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2011 NBA Playoffs: Western Conference 1st Round Breakdown

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The Western Conference match-ups are set and AccuScore wants to make sure you know where the statistical edge’s are for the first round games, and can zero in on the right situation. Last year, AccuScore went on an amazing 36-3 run in point spreads and totals during the opening two rounds of the NBA Playoffs.

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This article ranks the best betting situations against the spread during the first round for the Western Conference. Within the four respective series, there are eight betting situations. Four situations are great betting opportunities, three are coin flips and one does not show good trailing numbers:

Best Betting Situations

#1 Memphis Grizzlies (home) vs. San Antonio Spurs (road)
Situational accuracy this season: 60% ATS

#2 Denver Nuggets (home) vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (road)
Situational accuracy this season: 59% ATS

#3 Dallas Mavericks (home) vs. Portland Trailblazers (road)
Situational accuracy this season: 58% ATS

#4 Portland Trailblazers (home) vs. Dallas Mavericks (road)
Situational accuracy this season: 58% ATS

Coin Flip Betting Situations

#1 Los Angeles Lakers (home) vs. New Orleans Hornets (road)
Situational accuracy this season: 51% ATS

#2 New Orleans Hornets (home) vs. Los Angeles Lakers(road)
Situational accuracy this season: 51% ATS

#3 Oklahoma City Thunder (home) vs. Denver Nuggets (road)
Situational accuracy this season: 50% ATS

No Statistical Edge Betting Situations

#1 San Antonio Spurs (home) vs. Memphis Grizzlies (road)
Situational accuracy this season: 46% ATS

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The above data gives you a snap shot of where you have the advantage during the first round. For example, whoever AccuScore selects ATS when the Grizzlies host the Spurs has 60% accuracy this year, thus creating an advantage for you. We would highly recommend our pick in that game. On the flips side, we would suggest taking a pass early on when the Spurs are at home vs. the Grizzlies.

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