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Western Conference All Stars (West) vs Eastern Conference All Stars (East)

Game Date: Sunday, February 26, 2012 | Game Time: 7:30 PM | Home Line: -4.5 | Total: 283.5

by Bill Fishman

Western Conference All Stars (West) v Eastern Conference All Stars (East) Series Betting Trends

The Western Conference All Stars (West) travel to Eastern Conference to play the All Stars (East) at 7:30 PM on Sunday, February 26, 2012. Eastern Conference is the favorite in this matchup, laying -4.5 points here at home. The Total has been posted at Over/Under 283.5.

Before getting to specific team details, let's have a look at the recent games in this series to see if we can identify any NBA sports betting trends to assist in making the right pick in this game.

Recent Results in the All Stars (West)/All Stars (East) Series

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
February 16, 2014 Eastern Conference 163Western Conference155-3.5291.0
February 17, 2013 Eastern Conference 138Western Conference143-3.0294.5
February 26, 2012 Western Conference 152Eastern Conference149-4.5283.5
February 20, 2011 Eastern Conference 143Western Conference1483.0272.0

When looking at the last 4 games in this series, we can see the home team has won 2 games compared to 2 wins for the road team. Average points scored per game for the home team in the Western Conference/Eastern Conference series is 148.8 ppg while the vistor has put up 149 ppg, creating an average margin of victory of 0.2 favoring the road team.

Unlike most series', this one has leaned towards the road team. Specifically, the road team in this series has enjoyed an average advantage of 0.2 ppg. That represents a value number of -4.3 when meassured against the offered line of -4.5, suggesting a wager on Western Conference makes the most sense - at least, when looking at the series trends from an historical perspective.

The average Total points scored spanning the last 4 games between the All Stars (West) and the All Stars (East) is 297.8 per game. That creates a face value cushion of 14.3 against the line, suggesting a bet of Over 283.5 may be in order. At least it appears as such on first impression when compared to the series history.

Now let's take a look at the series history in this exact situation, with Western Conference as the road team and with Eastern Conference as the home team.

Recent Results when Western Conference visits Eastern Conference

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
February 26, 2012 Western Conference 152Eastern Conference149-4.5283.5

When looking at the last 1 games in this series while Eastern Conference has been the home team, we can see the All Stars (East) have won 0 games compared to 1 wins for the All Stars (West). Average points scored per game by Eastern Conference in this situation is is 149 ppg while Western Conference has put up 152 ppg, creating an average margin of victory of 3 favoring the All Stars (West).

Unlike most series', this one has leaned towards the road team. Specifically, the road team in this series has enjoyed an average advantage of 3 ppg. That represents a value number of -1.5 when meassured against the offered line of -4.5, suggesting a wager on the All Stars (West) makes the most sense. At least, that's the way it looks betting against the number looking at the series situation in the vacuum of this trend.

The average Total points scored spanning the last 1 games between the All Stars (West) and the All Stars (East) is 301 per game. That creates a face value cushion of 17.5 against the line, suggesting a bet of Over 283.5 may be in order. At least it appears as such on first impression when compared to the series history.

Can the Western Conference All Stars (West) Cover the Spread?

This season the Western Conference All Stars (West) have played 1 games, averaging 155.0 points per game, while allowing 163.0 points per game. This has led to a season record of 0-1. Let's have a closer look at recent Western Conference All Stars (West) results.

Recent Western Conference All Stars (West) Results

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
February 16, 2014 Eastern Conference 163Western Conference155-3.5291.0
February 17, 2013 Eastern Conference 138Western Conference143-3.0294.5
February 26, 2012 Western Conference 152Eastern Conference149-4.5283.5
February 20, 2011 Eastern Conference 143Western Conference1483.0272.0

This season the Western Conference All Stars (West) have played 0 games on the road, averaging 0.0 points per game, while allowing 0.0 points per game. This has led to a season record of 0-0. Let's have a closer look at recent Western Conference All Stars (West) results on the road.

Recent Western Conference All Stars (West) Road Results

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
February 26, 2012 Western Conference 152Eastern Conference149-4.5283.5

Can the Eastern Conference All Stars (East) Cover the Spread?

This season the Eastern Conference All Stars (East) have played 1 games, averaging 163.0 points per game, while allowing 155.0 points per game. This has led to a season record of 1-1. Let's have a closer look at recent Eastern Conference All Stars (East) results.

Recent Eastern Conference All Stars (East) Results

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
February 16, 2014 Eastern Conference 163Western Conference155-3.5291.0
February 17, 2013 Eastern Conference 138Western Conference143-3.0294.5
February 26, 2012 Western Conference 152Eastern Conference149-4.5283.5
February 20, 2011 Eastern Conference 143Western Conference1483.0272.0

This season the Eastern Conference All Stars (East) have played 0 games here at home, averaging 0.0 points per game, while allowing 0.0 points per game. This has led to a season record of 0-0. Let's have a closer look at recent Eastern Conference All Stars (East) results when playing at home.

Recent Eastern Conference All Stars (East) Home Results

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
February 26, 2012 Western Conference 152Eastern Conference149-4.5283.5

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