The NBA lineup is shorter tonight than usual but is still full of interesting lineups. There won’t be too many surprises; however, there will be some close calls as teams continue to redefine themselves. This will give sports bettors a lot to consider.
Brooklyn Nets over Cleveland Cavaliers, +120
The Brooklyn Nets want to maintain their good run of results in recent weeks against a direct rival in the standings like the Cleveland Cavaliers. They have a chance of doing it, especially after having taken eight straight games.
Despite playing at Rocket Mortgage Field House, the territory of the Cavs, the dynamics of the Nets are spectacular. It’s much firmer than that of the hosts, with three defeats in the nine closest matches.
They also have several high-profile casualties, such as those of Dean Wade, Dylan Windler, and Ricky Rubio. Despite going into the game as the underdog, the Nets deserve backing.
Miami Heat over Minnesota Timberwolves, -149
The Miami Heat and Minnesota Timberwolves are both 16-17 as they prepare for their interconference matchup. They are both also coming off recent losses and have a lot to make up for as they face off tonight. In addition to almost mirror seasons, both are coming off consecutive losses.
This is a repeat of their last matchup when Minnesota took a 105-101 win in November. However, they’ve been on the road for too long and are going to start feeling the pressure.
The Heat have been able to find a lot of success with Jimmy Butler, who has put up at least 20 points a game in their last six and will find a way to free up Tyler Herro tonight.
Utah Jazz over San Antonio Spurs, -189
The Utah Jazz have taken their last two games, including a recent win against the Washington Wizards last Thursday. They are now seventh in the West and looking up, while the San Antonio Spurs, after dropping their last two, are looking in the opposite direction.
The Jazz have shown domination in rebounding and defense, ranking higher than the Spurs in both. The momentum will continue in their favor in today’s road game.
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