Pacers Playing in Charlotte Among Lopsided Betworthy Trends

Sunday, April 8, 2018 2:31 AM UTC

Sunday, Apr. 8, 2018 2:31 AM UTC

Victor Oladipo and Indiana are having a wonderful season, but playing in Charlotte hasn't always been kind to the Pacers. We'll check out that trend and others as the NBA season winds down.

<h2 style="text-align:center"><a href="" title="NBA Betting Forum">NBA: Betworthy Trends, Week 26</a></h2><h2>1. Pacers 0-7 ATS Previous 7 Trips to Charlotte</h2><p>The Indiana Pacers (48-33 SU, 47-34-0 ATS) haven’t enjoyed playing at Charlotte (35-46 SU, 33-44-4 ATS), with seven consecutive ATS road defeats against the Hornets entering Sunday's matchup. However, Indiana was a -2 favorite on the <a href="" title="NBA Odds">NBA odds board</a> in this spot and ended the streak with a 123-117 victory.</p><p> </p><h2>2. Hornets 8-1 ATS L9 Meetings vs. Magic</h2><p>After throttling the Magic 137-100 on Friday night in Orlando (CHAR -7), the Charlotte Hornets improved to 8-1 ATS the L9 meetings and have gone 11-1 SU the L12. In Friday’s crushing, the Hornets (35-45 SU) outscored the Magic (24-55 SU) — who sat Aaron Gordon and Nikola Vucevic and trailed by as many as 45 points — in every quarter. Charlotte led 43-28 after the first period (43-28). As far as your <a href="" title="Free NBA Picks">NBA picks</a>, bettors will have to wait until the 2018-19 season to see if the Hornets can extend the trend.</p><p> </p><h2>3. 'Over' Improves to 22-6 L28 Bulls-Celtics Meetings in Boston</h2><p>With the Celtics' 111-104 victory (BOS -7) over the Chicago Bulls <a href="">on Friday night</a>, the "over" is a crazy 22-6 the L28 meetings (78.6%) in Boston. The pace for an "over" was set in the first quarter, with each side scoring 30 points. Trend bettors will have to wait until next season to back Bulls-Celtics "overs" in Boston.</p><p> </p><h2>4. Games with Bucks as Favorites Usually Go 'Over'</h2><p>Milwaukee had played nine consecutive "overs" when lined at the favorite before the trend was broken Saturday night in New York, as the Bucks won 115-102 for an "under" (219½). One trend that continued was the "under" in Bucks-Knicks matchups; that has now hit in the L5 meetings in New York. Prior to Saturday, the last time a Milwaukee game went "under" when the Bucks were favored was on March 2 at home against Indiana. It might be a good idea to back the "over" in the Bucks' final regular-season dribbles, on Monday at home vs. the Magic and on Wednesday at Philadelphia.</p><p> </p><h2>5. Spurs 9-0 ATS L8 Home Games</h2><p>Even with star Kawhi Leonard (quad) sidelined the Spurs have been getting the money at home, covering nine in a row ATS including Saturday night's 116-105 win over Portland (SA -5). The Spurs (46-34 SU, 42-36-2 ATS) are a profitable 26-13 ATS at home this season. Since 2003, no NBA team has performed better ATS at home than the Spurs, who are 380-305-20 ATS (55.5 percent, +1.0 ppg vs. ATS). This season, only Philadelphia (26-12-0 ATS) has a better home mark than the Spurs.</p><p> </p><h2>6. Underdogs 9-0 ATS L9 Pistons-Grizzlies Meetings</h2><p>When the Memphis Grizzlies (21-58 SU, 34-42-3 ATS) have faced the Detroit Pistons (38-41 SU, 38-36-3 ATS) lately, the favorite has been the wrong side to bet on, with underdogs 9-0 ATS the L9 meetings heading into Sunday's game. This seems like a bad spot to test that trend, with both teams' postseason hopes gone. And with the Pistons 5-0 ATS the L5 road games, 5-0 ATS the L5 vs. the Western Conference, 8-0 ATS their L8 vs. teams with losing records and 9-1 ATS their L10 overall, this is a clash of trends with neither side motivated Detroit opened as a 5½-point favorite for Sunday’s game. When these teams last met on Feb. 1 in Detroit, the Pistons won 104-102, failing to cover as 8½-point favorites.</p>
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