NBA Betting Picks, New Orleans Pelicans Vs San Antonio Spurs Odds

New Orleans Pelicans to secure final playoff spot with win over San Antonio Spurs

Written by Fairway Jay of North Shore Sports, Inc.

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The defending NBA champion San Antonio Spurs ( 55-26 SU, 41-38-2 ) are tied for the Southwest Division lead with Houston and in a three-way tie for the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference playoffs on the last day of the regular season.
The New Orleans Pelicans ( 44-37 SU, 44-37 ATS ) are tied with Oklahoma City for the eighth and final playoff spot in the West, so this game is big for both teams as the regular season concludes on Wednesday night.
ODDS ANALYSIS
New Orleans is 27-13 at home and trying to become the fifth team in the Western Conference Southwest Division to make the playoffs. The Pelicans will be an underdog and a victory over the Spurs sends New Orleans to the playoffs.
The Spurs have won 11-straight games to surge into a tie for first place in the Southwest Division. San Antonio has lost their last two games ATS but were on a 9-0 ATS run prior to those two games. New Orleans beat Golden State on this court back on April 7, and we expect another big effort with so much at stake.
New Orleans wins the tie-breaker with Oklahoma City, so a win and they are in, or a OKC loss at Minnesota and the Pelicans would also make the playoffs.
KEY STATS
20 – That’s the number of rebounds Anthony Davis and Omar Asik combine for each game for the Pelicans. They each had 10 rebounds in the win over Golden State and Asik had 18 rebounds in their recent home win over Phoenix.
33.5 – Opponents three-point shooting percentage against New Orleans, as the Pelicans rank No. 2 in the NBA in holding down opponents long-range shooting.
6.2 – Number of block shots per game by New Orleans; No. 1 in the league.
BETTING TRENDS
– The Pelicans are 4-0 ATS in their last four games, and the under is 5-1 in their last six home games and 6-1 in their last seven games overall.
– The Spurs are 8-1 ATS in their last nine games following a SU win of more than 10 points, and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning record.
– The Spurs are 1-7 ATS in their last eight trips to New Orleans.

ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION
Anthony Davis has played like the league MVP much of the season, and with 7-footer Asik, Quincy Pondexter and the return to health of forward Ryan Anderson in April, the Pelicans can battle with the league’s top front lines including the Spurs.
A big boost for New Orleans has also come from Jrue Holiday, who has played in two recent games after being out since January 21 with a stress injury in his leg. He did not play at Minnesota Monday in a back-to-back situation, but he’ll be ready for plenty of action with everything on the line Wednesday for a playoff spot.
The Pelicans beat the Spurs on this court 97-90 on December 26 despite shooting just 41 percent. Spurs center Tiago Splitter missed his fifth straight game on Sunday night with tightness in his right calf and Matt Bonner was also out ( calf ). San Antonio is very deep, and while they are on a 11-0 run and playing for a division title and No. 2 seed, we’ll support the Pelicans at home.
New Orleans 100, San Antonio 98
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NBA Picks, Los Angeles Clippers Vs Golden State Warriors Predictions

Clippers to prevent Warriors from logging tenth straight win Tuesday night on TNT

