NBA Betting: Heat Try To Cool Off Sixers
In the NBA on Thursday night, the Miami Heat and Philadelphia 76ers meet up for the second time in three days.
On Tuesday, the 76ers and Heat clashed in a high-scoring affair that Philadelphia won in overtime 137-134 as an 8.5-point favorite at Bovada Sportsbook.
With the win, Philadelphia improved to 8-4 straight up and 6-6 against the spread on the season and snapped a three-game SU losing streak. At home, the 76ers are a solid 6-1 SU in their last seven but only 4-3 ATS.
The Heat’s tough start to the season continued in the loss as they fell to 4-5 SU and ATS. On the road, Miami is a disappointing 2-6 SU and 3-5 ATS in its last eight.
Despite the loss Tuesday night, the Heat are 4-2 SU and ATS in their last six against Philadelphia. Those six games have been strong OVER plays for totals bettors at 5-1 OVER. Miami has had trouble in Philadelphia with a 2-9 record SU and 5-6 record ATS in its last 11 road games against the 76ers.
Slumping Rockets look to find groove in San Antonio
Also on Thursday night, the struggling Houston Rockets visit the San Antonio Spurs.
On Tuesday, the Rockets lost to the Los Angeles Lakers 117-100 as a 5-point underdog. They’re 1-4 SU and ATS in their last five and 3-6 SU and ATS on the season. Houston has been especially bad on the road at 1-9 SU and 2-8 ATS in its last 10.
San Antonio is coming off a 112-102 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder as a 2.5-point favorite on Tuesday night. The Spurs are 4-1 SU and 3-2 ATS in their last five, but at home they’ve dropped three straight.
This is the first meeting between the Rockets and Spurs this season. In their last six against the Spurs, the Rockets are 4-2 SU and 2-3-1 ATS. In San Antonio, the Rockets are 1-4 SU and ATS in their last five.
Warriors have covered spread in last 5 vs Denver
Our Thursday night preview concludes with the Golden State Warriors at the Denver Nuggets.
Last time out on Tuesday, the Warriors lost to the Indiana Pacers 104-95 as a 3.5-point favorite. Golden State has posted four straight UNDERs for totals bettors, and the Warriors are 6-2 UNDER in their last eight road games.
Denver lost to the Brooklyn Nets 122-116 as a 5-point underdog on Tuesday to drop to 5-6 SU and 3-8 ATS on the season. The Nuggets have paid off as an OVER bet this season at 5-1 OVER in their last six and 9-2 OVER in their last 11. At home, Denver has been a money-loser with a 2-5 SU record and a 1-5-1 ATS mark in its last seven.
The Warriors are surprisingly 4-1 SU and 5-0 ATS in their last five vs Denver.