Miami have held onto the top spot in our NBA power rankings, but the Raptors almost surpassed the Heat by going 4-0 ATS this week. Toronto are now up to #2 in our rankings.

The Bucks (9-11 ATS) and Lakers (11-9 ATS) lead the league with 17-3 records, but that hasn’t translated into profit at the betting window. Flat betting both teams ATS has resulted in a small loss.

Previous Rankings: Week 5Week 4Week 3Week 2Week 1Preseason

Here are the latest NBA betting trends:
(Trends Through Games Played on December 1st, 2019)

•    Favorites (Nov 25th-Dec 1st): 40-13 SU and 25-28 ATS (Season: 207-85 SU / 137-149-6 ATS)
•    Home Teams (Nov 25th-Dec 1st): 32-21 SU and 29-24 ATS (Season: 175-117 SU / 150-136-6 ATS)
•    Home Underdogs (Nov 25th-Dec 1st): 6-14 SU and 12-8 ATS (Season: 36-68 SU / 57-44-3 ATS)
•    Game Totals (Nov 25th-Dec 1st): 22 Overs and 30 Unders (Season: 139 Overs / 150 Unders)

Underdogs (149-137-6 / 52.10%) still have a slight edge over favorites this season.

1. Miami Heat

NBA Future Odds: +3500
Record: 14-5 (13-5-1 ATS)
Previous Rank: 1

Butler is struggling with his shot (41.5 FG%), but the Heat have plenty of depth. Seven players on the team are averaging 10+ PPG and as a team the Heat rank #13 in scoring (111.4 PPG).

2. Toronto Raptors

NBA Future Odds: +2500
Record: 15-4 (13-6 ATS)
Previous Rank: 6

The Raptors went 4-0 (4-0 ATS) this week and they’re now on a 7-game winning streak. Ibaka is back and Lowry is expected back soon. The Raps are also undefeated at home (9-0).

3. Sacramento Kings

NBA Future Odds: +17500
Record: 8-10 (12-6 ATS)
Previous Rank: 7

Sactown is one of the lowest-scoring teams (104.2 PPG - 28th), but they only allow 107.6 PPG (10th) and that has helped them post a profitable ATS record despite having a losing record.

4. Boston Celtics

NBA Future Odds: +2000
Record: 14-5 (11-6-2 ATS)
Previous Rank: 2

Boston went 3-1 (2-2 ATS) this week with the loss coming against the Nets (112-107). The Celtics score 14.7 fastbreaks PPG (9th) and average 8.8 SPG (3rd). They should look to push the pace more.

5. Oklahoma City Thunder

NBA Future Odds: +17500
Record: 8-11 (12-7 ATS)
Previous Rank: 4

The Thunder had a decent week (3-1 SU / 2-2 ATS). Gallinari leads the team in scoring (18.5 PPG), but they need more offense (107.5 PPG - 21st) if they want to make the playoffs in the West.

6. Washington Wizards

NBA Future Odds: +30000
Record: 6-12 (10-7-1 ATS)
Previous Rank: 3

The Wizards went 1-3 (1-3 ATS) this week,  but the losses were against DEN, LAC, and LAL. Those are games they’re expected to lose. WAS are allowing a league-worst 122.7 PPG.

7. Dallas Mavericks

NBA Future Odds: +3300
Record: 13-6 (11-8 ATS)
Previous Rank: 9

The Mavs are coming off a win over the Lakers (114-100). Dallas are good enough to beat any team in the league, but they need to pray Doncic (30.6 PPG, 9.9 RPG, and 9.6 APG) stays healthy.

8. Indiana Pacers

NBA Future Odds: +4500
Record: 12-7 (10-8-1 ATS)
Previous Rank: 16

The Pacers went 3-1 (3-1 ATS) and the lone loss was by just 3 points against the 76ers (119-116). They’ve been playing great defense (104.6 PPG - 7th) and Oladipo will be back at some point this month.

9. Phoenix Suns

NBA Future Odds: +15000
Record: 8-10 (10-8 ATS)
Previous Rank: 5

The Suns are scoring 114.7 PPG (6th), but they allow 112.9 PPG (19th). The team has allowed 116+ PPG in 5 of their last 6 games, which has resulted in a 1-4 record. The Suns are beginning to fall apart.

10. Los Angeles Lakers

NBA Future Odds: +325
Record: 17-3 (11-9 ATS)
Previous Rank: 8

The Lakers rank #3 in points allowed (104 PPG), while they score 112.2 PPG (10th). LAL had a 10-game win streak snapped in a loss to the Mavs on Sunday and the schedule is about to get tougher.

11. Houston Rockets

NBA Future Odds: +800
Record: 13-6 (10-9 ATS)
Previous Rank: 17

Houston had a quiet week, but they went 2-0 (2-0 ATS). They shredded the Hawks (158-111) and they are tied for first in scoring (120.3 PPG). HOU are also playing better defense lately (114.5 PPG - 23rd).

12. Los Angeles Clippers

NBA Future Odds: +300
Record: 15-6 (11-10 ATS)
Previous Rank: 11

The Clips are 8-1 in their last 9 games. They score 115.2 PPG (5th) and allow 108.3 PPG (11th). This is a tough team to beat with George back. Leonard, George, and Williams all score 20+ PPG.

13. Charlotte Hornets

NBA Future Odds: +50000
Record: 8-13 (11-10 ATS)
Previous Rank: 12

The Hornets went 2-2 ATS this week and have been playing above expectations. Graham (18.2 PPG) is still playing great. This team isn’t ready to contend, but they have some great pieces on the team.

