Here is the daily fantasy sports and sports handicapping rundown for Wednesday, February 10, 2016. Injuries and analysis on what effect they will have, public-betting trends, against the spread information.
Net rating is the difference between offensive and defensive ratings points per 100 possessions.
Seventy-six percent of spread bets on this game are on San Antonio with 85 percent of the public on the over. The total is the biggest consensus bet at press time. San Antonio is the top team in the NBA in terms of Margin of Cover, AKA Sweat Barometer. They are 34-18 against the spread covering by an average of 4.0 points per game.
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Something has to give. Sacramento has a -7.4 net rating last five, though Philly’s is even worse at -10. Sacramento is the No. 2 over team based on margin, going over by 3.1 points per game, yet only 26-25-1 over for the season.
Memphis is without Marc Gasol who is averaging 16.6 points per game and 7 rebounds.
Clippers are minus star center Blake Griffin. The Clippers are 14-7 against the spread without him though. He is averaging 23.2 points per game and 8.7 boards. LA stills has the third best net rating in the NBA in that span at +10 points per game.
LA Lake Show has gone under by an average of 2.9 points per game, the largest under ratio in the NBA.
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For New Orleans Tyreke Evans is out. New Orleans is 7-10 in the back pocket when he is out. He is averaging 15.2 points per game and 6.7 dimes.
Toronto is the top public bet with 83 percent of all spread wagers on them in this contest.
The Bulls oft-injured star Derrick Rose will likely play, but Jimmy Butler is out. Butler gets 22.4 points per game, 5.2 boards, 4.3 assists. The Bulls have the fourth worst net rating in their last five games at -7.8.
Phoenix is without Brandon Knight and Eric Bledsoe. They are 1-4 without Knight against the spread. He averages 19.7 points and 5.1 assists. They are 7-14 spreadwise since losing Bledsoe for the season.
This is literally a match between the team with the best net rating in their last 10 games against the worst. Phoenix is -14.3 to +18.4 for Golden State. Phoenix is the worst spread team in the league at 20-33 missing by an average of -3.4 points per game.
Golden State has gone over 30-21 by 4.9 points per game, by far a league high.
Houston is the second worst bet in the NBA at 23-31 -3.3 points per game against the spread.