NBA Betting Tips 15th January 2014

Conor PhillipsWorld Basketball betting odds

Sacramento Kings are in search of a fourth straight win as they travel to Indianapolis to face the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday, whilst the in-form New York Knicks face Charlotte Bobcats in an all-Eastern clash.

Oklahoma City Thunder play Memphis Grizzlies at the FedExForum in Memphis and the final game of the night sees the struggling L.A Lakers host Cleveland Cavaliers.

Sacramento Kings @ Indiana Pacers – 12:00 am

Pacers got back to winning ways after their defeat to Atlanta as they held Washington to a season-low 66 points at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Saturday. Kings have surprisingly won three in a row, including a fine win over the Trail Blazers and a 124-80 thrashing over the Cavs.

Indiana remain strong favourites with Paddy Power at 2/15, whilst the in-form Kings represent decent value at 5/1.

Frank Vogel’s team have lost only once at home all season though and it would be gutsy to back against the NBA’s overall leaders in this one.

For the hosts to win by 1-10, Paddy Power offer decent value of 8/5, whilst Kings to win the first half and Pacers to win the game overall is 5/1, which is also worth a small bet at good odds.

Isaiah Thomas scored 26 points in 35 minutes against the Cavs and is averaging 19.3ppg for the season and he is 5/6 to score 18.5 points or more. Another bet that symbolises decent value here is for Lance Stephenson to make above 5.5 assists at odds of 5/6.

New York Knicks @ Charlotte Bobcats – 12:00 am

Knicks have finally hit a good run of form and they recorded their fifth straight victory on Tuesday as they edged Phoenix Suns 98-96. Charlotte have struggled lately; losing three in a row and are sure to play well as they look to get back to winning ways.

New York are slight favourites, with Bwin offering 7/10 for them to make it six wins in a row. The 6/5 for the Bobcats represents decent value for the home side, although Knicks are hard to back against now they have found some winning form.

Knicks star Carmelo Anthony scored 29 points and 16 rebounds in their win over Phoenix on Tuesday and betting on Anthony to score above his 26 point average symbolises value.

Oklahoma City Thunder @ Memphis Grizzlies – 01:00 am

Another of the night’s tightest contests is the all-Western clash and Thunder are 8/11 with Bwin. They beat Milwaukee Bucks convincingly on Sunday, however this is sure to be tougher. Memphis are 15/13 for this game which is sure to cause punters some betting problems.

Both teams are 6-4 in the last 10 and Thunder are still without Russell Westbrook, whilst Grizzlies have three injury problems of their own. Leading NBA scorer, Kevin Durant averages 27.6 ppg vs Grizzlies and they will need him to perform again here.

Cleveland Cavaliers @ L.A Lakers – 03:30 am

Lakers are 1-9 in their last 10 and have lost their last four as they hit another season low. They are still struggling with five key injuries and they are 15/13 to turn their dismal form around and beat the also out-of-sorts Cleveland.

Cavaliers are 8/11 favourites, however they have only managed to win three of the last 10, so this is is yet another tricky contest in a difficult night of games to bet on for punters.

BET OF THE DAY: Treble – Indiana Pacers, New York Knicks and Cleveland Cavaliers to win.


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