NBA Weekly Basketball Betting Odds, Picks & Predictions For Jan. 20
The Golden State Warriors may have the best straight-up record in the NBA through Tuesday’s action at 38-4, but the biggest story in the NBA right now is the 36-6 San Antonio Spurs at just two games back in the Western Conference behind a SU 11-game winning streak.
When it comes to betting on the league’s top two teams with 5Dimes’ sportsbook, the Warriors are just 1-4 against the spread in their last five games as part of an overall record of 23-17-2. The total has gone OVER in five of their last seven games.
They will be back on the court this Wednesday night against Chicago to wrap-up a three-game road trip against the Central Division. Following a stunning 113-95 loss to Detroit as a seven-point road favorite, Golden State bounced-back in a big way with Monday’s 132-98 pasting of Cleveland as a 3.5-point road underdog. The Warriors have been listed as 6.5-point favorites against the Bulls with the total set at 214.5.
Since beating the Los Angeles Lakers 109-87 on Dec. 11 as heavy 15-point home favorites, the Spurs have just one SU loss in their last 19 games while going a profitable 15-4 ATS. This past Sunday, they beat Dallas 112-83 as 12.5-point favorites at home with the total staying UNDER 195.5. The total has stayed UNDER in three of their last four games after going OVER in their previous four outings. San Antonio returns to action on Thursday night where it will try and extend its winning streak to 12 games on the road against Phoenix.
The hottest betting team right now is the Milwaukee Bucks with five-straight covers while going 4-1 SU. The Bucks are still bringing up the rear in the Central Division at 19-25 on the year, but they are now 23-20-1 ATS. The total has stayed UNDER in four of their last seven games.
The 28-11 Cavaliers have a three-game lead over Toronto for the top spot in the Eastern Conference and, despite the blowout loss to Golden State, they are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games. Betting on the top team in the East has been an up and down proposition ever since Cleveland covered as a 6.5-point road underdog in a Christmas Day loss to the Warriors with a 5-6-1 record ATS in its last 12 games. The total has gone OVER in five of its last eight games. The Cavaliers will face Brooklyn on the road this Wednesday night as 12.5-point favorites. The total for the game has been set at 197.5.