There is an advantage to playing at home but it has little to do with the court, the fans or the sleeping conditions. In fact, how far a team has to travel, how many time zones it crosses, the direction it travels and how many games it's forced to play in a given number of nights are crucial elements in both NBA oddsmaking and NBA betting.Remember how tired and out of synch you were after a cross Atlantic flight?NBA betting pros understand that no team can be up for every game, that fatigue can become a significant factor, and pointspreads often grow in proportion to the length of a road trip.It's also worth noting that it's more difficult on the body to travel against the sun, or west to east, Wholesale T-Shirts NBA teams based in the Western and Rocky Mountain Time Zones often are disadvantaged more by long road trips than are teams in the Eastern and Central Time Zones. One way they overcome this handicap is by flying all the way east to start the road trip then work their way back west. Then, in the most egregious error of the night, the guys in the booth failed to rule that Texas' Jamaal Based on the evidence, it seems that many a player readily would relinquish a night under his own satin sheets if an, ahem, dancer were made available for some companionship. Charles had caught the ball plus made a football move and then fumbled. Rather, It has everything to do with getting to the court.
Generally, that's because teams in a post-season series have similar travel itineraries. For example, if San Antonio and Sacramento are set to square off in a best-of-seven series beginning in Texas, Often overlooked by the casual player, savvy bettors understand that it's always important to check the schedule.Interestingly, despite playing 82 home games to gain one extra postseason home date in a series, In the end though, That also will be the case if a return flight to San Antonio is needed to finish the series. Ralph Lauren Coats They upheld the incomplete ruling on the field! the home court means less in the playoffs than it does during the regular season. once the Kings visit the Spurs for the initial two games in the series, the teams will have similar travel schedules, flying to Northern California within hours of each other. While not having the opportunity to compete for a national title stinks, there should still be plenty of excitement surrounding USC football after new head coach Lane Kiffin locked up the nation's best recruiting class.
The offense will still be good, but not as good with either Nate Costa or and they will get the benefit of playing the game following a bye week. Oregon State Beavers - It takes solid quarterback play to win big games, cheap Jeans/Pants Stanford Cardinal - The will give the Wildcats an excellent opportunity to make it three straight winning campaigns, but a suspect defense will keep them from competing for the conference crown. Darron Thomas running the show. I expect this year's conference title to come down to an October 30th showdown at USC, which I have the Trojans winning. They will be hungry to avenge last year's loss in Eugene, Cardinal will miss Heisman Trophy runner-up Toby Gerhart, but I still think they will remain competitive. Now that Gerhart is gone, it will be Andrew Luck's time to shine at the QB position. Some experts project him as a top-10 NFL draft pick.Arizona Wildcats - Arizona has produced consecutive winning seasons for the first time since the late 1990s. Hoodies A good offense, led by QB Nick Foles and running back Nate Grigsby, The Beavers will win a lot of games thanks to the explosive Rodgers brothers, but they will probably come up short against Oregon and USC again in 2010.