The NBA excitement continues into the early hours of Friday morning, with the likes of the Boston Celtics, New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets and the Cleveland Cavaliers all in action.
NBA Betting Tips
- New York Knicks @ Boston Celtics – Celtics (-8.5) @ 10/11
- Detroit Pistons @ Brooklyn Nets – Nets (-9.5) @ EVS
- Cleveland Cavaliers @ Houston Rockets – Cavaliers (-7.5) @ 10/11
Accumulator of 6.28/1
New York Knicks @ Boston Celtics – Celtics (-8.5) @ 10/11
The Boston Celtics will look to avoid their second three-game losing streak of the season when they begin a four-game homestand with a matchup against the New York Knicks here.
The Celtics entered the week on a nine-game winning streak, however, they played their second game in Florida against Miami – after losing to Orlando – with a significantly short-handed lineup. They hope to return to full strength against the Knicks.
The Knicks snapped a four-game slide with a 105-103 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers, but I think the Celtics will be too strong here, so I’m backing them to cover the spread.
Detroit Pistons @ Brooklyn Nets – Nets (-9.5) @ EVS
The Nets are experiencing mixed results in the absence of their star forward Kevin Durant.
They hope to capitalize on a steady flow of home games heading into the All-Star break, starting with a visit from the Detroit Pistons.
Brooklyn are 2-5 since losing Durant to a sprained medial collateral ligament in his right knee, but they are 11-3 in their past 14 home games.
Meanwhile, Detroit head to Brooklyn on a four-game skid and with seven losses in eight games.
The Pistons are allowing 120.3 points per game – the second-highest average in the NBA – and are coming off their worst defensive showing of the season. They took a 150-130 loss to the visiting Milwaukee Bucks last time out.
I can only see one winner here – Nets to cover the spread.
Cleveland Cavaliers @ Houston Rockets – Cavaliers (-7.5) @ 10/11
The Cavaliers come into this one off the back of a two-point loss to the Knicks last time out, as they currently sit fifth in the Eastern Conference.
Meanwhile, the Houston Rockets are struggling this season and find themselves in last place in the Western Conference standings.
Cleveland should be able to take advantage of the sloppy Rockets offense and turn turnovers into points, even though Donovan Mitchell could miss the game.
I’m taking the Cavs to cover the spread in this one.
*All prices are correct at the time of writing.
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