NBA Betting Tips 19/01/14

Conor Phillips World Basketball betting odds

Indiana Pacers still lead the NBA with a phenomenal 31-7 record and have only lost once at home all season. They face L.A. Clippers who sit fourth in the Western Conference and have won five in a row.

Current champions Miami Heat got back to winning ways in Philadelphia on Saturday and they search for consecutive on-the-road victories against Charlotte on Sunday. Golden State Warriors and New Orleans Pelicans face-off, whilst Portland @ Dallas is another Western highlight.

L.A. Clippers @ Indiana Pacers – 12:00 am

Pacers destroyed New York Knicks by 28 points on Friday to record a third consecutive win. They boast a superb 19-1 record at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse, however face one of the tougher challenges here, against an in-form Clippers line-up.

Pacers are a very short 2/9 with William Hill, whilst the 7/2 that most leading firms offer for LAC is extremely tempting for the team bidding for a sixth straight win.

Doc Rivers’ men won their fifth consecutive match in good fashion, beating the Knicks by 14 points with standout performances from Blake Griffin and Jamal Crawford.

Indiana often go behind in the first half and it could be worthy of a bet again here. Bet365 offer 17/4 for Clippers to lead at the half and Indiana to win overall.

Blake Griffin scored a fine 32 points against New York on Saturday and represents decent value at 4/5 to score above 22.5 points in this one.

Lance Stephenson scored a career-high 28 points in Pacers’ win over Knicks and also represents fine value with Paddy Power, who offer 5/6 for him to score above 13.5.

Miami Heat @ Charlotte Bobcats – 12:30 am

Miami has lost three matches in a row for the first time this campaign before they defeated 76ers on Saturday. They face Bobcats, who are 2-8 in their last 10 and also got back to winning ways in Orlando.

Heat are heavy favourites at 3/10 and they are sure to be determined to get a winning run together again after their slump in form. Charlotte are 3/1 to win back-to-back matches, however it is surely going to be one of their more challenging home games.

Golden State Warriors @ New Orleans Pelicans – 01:00 am

New Orleans are going through their worst run of form this season at the moment and it is unlikely to get any easier on Sunday, as they face another team in need of a win, Golden State.

Pelicans have lost seven continuous matches and desperately need a win, however Warriors went down to both Denver and Oklahoma this week and will be confident of a win here.

The hosts are 31/20, which does not represent much value for a team really struggling to play well. Warriors are 8/15 with Bwin, however that is not bad value for a multiple bet.

Warriors to win by over 10 or more symbolises good value, with Paddy Power offering a tempting 13/5. Steph Curry shot 37 points in Warriors’ defeat to Thunder and is worth a bet to score above 24.5 at 5/6 with Paddy Power.

Portland Trail Blazers @ Dallas Mavericks – 01:30 am

Portland travel to Dallas looking for a fifth straight win and their win-streak has led them to second spot in the Western behind San Antonio.

Dallas beat Phoenix by three points on Saturday, whilst Portland won a very important clash with conference rivals, Spurs.

Mavericks can be backed at a best price of evens with Bwin, whilst Portland are a decent price of 5/6 for one of the most in-form teams in the NBA.

Other Fixtures: Detroit @ Washington – Philadelphia @ Chicago – Milwaukee @ Houston – Utah @ Minnesota – L.A. Lakers @ Toronto – Boston @ Orlando

BET OF THE DAY: Treble – Washington Wizards, Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets to win.

 

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