Saturday Basketball Betting Action In The NBA
There was an awful lot of basketball action on Friday night and the Orlando Magic certainly had a magical evening, winning 100-105 in Charlotte. The Hawks grabbed a 99-89 win over the Pistons while the Nets grabbed a narrow win on the road against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The Wizards smashed the Cavaliers by 91-78 and the Mavericks ran amok against the Lakers, winning by a score line of 140-106. The Trail Blazers were also comfortable winners, defeating the Bulls by a score of 105-87.
The 76ers terrible run continued, slumping at home to a score of 96-122 against the Suns but the Raptors were in fine form, trouncing the Bucks by a score of 124-83. The Grizzlies also bagged a big home win, defeating the Celtics by a score of 117-100.
The Spurs were winners on the road, defeating the Timberwolves by a score of 92-121 and the Nuggets were home winners against the Pelicans by a score of 117-97. The Golden State Warriors were also winners on Friday, making their way past the Utah Jazz by a score of 101-88.
Phoenix Suns @ Indiana Pacers
The Suns come into this game with an 8-5 record while the Pacers have a 5-7 record, with a 3-4 home record, that they will be keen to improve on.
The Suns had a game on Friday night but it was a convincing win against hapless losers the 76ers, so it may not have taken too much out of them. The Pacers were last in action on Wednesday night, defeating the Hornets in a narrow match, eventually triumphing by a score of 88-86.
Obviously the loss of Paul George has hung over the Pacers so far this season but he is not the only player that has been missing for Indiana. Going into this match, there is a strong chance that the Pacers could be without George, David West, Rodney Stuckey, CJ Miles and CJ Watson. This is a lot for any team to bear. On the other hand, the Suns don’t have any notable injury concerns, so this could provide them with a boost heading into this match.
This is likely to be a close match so the Suns at odds of 1.90 for -1.5 could be something that gives you a betting interest until the final buzzer. Bet Now!
Toronto Raptors @ Cleveland Cavaliers
The Toronto Raptors currently hold a 10-2 record, and this may be the sort of standing you would have expected the Cavs to rack up this season. This hasn’t been the case though and the LeBron James led revolution can only boast of a 5-6 record, and a 2-3 record in Cleveland. There is clearly a need to turn this around but every time the Cavs look as though they turn a corner, they proceed directly into another wall.
The Raptors completed a 6-1 home run by thrashing Milwaukee on Friday night, by a score of 124—83. At one point in the game, Toronto led by 52 points, a club record. Also on Friday, the Cavs were having a miserable time, losing 91-78 in Washington, a match which was the lowest scoring effort the Cavs conjured up all season. James was struggling, showing little sign of trying to get back in the fourth quarter and a number of questions were raised about the team’s effort and body language on Friday night.
This should be a chance for the Cavs to bounce back and show their fans that this is a work in progress that is developing in the right way, but this may not be as easy as they would think.
It may be that the Raptors at +3.5 at odds of 1.90 is what you are looking for this Saturday. Bet Now!
Brooklyn Nets @ San Antonio Spurs
The Nets come into this game with a 5-7 record while the champs come in with an 8-4 record. Both teams will be looking to improve on their current standing but it is not as if they have played too many games at home. The Spurs home record stands at 3-1, meaning they have played one third of their games so far and two thirds away. They will be keen to take advantage of the home court against the Nets on Saturday.
The Nets grabbed a win on Friday night, narrowly squeezing past Oklahoma City by a score of 92-94 with Brook Lopez grabbing a double-double for the team. The Nets had been on a losing streak at this point so a win against the Thunder, even a depleted Thunder, will have been very well received.
The Spurs were also in action on Friday night, taking care of a Minnesota team with ease, even though Minnesota were quite depleted. Tony Parker was in excellent form for the Spurs, grabbing 28 points in a match that handed the Spurs their sixth win out of seven games. This is the sort of consistency you would expect from the NBA Champions and things are looking good at the moment for San Antonio.
With respect to history between the two teams, the Spurs are aiming for their 12th regular season home win in a row against Brooklyn and their 21st win in 23 games. This may be a chance for the Spurs to rest some players or allow some players with slight injuries to take a break but they still look strong.
This means that the Spurs at -9.5 and odds of 1.90 looks to be a good bet for this game. Bet Now!
There is also our Tip of the Day for the match between the 76ers and the Knicks, so make sure that you check that out as well.