Under went 10-2 on Wednesday
Bettors had a full 12-game card to invest on and fans of backing the under were left happy. The under cashed in 10 of the 12 games, which doesn’t happen often.
The Boston Celtics continued their fine form with a 115-101 win over the Charlotte Hornets. Jayson Tatum went for 44 points as the Celtics won their 40th game. They covered the spread by seven points and they have been one of the best teams to follow over the last few weeks.
Fellow Eastern Conference powerhouse Chicago Bulls scored a close 114-108 win over the Detroit Pistons, who covered the spread by a half-point. NBA lines had the Pistons at +6½, so the Pistons continue to be a value bet with the points. DeMar DeRozan scored 36 points as he continues to lead the 40-26 Bulls.
It was a good start for the Miami Heat, but they were quickly overtaken by the slick Phoenix Suns 111-90. Miami scored just 35 second half points, which was enough to see the under cash by 18½ points. The Suns are now 53-13 to lead all teams.
“I told the guys it was one of the best defensive performances I’ve ever seen,” Suns coach Monty Williams told ESPN. “I’ve been around for a little bit.”
The Milwaukee Bucks have hit top gear, and despite being 42-25, they were only -4½-point favorites when beating the Atlanta Hawks 124-115. It was a generous line from the sportsbook, especially against a Hawks team who isn’t playing at their best. Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 44 points and 12 rebounds, continuing his impressive form.
The problems for the Los Angeles Lakers continued with their 139-130 loss to the Houston Rockets as -7½ favorites. Scoring 130 points weren’t enough as the Rockets showed why they’re a good bet against the spread. They’re not a good team, but NBA betting lines often have favorable lines for the Rockets.
Another quality ATS team has been the Oklahoma City Thunder, but they were disappointing in a 132-102 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves. They were blown off the court in the first half and never recorded. The under 236 cashed by two points.
The New Orleans Pelicans had support as -8½ favorites, but they failed to deliver in a 108-102 loss to the Orlando Magic. They failed to recover from a poor first quarter, but Jonas Valanciunas had 30 points and 15 rebounds to lead all players.
Despite being +9 underdogs, the New York Knicks blew the Dallas Mavericks out of the water. The 107-77 win was their best of the season, which saw them cover the spread by 39 points. The Mavericks were terrible, scoring 12 fourth quarter points and only Luka Doncic looked like he was interested.
The Toronto Raptors were slight -1 favorites to beat the San Antonio Spurs and it was a comfortable 119-104 victory. Fred VanVleet was classy with 26 points and it continued the poor post-All Star break form for the Spurs. NBA odds were giving them some respect with home court advantage, but it wasn’t enough.
The Portland Trail Blazers haven’t turned up to the party and it continued with a 123-85 loss to the Utah Jazz as +19½ underdogs. They had two quarters where they scored less than 16 points, so the focus was firmly on how well the Jazz played. The Jazz are traveling well toward the playoffs and they’re covering spreads with regularity.
It was a close game to end the day between the Los Angeles Clippers and Washington Wizards. The Clippers came away with a 115-109 victory as -3½ favorites, so it was a close-run thing. It was only one of two overs that cashed.