The world’s most popular basketball league brings many a talking point for online betting fans, as any player in this league can step up and play a monster game. As much as basketball is still a game run by superstars, anyone can catch fire and captivate the audience with their performance.
Watch out for the diamonds in the rough as the NBA keeps on rolling with great games!
Philadelphia 76ers @ Charlotte Hornets (February 14, 08:00 GMT+8)
The Sixers have players (Jahlil Okafor, Nerlens Noel, Dario Saric and T.J. McConnell) that can play big to make up for the absence of Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons. While they will be on an uphill struggle against a decent Charlotte squad, Brett Brown will make sure his squad will entertain us with high-tempo basketball!
I think the Hornets will still win at home but the Sixers should make this game entertainingly close. Choose Philadelphia +8.50 @ 1.91 if you’re watching this game.
San Antonio Spurs @ Indiana Pacers (February 14, 08:00 GMT+8)
The San Antonio Spurs are one of the few teams that manage to find gems in the most unexpected places, as Kawhi Leonard, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili weren’t given any attention by the basketball press when they entered the league. Expect these once-hidden gems to bring the fight to Indiana.
Orlando Magic @ Miami Heat (February 14, 08:30 GMT+8)
Miami’s unlikely winning streak may have been cut short by the young Sixers, but the strong showings of Tyler Johnson and Dion Waiters leave many Heat fans wanting for more. Their season series with Orlando is currently split, so a win here could put them ahead of their intra-state rivals.
Orlando aren’t in their best condition at the moment, so Miami -8.00 @ 1.99 is actually a nice punt to make.
Memphis Grizzlies @ Brooklyn Nets (February 14, 08:30 GMT+8)
While Bojan Bogdanovic isn’t the star player you build a franchise around, he is at least doing well in supporting Brook Lopez in another botched season for the Nets. However, I don’t see this drained Nets roster to hold as much as a candle against the Grizzlies. With JaMychal Green putting up great numbers to assist Memphis’ Big Three, I don’t see anything but a loss happening for the Nets.
Go big on this game and make a punt on Memphis -9.50 @ 1.98.
Detroit Pistons @ Milwaukee Bucks (February 14, 09:00 GMT+8)
Jabari Parker is out of the roster due to a second ACL injury. This puts a lot of question marks in the player’s future in the franchise, so there will be tight competition for his vacated slot in the starters. Michael Beasley, Mirza Teletovic and Thon Maker will probably be fighting for his minutes.
Detroit will be a tough challenge, and Giannis Antetokounmpo will be doing extra work without Jabari at his side.
Oklahoma City Thunder @ Washington Wizards (February 14, 09:00 GMT+8)
Russell Westbrook and the Thunder will be looking to erase their bitter defeat to Kevin Durant and the Warriors. I’m pretty sure Scott Brooks has a plan to counter his former ward but he can only do so much as to limit Westbrook. The key factor in this game is how to stop the role players surrounding him from contributing.
I think the Thunder can squeeze out a win, so choose punt for the visitors, as they have 2.01 odds with a +4.50 handicap.
Boston Celtics @ Dallas Mavericks (February 14, 09:30 GMT+8)
Marcus Smart is making the most out of his stint in the starting lineup, proving to be the type of player that can thrive under Brad Stevens. Dallas have been doing well, with Yogi Ferrell acting as the Mavericks’ lucky talisman. These two should provide some interesting moments that can take the spotlight a tad bit.
This game will be close but I expect a Boston victory. If you’re interested in this game, choose Boston -2.00 @ 1.98.
New Orleans Pelicans @ Phoenix Suns (February 14, 10:00 GMT+8)
E’Twaun Moore is doing really well off the bench for Alvin Gentry, while P.J. Tucker is proving to be a defensive stalwart for the Phoenix’s second team. We’ll probably see a game that will go back and forth in momentum, with these players making their impact felt in their own ways. Anthony Davis still overpowers them, however.
Los Angeles Clippers @ Utah Jazz (February 14, 10:00 GMT+8)
Austin Rivers is doing a swell job at the point, but he is no Chris Paul. Joe Johnson is actually thriving in Utah as a dangerous scorer that can overpower the opposing bench. These two will be throwing their weight around as they try to will their teams to a win.
Utah are a strong team and have the tools to win at home, but the Clippers can keep the score close. With that being said, pick Los Angeles +6.50 for odds of 1.99.
Golden State Warriors @ Denver Nuggets (February 14, 10:00 GMT+8)
The Warriors have one of the most problematic rosters in the NBA: there are players who can step up if you even manage to contain Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry. The Warriors are so good that they even make JaVale McGee look like a serviceable big.
As much as I love Nikola Jokic, I don’t think he can stop the Dubs from running all over them at the Pepsi Center. Make the leap of faith and punt for the Warriors -11.50 @ 1.95.
Atlanta Hawks @ Portland Trail Blazers (February 14, 11:30 GMT+8)
Al-Farouq Aminu is doing a splendid job as a cornerstone of Portland’s bench. Meanwhile, Tim Hardaway Jr. has done well in replacing Kyle Korver in the starting lineup as he is the team’s top scorer at the moment. However, the Atlanta bench looks so thin against Damian Lillard’s supporting cast; I don’t think they can win at the Moda Center.
This game could get close if Dwight Howard plays well, but the home team should win this game. I think the Trail Blazers can win comfortably, so -2.00 @ 1.96 is not a bad deal at all.
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