I get many sportsbettors asking what i think are the key numbers in the NBA.
IMO, here are my personal list of KEY numbers in the NBA that one should be aware of.............these are my PERSONAL opinions in the exact order of how important i believe they are, at least to me and how i wager. These may vary slightly according to others, but over the years, these are KEY to me.
TWO is very KEY for obvious reasons, a game that features a TWO point favorite in all liklihood be a very close game(national interest games more so), and you will have the tie working for you as well and the game can come down to the very final shot by the favorite.
SEVEN is a key number because of the 1-2-3 fouling techniques employed by teams trailing in the last few seconds of a game............and thus allowing for many games to fall on the number SEVEN.
There are some other terriffic threads regarding the key numbers in the NBA here at the RX that is highly recommeded reading.
My recommendation is if you can buy on/off of the numbers TWO or SEVEN and not pay more than 8 cents to do so, doing so is not a bad move if you cannot find the number elsewhere by shopping. I know many sharpies that will actually pay the full 10 cents to get on/off of the TWO by the way.
As stated many times on this forum, a simple rule of thumb to employ is that any number under -10 is worth approximently 6.7 cents..............so other than the TWO and the SEVEN, would pay up to that for buying/selling/middling purposes.