NBA Betting Tips 19th December 2013

Conor PhillipsWorld Basketball betting odds

It may be a particularly quiet night in the NBA on Friday, however the two fixtures are sure to provide basketball fans with some mouth-watering action.

Chicago Bulls @ Oklahoma City Thunder – 01:00 am

First of all, the injury-ridden Chicago Bulls travel to Oklahoma City Thunder who are unbeaten at home and playing the best ball of their season so far.

Thunder have won seven in a row and boast a 20-4 record, with their home record a superb 12-0. The 1-10 odds with Bwin for them to win their eighth consecutive game are understandable judging on the current form of both teams.

Bulls are still without former MVP Derrick Rose, which is something they are stuck with for the rest of the season. Kirk Hinrich is also a doubt going into the game, leaving Chicago short of guards once again.

Jimmy Butler, Marquis Teague and Mike Dunleavy are all set to feature and they will need to deal with the pressure of having to perform. Teague did not score a point against Orlando on Tuesday and Butler only managed four, so it is worth betting on Dunleavy to score well.

With Kevin Durant leading the league in scoring on 28.6ppg and Russell Westbrook adding 21.0ppg along with 6.7 assists, it is no surprise Oklahoma are genuine championship contenders.

Scott Brooks’ men are now 15/2 to win the championship with Paddy Power and Kevin Durant is a decent 20/19 to be the top scorer.

Another bet that may be worth a punt is for Thunder to win by 11-15, with Bwin offering the best price of 4/1.

San Antonio Spurs @ Golden State Warriors – 03:30 am

The other clash sees the Golden State Warriors host San Antonio Spurs. The Western Conference clash is sure to be a thriller, between the two teams that split the season series last year.

Warriors are 8-3 at home and have not had the start to the season they would have hoped for; however the return of Andre Iguodala is a big bonus.

Spurs are without legend veteran Tony Parker who is averaging 17.5ppg and 6.0apg. The inexperienced Cory Joseph is set to replace the 31-year-old, which makes the 11/10 that Bwin are offering for a home win very tempting.

Three point specialist Steph Curry is averaging 24.3ppg with 9.0apg and has scored above 20 points in every appearance since returning from injury, which symbolises that any bets for him to score well are definitely worth a punt.

With San Antonio averaging 103.1ppg and Warriors 103ppg, the 1.9/1 that Bwin are offering for over 202.5 final points symbolises good value.

BET OF THE DAY: Oklahoma City Thunder and Golden State Warriors to win at 1.9/1 with Bwin.


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