NBA Pro Basketball Sports Betting Match up Previews for Thursday

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The NBA action for Thursday February 1st features five games on the schedule to the delight of pro basketball bettors worldwide. A doubleheader is scheduled to air on TNT TV.

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At 8PM Eastern Time on TNT the San Antonio Spurs are home to the Houston Rockets. The teams will be meeting for the second time this year. They went head to head back on December 15th with Houston earning the 124-109 home victory as they covered as a -8 point favorite. Rockets were out for revenge as it was the Spurs that eliminated Houston from the playoffs the previous season in six game series. Game six was a memorable game as the Spurs humiliated the Rockets on Houston’s home court with the 114-75 victory. It knocked the Rockets out of the playoffs in an upset. After a huge season by James Harden many expected a showdown with the Rockets and Warriors in the Western conference finals, but it didn’t materialize. James Harden in his quest to win the MVP wore out during playoff time and was ineffective in the playoff series with the Spurs. In the Rockets win in December they jumped out to the 31-16 lead after one quarter. James Harden and Chris Paul combined for 56 points in the win. Clint Capela and Ryan Anderson both had ten rebounds. Houston enters this second meeting with the Spurs this season on a two game win streak and six wins in seven games. Spurs have won two straight and four of five games. San Antonio is 2-1 on this home stand with back to back wins against the Nuggets and Kings after a loss by 19 to Philadelphia.

The late night game tips at 10:30PM Eastern Time on TNT as the Denver Nuggets host Oklahoma City Thunder. Oklahoma City had their eight game win streak snapped as they opened up this two game road trip with the 102-96 defeat at Washington Wizards. OKC had a poor game shooting 37.5% and committing 21 turnovers. Russell Westbrook had seven turnovers. Denver has dropped two straight after a 106-104 road defeat at San Antonio on Tuesday. Denver had a shot to win the game in the closing seconds, but Will Barton missed a three point shot.

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