By Mike Rose of North Shore Sports, INC

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People bet on basketball across the globe and BookMaker customers can be prepared for the action by reading every NBA preview. Start cramming your cranium with hoops knowledge and start cashing NBA odds today! The contest pitting the Golden State Warriors versus the Los Angeles Clippers will commence Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at 10:30 p.m. ET at Staples Center. The contest will be broadcast nationally on TNT.
The Golden State Warriors ( 56-13, 40-28-1 ATS ) will shoot for the tenth straight win and eighth straight pointspread cover on Tuesday night when they invade Tinseltown looking to win the regular season series against the hated Clippers ( 49-25, 34-40 ATS ).
But Los Angeles currently finds itself in a prolonged win streak of its own after coming out on the right side of the scoreboard in seven straight ( 5-2 ATS ). As locked in as both squads currently are, this is certainly one of those rare regular season NBA games that must be witnessed.
ODDS ANALYSIS
The home team has been favored each of the last four times these Western Conference powerhouses locked horns. To date, the host has sent its wagering supporters back to the window victorious twice.
Golden State has been favored in each of its last three road games. They went on to smash and cover the spread against the Trail Blazers, Grizzlies, and Bucks in those contests. That said, the Dubs have dropped each of their last two road games when dogged and stand 3-3 SU and ATS when dogged on the road for the year.
The Clippers will return home from a successful three-game road trip that saw them cover each game with ease against the Knicks, 76ers, and Celtics. LA’s last home defeat came back on March 15 when they dropped a tough 100-98 decision to the Rockets as 5-point favorites. For the year coach Doc Rivers’ men check in 27-10 SU and 16-21 ATS as hosts.
INJURY REPORT
For the most part, each team comes in relatively healthy after star players for both sides were singled out by the injury bug earlier in the season.
Unfortunately for the Clippers, they will once again be without a major cog off the bench in the form of Jamal Crawford who continues to nurse a right calf injury that’s seen him miss each of the last 13 games; LA’s 9-4 SU and 8-5 ATS during that stretch.
QUOTE TO NOTE
“Our offensive execution is amazing and our defense has held teams to 16- and 18-point quarters,” Paul said. “With Blake back, he makes us that much more dangerous and you have to pick your poison.” – Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul on the team’s recent dominance that’s allowed for the current winning streak.
BETTING TRENDS
– Golden State checks in a money-making 16-7 its last 23 games played within the division.
– Los Angeles has covered six of the last eight times it hosted this rivalry.
– The ‘over’ is 8-2 the last 10 times these rivals locked horns in the Staples Center.
KEY STATS
92.1 PPG: This is the amount of points head coach Steve Kerr’s men have conceded in their last seven games. On paper, the Warriors rank out No. 1 in points scored and shooting from in front of and behind the arc. But what’s allowed Golden State to be such an NBA bettor’s dream this season is the way in which it goes about its business defensively. They’re allowing 98.9 points per game and own the most efficient defense in the league.
53%: This was the Clippers average shooting percentage in their last three games. Now granted, the opposition wasn’t the greatest, but with a healthy Blake Griffin now back in the fold, the Clippers are firing on all cylinders offensively in hopes of bettering their standing in the Western Conference NBA playoff picture.
ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION
The home team has won each of the last seven confrontations between these squads, and I firmly expect that trend to ring true once this one’s said and done. Golden State has absolutely nothing left to play for in the regular season with it already capturing 60 wins and locking up the top overall seed in the West.
The Clippers on the other hand have much to do over the course of the next few weeks with their playoff seeding still in doubt. Coach Rivers would love nothing more than to at the very least jump into the No. 3 or 4 seed so as to own home court advantage in at least one playoff series; they’re currently in the fifth slot.
The Warriors have already elected to start giving some of their star players time off just to make sure they’re healthy and ready to go for a deep playoff run. It wouldn’t be shocking if either of the “Splash Brothers” elected to sit this one out, or was at least benched in the second half.
LA has been playing at an extremely high level with Griffin logging some mileage since returning from injury, and they simply have more to play for. Look for the home team to move to an emphatic 8-2 ATS in the teams L/10 meetings with LA likely pouring it on in the second half.
Los Angeles 115, Golden State 95
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NBA Basketball Betting Odds, Spurs Vs Mavericks Point Spread

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Having leapfrogged the Mavericks ( 44-27, 31-38-2 ATS ) in the division and playoff standings, coach Gregg Popovich’s squad will take to the hardwood looking to build upon their three game win streak both SU and against the linemakers after most recently going into Atlanta and dominating the Eastern Conference leaders 114-95 as 1.5 point underdogs.

San Antonio Spurs to lasso Dallas Mavericks Tuesday on TNT

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The San Antonio Spurs ( 44-25, 32-35-2 ATS ) will look to notch some breathing room and continue their red hot ways at the betting window on Tuesday night when they battle the Southwest Division rival Mavericks in Big D live on TNT at 8:00 ET.

