NBA Trends and Line Movement (2/6)
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NBA Trends and Line Movement (2/6)

Justin Bales

The new Bet Karma NBA Trends page is designed to show the line movement in team totals, spreads, and game totals. Each section features the live number, opening number, and difference between the two. The movement is taken from the DraftKings Sportsbook


In this article, I’ll breakdown the movement from one game with the corresponding player prop bet from our Prop Predictor. All of our player props can be found on the Live Odds page by clicking “view props” for each individual game. 


Detroit Pistons vs Los Angeles Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers opened as -13.5 point home favorites against the Detroit Pistons tonight. The line has shifted 0.5 points towards Detroit throughout the day. This game opened with the lowest game total on the slate at 218 points. It’s also decreased by 4.5 point throughout the day, sitting at only 213.5 points as of now. Overall, Los Angeles’ team total has shifted from 115.75 points to 113.25. Detroit’s has decreased from 102.25 points to 100.25. 


These teams are similar against the spread (ATS) this season. Los Angeles boasts a 12-11 ATS record, while Detroit’s sits at 11-10-1. The Lakers have struggled a bit at home, going 4-5 ATS in Los Angeles. The Pistons haven’t traveled well, though, as they are 4-6-1 ATS on the road this season. 


Los Angeles has consistently found the under this season. They boast a 6-17 over/under record, recording the lowest over percentage (26.1%) in the NBA this season. Detroit has quietly found the over in 12 of their games while hitting the under in only 10. With that being said, the Lakers have gone under by an average of 7.4 points per game this season. 


With the game total dropping, there’s an elite prop bet via the Karma Prop Predictor in this game. Montrezl Harrell’s assist prop is set at 1.5 assists, although our Karma Projection has him set at only 1.1 assists. This prop bet boasts an A+ Karma Grade. 


You can view all of our player props for this game by clicking here


Harrell’s found success this season, but it hasn’t been by distributing the ball. He’s averaging only 1.0 assist in 24.4 minutes per game. That’s also dipped to 0.6 assists in 24.1 minutes per game over the last 10 days. Harrell’s posted 1 or fewer assists in each of his last 6 games and 8 of his last 10. 


Harrell’s expected to find around 25 minutes once again tonight. Anthony Davis is questionable, which could give Harrell extra minutes tonight. With that being said, his role isn’t likely to change regardless, making him an interesting option for the under in a game that isn’t expected to see many points. 

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