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NBA Pro Basketball Sports Betting Match up Previews for Wednesday

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

The NBA schedules eight games on Wednesday January 31st to the satisfaction of pro basketball bettors worldwide. Two games will air on ESPN TV.

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It gets underway at 8PM Eastern Time on ESPN TV as the Boston Celtics will host New York Knicks. Current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the home side Boston Celtics favored by -8 ½ points with the total set at 208 points. Boston returned home after a four game road trip out west where the team went 2-2. After their four point defeat at Golden St the Celtics traveled to Denver and on one day of rest earned the 111-110 victory as a two point underdog. Kyrie Irving had 27 points with six assists as he went 11 of 17 from the floor. The Knicks returned home from a seven game road trip to host the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday and won 111-95 covering as a -5.5 favorite. Knicks jumped out to the 61-41 halftime lead. Kristaps Porzingis had 28 points as he made 6 of 8 from the three point line. It is now a two game win streak for the Knicks as they earned a victory at Phoenix 107-85 in their final game of their road trip. The Knicks and Celtics have split their first two meetings of the season with each team winning on their home court. In late December it was the Knicks beating the Celtics at home 102-93 as a +2 ½ point underdog.

The late night game tips at 10:30PM Eastern Time on ESPN as the Phoenix Suns host the Dallas Mavericks. Dallas enters play on a down note. Mavs have lost four straight and seven of their past eight games following their 95-88 defeat at home to Miami on Monday. During this four game losing streak Dallas has scored 97 points or fewer. Phoenix is struggling as well. They return home after dropping an 11 point decision at Memphis on Sunday. It is now a five game losing streak and eight defeats in nine games. Phoenix scoring guard Devin Booker is questionable after missing the game at Memphis with a rib injury.

NBA Pro Basketball Sports Betting Match up Previews for Tuesday

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

The NBA card for Tuesday January 30th features nine games on the schedule to the delight of sports bettors worldwide. Two games will air over national television on TNT TV.

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The action begins at 8PM Eastern Time on TNT TV as the Cleveland Cavaliers are home to the Detroit Pistons. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the road team Cleveland Cavaliers favored by -2 points with the total set at 218 ½ points. This is the third meeting of the season between these teams. Cleveland and Detroit met three times on the year with the Cavaliers winning both games by blowouts of 17 points or greater. Pistons have lost scorer Reggie Jackson with a sprained ankle and have not been able to recover. Jackson isn’t due back in the lineup for nearly another month. Detroit has hit a tailspin as they have dropped 11 of their past 13 games in the month of January. This is a return meeting with Cleveland as they faced off on Sunday with the Cavaliers winning 121-104 as a -7 ½ point favorite. Cavs shot 50.6% and 42.9% from three in the victory. Cleveland has now won two games putting up 121 on Detroit and 115 on the Pacers. Big news as the Pistons traded for Blake Griffin. They gave up Tobias Harris, Avery Bradley and Boban Marjanovic. They also sent the Clippers their first round draft pick and their second round pick in 2019.

The late night game begins at 10:30PM Eastern Time on TNT TV as the LA Clippers host the Portland Trailblazers. LA is favored by -2 ½ points with the total set at 221 points. Portland has won two straight and five of their past six games. They beat Dallas on the road Friday by 14 points. They will have three days of rest as they travel to LA. Clippers return home off a 2-0 road trip as they beat Memphis and New Orleans on the road. Blake Griffin is now off to Detroit and the Clippers are now in talks to move DeAndre Jordan. After losing Chris Paul the Clippers are battling for the eighth seed by the All Star Break so management decides to rebuild.

NBA Pro Basketball Sports Betting Match up Previews for Sunday

Sunday, January 28th, 2018

The NBA action for Sunday January 28th features seven games on the schedule to the delight of pro basketball bettors worldwide. Two games will air over national television.

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The action begins at 3:30PM Eastern Time on NBA TV as the Houston Rockets will be home to the Phoenix Suns. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the home side Houston Rockets favored by -13 ½ points with the total set at 227 points. Houston had owned the Suns winning six straight and eight of their past nine meetings. Houston had their four game win streak snapped as they fell on the road to New Orleans on Friday 115-113 failing to cover the spread as a -4.5 betting odds favorite. Rockets made a late run despite falling behind by as much as 21 points. Houston gave up too many close in points allowing the Pelicans 56 points in the paint along with 53.7% shooting. Chris Paul had a good shooting night with 38 points making 11 of 19 shots. James Harden had an off night from three hitting on 1 of 9. Phoenix travels to Houston on a three game losing streak and has dropped six of their past seven games. It was a disappointing 107-85 home defeat to the Knicks on Friday. Phoenix came in with rest. New York was on a back to back closing out a long road trip out west.

