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Optimal Strategy For Betting The 2017 NBA Playoffs

All right ladies and gentleman, the end of the NBA Regular season is near, and with less than two weeks left in the game calendar, pro basketball bettors across the globe are starting to formulate their postseason betting plans in a big way.

This is the time of the season where most NBA betting fans need of some expert playoff advice and guidance, but that’s why we are here! We have some tips available that can help you to maximize your chances of cashing in early and often this postseason, so pay attention to the following suggestions.

Optimal Strategy For Betting The 2017 NBA Playoffs

Public Opinion

While the betting public influences the lines that oddsmakers use during the regular season, you should know that public opinion factors even more heavily into oddsmakers betting lines once the postseason starts.

Public opinion or ‘the consensus’ is a great way for postseason basketball bettors to understand how the public’s opinion affects line movements to maximize the profit. With less games being played, oddsmakers are sharper than ever with their postseason lines. Make sure you’re aware of this fact and wager accordingly.

SU and ATS History

Some playoff teams have compiled winning ATS records while others have struggled mightily to cover the spread despite their on-court excellence. Know your SU and ATS history of any team you’re thinking about betting on this postseason and wager accordingly.

Date with Destiny?

Just think about the 2014-15 Golden State Warriors if you want to know what a team with a date with destiny looks like. Looking back, I don’t think it really mattered who the Dubs played en route to their championship, simply because they were not going to be denied no matter who they suited up against.

Every now and then, the stars align perfectly for a team and it’s not very difficult to spot. Role players that were mostly ‘average’ players suddenly start playing at a higher level like San Antonio’s Danny Green did for the Spurs during their championship win over the Cavaliers a few years back. Look out for teams that appear to have a date with destiny and wager accordingly.

Road Warriors or Not?

Some teams are complete pushovers when they hit the road while others put up fight like someone broke into their house. Again, do your homework and identify teams that have fared well or above average, either straight-up or against-the-spread on the road and back them when the game calls for it.

Health Equals Wealth

By the time playoffs roll around, most teams have had their share of injuries over the course of the regular season. Is the team you plan on betting on in good health or do they have one or two key rotation players either out of the lineup or nursing nagging injuries?

Make sure you’re on top of the injury report or each and every playoff game you’re betting on and you’ll maximize your chances of cashing in early and often.