The NBA regular season enters its third month of games at the quarter pole of an 82-game schedule and home underdogs against the spread continue to provide the best return on investment betting the spread at Intertops online sportsbook. The early edge on the total line leans toward a play on the OVER.

Home Teams Overall: 209-133 SU, 185-156-1 ATS
Favorites Overall: 223-119 SU, 165-176-1 ATS
Home Favorites Overall: 156-66 SU, 115-106-1 ATS
Total Line: OVER 179, UNDER 161

There a number of different NBA Power Rankings, but this modified list for bettors takes into consideration a team’s performance both on the court and against the spread on the betting board. Also taken into consideration is recent runs on the total line as well as Intertops online sportsbook’s NBA futures odds to win the 2019 World Championship.


1. Toronto Raptors

Odds: +750
Record: 20-4 SU, 11-12-1 ATS
Previous Rank: 1

The Raptors continue to hold the top spot on the list in the midst of an SU eight-game winning streak, but they do lose some style points for a 1-3 record ATS in their last four games.


2. Golden State Warriors

Odds: -189
Record: 15-9 SU, 10-14 ATS
Previous Rank: 2

The Warriors lost a big 131-128 showdown against Toronto on Thursday night, but they covered as 9.5-point road underdogs. They also lost to Detroit on the road by nine points as 4.5-point favorites.


3. Denver Nuggets

Odds: +5000
Record: 15-7 SU, 13-9 ATS
Previous Rank: 7

Denver is at the top of the Northwest Division on the strength of a five-game winning streak both SU and ATS. They knocked off Portland 113-112 on Friday as a slight 1.5-point road underdog.


4. Los Angeles Clippers

Odds: +6600
Record: 15-7 SU, 14-8 ATS
Previous Rank: 4

The Clippers are 8-2 SU and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games, but they come into this week’s action off of Sunday’s 114-110 loss to Dallas as 3.5-point road favorites.


5. Philadelphia 76ers

Odds: +1400
Record: 17-8 SU, 11-14 ATS
Previous Rank: 8

The 76ers continue their steady climb into the top five on the list with an SU 8-2 record in their last 10 games. They are an NBA-best 13-1 SU at home this season.


6. Milwaukee Bucks

Odds: +2000
Record: 15-7 SU, 11-10-1 ATS
Previous Rank: 3

The Bucks lost some ground after failing to cover in their last five games. They lost three of those games SU including Saturday’s 136-134 road loss to New York as 8.5-point favorites.


7. Oklahoma City Thunder

Odds: +2200
Record: 14-7 SU, 13-8 ATS
Previous Rank: 9

The Thunder are 4-1 SU in their last five games with a 3-2 record ATS following Friday’s 124-109 home victory against Atlanta as heavy 13-point favorites. The total stayed UNDER in four of the five games.


8. Detroit Pistons

Odds: +8000
Record: 13-7 SU, 12-8 ATS
Previous Rank: 13

Detroit extended its current SU winning streak five games with Saturday’s win at home against Golden State and it is a highly profitable 7-1 ATS over its last eight contests.


9. Indiana Pacers

Odds: +8000
Record: 13-10 SU, 10-12-1 ATS
Previous Rank: 6

Indiana has lost its last two games to the Los Angeles Lakers and Sacramento out on the West Coast both SU and ATS as part of a 2-4 record both ways over its last six games.


10. Los Angeles Lakers

Odds: +1800
Record: 14-9 SU, 10-13 ATS
Previous Rank: 11

The Lakers bring a three-game winning streak (SU and ATS) into this week’s games. The total stayed UNDER 221 in Sunday’s 120-96 win against Phoenix and it has stayed UNDER in their last eight games.


11. Portland Trail Blazers

Odds: +6600
Record: 13-10 SU, 11-12 ATS
Previous Rank: 5

With just one SU win in their last six games while failing to cover in their last seven contests, Portland is suddenly in a free fall in the rankings.


12. Boston Celtics

Odds: +850
Record: 13-10 SU, 10-13 ATS
Previous Rank: 17

Boston made its first move forward in the rankings this season with a three-game winning streak both SU and ATS. This includes a big 118-109 road victory against Minnesota as a 1.5-point underdog.


13. Memphis Grizzlies

Odds: +6600
Record: 13-9 SU, 13-9 ATS
Previous Rank: 10

Sunday’s 103-95 road loss to Philadelphia as 6.5-point underdogs dropped the Grizzlies to 1-4 both SU and ATS in their last five games. 


14. New Orleans Pelicans

Odds: +5000
Record: 12-12 SU, 11-13 ATS
Previous Rank: 14

The Pelicans pretty much held their ground at 2-2 both SU and ATS in their last four games. This includes a 10-point road win against Charlotte on Sunday as three-point underdogs.


