The NBA is about to head into the all-star break and if you are looking to boost your sports betting bankroll then I have a trio of NBA must watch and must bet games for the week of February 11th to the 17th.
Must Watch NBA Games Feb 11-17
Houston Rockets at Minnesota Timberwolves
When: Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 8:00 pm ET
Where: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
Analysis: James “The Beard” Harden, the reigning NBA MVP, and the Houston Rockets head to Minnesota to battle the T’Wolves on Valentine’s Day eve this Wednesday. The Rockets have a 10-17 ATS record in away games. They’ve been really bad ATS recently, going 2-5 in their last 7.
Minnesota’s got a winning 14-13 ATS record. The Timberwolves are leaning on Mr. Do Everything Karl-Anthony Towns to stay competitive in games. Towns was so good versus the Pelicans on Feb. 8 that even though Minnesota lost SU, they won ATS.
However, the T’Wolves are 1-5 ATS in their last 6. They should cover on Wednesday, though, because Houston will be overplayed.
Pick: Minnesota Timberwolves
Golden State Warriors at Portland Trailblazers
When: Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 10:30 pm ET
Where: Moda Center, Portland, OR
Analysis: Golden State is back to their straight-up winning ways. That’s bad news for their opponents. However, they’re also back to their ATS losing ways. The most overbet team in the NBA has gone 1-3 ATS in their last 4.
The Warriors beat the Trailblazers 115-105 in the last matchup, but Portland is a much better team against the spread at home than they are on the road. The Trailblazers have a 20-11 home ATS record.
There’s no way Golden State doesn’t tip off the favorite. That makes Portland the play against the spread.
Pick: Portland Trailblazers
Oklahoma City Thunder at New Orleans Pelicans
When: Thursday, Feb. 14 at 8:00 pm ET
Where: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, LA
Analysis: The Thunder have signaled that they’re a real contender to win the NBA Championship this season. Since January started, OKC is 10-1 SU in their last 11. They went 9-2 ATS in those 11 games.
New Orleans failed to trade Anthony Davis, but probably won’t push him too hard. After all, he’s their most important player heading into the offseason. An injured AD won’t command nearly as much as a one-hundred percent AD.
The Pelicans are 5-2 ATS in their last 7, but they’re hard to back against the spread knowing Davis might only clock 30 minutes. Oklahoma City has more to play for. They’ll win and cover.
Pick: Oklahoma City Thunder