NBA Week Eight Betting Tips
Four out of five accurate predictions last week mean that 21.co.uk is fast becoming the place to come for NBA betting tips. Our resident tipster is aiming for a perfect week this time around, as they take a look at some interesting clashes across the league, beginning with Milwaukee Bucks welcoming Orlando Magic on Tuesday morning, and culminating with LA Lakers taking a trip to Miami to face the Heat. Throw in other high-flyers in Denver Nuggets, Philadelphia 76ers, LA Clippers, Dallas Mavericks, and Toronto Raptors, and you’ve got yourself all the ingredients for some top basketball betting tips.
Orlando Magic @ Milwaukee Bucks, Tuesday 10th December, 01:00 GMT
The early hours of Tuesday morning see Milwaukee Bucks given a fantastic opportunity to tighten their grip at the top of the Eastern Division as they entertain Orlando Magic at the Fiserv Forum. The Bucks have only lost three games in 23, and are currently on a fourteen game unbeaten run, leaving the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat trailing in their wake. Having scored over 100 points in every single one of their games so far, the Bucks are full of confidence.
Meanwhile, Orlando Magic are performing admirably, and have hit form at exactly the right time. They’ve seen off Golden State Warriors, Washington Wizards, Phoenix Suns, and Cleveland Cavaliers in the past four, but the Bucks are likely to pose a stronger challenge. When these two met at the start of November, the Magic fell to a 91-123 loss at home, and given that their downfall has been their inability to perform on the road, backing the Bucks to win by a good margin is our sports betting tip in this one.
Denver Nuggets @ Philadelphia 76ers, Wednesday 11th December, 01:00 GMT
Philadelphia 76ers were our pick to win the 2019/20 crown in our NBA season preview, but they’ll need to up their performances away from home if they’re to put themselves in the best position for the playoffs. They’ll not need to worry about that in this contest though, as they have home advantage at the Wells Fargo Center, where they have won all twelve of their games so far this season.
This will be the third consecutive match on the road for Denver Nuggets, and they’ll need to up their game from the heavy defeat to Boston Celtics and the 3-point loss to Brooklyn Nets. Despite those results, the Nuggets boast a 60% win percentage in away matchups, and will further be buoyed by the fact that they beat the 76ers last month. It was a tight game though, with the Nuggets victorious by a mere 3 points, and with home court advantage we can see the 76ers winning this.
LA Clippers @ Toronto Raptors, Thursday 12th December, 00:00 GMT
Toronto Raptors winning the NBA title last year was a massive surprise, but they’re making a decent fist of pulling off another shock this campaign. That said, they were seemingly relying on home form, remaining unbeaten for the first nine at Scotiabank Arena, but slipping to Miami Heat and Houston Rockets in their last two has dented their confidence. A loss at Philadelphia 76ers will also be playing on their minds, and if they fall to defeat at Chicago Bulls before this game they could be shell-shocked.
LA Clippers are another side reliant on home form, having only lost one at Staples Center, to Milwaukee Bucks last month. However, their away form is much less positive, with six losses from ten, and four of those coming across the last seven road games. This clash with the Raptors will be their fourth of six consecutive away fixtures, and how they fare against Indiana Pacers will determine their approach here, but we can see it being defensive.
Dallas Mavericks @ Detroit Pistons, Friday 13th December, 02:00 GMT
Detroit Pistons are a side we’ve featured a few times throughout our NBA betting tips, as we thought they would just about make it into the playoffs by the skin of their teeth, but they currently hover in 9th place waiting for Orlando Magic or Brooklyn Nets to slip up. The Pistons had a 2-3 October, an a 4-10 November, but they have a chance of finishing December on top, especially if they can win at New Orleans Pelicans and get another win this week.
Dallas Mavericks are performing well above their own projections, let alone the expectations of others, as they sit in the top four of the Western Conference, with a chance to move up to second depending on results. They’ve won 80% of their games away from the American Airlines Center, although a surprise defeat at Sacramento Kings over the weekend will have knocked them slightly, but with that said we can’t see Luka Doncic and the other Mavericks having too many issues at Little Caesars Arena.
LA Lakers @ Miami Heat, Saturday 14th December, 00:00 GMT
Miami Heat have shattered our pre-season prediction at 21.co.uk, as they continue to trouble the teams at the summit of the Eastern Conference. Even more positive is the fact that they possess a 100% win record at the AmericanAirlines Arena, seeing off Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards in the last two. They welcome Atlanta Hawks before this challenge as well, but the Heat will be keen to outlast Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers in the longest unbeaten home run stakes.
LA Lakers are taking no prisoners at the moment, having won all eleven of their games on the road since an opening day defeat, and even that one was technically a home game as it was at the Staples Center that they share with LA Clippers. This meeting with the Heat is the Lakers’ second of five away matches in a row, but with the likes of Anthony Davis and LeBron James in their roster, they’ll be confident of coming through that run with flying colours.
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