On ESPN TV at 6PM Eastern Time the Oklahoma City Thunder has a home date with the Philadelphia 76ers. Oklahoma City is favored by -3 ½ points with the total set at 215 points. This is a superb matchup between two teams at the top of their game. 76ers have won 8 of 10. Thunder carries a seven game win streak. But Oklahoma City is the team on a back to back while the 76ers have the benefit of rest. Two guards take center stage with Ben Simmons of the 76ers squaring off with Russell Westbrook. OKC suffered an unfortunate injury in their win on Saturday at Detroit as Andre Roberson injured his knee and will miss the game.

NBA Pro Basketball Sports Betting Match up Previews for Saturday

Saturday, January 27th, 2018

The NBA card for Saturday January 27th features seven games on the schedule to the delight of pro basketball bettors worldwide. One game will air over national television on ABC TV.

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The action gets underway at 5PM Eastern Time on NBA League Pass Channel as the Detroit Pistons are home to the Oklahoma City Thunder. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the road team Oklahoma City Thunder favored by -3 ½ points with the total set at 207 points. Oklahoma City suffered through a trying season the first three months of the season. Things are looking up for the team as they travel to Detroit on a six game win streak. They were last in action on Thursday hosting Washington Wizards and came away from the 121-112 victory and covering as a five point favorite. It was a good shooting night for OKC as they made 51.7% of their shots. It was a huge night for Russell Westbrook who scored 44 points and dished out six assists. They scored 60 points in the paint on a poor Washington defense. Detroit after a fast start is hitting a down cycle. The team has fallen to 22-24 on the season as they carry a six game losing streak into Saturday’s game. They hosted Utah on Wednesday and lost in overtime 98-95 failing to cover as a -2 ½ point favorite. Utah has performed poorly on the road this season so the loss was a bad one for the Pistons team.

On ABC TV at 8:30PM Eastern Time the Golden St Warriors will host the Boston Celtics. Boston was sitting on a four game losing streak as they faced the LA Clippers on Wednesday in a back to back spot. Celtics broke their losing streak with a 113-102 victory at the Clippers covering as a +3 ½ point underdog. Boston during this losing spell has been having issues shooting the basketball. Golden St is 2-0 on this home stand. They earned double digit victories to the Minnesota Timberwolves and New York Knicks scoring an average of 124 points.

NBA Pro Basketball Sports Betting Match up Previews for Friday

Friday, January 26th, 2018

The NBA card for Friday January 26th features 10 games on the schedule to the delight of pro basketball bettors worldwide. One game will air ESPN TV nationally.

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At 7:30PM Eastern Time on NBA League Pass Channel the Cleveland Cavaliers welcome into town the Indiana Pacers. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the home side Cleveland Cavaliers favored by -5 points with the over under line of 222 points. Cleveland enters play at their lowest point of the season. The team has lost two straight and six of their past seven games. After giving up 148 points to the Oklahoma City Thunder at home on Saturday night in defeat the team had a closed door meeting. They took the court on Tuesday and dropped a 114-102 decision at San Antonio failing to cover as a two point favorite. Cleveland has failed to cover nine straight point spreads. Issue has been the play of their defense. Cavaliers now rank 28th and third worst in the NBA in field goal defense by allowing 47.5% shooting. Cleveland will make changes to their starting lineup on Friday. Tristan Thompson hits the starting lineup as Jae Crowder gets moved to the bench. Indiana has beaten the Cavaliers in all three meetings this season. They have won two straight and five of seven with their 116-101 home victory to Phoenix on Wednesday.

On ESPN TV at 8PM Eastern Time the New Orleans Pelicans are home to the Houston Rockets. Houston is favored on the road by -3 ½ points with the total set at 228 ½ points. Houston is 4-0 since the return of James Harden to the lineup after being sidelined with injury. They conclude this two game road trip as it began on Wednesday with a 104-97 victory at Dallas. Harden had 25 points and 13 assists in the victory. Eric Gordon off the bench had 17 points hitting on 6 of 11 shots. New Orleans is on a three game win streak as they beat Charlotte 101-96 on Wednesday. Pelicans have been inconsistent this season but has played well of late with six wins in seven games with three of those victories coming in overtime.

