|NBA Opening Odds & Over/Under Totals for Sunday, December 16, 2012|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Sunday, 16 December 2012 06:00|
Sunday's NBA Opening Odds
(The Spread) – The opening odds and over/under totals are out for the four games in the NBA today. Let’s check out the spreads.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Toronto Raptors are 3-point home underdogs versus the Houston Rockets, while the over/under total opened at 198.5 but has already been bet down to 197.5. The home team is 9-1-1 against the spread in the last 11 meetings between these two teams while the under is 4-1 in the last five meetings in Toronto.
The Sacramento Kings are 4.5-point underdogs versus the Denver Nuggets after opening as a 4-point dog. The total, meanwhile, has stayed steady at 203.5 after opening at that same number. The Nuggets are 3-1-1 against the spread in the last five meetings and the road team is 3-1-1 ATS in the last five meetings.
The total has yet to been released as of this writing, but the Los Angeles Lakers and Philadelphia 76ers have opened as a pick’em. According to latest NBA trends, the Lakers are 4-1 against the spread in the last five meetings between these two teams in Philadelphia, while the road team is 6-1 ATS in the last seven meetings overall.
The fourth and final game will take place in Portland where the Trail Blazers are now a 5.5-point favorite after opening at –6. The total has been bet up a half point from 186 to 186.5. The over is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings overall and the road team is 9-4 ATS in the last 13 meetings.
Sunday NBA Opening Odds & Totals
801 Houston Rockets –3 (198.5)
802 Toronto Raptors +3
803 Denver Nuggets –4 (203.5)
804 Sacramento Kings +4
805 Los Angeles Lakers PK
806 Philadelphia 76ers PK
807 New Orleans Hornets +6 (186)
808 Portland Trail Blazers –6