We have reached the halfway point of the NBA season. In case you missed it, here is a recap of all the betting action.

Mid-season Trends

  • Favorites: 304-298 (50.5%) ATS
  • Home teams: 312-287 (52.1%) ATS
  • Overs: 314-291 (51.9%)
  • Teams with winning records: 256-265 (49.1%) ATS
  • Betting against the public (<50% of the tickets): 296-313 (48.6%) ATS

Biggest Money-line Upsets

  • Grizzlies +1051 at Warriors (1/6/17)
  • Grizzlies +916 at Clippers (11/16/16)
  • Magic +798 at Spurs (11/29/16)
  • Lakers +767 at Hawks (11/2/16)
  • Suns +736 vs. Spurs (1/14/17)
  • Grizzlies +736 vs. Warriors (12/10/16)

Most Profitable Teams

Memphis owns three of the biggest money-line upsets in the NBA this season but the Grizzlies aren’t the most profitable team. The Raptors have a stellar 25-14 ATS the spread record.

The Sixers are talking playoffs but just as impressive, the team is on pace for their first profitable season since 2011.
NBA MVP Race

It is a two horse race to be crowned league MVP. James Harden is the favorite after opening the season at 14/1 odds. Harden has led the Rockets to a 32-11 record, good for the third seed in the West. His main competition is from Russell Westbrook who is trying to become the first player since Oscar Robertson to average a triple-double.

NBA Rookie of the Year Odds

Ben Simmons was the favorite entering the season but a foot injury has prevented the No. 1 overall pick from playing. However, fellow Sixer Joel Embiid picked up the slack and is now a considerable favorite to win the award (-750, opened +1200).