NBA Guru Past Performance

In 6 seasons with Dr Bob Sports the NBA Guru is 792-667-23 on his Best Bets (268-240-6 on Sides, 281-240-7 on totals, 131-117-7 on 1st half sides, 111-70-3 on 1st half totals, and 1-0 on playoff series plays) and 1659-1392-47 on a Star Basis (75-58-1 on 3-Stars and 717-609-22 on 2-Stars) for a profit of 126.9 Stars at -110 odds (with an extra -0.9 for added juice).

 

Season                        Win                  Loss                Push        Win Pct              Profit

2017-18                        145                  135                     3                 51.8%         -9.1 Stars

2016-17                         93                  100                     4                 48.2%        -34.4 Stars

2015-16                       104                    71                     1                 59.4%       +53.6 Stars

2014-15                       106                    69                     7                 60.6%       +61.2 Stars

2013-14                       196                  177                     6                 52.5%         +7.9 Stars

2012-13                       148                  115                     2                 56.3%       +47.7 Stars


6 Years                        792                  667                   23                54.3%     +126.9 Stars

*NOTE – Strong Opinions distributed (not included above) are 242-213 (53.2%).

 

The large majority of Best Bets are rated as 2-Star Best Bets with some 3-Star plays.

NBA Guru releases 5 types of plays – full game sides, full game totals, first half sides, first half totals and playoff series plays. Below are his records in each category over his 6 seasons with Dr. Bob Sports.

 

Type of play               3-Stars           2-Stars             Total              Pct.

Full Game Sides        20-14-0       248-226-6       268-240-6       52.8%

Full Game Totals      32-33-0       249-207-7       281-240-7       53.9%

First Half Sides          20-7-1         111-110-6       131-117-7        52.8%

First Half Totals          3-4-0           108-66-3         111-70-3        59.6%

Series Plays                  0-0-0               1-0-0               1-0-0          100.0%


Total                               75-58-1       717-609-22    792-667-23    54.3%

Win Pct.                           56.4%              54.1%              54.3%

 

Season Recaps

NBA Guru 2017-18 Best Bets 145-135-3 for -9.1 Stars
The NBA Guru was 145-135-3 on Best Bets during the 2017-18 NBA season (34-41-1 on sides, 59-50 on totals, 25-31-1 on 1st half sides, 27-13-1 on 1st half Totals) and 293-274-6 on a Star Basis (3-4 on 3-Stars, 142-131-3 on 2-Stars) for -9.1 Stars, which include -0.7 Stars in extra juice.

The NBA Guru started the season 11-23-1 for -28.6 Stars but rallied to go 134-112-2 on this Best Bets the rest of the season despite some bad luck on close games and overtime decisions (see below).

The NBA Guru was an incredibly unlucky 16-28-3 on games decided by 2 points or less this season and 1-4 on games decided due to overtime (rather than 4-1 had those games been graded at the end of regulation). If the NBA Guru was 4-1 on those OT games and were even on those close games, as he should be, then he’d be profitable for the season, as the difference between 1-4 and 4-1 in those OT games (all 2-Stars) is 12.6 Stars while the difference between 16-28-3 and 22-22-3 (including a 3-Star loss) on those close games is 26.2 Stars.

That’s a swing of 38.8 Stars due to poor luck, which is the major reason for the down season. However, the NBA Guru’s level of handicapping remains positive and his +126.9 Stars of profit in 6 seasons with Dr. Bob Sports is a better indication of his level of handicapping.

 

NBA Guru 2016-17 Best Bets 93-100-4 for -34.4 Stars
The NBA Guru was 93-100-4 on his Best Bets during the 2016-17 NBA season, 28-40-1 on sides, 23-25-2 on totals, 23-24-1 on 1st half sides, 18-11 on 1st half totals and 1-0 on Series plays and 188-202-8 on a Star Basis (2-2 on 3-Stars, 91-98-4 on 2-Stars) for -34.4 Stars at -110 odds (with an extra -0.2 for added juice). It was a down season with a little bit of bad luck on close games (11-13-4).

 

NBA Guru 2015-16 Best Bets 104-71-1 for +53.6 Stars
With wins on both of his game 7 Best Bets (3-Star GSW 1st Half -2.5 and 2-Stars on the first half Under) The NBA Guru ended the 2015-16 season at 104-71-1 on his Best Bets (48-33 on Sides, 19-15-1 on totals, 19-11 on 1st half sides, and 18-12 on 1st half totals) and 212-144-2 on a Star Basis (4-2 on 3-Stars and 100-69-1 on 2-Star Best Bets) for +53.6 Stars at -110 odds. There was nothing lucky about the Guru’s great record in 2015-16, as he was 12-10-1 on games decided by 2 points or less and 1-1-1 in games decided by OT.

 

NBA Guru 2014-15 Best Bets 106-69-7 for +61.2 Stars
The NBA Guru had an incredible season at 106-69-7 on his Best Bets for the season (49-31-1 on Sides, 34-23-3 on totals, 11-12-3 on 1st half sides, and 12-3 on 1st half totals) and 213-138-14 on a Star Basis (1-0 on 3-Stars and 105-69-7 on 2-Star Best Bets) for +61.2 Stars at -110 odds.

The Guru cut down on the number of Best Bets in 2014-15 and his great season was not due to good luck, as he was 11-12-7 on games decided by 2 points or less and 2-2 on games decided in overtime.

 

NBA Guru 2013-14 Best Bets 196-177-6 for +7.9 Stars
The NBA Guru was 196-177-6 on his Best Bets for the 2013-14 season (71-65-3 on Sides, 65-63 on totals, 36-26-2 on 1st half sides, and 24-23-1 on 1st half totals) and 438-391-13 on a Star Basis (46-37-1 on 3-Stars and 150-140-5 on 2-Star Best Bets) for +7.9 Stars at -110 odds.

The NBA Guru’s down season was due to bad luck on games decided in overtime (1-6) and on close games (29-31-6 on games decided by 2 points or less), but despite that negative variance he still managed to have a profitable season.

 

NBA Guru 2012-13 Best Bets 148-115-2 for +47.7 Stars
The NBA Guru was 148-115-2 on his Best Bets for the 2012-13 season (38-31 on Sides, 81-63-1 on totals, 18-13 on 1st half sides, and 11-8-1 on 1st half totals) and 315-243-4 on a Star Basis (19-13 on 3-Stars and 129-102-2 on 2-Star Best Bets) for +47.7 Stars at -110 odds.

The NBA Guru had a very strong first season at Dr. Bob Sports, netting a profit of 47.7 Stars. It was not fluke as his record on close games was pretty even (16-18-2 on games decided by 2 points or less) and he was just 1-3 on games decided in overtime.