More basketball is coming as the NBA continues its opening week with a full slate of games tonight featuring a rivalry brewing between familiar foes and a Texas-sized match-up.[sc:BettingArticlesShortcoder ]
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Top Bet Games to Bet On
Miami Heat vs. Brooklyn Nets (8 PM ET)
The Miami Heat and the Brooklyn Nets are both expected to challenge for their respective divisions and the Eastern Conference crown this season, but both have already fallen to teams traditionally at the bottom. [sc:NBA240banner ]
James and Pierce engaged during a recent preseason game between, and their battle should be hot on Friday as the teams try to bounce back from losses to Philadelphia and Cleveland.
Odds: Miami (-3.5) vs. Brooklyn (+3.5), O/U: 194
In the last few years, Miami has dominated this match-up as they have won 13 straight games vs. the Nets. They are 10-2 ATS in their last 12 meetings.
However, things could be different now that Brooklyn has KG and Pierce with them and they are going to make sure they don’t lose to LeBron and co. Especially in front of their home court audience. The Home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Houston Rockets (8 PM ET)
Dallas was a group that Howard shunned in the offseason before leaving the Los Angeles Lakers as a free agent and joining the Rockets. He matched a career-high with 26 rebounds and scored 17 points as Houston beat Charlotte in their first game of the season.
Dallas opened their season on a good note as Monta Ellis had 32 points and eight assists in a victory over the Atlanta Hawks.
Odds: Dallas (+6.5) vs. Houston (-6.5), O/U: (204.5)
The Mavs are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 against the Southwest Division. Yet, the Home team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.[sc:NBA490banner ]
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