NBA Betting Trends: 3 NBA Teams to Bet the Under on The Rest of This Season

New York Knicks forward Julius Randle.
New York Knicks forward Julius Randle. / Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

We’re nearing the end of the NBA’s All-Star break, and yours truly has been breaking down some key teams to bet on for the rest of the 2021-22 season. 

We’ve already discussed who to target when betting the over at WynnBET, but what about the under? Let’s get into some teams I have my eye on:

Dallas Mavericks (UNDER Record: 37-20-2)

The Dallas Mavericks have been the best under team in the NBA this season, and there are a few reasons why. 

First off, Jason Kidd’s team has been great on the defensive end, ranking top five in the NBA in defensive rating and holding opponents to just 103.3 points per game. On top of that, the Mavericks play at the slowest pace in the NBA this season, meaning there are less possessions and shots to go around in their games. 

With Luka Doncic running the show, the Mavs are content at playing slow and betting on their best player to get them into a good offensive set every time down. Keep backing the Mavs as an under team for the rest of the 2021-22 campaign. 

Boston Celtics (UNDER Record: 34-25-1)

Another strong defensive team is the Boston Celtics, as new head coach Ime Udoka has really improved his team’s play on that end of the floor, ranking second behind just the Golden State Warriors in defensive rating this season. 

While Boston has two great offensive players in Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum, it is just 18th in the league in offensive rating, which has helped it hit the under in 57.6 percent of its game. 

Boston also loves to play slow, ranking 24th in pace this season. This team is a perfect storm for more unders in the future. 

New York Knicks (UNDER Record: 30-28-1)

The New York Knicks haven’t been close to the same team on defense as they were last season, but their offense has been putrid, ranking 25th in the league this season. 

On top of that, the Knicks play the second slowest pace to only the Mavericks, and I wrote about how bad they've been in the second half and fourth quarter of games leading up to the All-Star break. 

New York is a perfect team to fade in the scoring department down the stretch.