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CoverWire NBA Analysis

Today's top Bet
Everyday we single out one game that we think is the top bet to win and break it down with our unique statistical analysis. Our daily top bet has covered 56% (295-234) of the time over the last three seasons and is 48.2% (369 - 396) in 2005-06!

Game Predictions
We predict the final score of every NBA game using our in depth statistical methods and then we tell you which games are the best bets. Our best bets have won over 54% of the time in the last three seasons. We record and track every game online so that you can review all of our picks past and present. We also analyze our own methods and data for you so that we can always bring you the top of the line predictions and picks.

New! How to Maximize Your Winnings with the CoverWire Predictions
Using a betting scale along with our game predictions can practically double your winnings. Read this article to find out how.

CoverWire Moneyline Picks
CoverWire has developed with a system for finding moneyline winners. Anytime a moneyline pick comes up on our radar we will let you know about it. Let us help you win more money!

Why Possessions Matter
The fundamental building block of any comparison of NBA teams begins with the possession. Read this article to find out why.

Back to Back Games Analysis
Is there any statistical evidence that teams play worse in the second game of back to back games? We break down the numbers to find out.

Team Consistency
We use standard deviations to determine which teams are the most consistent. This can help you determine which underdogs have the best chance to pull out the upset.

Halftime Scoring Averages
We've got home/road first and second half scoring averages for each team.

Our Record
Here at CoverWire our goal is to make you a more educated bettor. One of the ways we want to do that is to allow you to see all of our data and let you analyze it with us. We want to make sure that you have as much confidence in us as we have in our predictions.

Recent Player News
J.J. Redick (G)  LAC
Redick started for the Clippers in their season opener against the Thunder, but scored just five points (1-10 FG, 1-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT).
Reggie Jackson (G)  OKC
Jackson, when healthy, could start at point guard with Russell Westbrook's injury.
Russell Westbrook (G)  OKC
Westbrook has a small fracture in his right hand, the Oklahoman reports.
Andre Roberson (G)  OKC
Roberson almost played the entire game for the Thunder on Thursday against the Clippers, scoring nine points (3-5 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 3-4 FT) and grabbing six boards.
Sebastian Telfair (G)  OKC
Telfair played for 38 minutes after Russell Westbrook left the game Thursday with an injury, scoring 11 points (2-9 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 6-8 FT) against the Clippers.
Kendrick Perkins (C)  OKC
Perkins played his first minutes of the season for the Thunder on Thursday against the Clippers, failing to make a single field goal.
Perry Jones (F)  OKC
Jones scored a career-high 32 points (10-17 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 9-11 FT) for the Thunder versus the Clippers.
Joel Anthony (C)  DET
Anthony has averaged 19 minutes in his first two games with the Pistons, but his playing time figures to take a hit when Greg Monroe returns from a suspension Saturday against the Nets.
Jonas Jerebko (F)  DET
Jerebko logged 18 minutes in Thursday's loss to the Timberwolves, finishing with four points, one rebound and one assist.
Spencer Dinwiddie (G)  DET
Dinwiddie, who made a surprise appearance in Wednesday's season opener, was a Coach's Decision - DNP in Thursday's loss to the Timberwolves.
Kyle Singler (F)  DET
Singler earned his second consecutive start at small forward, finishing with five points and three rebounds in a losing effort against the Timberwolves.
Josh Smith (F)  DET
Smith played 30 minutes in Thursday's loss to Minnesota, finishing with 10 points (5-16 FG, 0-2 3Pt), seven rebounds, four assists, two blocks and three turnovers.

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