These heated rivals have split their two meetings to date, but Dallas’ lone win occurred back in late December in a game that saw the veteran trio of Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, and Tony Parker all riding the pine.
ODDS ANALYSIS
As hot as San Antonio has been recently paired with Dallas dropping each of its last two, it would come as no surprise to see the defending champs lined as small road chalk for this bout.
They just went into Atlanta and toyed with supposedly the best team in the Eastern Conference in a game that saw them hit the century mark for the twelfth straight time. The ‘over’ is 9-3 during this winning stretch that’s also seen Parker and company cover the closing number nine times.
Dallas was hammered by the Cleveland Cavaliers 127-94 the only time it went off the board a home underdog this season, but stands a money-making 4-2 SU and ATS when favored up to three points as a host.
INJURY REPORT
Manu Ginobili has missed five of the Spurs last seven games due to an ankle injury, but his services haven’t been needed with the club posting 4-1 SU and ATS records in those contests. He’s listed as questionable to return for this one.
Guard depth could prove to be an issue for the home standing Mavericks with J.J. Barea likely to miss with an ankle injury, and Devin Harris recovering from an illness that saw him leave the game early against the Suns.
QUOTE TO NOTE
Coach Rick Carlisle was irate after his club pulled what he believed to be a “no-show” in the team’s losing effort at Phoenix Sunday night.
Why can’t the Mavs consistently play with the kind of effort expected of professionals, much less a playoff team?
“I think that’s a question you’ve got to ask them,” Carlisle said, referring to the players. “I have my theories, but I’m not going to air them out publicly. I aired things out in there at halftime, and I’ve said enough for one night as far as that goes. If you’ve got questions about strategies and specific things, I’ll answer them. But in terms of the soul of the team, you’ve got to ask those guys.”
BETTING TRENDS
– San Antonio is 19-14 ATS and outscoring opponents by 5.8 points per game when off 24 hours rest
Dallas is just 8-8 SU & 5-11 ATS since the All-Star break
– The underdog is 10-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings
KEY PLAYERS
Tiago Splitter, San Antonio: The Brazilian center has dealt with a nagging back injury for a bulk of the season, but the big man looks to be getting healthy at just the right time. He just went for a season-high 23 points and reeled in eight rebounds to play a pivotal role in helping the team secure the series sweep of the Hawks.
Tyson Chandler, Dallas: With the Spurs frontline getting healthier and playing much like they did a year ago, the Mavericks will need someone to step up so they’re not embarrassed on the glass. Chandler has gone for double-digits in rebounds in each of Dallas’ last two games, and will need to replicate those efforts in this one for the Mavs are to compete.
ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION
This will be the first of a home and home matchup that will see this regular season rivalry close out Friday night in San Antonio. While Dallas gets the benefit of playing this one in front of the hometown faithful, the Spurs are simply running too hot right now to even entertain the thought of fading them.
While the caliber of teams throughout the Spurs’ win streak hasn’t been the best, it simply won’t matter in this tilt against a Mavericks team that looks to be running on fumes both mentally and physically.
San Antonio 110, Dallas 95
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NBA Betting Lines, Dallas Mavericks Vs Orlando Magic Picks

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Monta Ellis and company continue their push towards the playoffs as the Dallas Mavericks ( 43-25 SU, 31-35-2 ATS ) currently rank fifth in the Western Conference standings. They will look to pad their record on Wednesday night as they host the Orlando Magic ( 21-47 SU, 35-32-1 ATS ) in a battle against the NBA spread on ESPN from the American Airlines Center.

Dallas Mavericks host struggling Orlando Magic on ESPN Wednesday

Written by Steven Wisner of North Shore Sports, INC

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Having dropped four straight and eight of their last ten, the Orlando Magic will look to get back into the win column against the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday. Look to BookMaker Sportsbook to give you all the stats and trends you need to know to get you back in the win column as well against the NBA spread.

History is on Dallas’ side as the Mavericks host the Orlando Magic on Wednesday.

Not only are the Magic struggling overall, but the Mavericks have had their number in the recent past, beating them and the NBA spread in six straight games, including their only matchup this season.

That head-to-head battle came back in January when Dallas handily beat Orlando and the 8-point spread by a 108-93 final.

Center Nikola Vucevic put up 17 points and 16 rebounds in the loss for the Magic.

Meanwhile, the Mavericks got their own double-double from Monta Ellis who recorded 25 points and 13 assists. Center Tyson Chandler also added 20 points while six different Dallas players registered double-digits, including 12-points from Devin Harris.

Harris likely will not be quite as big of a factor on Wednesday as he is dealing with an illness that caused him to leave Monday’s game after just over eight minutes and no points.

