NBA Power Rankings Against the Spread

NBA Gambling Power Rankings: Knicks, Grizzlies and T-Wolves are Covering Spreads

11/12/12 in NBA   |   GeorgeMon   |   159 respect

November 11, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA;   Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant (24) and forward Pau Gasol (16) react in the second half against the Sacramento Kings at the Staples Center. Lakers won 103-90. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE
The Lakers are one of the worst betting choices in the NBA right now.

Bottom 10:
21) Los Angeles Lakers
Record: 3-4
ATS: 3-4
The Lakers are a horrible team to bet on right now. Their lines are always inflated because they are a betting favorite of casual gamblers, but are in no position to be a huge favorite against any team right now.
22) Brooklyn Nets
ATS: 2-3
Brooklyn is another high profile team with inflated lines. It might be best to stay away from them for now.
23) Charlotte Bobcats
Record: 2-3
ATS: 2-3
The Bobcats are not going to win many games this season, but they should have some decent value against the spread. Their lines will be so inflated the opposite way that they will probably be close to a .400 ATS team.
24) Toronto Raptors
Record: 1-5
ATS: 2-4
Last year the Raptors were .360 against the spread, so expect more of the same or worse this season.
25) Portland Trail Blazers
ATS: 2-4
The Trail Blazers were almost a .500 against the spread team, this year they have gotten even worse, so expect a horrible season out of Portland.
26) Atlanta Hawks
Record: 2-3
ATS: 1-4
The Hawks may have gotten rid of Joe Johnson over the summer but they are better than a 1-4 ATS team. There should be more than a few opportunities to find value betting the Hawks over the next few weeks.
27) Phoenix Suns
Record: 3-4
ATS: 1-6
Things are going to get ugly in Phoenix—don't bet them unless you have to.
28) Sacramento Kings
Record: 2-5
ATS: 1-5-1
See Phoenix.
29) Chicago Bulls
Record: 4-2
ATS: 1-5
The Bulls are another team with inflated odds. Without Derrick Rose they will probably be a .500 team, but the odds makers are still giving them contender's lines. There is value in betting against the Bulls until the lines are adjusted.
30) Boston Celtics
Record: 3-3
ATS: 1-5
Boston looks old and out of sync. They are also a betting favorite over most of the teams that they play, so expect their ATS struggles to continue. 
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