Sunday, 21 November 2010

Comeback Kids

The Utah Jazz won their fifth consecutive road (away) game last night, beating the Portland Trail Blazers. In every one of those five games, they came back from a double digit deficit, this time 'just' 11 points. Portland traded as low as 1.16, and pre-game were -3.5 on most sportsbooks (-4 on one). Betfair was out of line with -2.5, and the Jazz were available at 2.06. Next road game is at the Clippers next Sunday, and for once it's an early game. Mind you, the way the Clippers are playing, one win in 14 games this season, and on a nine game losing run, it's unlikely that they'd be able to take a double digit lead if they were offered it, although the rookie number one draft pick Blake Griffin is playing well right now.

The regular season is 82 games long, so we're about 1/6th of the way through already. Some of the surprises so far have been the poor performance of the Miami Heat, and the strong performances of the New Orleans Hornets and the San Antonio Spurs. The Hornets have yet to lose at home, and the Spurs have yet to lose away. The Lakers had a poor spell, losing two games and playing poorly in more, and the line for their game later today with the Golden State Warriors which opened at 11.5 is now down to 6 in some places. Betfair have yet to put the line up.

Update 7:42pm: Darn it. Just received an e-mail from the SBP, and he's gone for the Warriors +12. Kiss of death?

1 comment:

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