It has been another busy week in the NBA. In case you missed it, here is a recap of all the betting action.

Betting Trends (12/1 to 12/7)

  • Underdogs went 30-23 (56.6%) ATS
  • Road teams went 33-20 (62.3%) ATS
  • Overs went 32-23 (58.1%)
  • Teams with winning records went 29-24 (54.7%) ATS
  • Betting against the public (<50% of tickets): 26-28 (48.1%) ATS

Biggest Money-line Upsets

Rockets (+575) at Warriors

James Harden scored his fourth triple-double of the season finishing with 29 points, 15 rebounds and 13 assists as the Rockets beat the Warriors 132-127 in double overtime. Houston’s win snapped Golden State’s 12-game winning streak. The Rockets were double-digit road underdogs.

Pacers (+562) at Clippers

Paul George returned after missing four of the Pacers previous five games. Indiana rallied from down 15 points to upset the Clippers and sweep the season series for the first time since 2013-14.

Magic (+277) at Pistons 

Orlando allowed 27 points in the game’s first 9:30 but then the defense stepped up. Serge Ibaka had four blocks and scored 21 points, Nikola Vucevic added 16 points and eight rounds. The Magic beat Detroit 98-92 as 7.5 point underdogs.

Klay Goes for 60

Klay Thompson scored 60 points, a new career-high, as the Warriors beat the Pacers 142-106. Thompson became the first player in the shot-clock era to score 60 points in fewer than 30 minutes. Because of the blowout, Klay didn’t play in the fourth.

I Heart Doris Burke

Drake has a crush on Doris Burke.

She claims to know nothing about his advances. Love works in mysterious ways.

Water-Bottle Challenge

How do you kill time during a blowout? If you are LeBron, you play the water-bottle challenge. The King resorted to games during the Cavs 126-94 win over the Knicks on Wednesday.

Trend Highlight: Back-to-Back, Home after Away

Bet against teams on the second night of a back-to-back with a flight home in between. Why does this work? Teams on the second night of a back-to-back will naturally be tired. The flight home indicates the squad was previously on a road trip, which tends to lead to a letdown in the first game back in friendly confines.

This Pro System “Back-to-Back, Home after Away” is 620-512 (55%) ATS.

A game that matched this system in the last week was Memphis at New Orleans. Marc Gasol scored the second triple-double in his career and the Grizzlies beat the Pelicans in double overtime.

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