NBA’s Best Home Teams To Bet On

Posted by Aaron . on February 6, 2016 in

There are some sports (such as hockey) where the home team does not have as much of an advantage, because the bounces of the sport are more important than the roar of the crowd. However, in the NBA, there are some teams that really play well at home — and are pretty much solid bets when they are the host team. Let’s take a look at some of the league’s best home bets.

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NBA’s Best Home Teams To Bet On

San Antonio Spurs (27-0)

The Spurs have “only” gone 14-8 on the road this season, but when they’ve been playing at home, they’ve literally been unbeatable. Some of it is the scheme that the Spurs roll out there, game in and game out, confounding the opposition. The Spurs have been a dominant team in the Association for a long time now, and teams are intimidated by heading to the Alamo city. But Gregg Popovich has his team following the same protocols at home each night, and the results have spoken for themselves.

Golden State Warriors (22-0)

The Warriors, at 45-4, are a lock pretty much wherever the play. However, ORACLE Arena is a difficult play for opposing teams, even when the Warriors aren’t this dominant. It’s a smaller arena with seats closer in, so the noise can be intense. This is a fan base that knows its basketball, and they can make the confines quite unfriendly for visiting teams.

Utah Jazz (16-10) / Denver Nuggets (10-15)

If it’s unusual to see these teams (especially Denver) in a list of locks, there’s a caveat here — on the second night of a back-to-back for the road team. Utah and Denver are at higher elevations than most of the rest of the cities in the league, and so when teams roll in there on the second night of a back-to-back, they are already a little more tired than the host team. I wouldn’t choose an elite team to lose here in this situation, but if it’s another medoiocre team (or even worse), give Denver or Utah a long look on your betting sheet, as the altitude might make the difference.

Oklahoma City Thunder (24-5)

The recent trends for this team (five straight wins, nine of the last 10) are magnificent, and they defend their home floor extremely as well too. If the Thunder keep rolling, you might make this team as much of a lock as Golden State when it’s time to put down your winning team on your slip.

Cleveland Cavaliers (19-3)

Despite losing to Golden State at home by more than 30 points, the Cavaliers have put together a solid track record at home, polishing off opposition at just about every level, including a home rout of the Spurs last weekend.

Toronto Raptors (18-6)

When you head north of the border to take on the Raptors, wins are much tougher to come by than they have been in recent years. The tough defense and opportunistic offense makes this a hard win no matter where you face them, but the Toronto fan base is savvy enough to make this a tough win for the opposition, home or away.