NBA Pro Basketball Sports Betting Match up Previews for Thursday

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

The NBA card for Thursday January 25 features two games over national television to the satisfaction of pro basketball bettors worldwide. Two games will air over national television over TNT TV.

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It gets underway at 8PM Eastern Time on TNT TV as the Oklahoma City Thunder host the Washington Wizards. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the home side Oklahoma City Thunder favored by -5.5 points with the total set at 213 ½ points. Washington is 1-2 on this road trip after their 98-75 road defeat at Dallas on Monday. Wizards were held to 15 points in the second quarter and 17 in the third quarter in defeat. It was a miserable shooting night as the Wizards hit 30.6% from the field with 7 of 32 from the three point line. Washington shoots and defends the three point shot very well. Team hits 37% from three ranking sixth in the NBA and holds opponents to 33.9% which is third in the league. Forward Otto Porter has been listed as questionable with a hip injury. Oklahoma City is 17-7 at home and will carry a five game win streak after their 109-108 home victory on Wednesday to Brooklyn. Russell Westbrook hit a layup with three seconds remaining for the victory.

The late night game gets going at 10:30PM Eastern Tim on TNT TV as the Golden St Warriors are home to the Minnesota Timberwolves. Golden St beat Minnesota at home in their first meeting of the season 125-101 covering as an eight point favorite in early November. Warriors bounced back from their Saturday defeat at Houston with the 123-112 home victory to the New York Knicks on Tuesday. Warriors couldn’t cover as a 16 point favorite. They did shoot 55.4% and made 13 of 30 from three. Stephen Curry led the Warriors with 32 points and seven assists hitting on 9 of 19 shots. The Timberwolves struggles defensively on the road continued Wednesday with a 123-114 defeat at Portland. Minnesota allowed 55% shooting to Portland with 17 of 31 from the three point line. Timberwolves have lost five of six on the road.

NBA Pro Basketball Sports Betting Match up Previews for Wednesday

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

The NBA card for Wednesday January 24th features nine games on the schedule to the delight of pro basketball bettors worldwide. Two games will air over national television on ESPN TV.

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The action gets underway on ESPN TV at 8PM Eastern Time as the Dallas Mavericks are home to the Houston Rockets. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the road team Houston Rockets favored by -6 points with the total set at 216 ½ points. Houston returns to the court after they defeated the Miami Heat on Monday 99-90. They didn’t cover the 11 points. Rockets were coming into that game off an emotional high of beating the Golden St Warriors on Saturday night 116-108. Houston has won three straight since the return of James Harden to the lineup after being sidelined with a hamstring injury. Rockets have won six of seven games. Dallas Mavericks are suffering through another down season with a record of 16-31. They are just 6-16 on the road. Dallas broke a three game losing streak as they beat the Washington Wizards at home Monday 98-75 covering as a two point underdog. Mavs had dropped six of eight prior to that win. Dallas is in the lower half of the NBA by allowing 46.5% shooting on the season.

The late night game goes off at 10:30PM Eastern Time on ESPN TV from Staples Center in LA as the Clippers have a home date with the Boston Celtics. LA Clippers try to break a two game losing streak after their 126-118 defeat at home to Minnesota on Monday. LA has been without DeAndre Jordan the past two games as he has been hampered with a sprained ankle. During his absence the Clippers dropped two straight as they fell at Utah on Saturday 125-113. Without Jordan in the lineup LA has allowed an average of 125 ½ points per game. Boston has a four game losing streak as they opened up this road trip by dropping a 108-107 decision at the LA Lakers on Tuesday night. Marcus Smart failed on his three point shot as time expired. Boston was beaten on the boards 51-42.

NBA Pro Basketball Sports Betting Match up Previews for Tuesday

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

There will be five games scheduled from the NBA on Tuesday January 23rd to the satisfaction of pro basketball bettors worldwide. Two games will air over national television on TNT TV.

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It all gets going on TNT TV at 8PM Eastern Time as the San Antonio Spurs are home to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the home side San Antonio Spurs favored by -1 ½ points with the over under line set at 208 ½ points. Cleveland looks to rebound after a bad loss on Saturday on their home court to Oklahoma City. Cavs lost 148-124 as a -3 point favorite. Cavaliers have now lost five of their past six games. They were down 43-24 after one quarter and it was 76-60 after three quarters. Cleveland surrendered 58% shooting and nearly 47% shooting to the Thunder in defeat. Cleveland is a poor defensive team ranking 28th in the NBA as they allow 47.4% shooting. Cavaliers have dropped five of their past six road games. San Antonio sits 19-3 on the home court. They look to break a two game losing streak after their 94-86 loss at home to the Indiana Pacers. Spurs have been dealing with injuries to key rotation players as missing this game will be Manu Ginobili, Pau Gasol, Rudy Gay and Kawhi Leonard.

