With so many games on the weekly menu, it can be tough to know where to spread your betting dollars to maximize your chances of building your bankroll. The options are multiple, but while most fans will simply pick any game based on the NBA betting spread or game total, personally, I like playing games that are shown on TV, as there is nothing more satisfying than sitting back and watching live as your winning tickets come up. Here are a few games this week that fit that bill, and which may be fun to bet on.
Miami Tries To Boost its NBA Playoff Odds Against Houston
Miami (27-21) are now occupying 4th place in the Eastern Conference after winning 4-straight games. They have a tough little road trip ahead of them this week, and it begins with a trip to the Toyota Center on Tuesday, February 2 to face the Houston Rockets (25-25). The home team are not enjoying a very good run of form right now, but will be out to get some revenge after losing by 20-points to the Heat earlier in the season. You can catch this one on NBATV at 8 PM EST.
Warriors Have a Point to Prove in Washington
It’s hard to imagine that the Warriors (44-4) have to prove anything to anyone at this point, but the fact that they almost blew a 24-point lead versus the awful Philadelphia 76ers last week has some suggesting that they might be ready to slip up. The Warriors have what looks like a tough one on Wednesday, February 3, as they have to head into the Verizon Center to face a Washington Wizards (21-24) team that are trying to battle their way back into playoff contention. Tip off for this one is at 8 PM EST on ESPN.
Spurs and Mavericks Square Off In Battle of Texas
The weekend could get off to a fiery start on Friday, February 5 when the San Antonio Spurs (39-8) face their state rivals, the Dallas Mavericks (28-22), at the American Airlines Center. The Spurs have won both meetings against the Mavericks this season, but will made to work hard for their third-straight. Dallas are one of the surprise teams of the season, and have been a very respectable 15-8 at home this season. Game time for this one is at 9:30 PM EST on ESPN.
Thunder Looks to Beat the NBA Odds & Spoil Warriors’ Momentum
When I was looking through the list of games on the schedule this week, it was the Oklahoma City Thunder (36-13) heading into Oakland (44-4) to face the Golden State Warriors that really jumped off the page at me. These aren’t just two of the best teams in the Western Conference, they are two of the best teams in the NBA, period. It would certainly not be a major shock to see these two in the Western Conference Final at the end of the year. If you only watch one game this week, I suggest you make it this one. Tip-off is scheduled for Saturday, February 6 at 9 PM EST on ESPN.