NBA Betting: Must Bet 2021 Games in Week 9
It’s hard to believe, but we’re already over a third of the way through the NBA season. While the season hasn’t gone off without a few hitches, it has been a fairly uneventful first eight weeks. Week nine of the NBA season will see some very good matchups between some of the top teams in the league. Let’s take a look at some of the matchups that we think can make you some money if you care to put a wager against their NBA odds.
NBA 2021 Week 9 Games to Bet On
Philadelphia 76ers @ Utah Jazz – Monday, February 15th
This one should be quite the matchups, as the teams with the best records in their respective conferences face off. The Sixers lead the Eastern Conference with an 18-9 record. However, they have struggled as of late, losing their last two. They’ll travel to Utah to face the red-hot Utah Jazz. The Jazz have won seven in a row, nine of their last 10, and 17 of 18. They’re also 15-1-1 against the spread in their last 17.
The Jazz are 22-5 on the season. They’ll face a Sixer team that has flourished under Doc Rivers. Joel Embiid is playing at an MVP level, and Ben Simmons is continuing to play like an all-star. By surrounding Simmons and Embiid with perimeter shooting, the Sixers offense has looked very good.
Utah is coming off of two huge victories, as they defeated the Milwaukee Bucks and the Miami Heat. Utah is playing better defensively than they have in the past, and they’re still one of the top offensive teams in the NBA. We’ll be looking forward to seeing the best defensive center in the NBA, the Jazz’s Rudy Gobert, match up with arguably the best offensive center in the game in Embiid.
Philadelphia will be without a key member of their bench on Monday, as backup point guard Shake Milton will be out with an injury.
Brooklyn Nets @ Phoenix Suns – Tuesday, February 16th
If you like offensive basketball, this could be the game for you. This one is sure to have a lot of points scored, as two of the top offensive teams in basketball will square off. The Brooklyn Nets are starting to mesh. Their superstar trio of James Harden, Kevin Durant, and Kyrie Irving have only played seven games together, but they’re really starting to gel. After Saturday night’s dominant victory over the Golden State Warriors, the Nets improved to 16-12.
Even though the Nets can score points in bunches, they have an issue of also giving up points in bunches. The Nets struggle mightily on the defensive end of the floor, and have had to resort to outscoring their opponents. They may have a hard time doing that when they travel to the “Valley of the Sun” on Tuesday night to take on the Phoenix Suns.
The Nets will be coming off of a Monday night affair in Sacramento. Phoenix will also be doubling their allowed attendance on Tuesday, so everything seems to be lining up for Phoenix. Let’s see what kind of a welcome the Suns give to former Suns player and two-time league MVP, and now Nets head coach Steve Nash.