NBA Weekly Basketball Betting Lines, Picks & Predictions- Jan. 27
The NBA’s top two teams met earlier this week in a major showdown in the Western Conference and the defending champion Golden State Warriors made a huge statement with their 120-90 romp over the San Antonio Spurs as 4.5-point home favorites on 5Dimes’ closing NBA betting line. The Warriors are now 41-4 on the year straight-up with a 25-18-2 record against the spread. They return to action on Wednesday night in a home game against Dallas as heavy 15.5-point favorites.
The Spurs return to action on Wednesday as well against Houston at home and they have been listed as 10-point favorites. Monday’s loss dropped their SU record to 38-7, but they remain the top team in the league ATS this season at 30-15. They are a solid 17-7 ATS at home this season and the total has stayed UNDER in three of their last five games. The loss to Golden State was just their second setback in their last 22 games, but San Antonio is now an even 4-4 ATS over its last eight outings.
If you are looking for a hot team right now ATS then the Toronto Raptors could make a good choice. With this past Tuesday’s 106-89 rout of Washington as eight-point home favorites, they have won their last nine games while going a very profitable 8-1 ATS. The Raptors are now 30-15 SU (26-18-1 ATS) heading into Thursday’s matchup against New York.
The Cleveland Cavaliers still lead the Eastern Conference at 31-12 SU, but they have been a bit shaky the past two weeks with a SU 4-3 record in their last seven games while going 3-3-1 ATS. They failed to cover in Monday’s 114-107 victory against Minnesota as 13.5-point home favorites following a stunning 96-83 loss to the Central Division rival Chicago Bulls as 10.5-point favorites at home. Cleveland returns to the court on Wednesday night as a heavy 16.5-point home favorite against Phoenix with the total line set at 210. The total has gone OVER in three of its last five games.
Being hot on the court does not always translate to being hot at the betting window and the case in point all season long has been the Oklahoma City Thunder. They are sitting in third-place in the West at 34-13 SU, but their record ATS is a costly 19-28. This trend has continued with a 9-2 SU record in their last 11 games while going just 4-7 ATS. The Thunder will be on the road against Minnesota on Wednesday night as eight-point favorites.