NBA Week 10 Betting Stats & Trends: Time To Worry About The Boston Celtics
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We are now ten weeks into the NBA season with the All-Star game coming in just a few weeks 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 10 Betting Stats
1. Celtics fans: It’s time to panic.
This was supposed to be the year the Boston Celtics challenged the Milwaukee Bucks and Philadelphia 76ers for the Eastern Conference’s top seed. They addressed their center position in the offseason, adding Tristan Thompson to help match up with the likes of Joel Embiid and Brook Lopez. They (supposedly) solidified their bench and were hoping Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown would take the next step.
But something has gone wrong for the Celtics.
Through 31 games, they have a losing record as they sit at 15-16 on the season. They are currently in the midst of a significant slump, losing seven of their last ten games. Their offense appears to be the biggest issue as they are averaging just under 111 points per game, 21st in the league.
For bettors, they’ve been a team to avoid as of late as the Celtics have now gone 0-5 against the spread in their last five games. They’ll be on the road again on Wednesday night as they will face the Atlanta Hawks.
From a talent perspective, this is a game they should dominate. But given how inconsistent the Celtics have played this season, it’s best to avoid them at all costs. The panic button has officially been pressed in Boston.
2. The Lakers have failed to cover the spread in five of their last seven games.
For the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers, it’s tough to get too concerned about their play in the regular season, especially in the dog days of February and March. That’s even truer when the team has played without Anthony Davis and Dennis Schroder over the last few weeks.
Still, it’s worth noting that they’ve lost three-straight games and have failed to cover the spread in five of their last seven games. Up next is the Utah Jazz in a primetime game on ESPN. The Jazz currently have the best record in the NBA and have won nine of their last ten games. It’ll be challenging for the Lakers to stay close in this game with oddsmakers setting the like at Jazz -8.5. Considering how short-handed Los Angeles will be in this game, don’t be surprised if they fail to cover the spread once again.
3. The Raptors are heating up.
Remember when the Toronto Raptors were viewed as one of the best teams in the NBA? That was just a few months ago, but their start to the season made everyone forget just how incredibly talented and well-coached they have proven to be. They are coming off a tough loss to the 76ers on Tuesday night, but before that, they had won four-straight games with two wins over the Bucks and another against Philadelphia.
The Raptors sit at 16-16 on the season, but with the way they are currently playing, it’s not hard to envision them going on a run over the next month. Toronto’s defense should keep them in a bunch of games going forward and their offense is improving enough to believe they could be a legit contender in the Eastern Conference by April and May. They will take on the Miami Heat on Wednesday night in a game that both teams need to get their season back on the right track.
Don’t be surprised if the Raptors win this game and gain momentum as the All-Star break approaches.
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4. Cleveland has covered the spread just once in their last 14 games.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have had some enjoyable moments during the 2020-2021 season. The best of which came when the team defeated the new-look Brooklyn Nets on back-to-back nights in January. They also had an early-season win over the 76ers as they started the season out at 3-0.
Since then, things have been a struggle for Cleveland. They’ve lost 10 of their last 11 wins, with that victory coming on Tuesday night over the Hawks in a thrilling 112-111 game. Before that, their last win came on February 1 against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Cleveland has been awful against the spread over the previous month, failing to cover in 13 of their last 14 games.
They’ll take on another slumping team in the Houston Rockets on Wednesday as the Cavilers are three-point home underdogs in that game. And considering all of the issues Cleveland has going on right now, it’s not hard to understand why oddsmakers don’t trust them to take care of business at home. Fade the Cavs until further notice as this is one o the worst teams in the NBA right now.
5. The Timberwolves have lost 18 of their last 22 games.
Things haven’t been going exactly according to plan for the Minnesota Timberwolves. They’ve recently fired head coach Ryan Saunders and the team is on a five-game losing streak. Making matters worse, the T-Wolves haven’t had a ton of success over the last few months. They’ve lost 18 of their last 22 games and things don’t appear to be getting any better.
They will take on the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday night without PG D’Angelo Russell. They are currently four-point underdogs in that game and there is no reason to expect it even to be that close. Fade the Timberwolves for as long as possible and watch your bankroll grow.
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