Hacker News is back with a new article on how to evaluate the prospects of various professional sports teams.
While it’s certainly possible to make a list of every team worth betting on, Hacker News offers a wealth of useful information on how you can better understand the value of individual teams, whether it’s through the sport’s popularity, whether they’re currently on the rise or if they’re just on the bubble.
The article provides a comprehensive list of the top 20 sports betting teams, including how they’ve performed over the past few years.
Here are the top ten:1.
The Cleveland Cavaliers (11-5) Recorded a season-best 23 wins and a 10-2 record in 2015-16.
They’re currently looking for their fourth consecutive winning season in the NBA, which will put them squarely in the conversation as the favorites to win the league again this season.
They’ll also need to be even more dominant in the postseason, which means a lot of focus on LeBron James.2.
Chicago Bulls (12-5-1) A perennial contender, the Bulls have never lost consecutive games in a season since 2012-13, which is exactly what they need to do in order to avoid being swept in the first round.
They’re currently tied for third in the East and have a chance to take down the Cavaliers for the final playoff spot in the conference.3.
Dallas Mavericks (11:11 a.m.
ET) The Mavericks won a franchise-record 11 straight games before losing their third straight in overtime to the Washington Wizards on Monday night.
They had a great chance to tie the franchise record with four straight victories before losing in overtime on Monday.4.
Denver Nuggets (10:40 p.m.)
The Nuggets were the biggest surprise of the first weekend of the season, going 15-0 and going 13-2 in their first 16 games.
But they’ve been on a roll lately, averaging 105.8 points and shooting 45.6 percent from the field over the last seven games.5.
Indiana Pacers (8:55 p.a.
ET; FS-NW1) The Pacers are now 12-1 and are in the mix for the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference, which would give them a good shot at making the playoffs again this year.
However, they’re also still trying to win their first NBA Championship since 1988 and have lost seven of their last eight.6.
Philadelphia 76ers (8 p.o.m., FS-N, NBCSN) The 76ers are in position to go toe-to-toe with the Houston Rockets and the New Orleans Pelicans in the playoffs.
They’ve been a top-10 team since April and could easily be the biggest shock of the draft.7.
Los Angeles Lakers (8-11) The Lakers are looking for a third straight win after losing six of their past seven games and have now dropped four straight games.
Their last win came in overtime against the Sacramento Kings.8.
Boston Celtics (8 a. m.
ET, Fox Sports 1) There are some intriguing scenarios for the Celtics this year, but their only shot at a playoff berth is to win out.
They play in the Conference Semifinals, where they’ll be in a fight for the seventh seed.9.
Atlanta Hawks (7 a.
M., FS1) The Hawks have won six straight games and are now tied for second in the NFC South.
They haven’t lost to a playoff team since January.10.
Milwaukee Bucks (7:55 a.
ET: FOX Sports 1, Fox Soccer Channel)The Bucks are one of the most exciting teams in the league.
Their biggest challenge will be the Warriors.
Portland Trail Blazers (7 p. m., FOX Sports 2) The Blazers have a shot at reaching the playoffs after a seven-game losing streak.
Toronto Raptors (7-11-1, Toronto FC) This season, the Raptors are tied for fourth in the Atlantic Division.
Boston Bruins (6:40 a.
MT, NBC Sports Live Extra) It’s the Bruins’ best shot at the Stanley Cup Playoffs since 2008-09, when they went 16-1-2.
They also have a strong chance to win a fourth straight Stanley Cup.14.
Phoenix Suns (6 p.
M, FOX Sports) Despite the Suns being a long shot to make the playoffs, they could still make a run this year with some quality wins.
They were ranked No. 4 in the preseason but ended up being one of five teams to finish the season with at least 50 wins and the second-best record.15.
Chicago Blackhawks (6 a. p.
MT) Chicago has the easiest schedule of the 10 teams in this article, which could mean they’ll finish the year with a better record than some of the other teams in here.16.
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