NBA Pro Basketball Sports Betting Match up Previews for Thursday

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There will be four games on the schedule from the NBA on Thursday January 18th to the satisfaction of pro basketball bettors worldwide. TNT will provide a doubleheader over national television.

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The TNT broadcast begins at 7PM Eastern Time as the Boston Celtics are home to the Philadelphia 76ers. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the home side Boston Celtics favored by -6 points with the total set at 211 ½ points. Boston has won all three meetings with the 76ers on the season. The last being a week ago in London England. Celtics got off to a slow start like they have been in recent games. They were down 22 points in the second quarter. Boston came all the way back and then some. Boston won 114-103 covering as a two point favorite. Celtics got off to a slow start in their game on Tuesday at home to New Orleans. Celtics fell behind as much as 12 in their 116-113 home defeat to New Orleans as a -5 ½ point favorite. This broke a seven game win streak. Philadelphia has won five of their past six games after their 117-111 home victory to Toronto on Monday. 76ers shot 49.4% in the win and held the Raptors to 40% in victory.

The late night game gets underway at 9:30PM Eastern Time on TNT TV with the Houston Rockets at home to the Minnesota Timberwolves. Houston will be without Trevor Ariza as he was suspended after storming into the Clippers locker room following their loss in LA on Monday. The loss broke a three game win streak James Harden is expected to return for the Rockets after being sidelined with a hamstring injury. Minnesota won five in a row in their just concluded home stand. The team was defending very well. Now the question is can Minnesota carry their form to the road. That question was answered at Orlando on Tuesday where the Timberwolves dropped a 108-102 decision as a -8 ½ point favorite. Timberwolves had a cold shooting night in the loss hitting 43.9%

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