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

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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!

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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

Trail Blazers Vs Suns Picks, NBA Basketball Point Spread

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The Portland Trail Blazers ( 31-11 SU, 22-19-1 ATS ) will take the trip south on Wednesday, January 21st to take on the Phoenix Suns ( 25-18 SU, 24-17-2 ATS ). This NBA betting contest will be broadcast locally from the US Airways Center in Phoenix, AZ on Fox Sports Arizona and Comcast Sports Net Northwest at 9:00 p.m. ET.

Phoenix Suns to Protect House from Portland Trail Blazers Wednesday Night

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BookMaker Sportsbook is set for Wednesday’s NBA betting showdown between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Phoenix Suns, giving you all the information you need to know heading into the game.

Portland Trail Blazers’ star LaMarcus Aldridge lasted just 14 minutes in the team’s last game against the Sacramento Kings on Monday.

In the game, the Western Conferences’ second best squad still managed to capture a 98-94 NBA betting victory, but injury to Aldridge is a much bigger storyline as the forward injured his left thumb on an attempted steal from DeMarcus Cousins. When Aldridge left the game he had 10 points.

X-rays on the star’s hand were negative, but there is still some concern on his status for Wednesday’s game against the Phoenix Suns.

Of course, if Aldridge is a ruled out, that would be a big loss for Portland as the forward leads the team in scoring with 23.2 PPG and in rebounds with 10.2 RPG. The team, however, can survive without Aldridge for a game or two as they are 3-1 SU and ATS in the four games he has missed this season. That just means guards Damian Lillard ( 22.1 PPG and 6.2 APG ) and Wesley Matthews ( 16.3 PPG ) need to step up their game even more as they lead the Trail Blazers.

While Portland is still one of the best teams in the NBA, they have struggled a bit of late, losing three of their last four games. Still, on the year, they are averaging 103.1 PPG, 6.2 PPG more than they are giving up.

The home team in Wednesday’s NBA betting match-up is a Suns’ team that has won three straight games, most recently beating the Los Angeles Lakers 115-100 with Goran Dragic and Isaiah Thomas each recording 24 points while Dragic also added nine rebounds and five assists.

Their game against the Lakers was very much in line with their season as a whole. In general, Phoenix’s offense has been the story as the team is averaging 107.2 PPG, though their defense is allowing teams to stay in the game as they cough up an average of 104.6 PPG.

NBA Prediction – The potential loss of Aldridge is a major concern for the Trail Blazers, but perhaps nearly as big is their recent struggles against the linemakers. Portland is 0-4 ATS in their last four games overall as well as their last four on one day’s rest. To make matters worse, they’re just 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games against the NBA Pacific. Meanwhile, the Suns are 12-4-1 ATS in their last 17 games overall and 5-1 ATS in their last six as hosts. Added to that, the Suns also have the head-to-head edge in this NBA betting contest with a 37-18-2 ATS mark in their last 57 meetings and 20-7-2 ATS record the L/29 times these squads squared off in the desert.

Bank on the Suns at Home Against the Spread

NBA Picks, Washington Wizards Vs San Antonio Spurs Prediction

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Locally, Comcast SportsNet Baltimore and Fox Sports Southwest will provide the television coverage for when the San Antonio Spurs ( 23-15 SU, 17-20-1 ATS ) and Washington Wizards (25-12 SU, 16-20-1 ATS ) battle the NBA odds against one another on Tuesday, January 13th beginning at 7:00 p.m. ET. The Wizards will host the Spurs in this one from the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.

Tim Duncan and Tony Parker Look to Lead San Antonio Spurs Over Washington Wizards Tuesday Night

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Looking to rebound from a tough loss, the Washington Wizards will host the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday and BookMaker Sportsbook has you covered, giving you the information you need to help you beat the NBA odds.

The San Antonio Spurs have held the upper hand against for the Washington Wizards for years and have beaten the Wizards in each of their last ten head-to-head meetings, capturing the win against the NBA odds in nine of those ten games.

Most recently, the Spurs topped the Wizards 101-92 in San Antonio a little over a week ago. Washington will look for revenge as they get home court advantage this time around.

On January 3, the Spurs got a particularly impressive performance out of guard Cory Joseph as he notched a team-high 19 points as Tim Duncan was only able to get four points and San Antonio played without Tony Parker or Kawhi Leonard.

Parker is back now and will be in the line-up alongside Duncan on Tuesday. This will only be his fourth game since returning from injury, but Parker managed to score 12 points and record five assists against the Timberwolves on Saturday and with two days’ rest should be able to do even better on Tuesday.

Washington, meanwhile, will only have one day off before battling the Spurs against the NBA wagering odds. The Wizards do not have the same injury concerns as the Spurs, but they are coming off a disappointing 120-89 defeat at the hands of the Atlanta Hawks.

