NBA Handicapping

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I frequently get asked questions on how I handicap certain sports, so I thought I would give visitors a list of resources that I try to cover on a daily basis before making my decisions on NBA games. Of course, once you start getting a feel for each team the time you spend on each site is drastically reduced, and some days I’ll skip over sites if I know what they are going to have to say.

We’ll start with some great resources and articles available on this site and also feature a few other sites we think can help you win more NBA games this season.

Tips for Beginners

  • Odds Explained – A great place to start if you are looking to learn about the typical types of bets people can place on NBA games.
  • How to Bet – How to get started betting on the NBA.
  • Betting Resources – Some additional resources for betting pro basketball.

General Handicapping Articles

Advanced Handicapping Articles


Find the Best Handicappers

  • Top Handicappers – These are the handicappers who have consistently made their clients profit season after season in the NBA.
  • Betting Experts – More recommended NBA handicappers who have also accumulated some impressive numbers each and every NBA season.

Click on the link to go to the site and read the description for a short notice on how I think the site is best used:

  • 82 Games – Detailed statistical coverage and analysis of the NBA. This site covers both teams and individual players in depth and is a must for a serious handicapper.
  • Basketball Prospectus – Intelligent articles and commentary on both the NBA and college basketball. Not something you have to read every day, but will help you develop knowledge of what is happening in professional basketball.
  • Covers NBA matchups – Can point you in the direction of some solid trends, or if you want to get a simple feel for how the teams stack up to each other. One of the highly recommended daily rituals.
  • Don Best Injury Updates – A nice list of who is hurting on each team. If you have any doubts as to a player’s health, check here.
  • Gold Sheet’s Historic NBA Records – See the final scores and point spread results going back several years. This isn’t something you look at every day, but if you want to go back and see how teams have done in the past this is your source.
  • Logical Approach Daily NBA Matchups – A kind of rough look at the teams playing each night with computer projections. I strongly recommend giving this a quick glance.
  • PopCorn Machine – Shows game flows with plus/minus information for lineups. Good tool for a post-game recap rather than using for previewing.
  • RotoWire NBA Player News – I use RotoWire for individual player news on teams I’m handicapping.
  • Sports Database – Large database of sports related information that you can query.
  • Team Rankings (Game Zone) – You can use their predictive system and adjust the factors you think are important. Something that you should play with in order to get a feel for the factors that you think determine a win.
  • NBA Handicapping System – Use our database to query for different trends.

So there are some resources that I use for NBA handicapping. If you don’t have time to make your own picks, then maybe you should sign up for a package from one of our handicappers. They study the odds each night and will help you win money with your NBA betting without you having to put all the time and work in.

About the Author: Jack Jones has been one of the top experts on the site while competing against roughly 80 of the best handicappers in the world each year. He has made most of his money on the hardwood. In fact, he has finished in the Top-5 in college basketball each of the last three seasons (#5 2011-12, #5 2012-13, #3 2013-14). He was also the No. 1 NBA handicapper from 2012-13. As of early April, Jack has compiled an 802-631 basketball run that has seen his $1,000 game players profit $124,030. He was the No. 3 College Football handicapper in 2012-13. While he doesn't have any top finishes in the NFL, he has produced steady profits without killing his clients. Jack also was your No. 7 MLB handicapper in 2009 and backed it up with a No. 8 MLB finish in 2010. No matter the sport, the one thing you can count on with Jack Jones is that he won't leave any stone unturned. You'll know why he is on a game with his detailed analysis, and more times than not, you will come out well ahead against your book. Head on over to Jack's premium pick page to see what he has in store for tonight!
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