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NBA Hot and Cold Teams on Board for This Week

NBA Hot and Cold Teams Week of January 24-30, 2022.

During their dynasty run a few years ago, the Warriors had an interesting trait.  Golden State was one of the worst values on the board for NBA betting.  How is that possible?  It was the same reason that the Los Angeles Lakers were such terrible values on the board too.  When the casual element of gambling floods the betting window with action on power teams, their prices go up as the value goes down.  Especially when the best teams play at home.  Now that Golden State is good again, they have lost much of their early value for 2021-22.

NBA Hot and Cold Teams

Date: Week of January 24-30, 2022
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NBA Hottest Teams This Week

Change of Pace for Indiana

On the whole, Indiana is a great sportsbook example of a weak team that provides good value.  The Pacers are only 17-30 straight up but 23-22-2 against the spread.  Indiana has covered the spread in six of their most recent nine games.  The Pacers rank 18th in the NBA for scoring offense and 17th for points allowed.  Further, the Pacers are getting the cash without their best player.  Forward Domantas Sabonis is out with an ankle injury.  He led the Pacers with 19.0 points and 11.9 rebounds per contest.

At the onset of the week, the Pacers host the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday.  Indiana is at the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday.  And then the Hornets are at the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday.

Miami Turns on the Heat

Despite making the 2020 NBA Finals, the Heat have been out of sight and mind with much of the NBA public.  Miami has been able to retain much of its board value as a result.   The Heat have visited the cashier’s cage in seven of their last nine games.  Now Miami stands at 29-17 straight up and 27-19 against the Betting on NBA odds.  The Heat rank 4th in the NBA for points per game allowed defensively.  Forward Jimmy Butler leads with 21.4 points per game.  And then center Bam Adebayo adds 18.7 points and 10.0 rebounds per contest.

At the beginning of the week, the Heat host the New York Knicks on Wednesday with coverage on ESPN.  Friday night brings a visit from the LA Clippers.  And then on Saturday is a home game against the Toronto Raptors.

Hornets Sting the Sportsbooks

Overall, the Charlotte Hornets are one of the biggest surprises in pro basketball betting.  Charlotte has gotten the money in seven of their last eight games.  The Hornets are 26-20 straight up and 29-17 against the spread.  Accordingly, the Hornets hold the seventh playoff spot in the Eastern Conference standings.  Forward Miles Bridges leads the Hornets with 20.1 points and 7.5 rebounds per game.  Meanwhile, guard LaMelo Ball averages 19.0 points and 7.3 rebounds per contest.

Charlotte is at the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday night.  Following that is a Wednesday game at the Indiana Pacers.  Then the Pacers return home to face the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday.  While on Sunday, the LA Clippers will visit Charlotte.

Coldest Teams This Week

Warriors Not in a Golden State

Although the Warriors are 33-13 straight up and 25-19-2 against the spread, they are rapidly losing basketball betting value.  Late on, Golden State has covered the spread in only three of their most recent ten games.  The Warriors rank 1st in the Association for fewest points per game allowed but are 13th for scoring offense.

Namely, Stephen Curry remains the kingpin of the Warriors.  Curry is averaging 26.3 points and 6.2 assists per game.

Sacramento Not Kings of the Payout Window   

Sacramento consistently remains one of the worst values on the NBA gambling board.  To illuminate, the Kings are 18-20 straight up and 21-27 against the spread.  Late on, Sacramento has covered only four of their most recent ten games.  Four of their last five tilts went over the total.


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