If Harris cannot go, it will not be that big of a loss, particularly since the acquisition of Rajon Rondo from Boston. Since the trade back in December, Rondo has played in 33 games for the Mavs and averaged 9.2 points and 6.3 assists per game.

Rondo’s 9.2 points per game still ranks him just sixth overall on the Mavs in scoring as five different players are all averaging at least 10.3 points per game with Ellis leading the way at 19.2.

The depth of offensive talent is quite clear for Dallas when you look at their team stats, which has them ranked third in the NBA in scoring at 104.8 points per game.

Interestingly, despite the team’s strong offense, they’ve failed to top 94 points in three of their last four games, with the ‘under’ paying out in two of those three and in 11 straight before the offense began to come back around in the team’s last few games.

Back on Friday, the Mavs hung a 129 spot on the Los Angeles Clippers and followed that up with a 119-115 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder, though as 6-point favorites, Dallas fell to the NBA betting spread for the seventh time in nine games on Monday.

On the other side of the court, the Magic have actually been a bit better than the Mavericks ATS, though the same is definitely not true from an outright standpoint.

Heading into Tuesday, the Magic have lost four straight games and eight of 10, but are just 5-5 ATS in those 10 tilts.

On the year, neither offense nor defense has been particularly strong for Orlando as the team ranks 25th in both categories. The offense had been particularly shaky of late, but after just 88.3 points per game over their previous three games, the Magic put up 108 against Cleveland on Sunday.

Regardless, Orlando still managed to record the loss against the closing 10.5-point NBA spread, giving up 123 to the Cavs as they allowed Cleveland to shoot 59.2 percent from the floor, more than enough to overcome 25 points from Victor Oladipo and double-doubles form Elfrid Payton and Vucevic.

NBA Prediction – Despite a clear lack of success SU this season, the Magic have actually been better ATS than the Mavericks, both on the season and of late. Given that, I am going with Orlando to beat the NBA spread on Wednesday despite them dropping their last six ATS in games versus Dallas.

The road team is 17-4 ATS in the last 21 games between these two teams and Orlando is 6-1 ATS in their last seven road games against a team with a winning home record over .600.

The Magic are also 5-1 ATS in their last six against the Western Conference while Dallas is merely 1-5 ATS in their last six home games, particularly struggling in the last few against the lesser teams in the league.

Take the Magic to beat the Spread on the Road

NBA Future Odds, Boston Celtics Vs Memphis Grizzlies Point Spread

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NBA betting aficionados are ready to dive into all of the action at the TD Garden in Boston, MA. The Memphis Grizzlies ( 45-18, 30-31-2 ATS ) will duke it out with the Boston Celtics ( 26-36, 35-26-1 ATS ) at 7:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, March 11th in a battle on the NBA odds which will be televised live on Comcast Sports Net Northeast and Sports South.

In-form Boston Celtics could challenge Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday

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Beating the NBA odds is never an easy task for the average bettor, but night in and night out, we are here to help you log wins at BookMaker Sportsbook. On Wednesday, the Boston Celtics will take on the Memphis Grizzlies in one of the top duels of the night, and we’re breaking down all you need to know before placing your bets.
By all conventional means, G Isaiah Thomas has been a huge addition for the Celtics over the course of the 10 games he’s been in Beantown. He has averaged 21.4 points per game in that stretch, and has become the big time bona fide scorer which the C’s badly needed to beat the NBA betting odds with regularity.
At what cost is that coming, though? G Avery Bradley is getting his hands on the ball less, while G Evan Turner and G Marcus Smart have more or less become forgotten men on the court at times as Boston tries to push for the playoffs.
On top of that, Thomas isn’t a great shooter, as he is hitting just 41.1 percent of his shots. He’s the epitome of a volume shooter, and it is amazing that he is averaging over 20 points per game even though he is only on the court for an average of 28 minutes per night and is such a lousy shooter.
However, the Celtics are winning right now, and that should prove to be a warning to the Grizzlies even though they’re currently in good form themselves as well against the NBA gambling odds.
Memphis has won three of its last four, and its defense has been stellar over the course of the last several games.
Former Celtic F Jeff Green is going to be back to try to terrorize his old team, and he is playing out of his mind at the moment. Green is averaging 15.3 points per game, but he has put up 19 and 20 in his last two and has been a key cog to this defense.
If the Grizzlies can lock down Thomas, they should have no problems beating the NBA wagering odds, especially knowing that they have a history of being able to contain some of the best scorers in the Association. Still, doing that is easier said than done, especially against a man who never saw a shot he wanted to pass up.
NBA Prediction – Head Coach Brad Stevens has done well to keep his team on the map this year, and winning three out of four games has done wonders for the club. The opportunity is there to go on a run to lock down a spot in the playoffs for the C’s, and though they really shouldn’t be on the same court as the Grizzlies right now, they might be able to stick around and at least threaten an upset.
Back the host Boston Celtics

