Two games are exciting to bet on in the NBA on Thursday. One of them could be one of the most entertaining games of the year.
Not either to get after in the NBA this evening, as there are only four games on Thursday night. The massive news of the night is the entry of Stephen Curry, who rejoins the Warriors Thursday night in Toronto for their game vs. the Raptors. It will be well, being to see him back for the last twenty games of the season.
The Hornets have been playing better ball as of late, but they have a strong one at home Thursday night vs. the Nuggets. Denver is a ten-point road favorite yesterday evening, and they have zero interest in betting on this game.
Los Angeles Clippers vs. Houston Rockets: Rockets plus 1
With the NBA regular season winding down, it’s time for the cream of the crop in the league to start playing as such. That is the same what the Clippers and Rockets have been doing lately.
The Clippers come into Thursday’s game on a five-game winning streak. Doc Rivers’ team is fully healthy, and they look like they are going to be a significant outcome of the tournament’s time.
The Rockets have turned over to a small-ball lineup, and they are playing their best basketball of the season. Russell Westbrook is playing at an MVP (Minimum Viable Product) level, and James Harden is putting up numbers every night. Houston has won 7 of their last ten games.
The Rockets has played the Clippers very well in this season, winning two out of three contests. Yesterday the game was the last time these teams met in the daily season.
The game started with the home Rockets as 1.5-point favorites. Many noticed that it would not last long, or the people could not wait to jump on the red hot Clippers and make them popular in the short road. Those that have been riding with the game all the season know to fade trendy underdogs as well as short road favorites. In the past ten hours, the Clippers have been both.
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Sacramento Kings: Kings -5
The Sixers are in the center of another horrible road trip. Philadelphia is 9-23 on the road this season. Many have been riding the Kings a lot since the All-Star break, and it has been paying off as Luke Walton’s team is playing its best basketball of the season. Sacramento has won three in a row and seven of its last ten games.
Five may look like a big number for a team that’s under 500 at home, but without Ben Simmons or Joel Embiid, a rejuvenated Kings bunch should be able to take it home.