The National Basketball Association only sees four days of action this week. The All Star Game weekend is approaching, which gives teams Friday off, the skills competition is on Saturday, and the All Star Game is on Valentine’s Day, which is Sunday. The teams are then off for three more days, as part of the extended All Star Game break. Action will pick back up Thursday, February 18th, 2016. Here are the NBA Best Online Lines for the Week for Monday February 8th – Thursday February 11th, 2016:
Best Odds for the NBA this Week
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Spurs Beat the Heat on Tuesday
The San Antonio Spurs are on the road at the Miami Heat on Tuesday night. The Spurs have lost all 8 games this season on the road. Miami is better at home; 16-10, but are coming off a home loss to the Clippers. The Heat struggle to score, and that’s bad news for a team like San Antonio that can guard the daylights out of you. Tim Duncan likely still out for San Antonio, but Kawhi Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge will be too much in this one. Take the San Antonio Spurs -4.5 over the Miami Heat on Tuesday.
Bet the Warriors to Destroy the Rockets on Tuesday
The Houston Rockets have no chance in Golden State. The Warriors are too good, especially at home, and the Rockets have been complete trash. James Harden threw the ball away 10 times in the most recent loss for Houston, and if he does that in Golden State, the Warriors may score 150 on them. This is not going to be pretty. The spread is 10, and that is not enough. Bet the farm on the Golden State Warriors -10 on Tuesday night.
Wednesday Lakers Plus the Points
Happy Hump Day sees a great slate of games in the NBA. The Los Angeles Lakers have shown signs of life with two straight wins, followed by a competitive game against the Spurs. Los Angeles is still 11-42, but they are at Cleveland on Wednesday. This is the ESPN game between Kobe Bryant and LeBron James. The final meeting between these two in Cleveland. The Cavaliers are the better team, but have struggled to stay consistent. Kevin Love’s status is also in question. Bet the Lakers to keep this game close, but Cleveland to win at home. The Lakers +10 is the bet.
Clippers Will Cover in Boston
The Clippers are at the TD Garden to take on the Boston Celtics. The Clippers seem to be on the road all the time, but will play just their 27th road game of the season. Los Angeles played impressively to beat the Heat on Sunday, and will look to carry that over on Wednesday. Look for Chris Paul to have another big night against a Celtics team hat is up and down defensively. This should come down to the wire, but in the end, the Clippers -2 is the bet to make!
OKC Wins Big Going into the Break
Finally, Thursday has arrived, and there are just two games on tap. The New Orleans Pelicans are at the Oklahoma City Thunder. Are you kidding, a New Orleans team that hasn’t played defense all season, against a Thunder team that scores at will. Take the Oklahoma City Thunder -9.5 and run to the bank.
There is a look at the NBA Best Bets for this week!