NBA betting handicappers have the choice here of an underachieving team against a surprise contender that continues to get better. The ultimate online basketball betting objective here is obtaining value. There has been very little positive NBA betting news to report from the Philadelphia 76ers this season.
Philly had an overall NBA betting record of just 12-14 straight up and 11-15 against the NBA betting lines. With the off-season acquisition of Elton Brand, much more was expected this NBA betting season from the 76ers than what they are producing. The bad start has already cost head coach Maurice Cheeks his job.
Brand led the Sixers in scoring but averaged just 16 points per game in doing so. Philadelphia’s ultimate NBA betting weakness was their offense that ranked 27th overall in the league. Their defense was far better, ranking 9th overall.
The firing of Cheeks did give Philadelphia an online basketball betting lift as from December 13 through December 19 Philadelphia got the cash in 3 consecutive games. As a NBA betting dog Philadelphia was 5-6 against the spread.
In over/under NBA betting action Philadelphia was 8-16-2 under the total including 4-7-1 under the number on the road. From December 5 through December 19 the Sixers went under the total 5 out of 7 games. The Denver Nuggets have emerged as a NBA betting surprise after trading Allen Iverson earlier this season to the Detroit Pistons.
Denver had an overall online basketball betting record of 17-9 straight up and 15-10-1 against the NBA betting lines. In home NBA betting action Denver was 7-5-1 against the spread with 8 of the 13 games going over the total. As a NBA betting chalk Denver was a profitable 10-6-1 against the board.
As you would expect, Carmelo Anthony has been the mainstay of the Nuggets success story. Anthony led the team in scoring with an average of 21 points per game and also led in rebounding with close to 8 per game.
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