Second-half NBA schedule analysis: Key betting spots for every team

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The second half of the season is underway, and it is going to get complicated. With just 67 days and nearly 40 games to be played there are going to be some tired teams taking the court as the season progresses. Below is a comprehensive breakdown of each schedule with back-to-backs, scheduling spots and more included, so that you can reference this as you handicap the rest of the season.

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Atlanta Hawks

Strength of Schedule: .491 (22nd)

Remaining Games: 36 (Home: 19 | Away: 17)

 

Back-to-Backs: 8

 

[March 14] vs Cleveland

[April 2] at New Orleans

[April 7] vs Memphis*

[April 21] at New York

[April 26] at Detroit*

[May 1] vs Chicago*

[May 6] at Indiana*

[May 13] vs Orlando

 

Negative Scheduling Spots

May 6: Eleventh game in 17 nights

Boston Celtics

Strength of Schedule: .494 (18th)

Remaining Games: 36 (Home: 19 | Away: 17)

 

Back-to-Backs: 8

 

[March 17] at Cleveland

[March 22] at Memphis*

[March 27] at Oklahoma City*

[April 7] vs New York

[April 23] at Brooklyn

[April 28] vs Charlotte*

[May 12] at Cleveland

[May 16] at New York

 

Negative Scheduling Spots

March 27: Eighth game in 12 nights

 

Brooklyn Nets

Strength of Schedule: .484 (28th)

Remaining Games: 35 (Home: 17 | Away: 18)

 

Back-to-Backs: 7

 

[March 24] at Utah

[April 1] vs Charlotte

[April 5] vs New York

[April 21] at Toronto

[April 30] vs Portland

[May 12] vs San Antonio

[May 16] vs Cleveland

 

Negative Scheduling Spots

None

 

Charlotte Hornets

Strength of Schedule: .497 (14th)

Remaining Games: 37 (Home: 19 | Away: 18)

 

Back-to-Backs: 8

 

[March 18] at L.A. Lakers

[April 2] at Indiana

[April 14] vs Cleveland

[April 23] vs Cleveland

[April 28] at Boston*

[May 2] vs Miami

[May 7] vs Orlando*

[May 16] at Washington

 

Negative Scheduling Spots

May 7: Tenth game in 16 nights

 

Chicago Bulls

Strength of Schedule: .511 (6th)

Remaining Games: 37 (Home: 18 | Away: 19)

 

Back-to-Backs: 9

 

[March 12] vs Miami

[March 17] vs San Antonio*

[March 22] vs Utah*

[April 12] at Memphis

[April 17] vs Cleveland*

[April 22] vs Charlotte*

[May 1] at Atlanta

[May 7] vs Boston

[May 16] vs Milwaukee

 

Negative Scheduling Spots

March 22: Eighth game in 12 nights

April 22: Eighth game in 12 nights

 

Cleveland Cavaliers

Strength of Schedule: .496 (16th)

Remaining Games: 36 (Home: 17 | Away: 19)

 

Back-to-Backs: 9

 

[March 17] vs Boston

[March 22] vs Sacramento*

[March 27] at Sacramento*

[April 9] vs Toronto

[April 15] vs Golden State

[April 26] at Toronto

[May 1] vs Miami*

[May 5] vs Portland

[May 10] vs Indiana*

 

Negative Scheduling Spots

March 27: Eighth game in 12 nights

May 10: Seventh game in 11 nights

 

Dallas Mavericks

Strength of Schedule: .483 (29th)

Remaining Games: 38 (Home: 19 | Away: 19)

 

Back-to-Backs: 10

 

[March 11] at Oklahoma City

[March 27] at New Orleans

[April 3] at Washington

[April 8] vs Milwaukee*

[April 12] vs Philadelphia

[April 22] vs L.A. Lakers

[April 27] at Golden State*

[May 2] vs Sacramento

[May 7] vs Cleveland*

[May 12] vs New Orleans*

 

Negative Scheduling Spots

April 12: Seventh game in 11 nights

May 7: Eleventh game in 16 nights

 

Denver Nuggets

Strength of Schedule: .488 (26th)

Remaining Games: 36 (Home: 20 | Away: 16)

 

Back-to-Backs: 8

 

[March 13] vs Dallas

[March 24] at Toronto

[April 7] vs San Antonio

[April 12] at Golden State*

[April 24] vs Houston

[April 29] vs Toronto*

[May 8] vs Brooklyn

[May 14] at Detroit

 

Negative Scheduling Spots

None

 

Detroit Pistons

Strength of Schedule: .493 (20th)

Remaining Games: 36 (Home: 20 | Away: 16)

 

Back-to-Backs: 8

 

[March 27] at Washington

[April 1] vs Washington*

[April 6] at Denver*

[April 11] at L.A. Clippers*

[April 17] at Washington

[April 22] at San Antonio*

[May 4] vs Charlotte

[May 9] vs Chicago*

 

Negative Scheduling Spots

April 11: Eighth game in 12 nights

 

Golden State Warriors

Strength of Schedule: .490 (23rd)

Remaining Games: 35 (Home: 18 | Away: 17)

 

