The Octagon is the ancient, age-proven NBA betting system.

It can only be applied when there are 8 games, like tonight …

Although I don’t really understand it, the system is based on mathematics.

In geometry, an octagon is a polygon that has 8 sides, eight angles. Each of tonight’s 8 games has multiple angles.

A regular octagon is a closed figure with sides of the same length and internal angles of the same size. It has eight lines of reflective symmetry and rotational symmetry of order 8.

Each of the 8 home teams is considered to have reflective symmetry.

The internal angle at each vertex of a regular octagon is 135° and the sum of all the internal angles of any octagon is 1080° (as with all polygons, the external angles total 360°).

Of the 8 home teams, none are playing back to back.

Of the 8 visitors, 3 are playing back-to-back (Chicago, New York and Charlotte).

Back to back teams have negative reflective symmetry.

Teams are then assigned an octagonal number. An octagonal number is a figurate number that represents an octagon. The octagonal number for *n* is given by the formula 3*n*^{2} – 2*n*, with *n* > 0. Wins minus losses multiplied by power tier percentage divided by winning percentage. The first few octagonal numbers are:

1, 8, 21, 40, 65, 133, 176, 225, 280, 341, 408, 481, 560, 645, 736, 833, 936

Octagonal numbers can be formed by placing triangular numbers on the four sides of a square.

The octagonal number for *n* can also be calculated by adding the square of *n* to twice the (*n – 1*); road record + away record divided by winning percentage against the spread.

Octagonal numbers consistently alternate parity and are occasionally referred to as “star numbers,” though that term is more commonly used to refer to centered dodecagonal numbers.

The “star numbers” correspond with our resultant

TCh (in)Famous NBA Locks ™–

**Memphis – 2.5** @ Washington W

**Brooklyn -3.5** vs Chicago W

**New York +5** @ Detroit L

**Miami -11.5** vs Charlotte W

**Utah +1.5** @ Milwaukee L

**Minnesota -5** @ Denver L

**LA Lakers +12** @ Portland W

**Sacramento -4** vs New Orleans W

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