NBA Betting Tips: Lakers and Celtics feature in 11/1 acca for Thursday’s action

 | January 11 | 

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There's plenty of NBA action to look forward to on Thursday night, including the NBA Paris game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Brooklyn Nets. We've selected our best bets for the upcoming matches.

NBA Betting Tips

  • NBA Paris - Nets @ Cavaliers - Cavaliers (-2.5) @ 10/11
  • Celtics @ Bucks - Celtics (+6.5) @ 10/11
  • Knicks @ Mavericks - Knicks (-1.5) @ 5/6
  • Suns @ Lakers - Lakers (-1.5) @ 10/11

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Nets @ Cavaliers - Cavaliers (-2.5) @ 10/11

The NBA Global Games Series sees the Cleveland Cavaliers and Brooklyn Nets face off in Paris, at a very reasonable 19:00 - not often we get a UK-friendly tip-off time.

The Nets come into this game struggling - they've lost six of their past seven matches, but playing away from the USA may spark them into life here.

Meanwhile, Cleveland snapped a two-game skid with a pair of wins over Washington, before downing the Spurs on Sunday to capture their fifth victory in seven contests. The Cavs are now 8-3 in their last 11 games since December 16, with Donovan Mitchell and former Brooklyn Net Jarrett Allen leading the charge.

In my opinion, this game will come down to defense, and the Cavaliers' rearguard is far superior to Brooklyn's - the Nets are conceding 117.3 points per 100 possessions, compared to Cleveland's 112.5 points per 100, who rank eighth in defensive rating.

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Celtics @ Bucks - Celtics (+6.5) @ 10/11

Two Eastern Conference heavyweights face off at the Fiserv Forum on Thursday night - what a belter this should be.

The Celtics needed overtime to take down the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday, and this game will be the second of a back-to-back, so fatigue is almost certain to play a factor at some point.

Kristaps Porzingis, who is enjoying a fine season in Boston after his trade from the Wizards, missed the game against Minnesota due to a knee injury, and he's expected to be absent once again here.

Milwaukee are in a slump at the moment, and they've lost four of their past five games - their only win was against San Antonio, who are currently sat rock-bottom of the Western Conference.

The Bucks are ranked 24th in the league in points given up per game with 119.9, and they're facing a Boston attack that is currently in the top-five in the NBA for points scored.

Fatigue may creep in down the stretch and cost Boston the victory, but I do believe they can cover here against an out-of-sorts Milwaukee side.

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Knicks @ Mavericks - Knicks (-1.5) @ 5/6

The new-look New York Knicks look to keep their hot streak alive when they take on the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night.

OG Anunoby arrived at just the right time for the surging Knicks, who bring a five-game winning streak into this matchup, while Dallas are looking to bounce back from a 120-103 defeat against the Grizzlies.

The defeat highlighted the Mavericks' depth issues, as Kyrie Irving and Luka Doncic combined for 64 points, but there was a complete lack of support from the rest of the roster.

New York have plenty of momentum coming into this game, and Dallas look to be a two-man team at this point. I'm taking the Knicks here to extend their winning run.

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Suns @ Lakers - Lakers (-1.5) @ 10/11

Another mouth-watering matchup here, as two titans of the West will lock horns at the Crypto.com Arena.

With their first run of consecutive victories in a month, the Los Angeles Lakers are feeling better about the road ahead, despite the reported disharmony between the players and head coach Darvin Ham.

The Lakers went 3-10 since winning the NBA's inaugural in-season tournament in early December, but looked to have turned a corner, beating their LA rivals the Clippers on Sunday before edging a closely-contested affair with Toronto on Monday.

LeBron James and Anthony Davis continue to put in big performances for the Lakers, with the latter having 41 points in the victory over the Raptors last time out. This new-found optimism will be put to the test against a Phoenix side that are looking for consistency themselves.

The Suns enjoyed five victories in six games heading into the new year, but consecutive defeats, including a 138-111 loss to the Clippers on Monday, shows that more work needs to be done.

Los Angeles have won the past five meetings against the Suns, and there's star power within the ranks of both teams, but I think that home advantage could be the difference in this contest.

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