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Breaking down NBA betting splits for 9-game slate on Wednesday

We take a look at how the public is betting NBA games on DraftKings Sportsbook for Wednesday’s slate.

Dallas Mavericks v Toronto Raptors

There are 10 games in the NBA for Wednesday, January 20th and we’re crossing our fingers that no more end up being postponed. The game between the Washington Wizards and Charlotte Hornets already got the axe, so we’re down to 10 games, which I think will suffice. Coming off a two-game slate, we’ve got a ton of action coming in from DraftKings Sportsbook, so we’re going to take a look at some betting splits. You can check out the table below and we’ll add some analysis for each market.

We’ve got a few marquee matchups with the Boston Celtics taking on the Philadelphia 76ers, the Miami Heat facing the Toronto Raptors, and the Golden State Warriors going up against the San Antonio Spurs. The other big storyline on the slate is the return of Kyrie Irving to a Brooklyn Nets roster that now includes All-Star James Harden. We’ll see the new Big 3 operate for the first time on Wednesday vs. the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Spread analysis

The biggest amount of handle on the spread is on the Celtics and Nets tonight. One is an underdog on the road and the other is a heavy road favorite. If Brooklyn looks like it should with Irving back in the lineup, the Cavs could be in big trouble. The Celtics are generally a good bet when they are getting points. Despite missing Jayson Tatum due to quarantine, Boston has split the past two games. We’ve seen the Sixers struggle to close teams out, failing to cover against the shorthanded Heat last week. Philly also just lost to the Grizz.

There’s clearly an edge with the Warriors only favored by 1 point against the Spurs at home. Golden State is 7-4 since starting the season 0-2. It’s not that the Spurs can’t win this game (since it’s basically a pick ‘em), it’s that you’d expect the Warriors to be giving a few more points at home and they aren’t.

NBA Betting Splits, Jan. 20

Teams Point Spread % Handle % Bets Total Points % Handle % Bets Moneyline % Handle % Bets
Teams Point Spread % Handle % Bets Total Points % Handle % Bets Moneyline % Handle % Bets
BOS Celtics 4.5 94% 95% Over 220.0 76% 72% 155 18% 40%
PHI 76ers -4.5 6% 5% Under 220.0 24% 28% -186 82% 60%
BKN Nets -10 97% 92% Over 224.5 86% 67% -530 98% 96%
CLE Cavaliers 10 3% 8% Under 224.5 14% 33% 390 2% 4%
DAL Mavericks -1 48% 61% Over 218.5 45% 75% -114 86% 70%
IND Pacers 1 52% 39% Under 218.5 55% 25% -106 14% 30%
DET Pistons 5 45% 32% Over 220.5 63% 55% 160 9% 13%
ATL Hawks -5 55% 68% Under 220.5 37% 45% -195 91% 87%
MIA Heat 4.5 27% 44% Over 222.0 100% 82% 145 41% 46%
TOR Raptors -4.5 73% 56% Under 222.0 0% 18% -175 59% 54%
ORL Magic -4 48% 64% Over 217.0 32% 50% -165 63% 64%
MIN Timberwolves 4 52% 36% Under 217.0 68% 50% 138 37% 36%
PHO Suns -5.5 47% 72% Over 219.0 2% 33% -210 84% 82%
HOU Rockets 5.5 53% 28% Under 219.0 98% 67% 175 16% 18%
MEM Grizzlies 1 68% 29% Over 222.0 84% 71% -106 51% 46%
POR Trail Blazers -1 32% 71% Under 222.0 16% 29% -114 49% 54%
SAC Kings 10 37% 29% Over 230.5 45% 55% 390 5% 5%
LA Clippers -10 63% 71% Under 230.5 55% 45% -530 95% 95%
SA Spurs 1 17% 17% Over 228.0 49% 65% -106 39% 27%
GS Warriors -1 83% 83% Under 228.0 51% 35% -114 61% 73%

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