NBA Week 13 Betting Stats & Trends: The Bucks Are Heating Up
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The All-Star break has come and gone and now it’s time for teams to get ready for the second half of the season. To prepare you for Wednesday night’s games, here is everything you need to know about betting on the NBA this week.
NBA Week 13 Betting Stats
1. The Bucks are hot
After being the No. 1 seed in back-to-back years, there was a level of expectation for the Milwaukee Bucks entering the season. That was the case before they made the blockbuster move to trade for PG Jrue Holiday. However, they started the season off extremely slow, with a record of 14-13 at one point.
But things have gotten significantly better for the Bucks in recent weeks as they have now won nine of their last ten games. In fairness, the schedule has been easier as of late as they’ve beaten the Wizards (twice), Knicks and Grizzlies in four-straight games. However, they’ve done so in a convincing fashion. They now have the No. 2 ranked offense in the NBA, averaging just under 120 points per game. Their biggest drop from last year has come on the defensive end, where they rank 20th in points allowed per game.
The Bucks now sit at 25-14 and will battle the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night. This is a game they should win, considering the injuries on the other side. Milwaukee needs this win to show they are still a powerhouse in the Eastern Conference that needs to be taken seriously over the next few months.
2. Philadelphia is 16-2 ATS as a home favorite during the 2020-2021 season
Speaking of the 76ers, they continue to have the best record in the Eastern Conference and are now doing so without MVP candidate Joel Embiid. One of the biggest reasons for their success is their ability to win and dominate on their home court. They have won 18 of their 21 home games this season, which is the second-best home record in the NBA. But what’s more impressive is how well they’ve performed against the spread.
According to TeamRankings, the 76ers are 16-2 against the spread when they are home favorites this season. Essentially, when they are at home, they dominate. Teams are really struggling with their size and athleticism on both ends of the court as they rank inside the top-seven in both points scored and allowed per game. Can they continue their home dominance on Wednesday against the Bucks without Embiid? That will be a tall task. But a win would go a long way to showing they are more than just a two-superstar-led team.
3. The Boston Celtics are the second-worst road team in the NBA
To say the 2020-2021 season has been up-and-down for the Celtics is a bit of an understatement. Despite all of their talent, they have a record of 20-19 and are currently the No. 6 seed in the Eastern Conference. One of the biggest reasons they are struggling is due to their road problems. On the season, the Celtics are 8-13 away from home. But that’s not even the most daunting stat when it comes to the Celtics playing on the road.
According to TeamRankings, the Celtics have a cover percentage of just 33 percent (7-14) against the spread on the road this year. That is the second-worst record in the NBA as they are 1.5 games ahead of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Coincidently, that is who the Celtics will take on Wednesday night. Boston is a 9-point favorite in that game and that feels like far too many points given the way they have played on the road this season. While the Celtics are easily the more talented team, this might be a good contest to stay away from in a full-slate of NBA action.
4. The OVER has hit 72 percent of the time for the Nets on the road
You certainly don’t need us to tell you that the Nets are good on offense. Despite their “big three” hardly playing together this season, they are averaging over 120 points per game. What is more impressive is how often the point total goes over in games involving the Nets. The over has hit in 66 percent of their games on the season, but what is even crazier is that it has hit in 72.2 percent of their road games. Oddsmakers can’t make lines high enough involving the Nets due to their potent offense (and poor defense). Brooklyn will take on the Pacers in Indiana on Wednesday night with a total set at 232.5 points. Despite the Pacers having a below-average offense, it would be shocking if the over didn’t hit once again for the Nets.
5. The Suns have the best record against Western Conference opponents
Don’t look now, but the Phoenix Suns are currently the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference. That’s right, they have a better record than both the Lakers and the Clippers and are 3.5 games ahead of the Denver Nuggets, as well. Part of the reason they have been so successful this year has been due to their outstanding record against conference opponents.
They are 17-7 against the Western Conference and that is the best winning percentage (70.8 percent) in the west. They’ve been able to take care of business against common opponents, which is a great sign for their chances in the playoffs. Phoenix is off on Wednesday, but they will take on the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday night. They should be monster favorites in that game as they continue to chase the Jazz for the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference.
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