We’ve not done a good job covering the NBA here on Shooting the Sports Ish, so we’re going to change that now as we will give you a daily quick hits write-up of each of the NBA games on the daily schedule.
Miami Heat vs. Philadelphia 76ers
Covid issues make this a challenging game to bet. Skip it.
Denver Nuggets vs. Brooklyn Nets
No Kyrie Irving in this one and the Nets feel it as they’ve lost their last 2 games. Both teams are 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 games. The Nuggets are 0-1 as away dogs, and the Nets are 1-4 as home favorites against the spread. This is a tough game to read, but as it’s currently set at Nets -1, I like Nuggets to cover this one, especially with Brooklyn losing their last 2 games against much more inferior teams than the Nuggets.
The Nuggets have gone OVER 8 times in their last 10 games, and the Nets have hit OVER 6 times in their last 11. The Nuggets have seen a point total go OVER 3 times in their last 4 games on the road, while Brooklyn has seen this happen 5 times in their last 8. The points are set very high at 230.5, but the Nets have seen that total 3 times in their last 10.
Denver is 5-5 over their last 10 games while the Nets are 4-6. The Nuggets are 3-1 on the road while the Nets are 2-3 at home.
Utah Jazz vs. Cleveland Cavaliers
The Utah Jazz are currently sitting at 10.5 point favorite and are 5-5 overall and 3-3 away against the spread in their last 10 games. The Cavaliers are 4-6 overall and 2-1 at home against the spread.
The Jazz has seen UNDER the game total 6 times in their last 10, and the Cavaliers have seen the same result 9 times in their last 11 games.
Utah is 6-4 in their last 10 games and is 5-2 on the road, while the Cavaliers are 4-6 going 2-1 at home. The Cavaliers have lost 3 of their last 4 games.
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Houston Rockets
The Lakers are favored by 4.5 points in this one and are 5-5 against the spread in the last 10 games, while the Rockets are 3-5. As the visiting favorites, the Lakers are 3-2 while the Rockets are 1-1 as home dogs.
Neither of these teams sees the OVER very often. The Lakers have seen the OVER 0 times on the road while the Rockets have seen it just 1 time at home.
The Lakers are 8-2 in their last 10 games, while the Rockets are 3-5 this season and have lost 3 of their last 4 games.
San Antonio Spurs vs. Oklahoma City Thunder
San Antonio is 6-4 overall and 0-2 against the spread on the road, while OKC is 6-3 overall and 1-2 against the spread at home.
OKC has covered the spread of each of their last 3 games, while San Antonio has done so just 2 times in their last 5 games.
San Antonio has hit the OVER 5 times in their last 10 games and is 3-3 against the O/U on the road, while OKC has done this twice at home.
Each of these teams has won 3 of their last 4 games. The Spurs are 1-1 as the away favorite while OKC is 0-3 as home underdogs.
Indiana Pacers vs. Golden State Warriors
The Pacers are 6-4 in their last 10 games and 1-0 on the road against the spread; the Warriors are 5-5 overall and 1-3 at home against the spread.
Indiana has seen the OVER all 3 games on the road while the Warriors have seen that total twice. The Pacers are 1-0 as Away Underdogs while the Warriors are 1-3 as home favorites.