Thunder, Heat on NBA Odds
Oklahoma City is a team that succeeds on the road, and against the struggling Nets on Wednesday they should be up to the task to pull out a win.
The Thunder are 6-2 SU on the road, and with three straight wins over the Nets Sportsbook.ag has them as 5.5-point favorites for this contest in New Jersey.
While the Nets are not a team to put a lot of betting faith into for straight-up wins, they are a team that has gone a respectable 10-8 ATS thus far.
The Thunder surrender more points per game than New Jersey, but they also tally 10 points more per outing. Totals bettors have seen Oklahoma City games go OVER 13 of 18 times this season – and this should provide a good wagering opportunity.
The Eastern-leading Boston Celtics have dominated the Portland Trail Blazers in the past, and the smart money should be with the Celtics' betting faithful when the two tip off on Wednesday night.
Boston (13-4 SU, 9-7-1 ATS) has had trouble covering the spread this season, but has gone 8-2 ATS over the past 10 head-to-head meetings with Portland.
The Detroit Pistons roll into Miami as 11.5-point underdogs at Sportsbook.ag and face a Heat team that is severely underachieving despite its offseason free-agent acquisitions. Miami is 10-8 SU and should easily take the win over the lowly 6-12 Pistons.
However, the Pistons have gone an astonishing 11-6-1 ATS, while the Heat are a surprising 5-13 ATS despite all their offensive prowess. This could be a double-whammy with a Miami win and a Detroit cover.
Another interesting line in a busy night in the NBA has the Western-leading San Antonio Spurs as 7-point favorites over the last-place Los Angeles Clippers.
The Spurs should earn a sixth straight win over the Clippers barring a complete meltdown, and could easily improve to 5-1 ATS in the past six meetings.
Those teams scored over 200 combined points in two of their previous three meetings, and it’s a good bet to see another high-scoring affair with oddsmakers setting the total for this game at 204.
Thursday is a light night with just two games, but it’s one with a heavyweight bout on the card. LeBron James will try to handle the pressure when his Miami team travels to Cleveland to play the Cavaliers for the first time since his bitter departure from Ohio.
Miami has had its share of trouble on the road, but the Cavaliers are just .500 at home – giving the Heat a likely edge going into the game.
Cleveland is the fourth-lowest scoring team in the league, while Miami hasn’t exactly lit up the scoreboard - which should play into the hands of UNDER bettors on Thursday.