Betting Tips for Week 18 of the NBA

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NBA Best Matches of the Week

 

BOS Celtics (+6) at PHI 76ers (-6)

BOS CelticsBOS Celtics

Tuesday 2/12 8:00 PM (ET)
Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia

PHI 76ersPHI 76ers

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Tip – Philadelphia comes in as a six point favorite vs. Boston, and rightfully so. The ‘6ers are 23-6 at home this season, while the Celtics on the other hand, have struggled mightily when away from Boston. The Celtics are just 10-16 ATS on the road this season, and 2-5 ATS on the road in their last seven games. This game is trending towards hitting the UNDER, as Philly has gone under in five of their last six home games, while Boston has hit the under in five consecutive road contests.

UT Jazz (+8.5) at GS Warriors (-8.5)

UT JazzUT Jazz

Tuesday 2/12 10:30 PM (ET)
Oracle Arena

GS WarriorsGS Warriors

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Tip – The defending champs continue to get the benefit of the doubt when playing at home. Golden State has been virtually unbeatable in Oracle for years, that is, until this season. They are now just 11-16 ATS on their home court this year, and sit at .500 ATS in their last ten games, regardless of arena. Utah is a sneaky team, and they’ve won seven of their last ten. Donovan Mitchell has topped the 20-point mark in 16 of his last 17 games, and should continue this trend against the Warriors’ 17th ranked defense in terms of ppg.

MIL Bucks at IND Pacers

MIL BucksMIL Bucks

Wednesday 2/13 7:00 PM (ET)
Bankers Life Fieldhouse

IND PacersIND Pacers

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Tip – Indiana has surprisingly stayed competitive without Victor Oladipo in the lineup, holding onto the third seed in the East. Problem is, the top seed comes to town on Wednesday. Indiana is the league’s top ranked defense, but their offense will not be effective enough to keep pace with Milwaukee’s offense, which ranks 2nd in the NBA. The Bucks have covered the spread in six of their last seven games.

DET Pistons at BOS Celtics

DET PistonsDET Pistons

Wednesday 2/13 7:30 PM (ET)
TD Garden

BOS CelticsBOS Celtics

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Tip – Things are a mess in Boston right now. Players are speaking out, and rumors of Kyrie jumping ship after the season continue to grow. Detroit’s Andre Drummond has been on a tear since returning to the lineup. Drummond has averaged 23 points and 15 rebounds over his last eight games. Detroit is undefeated ATS in their last three games, while Boston is winless.

SAC Kings at DEN Nuggets

SAC KingsSAC Kings

Wednesday 2/13 9:00 PM (ET)
Pepsi Center

DEN NuggetsDEN Nuggets

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Tip – Sacramento has proven they are no longer the laughing stock of the NBA this season, and have now won five of their last seven. Denver has struggled recently with speedy ball handlers, and it doesn’t get faster then De’Aaron Fox. Sacramento owns basketball’s 9th ranked scoring offense, and should be able to come into Denver and, at the very least, leave with an ATS victory. Denver has dropped five of their last seven games ATS.

GS Warriors at POR Trail Blazers

GS WarriorsGS Warriors

Wednesday 2/13 10:30 PM (ET)
Moda Center

POR Trail BlazersPOR Trail Blazers

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Tip – If there was any game to bet the OVER on, it’s this one. These two teams have played each other three times this season, with a combined total score average of 220.3. Both teams rank within the top ten of the NBA in scoring offenses. Golden State has faired better on the road than at home in recent weeks, going 4-2 ATS over their last six away games.

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