We are looking to continue our hot form with some more winners from tonight’s eight games.
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Portland Trail Blazers @ Chicago Bulls – 8PM ET
The Portland Trail Blazers are hoping to avoid the third straight defeat when they meet the Bulls on Saturday. After winning six in eight, Portland suffered two narrow losses to the Oklahoma City Thunder and Houston Rockets.
Damian Lillard led the Blazers in a 104-101 loss to the Rockets with 30 points, game-high nine assists, and four rebounds. Gary Trent scored 23, Anfernee Simmons had 14 points and eight boards, while Enes Kanter recorded a double-double of 13 points and game-high 13 rebounds, along with two blocks.
— Bulls Talk (@NBCSBulls) January 29, 2021
The Chicago Bulls were on a three-game winning run, but they lost the last two games to the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics, both at home. Zach LaVine led the Bulls in a 119-103 loss to the Celtics with 30 points, six rebounds, and two rejections.
Lauri Markkanen added 18 points and six boards, while Thaddeus Young nearly posted a triple-double as he ended the game with 16 points, nine rebounds, and nine assists.
It’s going to be a tight duel, but we’re giving slight advantage to the hosts.
NBA Pick – Chicago Bulls (-122)
NBA Spread – Chicago Bulls -1.5 (-110)
Game Totals Pick – Under 232 (-110)
Milwaukee Bucks @ Charlotte Hornets – 8PM ET
The Milwaukee Bucks lost the third game in the last five as they fell short to the New Orleans Pelicans on the road. Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks in a 131-126 defeat with a double-double of 38 points and team-high 11 rebounds, along with five assists, two steals, and two blocks.
Jrue Holiday followed him with 22 points, nine boards, and five dimes, Brook Lopez scored 16, while Khris Middleton posted 16 points, eight rebounds, and eight dishes.
The Charlotte Hornets lost six of seven games, but they managed to snatch a tight 108-105 home victory over the Indiana Pacers. P.J. Washington led the team with 19 points and team-high nine rebounds.
Terry Rozier also scored 19 points with five boards, LaMelo Ball had 16 points, seven assists, six rebounds, and two thefts, while Devonte Graham recorded a double-double of 14 points and game-high ten dishes.
The Bucks have been dominant in recent H2H encounters, and we’re backing them to return to winning ways at Spectrum Center.
NBA Pick – Milwaukee Bucks (-263)
NBA Spread – Charlotte Hornets +7 (-110)
Game Totals Pick – Over 228 (-110)
Houston Rockets @ New Orleans Pelicans – 8PM ET
The Houston Rockets are looking better since they traded James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets. They recorded four victories in a row and improved defense, keeping the opponents to under 110 points in those four wins.
Houston beat the Portland Trail Blazers 104-101 in the most recent game and Victor Oladipo led them with 25 points, seven rebounds, and five assists. Christian Wood posted a double-double of 22 points and game-high 12 boards, while John Wall had 20 points, team-high six dimes, and five rebounds.
The New Orleans Pelicans somehow survived a bad run of results and connected a couple of wins over the Washington Wizards and Milwaukee Bucks to improve to a 7-10 record.
— NBA (@NBA) January 30, 2021
The latest win over the Bucks was particularly pleasing as the Pels scored a season-high 131 points in a 131-126 victory. Brandon Ingram led the team with 28 points and four assists.
Lonzo Ball contributed with 27 points and game-high eight dimes, Eric Bledsoe had 25 points and four dishes, while Zion Williamson dropped 21 points with nine boards and seven assists. Steven Adams was a monster below the rims as he recorded a season-high 2o rebounds.
We’re going to have a quite entertaining and exciting game at Smoothie King Center, and even though it could go either way, we’re backing Houston to make it five in a row.
NBA Pick – Houston Rockets (+102)
NBA Spread – Houston Rockets +1 (-110)
Game Totals Pick – Over 223.5 (-110)
Sacramento Kings @ Miami Heat – 8PM ET
The Sacramento Kings responded to a five-game losing streak with three consecutive victories over the New York Knicks, Orlando Magic, and Toronto Raptors. Harrison Barnes led the Kings in a 126-124 win over the Raptors with 26 points, seven rebounds, and five assists.
DeAaron Fox was right behind with 24 points and four dimes, Buddy Hield scored 22 points, while Hassan Whiteside had 16 points and team-high nine boards. Cory Joseph added 16 points, while rookie Tyrese Haliburton posted his first-ever double-double of ten points and game-high 11 dishes, along with six rebounds.
The Miami Heat are struggling with ill players and injuries, and are on a five game losing skid. The most recent defeat came to the Los Angeles Clippers 109-105 after allowing even 40 points in the third quarter and scoring just 19 in return.
Tyler Herro led the Heat with a double-double of 19 points and ten rebounds, along with five assists. Gabe Vincent had 18 points, four boards, and four dimes, while Bam Adebayo recorded a double-double of 16 points and game-high 13 rebounds, along with game-high seven dishes.
Another close duel on the cards on Saturday’s schedule. The Heat will likely have Jimmy Butler back, which is the main reason we’re backing the hosts to get an edge here.
NBA Pick – Miami Heat (+100)
NBA Spread – Miami Heat +1.5 (-110)
Game Totals Pick – Over 223.5 (-110)
Los Angeles Lakers @ Boston Celtics – 8:30PM ET
The biggest game in basketball will be at TD Garden on Saturday when the two arch-enemies meet. The Los Angeles Lakers lost the top spot in the Western Conference after suffering a couple of defeats to the Philadelphia 76ers and Detroit Pistons, and are desperate to bounce back against eternal enemies.
