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It seems like every night another NBA player puts up an absurd game. Whether it's Derrick Rose dropping 50 or Klay Thompson breaking the NBA record by hitting 14 threes in a game, the number of points being scored is seemingly at an all-time high.


And it's clear that sportsbooks haven't adjusted to the uptick in scoring as overs are 65-44-1 coming into Thursday's slate of games.

That's drastically different from last season when unders had an eight-game lead at this point in the season.

Despite the lopsided run of overs, teams like the Warriors are actually saving bettors by benching their starters, most often at the end of the third quarter.


Imagine how many points would be scored if teams kept the pedal to the metal? The over would hit nearly every time.


One of the biggest reasons for the higher scores is the new adjustment to the shot clock. When a team gets an offensive rebound, the shot clock resets to 14 seconds and not 24. While that doesn't seem like a lot, it has forced teams to put up more shots, which translates to more points. 


Lines have been higher to start this year, but it looks like they'll only go up based on these results. 


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