The 3 Wildest Over/Under Trends Of The 2019-20 NBA Season
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- This hectic NBA season was accompanied by some wild over/under trends.
- The Washington Wizards were practically guaranteed to give up major points on the road.
- The Minnesota Timberwolves defense only got worse when playing Eastern Conference opponents.
- Playing with little rest certainly didn't help the Cleveland Cavaliers already poor defense.
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Washington's Horrific Defense
The Washington Wizards went on the road for 32 games in the 2019-20 season. In those 32 games, the over went 21-10-1 (67.7 percent) for a total profit of $908.90 if bettors wagered $100 on each contest. With the absence of John Wall, the Wizards were one of the most disappointing teams in the league. Additionally, they missed Wall’s presence on the defensive side of the ball. In away games, the Wizards had the second-worst defensive rating in the league with a mark of 114.7. If this lack of defense continues next season, be ready to ride the over trend.
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Minnesota Against The East
The Minnesota Timberwolves faced opponents from the Eastern Conference in 25 contests this past season. In those 25 games, the over was 18-7 (72.0 percent) for a total profit of $936.20 for a consistent $100 bettor. This is in part due to the Timberwolves poor defensive rating of 111.6, which was 20th in the NBA. Additionally, Minnesota's opponents managed a team field goal rate of 47.7 percent (25th in the NBA). When the 2020-21 season begins, be sure to check out the Timberwolves over line when facing teams from the East.
Cleveland On Back-To-Backs
The Cleveland Cavaliers played 12 games in the 2019-20 season where they had no rest the day prior. In games where the Cavaliers played the day before, the over hit at an 83.3 percent rate (10-2) and a profit of $709 for a consistent $100 bettor. The lack of depth in the Cavaliers lineup is the primary reason for Cleveland's poor defensive performances with no rest. Cleveland’s defensive rating of 114.8 last season was the worst mark in the NBA. This number also increases when the Cavaliers are coming off of no rest. Next season, be on the lookout for Cleveland's over totals when they're on the second-half of a back-to-back.