It’s a great week for betting on the NBA this week and with a handful of games left before the All-Star game, let’s take a look at the best games for you to bet on.
The first game that made my NBA Best Bets of the Week takes place on Feb 4 when New York takes on Detroit in a classic Eastern Conference battle. I also have a winner in the Indiana at Atlanta game. The other 2 games on my article are Oklahoma City at Golden State and L.A. Clippers at Miami. Keep reading to find out the best NBA games on television to bet this week!
A Closer Look At The NBA Best Bets of the Week Feb 1-7
New York at Detroit
When: Feb. 4
Although New York was in the midst of a 4 game losing streak before thumping Phoenix 102 to 84 on Jan. 29, the Knicks had gone 2 and 2 against the spread in their last 4 before the win over the Suns. The Knicks take on Golden State on Jan. 31 and Boston on Feb. 2 before battling Detroit on Feb. 4. The Knicks are a different team when Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis are healthy. When those 2 guys are on their game, the Knicks can match up with great front lines like the one that Detroit has. I’m backing the Knicks in this game.
Pick: New York
Indiana at Atlanta
When: Feb. 5
The last time that Indiana battled Atlanta, on Jan. 28, they dominated the Hawks 111 to 92. Indiana is a good enough team to upset the Hawks on the road on Feb. 5. Even though Atlanta has started to assert itself, they simply don’t match up very well with a team like the Pacers who have become strong in the front court. Paul George has bounced back beautifully from the injury while rookie Myles Turner has turned into one of the better young big men in the NBA. I like Indiana as a road dog against the Hawks on Feb. 5.
Oklahoma City at Golden State
When: Feb. 6
The Warriors continue to win games. One of the problems is that even though they win, they have trouble covering spreads. Golden State has gone 4 and 2 ATS in their last 6 games. They’re only 12 and 10 ATS at home to start the week. Oklahoma City has a 36 and 13 straight up record to start the week. The Thunder destroyed Golden State 127 to 115 the last time that they faced the Warriors in January of last year. The Thunder match up well with Golden State because of their 2 stars, Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. I expect another high-scoring game with Westbrook and Durant having a big shot to get the win.
Pick: Oklahoma City
L.A. Clippers at Miami
When: Feb. 7
The Clippers are a mess of a team. The Clipps will continue to win as long as they have point-guard Chris Paul, he’s that good, but expect losses when they play teams like Miami. Although L.A. has all sorts of talent, the fact that Blake Griffin got into it with the equipment manager means that Coach Doc Rivers isn’t as in charge as many believe. Rivers really hasn’t proven himself outside of having three hall of famers on his team like he did when he coached the Boston Celtics to a championship. Miami is strong defensively. The defense will play well enough for a Miami win.