With the NBA All-Star game around the corner, there are a few quick NBA bets you can jump on to make some quick cash. Keep reading.
My NBA Best Bets Feb 4th-5th
Chicago Bulls at Houston Rockets
When: Feb. 4 at 8:00 pm ET
Analysis: The Chicago Bulls travel to Texas to take on Houston in a game that should be a dynamite battle between two of the best guards in the NBA. James Harden for the Rockets has been unbelievable. Harden is averaging 26 points and 6.8 assists per game. Chicago’s Derrick Rose has been tearing it up lately as well. Rose scored 23 points, dished 3 assists and grabbed 5 boards in a losing effort against Phoenix in Chicago’s last game.
Houston is going to be without Dwight Howard, which means that Pau Gasol, Chicago’s terrific center, could have things his own way. Chicago pulls off the upset.
Pick: Chicago Bulls
Dallas Mavericks at Golden State Warriors
When: Feb. 4 at 10:30 pm ET
Analysis: The Mavericks have won 2 in a row, which is good because before the 2 victories, the Mavs had lost 4 in a row. They play Minnesota on Feb. 2, which should lead to another victory. Dallas’ offense is one of the best in the NBA. It ranks second in the league in points scored per game at 106.9.
The problem for the Mavericks, though, is that their defense still leaves much to be desired. Dallas gives up an average of 101.1 points and 44.8% shooting per game. That’s bad news for Mavericks’ fans because Golden State shoots 48.3% from the field and averages 110 points per matchup.
Defensively, Golden State is still ranked first in the NBA in the field goal percentage allowed category. The Warriors should easily beat the Mavs on Wednesday night.
Pick: Golden State Warriors
L.A. Clippers at Cleveland Cavaliers
When: Feb. 5 at 8:00 pm ET
Analysis: The Clippers have been good throughout this season. The inside/outside game of point-guard Chris Paul, who is averaging 9.6 assists per contest, and Blake Griffin, who is averaging 22.8 points per matchup, has been brilliant throughout the season.
— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) February 4, 2015
But the pair meets, arguably, the hottest, best team in the NBA right now, the Cleveland Cavaliers. Every basketball handicapper that discussed the merits of Cleveland winning the NBA Championship at the beginning of the season is looking like a fortune teller right now. The Cavs have won 10 games in a row and will probably take down their eleventh straight victory versus Philadelphia on Feb. 2.
Cleveland is playing too good to lose to the Clippers on Wednesday.
Pick: Cleveland Cavaliers