Saturday NBA Odds, Predictions, Betting Trends: Bucks vs. Warriors, Cavaliers vs. Bulls Among Most Popular Picks
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Saturday’s NBA slate features plenty of games involving teams that don’t see each other too often.
Five of the seven are non-conference showdowns, headlined by appointment viewing in Bucks vs. Warriors.
That game is just one in a handful sticking out to the betting markets.
Here’s the rundown of Saturday’s most popular wagers.
Saturday’s NBA Odds & Betting Trends
*Odds and public betting trends data as of Saturday afternoon
3 Most Popular NBA Bets
Bulls (-5) vs. Cavaliers
8 p.m. ET
Chicago is pulling in 80% of the tickets, far and away the highest on Saturday’s board. The Bulls could really use a cover, too: they enter the weekend on a six-game losing streak against the spread.
A majority of the action rolling in on the favorite has prompted Chicago up from an opener of -3 to as high as -5.5.
Bucks (-1) vs. Warriors
8:30 p.m ET
Another team pulling in north of 70% of tickets at the time of writing is Milwaukee (71%). The reigning champs have hit their stride, going 5-1 against the number and 6-0 overall since the All-Star Break.
The total — which is an egregious 238.5 — has also generated 69% of the betting tickets, the third-most of any over/under.
Wizards (-6.5) vs. Trail Blazers
10 p.m. ET
Bettors continue fading the Trail Blazers and their league-worst 25-39-1 (39.1%) record against the spread. We’ve logged 73% of the tickets on the road team for the night cap, the second most of any spread Saturday.