NBA teams playing on a back-to-back have historically been undervalued by the betting market. Using Bet Labs, we detail the optimal strategy for betting on teams playing consecutive games. This article, usually part of our EDGE membership, is completely FREE to read today — we hope you enjoy it!
Because this is such a popular question, we decided to research whether there are historically profitable trends regarding NBA betting and teams playing in back-to-back games. By applying Bet Labs’ “Days Between Games” filter, we were able to determine that teams playing in the second game of a back-to-back have an against the spread (ATS) record of 2058-2118 (49.3% win rate) in regular season games dating back to 2005.
The back-to-back system worked very well for sports bettors and handicappers for quite some time, but in recent years, specifically between the 2008 and 2011 NBA seasons, statistics showed that the road team that was favored in the second game of back to backs, actually have a record of 58-42-1 against the point spread, which means that they are doing the exact opposite of what the system expects them to do.
Sports Betting Library > NBA Betting Articles > Handicapping NBA Teams Playing On Back to Back Nights Several times each year teams in the NBA are forced to play two games on consecutive nights. That situation can be particularly challenging for teams – they are typically played on the road, so teams face tough travel on a short schedule ...
3IN4-B2B – Games played as the team’s third game in four nights and having played a game the night before. 3IN4 - Games played as the team’s third game in four nights. B2B – Games played on the second night of back-to-back nights. 1,2, 3+ – Games played on 1, 2 or 3+ nights rest.
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