NBA Pro Basketball Sports Betting Match up Previews for Friday

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The NBA card for Friday January 27th features ten games on the schedule to the delight of pro basketball bettors worldwide.

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The lone game airing over national television goes off at 8PM Eastern Time as the Philadelphia 76ers host the Houston Rockets over ESPN TV. 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 -7 points with over under odds of 220 points. The Philadelphia 76ers are an improved basketball team They sit ten games under .500 at 17-27 and are much more competitive in their games. They are getting good contribution from Joel Embiid who is shooting 46.2% from the field which leads the team along with nearly 20 point per game average. He has missed three straight games with a contusion over his left knee. The team has now moved to the upper half of the NBA in two key defensive areas as they allow 45% shooting with 35.7% from the three point line. Journeyman Ersan Ilyasova leads Philadelphia with a 15.4 points per game average. Houston sits at 24-15 and is battling San Antonio for the two seed in the Western Conference. They are 1-2 on this five game road trip that ends Sunday at Indiana. Houston puts up good offensive numbers but defensively they still give up a high shooting percentage to opponents at 46%.

The late night game begins at 10PM Eastern Time on NBA League Pass Channel as the Portland Trailblazers will host the Memphis Grizzlies. The game is lined at a pick with a total of 205 ½ points. Memphis is a very good defensive team but they are well below average shooting the basketball as they hit 42.7%. Center Marc Gasol has changed his game this year as he is attempting more three point shots. He usually lives in the low post but the veteran center now has attempted 162 three pointers and making nearly 40% of them. Gasol shot no more than 17 three pointers in any one season. Portland has underperformed this season as their defense has digressed from last year. Portland is seven games under .500 as they have been poor defending the three point line allowing 38.2%.

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