NBA Future Odds, Atlanta Hawks Vs Houston Rockets Betting Odds

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The Atlanta Hawks ( 47-12 SU, 39-19-1 ATS ) will look to keep rolling as they play host to the Houston Rockets ( 41-18 SU, 34-25 ATS ) from the Phillips Arena on Tuesday night.

Houston Rockets to run with Eastern Conference leading Hawks in Atlanta on NBA TV

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Following a minor hiccup with three losses in four games, Atlanta is back in the win column with four straight victories. BookMaker Sportsbook is here to help you come out victorious against the spread on Tuesday night when the Hawks host the Houston Rockets.

The Hawks got the better of the Rockets in their last head-to-head NBA betting matchup, but Houston will look for revenge while Dwight Howard remains sidelined.

No team has been hotter than Atlanta over the last 30 games, as the Eastern Conference leading Hawks are a staggering 26-4 in that span, thanks in large part to a 19 game winning streak.

The Hawks did hit a bump in the road when their streak snapped, losing four of seven, but they’ve responded by taking down four straight following the 93-91 road win versus the Miami Heat.

Atlanta held the Heat to just 39.5 percent shooting, but Miami was able to push against the closing NBA betting spread thanks to a 22 point effort from Dwyane Wade and a 14 point, 24 rebound game from Hassan Whiteside. Nevertheless, the Hawks got their own 22 point performance as Paul Millsap went 8-for-15 from the floor and their own double-double as Dennis Schroder recorded 16 points and 10 assists.

All in all, the Hawks boast one of the nation’s best defenses, allowing opponents to shoot just 43.4 percent from the floor and hold them to just 96.4 points per game, the second lowest of any team in the NBA.

Atlanta’s defensive prowess has been on display since beginning their latest winning streak. In their last four games, the Hawks have allowed 91 points or fewer in each allowing ‘under’ bettors to cash six straight tickets.

On the other side of the court, the Houston Rockets will be looking to extend their own winning streak which was moved to five straight following a narrow 105-103 overtime victory for the team that went off the board as short home underdogs.

With Dwight Howard still sidelined with a knee injury, James Harden continues to dominate. The NBA leader in scoring ( 27.1 points per game ) put up another 33 in his team’s win on Sunday though he did fail to record a double-double for the first time in his last four games.

Failing to hit 10 assists, however, was not the main story from the NBA betting game for Harden. Instead, Harden committed a flagrant foul in kicking LeBron James. Harden was able to stay in the game, but may be facing a suspension. The loss of Harden would be catastrophic for the Rockets who are already without Howard.

NBA Prediction – If Harden is suspended, the Rockets chances in this game go out the window. Even if Harden plays, however, I still have the Hawks in this one. After all, Atlanta has already beaten Houston and the NBA betting odds this season, with a 104-97 road win over the Rockets to win outright against the 5-point spread back in December.

In addition, the Hawks check in 36-15-1 ATS in their last 52 games, 14-3 ATS in their last 17 against the Western Conference and 9-1 ATS in their last 10 home games versus teams with winning road records.

The Rockets, meanwhile, are just 1-4 ATS in their last five on the road and have struggled, covering just two of their last eight on the road against teams with home winning percentages over .600.

Bank on the Hawks to repeat their success against the Rockets

NBA Picks, Golden State Warriors Vs Washington Wizards Predictions

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The NBA’s top team Golden State Warriors (43-10 SU, 32-20-1 ATS ) travel to the nation’s capital to take on the Eastern Conference rep Washington Wizards ( 33-23 SU, 23-32-1 ATS ) on Tuesday, February 24, 2015. Check out the live action on local TV with tip-off at 8:00 ET from the Verizon Center. Get the latest NBA Lines at Bookmaker and get in the game with live in-game wagering today!

