The All-Star break is over and we can get back into NBA action. It all goes down this Friday as punters get six games to bet on.
We preview the three best games for the day, which includes Bucks vs. Pistons, Heat vs. Hawks, and Nets vs. 76ers. Here are our NBA betting tips!
NBA Betting Tips
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Detroit Pistons @ Little Caesars Arena
The Bucks lost their last regular-season game to the Indiana Pacers, but it’s how they have responded this season that stands out. Whenever the Bucks have lost a game, they have subsequently gone on a lengthy winning streak.
Look for the Bucks to come out firing against the Detroit Pistons on Friday, who have been offloading their best players in order to better position themselves next season.
Losing out in all this is Derrick Rose, who looked as though he would be traded but remains with the 19-38 Pistons.
Rose, who has battled injuries his entire career, will now need to lift this Pistons team which is without Andre Drummond and now Reggie Jackson.
The Bucks should be able to exploit the lack of offense from Detroit and post a comfortable win as the double-digit favourite.
Tip: Milwaukee Bucks -13 – Bet Now
Miami Heat vs. Atlanta Hawks @ State Farm Arena
The Atlanta Hawks are a tough team to line up this season. They can beat some of the best teams in the NBA one week, but lose to the worst. They enter this game with a 15-41 record having lost consecutive games to the Magic and Cavaliers.
They are clearly building for next season and that should be a great season for them. Trae Young is a superstar and they added Clint Capela just before the All-Star break. However, that doesn’t help their chances against the Heat.
Miami is 35-19 but does have a 13-16 losing record on the road. They went into the break having lost four of their last five games and the only win came against the struggling Golden State Warriors.
How they respond this week will be interesting to see and this game comes down to which team wants it. The Heat need the win to keep their position in the east and the Hawks, who are out of finals contention, need some confidence.
It’s tough to bet against a team that has someone like Trae Young, but the professionalism of this Heat team should shine through.
Tip: Miami Heat –5.5 – Bet Now
Brooklyn Nets vs. Philadelphia 76ers @ Wells Fargo Centre
The Philadelphia 76ers are a completely different team at home this season and they’ll be tough to beat on Friday afternoon. They have a home record of 25-2 and it’s a contrasting image of their 11-19 record on the road.
Luckily for punters looking to bet on the 76ers, they play the Nets at home and that could be enough to see them get the win. The 76ers have won their last three games, all coming at home, and the best win was a 110-103 win over the Clippers. It showed that they can beat the NBA’s best teams on their home court and that’s what faces the Nets.
Brooklyn will be without superstar Kyrie Irving, who has spent more time on the sidelines than on the court this season. It has hurt their playoff chances, because with Kyrie playing, we have no doubt that the Nets would be competitive.
Spencer Dinwiddie has stepped up in his absence but he’s not yet good enough to carry a team on his shoulders. The Nets haven’t looked good on the road and this should be a comfortable win for the 76ers.
Tip: Philadelphia 76ers –8.5 – Bet Now