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NBA Team Focus: 76ers are Improving

For the last number of years, the Philadelphia 76ers have been the laughingstock of the NBA. To be completely honest with you, it’s warranted. Case in point: Philly entered the 2015-16 campaign coming off back-to-back seasons where they failed to eclipse 20 wins.

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NBA Betting Pick - Milwaukee Bucks -5.5 Point Underdogs vs Memphis Grizzlies

The Memphis Grizzlies will hit the floor running against the visiting Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday, looking to bolster their record and bolster betting bankrolls in the process.

The Memphis Grizzlies currently sport a record of 26-20, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 21-24-1 ATS. The Milwaukee Bucks are 20-27 and 24-22-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Grizzlies post a 24-22 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Bucks have gone 26-20-1 against the total number of points scored.

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New Orleans Pelicans Hosting the Sacramento Kings Odds and Betting Pick

Sacramento pays a visit to New Orleans on Thursday, hoping to send the Pelicans to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA betting action at Smoothie King Center.

The New Orleans Pelicans bring a 16-28 record (19-25 ATS) to the battle against the 20-25 Sacramento Kings, who are 22-23 ATS. Fans OVER/UNDER betting have seen New Orleans Pelicans go 20-24 so far and the Sacramento Kings go 20-25.

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Betting Line Favors the Washington Wizards in NBA Battle with Denver Nuggets

NBA betting interest will be piqued on Thursday when the Nuggets of Denver hit the hard court against the Wizards of Washington.

The Denver Nuggets will try to spoil the party on Thursday; they are 23-20-3 ATS against the betting spread this NBA season, while the Washington Wizards are 22-20-1 ATS. Denver is 26-19-1 vs the betting total points scored; Washington is 22-18-3.

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Indiana Pacers Hosting the Atlanta Hawks Odds and Betting Pick

Betting NBA fans will be looking to hit pay dirt for their pick on Thursday when the Indiana Pacers try to run the Atlanta Hawks off the court at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in NBA betting action.

The Atlanta Hawks will try to spoil the party on Thursday; they are 22-23-2 ATS against the betting spread this NBA season, while the Indiana Pacers are 23-22 ATS. Atlanta is 23-24 vs the betting total points scored; Indiana is 20-25.

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Streaking Raps are the Hottest NBA Bet

Robin Lopez DeMar DeRozan

Have you paid attention to the Toronto Raptors as of late? If not, it’s about time you did. The Raps are the hottest team in the NBA on the floor and at the betting window, as the Dinos have won nine straight games while covering the spread in eight of those contests. Canada’s lone basketball club will have an opportunity to set a franchise record for wins tonight when they welcome the New York Knicks to the Air Canada Centre.

Shark Bites
  • The Knicks are 0-4 SU in their last four games on the road.
  • The total has gone OVER in five of the Raptors' last seven games.
  • The Knicks are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games against their division.

The Dinos are hitting their stride at the right time but could be without All-Star point guard Kyle Lowry for the matchup. Lowry, who is officially listed as questionable, left the game late in the fourth quarter of Tuesday’s victory over the Washington Wizards with a hand injury after getting tangled up with Marcin Gortat. Backup guard Cory Joseph is a solid replacement if Lowry does miss the game, however the Dinos will be hard pressed to replace Lowry’s 20.9 points, 6.4 assists and 2.2 steals per game.

The Knicks have had the edge in this series, however. New York has covered the spread in six of their last seven meetings with the Raptors. The OVER has also paid out in each of the previous four contests between the Eastern Conference clubs.

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Bulls are Ice-Cold Against the Spread

Jimmy Butler D'Angelo Russell

Thursday night’s Chicago Bulls-Los Angeles Lakers tilt wouldn’t normally be classified as can’t-miss television, but the TNT crew will be at STAPLES Center to nationally televise the contest regardless. Neither side has been setting the world on fire recently, however bettors would be wise to be wary of the Bulls. Chicago is a measly 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games, making them the third worst spread bet in the Association (just ahead of the Oklahoma City Thunder and Phoenix Suns).

Shark Bites
  • The Lakers are 12-5 ATS in their last 17 games after winning the previous game in a matchup.
  • The Lakers are 0-7 SU in their last seven games.
  • The Bulls are 3-1 SU in their last four games after a loss.

Underdogs have a history of being a profitable play when the Bulls and Lakers collide, as favored teams are 3-7 ATS in the last 10 matchups between the clubs.

When the Lakers have played in Tinsel Town lately, UNDER bettors have been reaping the rewards. The total has gone UNDER in 10 of the Lakers’ last 13 games at home.

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Charlotte Hornets Betting Odds Open as NBA Underdog vs Utah Jazz

The Utah Jazz will be trying to slam the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday when the teams tip off at EnergySolutions Arena in NBA betting action.

The Charlotte Hornets will try to spoil the party on Wednesday; they are 22-22-1 ATS against the betting spread this NBA season, while the Utah Jazz are 22-21-1 ATS. Charlotte is 21-23-1 vs the betting total points scored; Utah is 18-25-1.

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Minnesota Timberwolves vs Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Preview, Odds and Pick

Earning a win and covering the posted point spread will be the goals for the Oklahoma City Thunder when they hit take on the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday in pro NBA hoops betting action.

Supporters of the Oklahoma City Thunder have seen them go 34-13 and 19-28 ATS so far this NBA season, while the Minnesota Timberwolves are at 14-32 and 19-26-1 ATS. In Over/Under totals betting, the Timberwolves are 22-22-2, while the Oklahoma City Thunder are 20-27.

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Houston Rockets at San Antonio Spurs Betting Pick and Odds

The San Antonio Spurs will be trying to slam the Houston Rockets on Wednesday when the teams tip off at AT&T Center in NBA betting action.

San Antonio battles the Houston Rockets, currently with a 25-22 mark (20-27 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals betting, are 20-24-1 for the San Antonio Spurs and 26-21 for the Houston Rockets.

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