The NBA is back! Great games happen this weekend including a huge battle between the Clippers and Trail Blazers on Saturday, August 8. Check out analysis and free picks for the top matchups this weekend in the National Basketball Association so you can bet on their NBA odds!
NBA Betting – Top Games for August 8 & 9 Matches
- When: Saturday, Aug 8 – Sunday, Aug 9
- Where: Disney World Resort, Orlando, FL
Saturday, August 8
LA Clippers Vs Portland Trail Blazers
There isn’t much at stake for the Clippers. LAC will enter the Western Conference Playoffs the 2-seed. Portland, on the other hand, are a game behind the Grizzlies for the final conference playoff spot. The Trail Blazers will use that to motivate themselves to a straight up victory.
- NBA Free Pick: Blazers
Utah Jazz Vs Denver Nuggets
After a couple of losses, the Jazz bounced back on August 5 with a nice 124-115 win against the Memphis Grizzlies. Utah beat Denver 98-95 in the last head-to-head. Not counting their August 6 matchup, Denver has won two in a row. The Nuggets have hit their stride. So, they will win and cover.
- NBA Free Pick: Nuggets
LA Lakers Vs Indiana Pacers
The Lakers sewed up the 1-seed in the West after the first two to three days of action. L.A. decided to sit LeBron for the August 6 game versus the Rockets. There’s no reason to believe LeBron puts on the sneakers for Saturday’s matchup. Pacers take this on the moneyline.
- NBA Free Pick: Pacers
Phoenix Suns Vs Miami Heat
Miami is one of the top teams in Orlando. They mustn’t beat the Suns because they’ve already locked up a playoff spot. Let’s be honest, though. Can you see coach Erik Spoelstra allowing his squad to take a breather? Neither can we.
- NBA Free Pick: Heat
Milwaukee Bucks Vs Dallas Mavericks
Something is up with the Bucks. Maybe, they’re not going full throttle because they’ve already got a playoff spot sewn up. Whatever the case, Brooklyn, yes, the Brooklyn Nets, beat Milwaukee 119-116 as a +18 ½ underdog on August 4. Dallas takes this on the moneyline.
- NBA Free Pick: Mavericks
Sunday, August 9
San Antonio Spurs Vs New Orleans Pelicans
That’s all you gotta do, N’Awlins. Play Zion as many minutes as he can handle. Pels are fighting for a playoff spot. Same thing with the Spurs. Give the Pelicans the edge because no way they sit Zion in the fourth.
- NBA Free Pick: Pelicans
Memphis Grizzlies Vs Toronto Raptors
The Raptors are playing every game like they’re already in the Round of 16. Not counting their August 7 game versus Boston, Toronto is 3-0 SU and ATS in their 3 bubble games. No way Memphis hangs with what’s right now the best team in Orlando.
- NBA Free Pick: Raptors
Orlando Magic Vs Boston Celtics
The Celtics notched up their playoff spot. The Magic are fighting for one. Also, the Magic have played well so far. Orlando is motivated while the Celts must keep everyone healthy for when the real playoffs start.
- NBA Free Pick: Magic
Philadelphia 76ers Vs Portland Trail Blazers
T.J. Warren dominated the 76ers with 53 points in Philly’s first Orlando battle. Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic is playing like a man possessed. He could put a beating on the Sixers similar to T.J.’s.
- NBA Free Pick: Blazers
Houston Rockets Vs Sacramento Kings
The Rockets may sit The Beard, Russell, or both. It shouldn’t matter. Few teams can handle Houston’s small-ball style. The Kings aren’t one of those teams.
- NBA Free Pick: Rockets