NBA Recap from Jan 10: Filled With Surprising Upset Winners

SUMMARY: 2 Major Upsets, No Slight Upsets, 2 Easy Expected Wins

It was a night highlighted by upsets. The San Antonio Spurs beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 154-147 despite being +1.5 underdogs. Our computer simulation was all over this game when it gave the Spurs a 65% chance of winning. The Boston Celtics versus the Miami Heat was also an upset. Miami won the game 115-99 and Vegas odds gave them a 44% chance of winning. There were multiple favorites, or even money teams, that won games by large margins. The Sacramento Kings were -345 on the moneyline and ended up beating the Detroit Pistons by 10 points.

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GAMEVEGAS EXPECTATIONPROJECTIONACTUAL
Celtics vs HeatBOS 107.0, MIA 104.5BOS 104.5, MIA 103.2MIA 115, BOS 99 Major Upset
Clippers vs NuggetsDEN 115.8, LAC 110.2DEN 118.6, LAC 107.1DEN 121, LAC 100 Easy Expected win
Thunder vs SpursOKC 113.0, SA 111.5SA 110.3, OKC 104.2SA 154, OKC 147 Major Upset
Pistons vs KingsSAC 114.0, DET 106.0SAC 118.2, DET 111.4SAC 112, DET 102 Easy Expected win