Golden State off Rare Road Loss at Washington Wizards

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Bookmaker is a recognized sportsbook for NBA lines and betting action, and a top destination for serious gamblers. Sign up today and receive great bonuses and customer service with timely payouts. Golden State travels to Washington, DC to hit the hardwood against the Wizards Tuesday night. Get the latest game analysis below with all live betting action for the contest available at Bookmaker Sportsbook.

Golden State has the best record in the NBA along with the best road record at 19-8 following Sunday’s rare 104-98 defeat at Indiana. Despite rising and often inflated NBA lines, the Warriors have been able to make big money for their betting backers with 32 ATS wins which is the most in the Western Conference and third-most in the NBA. Golden State has won seven of their last nine games and leads the NBA in scoring at over 110 PPG on a league-high 48% FG.
But note the Warriors were held to two of their lowest-scoring outputs on the road before the All-Star break at Philadelphia and Minnesota, and then 98 points Sunday at Indiana playing without star scorer Stephen Curry. Now Golden State has to be road warriors against a Wizards team with a top-tier defense allowing 98 PPG on 44% FG and less than 96 PPG at home. But Golden State counters with the league’s most complete team leading the NBA in defensive efficiency and FG% defense at 42%.
The Wizards aren’t going to win the Southwest Division as they trail the Hawks by 11-games, but they are just 1.5-games behind Cleveland for the fourth playoff seed in the Eastern Conference. The Wizards are struggling without guard Bradley Beal, who has missed 5-straight games with a stress reaction in his right leg. Washington has lost 3-straight games while failing to score over 93 points, and the Wizards are just 3-11 ATS on the NBA lines over the past month.
But Washington still ranks #4 in the league in rebounding rate and will count on their interior forces of center Martin Gortat ( 11 PPG, 8 RPG ), Nene ( 11 PPG, 5 RPG ) and veteran Paul Pierce ( 12 PPG, 4 RPG ) to battle inside while PG John Wall ( 17 PPG, 10 APG ) provides the ball-handling and scoring on the perimeter to try and keep pace with Warriors sharp shooters Stephen Curry ( 23 PPG, check status ) and Klay Thompson ( 23 PPG ), who scored 39 points at Indiana Sunday with Curry riding the pine.
The Warriors are top-2 in adjusted offensive efficiency, effective FG% and total shooting %, and lead the league in 3-point shooting at nearly 39%. But with both teams currently without key scoring guards and off their game a bit, we’ll see where the ‘total’ comes out with Golden State a small road favorite and look towards less scoring than expected.

NBA Prediction – Before you wager on the NBA betting lines, be sure to check the status of Warriors star Stephen Curry, who missed Sunday’s game with an ankle injury. His status must be confirmed before betting, and note Golden State is 0-5 ATS in their last five road games. But the Warriors are also 16-3 SU vs. the Eastern Conference. Washington is just 1-8 ATS in their last nine games off a loss, and the under is 5-0 in the Warriors last five games and 10-4 in the Wizards last 14 home games. Let’s look under the total without Curry playing and see where the number is released if he does play.

Bet Under the Total between the Wizards and Warriors

NBA Betting Spread, Thunder Vs Mavericks Prediction

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Expecting to propel themselves back into the Western Conference playoff picture, the Oklahoma City Thunder ( 28-25, 24-27-2 ATS ) will host their first post All-Star break tussle on Thursday, February 19th when they lock horns with the Dallas Mavericks ( 36-19, 26-27-2 ATS ) in the rival’s second NBA betting clash of the 2014-15 season. Tune to TNT at 8:00 ET to keep track of all your full game, halftime, and live wagering positions from the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, OK.

Oklahoma City Thunder to Even Season Rivalry with Mavericks on TNT

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The first leg of TNT’s Thursday night doubleheader takes Bookmaker Sportsbook members to Oklahoma City where the streaking Thunder will look to stick to their winning NBA betting ways against the visiting Dallas Mavericks in a premiere Western Conference duel.

