There are 10 NBA games on the list for us to make money tonight. Last night was a good night for the favorites, as they went 4-2, with 3-3 totals. The biggest winners on the money line were the Nets at +250 and the Toronto Raptors at +194.
Tonight’s NBA card doesn’t have many games not to be missed, but the Utah Jazz and Los Angeles Clippers meet tonight at the Staples Center. The Jazz have won eight games in a row and may not have Mike Conley. The Clippers have won four games in a row but tonight without Paul George along with Kawhi Leonard is questionable. Keep an eye on this line throughout the day. If Leonard plays, I like the Clippers on their own court. When these two teams met earlier this year, the Jazz won the game outright as a 3.5 home underdog.
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NBA Gambling Games: Wednesday, February 17
ODDS AVAILABLE IN SPORTS BOOK DRAWINGS AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
New York Knicks vs Orlando Magic (+4.5) Total: 209.5
What a time to be alive while the New York Knicks are putting points along the way. Of course, the team they face has been terrible this season, but the Knicks can improve their record to 15-15 tonight in Orlando. The Magic may be the most injured team in the league, Evan Fournier is questionable for tonight and Aaron Gordon and Cole Anthony are out.
The total for this game opened at 209.5, and to my surprise, the total has gone up to 210 and even 210.5 in some stores. The Knicks have been playing better on offense lately, and over the course of their last three games they have averaged 117 points per game. That’s probably why this line is increasing, but I wouldn’t trust it. The Knicks have played 15 road games this season and have cashed less 73% of the time.
The chose: Less than 209.5
Miami Heat vs Golden State Warriors (-1.5) Total: 225.5
This game has a very complicated line and I smell like a rat. The game opened with the Miami Heat as the road favorite by 1 point. There really is no reason Miami opened as a favorite, so you know what that means. The betting market has reacted and the line has moved the Warriors as 1.5 point favorites. This is worth a deeper dive because now I have to find a reason to bet on the Heat.
Miami is playing its fourth straight road game tonight, which isn’t a big deal since we didn’t tone down the road trips until Game 5. The Heat have lost a couple of games in a row too, but those losses were to the Jazz. . and the Clippers, who may be the two best teams in the league. However, before losing those two games, the Heat had a four-game winning streak.
Golden State has won four of its last five games, but those wins were over the Cavaliers, Magic and Spurs. Essentially, they got fat in the weakest part of their schedule. It’s all starting to make sense now, finally I checked with my sources in Las Vegas and the Warriors are the most well-bet NBA team yet. Bingo! Turn on the heat.
The chose: Heat +1.5
Overall record: 31-34 ATS
NBA betting odds and finals
- The Indiana Pacers and Minnesota Timberwolves have played in 21 games combined this season where the total closed between 225 and 230, and the minors have cashed 66% of the time in those games.
- The Portland Trail Blazers are the underdog in fashion tonight in New Orleans. Fade them away
- The Houston Rockets have lost five straight ATS games. His opponent tonight, the 76ers, have lost three straight ATS games.
- The Indiana Pacers are 3-7 ATS in their last 10.
- Memphis Grizzlies contests have exceeded the total in five consecutive games.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.