NBA overs & underdogs crush it Saturday night, going 12-1-1

BY foxsports • January 30, 2016

Most NBA "over" and "underdog" bettors scored winners Saturday night.

Of the seven games on the docket, only one failed to hit the over, and six underdogs covered — seven dogs covered if the Sacramento-Memphis game was bet early. 

Had Golden State's Harrison Barnes not hit a game-winning 3 with 0.2 seconds left in Philly, it could have been a 7-for-7 sweep on the overs. Barnes' 3-pointer lifted the Warriors over the 76ers 108-105. The over/under was 217½, which likely would have been passed with an overtime session.

Houston's James Harden was the top scorer of the day with a 40-point performance, but his Rockets lost to the visiting Washington Wizards 123-122, well over the Vegas over/under of 218.

Indiana and Denver wouldn't have hit the over of 209½ without going to overtime, where the Pacers prevailed 109-105 — Indy's Monta Ellis tallied a season-high 32 points.

The remaining four games all hit the over and were won by home teams:

A seven-team parlay pays 75-1 and a six-teamer pays 40-1 (some sports books and offshore books pay more).

Six of the seven games saw the underdog cover — with the Wizards (+4) and the Cavs (+1½) winning outright.

The one dog that didn't cover was the Kings (+4), which finished as a push (or tie — bettors get their money back). But early Sacramento backers would have cashed in since the line opened at 2½ before closing at 4.