With just over two months into the season, most of the time there hasn’t been much fluctuation in betting, making for positive trends. For instance, the Warriors and Spurs were expected to be the top teams, and they are, with the best teams from the East being Cleveland, which it was also expected. There are no big surprises happening currently, making for a solid trend that has been giving fans a high win percent.
L.A. Clippers On The Spread
The Clippers have not performed very well during these past two months, and during their Christmas game against the Lakers, Blake Griffin tore his left quadriceps tendon. At this time, they were 17-13 SU and 10-16-4 ATS, of which they failed to cover the spread by an average of 2.6 PPG. However, without Griffin, they have gone 5-0 SU and ATS, covering the spread by an average of 9.9 PPG.
This doesn’t mean the Clippers are once again a powerhouse, but seeing as how they will still have a relaxed schedule against losing record teams, they may have good chances of continuing this trend ATS.
Cleveland Cavaliers Under Total
With the return of Kyrie Irving, the Cavs have gone Under the total in seven consecutive games. It isn’t because they are not scoring, but because their defense has held their opponents to 89.57 PPG, while they were only holding them to 96.0 PPG before Irving returned. As they have one home game, and then go on the Road for another three, they have good odds of going Under the total for these as well.
Stephen Curry Injury Watch
Curry has missed two full games and part of a third as he deals with a bruised lower leg. His status is day-to-day, so it is still unclear if he will be play against Charlotte or the Lakers at the start of the week. If Curry is benched, it may be a good time to bet against the Warriors.