Those of you that can’t watch the NBA night in and night out for an extra edge on the NBA sports betting board will want to keep reading. SportBet.com knows you are busy and can’t keep up with every game, so we’re here to give you a preview of the best games to wager on in the Association this week, but before we get there let’s take a quick look NBA news you need to know before you bet.
Thunder star Kevin Durant had surgery Sunday to alleviate pain in his right foot, but Oklahoma City does expect him to return during the regular season. A screw was replaced from his October operation for a broken bone in the right foot.
— SI NBA (@si_nba) February 23, 2015
The Pelicans expect All-Star Anthony Davis to be out up to two weeks because of a right shoulder sprain. Fellow forward Ryan Anderson, who went to Cal, is expected to miss up to four weeks with a right knee sprain.
Now back to the top NBA games to bet on this week.
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You Must Bet On These NBA Games From Feb 23rd to March 1st
Golden State at Washington
When: 7:00 PM ET, Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015
Golden State travels to battle Washington Tuesday still boasting the best record in the NBA. The Warriors haven’t lost a beat since the All-Star Break. They’re still the best team in the NBA, a squad that shoots the highest percentage from the field and allows the lowest percentage on defense from the field.
With tonight's loss, the Warriors have split the season series with Indiana (1-1) for the 10th time in the last 13 years.
— GSWStats (@gswstats) February 23, 2015
Washington is like Atlanta in the sense that they have a really good defense; it’s ranked sixth in field goal percentage allowed at 43.8% and tenth in points allowed at 97.9 per game. Unlike Golden State, the victory over Detroit this past Sunday broke a two game losing streak for the Wizards.
Dallas at Atlanta
When: 7:30 PM ET, Wednesday, Feb 25th, 2015
Speaking of the Hawks, they host one of the best three-point shooting teams in the NBA, the Dallas Mavericks, on Wednesday. Chandler Parsons, Dirk Nowitzki and Amar’e Stoudemire, whom the Mavs picked up before the trade deadline expired, are all having issues. Dallas plays Toronto on Tuesday night. Watch how the three play before betting on the Wednesday matchup against the Hawks.
Atlanta gets a nice rest until this game after thumping Milwaukee on the road this past Sunday. Atlanta’s 18 and 11 against the spread home record goes up against Dallas’ decent 17 and 13, before the Toronto game, against the spread road record.
Golden State at Cleveland
When: 8:00 PM ET, Thursday, Feb 26th, 2015
This matchup is being hailed as a preview of the NBA Championship. Both teams look well on their way to being the top dog in their respective conferences. Like Golden State, Cleveland hasn’t missed a beat since the All-Star Break. The Cavs’ 127 to 89 beat down of Washington Feb. 20 is a sign of how good this team has become.
— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) February 22, 2015
Cleveland plays Detroit on Tuesday night. Make sure to check that game out before putting money down on this matchup. The Warriors’ battle with Washington on Tuesday will give basketball handicappers more info as to which way to go in this contest.
L.A. Clippers at Chicago
When: 1:00 PM ETSunday, March 1st, 2015
Chicago battles Milwaukee on Monday, Charlotte on Wednesday, and Minnesota on Friday before their Sunday matchup against the L.A. Clippers. A lot can happen in three games.
Bulls finally back at full strength http://t.co/S46IilwEEw
— ESPNChiBulls (@ESPNChiBulls) February 19, 2015
If things don’t change too much in those three games for the Bulls, the Sunday battle versus Chris Paul and the rest of the Clippers, Blake Griffin may or may not play, could be a dynamite contest. Chicago’s defense is ranked eleventh in three-point percentage allowed at 33.6% while the Clippers shoot 37.2% on average behind the arc. Which team wins the three-point shooting battle will be the squad that covers the spread.