Down two big guns in Tyson Chandler and Rajon Rondo heading into the break, Dallas found a way to circle the wagons and topple the Utah Jazz by an 87-85 final count to push against the closing pointspread. The triumph was the team’s third in its L/4 tries, but the lone loss saw Coach Carlisle’s troops get embarrassed 115-98 against the Clippers in a game that saw them lose all control in the 2nd quarter when they were outscored 34-22 and were never able to recover. Of the team’s L/4 defeats, all have come against Western Conference opposition.
Having said that, Dirk Nowitzki and his mates will suit up for this NBA betting tilt vs. the Thunder owners of the third best overall road record in the league. Dallas split its L/2 games played away from the American Airlines Center against the Kings and Warriors right before the break to move to 19-10 SU & 17-12 ATS in the visitor’s role. The Mavs have attained the fifth best record in the Western Conference by churning out 106.3 PPG ( #3 ) and converting 46.5 percent of their shots from the field.
Unfortunately their 23rd ranked scoring defense and 14th ranked defensive efficiency will be forced to deal with the dynamic duo of Kevin Durant ( 25.9 PPG ) and Russell Westbrook ( 25.8 PPG ) who led the way to three straight wins right before the ASB; the Thunder averaged 120 PPG in those contests and closed the first half of the pro basketball betting season by toppling the Memphis Grizzlies 105-89 as 4.5-point home chalk.
In winning five of their L/6 overall match-ups, head coach Scott Brooks squad has crawled into the 9th seed in the West and sit only a half-game in back of the Phoenix Suns from jumping into the playoff picture. This will be the first of three home games OKC will partake in over the next week. Due to injury, the Thunder haven’t been as dominating at home this season evidenced by their 16-8 SU record, but they’ve covered 14 of those games against the closing NBA betting lines and tallied a 3-0-1 ATS record the L/4 times they welcomed a +.500 road team onto their hardwood.
NBA Prediction – Taking the points in this rivalry has been the way to go with the underdog bringing home the bacon at a 24-9-1 ATS clip in the L/34 overall confrontations. However, the chalk came through in the first go round back at the end of December when Monta Ellis and company secured the 112-107 home win and cover as 2-point chalk to move the home team to 3-1 SU in the L/4. Durant didn’t suit up for that one, but he’ll be 100 percent and ready to lead his squad to the NBA betting triumph in this one in hopes of evening up the season series. Dallas has dropped six of its L/7 against the pointspread to +.500 teams, and without two of its best players in the starting lineup, I just don’t see Big D having enough in the tank to outlast the Thunder in each team’s first battle following the All-Star break.
Bet the Thunder against the Mavericks on TNT

NBA Picks, Houston Rockets Vs Chicago Bulls Predictions

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If you want drama on the hardwood, you’ve come to the right place on Wednesday night. The Chicago Bulls ( 30-19, 22-27 ATS ) will square off with the Houston Rockets ( 33-15, 27-21 ATS ) on February 4th at the Toyota Center in Houston, TX at 8:00 p.m. ET. ESPN, Watch ESPN, Comcast Sports Net Houston, and Comcast Sports Net Chicago will be on the call of this duel on the NBA lines.

Days Off Great for Harden, Houston Rockets on Eve of Battle with Chicago Bulls

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There are 30 teams fighting for the Larry O’Brien Trophy every single season. The Chicago Bulls and the Houston Rockets are continuing that quest on Wednesday night, but only one can beat the NBA lines posted at BookMaker Sportsbook in this game.

The Rockets have some injury issues right now. G James Harden has been dealing with a lingering knee issue, while C Dwight Howard is out for a few weeks with an ankle problem. This time of year, that isn’t the end of the world for the good of the team, but bettors have to be on high alert for sure when they place bets on the NBA betting lines on this team as a result.

The man who has been starting in place of Howard, C Joey Dorsey just hasn’t fit in well. Dorsey hasn’t been playing many minutes, and those minutes haven’t been quality anyway. Houston is much better served going to a smaller lineup, one which features F Dontas Motiejunas playing center, F Josh Smith or F Terrence Jones playing at the four, and F Trevor Ariza being used as a small forward.

The depth is certainly there to go even smaller if the team wanted to turn G Corey Brewer into a small forward and Ariza into a power forward, but if that’s what happens against these Bulls, the bigs in the paint for Chicago could have a dominating day.

