Punters are getting some quality NBA games to bet on this Saturday, including Magic vs. Heat and 76ers vs. Rockets.
Most of the teams have found their place this season and punters have been cashing in. There are more value bets on offer this Saturday. Here are our NBA betting tips!
Miami Heat vs. Orlando Magic @ Amway Centre
Not much was expected for the Orlando Magic this season but they have done well at 15-19 and they own a winning home record.
Orlando is 10-7 at Amway Centre and that’s a positive going into this Saturday’s game against the Miami Heat.
Miami is 24-9 overall but they did lose their most recent game to the Washington Wizards. That’s not going to please coach Erik Spoelstra, so we’re expecting a much better performance this Saturday.
The Heat have a 9-8 record on the road, which isn’t going to give them much confidence heading into Orlando. However, they are one of the best teams in the East.
Miami holds a 9.5-game lead over the Magic in the Southeast standings and that’s going to be tough for the Magic to peg back.
Leading the way for the Heat is Jimmy Butler, who brings experience and quality to the team. He has 20.8 points per game and is being helped by the likes of Bam Adebayo, who averages 10.6 rebounds per game in the absence of Justise Winslow.
If Orlando are going to win this game, they’ll need Aaron Gordon to have a big game. He hasn’t produced as much as expected but has the potential.
Orlando is scoring just 103.4 points per game, compared to the 112.4 per game for the Heat. That’s where the difference could come in this game.
Tip: Miami Heat to win – Bet Now
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Houston Rockets @ Toyota Centre
There is trouble in the camp of the 76ers after losing three consecutive games to the Heat, Magic and Pacers.
Everything was going well for Philadelphia to start the season but they have hit a road block and are now struggling.
They have failed to score over 100 points twice from their last three games and that was always going to be the problem this season.
Scoring an average of 109.6 won’t win you many games, especially against a team like the Houston Rockets.
Houston is 23-11 on the season and although they have had problems over the last few weeks, they hit back with a big win over Denver on Wednesday.
The 130-104 was a much-needed win given they had lost to the Pelicans and Warriors earlier that week.
There was even talk of trading Russell Westbrook – that’s how desperate it got for one of the western conference contenders.
With a home record of 12-4, we’re expecting the Houston Rockets to come out with plenty of firepower on Saturday.
They have a point to prove and handing the 76ers their fourth straight loss would help drive that home.
Tip: Houston Rockets to win – Bet Now
New Orleans Pelicans vs. LA Lakers @ STAPLES Centre
This might seem like a one-sided game on paper but the Pelicans have caused some good teams problems over the last few weeks.
They have won their last four games, with wins coming over Portland, Denver, Indiana and Houston. Those are four quality teams and the Pelicans made them all look second rate.
LA is also riding a winning streak of three games. Those wins came over Phoenix, Dallas and Portland. Considered as one of the best teams in the competition, the 27-7 Lakers find themselves in a tough position.
New Orleans is playing up to their potential and they still have Zion Williamson to come back from injury. He’s unlikely to play this game but the thought of Williamson making his NBA debut has his teammates excited.
Bradley Ingram is leading the way for the Pelicans with 25.3 points per game. Jrue Holliday has been chipping in but Ingram has been the scoring force.
Defensively, New Orleans is 11 points worse than LA but both teams score 112 points per game. If the Pelicans can muscle up on defense, they’ll go close to winning this game.
Tip: New Orleans Pelicans with points – Bet Now