Saturday Basketball Betting Options In The NBA
Thursday was a day of rest for the NBA but there were plenty of games on Friday night for basketball fans to enjoy. There will also be plenty of games on Saturday, so you will find that there are more than enough opportunities to watch some great games this weekend.
The Celtics suffered another home defeat, losing 102-109 against the Bulls. The Hawks held firm at home to the Pelicans, winning by a score of 100-91. The Mavericks won the game between two teams in great form, triumphing by a score of 102-106. There was good win for the Pacers against the Magic, winning by a score of 98-83. The Spurs continued their campaign to retain the NBA title with a win by 112-104 against the Kings and the Trail Blazers slumped to a home defeat against the Grizzlies, losing by 99-112.
The Warriors grabbed a big away day win, defeating the Hornets by a score of 101-106 and the Bucks were celebrating an 88-104 triumph in Detroit. The Knicks were destroyed 105-78 by the Thunder while the Clippers had a strong away win in Houston, winning by 85-102. The Nuggets defeated the Suns by a score of 122-97 and the Timberwolves had a very narrow win Los Angeles against the Lakers, with the final score being 119-120.
Dallas Mavericks @ Philadelphia 76ers
The Mavericks hold a 12-5 record, with a 5-3 record but the main focus in this game when it comes to records is the fact that the 76ers are sitting with a 0-15 record and they have lost 8 games at home. The Mavericks have won their previous two games while they have an 8-2 record in their last 10 games while the 76ers will be desperate for any result that stops their horrific run.
Both teams have a couple of injury concerns to worry about with the Mavericks likely to be without Raymond Felton and Jameer Nelson is being monitored on a day to day basis. For the 76ers, Jerami Grant is likely to be absent for this game while Tony Wroten is likely to be out for at least a week.
The two teams met on the 13th of November in Dallas and it was a hugely embarrassing night for Philadelphia, with the Mavericks winning by a score of 123-70. This was a Dallas record with respect to margin of victory and the 76ers suffered 28 turnovers in the course of the game.
The 76ers shows some hope against the Nets. They were down by 20 points but they rallied and even took the lead in the fourth quarter, but they couldn’t maintain this run, and they slipped to a 91-99 defeat. Wroten grabbed 18 points in that game, as did K McDaniels, and it will be McDaniels that needs to show some form if the 76ers are going to get their monkey off their back.
It is no real surprise to see that most people are tipping the Mavericks to win convincingly and if you are looking for a bit of value, you will find that a handicap of -12.5 with odds of 1.90 for Dallas should be more than suitable. Bet Now!
Los Angeles Clippers @ Utah Jazz
The Clippers hold a 10-5 record with a 6-2 record away from home while the Jazz have a 5-11 record, with a 3-4 run at home. The fact that the Jazz have played considerably more games away from home will provide them with hope that their record isn’t as bad as people first think.
The Clippers are on a three game winning run while the Jazz are on a four match losing streak, and there is every chance that this form will continue for this game. The Clippers had a big win on Friday night against Houston, winning by a score of 102-85. Blake Griffin is in great form, currently sitting in third in the NBA scoring rankings with an average of 29.5 points per game.
The Jazz are looking to bounce back from a 97-82 defeat in Oklahoma City, but Gordon Hayward grabbed a team-high of 24 points in that match. Hayward will need to be a key figure in this game if the Jazz are going to achieve a win.
The Jazz don’t really have any injury worries going into this match but Matt Barnes is a big doubt while Chris Douglas-Roberts is being examined on a day to day basis.
While the Jazz aren’t as poor as their record indicates, they face a tough task in this game and the odds of the Clippers at 1.90 with a handicap of -5.5 is well worth looking into for this match. Bet Now!
Charlotte Hornets @ Atlanta Hawks
The Hornets come into this with a 4-13 record, with a 1-7 away from home, while the Hawks hold an 8-6 record, with a 6-2 home record. All of this adds up to the fact that the Hawks are looking good for a home win. Another notable story of the game surrounds the fact that the Hornets are on an 8 game losing streak, and they will be desperate for any sort of win in this game.
The Hawks are keeping a close eye on Thabo Sefolosha while the Hornets have a number of players dealing with injuries, including Marvin Williams, Gary Neal, Kemba Walker and PJ Hairston.
You have to be looking for the Hawks with a negative handicap in this match, so be sure to check out the spread betting odds for this game. Bet Now!