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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.

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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
Ronny Turiaf (C)  MIN
Turiaf (hip) was forced to miss Thursday's game against the Pistons with lingering soreness, the Star Tribune reports.
Brook Lopez (C)  BRO
Lopez (foot) will not face a minutes restriction when he ultimately makes his season debut, Newsday reports.
Corey Brewer (F)  MIN
Brewer started at shooting guard and scored eight points with four rebounds and two steals in 29 minutes.
Glen Davis (F)  LAC
Davis (groin) is not expected to play in Friday's game against the Lakers, Eric Pincus of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Zach LaVine (G)  MIN
LaVine made his NBA debut in Thursday's win over Detroit, but didn't take a shot or score a point in four minutes.
Anthony Bennett (F)  MIN
Bennett scored just four points with five rebounds in 14 minutes in Thursday's win over Detroit.
Shabazz Muhammad (G)  MIN
Muhammad scored just one point in 12 minutes in Thursday's win over Detroit.
Grant Jerrett (F)  OKC
Jerrett (ankle) is not expected to play in Saturday's game against the Nuggets, The Oklahoman reports.
Russell Westbrook (G)  OKC
Westbrook (broken hand) will miss four-to-six weeks, the Oklahoman's Anthony Slater reports.
John Jenkins (G)  ATL
Jenkins had his fourth-year option declined by the Hawks on Thursday, Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Danny Granger (F)  MIA
Granger is dealing with a sore hamstring and was unable to come off the bench for Wednesday's season opener against the Wizards, the Associated Press reports.
Luol Deng (F)  MIA
Deng (back) was able to finish Wednesday's opener with 12 points (4-8 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 4-5 FT), four rebounds, one assist, and one block in 30 minutes.

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