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With the NBA's revised scheduling over the last couple years and emphasis on less travel and more off days in between games, the end result is more home-and-home matchups throughout the league and the year. We have already seen a handful of instances of that so far this season and as a result, an NBA betting trend has begun to emerge. 


Through 10 home-and-home matchups in the NBA this season, the team who lost the first game has been dominant in the second game both SU and ATS.

The Sixers took care of business against the Wizards on Tuesday night in Philly, and now they travel to Washington to play the second game. If history repeats itself and this trend continues, Washington will both win and cover tonight since teams in their situation have yet to lose a game this year. The trend is even stronger for teams that lose on the road in the first game and then play at home in the second. 


The Wizards currently sit at +3 on FanDuel Sportsbook, a line you might think is low until you see this stat. 

The Thunder and the Spurs are approaching a home and home later this week as well, so after keeping on eye on the Wizards, it would be wise to turn your attention to that impending two-game series. 


With so many potential matchups like this throughout the rest of the year and in coming years with the new NBA scheduling, this could turn into quite the profitable trend if it continues over a larger sample size. 


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