Back-to-Backs: 8

 

[March 15] vs L.A. Lakers

[March 20] at Memphis*

[March 26] vs Atlanta

[April 2] at Toronto

[April 10] vs Houston

[April 15] at Cleveland*

[May 4] at New Orleans

[May 11] vs Phoenix

 

Negative Scheduling Spots

None

 

Houston Rockets

Strength of Schedule: .523 (1st)

Remaining Games: 38 (Home: 21 | Away: 17)

 

Back-to-Backs: 10

 

[March 12] at Utah

[March 17] vs Golden State*

[March 22] vs Toronto*

[March 27] at Minnesota*

[April 5] vs Phoenix

[April 10] at Golden State*

[April 19] at Miami

[April 24] at Denver*

[May 2] vs New York

[May 8] at Utah

 

Negative Scheduling Spots

March 27: Eleventh game in 17 nights

 

Indiana Pacers

Strength of Schedule: .497 (15th)

Remaining Games: 37 (Home: 18 | Away: 19)

 

Back-to-Backs: 10

 

[March 13] at Phoenix

[March 22] at Milwaukee

[April 3] at San Antonio

[April 7] vs Minnesota

[April 14] at Houston

[April 19] vs San Antonio*

[April 25] at Orlando

[May 6] vs Atlanta

[May 11] vs Philadelphia*

[May 16] at Toronto

 

Negative Scheduling Spots

May 16: Eighth game in 12 nights

 

Los Angeles Clippers

Strength of Schedule: .495 (17th)

Remaining Games: 34 (Home: 18 | Away: 16)

 

Back-to-Backs: 7

 

[March 15] at Dallas

[March 25] at San Antonio

[March 30] vs Orlando*

[April 9] vs Houston

[April 14] at Detroit*

[April 21] vs Memphis

[May 14] at Houston

 

Negative Scheduling Spots

None

 

Los Angeles Lakers

Strength of Schedule: .509 (7th)

Remaining Games: 35 (Home: 17 | Away: 18)

 

Back-to-Backs: 8

 

[March 16] vs Minnesota

[March 21] at Phoenix*

[March 26] vs Cleveland*

[April 13] at Charlotte

[May 3] vs Denver

[May 7] at Portland

[May 12] vs Houston*

[May 16] at New Orleans

 

Negative Scheduling Spots

March 26: Eighth game in 12 nights

 

Memphis Grizzlies

Strength of Schedule: .501 (13th)

Remaining Games: 40 (Home: 18 | Away: 22)

 

Back-to-Backs: 11

 

[March 15] at Phoenix

[March 20] vs Golden State*

[March 27] at Utah

[April 7] at Atlanta

[April 12] vs Chicago*

[April 17] at Milwaukee*

[April 26] at Denver

[May 1] at Orlando

[May 6] at Detroit*

[May 11] vs Dallas*

[May 14] vs Sacramento

 

Negative Scheduling Spots

April 17: Eighth game in 12 nights

May 11: Eighth game in 12 nights

 

Miami Heat

Strength of Schedule: .487 (27th)

Remaining Games: 36 (Home: 18 | Away: 18)

 

Back-to-Backs: 9

 

[March 12] at Chicago

[March 17] at Memphis*

[March 26] at Charlotte

[April 1] vs Golden State

[April 14] at Denver

[April 19] vs Houston*

[April 24] vs Chicago*

[May 2] at Charlotte

[May 16] at Detroit

 

Negative Scheduling Spots

April 24: Eighth game in 12 nights

 

Milwaukee Bucks

Strength of Schedule: .502 (12th)

Remaining Games: 36 (Home: 17 | Away: 19)

 

Back-to-Backs: 9

 

[March 27] vs New York

[April 3] at Sacramento

[April 9] vs Charlotte

[April 15] at Atlanta

[April 25] at Atlanta

[April 30] at Chicago*

[May 5] vs Washington

[May 11] vs Orlando

[May 16] at Chicago*

 

Negative Scheduling Spots

None

 

Minnesota Timberwolves

Strength of Schedule: .518 (4th)

Remaining Games: 36 (Home: 19 | Away: 17)

 

Back-to-Backs: 8

 

[March 14] vs Portland

[March 19] at Phoenix*

[March 27] vs Houston

[April 3] at Philadelphia

[April 12] vs Brooklyn

[April 21] at Sacramento

[April 27] at Houston

[May 16] vs Dallas

 

Negative Scheduling Spots

None

 

New Orleans Pelicans

Strength of Schedule: .505 (10th)

Remaining Games: 36 (Home: 17 | Away: 19)

 

Back-to-Backs: 8

 

[March 12] vs Cleveland

[March 27] vs Dallas

[April 2] vs Atlanta

[April 7] at Brooklyn*

[April 12] vs Sacramento*

[April 29] at Oklahoma City

[May 4] vs Golden State*

[May 10] at Memphis

 

Negative Scheduling Spots

April 12: Eighth game in 12 nights

 

New York Knicks

Strength of Schedule: .515 (5th)

Remaining Games: 35 (Home: 18 | Away: 17)

 

Back-to-Backs: 6

 

