NBA Betting Preview: Spurs at Bulls

Two of the top teams in the NBA meet on Thursday night in Chicago as the Bulls host the San Antonio Spurs (8:05 p.m. ET, TNT).

The Spurs are playing the finale of their Rodeo road trip and this game might be the toughest one of the trip. The Spurs are 6-2 on the trip with the only losses coming at Portland and at Philadelphia.

San Antonio has the best road record (21-7 SU, 19-8-1 ATS) in the league but the Bulls have the second best home mark (24-4 SU, 18-9-1 ATS).

Chicago is listed as an 2-point home favorite at and the total is set at 189.5. On the moneyline, the Bulls are -130; the Spurs are +110. [Read more...]

NBA Betting Preview: Suns at Warriors

Golden State Warriors logoTwo teams looking to gain some ground in the Western Conference playoff race meet on Monday in Oakland as Golden State hosts Phoenix (10:30 p.m. ET, NBA TV).

The Suns are in 10th place, 2.5 games out of the eight and final playoff spot while the Warriors are 1.5 games behind Phoenix. The Warriors are coming off a big win on Saturday night when they beat the Bulls 101-90 as 3.5-point home dogs.

Golden State is listed as a 5-point home favorite at and the total is set at 219.5. On the moneyline, the Warriors are -220; the Suns are +180. [Read more...]

NBA Betting Preview: Heat at Knicks

New York Knicks logoLeBron James, Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat visit the Big Apple on Thursday night to take on Amar’e Stoudemire and the struggling New York Knicks (8:05 p.m. ET, TNT).

The Heat (31-13 SU, 20-23-1 ATS) have not played since Saturday night when they rolled the Toronto Raptors 120-103 as 10.5-point home favorites. The days off have helped Dwyane Wade who is expected to play on Thursday night after he missed the Toronto game due to a migraine.

However, Miami will still be without F-C Chris Bosh, who is nursing a left ankle sprain. Bosh has not played since January 15 and is expected to miss at least the next four games. [Read more...]

NBA Betting Preview: Wizards at Knicks

New York Knicks logoThe New York Knicks look to snap a season high six-game losing streak when they host the Washington Wizards on Monday (7:30 p.m. ET, NBA TV).

New York has suffered some tough losses of late including on Saturday when Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant hit a three-pointer buzzer beater which lifted the Thunder to a 101-98 victory.

Washington would seem to be the perfect tonic for the Knicks but the Wizards did show they can beat a top team slipping past Boston 85-83 as 6.5-point home dogs on Saturday night.

New York is listed as a 7.5-point home favorite at and the total is set at 210.5. On the moneyline, the Knicks are -330; [Read more...]

NBA Betting Preview: Lakers at Mavericks

Dallas Mavericks logoThe red-hot Los Angeles Lakers (33-12 SU, 19-24 ATS) visit the ice-cold Dallas Mavericks (26-14 SU, 19-19-2 ATS) Wednesday night at the American Airlines Center (9:05 p.m. ET, ESPN).

The Mavericks come into this game having lost their last six games while the Lakers have won eight of their last nine and sit in first place in the Pacific Division. The Lakers and Mavericks split their season series a year ago and this will be their first meeting this season.

The Lakers are listed as 3-point road favorites at and the total is set at 190.5. On the moneyline, LA is -155; Dallas is +135. [Read more...]