Chris Baker

186 Posts
Chris Baker
186 Posts
Role
NBA Writer
Experience
4 years
Location
New York, New York

Summary

Chris Baker writes about the NBA and NFL for The Action Network. He started betting 3 years ago, and it has become a passion ever since. He has been writing about the NBA and NFL markets for the past year. If he isn’t watching or handicapping basketball, he is probably playing or coaching it. 

Experience

Baker has been focused on handicapping the NBA since graduating college in 2021. He comes from a basketball coach/trainer background and finds that his experience playing and coaching helps him a lot when trying to handicap the NBA.

Baker is extremely familiar with pro-level offensive systems and defensive schemes, and this often aids him in his effort to find edges or values in the NBA marketplace. He finds that approaching the game from a coach’s perspective enables him to find contrarian angles relative to the betting public. He likes combining his coaching background with a heavy dose of analytics/data to find value. He mostly focuses on sides and totals but occasionally bets props in certain spots.

Education

Baker graduated from Rutgers University in 2021 with a degree in economics. 

More from Chris Baker
Celtics vs. Pacers Game 4: Expect Boston to Close it Out ImageNBA

Celtics vs. Pacers Game 4: Expect Boston to Close it Out

Chris Baker
May 27, 2024 UTC
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Betting Highlights
Favorite Bet of All-Time
The Bucks 2021 championship run has to be up there for me. I bet them before the season and multiple times during the playoffs, including when they went down 2-0 to Phoenix. Watching Giannis completely dominate after hyperextending his knee in the Atlanta series was truly special. Jrue’s defensive performance was one of the greatest efforts I have ever seen at the professional level of any sport. It was just beautiful basketball and to be on the right side of the series made it that much more beautiful.
Most Heartbreaking Bet
Patriots +3.5 on the road vs. the Cowboys. New England was up 21-20 before the game ultimately went to overtime. Me and my friends were all celebrating once New England won the coin toss. Dallas would get the ball and march safely into FG range to likely win by 3... but the Cowboys had other plans, as Dak connected with CeeDee Lamb for a 35-yard touchdown.
Specialties
  • NBA Totals/Sides
  • NFL Totals/Sides