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NBA Weekly Preview - January 10-16


A very busy week of NBA action for fans to enjoy, with the quietest day on the week being Sunday, and there are still four games that day.

Whether it’s individual games, accas across multiple games or something else, we have the best games and bets from the NBA this week right here.

Monday

The Brooklyn Nets are struggling to really get going and show what they are capable of right now, and will be an interesting watch on Monday night.

The Portland Trail Blazers host the Nets, and are 4-6 in their last 10, only slightly worse than the Nets, who are 5-5. While this would normally be a comfortable night for the Nets, there may be mileage in picking the Trail Blazers to keep this close by backing them on the handicap.

With a big +9.5 start, the Trail Blazers are 11/10 with 888 Sport, a game they may not win, but can keep close against the Nets.

Tuesday

We go out west for the big game on Tuesday, and what a contest this is shaping up to be. The Memphis Grizzlies, who have won their last nine games, host the Golden State Warriors, currently first in the Western Conference.

The Grizzlies continue to outplay their Western Conference odds, a win here would surely see those start to go down, and given their current winning streak, they come here giving themselves the best possible chance of doing so.

Wednesday

A clash at the top of the Eastern Conference catches the eye on Wednesday night, with the Chicago Bulls hosting the Brooklyn Nets.

We’ve already spoken about the Nets and their recent struggles, where as the Bulls start this week with a 9-1 record from their last ten, and have moved to the top of the standings thanks to that.

A chance for the Bulls to kick on and create a gap, or will the Nets stamp their authority and show their class? This could be one of the best games all week.

Thursday

Thursday is all about the Golden State Warriors once again. They travel to face the Milwaukee Bucks, who start the week as the fourth ranked team in the Eastern Conference.

The Warriors start the week as one of two teams that have lost single figure games, with nine, will that be the case when they arrive here and can they keep it going. However that works out, expect a really good game between two of the best teams in the NBA on Thursday night.

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ROLL THE TAPE ??#KlayThompson || #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/9Rr1KO3FxI

— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) January 10, 2022

Friday

If you want to try out teams you haven’t seen this week on Friday, the Philadelphia 76ers host the Boston Celtics in a game between two Eastern Conference playoff hopefuls. The 76ers are in at the start of the week, while the Celtics are in the play-in positions.

Those who do want to watch games featuring teams we have spoken about, the Chicago Bulls host the Golden State Warriors, at the start of the week, the two teams that lead the conferences.

Saturday

We go to Ball Arena on Saturday night for a game between the Denver Nuggets and the LA Lakers. Both teams are expected to make the playoffs this season, and at the start of the week, Denver hold onto the last position while LA are the team closest to them, one place behind.

Both like to score freely, and have the stars to make this a real shootout, so look for a high scoring game here, with the total points line being one to watch for, and over being the pick, given how the teams play.

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— Denver Nuggets (@nuggets) January 10, 2022

Sunday

The quietest day of the week, but still plenty to enjoy.

For UK based fans, an early tip off live on Sky Sports Arena comes on Sunday, with the Detroit Pistons hosting the Phoenix Suns.

Given the strength of the Suns so far this season, they will no doubt be heavy favourites for this, and when the handicaps are released, if single figure handicap lines are available, the Suns are going to interest plenty of people. Look for them to control the game, and a winning margin of 10+ is certainly possible.

Craig Jones

Craig Jones

US Sports lover and watcher of the EFL, Craig will guide you through the NFL, NHL and English football