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NBA Online Basketball Betting – Monitor Will to Win

Posted by Brian Mulligan on 12/27/2011 5:29:41 PM

Some sports betting purists will really be happy about the shortened National Basketball Association season but for online sports betting enthusiasts, it would be wise to monitor the will to win every single game by certain teams.

Sure, all teams started out 0-0 but with the compressed season, this will be a year like no other. Conference games take precedent and that means that games out of the conference have much less meaning.

In years past gamblers and fans could not wait to see Boston show up at Staples Center in L.A. or for Miami and Dallas get together for another brawl but those games will be much fewer and far between this year.

This means that coaches will have to take definite stands when it comes to crunch time and when to go all out to win a game, or to pull back and point to a game the next night if tonight’s contest is going the wrong way.

Let’s take for instance the scenario the Boston Celtics may find themselves in during January. On January 9 the Celts will be hosting the defending champion Dallas Mavericks. It will be the fifth game of the month and if things are going the Mavs way, Coach Doc Rivers will have to make a stand as to how to proceed with the Chicago Bulls coming to town 48 hours hence.

For online betting sites players trying to project point spread results, and considering that the Celts are one of the oldest teams in the league, coaches will have to ask themselves is it worth it to fight into the fourth quarter when possibly down by 15 or so points, with another monster game in the offing?

Face it, players only have so many games in them and the young and old will be affected this year.

Another example that online players have to think about how to react to and how to handicap is those back-to-back –back games that will be carded this season.

Mike D’Antoni of the New York Knicks will have a similar decision to ponder as February opens. His much-improved Gotham gang of 5 will host the powerful Chicago Bulls on Feb. 2, have to go to Boston the very next night, then come back to The Garden and host key rival the New Jersey Nets, who took a huge hit when center Brook Lopez broke his foot.

Online sports book players should project what they would do in a situation in which say the Knicks lost a tough one to Chicago, were getting blown out by Boston down by say 18 early in the 4th quarter.

Would it be wise for D’Antoni to try to salvage something out of the three games and try to rest some key players for what will probably be an emotional game vs. the Nets, or to go all out in that last stanza despite the odds against winning?

Bettors should pay attention to these kind of things early in the year and if a trend develops where a team has key upcoming games, it may be the time to lay the points and take a home team that may not get the A game out of a visiting team that has to play the very next night.

More than any season in recent history, successful online players this year will need to play strict attention to detail and what happens late in games.



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