NBA Weekly Basketball Betting Picks & Predictions: Jan. 6
NBA Weekly Basketball Betting Picks & Predictions: Jan. 6, The NBA regular season continues to work its way to the halfway point and while the defending champion Golden State Warriors have the best straight-up record through their first 35 games at 33-2, the San Antonio Spurs are not all that far off at 30-6 on the year.
The Spurs have also been the best betting team in the NBA against the spread at 25-11 and, heading into Wednesday night’s home game against Utah as heavy 16-point favorites, they have now covered in four of their last five games while going 5-0 SU. The total has gone OVER in three of their last four games on TopBET US Sportsbooks closing NBA betting odds.
The Warriors’ 114-91 loss to Dallas on Dec. 30 as 3.5-point road favorites snapped a SU five-game winning streak and since then they have gone 4-0 SU in their last four games. Over these 10 games. Golden State is an even 5-5 ATS and the total has also gone 5-5 during this same stretch. The Warriors return to action this Friday night with a road game against Portland.
Over in the Eastern Conference, the Cleveland Cavaliers continue to set the pace at 23-9 SU heading into Wednesday night’s road game against Washington as seven-point favorites. The Cavaliers are currently 14-17-1 ATS, but they have gone a healthy 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 games. The best bet on Cleveland lately has been the UNDER on the total line. Going back to a 111-76 victory against Orlando as 3.5-point road favorites with a closing line of 196, the total has stayed UNDER in nine of those 11 games.
Speaking of Orlando, the Magic are 19-16 SU on the year with a profitable 22-13 record ATS, but the tide has turned a bit with a 1-3 SU record in their last four outings in which they failed to cover in all four games. Since Dec. 20, Orlando has gone 4-5 SU with a 3-6 record ATS. It will play host to Indiana at home on Wednesday night as a slight one-point underdog.
Interestingly enough, the Miami Heat are just three games off the pace for the top spot in the East at 21-13 SU and they are now 17-16-1 ATS after covering in five of their last seven games. Their current winning streak stands at three games (both SU and ATS) heading into Wednesday’s home game against New York as 8.5-point favorites.