NBA Week 7 Betting Stats & Trends: Can Rockets Win 7th Straight Game?
NBA Week 7 Betting Stats: Marcus Mosher brings the latest NBA Week 7 Trends to know.
We are now seven weeks into the NBA season and we are quickly approaching the midway point of the year with the All-Star game coming next month. But we’ve still got a ton of basketball until then and it’s time to make some money. Here is everything you need to know about betting on the NBA this week.
NBA Week 7 Betting Stats
1. The Dallas Mavericks are in a massive slump.
One of the most surprising developments from this season has been how the Dallas Mavericks have started the year. After taking the Los Angeles Clippers to six games in the first round of the playoffs, the Mavericks have looked like a different team and that’s not a good thing. On the season, they are 8-13. But what is more concerning is how they have played of late. Dallas has lost six-straight games, including back-to-back losses against the Suns. They’ve also been blown out by lesser teams, such as the Houston Rockets (post-James Harden trade) in recent weeks. Making matters worse, they are 0-6 against the spread in those six games and are 9-12 against the spread overall this season.
They will take on the Hawks in Atlanta on Wednesday night and yet, they are still favored in that contest. Considering how they have played over the last two weeks, it might be wise to stay away from Dallas until something changes.
2. The Under has hit in 13 of the last 16 games for the Atlanta Hawks.
When you think of the 2020-2021 version of the Atlanta Hawks, you think offense and, more specifically, Trae Young. This is a team that shoots a ton of threes and wants to play at a fast-paced. However, Atlanta’s offense has actually been a tad disappointing this season. They are currently averaging 112 points per game, good enough for 12th in the NBA. While that certainly isn’t bad, the expectation was entering the season that this team could challenge to be a top-five scoring offense. But their three-point shooting percentage has been well-below average this season (35 percent) and Young’s scoring and efficiency have dropped some.
All these factors, along with the Hawks having a much-improved defense, are why the under has hit so frequently in games involving Atlanta. In the team’s last 16 games, the under has hit 13 times. That seems incredible and oddsmakers still believe this team is a threat to score 120 or more points on any given night. Against the Mavericks on Wednesday, the total is set at 224. That’s quite a bit lower than what we’ve seen for the rest of the season, so maybe line setters are starting to catch up. Still, the under might not be a bad bet here, especially with the Hawks only allowing 110 points per game this season.
3. The Houston Rockets have won 6 straight games.
When the Rockets traded James Harden, many assumed Houston would fall off entirely in the conference. With James Harden essentially running their entire offense, everything would have to change on both ends of the court. Surprisingly, that change has been great for their win-loss record as Houston has now won six-straight games and they are coming off a 30-point win against the Thunder on Monday night.
Since trading Harden, the Rockets have won seven of their last ten games. While nobody believes (not yet, at least) that Houston is a playoff contender in the Western Conference, they are a sneaky dangerous team during the regular season. They will take on the Thunder once again on Wednesday night and they are a good bet to win this contest. Don’t be afraid of the Houston moneyline here as they are starting to find their groove, post-James Harden.
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4. The New Orleans Pelicans can’t cover against common opponents.
One of the most disappointing teams in the NBA this season has been the New Orleans Pelicans. After accumulating a ton of assets via the Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday trades, this team seemed like they were trending in the right direction under Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram. With a ton of quality depth, all they needed was for their young stars to shine bright and this would be a playoff team.
Unfortunately, things haven’t clicked for the Pelicans as they are just 7-12 on the season and have lost 10 of their last 13 games. They’ve struggled against Western Conference opponents, failing to cover the spread five-straight games. Worse yet, they’ve now lost nine of their last ten games against teams in their division (Pacific Division) and will face the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday night. Considering how they have played as of late, don’t expect them to come away with a victory in this one, either.
5. The Chicago Bulls have been excellent against the spread this season.
This hurts to say, but the Chicago Bulls might be one of the most boring teams in the NBA. Sitting at 8-11, they have no real shot of making the playoffs in the Eastern Conference. They don’t have a young star that is “must-see” TV and it’s a franchise that has been mostly forgotten about since the Derrick Rose era. However, they have been a gift to bettors this season as the Bulls are 12-5 against the spread in their last 17 games. They won’t beat many elite teams, but they have a knack for staying in games as they have a top-six scoring offense this season. Chicago is averaging over 115 points per game this year as they rank inside the top-10 in field goal percentage, three-point percentage and free-throw percentage.
Chicago will take on the New York Knicks on Wednesday night and the Bulls are 2.5 point favorites. Considering that the Knicks have the No. 30 ranked scoring offense in the NBA, don’t expect this to be all that close and for the Bulls to cover the spread once again.
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