|Written by Jerry Santiago|
Bet on the NBABasketball betting odds have been beaten like a drum so far this basketball betting season by the Atlanta Hawks, who covered the spread in 6 out of their first 7 games. Basketball betting odds have also gone well for Atlanta’s Southeast Division rival Miami Heat as they beat the basketball betting board in 5 out of their first 6 games.
It looks as if the Hawks and Heat will be battling the Orlando Magic for the top spot in the Southeast division with the basketball betting odds this season in what looks to be a highly talented group of teams. The Charlotte Bobcats have been another outstanding basketball betting value from the Southeast as they covered 5 out of their first 6 NBA betting matchups.
Atlanta’s success with the basketball betting odds can be attributed in large part to their explosive offense that ranked 4th in the NBA for scoring. Joe Johnson led the attack with the basketball betting odds by averaging 21.3 points per game to start the year.
Miami was something of an opposite story with the basketball betting odds as the Heat ranked 6th in the NBA for team defense. Superstar guard Dwyane Wade supplied the offense for Miami with the basketball betting odds as he was averaging 28 points per game.
Charlotte is a highly defensive oriented team with the basketball betting odds that ranked a horrible 30th in scoring but air tight 3rd in points allowed.
Two of the biggest “name brand” teams in the league have struggled with the basketball betting odds to open the season.
The Cleveland Cavaliers were touted to be one of the leading contenders in the Eastern Conference but were just 4-3 straight up and 3-4 against the spread. Cleveland ranked just 23rd in the league for scoring as LeBron James has had to carry them with 26.3 points per game.
The Los Angeles Lakers were 6-1 straight up but just 2-5 against the spread. The Lakers are consistently one of the biggest overlays in all of sports as they simply attract way too much public money to bring any real value.