Betting Tips for Week 14 of the NBA

NBA Best Matches of the Week


TOR Raptors at BOS Celtics

TOR RaptorsTOR Raptors

Wednesday 1/16 8:00 PM (ET)
TD Garden

BOS CelticsBOS Celtics

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Tip – Boston is a bit of a mess at the moment. Kyrie isn’t happy, and nor should he be. The Celtics have lost three games in a row, and Toronto will likely make it four. While Toronto, winners of five straight, may have the advantage as a SU bet, Boston has faired extremely well ATS this season. The Celtics are 4-1 ATS in their last five games vs. teams coming off 100+ in their previous outing.

BK NETS at HOU Rockets

BRK NetsBRK Nets

Wednesday 1/16 8:00 PM (ET)
Toyota Center

NY KnicksHOU Rockets

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Tip – James Harden has averaged an absurd 42 points in the month of January. Brooklyn should fear the beard come Wednesday night. Houston is 14-3-1 ATS at home over their last 18 games. The Nets’ 19th ranked defense will have no answer for Harden, not that any other team would either. 

PHI 76ers at IND Pacers

PHI 76erssPHI 76ers

Thursday 1/17 7:00 PM (ET)
Bankers Life Fieldhouse

IND PacersIND Pacers

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Tip – The ‘6ers exploded offensively on Tuesday night, amassing a whopping 149 points. However, don’t expect the same output from them on Wednesday. Philly will be visiting Indiana with zero days rest, and facing off with a Pacers defense that allows the second fewest ppg in the NBA. The 76ers are a disappointing 8-14 ATS in away games this season.

LA Lakers at OKC Thunder

LA LakersLA Lakers

Thursday 1/17 9:30 PM (ET)
Chesapeake Energy Arena

OKC ThunderOKC Thunder

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Tip – LeBron will have his groin re-evaluated on Wednesday, making it highly unlikely he is cleared for action come Thursday night. The Lakers are just 3-7 since James sustained his injury. Oklahoma City is a well-rounded basketball team, ranking within the top ten in both total offense and total defense. Lakers games have hit the UNDER in each of their past five games. The combination of losing LeBron, and a stellar OKC defense, should help continue that trend.

GS Warriors at LA Clippers

GS WarriorsGS Warriors

Friday 1/18 10:30 PM (ET)
Staples Center

LA ClippersLA Clippers

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Tip – The Clippers are losers of three straight, as they continue their slide down the Western Conference standings. LA’s 24th ranked defense will be no match for a Golden State team whose firepower is unquestioned. They have now dropped 142 points or more in two of their last three games. Oh yeah, and they’ll be adding their 5th All-Star to their rotation on Friday, as DeMarcus Cousins will be making his season debut. If Golden State’s recent play is any indication, name a spread, and the Warriors will likely cover it.

LA Lakers at HOU Rockets

LA LakersLA Lakers

Saturday 1/19 8:30 PM (ET)
Toyota Center

HOU RocketsHOU Rockets

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Tip – If LeBron’s evaluation on Wednesday goes well, it wouldn’t be out of the question to see James makes his return to the court on Saturday. Yet, even with the added excitement of King James, Houston would likely kill the joy of Laker fans. While LeBron has missed time, James Harden has tried his best to unseat LeBron as the greatest player in the world.  The Lakers struggles on the road will continue in this one vs. a Houston team that is 16-6 at home this year.