As previously covered in this space, the Phoenix Suns are tearing the NBA up. Well, they're tearing up the NBA against the spread. Their 7-0-1 record ATS remains the league's only undefeated mark in that department. But which other NBA teams are posting winning numbers ATS?
This chart marks each team's record against the spread, as well as the amount of money you would win or lose by putting $20 on that team in each of their games and the percent return on investment that would lead to.
|Team||ATS Record||Profit/Loss||ROI %|
|Los Angeles Clippers||6-3-0||$52.80||29.33%|
|Golden State Warriors||5-3-1||$34.00||18.89%|
|Portland Trail Blazers||5-3-0||$34.00||21.25%|
|San Antonio Spurs||5-4-0||$14.00||7.78%|
|Los Angeles Lakers||5-5-0||-$6.00||-3.00%|
|New York Knicks||3-5-0||-$43.60||-27.25%|
|Oklahoma City Thunder||3-5-0||-$43.60||-27.25%|
|New Orleans Pelicans||3-6-0||-$63.60||-35.33%|
Generally speaking, very good teams are at the top of this list. When I say very good, I mean teams like the Indiana Pacers and Minnesota Timberwolves who have tons of talent, but don't receive the hype that teams like Miami and Oklahoma City get. That kind of hype clearly affects spreads, which explains the poor ATS starts for the Heat (3-5) and Thunder (3-5).
At the bottom of the list are bad teams and teams that have underperformed their expectations. Fading the Sacramento Kings is never a bad idea, unless you are sent in a time machine back to the early 2000s, but playing the poor play of the Brooklyn Nets could be profitable while they continue to work on their new-look team's chemistry.
Also, betting against the Jazz is worth considering. They are the league's worst team at 1-8 straight up, and a miserable 2-6-1 against the spread. Utah is the leading candidate to become this year's Charlotte Bobcats.