Know These Trends Before Betting On Monday's Slate

All three of these may surprise you

Blazers at Magic, 7:00pm EST


THE TREND: Seven consecutive OVERs have hit in Orlando’s games.

WHY IT MATTERS: Orlando’s recent offensive explosion may be a mirage, but every NBA bettor needs to know about it regardless. The Magic have averaged 121.5 points per game during this run of seven straight overs. Their offense has been much more perimeter-oriented in these seven games; they’ve hit 13.2 three-point field goals on 37.1 attempts per game in that span. Terrence Ross has been a force off the bench while others like Aaron Gordon have put up some mind-boggling numbers compared to their season-long numbers. READ MORE about why their opponents might be to blame rather than why Orlando should be credited, though.

Jazz at Cavaliers, 7:00pm EST


THE TREND: The Jazz are winless against the spread over their last five games.

WHY IT MATTERS: After losing four-straight home games, the Jazz got back on the right track against the Wizards last time out, defeating them 129-119. Not only did they surrender 119 in that victory, but the supposed defensive-oriented squad allowed 120 points to the Rockets and 131 to the Suns during that four-game losing streak. Luckily for them, a matchup against the Cavaliers presents an opportunity to earn a road win and get back on the right track, even though Cleveland is 5-1-1 ATS in their last seven games.

Grizzlies at Hawks, 7:30pm EST


THE TREND: The Hawks are 8-2-1 ATS over their last 11 home games. 

WHY IT MATTERS: Atlanta has been a disappointment from a typical win-loss record this season, but they’ve proven to be quite a stingy squad at times, especially in front of their home crowd. Although the Grizzlies are underdogs despite being firmly in the Western Conference playoff hunt, look at the teams Atlanta has covered against during this 11-game span: Raptors, Clippers, Wizards, 76ers, Heat, Mavericks, Nets, Blazers. Therefore, they’ve risen to the occasion for spread bettors in recent weeks and as long as Trae Young, John Collins, Kevin Huerter and their young core are healthy, they could continue to surprise quality teams in the second half of the regular season.