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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
Joakim Noah (C)  CHI
Noah (ankle) returned from a four-game absence against the Knicks on Thursday but had a rough shooting night as he only put up five points (1-8 FG, 2-6 FT) to go along with 13 rebounds, three assists, and one block in 34 minutes.
Mirza Teletovic (F)  BRO
Teletovic made the start for Kevin Garnett (rest) on Wednesday and was able to put up 14 points (5-10 FG, 4-8 3Pt), three rebounds, and two assists during his 21 minutes on the court against the Raptors.
Jared Dudley (G)  MIL
Dudley put up 19 points (7-10 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 3-3 FT), five rebounds, one assist, and one steal during his 33 minutes off the bench against the Kings on Thursday.
Kevin Durant (F)  OKC
Durant said the sprained ankle that forced him out of Thursday's loss to the Warriors isn't serious, and he hopes to play Friday against the Lakers, The Oklahoman reports.
Johnny O'Bryant (F)  MIL
O'Bryant made his first-career start against the Kings on Thursday but only managed to contribute six points (2-4 FG, 2-2 FT), one rebound, and one assist during just 17 minutes on the court.
Mike Muscala (C)  ATL
Muscala was assigned to Fort Wayne of the D-League on Friday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Travis Wear (F)  NY
Wear made his first-career start against the Bulls on Thursday and put up eight points (4-7 FG), four rebounds, and one steal in 26 minutes.
Festus Ezeli (C)  GS
Ezeli is expected to be the starting center while Andrew Bogut (knee) is out indefinitely, CSN Bay Area reports. He started Thursday and had four points, two rebounds, one assist and a block in 10 minutes.
Stephen Curry (G)  GS
Curry scored 34 points (14-24 FG, 5-12 3Pt, 1-1 FT) and added seven rebounds, nine assists, four steals and one block in 42 minutes against the Thunder on Thursday.
Harrison Barnes (F)  GS
Barnes scored 12 points (5-11 FG, 2-4 3Pt) and logged seven rebounds, one assist and two steals in 34 minutes of action on Thursday against the Thunder.
Draymond Green (F)  GS
Green scored 16 points (7-14 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 1-4 FT) and added nine rebounds, nine assists, one steal and one block in 44 minutes of action against the Thunder on Thursday.
Andre Roberson (G)  OKC
Roberson scored 10 points (4-8 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 1-2 FT) and added 12 rebounds, three assists and one steal in 34 minutes of action against the Warriors on Thursday.

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