NBA Picks: Sportsbook Bettors Favor Atlanta Hawks, Cleveland Cavs

Big betting day in NBA odds Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
Big betting day in NBA odds
Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

As the betting public is wont to do, the two biggest favorites on the NBA Vegas odds portfolio for Sunday are the two biggest public plays at the Vegas sportsbooks.

Cleveland is (-11.5) hosting Boston with a total of 204.5. With 74 percent of bettors who placed a wager on the game against the spread backing the Cavs and 72 percent favoring the over, there are clear cut consensus bets in that contest.

The Brooklyn Nets are at the Atlanta Hawks. Atlanta is (-10.5) with a total of 204. An equal percentage as the aforesaid game, 74 percent prefer the chalk with the over chosen by 64 percent. The total has gone up, having had a world opener of 201.5.

Portland is at Memphis with the Grizzlies laying (-5) and a total of 188.5. The over/under dropped from opening at 191, while Memphis opened laying only (-3.5) a significant move for a low line. Just 53 percent favor Memphis and the total is evenly split.

Closing out all game 1s is the Spurs-Clippers. Shop around at all sportsbook options. Either team can be had as a one-point underdog at different outlets. The total is 207.5, up for 204. Sixty-two percent of the bets on the side are with the defending champion Spurs and a shocking 82 percent are investing in the over.

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