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Here are the current NBA playoff articles and how to tips from Maddux Sports.

Why Coaches Matter in NBA Playoff Betting Picks

Coaches are very significant in the NBA, and never more significant than in the playoffs. Being a coach in the NBA is a thankless task because of the attitude of the players and the lack of job security in most situations. For bettors, a good coach can be worth his weight in gold, and a bad or inconsistent coach can be costly and frustrating. Here are five tips to help judge NBA coaches in the playoffs: ...

How NBA Playoff Bets Differs From Regular Season

A lot of casual NBA bettors make a big mistake - they assume that betting on the NBA playoffs is just the same as betting on the regular season. That is true in some ways - the teams that scores the most points still wins, for example. There are some significant ways in which the playoffs are different, though, and those differences are particularly significant for bettors. Here are six of the biggest differences: ...

Common NBA Playoff Series Betting Mistakes

NBA series bets can be a great way to find value in the playoffs. If you arenít careful, though, they can also be very costly. Here are four mistakes people make when making these bets. By avoiding them you significantly increase your chances at making a profit over the long term: ...

NBA Playoffs Second Round Betting Strategy

Successful sports betting is all about noticing the things that will have an impact on the outcome of games and figuring out how to exploit them. Sometimes the differences between one situation and another can be subtle on the surface, but very significant to the tone of games and the way to bet on them. In the NBA playoffs there is a very good example of this. On the surface there might not seem to be much of a difference between the first and second rounds of the tournament. Astute bettors know, though, that the two rounds are really quite di ...

Consider or Ignore Team Depth for NBA Playoff Bets?

Team depth, and the significance of it, is a tough concept for NBA bettors to deal with in the playoffs. Some teams are obviously going to be deeper and more talented than others, but that doesnít necessarily mean that they are going to be better suited for playoff success. In the playoffs there are some situation in which depth is very significant, and others in which itís really not. Hereís a look at both: ...

Importance Of Momentum Heading Into the NBA Playoffs

I don't really believe in momentum. Teams definitely can win multiple games, and it seems that wins can lead to more wins, but pointing at momentum as the cause for that is lazy. There are all sorts of factors that can lead to a winning streak - increased confidence, good health, an easy schedule, and luck among them. To put too much faith in momentum is to believe too strongly that what has happened in the past has a direct bearing on what will happen in the next game. That makes momentum a dangerous concept for sports bettors. ...

Mistakes Bettors Make When Betting the NBA Playoffs

The NBA playoffs have arrived. Each year they bring two glorious months of brilliantly intense basketball action to bettors around the world. The NBA playoffs are great to bet on. They are, though, quite different from the regular season in a lot of ways, and quite challenging if you aren't prepared for them. Casual bettors who are drawn to the playoffs because of the bright lights and the glamour can easily make mistakes that can cost them a lot of money. Here are five of the biggest mistakes. ...

Finding High Playoff Seeds That Could Be Vulnerable

The high seeds in the NBA playoffs are very dominant. For example, a number one seed has lost to a number eight just three times in history. A sixth seed, the 1995 Houston Rockets, are the lowest seed ever to win it all. Generally there are a few teams each year that are clearly above the rest of the league, and those are the teams that are going to contend for the title - and typically cruise through their first round or two. Because upsets are relatively rare in the NBA they can be tough to spot. Here are four ways to tell that a high seed c ...

Finding Value On Favorites In NBA Playoff Series Bets

Absolutely anything can happen in sports. Any bettor who has ever taken an outcome for granted knows how true that is. In the first round of the NBA playoffs, though, there are some teams that are as close to unbeatable as is possible in sports. Not every top seed is sure to roll over a bottom seed - three number eight seeds have won their series - but there are many cases in which there has been nothing more than the smallest sliver of doubt that the team is going to come out on top. It's tough to know for sure whether a top seed is going to ...

NBA Playoff Betting Advice For Casual Sports Bettors

When the NBA Playoffs get underway a slew of public money comes into sports betting marketplace. Casual bettors that haven't placed a wager all season long view playoff betting as a chance to enhance their NBA playoff experience. While almost all know how the NBA point spread works, we get a handful of emails this time of year asking how betting on the NBA moneyline works. We will answer these questions as well as provide some tips for those casual gamblers betting this year's NBA playoffs. ...

Using Media Bias To Find Value in the NBA Playoffs

In the later rounds of the NBA playoffs it often seems as if the media has a clear bias - a strong lean towards one team in a series and against the other. If that media bias is strong, consistent and logical at least on the surface then it could have a strong impact on the betting public, and therefore on the lines and the betting value on the series. Dealing with these biases can be a challenge for handicappers, but they can also potentially offer real value. Here are four things to consider when thinking about media bias in the NBA playoffs ...

Handicapping Teams Off A Blowout Loss in the Playoffs

In the NBA playoffs - especially but certainly not exclusively in the first round - we often see one-sided games. These are games in which one side looks like they forgot to show up for the game and they lose by a wide margin. They are incredibly dull games, and they can be very frustrating if you bet on the team that is MIA. For handicappers they also present a real challenge - how is the losing team going to bounce back from this humiliation? It's not always the worst team that doesn't show up, so you can't just assume that a team was blown ...

Handicapping How Teams Respond Off Of A Playoff Overtime Game

It seems like every year in the NBA playoffs there are one or two games that turn into epic overtime battles - three or four periods of heart stopping thrill rides. Since overtime is so rare in the NBA, and so different than it is in other sports, it provides a bit of a challenge for handicappers. In hockey overtimes can go forever in the playoffs, and they are common enough that we are experienced dealing with them. Extra innings in baseball are almost as common, and we know how to deal with those well. NBA overtime is different, though, and ...

Finding Playoff Teams Ready To Quit, Using 2011 Lakers As An Example

The demise of the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2011 NBA playoffs is one of the most interesting case studies the NBA has provided in years. If you need a refresher, they entered the playoffs as the two time defending champions, but things did not go well. They had far more trouble than they should have in the first round, and then were swept by Dallas in the second round. To say they were swept doesn't do justice to how badly they were beaten. The first game was close, but the next three really weren't. The last five quarters the team played were ...

Mistakes That Gamblers Make Wagering on the NBA Finals

Betting on the NBA Finals is tough. Both teams are obviously in top form after having beaten some good teams to get to where they are. The teams aren't particularly familiar with each other because the schedule limits their interaction during the regular season. Both teams probably have at least one superstar caliber player who is capable of leading his team to victory almost single-handedly. On top of all that, public attention is higher on the sport than at any other time of year, so value can be hard to find - especially if you like the fav ...

How Wiseguys Get An Edge For Next Year After the NBA Finals End

When the NBA season ends a lot of basketball bettors just take a breath and then move on to their next sport to bet on. You are missing a big opportunity, though, if you don't take a short time to look back at the past season to see how it went, and to look forward to next season to see how it may turn out. By doing this before you put the season to bed you are going to give yourself a big edge at the start of next season by putting the work in now. Here are four things you can do when the season ends to give yourself an edge. ...

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