2017 NBA Playoffs

2017 NBA Finals Game 1 Preview

by John Ewing • May 31, 2017

LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are looking to repeat, while the Golden State Warriors are trying to win a second title in three years. Game 1 of the NBA Finals tips Thursday, here is everything you need to know. Opening Line Golden State -7 Total: 225 Line Movement At the time of publication, per […]


2017 NBA Playoffs Game 7 Betting Trends

by John Ewing • May 15, 2017

Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals between the Boston Celtics and Washington Wizards tips tonight. The Wizards have the momentum after forcing the winner-take-all showdown with a late three pointer in Game 6 but the Celtics have home court advantage. Which team is the better bet? Here are betting trends for Game 7 of […]


Double-digit favorites perform better in the NBA Playoffs

by John Ewing • April 25, 2017

The San Antonio Spurs will host the Memphis Grizzlies in a pivotal Game 5 matchup tonight. With the series tied 2-2 the winner will become the favorite to advance to the next round. The Spurs, at the time of this publication, are ten point favorites. Should you bet on San Antonio or Memphis? As it […]


Does extra rest help in the NBA Playoffs?

by John Ewing • April 24, 2017

LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers swept the Indiana Pacers to advance to the second round of the playoffs. The Cavs will enjoy a few extra days off before the start of the conference semifinals. Does extra rest help in the NBA Playoffs? Cleveland’s next opponent will be the winner of the Milwaukee-Toronto series, which […]


How do teams perform after blowouts in the NBA Playoffs?

by John Ewing • April 19, 2017

In Game 1 of their First Round series the Houston Rockets routed the Oklahoma City Thunder 118-87. The best-of-seven Western Conference series continues tonight. How do teams perform after blowouts in the NBA Playoffs? For a baseline, teams that lost by 20 or more points in the regular season went 1035-1041 (49.9%) ATS in their […]


NBA Playoffs 1st Round Betting Trends

by John Ewing • April 13, 2017

The 1st Round of the NBA Playoffs is about to begin. The Warriors and Cavs are big favorites but how have teams performed by seed in the postseason? There is incredible power in understanding how teams, players, leagues and markets have reacted to various scenarios. Using Bet Labs massive database of proprietary sports betting information […]


Consensus Odds to win the 2017 NBA Playoffs

by John Ewing • April 13, 2017

The NBA playoffs start Saturday. Which team will win the championship? We complied simulations from four different sites to create the ultimate consensus NBA Playoff projection. The Warriors are massive favorites to win the title. A year after blowing a 3-1 lead to the Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State has an average projected chance of 57.0%. […]