Suns and Jazz Remain On Top In Week 15 ATS Standings
With the 2020-21 NBA regular season steamrolling into Week 15, it’s time to identify which teams are burning up the ATS sportsbook betting standings. The top two teams in the ATS rankings remain unchanged with Phoenix and Utah showing no signs of slowing down.
One team is completely out of the Top 5 in the Week 15 ATS standings, while another remains but has fallen one spot. Week 15 also saw one playoff-hopeful ballclub get back in the Top 5. Now, let’s find out which teams are cashing in early and often against the NBA’s ATS betting odds.
5. Memphis Grizzlies (25-18 ATS)
Morant and Young Grizz Making Push For the Playoffs
The Memphis Grizzlies (21-22 SU) are coming off a fine week that saw them go 3-1 SU and ATS. Memphis beat Boston in overtime on Monday before taking out Oklahoma City two days later. Ja Morant and company then covered the spread against Utah on Friday, before falling to the Jazz on Sunday. Memphis is 13-0-1 ATS at home and 11-8 ATS on the road. The Grizzlies have gone 10-7-1 ATS as a favorite and 14-11 ATS as an underdog.
4. Philadelphia 76ers (26-18-2 ATS)
Even Without Embiid, 76ers Still Rolling
The Philadelphia 76ers (32-14 SU) are down one spot in the ATS rankings from a week ago, but has shown no signs of slowing down. The 76ers won three of four last week while going 2-1-1 ATS. Philly squeaked past the Knicks on Sunday before getting past Golden State two nights later and the LA Lakers two nights after that. The Sixers suffered a humbling 122-112 loss against the Clippers on Saturday, but hell, I’m not surprised, seeing as how I picked that game perfectly.
Philadelphia is 16-7 ATS at home this season and 10-10-3 ATS on the road. The Sixers are 20-13-2 ATS as a favorite and 6-4-1 ATS as an underdog. Philadelphia is ranked an encouraging eighth in scoring (114.8 PPG) and seventh in points allowed (109.5 PPG).
3. New York Knicks (27-18-1 ATS)
Knicks Cementing Push For Playoff Berth
The New York Knicks (24-22 SU) started last week with a crushing 101-100 home loss against Philly before recording consecutive wins over Washington and closing out the week by upsetting Milwaukee on Saturday night.
The Knickerbockers went 3-0-1 ATS during the week. New York has gone 13-8-1 ATS this season and 14-10 ATS on the road. Julius Randle and company are 11-5 ATS as a favorite and 15-13-1 ATS as an underdog.
2. Utah Jazz (29-16 ATS) (26-15 ATS)
Mitchell and Jazz Heating Up Again
Two weeks ago, I openly wondered whether things were about to start falling apart for the Utah Jazz (34-11). Now, that’s clearly not the case with Utah coming off a perfect 4-0 SU and 3-1 ATS week.
Donovan Mitchell and company smacked Chicago around on Monday before routing undermanned Brooklyn two nights later. The Jazz capped off their week by recording consecutive wins against Memphis.
“He was just getting to his spots,” Jazz forward Royce O’Neale said after Utah’s 126-110 win over Memphis on Saturday night. “You know Donovan can get hot really quick. You give him the ball and let him keep going.”
Utah is a modest 4-3 ATS over its last seven games, but 3-1 ATS over its last four. The Jazz are putting up 117.0 points per game (3rd) and shooting a stupendous 39.7% from three-point distance (2nd). Defensively, the Jazz are limiting the opposition to 108.2 points per game (5th) on 44.9% shooting from the field (3rd) and 35.0% from beyond the arc (7th). Utah is 16-4-1 ATS at home and 13-11 ATS on the road. The Jazz have gone 27-14-1 ATS as a favorite and 2-1 ATS as an underdog.
1. Phoenix Suns (30-15 ATS) (25-12 ATS)
CP3 and Suns Remain On Top Of ATS Standings
The Phoenix Suns (31-14) remain atop the ATS standings for the third straight week after going 3-1 SU and 2-2 ATS over the last week. Phoenix subdued Miami 110-100 on Tuesday before getting upset by Orlando two nights later. The Suns finished off the week by getting past Toronto and Charlotte while splitting ATS outcomes.
Phoenix is 15-8 ATS at home and 15-7 ATS on the road. Chris Paul and company have gone 24-13 ATS as a favorite and 6-2 ATS as an underdog. Phoenix ranks 11th in scoring (113.4 PPG) and a stellar third in points allowed (107.0 PPG).