Winning Weekend SU NBA Picks

Posted by Eric Williams on Wednesday,February 17, 2016 4:36, EST in

The second-half of the 2015-16 NBA season is here, and while NBA trade deadline buzz is seemingly dominating the NBA lines, our unbridled focus will stay on where it has been the entire season—analyzing and predicting what is likely to happen in the usual regular season NBA odds. Looking for the teams to should bank on in this weekend’s SU NBA betting boards? Hope you do, as we’ve got you well-covered with the free SU NBA betting picks expertly prepared for you below.

Best Winning SU NBA Picks for this Weekend’s Top Games

Thursday, February 18

Chicago Bulls at Cleveland Cavaliers

The Bulls come into this game bleeding of losses, going 1-6 SU in their last seven games and struggling mightily since 1/9/2016, where they have gone a pathetic 4-14 in ATS lines and 5-13 in straight up NBA odds. Making matters worse, the Bulls will be without Jimmy Butler, who is still nursing a strained left knee. Against the Cavaliers, who are the best team in the Eastern Conference, there is a good chance that LeBron James and Co. will be running a riot in this game, most probably claiming both the SU and ATS. After all, the Cavs have won three straight against the Bulls, and that was when Butler was all fit, so doing the same without him should be much easier.

SU NBA Pick: Cleveland

San Antonio Spurs at Los Angeles Clippers

Whereas the Clippers are coming off a tough 139-134 road loss against Boston, a defeat which ended Los Angeles’ three-game winning streak; the Spurs have won their last six games in a row. In the lone meeting between these two teams this season in San Antonio, the Spurs won 115-107 at home in spite of 25-point, 5-rebound, 5-assist effort from Blake Griffin. With Griffin unavailable for this game, I have a hard time trusting that the Clippers will be doing any better in this game, especially because the Spurs own a suffocating league-best defense. Not to forget, this is a San Antonio team that is impressively 17-8 SU on the road this season, along with a 15-10 ATS mark, which should allow them to make life difficult for Los Angeles that is 17-8 SU and 11-14 ATS at home this season.

SU NBA Pick: San Antonio

Friday, February 19

Miami Heat at Atlanta Hawks

The Heat (5th in the East) come into this clash leading the season series against Atlanta 2-1. The problem, however, is that the Heat have lost their last two games in a row and top-sharpshooter Chris Bosh is expected to sit out of this game, as he is set to meet with doctors to determine the seriousness of the blood-clotting fears in his left calf. The Hawks, meanwhile, are yet to live up to their expectations this year, but are still placed fourth in the Eastern Conference standings, showing that they are still a good team. Additionally, the Hawks are one of the best home-winning teams in the East, so leaning on them for a tight narrow home victory looks like the best pick here. As a reminder, be sure to watch for trades by these teams, as new players could also have an effect on the game’s betting lines.

SU NBA Pick: Atlanta

Indiana Pacers at Oklahoma City Thunder

Fully invigorated from pouring 41 points in the All-Star game, Paul George will be looking to continue his revitalized season by leading the Pacers to a potential upset win over All-Star Game MVP Russell Westbrook and the Thunder on Friday. Unfortunately for George, the Pacers are coming off a disappointing 117-95 home loss to the Hornets last Wednesday and they are just 11-16 on the road. In addition, Indiana is just 6-17 ATS against Western Conference opponents this season. This doesn’t orient a lot of confidence, as they will be going against an OKC team that won its last two games entering the All-Star weekend and is impressively 25-5 at home this year. Added to the fact that Westbrook and Durant are virtually uncontainable, George and his short-handed Pacers are highly likely to lose this game, both on the SU and ATS lines.

SU NBA Pick: Oklahoma City

Saturday, February 20

Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Clippers

Outside Golden State’s solid road record of 24-4 SU, the Warriors are 11-0 SU in their last 11 games and they lead the season series with the Clippers 2-0, with both wins coming by an average of 5.5 points. With Griffin absent, I don’t see how the Clippers will match the scoring of Thompson and Curry, who will most likely have their head and rhythm back in the game after playing Portland on Friday.

SU NBA Pick: Golden State

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Sunday, February 21

Cleveland Cavaliers at Oklahoma City Thunder

Led by King James and Kevin Love, the Cavs are playing some good basketball under new head coach Tyronn Lue. The Thunder, meanwhile, are the third hottest team in the West (behind Golden State and San Antonio), though the explosive of combo of Westbrook (24.1 PPG, 10.0 APG) and Durant (27.7 points per game, ranked third-best scoring in the league) is arguably the best two-man team in the NBA, making this clash against the Cavs a must-watch contest. The Cavaliers won the first meeting 104-100 in Cleveland, but with both teams going 8-2 SU in their last 10 games entering the All-Star break, it’s hard to pin-point who will win this game. That said, Cleveland is modestly 16-10 on the road and the Cavs have generally struggled against top Western Conference opponents.

Conversely, OKC is as solid as can be when playing at home, as was already mentioned in their preview against the Pacers. All things considered, this game could thus go either way. Personally, though, I like the Thunder for the win, not just because of their solid home record, but because Agent Zero and Durant are solid enough offensively to outlast whatever will be thrown at them by LeBron, Love, Kyrie Irving and J.R. Smith.

SU NBA Pick: Oklahoma City