Sports gambling handicappers saw a total of 9 Eastern Conference teams stumble out of the sports gambling online gate with losing records. The worst case of the bunch to start the sports gambling season were the New Jersey Nets, who had a sports gambling online record of 0-16 straight up and 5-10-1 against the spread.
The Nets online sports gambling free fall was unexpected as they have usually held their own as a middle of the pack sports gambling commodity but now they face the fact that their season is over before it ever really began.
Their rivals from across the Hudson River, the New York Knicks, haven’t been much better as they had a sports gambling record of 3-13 straight up and 7-9 against the spread. New York’s run and gun offense has been ill-suited for the Eastern Conference while their front office continues to show sports gambling ineptitude regardless of who is coach or playing on the floor.
The Philadelphia 76ers were a poor 5-11 straight up and 6-10 against the spread. The 76ers rebounded after a slow start in the 2008-09 sports gambling season to finish .500 and make the playoffs but that now appears to have been a fluke.
Another sports gambling playoff team from last year in the Eastern Conference has stumbled out of the gate as the Chicago Bulls were 6-8 straight up and 4-10 against the spread. Even two of the biggest favorites in the Eastern Conference have failed to sustain sports gambling success.
The Boston Celtics were a most impressive 12-4 straight up but just 6-10 against the spread while LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers were 12-5 straight up but in the red against the spread with a mark of 8-9.
There could be more than one team from the Eastern Conference making the playoffs with a losing overall record. It has been a top heavy group of teams that have either been really good or really bad with little in between.