Some things are simply unexplainable, such as the Knicks' odd dominance over the Jazz. Let’s look at this strange statistic and four other Betworthy Trends on which NBA bettors can capitalize.
The Knicks (21-25 SU, 24-22-0 ATS) defeated the Jazz 117-115 on Friday night, winning outright as solid 5½-point road underdogs to improve to a mind-boggling 23-4-1 ATS L28 vs. Utah (85.2 percent) -- truly is a betworthy series mega-trend. Down by 3 with less than 10 seconds to play, the Jazz (18-27 SU, 22-23 -0 ATS) — who saw big man Rudy Gobert return from Injury — had three open looks at 3’s but couldn’t connect. New York (3-7 L10 SU) got a much-need victory after heading into the Beehive State losers of 11 of their L14. New York is also now a very profit-worthy 14-3 ATS L17 trips to Utah. It was a season series sweep for New York, and we’ll have to wait until the 2018-19 season to use this gem for your NBA picks.2. Under (13-4 in L17) continues to dominate in Kings-Grizzlies series
The Grizzlies won 106-88 Friday in Memphis in a game with a closing total of 202, and a game the Griz covered as 6½-point home chalks. A 33-point second quarter led to a low 40-40 halftime score, and despite a 68-point fourth quarter, this game still fell short of the total by 8 points, making the under now an impressive 13-4 L17 (76.5 percent). The next (and final regular-season) matchup is April 6, again in Memphis. The Grizzlies have trended stronger as an under team in the totals market this season, while the Kings have slightly trended to more overs because of their 12-9 over mark at home.3. Under a profitable 13-3 the L16 Nets home games
The Nets beat the Heat 101-95 on Friday in a game that closed at 206½ and 207, and which saw Brooklyn cover ATS as 3-point home underdogs thanks in great part to a 58-42 second half. The under is now 13-3 L16 Nets home games (81.3 percent). A 45-point first quarter set a slow early pace and the over never came close in a result that ended 11 points under the closing total at some sportsbooks. Brooklyn goes on a five-game road trip before returning home for four, starting with the 76ers on Jan. 31.4. Spurs' road unders now a profitable 19-7 after game in Toronto
With an 86-83 loss to the Raptors on Friday in Toronto, the Spurs have played 19 unders in 26 road games (73.1 percent), with a paltry 35-point first quarter Friday killing any over bettor’s hopes. Kawhi Leonard-less San Antonio continued to struggle of the road both SU (11-15) and ATS (10-15-1). The Spurs had just 37 points at halftime against the Raptors, who won despite outscoring the Spurs in only one quarter (27-19, second quarter). Numbers (and games) can be deceiving. The next road game for Tony Parker and the Spurs is Wednesday at Memphis. In the last meeting between these division rivals, on Dec. 1, San Antonio won and covered ATS 95-79 in a game that went under by 18½ points (192½). Another betworthy trend? San Antonio has played five straight unders.5. Have Clippers awoken? L.A. 6-1 L7 SU and 5-1 L6 ATS
The Clippers (23-22 SU, 25-20-0 ATS) have possibly turned the tide, going from a sub-.500 record of 17-21 to 23-21 with a timely six-game winning streak prior to Saturday's loss in Utah in which L.A. was a 2-point road underdog. The Clippers had won five straight ATS prior to Saturday.