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Thursday Night’s top NBA Basketball Gambling Games

March 31, 2017 NBA Basketball

Brooklyn Nets versus Detroit Pistons basketball gambling preview

Time: 7:35 PM

Venue: The Palace of Auburn Hills

NBA online betting odds:
Nets +6 (-110) 212½ (-110) +200 
Pistons -6 (-110) 212½ (-110) -240

Previous game
Brooklyn: The Nets lost 101-106 to the 76ers on Tuesday, though with both teams out of playoff contention it was one of those duels in which the loser may actually be the winner.

Detroit: The Piston came close to upsetting the Heat but ended up falling 96-97 on Tuesday. 

Key players
Brooklyn: Brooks Lopez bounced back from an uncharacteristic six-point performance against the Wizards with 23 points versus the Hawks and 26 against Philly.
Det: Andre Drummond has been the only saving grace in the Pistons’ current debacle. The big man has averaged 16.5 rebounds in his last seven games.

Recent form

Brooklyn: The Nets have lost 18 of their last 25 games overall and 20 of their last 25 on the road. 

Detroit: The Pistons have lost their last five straight games and eight of their last nine. Detroit couldn’t ask for a better chance to snap the skid than against an already eliminated and last in the Eastern Conference Nets, whom they have defeated five times out of their last six games in Auburn Hills.

Cleveland Cavaliers versus Chicago Bulls basketball gambling preview

Time: 8:00 PM

Venue: United Center

NBA online betting odds:
Cavaliers -5½ (-110) 211½ (-110) -220 
Bulls +5½ (-110) 211½ (-110) +180

Previous game

Cleveland: The Cavs were blown out of the top of the East (which they have since regained by virtue of Boston’s loss to the Bucks last night) 74-73 by the Spurs on Monday.

Chicago: The Bulls defeated the Bucks 109-94 on Sunday and managed to keep hanging by thread to the chance of securing the last playoff spot in the East.

Key players

Cleveland: LeBron James has failed to score at least 20 points two times in the last four games, but the King is always dangerous.

Chicago: Nikola Mirotic has emerged as the lead scorer in a couple of the last few games, relieving some of the burden from Jimmy Butler.

Recent form

Cleveland: The Cavaliers are 2-4 in the past six games and enter tonight on a two-game skid. Chicago may not be the best team to snap out of it.

Chicago: The Bulls have lost nine of their last 13 games but they have won 19 consecutive games when playing in one of the featured nationwide Thursday TNT games, as is the case tonight. Moreover, the Bulls have prevailed in five of their last seven encounters with the Cavs in the United Center.

Los Angeles Lakers versus Minnesota Timberwolves basketball gambling preview

Time: 8:05 PM

Venue: Target Center

NBA online betting odds:
Lakers +10½ (-110) 218½ (-110) +500 
Timberwolves -10½ (-110) 218½ (-110) -700

Previous game

Los Angeles: The next season-minded Lakers dropped 108-119 to the Wizards on Tuesday.

Minnesota: The Wolves scored a hard-fought win on Tuesday, a 115-114 victory over the Pacers, which allows Minnesota to keep hope alive.

Key players

Los Angeles: D’Angelo Russell had back-to-back 20+ point performances in the Lakers’ last two games, both losses.

Minnesota: Karl-Anthony Towns exploded with 37 points and 12 rebounds right when his team needed him to do so the most.

Recent form
LAL: The Lakers have two straight and are 2-11 in March. They do have a winning record in their previous 17 visits to Minnesota (13-4).

Min: The T-Wolves snapped a six-game losing streak and have won four of their last six games hosting the Lakers.

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