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Breaking down NBA betting splits for Wednesday, January 6th

We take a look at how the public is betting the 11-game NBA slate on DraftKings Sportsbook.

Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers celebrates with his teammates during the fourth quarter against the Charlotte Hornets at Wells Fargo Center on January 04, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images

There are 11 games on tap in the NBA for Wednesday, January 6th. We’ve got a few primetime televised matchups and a handful of other games that figure to be competitive (or so we think). Of the marquee matchups, the two primetime games are Boston Celtics vs. Miami Heat and Los Angeles Clippers vs. Golden State Warriors. The betting landscape so far this season has been pretty hectic. There have been way more blowouts than we’ve used to seeing this early in an NBA season. As a result, there has been a lot of edge on the spreads, which are generally not getting higher than 10-12 points in certain cases. Let’s take a look at some betting splits for Wednesday night’s games.

Just off the start, looking at the table below, you can see that a ton of the handle on DraftKings Sportsbook is going toward underdogs on the spread. The New York Knicks, Chicago Bulls, Oklahoma City Thunder and Golden State Warriors are just a few teams who are getting points and are getting most of the handle. This could have something to do with injuries and poor performances on the other side of those games. The one favorite who is getting big backing tonight on the spread is the Philadelphia 76ers going up against the Washington Wizards.

We have a few point totals getting a large amount of action on the under, over 90 percent of the action to be more specific. Knicks-Jazz, Kings-Bulls and Dubs-Clips are all getting a heavy majority of the handle on the under. Overall, we’ve seen more games hitting the under than in the NBA bubble. This could be a result of injuries, players sitting out due to health protocols and travel playing a factor again.

NBA Betting Splits, Jan. 6

Teams Point Spread % Handle % Bets Total Points % Handle % Bets Moneyline % Handle % Bets
Teams Point Spread % Handle % Bets Total Points % Handle % Bets Moneyline % Handle % Bets
CLE Cavaliers 6 19% 41% Over 213.0 93% 63% 188 35% 26%
ORL Magic -6 81% 59% Under 213.0 7% 37% -230 65% 74%
HOU Rockets 2 37% 49% Over 225.5 75% 80% 107 62% 64%
IND Pacers -2 63% 51% Under 225.5 25% 20% -129 38% 36%
WAS Wizards 6.5 12% 27% Over 231.0 24% 55% 205 14% 23%
PHI 76ers -6.5 88% 73% Under 231.0 76% 45% -250 86% 77%
BOS Celtics 2.5 57% 64% Over 218.0 21% 83% 114 66% 77%
MIA Heat -2.5 43% 36% Under 218.0 79% 17% -136 34% 23%
CHA Hornets 6 47% 41% Over 232.0 87% 79% 188 24% 23%
ATL Hawks -6 53% 59% Under 232.0 13% 21% -230 76% 77%
UTA Jazz -7 38% 39% Over 213.0 6% 61% -275 51% 67%
NY Knicks 7 62% 61% Under 213.0 94% 39% 225 49% 33%
DET Pistons 13 37% 38% Over 225.0 34% 72% 700 61% 17%
MIL Bucks -13 63% 62% Under 225.0 66% 28% -1115 39% 83%
OKC Thunder 8 61% 43% Over 211.5 19% 93% 270 53% 15%
NO Pelicans -8 39% 57% Under 211.5 81% 7% -335 47% 85%
TOR Raptors 3 48% 23% Over 218.5 53% 89% 123 24% 30%
PHO Suns -3 52% 77% Under 218.5 47% 11% -148 76% 70%
CHI Bulls 7 72% 72% Over 229.5 4% 48% 230 44% 51%
SAC Kings -7 28% 28% Under 229.5 96% 52% -286 56% 49%
LA Clippers -2 14% 36% Over 231.0 10% 60% -130 62% 51%
GS Warriors 2 86% 64% Under 231.0 90% 40% 110 38% 49%

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