NBA picks (Jan 8): 25-23 ATS (52%), 0% ROI
Stealing a bit of thunder from NFL: Backing Suns, Hawks and Blazers covers Saturday
NFL Wildcard action might represent the dominant sporting events of the day, but we have identified a few NBA contests worth considering this afternoon.
The Phoenix Suns +3.5
Fading home teams in non-conference action early in the basketball season has proven a solidly profitable strategy when the line moves in their favor.
This system has been good for a 9% long term ROI and is a perfect 5-0 so far this season.
Atlanta Hawks -5
Backing road favorites off extended home stands and a win most recently has proven even more lucrative, generating a 21% ROI since 2005, with only three losing seasons.
At 2-0, this system is also perfect on the season.
Trail Blazers -5
Finally, bettors have consistently done well to fade home teams off big home losses.
This spot has been good for a 12% long term ROI, has returned a profit in ten of the last fifteen completed seasons and is 4-2 this year.