15. Houston Rockets

Odds: +1100
Record: 11-11 SU, 9-13 ATS
Previous Rank: 12

The Rockets continue to be a tough team to figure out this season at .500 through their first 22 games. They snapped a four-game skid (SU and ATS) with back-to-back wins against San Antonio on the road and Chicago at home.


16. Dallas Mavericks

Odds: +15000
Record: 11-10 SU, 14-7 ATS
Previous Rank: 15

Dallas has been able to string together four wins (SU and ATS) in its last five games. The total has gone OVER or ended as a PUSH in four of those contests.


Check out the previous rankings:

2018-2019 Scores&Stats NBA Betting Power Rankings: What to expect?

2018-2019 Scores&Stats NBA Betting Power Rankings: Week 1

2018-2019 Scores&Stats NBA Betting Power Rankings: Week 2

2018-2019 Scores&Stats NBA Betting Power Rankings: Week 3

2018-2019 Scores&Stats NBA Betting Power Rankings: Week 4

2018-2019 Scores&Stats NBA Betting Power Rankings: Week 5

2018-2019 Scores&Stats NBA Betting Power Rankings: Week 6


17. Orlando Magic

Odds: +15000
Record: 11-12 SU, 14-9 ATS
Previous Rank: 19

The Magic dropped back-to-back road games against Golden State and Portland before beating Phoenix on the road on Friday night. They have been able to cover in eight of their last nine games.


18. Minnesota Timberwolves 

Odds: +12500
Record: 11-12 SU, 12-11 ATS
Previous Rank: 20

Minnesota’s four-game winning streak (SU and ATS) came to an end with Saturday’s loss to Boston. Going back to mid-November, it is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games.


19. San Antonio Spurs

Odds: +6600
Record: 11-12 SU, 11-12 ATS
Previous Rank: 16

A big 131-118 win at home against Portland on Sunday as slight one-point underdogs helped the Spurs hold ground despite a 2-3 record SU and ATS in their last five games.


20. Sacramento Kings

Odds: +20000
Record: 11-11 SU, 13-8-1 ATS
Previous Rank: 18

The Kings snapped a three-game SU slide with Saturday’s 111-110 upset against Indiana as slight 1.5-point home underdogs. The total has gone OVER in seven of their last eight games.


21. Utah Jazz

Odds: +4000
Record: 11-13 SU, 11-13 ATS
Previous Rank: 21

It has been a mixed bag with the Jazz at 2-2 SU and ATS in their last four games as part of an SU 4-6 record over their last 10 games.


22. Charlotte Hornets

Odds: +8000
Record: 11-12 SU, 14-9 ATS
Previous Rank: 22

Charlotte has lost its last two games to Utah and New Orleans SU and ATS closing as a slight home favorite in each contest.


23. Miami Heat

Odds: +12500
Record: 9-13 SU, 10-12 ATS
Previous Rank: 24

Miami also beat New Orleans and Utah at home in its last two games closing as a slight underdog. Its overall record is why it did not jump the Hornets in this ranking.


24. New York Knicks

Odds: +50000
Record: 8-16 SU, 13-9-2 ATS
Previous Rank: 23

The Knicks have lost two of their last three games SU, but the lone win came against Milwaukee as 8.5-point home underdogs. They are 6-1 ATS in their last seven games.


25. Washington Wizards

Odds: +15000
Record: 9-14 SU, 9-14 ATS
Previous Rank: 26

The total stayed UNDER 228 points in Saturday’s 102-88 win at home against Brooklyn as a 6.5-point favorite and it has stayed UNDER in Washington’s last three games.


26. Brooklyn Nets

Odds: +30000
Record: 8-16 SU, 10-14 ATS
Previous Rank: 25

The Nets continue to slide in the wrong direction in the midst of an SU six-game losing streak. They have failed to cover in five of their last six games.


27. Atlanta Hawks

Odds: +100000
Record: 5-18 SU, 9-14 ATS
Previous Rank: 30

Road losses to Charlotte and Oklahoma City followed a pair of rare SU wins against the Hornets at home and Miami on the road. The total went OVER in three of the four games.


28. Cleveland Cavaliers

Odds: +150000
Record: 4-18 SU, 11-11 ATS
Previous Rank: 27

Cleveland’s SU losing streak reached four games with Saturday’s 106-95 loss to Toronto, but it did cover as a 12-point home underdog. The total stayed UNDER in three of the four losses.


29. Chicago Bulls

Odds: +50000
Record: 5-19 SU, 11-13 ATS
Previous Rank: 28

Chicago has lost its last six games SU with a 2-4 record ATS. The total stayed UNDER or ended as a PUSH in five games before going OVER 2019 in Saturday’s 121-105 loss to Houston.


30. Phoenix Suns

Odds: +75000
Record: 4-19 SU, 8-15 ATS
Previous Rank: 29

It is tough to avoid the basement this week with a five-game losing streak both SU and ATS. One consolation is the total staying UNDER in five of the Suns’ last six outings.


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