Who’s going to come out on top in Monday night’s fun-filled matchup between the Rockets and Hornets? Can the impressive Utah Jazz take down the Boston Celtics in their Tuesday night matchup of legitimate NBA Finals contenders?
On Thursday night, will Ja Morant lead the young Memphis Grizzlies to the huge road upset over LeBron and the defending champion Lakers? Last, but not least, will Kevin Durant be kind to his former team when the Brooklyn Nets hit the road to take on Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors?
With the eighth week of the 2020-21 NBA regular season here and teams in both conferences starting to find their respective new identities, it’s time to take a look at the ‘must-bet’ matchups of the coming week. That said, let’s jump right into action so you can make your bets against their NBA odds.
Must Bet Games in Week 8 of the 2020-21 Season
Houston at Charlotte
- When: Monday, February 8 at 7:00 PM ET
- TV: NBATV
The Rockets (11-11) fell against San Antonio 111-106 on Saturday night to fall to 1-2 SU and ATS over its last three games. Houston is still 7-2 SU and 6-3 ATS over its last nine games. Charlotte (11-13) beat the hell out of Washington 119-97 on Super Bowl Sunday to improve to 3-2 SU over its last five games and 4-1-1 ATS over its last six games overall. The Rockets are 5-1 ATS in their last six road games and 4-1-2 ATS in the last six meetings against Charlotte. The Under is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings in Charlotte.
Boston at Utah
- When: Tuesday, February 9 at 10:00 PM ET
- TV: TNT
Boston (12-10) took out the LA Clippers 119-115 on Friday night, but suffered a humbling 100-91 road loss to Phoenix on Sunday night. The C’s enter the new week having alternated wins and losses over their last four games while going 3-2 ATS over its last five games overall.
Utah (19-5) remains on fire heading into the new week after subduing Atlanta 103-95 on Sunday. The win helped the Jazz improve to 4-0 over their last five games and an incendiary 14-1 over their last 15 games overall. Utah is 3-0 ATS over its last three games and a bankroll-boosting -2 ATS over its last 10 games overall.
Milwaukee at Phoenix
- When: Wednesday, February 10 at 10:00 PM ET
- TV: ESPN
Milwaukee (15-8) swept Cleveland in consecutive road games on Friday and Saturday to improve to 4-0 SU and ATS over the last four games and 6-2 SU and ATS over its last six games overall. Phoenix (13-9) got past Boston 100-91 on Sunday to improve to 2-0 SU and ATS over its last two games and 5-1 SU and ATS over its last six games overall.
Philadelphia at Portland
- When: Thursday, February 11 at 10:00 PM ET
- TV: TNT
Philadelphia (17-7) bounced back from its 121-105 home loss against Portland on Thursday to beat Brooklyn 124-108 on Saturday. The 76ers are 5-1 SU over their last six games and 5-2 SU over their last eight games. Philly is also 4-1-1 ATS over its last six games. After their win over the Sixers, Portland (12-10) stunk up the joint in its 110-99 road loss against the Knicks on Sunday night. Portland is 3-2 SU over its last five and 4-2 ATS over its last six games overall.
Memphis at LA Lakers
- When: Friday, February 12at 10:00 PM ET
- TV: ESPN
After winning seven straight, Memphis (9-9) enters Week 8 riding a three-game losing streak. The Grizzlies were on the wrong end of a 118-109 road loss against New Orleans on Saturday. Memphis is 0-3 ATS over its last three, but 7-3 ATS over its last 10 games overall. The Lakers (18-6) got past Detroit 135-129 in double overtime on Saturday to improve to 4-0 SU over their last four games and 7-2 SU over their last nine games. Keep in mind, the Lakers are just 2-5 ATS over their last seven games.
Brooklyn at Golden State
- When: Saturday, February 13 at 8:30 PM ET
- TV: ABC
The Nets (14-11) hit the new week having lost two straight and three of four. Brooklyn lost to Toronto 123-117 on Friday night before getting smacked around by Philly 124-108 on Saturday. The Nets are 3-7 ATS over their last 10 games. Two days after routing Dallas, Golden State (12-11) fell against the Mavs 134-132 on Saturday. The Warriors have alternated wins and losses over their last six games while going 5-2 ATS over their last seven games overall.
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