Best bets to cover as NBA home favorites?
Which teams have been the best at covering the spread as home favorites this NBA season? There are three solid choices, and all are home favorites on Friday night.
Golden State Warriors
The Warriors have been the best bet as a home favorite this season, covering in seven of their 11 games in that scenario. Golden State is also winning by an average margin of 18.4, which is best in the league as a home favorite. According to oddsmakers from online sports book RealBet.eu, the Warriors are a 19-point home favorite tonight against the Bucks, who beat Golden State just a few weeks ago in Milwaukee. It was the Warriors' first loss of the season.
San Antonio Spurs
The Spurs have also been solid in a home favorite role, covering 71.4% of the time (10-4 against the spread). San Antonio is also winning at a healthy clip as a home favorite, posting an average margin of victory of 16.8 in those situations. The Spurs are an 8-point home favorite tonight versus the Clippers, who are just 9-14 against the number this season.
The Pacers have been solid all season at the betting window, covering in 15 of their 24 games on the year. In fact, when they win, they cover, as they're also 15-9 straight up. As a home favorite, the Pacers are 6-2 against the spread and are winning by an average margin of 12.5. They'll host the Nets tonight at 7:00PM ET as a 10.5-point favorite.