NBA Pro Basketball Sports Betting Match up Previews for Thursday

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The NBA card for Thursday January 17th features several outstanding games over national television to the satisfaction of pro basketball bettors worldwide. TNT TV will televise a doubleheader.

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It begins on TNT TV at 7PM Eastern Time as the Indiana Pacers host the Philadelphia 76ers. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the home side Indiana Pacers favored by -5 with the over under line of 224 ½ points. Philadelphia travels to Indiana on a two game win streak after a 149-107 home win to Minnesota on Tuesday. 76ers put up 83 points in the first half in the victory. They shot 59.8% with 48.8% from three point range. Joel Embiid had 31 points and 13 rebounds on 10 of 17 shooting. Pacers are 15-5 on the home court. They have won eight of their past ten games as the team blew out the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday 131-97 covering as a -10 ½ point favorite. Pacers shot 51.7% in the win and converted on 12 of 25 from three. Off the bench Tyreke Evans had 20 points. Issue with the Pacers is they have been playing a lot of bad Eastern conference teams as they have won eight of ten. The two losses came in their step up games at Toronto and at Boston in blowout fashion.

The late night game begins at 9:30PM Eastern Time on TNT as the Oklahoma City Thunder hosts the LA Lakers. OKC is favored by -10 points with the total set at 226 ½ points. Oklahoma City is an inconsistent team. They recently split a home and home exciting series with the San Antonio Spurs. They traveled to Atlanta with two days of rest and dropped a 142-126 decision. Thunder has not defended well of late and in that defeat to the Hawks allowed 62.2% shooting and 18 of 37 from three. Russell Westbrook had 31 points and 11 assists in the loss. In the second and fourth quarters OKC allowed 45 points in each quarter. LA hits the road after a 107-100 win at home to Chicago. LA bounced back from a two game losing streak dropping games at home to Cleveland and on the road to Utah. LA has struggled shooting the ball with LeBron out of the lineup.

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