NBA Preview and Best Bets (February 24): Can the Cavs Make It Two Straight?

Eddie Griffin

Wednesdays are always a great NBA betting day, and that is once again the case. There are nine games on today’s NBA schedule, with the best being saved for last as the Los Angeles Lakers visit the Utah Jazz.

Elsewhere, it will be interesting to see if the Cleveland Cavaliers can win a second straight game after finally seeing their long, ugly losing streak come to a glorious end last night.

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February 24 NBA Betting Schedule

Golden State Warriors vs Indiana Pacers, 7:30 pm ET, ESPN

Boston Celtics vs Atlanta Hawks, 7:30 pm ET

Houston Rockets vs Cleveland Cavaliers, 7:30 pm ET

Toronto Raptors vs Miami Heat, 8:00 pm ET

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Chicago Bulls, 8:00 pm ET

Detroit Pistons vs New Orleans Pelicans, 8:00 pm ET

San Antonio Spurs vs Oklahoma City Thunder, 8:00 pm ET

Charlotte Hornets vs Phoenix Suns, 9:00 pm ET

Los Angeles Lakers vs Utah Jazz, 10:00 pm ET, ESPN

February 24 NBA Betting Game of the Day

Los Angeles Lakers vs Utah Jazz

  • Spread: Lakers +8.5 (-110), Jazz -8.5 (-110)
  • Total: OVER 218.5 (-110), UNDER 218.5 (-110)
  • Moneyline: Lakers +295, Jazz -370

February 24 NBA Betting Odds and Trends

Lakers vs Jazz

NBA Betting Matchup: Los Angeles Lakers (22-10, 13-3 away, 14-18-0 ATS, 12-20-0 O/U) vs Utah Jazz (25-6, 14-2 home, 23-8-0 ATS, 14-16-1 O/U)

Key Lakers vs Jazz NBA Betting Trends: For the key betting trends for this matchup, check out our Lakers vs Jazz betting preview.

Warriors vs Pacers

NBA Betting Matchup: Golden State Warriors (17-15, 6-9 away, 16-16-0 ATS, 14-18-0 O/U) vs Indiana Pacers (15-14, 7-9 home, 14-15-0 ATS, 16-12-1 O/U)

  • Spread: Warriors +2 (-110), Pacers -2 (-110)
  • Total: OVER 231 (-110), UNDER 231 (-110)
  • Moneyline: Warriors +110, Pacers -130

Key Warriors vs Pacers NBA Betting Trends: The OVER is 9-7-0 in Indiana’s home games and 7-5-0 in their games against Western Conference teams. The Pacers are 6-6-0 ATS against the Western Conference, while

The Warriors are 6-9-0 ATS on the road, and they are 6-10-0 ATS against the Eastern Conference.

Celtics vs Hawks

NBA Betting Matchup: Boston Celtics (15-16, 7-11 away, 15-16-0 ATS, 16-15-0 O/U) vs Atlanta Hawks (13-18, 7-9 home, 15-16-0 ATS, 14-17-0 O/U)

  • Spread: Celtics -1.5 (-112), Hawks +1.5 (-108)
  • Total: OVER 223 (-110), UNDER 223 (-110)
  • Moneyline: Celtics -118, Hawks +100

Key Celtics vs Hawks NBA Betting Trends: The OVER is 8-1-0 in the Hawks’ last nine games. That includes two games against the Celtics, both of which went over. The Hawks are 4-8-0 ATS in their last 12 games.

The Celtics are 3-7 SU and 3-7-0 ATS in their last 10 games. In their last five road games, Boston is 0-5 SU and ATS.

Rockets vs Cavaliers

NBA Betting Matchup: Houston Rockets (11-18, 6-11 away, 11-18-0 ATS, 11-17-1 O/U) vs Cleveland Cavaliers (11-21, 8-9 home, 11-21-0 ATS, 13-18-1 O/U)

  • Spread: Rockets -4.5 (-106), Cavaliers +4.5 (-114)
  • Total: OVER 220 (-110), UNDER 220 (-110)
  • Moneyline: Rockets -188, Cavaliers +158

Key Rockets vs Cavaliers NBA Betting Trends: The Cavaliers finally broke their 13-game ATS losing streak last night with a 112-111 win over the Hawks. It also broke a 10-game losing streak, in which they had lost nine games by double digits.

The Rockets now own the league’s longest current losing streak, as they have lost eight in a row. In that stretch, they are 1-7-0 ATS. The Rockets are 5-5 SU and 3-7-0 ATS this season as a favorite.