[March 16] at Philadelphia

[April 3] at Detroit

[April 12] vs L.A. Lakers

[April 21] vs Atlanta

[May 3] at Memphis

[May 16] vs Boston

 

Negative Scheduling Spots

None

 

Oklahoma City Thunder

Strength of Schedule: .493 (19th)

Remaining Games: 36 (Home: 19 | Away: 17)

 

Back-to-Backs: 9

 

[March 14] vs Memphis

[March 22] at Minnesota

[April 3] at Portland

[April 8] vs Cleveland*

[April 14] vs Golden State

[April 19] at Washington*

[April 27] at Boston

[May 2] vs Phoenix*

[May 9] at Sacramento

 

Negative Scheduling Spots

None

 

Orlando Magic

Strength of Schedule: .520 (3rd)

Remaining Games: 36 (Home: 16 | Away: 20)

 

Back-to-Backs: 8

 

[March 12] at San Antonio

[March 19] vs Brooklyn

[March 24] vs Phoenix*

[April 4] at Denver

[April 12] vs San Antonio

[April 26] vs L.A. Lakers

[May 1] vs Memphis*

[May 14] at Philadelphia

 

Negative Scheduling Spots

None

 

Philadelphia 76ers

Strength of Schedule: .488 (25th)

Remaining Games: 36 (Home: 17 | Away: 19)

 

Back-to-Backs: 9

 

[March 12] at Washington

[March 17] vs Milwaukee*

[March 21] at New York

[April 4] vs Memphis

[April 10] at Oklahoma City

[April 22] at Milwaukee

[May 3] at Chicago

[May 8] vs Detroit*

[May 14] vs Orlando

 

Negative Scheduling Spots

None

 

Phoenix Suns

Strength of Schedule: .505 (11th)

Remaining Games: 37 (Home: 18 | Away: 19)

 

Back-to-Backs: 9

 

[March 19] vs Minnesota

[March 24] at Orlando*

[March 31] vs Chicago

[April 8] at L.A. Clippers

[April 13] vs Miami*

[April 22] at Boston

[April 26] at New York

[May 5] at Atlanta

[May 16] at San Antonio

 

Portland Trail Blazers

Strength of Schedule: .506 (9th)

Remaining Games: 37 (Home: 19 | Away: 18)

 

Back-to-Backs: 10

 

[March 14] at Minnesota

[March 19] vs Dallas*

[March 26] at Orlando

[April 3] vs Oklahoma City

[April 11] vs Miami

[April 21] vs Denver

[April 28] at Memphis

[May 3] at Atlanta*

[May 8] vs San Antonio*

[May 13] at Phoenix*

 

Negative Scheduling Spots

May 13: Eighth game in 12 nights

 

Sacramento Kings

Strength of Schedule: .489 (24th)

Remaining Games: 36 (Home: 16 | Away: 20)

 

Back-to-Backs: 8

 

[March 20] at Philadelphia

[March 25] vs Golden State*

[April 3] vs Milwaukee

[April 15] at Phoenix

[April 21] vs Minnesota

[April 26] vs Dallas

[May 5] at Indiana

[May 14] at Memphis

 

San Antonio Spurs

Strength of Schedule: .520 (2nd)

Remaining Games: 40 (Home: 17 | Away: 23)

 

Back-to-Backs: 11

 

[March 15] at Detroit

[March 20] at Milwaukee*

[March 25] vs L.A. Clippers

[April 1] vs Atlanta

[April 12] at Orlando

[April 17] at Phoenix*

[April 22] vs Detroit*

[May 3] at Utah

[May 8] at Portland*

[May 13] at New York

[May 16] vs Phoenix

 

Negative Scheduling Spots

April 22: Eighth game in 12 days

 

Toronto Raptors

Strength of Schedule: .508 (8th)

Remaining Games: 35 (Home: 19 | Away: 16)

 

Back-to-Backs: 8

 

[March 14] at Chicago

[March 22] at Houston

[March 29] at Detroit

[April 6] vs L.A. Lakers

[April 14] vs San Antonio

[April 27] vs Brooklyn

[May 2] at L.A. Lakers*

[May 14] at Dallas

 

Negative Scheduling Spots

None

 

Utah Jazz

Strength of Schedule: .475 (30th)

Remaining Games: 36 (Home: 19 | Away: 17)

 

Back-to-Backs: 8

[March 19] at Toronto

[March 27] vs Memphis

[April 3] vs Orlando

[April 8] vs Portland*

[April 13] vs Oklahoma City

[April 17] at L.A. Lakers

[May 1] vs Toronto

[May 8] vs Houston

 

Negative Scheduling Spots

None

 

Washington Wizard

Strength of Schedule: .493 (21st)

Remaining Games: 38 (Home: 19 | Away: 19)

 

Back-to-Backs: 8

[March 13] vs Milwaukee

[March 18] vs Utah*

[March 30] vs Charlotte

[April 10] at Phoenix

[April 17] vs Detroit

[April 26] vs San Antonio

[May 1] at Dallas*

[May 6] at Toronto*

 

Negative Scheduling Spots

May 6: Eighth game in 12 nights

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