The NBA also is ahead of the curve in terms of innovation. In the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling, the NBA was out in front again, announcing a partnership with MGM allowing it to use NBA logos and highlights in its materials. The NBA is fully embracing legalized sports betting, which in turn will facilitate even greater interest in the League.
The NBA was one of the first sports I bet professionally when I first moved to Las Vegas nearly twenty years ago. At that time, the number of NBA bettors you’d find in sports books on a nightly basis was small. While that number has increased significantly, I still find real advantages that allow me to profit over the course of the season.
While I play a handful of sides, totals make up the majority of my plays and I usually have action on multiple games a night. Most games are on Wednesday, Friday and on the weekend. My team and their models have served me quite well over the years. Last year, I finished 255-183 (58%) for the 2018-19 season. I also bet a few NBA future win totals before the season, which are being released to my premium subscribers this week.
The way the game is played has changed significantly in the last few years, starting with the success of the Warriors and the increased reliance on the 3pt shot. Three-point attempts have been on the rise every year since the Warriors style and success began to replace the Spurs-style and peaked last year. There were 21.5 3-pointers attempted per game in 2013-14 and 29.0 in 2017-18. Last year, teams averaged over 31 point attempts per game with the Houston Rockets leading the way, averaging 45 3-point attempts per game – the first time in NBA history that a team has averaged more tries from beyond the arc then from 2-pt territory.