Use the units to determine both a confidence meter and a rubric on how much to wager. It is a good idea to keep units a metric to help you manage your bankroll and understand how much you’re up or down. You determine what the value of each unit is but it is important to try you’re best to stay consistent with the value of the unit. Going up or down based off of your available bankroll is fine but stay as disciplined as you can, bankroll management is just as important if not more the actual handicapping of games.

Keep in mind that there is juice to pay to the books so if a line is -110 that would mean you would need to risk 1.1 units to win 1.

For example: If one unit = $100, you would need to risk $110 to win $100 on a -110 bet.

Current NBA Record: 8-3 (+15.4 Units)

My Notes: Winning feels good lets keep doing it.

NBA Best Bets

Indiana Pacers -1 -110, *2.2 Units to win 2*

I don’t love betting on the Pacers or against OKC but this is a process thing. The Thunder are on a back-to-back and a three in four. The Thunder are the better team but I do have concerns with the Pacers slowing down the pace here and forcing the Thunder to rely on jump shooting.

Toronto Raptors -9 -110, *2.2 Units to win 2*

The Raptors are at home with two days rest. The Lakers did pull out a double-digit win over the Bulls without Lavine but I am not impressed. The Raptors are on of the best teams in the east and the Lakers are mediocre at best. I expect the Raptors to win this one pretty handily but I don’t love big favorites in the NBA so I won’t go as heavy on this.