As it is, we have a tough time figuring out how the Rockets are going to have the manpower to slow down both F Pau Gasol and C Joakim Noah, both of which are big double-double candidates in this battle on the NBA gambling lines.

G Jimmy Butler and G Derrick Rose are really rounding into form right now. These two both exceeded 20 points in its loss to the Phoenix Suns on Friday night, marking the second straight game these two got into the 40s between them.

G Aaron Brooks has been playing quality minutes for the Bulls off of the bench, and he’ll be hoping that he can put together a fifth straight game scoring in double figures to help Chicago beat the NBA wagering lines against his former team.

NBA Prediction – There might not have been a team in the NBA who needed a few days off in a row quite like Houston. The Rockets are certainly playing without Howard for the next few weeks, and the few days off should give Harden enough time to get back on the court. That’s bad news for a Chicago team which just doesn’t have the offensive firepower to keep up with what the Rockets will bring to the table, especially in Houston.

Back the Host Houston Rockets

NBA Basketball Picks, Nuggets Vs Pelicans Betting Predictions

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Denver Nuggets Look to Snap Six Game Skid, Battle Pelicans in New Orleans

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The Denver Nuggets head south to the Big Easy on Wednesday night to take on the New Orleans Pelicans and BookMaker Sportsbook has you covered for the NBA betting match-up, with a look at all the information you need to know.

On Wednesday, January 28th at 8:00 p.m. ET, the New Orleans Pelicans ( 24-21 SU, 27-18 ATS ) will host the Denver Nuggets ( 18-27 SU, 18-24-3 ATS ) at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA. For those watching this NBA betting showdown at home, the game will be available on Altitude TV in Denver and on Fox Sports in New Orleans.

The Denver Nuggets got the better of the New Orleans Pelicans when these two teams met earlier this year as New Orleans outscored Denver 117-97. In that NBA betting contest, the Nuggets shot 52.4% from the floor with six players netting 11 points led by Arron Afflalo and Kenneth Faried, each with 19.

The Pelicans are hosting this time around and will look for a much different result, particularly considering they’re in the midst of a four-game winning streak while Denver has dropped seven straight.

Denver’s latest loss came at the hands of the Los Angeles Clippers who grabbed a 102-98 victory off a 23 point performance from Jamal Crawford off the bench. Despite the loss, the Nuggets still beat the spread on Monday as the team got a pair of double-doubles from guard Ty Lawson ( 19 points and 11 assists ) and forward Wilson Chandler ( 18 points and 10 rebounds ). In addition to those two, Arron Afflalo also produced 18 points.

Overall, scoring hasn’t been a major issue for the lowly Nuggets as the three abovementioned players are all averaging at least 14.1 PPG. As a team, Denver ranks amongst the top 10 in points scored averaging 101.8 per game. Defensively the team struggles as they’re giving up more points than scoring, allowing opponents to average 104.5 PPG.

The Pelicans will aim to take advantage of the lackluster defense and put up just their second 100 point game in their last seven. Despite the lower scoring affairs, New Orleans has won four straight and five of their last six. They’ve held their opposition to just 86 PPG throughout their current winning streak against the closing NBA betting lines.

On Monday, the Philadelphia 76ers managed just 74 points against the Pelicans who hung 99 on them. Anthony Davis did the most damage with 32 points and 10 rebounds.

Davis has turned himself into an absolute star in just his third season as he is averaging 24.5 PPG and 10.4 RPG. In his four games since returning from a brief three game hiatus due to a toe injury, the star forward has led his team to victories in every game while averaging 27.5 PPG and notching three double-doubles.

NBA Prediction – The two teams’ recent streaks are enough to pick the Pelicans over the Nuggets in this NBA betting match-up, but it’s not the only thing pointing in New Orleans’ favor. After all, the Pelicans boast a superior shooting percentage, better defense and fewer turnovers. In addition, New Orleans also has home court advantage and checks in 15-5 SU and 14-6 ATS in their 20 home games played to date. Denver, meanwhile, is just 8-12-1 ATS on the road. Add a four game winning streak on one day’s rest for the Pelicans and a meager 1-3-1 ATS mark in their last five against the Western Conference for the Nuggets and New Orleans has this one all but wrapped up.

Take the Pelicans at Home over the Nuggets