The late night game tips at 10:30PM Eastern Time on TNT TV as the LA Lakers are home to the Boston Celtics. Boston is favored by -4 ½ points with the total set at 208 ½ points. Boston Celtics have been a good road team as the team is 15-5. But they look to break a three game losing streak dropping three games at home to New Orleans, Philadelphia and Orlando. Offense has been an issue in their past two games with the Celtics being held to 95 points or fewer. LA Lakers are 2-0 in this three game home stand. They have won five straight on the home court. LA will be without their point guard Lonzo Ball as he is sidelined with a knee injury.

NBA Pro Basketball Sports Betting Match up Previews for Monday

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

The NBA action from Monday January 22nd features nine games on the schedule to the delight of pro basketball bettors worldwide. Two games will air over national television on NBA TV.

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It gets underway at 8PM Eastern Time on NBA TV as the Houston Rockets are hosting the Miami Heat. The Miami Heat have moved their record to 27-19 as the team has won eight of their past ten games. They traveled to Charlotte on the backend of a back to back and were underdogs of seven points. Miami down 10 after three quarters rallied for the 106-105 victory. Heat got great contribution from Wayne Ellington who scored 26 points hitting on 10 of 15 from the field. In the victory the Heat shot 49%. Houston is 2-0 on this home stand. It opened with a 116-98 home victory to a hot Minnesota team as the Rockets shot 48% in the victory. Two nights later the Rockets hosted the Golden St Warriors. On Saturday Houston defeated the defending NBA Champions 116-108 and covering as a +2.5 underdog. Houston started quickly jumping out to the 40-28 lead after one quarter. The game got tight late and Houston pulled away with key stops. James Harden was playing his second game since returning from a hamstring injury. In the victory against the Warriors Harden scored 22 points and dished out eight assists in 34 minutes of play. Rockets forced 19 Golden St turnovers in the victory.

The late night game gets underway at 10:30PM Eastern Time on NBA TV as the LA Clippers are home to the Minnesota Timberwolves. LA Clippers had their six game win streak broken in a 125-113 defeat at Utah on Saturday. LA surrendered 76 first half points in the loss as they allowed 55% shooting to the Jazz. Clippers have won four straight at home with a notable 11 point victory to Houston. Minnesota returns to the road after their 115-109 home victory to Toronto on Saturday. Timberwolves have won six straight at home but have lost four straight on the road. Issues for Minnesota on the road has been the play of their defense as the team is giving up over 47% shooting.

NFL Pro Football Sports Betting Match Up Odds Previews for Sunday

Sunday, January 21st, 2018

The NFL Championship Games are set for Sunday January 21st with two games over national television to the satisfaction of pro football bettors worldwide.

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The action begins at 3PM Eastern Time on CBS with the AFC Championship Game as the New England Patriots will host the Jacksonville Jaguars. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the home side New England Patriots favored by -7 points with the total set at 45 ½ points. The news of the week from this game has been the cut on the finger of quarterback Tom Brady. It was stitched up and forced the veteran signal caller to miss practice on Thursday. The question here is can Brady be accurate with deep throws. Short to intermediate routes may not be too impactful. It may be when Brady must use full effort on his throwing hand. Strategy from Jacksonville may be to stack the line and keep coverage tight for the short to intermediate routes and challenge Brady to throw deep. Jacksonville outlasted Pittsburgh on the road in the AFC Divisional playoff last week winning 45-42. It was the second road game in three that the Jaguars allowed over 40 points.

NFC Championship Game will air on FOX TV at 6:40PM Eastern Time as the Philadelphia Eagles are home to the Minnesota Vikings. Minnesota is favored by -3 with the total lined at 38 ½ points. Philadelphia faced a good defensive team in Atlanta at home in the divisional round and won 15-10. Eagles defense has held opponents to 10 points or fewer in their past three games. Eagles forced the Falcons to turn the ball over on downs deep in their territory in the closing seconds of the game. Minnesota was on the door of defeat until a miracle 61 yard touchdown pass by Case Keenum on the Saints last week. If not for blown deep coverage by the Saints, it would be Minnesota eliminated from the playoffs. Vikings blew a 17-0 halftime lead with the Vikings defense allowing 24 second half points including the go ahead 43 yard field goal with 25 seconds left.