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2020 NBA Action: The Roads Less Traveled

NBA picks (Jan 6): 23-20 ATS (53%), 3% ROI

Enamored with away teams Friday: backing four road dogs, one favorite

Since 2005, road teams have covered about 51% of regular season NBA games, exhibiting a modest edge over teams playing in the comfort of their own building. Against this context, it makes sense that our betting picks tend to emphasize traveling teams.

This season is off to a rather exceptional start though. Away teams are 68-53 to date, for a 56% win rate and a 9% return on investment. Teams taking points on the road are an even better 46-27 (63%) versus the number this season, for a 23% return.

Against this backdrop, our history-informed approach has identified five road teams with considering Friday, four of which are underdogs.

Suns -7 -115 @ Pistons

Hornets +6 -110 @ Pelicans

Nets +1 -115 @ Grizzlies

Magic +6 -110 @ Rockets

Chicago Bulls +9.5 @ LA Lakers

Happy betting!!


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