It’s been a tumultuous few days for the NBA. After being applauded for not having any issues during last year’s playoffs in the Orlando bubble, the COVID-19 has reared its ugly head during the 2020-21 season. Numerous games have been postponed, as teams have not had the eight players required to play the game. Some of the top teams in the league have been affected, and it has caused some questions to be asked by the players of whether or not they should be playing right now. The league has tightened up some of their policies, and are hoping that they have limited issues from here on out.
Even though there have been postponements, the league has still been rolling along. Let’s take a look at some of the top games in the upcoming days so you can make your bets against their NBA odds.
Top NBA Games to Watch this Week
Thursday, January 14 – Miami Heat vs. Philadelphia 76ers
These two teams will meet for the second time this week. A 76ers team that wasn’t at full speed, but still had the numbers advantage, beat a depleted Heat squad in overtime on Tuesday night. Joel Embiid had a huge night for the Sixers, as he tallied 45 points with 16 rebounds. Hopefully, both teams will have more players return for the rematch.
Thursday, January 14 – Golden State Warriors vs. Denver Nuggets
Any time that Steph Curry takes the court, it’s worth watching. Curry has been putting up huge numbers as of late, as Steve Kerr has altered the offense to get the ball into Curry’s hands more. The Nuggets have Nikola Jokic, who could be the best passing big man of all time. Jokic has been a triple-double machine this season.
Thursday, January 14 – Houston Rockets vs. San Antonio Spurs
We’ll get the first chance to see the new-look Houston Rockets. Even though he is a great player, James Harden brought a lot of misery to the Rockets. Now we’ll all be able to see how John Wall plays with the ball in his hands. We could also see the Rocket debut of Victor Oladipo. The Spurs are playing a fun, up-tempo style of basketball this season. They could be a surprise team in the West.
Friday, January 15 – Dallas Mavericks vs. Milwaukee Bucks
We’ll get to see two of the top players in the league, as Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks will take on Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks. Doncic just got back one of his best sidekicks, as Kristaps Porzingis returned from knee issues this week. Giannis Antetoukounmpo looks like he’ll be a front-runner for the MVP award this season. He has a great supporting cast that can score a ton of points.
Friday, January 15 – New Orleans Pelicans vs. Los Angeles Lakers
We’re hoping that Zion Williamson will be available for this one. Williamson didn’t suit up for Wednesday night’s game against the Clippers. Brandon Ingram will look to play well, as he still has some hostility for his former team. The Lakers are the favorites to win the NBA title again this season. LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and company have gotten off to a very strong start.