nba Matchups and Betting Trends

NBA Betting Trends - Sunday, January 29

by Vince Akins

ATS Trend of the Day

Matchup: Indiana Pacers vs. Memphis Grizzlies (NBA League Pass, 6:00 p.m. ET)

The Grizzlies are 13-0-1 ATS since May 8, 2021 as a favorite with rest when they scored no more than 103 points last game.

OU Trend of the Day

Matchup: Indiana Pacers vs. Memphis Grizzlies (NBA League Pass, 6:00 p.m. ET)

The Grizzlies are 0-9 OU since May when they allowed greater than 50% shooting last game.

Choice Trend of the Day

Matchup: New Orleans Pelicans vs. Milwaukee Bucks (NBA TV, 8:00 p.m. ET)

The Pelicans are 0-8 ATS since October 28 as a dog of more than 3 points when the total is at least 218.

NBA GAMES & RECORDS

The NBA Matchups are an essential betting tool for the novice or professional, and it has so many features to follow. The NBA regular season spans six months, and it’s rare to see the league take a day off, so analyzing the matchups and betting trends is vital.

The NBA Matchups lists all the NBA in order of Rotation, which is controlled the sportsbooks. Every matchup has a designated Home and Away team, and both are given a rotation number. The games are show the Time as well, which is Eastern Standard Time Zone (ET) on this matchup page.

NBA BETTING TRENDS

As you can see in the chart above, all the NBA Betting Trends from sportsbooks and what users are playing are available.

The Betting Trend Section receives percentages on three categories.

The three NBA betting trends are fairly simple to follow, and they’re more volatile as tip-off approaches.

The Spread percentage is for the point-spread, while the ML is for money-line wagers, and that field usually skews heavily to favorites since not many bettors expect huge upsets, especially when the point-spread is high. The Total is the Over/Under, and the Over is always listed on top of the Under. Most bettors lean to favorites and overs.

Keep in mind that it’s not uncommon to see 100% to 0% listed for a particular matchup, especially after the betting line is just made available. These trends fluctuate based on the action and until the volume rises, that’s a common occurrence.

UNDERSTANDING THE SPREAD

ATS is an abbreviation for Against the Spread, which measures the profitability of an NBA team for bettors. Again, the NBA does offer money-line wagers, but point-spread bets are more popular at the sportsbooks.

Even if a team wins a game, the more important factor is covering the spread, and those that do will have a much better ATS record. Even if a team has a losing overall straight up record, it could be very competitive in games and stay within the oddsmakers’ expectations. That’s where the value is, and a good ATS record on the hardwood usually parallels with a good team on the court.

The NBA Matchups section shows the Line, both the Open and Current numbers by the oddsmakers. For more informed bettors who like extra action, the matchups page shows both 1st Half and 2nd Half betting odds as well. Those wagers are based on the first 24 minutes of the NBA game or the final two quarters minutes plus any additional overtime.

NBA MATCHUP HISTORY

What’s great about the Matchups is that VegasInsider.com shows all the data from previous games throughout the preseason, regular season and playoffs. Plus, the NBA Matchups show history on ATS results.

Along with the ATS history on the NBA Matchups, you can also view Line Movements and Betting Trends for each game. Plus, you can get a quick Recap as well.

While those NBA History features may cater to more day-to-day bettors, they can certainly help other individuals looking to becoming a better bettor. If you are in a state where sports betting is legal, please check out our online sportsbook directory to find the best and most secure places to make online sports bets.