NBA Bets (1/9): Blazers and Thunder Battle For Playoff Position


Straight Up: 42-29

Spread: 33-36-2

Teaser: 2-2-1


Miami Heat @ Toronto Raptors

Straight Up: Heat (+155)

Spread: Heat (+4.0)

It will be a quick turnaround for the Raptors. Last night in Brooklyn, they defeated the Nets in overtime despite losing Kyle Lowry to injury. Tonight, they return home to host the Heat, who have won six out of their last eight games. It’s a tough matchup for the Raptors, as they will be on short rest and without their all-star point guard. Miami is 5-1 ATS in its last six road games.


Portland Trailblazers @ OKC Thunder

Straight Up: Thunder (-345)

Spread: Thunder (-8.0)

The Blazers and Thunder both find themselves in the thick of things in the Western Conference playoff picture. Unfortunately for Portland, they will be without their best player in Damian Lillard. His loss might be tough to overcome, as the Thunder have been one of the better teams in the league at home this season. OKC is 12-4 SU in its last 16 home games.


Orlando Magic @ Dallas Mavericks

Straight Up: Mavericks (-260)

Spread: Magic (+7.0)

Both these teams have seen better days. The Mavericks come into tonight on a three game losing streak, while the Magic have lost 13 of their last 14. I’m giving the advantage to the home team tonight, but I don’t trust the Mavericks to cover a seven point spread. Dallas is 5-0 SU in its last five home games against Orlando.


Sacramento Kings @ LA Lakers

Straight Up: Lakers (-295)

Spread: Lakers (-7.0)

De’Aron Fox and Lonzo Ball meet up once again in a matchup that has drawn attention since the two met in last year’s NCAA tournament. I think better days are ahead for the Lakers, who ended a nine game losing streak on Sunday. They are more talented than the Kings and they are also at home. Sacramento is 1-4 SU and ATS in its last five games.


Tonight’s Teaser

Heat (+9.5, -109)

Thunder (-2.5, -108)

Pays 1.3 to 1.0

Posted by Fronte

From the streets of Strong Island. Supporter of the New York Jets, Rangers, Yankees, and Knicks. Soccer enthusiast. Protector of the unpopular opinion.

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