Washington had no answers for Atlanta on Sunday as eight different Hawk players recorded at least 10 points as the team was particularly effective behind the arc shooting 51.6% while sinking 16 threes compared to just five for the Wizards, beating Washington at their own game. After all, on the year, the Wizards are leading the NBA with a 39.2% mark from three point range.

Despite the poor showing in Atlanta, the Wizards are still a defense first team on the year, ranking in the top five in fewest PPG allowed with just 97.6. Offensively, however, they can produce as well, leaning on guard John Wall ( 17.1 PPG and 10.3 APG ) to lead the way.

NBA Prediction – At first glance, it would seem the Spurs have the edge, having beaten the Wizards once this year and having the extra day off, but the trends and stats just do not bear that out as the Wizards are 15-5 SU and 12-8 ATS on one days’ rest while the Spurs are just 3-4 SU and 2-4-1 ATS when given an extra day. In addition, the Wizards are playing with a full roster while the Spurs are without Leonard and Manu Ginobili. Ginobili is a big loss, but not nearly as big as Leonard considering the Spurs are just 7-10-1 against the NBA odds when he is not in the line-up. Add in the Spurs’ 1-6 ATS mark in their last seven following an ATS win and the Wizards’ 7-5 ATS in their last 12 home games, and I am going with the Wizards over the Spurs.

Take the Wizards at Home Over the Spurs

Basketball Betting Odds, Portland Trail Blazers Vs Miami Heat Pick

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The Portland Trail Blazers ( 27-8, 20-14-1 ATS ) will attempt to get back to their dominant selves on Thursday, January 8th when they welcome the Miami Heat ( 15-20, 15-19-1 ATS ) into the Moda Center at the Rose Quarter for a clash against the NBA odds. Take this prime time match-up in live on NBA TV or TNT at 10:30 ET to get all your full game, halftime, and live wagering locked in.

Trail Blazers look to get back on Track vs. Miami Heat on TNT

Written by Mike Rose of North Shore Sports, INC

NBA Betting Lines VS NBA Betting Picks

A non-conference brawl against the NBA odds is set to go down at Bookmaker Sportsbook on Thursday night when the Miami Heat invades the Pacific Northwest looking to hand the Portland Trail Blazers just their fourth home defeat of the season.

Evidenced by what the Heat have managed to do in the W/L column through their first 35 games played, it comes as no surprise to discover that LeBron James was the ingredient that made Miami a championship contender. Without LBJ in the lineup, Miami is nothing more than a run of the mill Eastern Conference entrant. But as bad as it’s been in Cleveland thus far, you have to wonder whether James is questioning his decision to go back home.
Regardless, Miami knows more rough sailing is in store with Washington and Atlanta dominating the Southeast Division and many more games scheduled to go versus the NBA betting odds against upper echelon competition. It’s been ugly for the reigning Eastern Conference champs of late. Yes, they came out victorious the other night at home vs. Brooklyn by pulling out the 88-84 win as 2.5-point underdogs, but before that, they had dropped four straight and failed to cover each game. Tonight’s tilt kicks off a five-game west coast swing. Miami’s been average when on the road in going 8-8 SU & ATS, and has gotten its clock cleaned vs. Western Conference opposition in dropping 19 of its L/26 match-ups ATS.
Due to Oklahoma City being forced to deal with major injuries to both of its superstars, the Trail Blazers are currently coasting in the Northwest Division with a 10-game lead over the Thunder. Damian Lillard and company have only been upended twice in their L/10 games, and they’ll enter this tilt with the Heat off a win but have failed to cover the pro basketball odds in each of their L/2. That said, they’ve gone 3-0 SU & 2-1 ATS when playing on 2+ day’s rest to date, and will be looking to snap a three-game losing streak against the Heat.
Coach Stotts’ men have been exceptionally balanced with the squad routinely excelling at the defensive end of the court where they’re allowing just 97.0 PPG ( #2 ) and possess the best 3-point defense in the league. LaMarcus Aldridge is the leader of an offense that’s tickled the twine for an average of 103.9 PPG ( #6 ) with the help of some excellent offensive rebounding that gives them numerous second chance scoring opportunities. The Blazers have done a solid job protecting their house in winning 16 of 19 while going 11-7-1 ATS in those contests; they’ve gone 15-2 SU vs. the Eastern Conference this season.
NBA Prediction – The Heat swept the season rivalry from the Trail Blazers last season winning 108-107 as 7-point underdogs minus LBJ in their trip to the Moda Center, and then squeezed out a 93-91 win back in South Beach with James back in the fold. Portland has not played its dominating brand of basketball since thrashing the Knicks at the end of December. If they’re once again able to dominate the rebounding battle vs. the Heat who excels at the defensive end, I just don’t foresee this being much of a contest. Second chance opportunities will kill the Heat here considering they possess one of the worst offenses in the league. Miami’s covered the NBA odds only three times the L/12 times it ran up against a +.600 opponent, while Portland has covered at a 10-4 ATS clip in its L/14 TNT appearances.
Lay the Home Chalk with the Portland Trail Blazers