There’s some NBA action in the early hours of Saturday morning, and as usual, Justin Simelane has prepared some betting tips for three matches. Feel free to take his tips and use them on your bet slip.
01 Feb 02:00 Cleveland Cavaliers v Miami Heat
There is only one play I like for this game and that is the under. The line is set very low and that should tell you everything you need to know. These are sides that are top 2 in fewest points scored, Cleveland allows 106.9 ppg, and Miami allows 108.4 ppg. Both sides are bottom three when it comes to pace, this won’t be a fast game and the under should be what you bet here.
01 Feb 03:00 Milwaukee Bucks v Charlotte Hornets
The last time these two faced each other the Hornets won and they were huge underdogs with odds of 4, so taking the ML or spread is not the bet to go for here. Just like last time the over is the right bet to take here. The Bucks should win this game but with a blowout, but Charlotte is not just going to not shoot the ball, they will play their part in bringing the over to come here. The Bucks are averaging 133 games in their last 2 games, the Hornets do not have the defense that can stop them here. Take the over it has more value.
01 Feb 05:00 Denver Nuggets v New Orleans Pelicans
The Nuggets have lost their last two games and it’s to sides in the East, but they still remain the best in the west. The Pelicans are soon about to be under 500 with their current form, having lost 8 games in a row. Injuries have been the problem for them, and in their last game they didn’t have CJ or Brandom Ingram, their status remains doubtful heading into this game. Denver has already beat the Pelicans this year and will do it again here and return to their winning ways on the home court.