Fast Break: West Has Flipped Script On East Entering Week 6 In NBA

Sunday, November 25, 2018 5:03 PM UTC

Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018 5:03 PM UTC

Week 6 of the NBA season is here and there are tons of things you need to keep an eye on when making your NBA picks this week. Let's check out the upcoming action.

<p>A few weeks ago, I wrote about how well the Eastern Conference had performed against the West ATS. Since then that has flipped completely, and the West has been covering for bettors in inter-conference games with great frequency over the last couple of weeks. What else do you need to look out for in Week 6 of NBA action?</p><p> </p><h2>West Dominating East ATS</h2><p>After opening the season pretty hot against Western Conference teams, coming into play on the Sunday before the start of Week 6, the East is only 42-55-1 ATS versus the West. That doesn’t include the three non-conference games pending Sunday, but if you missed out on those early starts, Monday’s slate has a lot of intriguing inter-conference games, too.</p><p>Houston, Minnesota, and San Antonio are all on the road against bad Eastern Conference teams on Monday, while the Celtics, Pacers, and Magic are all on the road against Western Conference teams.</p><p>Including those six games, the Week 6 slate includes 27 inter-conference games this week, and the West gets 14 of them at home and there are also 14 games this week where Western Conference teams are playing East teams that have record at or below .500.</p><p>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\" data-lang=\"en\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;11 (73%) NBA Western Conference teams have a .500 or above record right now. 14 (93%) of them have at least 8 wins through 19 games. In comparison only 7 (46%) of Eastern Conference teams have a .500 or above record. Still early but that's exceptional&lt;/p&gt;— J (@jessestweeting3) &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/jessestweeting3/status/1066446290299572224?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;November 24, 2018&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;\n&lt;script async src=\"https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;\n"}[/]</p><h2>Big Game Watch: All About Toronto</h2><p>If the Celtics weren’t struggling so much, we may include their matchup with the Pelicans, but the big games start on Tuesday when two of the league’s top teams square off in Memphis. The Grizzlies are hosting the Raptors in what could be a slugfest between two physical teams. It may be a great opportunity to take advantage of the <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/nba-basketball/" title="Live NBA Odds Board">Grizzlies potentially being undervalued</a>, and playing at home against an Eastern Conference team.</p><p>The Raptors will follow that one up with a Thursday game at home against the two-time defending champs, the Warriors. Thursday also has some other great games with the Pacers playing the Lakers in Los Angeles, and the Clippers playing the upstart Kings in Sac-town.</p><p>The weekend brings even more excitement as the Spurs and Rockets square off on Friday on national television, and the Grizzlies play in Philadelphia on Sunday.</p><p> </p><h2>Streaking Teams: Fade The Hawks</h2><p>Losing streaks are almost easier and better to bet in the NBA, and fading a bad team that has their eye on tanking is usually pretty profitable. The Hawks entered Sunday night's game against the Hornets with a 10-game losing streak SU. They were only 4-6 ATS during that streak, but if they lose on Sunday SU and/or ATS, they might continue to be a great fade in Week 6.</p><p>Atlanta has a Tuesday-Wednesday back-to-back on the road against the Heat and Hornets. Then they head into Oklahoma City for <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/nba/" title="Free NBA Picks">an eventual beatdown against the Thunder</a> on Friday night.</p><p>The Hawks have gone 5-5 ATS on the road, 3-4 ATS against the West, and 2-2 ATS on the road against Western Conference teams. If they are without Kent Bazemore for any of these games, it makes them an even better fade candidate.</p>
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