NBA Betting: Must Bet Games in Week 8
As we’re nearly a third of the way through the NBA season, we’re starting to see the separation of teams. It’s becoming more and more obvious of who can contend for a conference title, and who will be playing for a better draft selection. Let’s preview some of the games this week that we think you can place a wager on and come out with more cash than you started with. With that in mind, let’s jump right into action so you can set down your bets against their NBA odds.
NBA 2021 Week 8 Games to Bet On
Tuesday, February 9 – Boston Celtics @ Utah Jazz
Who would’ve thought that at this point in the NBA season that the Utah Jazz would have the best record in the NBA? The Jazz are shooting the 3-ball at a record pace, and have gotten improved play on the defensive end. Coming into their Sunday contest at Indiana, the Jazz have won 14 of their last 15. The Jazz have stayed relatively healthy throughout the season, but starting point guard Mike Conley Jr. has an injured hamstring, so we’re not sure if he’ll be ready to play on Tuesday.
As for the Celtics, this has been a very up-and-down season. The team has struggled with injuries through much of the season, as Kemba Walker, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, and Marcus Smart have missed numerous games due to injury. Boston will play at Phoenix on Sunday and will be without Smart and Brown. We doubt that Smart plays on Tuesday, but we’re still unsure of Brown’s status for the game. Although the Celtics played the game shorthanded, they did beat the Clippers on Friday night, so we’re really not sure which Celtics squad will show up on Tuesday night.
Wednesday, February 10 – Milwaukee Bucks @ Phoenix Suns
At the time of this writing, the Suns are sitting at 12-9 and in the fourth spot in the Western Conference playoff standings. Prior to this one, they’ll take on the Boston Celtics on Sunday. Chris Paul has brought his strong play and leadership to Phoenix and has made the Suns into a team that can contend for the Western Conference title. DeAndre Ayton is starting to live up to expectations, and Devin Booker is playing like an all-star. As for injuries, we’re not sure of the status of Jae Crowder and Dario Saric, as Crowder is suffering from a hurt foot, and Saric is having ankle issues. Even without the services of these two players, the Suns will be sitting in a good position.
As for the Milwaukee Bucks, they’ll be coming off of a tough game at Denver on Monday when they come to the “Valley of the Sun”. Milwaukee started off slowly, but they’ve been putting things together as of late, as they’ve won four straight. Mike Budenholzer made some offensive scheme changes to start the season, and the Bucks have seemed to have finally grasped them. Giannis Antetokounmpo and his squad are currently the #2 seed in the Eastern Conference playoff standings. Antetokounmpo is having another great season, as he’s averaging 25 points, 11 boards, and 6 assists per game. Khris Middleton is averaging 20 per game, and huge offseason acquisition Jrue Holiday is putting up 16 points per contest.