Up to this point in the year, teams in that specific situation are undefeated straight up, sporting an 8-0 record, and are almost as impressive against the spread with a 6-2 ATS record.
There have been 11 home-and-home matchups in the NBA this season.— The Duel (@TheDuelSports) January 11, 2019
If the team that loses the first matchup is home in the second matchup, they’re 8-0 SU and 6-2 ATS.
The Thunder play the Spurs Saturday night after a loss in San Antonio on Thursday. pic.twitter.com/9Qcm9CJzIy
On Thursday night, the Oklahoma City Thunder and San Antonio Spurs began their home-and-home series in the Lone Star state. The Spurs playing at home won the game, thus opening up the door to make a bet solely based on this trend.
On Saturday night, the Spurs will travel to the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City and the Thunder will have the chance to move the record for home teams in the back end of a home-and-home series to 9-0 SU and 7-2 ATS.
Some truly horrible calls late in the Thunder Spurs game, cost the Thunder points and possessions in the last minute..can’t afford to let this losing streak go on, not in the west..gotta get back at em Saturday #ThunderUp— Danny P (@dannyp22584) January 11, 2019
The sample size on this trend may be small, but the percentages are overwhelming. It might be too early for you to place a big bet on on this one, but it's surely something to take notice of as the season progresses. But, at the end of the day, it's pretty hard to argue with undefeated.
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