|2013 NBA Opening Odds & Over/Under Totals for Thursday, January 17|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Thursday, 17 January 2013 07:00|
Thursday's NBA Odds
(TheSpread) – The NBA Schedule for Thursday features four games. Here is a look at the odds and over/under totals for each game.
The featured game of the night has the Los Angeles Lakers hosting the Miami Heat at 10:30PM ET (View Matchup). According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Lakers are the slight favorite at home, as they have odds of -2.5 points against the Heat. The over/under total for the game has been set at 206.5 points. Miami is 24-12 overall, 8-9 on the road and 17-19 against the spread. The Lakers are 17-21 overall, 12-9 at home and 16-21-1 against the spread. Miami has won four of the last five in this series, and covered the spread in seven of the last eight meetings with Los Angeles.
The other featured game of the day has the Minnesota Timberwolves hosting the Los Angeles Clippers at 8PM ET (View Matchup). According to oddsmakers, the Clippers are the clear favorite in this game, as they have odds of -17 points against the T’Wolves. An over/under total has not been set for this game. The Clippers are 30-9 overall, 12-5 on the road and 24-15 against the spread. Minnesota is 16-19 on the season, 10-5 at home and 17-18 against the spread. The Clippers have won and covered in two of the last three in this series.
For odds and point totals for each of Thursday’s games, see below.
2013 NBA Odds & Over/Under Totals for Thursday, January 17
501 New York Knicks N/A
502 Detroit Pistons N/A
503 Los Angeles Clippers -17 (N/A)
504 Minnesota Timberwolves +17
505 Milwaukee Bucks +1 (196)
506 Phoenix Suns -1
507 Miami Heat +2.5 (206.5)
508 Los Angeles Lakers -2.5