Top NBA Betting Games of the Week
The NBA returns from the All-Star break with games on Thursday night. As the league enters the second half of the regular season and the playoff races start to tighten up, some of the matchups will become more competitive – and some of the games will be a little easier to use to make some money. Let’s take a look at the latest NBA Online Odds later this week.
Top NBA Games of the Week
San Antonio at L.A. Clippers (Thursday, 10:30pm Eastern time)
The Spurs remain just a few games behind the pace of the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference. However, few teams have been as hot as the L.A. Clippers over the past six weeks, who seemed to catch fire when Blake Griffin went down to injury, winning 15 of the next 18 after he went on the shelf. With both teams fully rested from the long break, I like the Clippers in the statement game at home. As long as the spread isn’t more than four or five points, I don’t have a problem taking the Clippers. The over-under total is also a good idea here. The Clippers have been turning a lot of their games into track meets lately. If the total is set at 210 or below, I’d take the over on this one.
Chicago at Cleveland (Thursday, 8:00pm Eastern time)
Chicago beat the Cavs in the first game of the season, and the Bulls were the only team that tested Cleveland in the Eastern Conference playoffs last year. The Cavs have been a little uneven since the firing of coach David Blatt. This could be too close to call. However, I would be tempted to take the “under” here, if the total is 206 or higher, as Eastern Conference games tend to turn into defensive battles, pulling the points down.
Houston at Phoenix (Friday 9:30pm Eastern time)
I don’t know that I would ever bet on the Rockets to win a game straight up or against the spread, because I don’t trust them to get a stop on defense when they need to. However, I do like the Rockets on “over” plays, because they can score at video-game speed — and they can give up points that quickly too. Phoenix is a team that can run and gun as well — and their defense is iffy as well. As long as the total is at 208 or lower, I would take this “over.”
Philadelphia at Dallas (Sunday, 7:00pm Eastern time)
Dallas has struggled mightily against the top half of the league this year, because the defense that was somewhat reliable at the start of the season has been exposed. Dallas fans really have to be wondering when their team’s owner will remember that defense is what finally brought them a title in 2011, and that they need a rim defender if they’re ever going to be elite. However, against a Philadelphia team, the Mavericks have the talent to win pretty easily. As long as this line is at six or eight, I would like the Mavericks to roll in this one.