What better way to kick off the weekend with a pair of blockbuster games that’s bound to satisfy your basketball and betting cravings.
Our first game features Anthony Davis and the rest of the New Orleans Pelicans (23-34) playing host to the Andrew Wiggins-led Minnesota Timberwolves (18-40). Later on, the action moves to Chesapeake Energy Arena, wherein the Golden State Warriors (52-5) and Oklahoma City Thunder (41-17) square off for the second time this season.
[sc:NBA250 ]Let’s now take a brief look at these two sizzling matchups. And if you’re craving for some college basketball action as well, click here for our preview of the Louisville Cardinals vs. Miami (FL) Hurricanes or Villanova Wildcats vs. Marquette Golden Eagles.[sc:NBAArticles ]
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. New Orleans Pelicans (7:00 PM ET)
Line: Minnesota Timberwolves vs. New Orleans Pelicans– view all NBA lines
[sc:NBA250 ]This will be the third time that these two teams will lock horns this season. The Timberwolves lost the first two meetings and are hungry for revenge. They’ll hope that the pair of Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns can lead them to their first win in the series. Both have been playing sensational basketball lately, averaging 22.6 PPG and 22.8 PPG, in their previous five contests. Minnesota went just 2-3 SU and 3-2 ATS in that stretch, however.
As for the Pelicans, they enter this game having won three of their last four games. The latest one was against the Thunder on Thursday night, during which Anthony Davis had a team-high of 30 points to go along with six boards and four blocks. He’ll look to continue leading the charge for his team opposite a Minnesota defense that’s allowing 104.6 PPG this season. New Orleans is 7-3 SU and 5-5 ATS in its past 10 home games.
Pelicans win, 112-107.
Golden State Warriors vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (8:30 PM ET)
Line: Golden State Warriors (-3) vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (+3); total: 234.0– view all NBA lines
The Warriors are just too good. They head into this battle as winners of their previous four contests (2-2 ATS). In that stretch, the Splash Brothers—Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson—have been shooting the lights out, averaging 36.6 PPG and 24.8 PPG, respectively, in the last five games. Both should be able to find the mark once again when they oppose a Thunder defense that’s allowing more than a hundred points per game this season.
Speaking of the Thunder, their defense may be something to worry about in this match, but it’s the total opposite when talking about their offense. They are currently the second-highest scoring team in the league and the pair of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook is a testament to this. The two All-Stars are putting up 52.0 points combined, which makes them the best scoring duo in the NBA right now.
If Durant and Westbrook get it going, the Thunder, who are 8-2 SU and 6-3-1 ATS in their last 10 home games, might just be able to hand Golden State its sixth loss of the season.
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Oklahoma City (+3) wins it, 113-110.
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