Will the Lakers go up 1-0 or can the Nuggets pull off an upset? Dimers’ Game 1 Bet Hub predictions below👇
➖ odds is what you BET to win $100
➕ odds is what you WIN if you bet $100
Dimers’ Suggested Plays
💵 Spread: Nuggets +7
⛹️♂️ Player Prop: Murray OVER 24.5 points
Nuggets +7 has a 53% probability (-110)
Our predictive model has highlighted the Nuggets at the spread as the top pick in this game. According to our data, they are a 53 percent chance to cover against the Lakers. Expect a strong performance from Denver, who continue to find a way to get the job done.
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Player Prop pick:
Jamal Murray to score OVER 24.5 points -112
This postseason has seen Jamal Murray take the step from a good NBA player to a star of the league. He had 40 points in Game 7 against the Clippers and should be able to put the Lakers to the sword. If you’re keen to try this type of bet, you win $100 if you put down $112 (or, for smaller bettors, win another $10 if you put down $11.20)
The superstars will once again be out to play, with LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Nikola Jokic, and Jamal Murray all taking the floor as they look to edge closer to the NBA Finals. We’re expecting a strong performance from the Nuggets, with their star point guard to lead the way.
NBA Betting – How To’s
How ‘The Spread’ works: A spread bet is when you bet on who you think will win after the underdog has been given a hypothetical ‘head start’. In a game, the books are giving Team X a +7.5 point head start against Team Y. In other words, they have 7.5 points added to their final score.
The two options on this market are effectively Team Y to win by 8 points or more, or Team X to get within 8 points or actually win the game.
If a team wins at the spread, they are said to have ‘covered’ the spread.
How ‘The Moneyline’ works: A moneyline bet is simply a bet placed on which team you think will win the NBA game head-to-head. The more likely a favorite is to win according to the sportsbook, the less you can win by betting on them. But the less favored an underdog is, the more you can win if it hits.
If we quote an edge (as a %), this is the difference in the probability suggested by the odds (what the books predict) when compared to Dimers’ predictive modelling = VALUE!
How the ‘Over/Under’ works: you bet on the total amount of points to be scored, in the example above, by a particular player. The sportsbook sets the total points that they believe the player will score, which includes any OT.
Your bet is on whether the player’s total will be more (Over) or less (Under) than that number, or line, set by the sportsbooks.
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*Odds and probabilities correct at time of publishing.