|Written by Jerry Santiago|
|Tuesday, 27 January 2009 11:12|
Basketball betting fans may at first write off Indiana but that would be a mistake as the Pacers have had surprising NBA betting value. Value is one of the main keys to success at basketball betting and the Indiana Pacers have been a great study in that regard.
This is a classic NBA betting example of how a team that few people want to bet on can bring better than expected basketball betting value as the oddsmakers will “sweeten the pot” with added value on the board to entice action towards such teams.
From January 7 through January 23 the Pacers went 7-2 against the spread, despite winning just 4 of those games straight up. Indiana has also been a strong NBA betting “over” team this season with a mark of 27-15-1 over the total in all games. The Pacers main basketball betting attribute has been their 4th ranked offense.
Their defense has been their basketball betting downfall as it ranked 28th. Danny Granger has lit up the scoreboard with an average of 26.1 points per game. Indiana was a dangerous dog as proven by their mark of 17-11-1 against the spread.
The Orlando Magic have been one of the top surprises and most reliable teams in basketball betting this season. Orlando had an overall record of 33-10 straight up and 28-14-1 against the NBA betting odds. From January 7 through January 24 the Magic maintained their basketball betting momentum with a record of 7-2 against the spread.
Orlando has been a solid basketball betting home team this year with a mark of 12-8 against the board. The Magic were a profitable 18-13-1 against the spread as a basketball betting chalk.
Dwight Howard has been a dominant presence for Orlando as he led the team in scoring with an average of 20 points per game and also led the team in rebounds with an astounding average of nearly 14 per game.
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