|Written by Jerry Santiago|
|Saturday, 21 February 2009 07:11|
Basketball bets have been up and down on both teams as neither has produced consistent basketball betting profits, although Philly is improving. Last summer, the Philadelphia 76ers were touted as one of the potentially best teams to make basketball bets with this season.
The Sixers acquired Elton Brand from the Clippers and that got the attention of the entire basketball betting community. Brand’s arrival, however, did not mean easy wins with basketball bets for Philadelphia backers. Instead the Sixers looked and played like a team that was going to miss the post season.
Then, incredibly enough, the Sixers lost Brand for the season due to injury and began to play their best basketball of the season. They began to cover their basketball bets and climb into playoff contention. The Sixers improved to 27-24 straight up and 25-24-2 on their basketball bets.
The Sixers have maintained their form as lost just 2 basketball bets in their final 8 games before the all star break. The major basketball betting reason for Philadelphia’s success has been their 9th ranked defense.
Their offense ranked just 23rd. Andre Iguodala has helped Philadelphia with their basketball bets performance as he led the team in scoring with an average of 17.8 points per game, which is indicative of the Sixers weak offense as that is not a great average.
The Miami Heat had an overall record of 28-24 straight up and 24-26-2 on their basketball bets. The Heat won just 11 out of 26 basketball bets at home and lost 3 of their last 4 basketball bets before the all star break.Dwyane Wade has been the rock on which the Heat relies upon as he led the team in scoring with an average of 28.3 points per game. Wade also led in assists with an average of 7.0 per game. Shawn Marion was Miami’s leading rebounder with an average of 8.7 per game. Miami ranked 24th overall on offense but a solid 11th on defense.
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