NBA Preview and Best Bets (February 19): Will the Jazz Dominate the Clippers Again?
Another frenetic Friday of NBA betting beckons, with nine games on tonight’s schedule. Last night’s action saw all three road teams win, so congratulations are in order for anyone out there who won on a Raptors-Heat-Nets parlay.
So, will someone, anyone beat the Utah Jazz, or even lose to them by single digits? The Los Angeles Clippers get another crack at it tonight after getting blown away in the second half Wednesday night. The Clippers could not keep up without Paul George and Kawhi Leonard, who have been sidelined. But there is a possibility that one or both could return to the floor tonight, with both now upgraded to questionable.
February 19 NBA Betting Schedule
Golden State Warriors vs Orlando Magic, 7:00 pm ET
Denver Nuggets vs Cleveland Cavaliers, 7:00 pm ET
Chicago Bulls vs Philadelphia 76ers, 7:30 pm ET, ESPN
Atlanta Hawks vs Boston Celtics, 7:30 pm ET
Detroit Pistons vs Memphis Grizzlies, 8:00 pm ET
Oklahoma City Thunder vs Milwaukee Bucks, 8:00 pm ET
Phoenix Suns vs New Orleans Pelicans, 8:00 pm ET
Toronto Raptors vs Minnesota Timberwolves, 9:00 pm ET
Utah Jazz vs Los Angeles Clippers, 10:00 pm ET, ESPN
February 19 NBA Betting Game of the Day
Utah Jazz vs Los Angeles Clippers
NBA Betting Matchup: Utah Jazz (24-5, 11-3 away, 22-7-0 ATS, 13-16-0 O/U) vs Los Angeles Clippers (21-9, 10-5 home, 17-13-0 ATS, 19-11-0 O/U)
- Spread: Jazz -4.5 (-110), Clippers +4.5 (-110)
- Total: OVER 225 (-112), UNDER 225 (-108)
- Moneyline: Jazz -194, Clippers +162
February 19 NBA Betting Best of the Rest
Phoenix Suns vs New Orleans Pelicans
NBA Betting Matchup: Phoenix Suns (17-10, 7-5 away, 17-10-0 ATS, 12-15-0 O/U) vs New Orleans Pelicans (12-16, 7-6 home, 12-16-0 ATS, 20-8-0 O/U)
- Spread: Suns -3.5 (-114), Pelicans +3.5 (-106)
- Total: OVER 231 (-110), UNDER 231 (-110)
- Moneyline: Suns -168, Pelicans +142
The Suns lost a 21-point halftime lead and what had been a six-game win streak at the hands of the Nets on Tuesday night. That’s a disappointing outcome, but on the whole, the Suns have been the best of the bunch outside of the Jazz, Lakers, and Clippers in the West. The Pelicans are currently in a rut, having lost four of their last five games. But their games are worth the price of admission. Over their last 15 games, the Pelicans have averaged 121 points per game, and they have given up average of 118.9 points per game.
February 19 NBA Betting Top Trends
Jazz vs Clippers
Key Jazz vs Clippers NBA Betting Trends: Wednesday’s win was the 18th time in Utah’s run of 20 wins in 21 games in which they won by double digits.
Suns vs Pelicans
Key Suns vs Pelicans NBA Betting Trends: The OVER is 20-3-0 in the Pelicans’ last 23 games. The OVER may be under .500 on the season in Suns games, but it is 4-1-0 in their last five games.
Warriors (16-13, 5-7 away, 15-14-0 ATS, 13-16-0 ATS) vs Magic (11-18, 6-8 home, 13-16-0 ATS, 13-15-1 O/U)
Key Warriors vs Magic NBA Betting Trends: The UNDER is 5-1-0 in the Magic’s last six games, and it is 4-2-0 in the Warriors’ last six games.
Nuggets (15-13, 7-7 away, 12-16-0 ATS, 20-8-0 O/U) vs Cavaliers (10-19, 7-7 home, 10-19-0 ATS, 13-15-1 O/U)
Key Nuggets vs Cavaliers NBA Betting Trends: The Cavs are 1-9 SU and 0-10-0 ATS in their last 10. The Nuggets are 0-5 SU and 0-5-0 ATS in their last five road games. The OVER is 5-2-0 in the last seven games for each team respectively.
Bulls (12-15, 7-6 away, 16-11-0 ATS, 15-12-0 O/U) vs 76ers (19-10, 12-2 home, 14-14-1 ATS, 17-12-0 O/U)
Key Bulls vs 76ers NBA Betting Trends: The 76ers are a respectable 9-5-0 at home, but the Bulls are 10-3-0 ATS on the road. The total might be the better option here: the OVER is 7-3-0 in the Bulls’ last 10 road games, and it is 8-2-0 in the Sixers’ last 10 home games.
Hawks (12-16, 6-7 away, 14-14-0 ATS, 12-16-0 O/U) vs Celtics (14-14, 7-5 home, 14-14-0 ATS, 14-14-0 O/U)
Key Hawks vs Celtics NBA Betting Trends: The Hawks won at Boston on Wednesday night, which is a rare result on both sides. The Celtics are 8-4-0 ATS at home, while the Hawks are 2-7 SU and 3-6-0 ATS in their last nine games overall.
Pistons (8-20, 2-12 away, 15-12-1 ATS, 15-13-0 O/U) vs Grizzlies (12-12, 5-8 home, 13-11-0 ATS, 14-10-0 O/U)
Key Pistons vs Grizzlies NBA Betting Trends: The OVER is 10-1-0 in the Grizzlies’ last 11 games. The OVER is 9-5-0 in the Pistons’ road games this season.
Thunder (11-17, 7-8 away, 15-12-1 ATS, 15-13-0 O/U) vs Bucks (16-13, 9-4 home, 13-16-0 ATS, 17-11-1 O/U)
Key Thunder vs Bucks NBA Betting Trends: The Bucks have lost five in a row, including a 114-109 setback in OKC last Sunday. The Thunder are 11-4-0 ATS on the road this season. The OVER is 8-5-0 in Bucks home games, and it is 6-3-0 in the Thunder’s last nine road games.
Raptors (14-15, 8-9 away, 13-16-0 ATS, 17-12-0 O/U) vs Timberwolves (7-22, 4-10 home, 14-14-1 ATS, 14-15-0 O/U)
Key Raptors vs Timberwolves NBA Betting Trends: The T’Wolves are 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 games, and they beat the Raptors 116-112 at home last Sunday. That game is only one of two in Toronto’s last 11 games that has gone UNDER.
February 19 NBA Best Bets
- 1. Suns vs Pelicans OVER (Best Bet): If the Pelicans are on the schedule, this is the best bet of the day until there is a reason for it to not be. The OVER has hit in seven straight, and it is 8-2-0 in 10, 15-2 last 17, and 20-3 last 23.
- 2. Bulls vs 76ers OVER: With how frequent overs have been for the 76ers at home and for the Bulls on the road, this is a very high-percentage play.
- 3. Celtics to cover vs Hawks: Back the Celtics to bounce back in this spot tonight.
- 4. Nuggets to cover vs Cavaliers: The Nuggets won 133-95 when these two teams met in Denver last week. The Cavs have been a dog by eight or more 11 times this season and are 2-9-0 in those games.
- 5. Raptors vs Timberwolves OVER: The OVER just barely missed when these two last met.
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