Jan 27, 2022 NBA Action: Los Angeles Lakers @ Philadelphia 76ers
Los Angeles Lakers @ Philadelphia 76ers o217.5
The Lakers are tied with the Rockets for second-best OVER team in the NBA honors. L.A. was involved in a low scoring affair in Brooklyn Tuesday, but their two prior contests both exceeded the betting total. On the other hand the Sixers are not generally known for their involvement in shootouts, however Philly's last two games indeed resulted in paydays for OVER backers. We are betting that offense rules the day yet again in the City of Brotherly Love Thursday, as quality teams tend toward the OVER in competitive play versus relatively unfamiliar opposition when the home team exhibits O/U momentum.
Specifically, in non-conference matchups featuring squads that made appearances in the prior postseason and host teams that are laying no more than two longballs and that sport a most recent O/U record of 2-0, the OVER has delivered a statistically significant (at the 95% confidence level) 22% return on investment back to 2005-06.
This angle has suffered only three seasons with a sub-50% cover rate, and is 3-1 so far this year.