LeBron James led the team in a 107-92 (season low) loss with a double-double of 22 points and game-high ten assists, along with seven rebounds. Kyle Kuzma also recorded a double-double of 22 points and game-high ten boards, while Talen Horton-Tucker scored 13 points.
We’re looking forward to a primetime matchup tomorrow night with LeBron James and the Lakers. pic.twitter.com/h9ovzCdOTi
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) January 30, 2021
The Boston Celtics are also not playing well lately as they lost four of the last six games. Following wins over the Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls, the Celtics fell short to the San Antonio Spurs 110-106.
Jayson Tatum led his team with 25 points, seven rebounds, and game-high four steals. Jaylen Brown chipped in with 24 points, five assists, four boards, and two blocks, while Marcus Smart and Kemba Walker dropped 14 points apiece.
The most exciting game of the night is also the most unpredictable, but on this occasions, we give a slight advantage to the Celtics.
NBA Pick – Boston Celtics (+108)
NBA Spread – Boston Celtics +1.5 (-110)
Game Totals Pick – Under 218.5 (-110)
Memphis Grizzlies @ San Antonio Spurs – 8:30PM ET
The Memphis Grizzlies are back after 12 days of absence due to COVID-19 cases, which forced them to miss the last five games. That is quite unfortunate for the Grizzlies, who were on a five-game winning streak and played their best basketball of the season.
This break definitely messed up their rhythm, and it’s going to be interesting to see how they’ll perform in the first game back. Memphis is currently 7-6 and in the 6th place in the Western Conference.
The San Antonio Spurs bounced back from B2B losses to the Golden State Warriors and Dallas Mavericks with three straight victories. They beat the Washington Wizards, Boston Celtics, and Denver Nuggets.
DeMar DeRozan led the Spurs in a 119-109 win over the Nuggets with a double-double of 30 points and game-high ten assists. Dejounte Murray followed him with 26 points and seven rebounds, Keldon Johnson scored 19 points and team-high nine boards, while Patty Mills scored 17.
The Grizzlies will probably need a couple of games to get back into the groove, and they are facing the hot Spurs on Saturday, which is not a good way to get back into it. San Antonio should be on top of this one.
NBA Pick – San Antonio Spurs (-167)
NBA Spread – San Antonio Spurs -4 (-110)
Game Totals Pick – Under 222.5 (-110)
Phoenix Suns @ Dallas Mavericks – 9PM ET
The Phoenix Suns snapped a three-game losing skid with a big 114-93 victory over the Golden State Warriors. Mikal Bridges led the Suns with 20 points, five assists, and two steals.
Abdel Nader added season-high 16 rebounds and five boards, Jae Crowder had 16 points and nine rebounds, while Frank Kaminsky and DeAndre Ayton both recorded an identical double-double of 12 points and game-high 13 rebounds. Kaminsky also had season-high eight assists.
The Dallas Mavericks are going through the worst period of the season as they suffered four consecutive defeats. After losing to the Houston Rockets and Denver Nuggets at home, the Mavs lost both B2B duels with the Utah Jazz.
— Dallas Mavericks (@dallasmavs) January 30, 2021
Luka Doncic led Dallas in the latest 120-101 loss with 25 points, team-high seven assists, and six rebounds. Jalen Brunson scored 13 points, while Kristaps Porzingis was quiet as he added 11 points and team-high nine boards.
The Mavs are playing the second of back-to-back games, but we believe it’s the right time for them to snap a negative run. We’re backing the hosts to get a win.
NBA Pick – Dallas Mavericks (-125)
NBA Spread – Dallas Mavericks -2.5 (-110)
Game Totals Pick – Under 217.5 (-110)
Detroit Pistons @ Golden State Warriors – 10PM ET
The final game on Saturday’s schedule will be played at Chase Center in San Francisco when the Detroit Pistons visit the Golden State Warriors.
The Pistons won two of the last three games, both turned out to be massive upsets, especially the most recent one over the reigning champions Los Angeles Lakers. Detroit kept the Lakers to just 92 points in a 107-92 victory.
Blake Griffin led the team with 23 points and team-high six assists, Wayne Ellington scored 20, Mason Plumlee recorded a double-double of 17 points and game-high ten boards, while Derrick Rose and Jerami Grant scored 14 points each.
The Golden State Warriors scored a season-low 93 points in a 114-93 defeat to the Phoenix Suns and dropped to a 10-9 record and in 9th place in the Western Conference. As usual, Stephen Curry led the Warriors with 27 points, four rebounds, and four assists.
Andrew Wiggins contributed with 16 points and five boards, while Eric Paschall had 12 points. Once again, Kelly Oubre Jr. struggled as he scored miserable 4 points on 1-11 from the floor. Oubre had a couple of decent displays, but returned to his slump in a loss against his former team.
We are aware of the fact that Detroit beat the Sixers and Lakers in the last three games, but we’re going with Golden State in this one.
NBA Pick – Golden State Warriors (-204)
NBA Spread – Golden State Warriors -5.5 (-110)
Game Totals Pick – Over 224.5 (-110)
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*Odds and spreads correct at time of publication, courtesy of Bet365.