NBA Week 11 in review
A review of the key storylines happening around the NBA and how it will affect teams into the future.
New York’s impending slump
The New York Knickerbockers are likely facing an uphill battle in the month of January.
The Knicks have 16 of their following 20 games on the road. The Knicks started the season 2-10 on the road.
Given Porzingis’ niggling injuries and the lack of cohesion in the roster at the moment, the Knicks are a surefire bet against team for the foreseeable future.
Betting tip: Look to fade the Knicks in late December and in January. At least until the market adjusts to their poor road form or when they have home games.
Closer than a Cleveland Cavalier
The Cavaliers have won 24 of their 35 games this far into the season and are on a hot run of late.
LeBron is playing great ball and they’re soon to get Isaiah Thomas back in the line-up.
Cleveland has interestingly played 21 of its 35 games to a 10-point final margin. Cleveland has been successful in 71% of those games.
Betting Tip: If you want to back the Cavs consider sprinkling some money on them to win 1-10 for added value.
Updates from around the league.
- Blake Griffin: Practiced on Friday and should return after the Clippers game against the Lakers.
- Chris Paul: Paul has been on and off the court this season. He’s expected to play against the Wizards as he recovers from an adductor strain.
- Steph Curry: Curry is expected back on the court on Sunday as the Warriors take on the Grizzlies. Curry’s recovery from an ankle sprain has gone on longer than expected initially.