The NBA action continues in the early hours of Saturday morning, with some key clashes taking place. We’ve picked out a 10/1 four-fold for the occasion.
NBA Betting Tips
- New York Knicks @ Charlotte Hornets – Under 224.5 Total Points
- Phoenix Suns @ New Orleans Pelicans – Pelicans on the Money Line
- Los Angeles Lakers @ Philadelphia 76ers – 76ers on the Money Line
- Milwaukee Bucks @ Dallas Mavericks – Mavericks on the Money Line
Accumulator of 10.71/1
New York Knicks @ Charlotte Hornets – Under 224.5 Total Points
The New York Knicks are aiming for their third consecutive win when they face the Charlotte Hornets in the early hours of Saturday morning.
The Knicks are coming off a 113-89 win over the Atlanta Hawks to take their record for the season to 12-13, while the Hornets most recently lost 122-116 to Brooklyn.
The Knicks defence has been outstanding in their past three games, holding the Hawks and the Cleveland Cavaliers to under 90 points each, which is a big statement in itself considering the offensive weapons those two teams possess.
However, they are tied as the second worst shooting team for the season, and with a defensive minded coach in Tom Thibodeau, I expect this game to be a low-scoring affair.
Phoenix Suns @ New Orleans Pelicans – Pelicans on the Money Line
A huge clash in the Western Conference takes place here, with the Pelicans perched at the top with a record of 16-8, while the Suns are close behind at 16-9 for the season.
The Suns were comfortably beaten by the Boston Celtics last time out 125-108, so they have a chance to bounce back here.
The Pelicans are currently playing without all-star forward Brandon Ingram, but Zion Williamson has been at the forefront of New Orleans’ success in recent weeks, averaging 28 points per game in his last five.
In their last game, Williamson had 29 points and 10 rebounds in a 104-98 win over Detroit, and I fancy them to make a statement here.
Los Angeles Lakers @ Philadelphia 76ers – 76ers on the Money Line
The Lakers will attempt to snap their two-game losing streak when they face Philadelphia on Saturday.
They had won five out of their last six games before losing back-to-back games against the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Toronto Raptors. The Sixers are on a three-game losing streak of their own, following a double-overtime defeat to Houston last time out.
The Lakers could be without LeBron James and Anthony Davis here, which significantly reduces their chances to win in my opinion, while the Sixers look to be without Tyrese Maxey, who is their second-leading scorer this season.
However, James Harden returned in the loss to the Rockets, shooting just four of 19, but I don’t think he will shoot as poorly here. That’s why I’m picking the Sixers on the Money Line.
Milwaukee Bucks @ Dallas Mavericks – Mavericks on the Money Line
Giannis Antetokounmpo vs Luka Doncic is one of the most anticipated regular season games, and it’s easy to see why.
These two clashed in Milwaukee back in November, with the Bucks prevailing 124-115. However, Dallas are a much better side when playing at home, winning 10 of their 13 games at the American Airlines Center.
Doncic is putting up big numbers on a nightly basis – he’s averaging close to 35 points at home.
I think the Mavericks will take this one due to their consistent home form.