Online sportsbooks such as BetOnline offer daily NBA player props involving the OVER/UNDER on a marquee player’s total points scored in that night’s game. Using statistical trends and current form, you can usually come up with a good way to bet that kind of props based on the actual number.
The lean for most betting BetOnline NBA props would be the OVER for the league’s highest-scoring players as long as the total is not set too high. You can also use the team they are playing against as a good reference when it comes to its average total points allowed.
When it comes to NBA scores and odds, tracking the highest-scoring players in the league can also be helpful in making straight bets on the side using the spread and/or the total line. Players such as Houston’s James Harden and Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo are a huge part of their team’s success in each game they play. When the top scorer is averaging more than 30 points per night, he becomes an integral part of the handicapping process.
For example, Harden has been on a tremendous roll through the Rockets’ first 19 games with an NBA-high scoring average of 38.9 points. He just dropped 60 points in Houston’s 158-111 romp against Atlanta with his team covering as a 14-point home favorite.
The Rockets failed to cover in their first six games of the season but going back to a road win against Memphis on Nov. 4, they have gone a profitable 10-3 against the spread in their last 13 games as of Dec. 2. During that same span of games, Harden has crossed the 40-point mark six times.
The Bucks are off to the best straight-up start in the NBA in their first 21 games at 18-3. They have been less predictable ATS at 10-11. They were able to cover in their last two games as double-digit favorites at home against Charlotte and New York. This extended Milwaukee’s current SU winning streak to 12 games as of Dec. 2.
This is the kind of team you would have to track on a regular basis to find the best opportunities cash in a winner. Facing hefty spreads in most of the games they play, the Bucks have still done a very good job at winning most of their games with relative ease.
Giannis is the second-leading scorer in the NBA right now with 30.8 PPG. On Monday, Nov. 25, he scored 50 points in Milwaukee’s 122-118 win at home against Utah as a nine-point favorite. He had 26 points in Saturday’s win against Charlotte and 29 points against the Knicks.
One of the biggest stories in the early part of the season has been the elevated play of the Dallas Mavericks’ Luca Doncic. The rookie forward is already in the MVP mix with 30.6 PPG while pulling down 9.9 rebounds and dishing out 9.6 assists. He is a big reason why Dallas is fourth in the Western Conference standings at 13-6 SU.
The Mavs have gone 11-8 ATS overall but they have been one of the hotter betting teams lately after covering in seven of their last eight games. Doncic recently scored 41 points in a 137-123 romp over Houston before dropping 42 points on Phoenix on the road in the team’s 120-113 victory.
A big part of the services that my marketing company, Blue Pointe Advisors, LLC offers is written content for sports betting websites. I have been working as a full-time sports betting writer for the past nine years following a previous career in the field of sales and marketing.
I consider myself extremely fortunate to be able to write about my true passion in life; the world of sports. I also enjoy concentrating the bulk of my pieces towards the betting angle in sports.
It is always a challenge to take past results and current form to try and correctly determine a future result. Sports brings out the unpredictability in what should be a fairly predictable outcome based on the stats, facts and recent trends in a particular matchup. The one thing that I have learned over the past decade or so is that when it comes to betting on sports there is no such thing as a lock.
The main objective with my writing style is to create insightful articles on a wide variety of sporting topics that can provide an edge to today's sophisticated online player. While there are times when my predictions fall well short of the actual outcome, I still enjoy trying to come up with a logical explanation to support my views on every pick I make.
My love of sports started a long time ago when I was just a kid growing up just outside Philadelphia. While I was a big Phillies, Flyers and 76ers fan, my number one team was always the Eagles. My dad was a season ticket holder from 1961 to 2002 and I would honestly say that he missed less than a handful of games than more than a few dismal seasons.
I was fortunate enough to go to a number of Eagles’ games back in the day including the 1980 NFC Championship when Wilbert Montgomery ran roughshod over the bitter rival Dallas Cowboys to lead Philly to their first appearance in a Super Bowl. Flash forward 40 years later and am I still celebrating the thrilling victory over New England in Super Bowl LVII. I know that my dad was smiling down on that one.