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Friday's Betting Tips
Friday's Betting Tips
Pro Basketball Odds and Matchups: Feb. 8
Friday is here which means the weekend is here. Also tough weather expected in the Northeast. Hope everybody is safe and if you play the games, there is nothing scheduled in New York or Boston on Friday or Saturday. Check your local listings for college games. There are 10 NBA games on Friday so we'll highlight the top games with a short betting analysis.
Let's get ready for some Pro Hoops!
Golden State Warriors (30-19 SU, 27-21-1 ATS, 31-17-1 O/U) at Memphis (30-18 SU, 27-20-1 ATS, 18-29-1 O/U)
Last game: (1/9/13) Memphis (+1) over GOLDEN STATE, 94-87. The Golden State Warriors are coming off two straight road losses to Oklahoma City (119-98) and Houston (140-109). Andrew Bogut (ankle) should be back for the Warriors, who might want to play some defense. Memphis, who does play defense, has also lost two straight games including a 103-92 road loss at Atlanta on Wednesday giving 2. Golden State is 15-6-1 ATS in their last 22 games following a S.U. loss. Pro Basketball Odds: Memphis is a 3.5-point favorite. Total: 191.
LA Clippers (35-16 SU, 28-23 ATS, 27-24 O/U) at Miami (32-14 SU, 22-24 ATS, 22-24 O/U)
Last game: (11/14/12). LA CLIPPERS (+1) over Miami, 107-100. The Clippers are hurting right now and it show. They broke a three-game losing streak on Wednesday by defeating Orlando, 86-76, giving 6. Chris Paul (knee), Chauncey Billups (foot), Blake Griffin (hamstring) and Jamal Crawfrod (shoulder) are all questionable. Miami has won three straight, including a 114-108 win over Houston, giving 7.5. Unlike the Clippers, they are healthy. Miami is 4-0 ATS last 4 at home in series. Hoops Odds: NL. Total: NT.
Chicago (29-19 SU, 20-28 ATS, 20-28 O/U) at Utah (25-22 SU, 24-25-1 ATS, 23-26-1 O/U)
Last game: (3/10/12). CHICAGO (-10) over Utah, 111-97. Chicago is finally getting healthier. Joakim Noah (foot) and Carlos Boozer (hamstring) are expected to play. The Bulls are a better road team than they are a home team this year but are now on their final game of a six-game road trip. Utah is coming off two straight wins over Milwaukee (100-86) and Sacramento (98-91ot). They are 19-5 SU at home and just 9-17 on the road. Chicago is 7-2 ATS L9 in series. Pro Hoops Odds: Utah is a 4-point favorite. Total: 186.5.