NBA Best Bets Of The Week
As we move into this week, let’s take a look at some of the best ways for you to pick some money out of the air with some strong NBA betting action.
New month. Time to start fresh.
— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) February 1, 2016
NBA Best Bets Of The Week
Dallas at Atlanta (Monday)
The Mavericks have been a game team all year, as they have made the best of losing out on the DeAndre Jordan sweepstakes while watching their rim protector, Tyson Chandler, sign with the Phoenix Suns. They started strong but have seen their defense slip over the past few weeks. Atlanta remains one of the top teams in the East and plays solid defense night in and night out. I would take the under here, as the Hawks are likely to clamp down on Dallas, and I would also pick the Hawks at home.
Milwaukee at Portland (Tuesday)
Milwaukee is middling along in the East, playing well enough to nibble at the bottom of the playoff race. In the meantime, Portland has taken off with the return of Damian Lillard from the injured list. As a result, I’d expect the Trail Blazers to take the Bucks to the woodshed, as Milwaukee is traveling two time zones to the west in order to take on a rejuvenated Blazer squad.
Toronto at Phoenix (Tuesday)
Even though they had some tired legs, the Dallas Mavericks were able to throttle Phoenix by 13 at home. Toronto is one of the hottest teams in the NBA right now, recently running their conference-best winning streak to 10 games. You can bet on them to head down into the desert and take care of business. Even with a line as high as six or eight, I wouldn’t think twice before picking the Raptors.
Atlanta at Philadelphia (Wednesday)
Yes, the Sixers almost knocked off Golden State over the weekend. That should compress the line a little bit, and then Atlanta will head north and kick the Sixers all over the Wells Fargo Center. As long as the line is below eight points, I would take this bet immediately. If the over/under total is at or below 200, I would take the over as well as I expect Atlanta to be able to score at will.
L.A. Clippers at Orlando (Friday)
The Magic are a young, talented bunch, and they got off to a solid start, but they have been taking some big beating lately. The Clippers have elevated their game since losing Blake Griffin to a leg injury (and now to a broken hand), and I expect them to stay on the attack as they head to the home of Disney World and take care of business. If the over/under total is 205 or below, I’d take the over on this game too.
L.A. Lakers at San Antonio (Saturday)
Take a look at the projected game rosters for this game before you bet on this one, as Gregg Popovich has a way of resting all of his starters in games now and then. However, I expect the Spurs to be in full scorched-earth mode this week after getting whipped by the Cavaliers this past weekend. If everyone’s playing for the Spurs, I would take them in this game even if the line is as high as 10.