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Betting Tips for Week 17 of the NBA

NBA Best Matches of the Week

 

DEN Nuggets at BRK Nets

DEN NuggetsDEN Nuggets

Wednesday 2/6 7:30 PM (ET)
Barclays Center

BRK NetsBRK Nets

Tip – Things are looking up for Brooklyn. D’Angelo Russell has spearheaded Brooklyn’s surge to the 6th seed in the East, while also capturing the first NBA All-Star birth of his career. Brooklyn comes in with favorable home court advantage, and they have gone 11-5 ATS in their last 16 home games. Denver is not the same dominant team that they are at home, when on the road. The Nuggets are just two games over .500 in away games this season, and 1-5 ATS in their last six games away from Denver.

SA Spurs at GS Warriors

SA SpursSA Spurs

Wednesday 2/6 10:30 PM (ET)
Oracle Arena

GS WarriorsGS Warriors

Tip – Golden State had their win streak snapped last week, but are still riding an impressive 9-1 run over their last ten games. San Antonio continues to be a middle-of-the-pack team in the West, but a fan favorite amongst top betting sites. Coach Pop has always been able to elevate his team’s play against the league’s best, and this year is no different. San Antonio is 9-1 ATS in their last ten games vs. teams with a winning percentage greater than .600. The Spurs have also hit the OVER in those matchups in five straight games. The Aura of Oracle has worn off this season, as the Warriors are just 3-11-1 ATS in their last 15 games in their home arena.

LA Lakers at BOS Celtics

LA LakersLA Lakers

Thursday 2/7 8:00 PM (ET)
TD Garden

BOS CelticsBOS Celtics

Tip – LeBron made his long awaited return to the court last Thursday, playing 40 minutes in the Lakers’ victory over the Clippers. LeBron has not suited up since then, thanks to the poor load management bestowed upon him from the Lakers’ coaching staff. It is unclear whether James will be good to go on Thursday. Boston is currently riding a four game win streak, covering the spread in three consecutive games. They also happen to be 22-6 at home this season.

DEN Nuggets at PHI 76ers

DEN NuggetsDEN Nuggets

Friday 2/8 7:00 PM (ET)
Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia

PHI 76ersPHI 76ers

Tip – Denver is 6-1 in their last seven contests, including a 16-point victory over Philadelphia at home two Saturdays ago. This game, however, takes place in Philly, where the ‘6ers are 21-5 on the season. Philadelphia is also 25-11 ATS in their last 36 home games vs. teams with winning road records. Denver is two games above .500 on the road this season, but six games below .500 ATS when playing away from home.

OKC Thunder at HOU Rockets

OKC ThunderOKC Thunder

Saturday 2/9 8:30 PM (ET)
Toyota Center

HOU RocketsHOU Rockets

Tip – These two teams are a combined 13-7 in their last ten games. James Harden is up to 27 straight games with at least 30 points. Even with Harden’s insane production, Houston is a measly 2-8 ATS in their last ten games. OKC is 3-1 ATS in their last four games, and four games over .500 ATS on the road this season.

LA Lakers at PHI 76ers

LA LakersLA Lakers

Sunday 2/10 3:30 PM (ET)
Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia

PHI 76ersPHI 76ers

Tip – It’s possible that the Lakers will rest LeBron until All-Star weekend, and the next few days will be telling. If Bron does suit up on Sunday, it changes the whole complexion of this game. For now, the Lakers are trotting out a ton of players who in all likelihood won’t be part of their team post trade deadline, and the players know this. If Bron and Lonzo Ball don’t play, it leaves Kyle Kuzma and Brandon Ingram as virtually the only scoring options for the Lakers to try to attack the NBA’s 5th ranked defense with. The Lakers have hit the UNDER in four of their last five games.


About the Author

Vincent Somma has been involved in the football world from a young age. He played football for sixteen years, and has been involved in fantasy football leagues for most of that time as well. Vincent began to dabble in sports writing towards the end of his high school career, and has been writing ever since. His strongest forte is draft analysis and NFL coverage.




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