Earning a win and covering the posted point spread will be the goals for the Toronto Raptors when they hit take on the Charlotte Hornets on Friday in pro NBA hoops betting action.
The Charlotte Hornets are 21-21 so far on the NBA season, and 20-21-1 ATS vs the spread betting line. The Toronto Raptors, meanwhile, are 28-14 and 26-15-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Charlotte go 23-19 and the Raptors go 27-15 on the total.
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We've officially reached the halfway point of the 2016-17 NBA season and it's mostly transpired as many expected. Teams like the Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Clippers are at the top of the Western Conference standings, while the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers, Toronto Raptors and Boston Celtics lead the way in the East.
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Depois de três derrotas, campeões retornam para a Quicken Loans Arena
Atual campeão da NBA, o Cleveland Cavaliers até começou a temporada batendo de frente com o Golden State Warriors pela melhor campanha da fase regular, mas esta maratona fora de casa foi terrível. Foram seis partidas na estrada e três derrotas na conta. A mais sofrida, apesar de esperada, foi a última, diante dos Warriors, quando caiu por 126 a 91.
The banged-up Los Angeles Clippers will begin life without All-Star point guard Chris Paul tonight vs the Minnesota Timberwolves. Paul is expected to miss six to eight weeks after undergoing surgery on Wednesday to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb. Sportsbooks opened the Clips as 2.5-point home favorites with an OVER/UNDER of 201.
The San Antonio Spurs hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Thursday as the Denver Nuggets pay a visit to AT&T Center in NBA betting action.
San Antonio battles the Denver Nuggets, currently with a 17-23 mark (20-19-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals betting, are 25-16 for the San Antonio Spurs and 29-10-1 for the Denver Nuggets.
Drama and the New York Knicks seem to go together like peanut butter and jam, but Carmelo Anthony and company were able to pull out a big win against the division rival Boston Celtics on Wednesday. The Knicks will look to make it two in a row when they do battle with the Washington Wizards in D.C. tonight.
The Miami Heat will hit the floor running against the visiting Dallas Mavericks on Thursday, looking to bolster their record and bolster betting bankrolls in the process.
Supporters of the Dallas Mavericks have seen them go 14-27 and 20-21 ATS so far this NBA season, while the Miami Heat are at 12-30 and 20-22 ATS. In Over/Under totals betting, the Heat are 19-23, while the Dallas Mavericks are 18-23.
The Cleveland Cavaliers will look to boost their win total and cover the point spread when the Phoenix Suns tip off at Quicken Loans Arena on Thursday in NBA play.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 29-11 so far on the NBA season, and 17-21-2 ATS vs the spread betting line. The Phoenix Suns, meanwhile, are 13-28 and 21-20 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Cleveland go 20-19-1 and the Suns go 27-14 on the total.
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