There are a lot of NBA games on Sunday that will turn the heads of online betting fans, but there’s no match more anticipated than the meeting of Golden State and Oklahoma – a battle that promises to be another live betting epic headlined by Kevin Durant’s return.
Although their previous meetings are not that competitive, sports betting pundits predict this game to be different especially with the Thunder faithful determined to create a hostile environment for their prodigal son.
LA Clippers @ Charlotte Hornets (February 12, 06:00 GMT+8)
Snapping their losing skid against the Knicks won’t cause any celebration from the Clippers. They know they still have a lot of work to do without Chris Paul, and their match with the Hornets will be yet another tough encounter with Kemba Walker and Nic Batum raring to bring Charlotte back to contention.
If you’re punting, Charlotte -2.50 for 1.94 is a worthy consideration.
Milwaukee Bucks @ Indiana Pacers (February 12, 08:00 GMT+8)
Losses to the Heat and the Lakers show the real problem in Milwaukee – defence. The Bucks need to get stops and utilise their athleticism, just like how they did it early in the season. However, a slump like this—coupled with the loss of Jabari Parker—won’t be easy to overcome, and Paul George and Indiana might just be too much for them with their current form.
I think Indiana have this one in the bag, so the Pacers -6.50 for 1.92 is the best choice.
Denver Nuggets @ Cleveland Cavaliers (February 12, 08:30 GMT+8)
Allowing New York to score 123 points in regulation time isn’t a good thing for Denver. It shows that they remain one of the league’s worst defensive teams, and they will certainly find themselves in deep trouble against the Cavs that boast a top-5 offence led by LeBron James and Kyrie Irving. That being said, Cleveland -12.00 for 1.95 should be a good bet.
Miami Heat @ Philadelphia 76ers (February 12, 08:30 GMT+8)
A win here will move Miami closer to playoff contention. Starting from near the bottom, Erik Spoelstra has guided the Heat to a 13-game winning run, and they are unlikely to be stopped by the Sixers who have lost five of their last six fixtures with Joel Embiid still out. Pick Miami -4.00 for 2.00.
Golden State Warriors @ Oklahoma City Thunder (February 12, 09:30 GMT+8)
Tickets for this game have been a hot commodity, so one can expect that home court will play a significant role here. Golden State won both of their first two meetings this season, but Oklahoma will be more confident this time following their shocking upset of the Cavaliers.
Russell Westbrook has been on a tear as well, and the Warriors might find it difficult to stop him considering that they are coming off a gruelling match against the Grizzlies. If you’re willing to take the risk, the Thunder +7.00 for 1.88 is a punt worth considering.
Phoenix Suns @ Houston Rockets (February 12, 10:00 GMT+8)
Phoenix are troublesome opponents in a close fight, but that shouldn’t worry Houston that much as they are expected to dominate and pull away early at home. The Rockets’ high-octane and three-heavy offence is starting to return after getting cold last month and Eric Gordon should be able to normalise it when he returns.
Orlando Magic @ Dallas Mavericks (February 12, 10:00 GMT+8)
The Mavericks’ resurgence continues with their new lineup; however, they will be tested big time when the Magic visit them at the American Airlines Center. Orlando aren’t much of a threat on offence, but their strongest point – their frontcourt – is Dallas’ weakest area, and they can take advantage of it to sweep the season series against the Mavs. With that said, Orlando +6.00 for 2.02 is a logical choice.
Boston Celtics @ Utah Jazz (February 12, 11:00 GMT+8)
Sports in Boston is at its peak with the New England Patriots seizing the Super Bowl and the Celtics claiming second in the East after winning eight of their last nine games. The C’s are undoubtedly brimming with confidence right now, and the Jazz might just have their hands full, particularly in containing Isaiah Thomas. Go for Boston +5.00 for 1.92.
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