14. Denver Nuggets

NBA Future Odds: +1400
Record: 13-4 (8-8-1 ATS)
Previous Rank: 15

The Nuggets allow a league-best 101.8 PPG, but they’re only scoring 106.7 PPG (24th). The Nuggets are shooting 44.7% from the field (21st), which is unacceptable with the level of talent they have.

15. Minnesota Timberwolves

NBA Future Odds: +12500
Record: 10-9 (9-9-1 ATS)
Previous Rank: 19

Minnesota score 113.7 PPG (8th) and they average 48.5 RPG (3rd). They need to tighten up on defense (114.4 PPG - 22nd). Wiggins is heating up and is now averaging 24.8 PPG this season.

16. Brooklyn Nets

NBA Future Odds: +5000
Record: 10-10 (10-10 ATS)
Previous Rank: 21

The Nets went 3-1 ATS this week with a tough schedule and without Irving. This is going to be the top team in the East next season with Durant, but they’ll struggle to play .500 basketball this season.

17. New York Knicks

NBA Future Odds: +50000
Record: 4-16 (10-10 ATS)
Previous Rank: 13

The Knicks have lost 6 consecutive games, but they’re doing alright ATS. I wouldn’t bet on the NYK against a playoff-caliber team, but they’re good enough to cover ATS against weaker opponents.

18. Golden State Warriors

NBA Future Odds: +20000
Record: 4-17 (10-11 ATS)
Previous Rank: 25

Injuries have depleted the Warriors roster. The only bright side is they’ve been able to get a look at some of the youngsters on the team and Paschall (17 PPG) looks like he’ll grow into a solid starter.

19. Portland Trail Blazers

NBA Future Odds: +5000
Record: 8-12 (9-10-1 ATS)
Previous Rank: 22

Portland went 3-0 (2-1 ATS) this week and it was needed, as the Trail Blazers are out of the playoffs in the West and have some ground to make up. The main problem has been defense (114.7 PPG - 24th).

20. Milwaukee Bucks

NBA Future Odds: +450
Record: 17-3 (9-11 ATS)
Previous Rank: 14

The Bucks struggled this week (1-3 ATS) to cover the big point spreads that they’re typically favored by, but they’re on a league-high 11-win game streak. Milwaukee average 120.3 PPG (1st).

21. New Orleans Pelicans

NBA Future Odds: +15000
Record: 6-14 (9-11 ATS)
Previous Rank: 18

The Pelicans are one of the highest-scoring teams (114.5 PPG - 7th), but they allow 118.8 PPG (28th) and until they improve on the defensive end the Pels aren’t a team to bet on too regularly.

22. Atlanta Hawks

NBA Future Odds: +40000
Record: 4-16 (9-11 ATS)
Previous Rank: 23

The Hawks have lost 10 games in a row and they have just 2 wins in their last 18 games. ATL needs to tighten up on defense (119.1 PPG - 29th) if they want to string together some wins.

23. Cleveland Cavaliers

NBA Future Odds: +50000
Record: 5-14 (8-10-1 ATS)
Previous Rank: 20

The Cavs are on a 1-9 run and need to make some moves in the trade market to get younger. They need to develop some scorers, as the Cavs are only averaging 104.7 PPG (27th).

24. Philadelphia 76ers

NBA Future Odds: +700
Record: 14-6 (8-11-1 ATS)
Previous Rank: 10

The 76ers went 3-1 this week, but 0-4 ATS. The 76ers need to improve their 3-point shooting (35.1 3P% - 19th) if they want to contend. The team should try and trade for a sharpshooting SG.

25. Memphis Grizzlies

NBA Future Odds: +50000
Record: 6-13 (8-11 ATS)
Previous Rank: 26

The Grizzlies allow 117.1 PPG (27th) and score 109.3 PPG (17th). Morant and JJJ are both going to grow into studs in Memphis, but this season the Grizzlies are going to struggle most nights.

26. Utah Jazz

NBA Future Odds: +1600
Record: 12-8 (8-12 ATS)
Previous Rank: 27

The Jazz are surviving thanks to their 3-point shooting. They rank #5 in 3P% (37.8%), but they only average 31.6 3PA (19th). They’d be wise to start shooting the deep ball more often.

27. Chicago Bulls

NBA Future Odds: +40000
Record: 6-14 (8-12 ATS)
Previous Rank: 24

The Bulls went 0-3 (1-2 ATS) this week with losses to Portland (2x) and GSW. Chicago are struggling to score points (106.1 PPG - 25th) and they’ve also struggled on the boards (44.1 RPG - 22nd).

28. Detroit Pistons

NBA Future Odds: +30000
Record: 7-13 (7-12-1 ATS)
Previous Rank: 29

Detroit are scoring 108.2 PPG (19th) while allowing 108.7 PPG (13th). They rank #2 in 3P% (39.3 3P%), but they only average 31.3 3PA per game (20th). Detroit are a team to fade this season.

29. Orlando Magic

NBA Future Odds: +15000
Record: 8-11 (6-12-1 ATS)
Previous Rank: 28

Orlando are holding onto the #8 seed in the East right now, but they’ve been terrible ATS. ORL score a league-worst 101 PPG, but they rank #2 in points allowed (101.9 PPG) due to playing at a slow pace.

30. San Antonio Spurs

NBA Future Odds: +6600
Record: 7-14 (5-16 ATS)
Previous Rank: 30

The Spurs aren’t built to win in today’s NBA. They average a league-worst 9 3PM per game and they rarely play any defense (115.1 PPG - 25th). DeRozan is a solid player but isn’t a great #1 option.

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