NBA Tips – 7th February

Strap in Wolfpack as we have a huge double header coming up! Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid host the red hot Wizards followed by the Thunder’s trip to Oracle Arena!

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1. Cleveland @ Orlando (11:05am)
How are the Cavs still favourites to win the EAST!!! It is absolutely ludicrous according to The Wolf. The bookies and the public continue to get hung up on the fact that they have LeBron but the numbers don’t lie. They are 28th in defensive efficiency, 27th in opponents floor percentage, 26th in points allowed and 29th in opponent 3-pointers made per game. You cannot change that overnight and their inept defence is the reason why they are 3-13 ATS in their last 16 road games. They are also 2-9 ATS in their last 11 against East teams and a horrific 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games when on 2 days rest. The Magic are backing up after a huge upset win in Miami and The Wolf is expecting another complete team effort. Get right around Orlando.
Tip: Orlando +7 ($1.92)

2. Washington @ Philadelphia (12:05pm)
The Wizards extended their win streak to 5 and they are now a perfect 5-0 since John Wall got injured. Their ball movement has been a real feature and they had 8 players with multiple assists in the win over Indiana yesterday. They are an impressive 11-4 straight up and 10-5 ATS in their last 15 when on the second of a back to back. Philly are getting a lot of respect for a team that has lost 4 of it’s last 5. We have seen their scoring drop to 102ppg in that stretch, well below their season average. They remain the worse side in terms of putting their opponents on the line with their opponents averaging almost 27 free throw attempts per game. With the Wiz shooting close to 80% from the stripe we will be taking them with the start.
Tip: Washington +6 ($1.92)

3. Oklahoma City @ Golden State (2:35pm)
Just when the Thunder looked like being a contender they have crashed to 4 straight losses. The most concerning part has to be the fact that they have gone down in back to back matches at home to the Pelicans and Lakers. Now they must try and flick the switch against the defending champs – a side that will be less than satisfied with their recent results. The Warriors themselves have lost 2 of their last 3 and are far from playing at their best. They are 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 at home and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 when on 2 days rest. The double digit start looks big and The Wolf will be taking yet another outsider with the start!
Tip: Oklahoma City +10 ($1.92)

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