015/16 NBA season has proven to be an example of home squads prevailing straight up but struggling to cover the spread in their own arenas.


Mavericks Aiming for Seven in a Row

The Dallas Mavericks have been on fire lately, winning six games in a row heading into Sunday's clash with the Oklahoma City Thunder in OKC. The Mavs have also been solid at the betting window in the form of five covers during that span.

Shark Bites
  • The Thunder are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games.
  • The OVER is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
  • The Mavericks are 7-15 ATS in their last 22 road games.

Dallas had no issues dispatching the Thunder last season, claiming three out of their four contests with Russell Westbrook and company while averaging 122 points in the victories.

The loss of Kevin Durant has left a glaring hole in the Thunder's lineup. Durant, who's battling hamstring issues, would've especially made a difference in Friday's loss to the New York Knicks. OKC went 3-for-29 from beyond the arc and shot 38 percent from the field overall.

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Islanders Hate Facing the Canadiens

The Montreal Canadiens have won their last five games against the New York Islanders -- a trend that will inspire plenty of confidence in Habs backers when they take on the Isles in La Belle Province Sunday evening.

Shark Bites
  • The Canadiens are 11-2 SU in their last 13 games against the Eastern Conference.
  • The Islanders are 3-7 SU in their last 10 games as underdogs.
  • The Islanders are 1-7 SU in their last eight games against the Eastern Conference.

Bettors backing the favorites in this series have been coming up empty handed as of late. Underdogs have paid out in five out of the last six times the Canadiens and Islanders have collided.

The Canadiens (15-4-1) have looked like one of the best squads in the NHL in the 2015/16 campaign while performing especially well at home. Montreal is 8-2-1 on home ice on the season.

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SNF Betting: Cardinals vs Bengals Odds

Sunday Night Football Cardinals Bengals

The Cincinnati Bengals are undefeated no more thanks to a 10-6 loss to the Houston Texans in Monday Night Football but will be seeking to get back to their winning ways in Week 10 against the Arizona Cardinals. Home field advantage has been crucial in this series, as the visiting side is 1-7 SU and 2-6 ATS in the last eight meetings between the Bengals and Cardinals.

Shark Bites
  • The Bengals are 0-3 SU and ATS in their last three games on the road against the Cardinals.
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of the Cardinals' last 11 games as home favorites in November.
  • The Cardinals are 10-4 SU and ATS in their last 14 games after a win.

The Cards have been a solid bet over the course of the last few seasons, particularly at home. Arizona is 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games at University of Phoenix Stadium.

UNDER bettors have been loving when Cincy hits the road as of late, as eight of Cincinnati’s last 11 road contests have gone below the closing total.

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SuperContest: Romo & Cowboys in Play

Entrants in the Super Contest at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook have a lot of confidence in the return of quarterback Tony Romo in Week 11, as 515 of them (30 percent) picked the Dallas Cowboys (2-7) to defeat the Miami Dolphins (4-5) as a Pick’em on the SuperContest Card.


Super Computer Week 11 Contest Picks

The OddsShark Super Computer is coming off its worst stretch of the season with a miserable 2-8 record in the past two weeks. Calibrations have been done, knobs have been fiddled with and the Super Computer is ready to re-emerge in the OddsShark SuperContest standings.


NFL Week 11 Expert Betting Odds Picks

Each week the Westgate sportsbook in Las Vegas puts out a look-ahead line on NFL games for the following week. The oddsmakers at the Westgate listed Denver as 6.5-point road favorites against Chicago last week.
Lo-and-behold the Bears are favored now. It's a wrong read by the marketplace. Chicago is not better than Denver.
Denver could be looking at a four-game losing skid if it loses this matchup because the following week it meets unbeaten New England. But I don't see the Broncos falling to the Bears.


Nover: Packers Need a Change at Coach

I said it after Green Bay choked away the NFC Championship Game against Seattle: Mike McCarthy should be fired. His game decisions were instrumental in the Packers losing.
The Packers, who have a key matchup on Sunday afternoon when they face the rival Vikings in essentially a pick'em game, have gotten worse this season.


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NFL Week 11 Betting Trends Analysis

It takes a special set of circumstances for the Jacksonville Jaguars to be laying points in a game. The Jaguars need to be home and playing a really bad team.
That's the combination Thursday as the Jaguars are a field goal favorite hosting Tennessee. Before this matchup, the Jaguars had been favored just twice during their last 51 games.



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