Raptors vs Heat

NBA Betting Matchup: Toronto Raptors (16-16, 9-9 away, 15-17-0 ATS, 17-15-0 O/U) vs Miami Heat (14-17, 7-7 home, 12-18-1 ATS, 14-17-0 O/U)

  • Spread: Raptors +2 (-112), Heat -2 (-108)
  • Total: OVER 214 (-110), UNDER 214 (-110)
  • Moneyline: Raptors +112, Heat -132

Key Raptors vs Heat NBA Betting Trends: The Heat are 7-3 SU and 6-4-0 ATS in their last 10 games. The Heat are 4-9-1 ATS at home this season.

The Raptors are 7-2 SU and ATS in their last nine road games. The OVER is 12-6-0 in Raptors road games this season.

Timberwolves vs Bulls

NBA Betting Matchup: Minnesota Timberwolves (7-25, 3-14 away, 14-17-1 ATS, 15-17-0 O/U) vs Chicago Bulls (14-16, 6-9 home, 18-12-0 ATS, 16-14-0 O/U)

  • Spread: Timberwolves +4.5 (-106), Bulls -4.5 (-114)
  • Total: OVER 228.5 (-108), UNDER 228.5 (-112)
  • Moneyline: Timberwolves +172, Bulls -205

Key Timberwolves vs Bulls NBA Betting Trends: The Bulls are 4-1 SU and ATS in their last five games. The OVER is 11-4-0 in the Bulls’ games this season against Western Conference teams.

The UNDER is 10-4-0 in the T’Wolves’ games against Eastern Conference opposition this season.

Pistons vs Pelicans

NBA Betting Matchup: Detroit Pistons (9-22, 3-14 away, 16-14-1 ATS, 15-16-0 O/U) vs New Orleans Pelicans (13-17, 8-7 home, 13-17-0 ATS, 22-8-0 O/U)

  • Spread: Pistons +11 (-110), Pelicans -11 (-110)
  • Total: OVER 221.5 (-110), UNDER 221.5 (-110)
  • Moneyline: Pistons +460, Pelicans -620

Key Pistons vs Pelicans NBA Betting Trends: The only relevant trend to mention for this one is that the OVER is 22-3-0 in the Pelicans’ last 25 games. More recently, the OVER has hit in the Pelicans’ last nine games.

Spurs vs Thunder

NBA Betting Matchup: San Antonio Spurs (16-11, 9-3 away, 16-11-0 ATS, 12-15-0 O/U) vs Oklahoma City Thunder (12-19, 4-10 home, 16-14-1 ATS, 15-16-0 O/U)

  • Spread: Spurs -0.5 (-112), Thunder +0.5 (-108)
  • Total: OVER 217 (-110), UNDER 217 (-110)
  • Moneyline: Spurs -110, Thunder -106

Key Spurs vs Thunder NBA Betting Trends: The Thunder are 1-4 SU and ATS in their last five games. The Thunder are 4-9-1 ATS at home this season.

The Spurs are playing their first game since February 14 due to COVID. San Antonio is 9-3 SU and ATS on the road this season, and they are 5-1 SU and 4-2-0 ATS in their last six games overall.

Hornets vs Suns

NBA Betting Matchup: Charlotte Hornets (14-16, 5-8 away, 16-13-1 ATS, 15-14-1 O/U) vs Phoenix Suns (20-10, 11-5 home, 20-10-0 ATS, 15-15-0 O/U)

  • Spread: Hornets +9 (-110), Suns -9 (-110)
  • Total: OVER 225 (-112), UNDER 225 (-108)
  • Moneyline: Hornets +310, Suns -390

Key Hornets vs Suns NBA Betting Trends: The Suns are 12-2 SU and 12-2 ATS in their last 14 games. The OVER has hit in seven of the Suns’ last eight games.

The Hornets are 7-4-1 ATS in their last 12 games. In that 12-game stretch, eight games have gone OVER.

February 24 Super Six NBA Best Bets

  • 1. Lakers to cover vs Jazz (Best Bet): As noted in our Lakers vs Jazz preview, this is the kind of spot to not bet against LeBron James and the Lakers.
  • 2. Pistons vs Pelicans OVER: Keep rolling with it until it loses.
  • 3. Suns vs Hornets OVER: The Suns are rolling offensively, and the Hornets have been held to under 110 points only once in 10 February games.
  • 4. Timberwolves vs Bulls OVER:
  • 5. Cavaliers to cover vs Rockets: With one under their belt, the Cavs should be confident tonight to notch a second straight against a Rockets team that can’t buy a win right now.
  • 6. Hawks to cover and win vs Celtics: The Celtics are struggling mightily, and tonight is not a favorable matchup even though the Hawks have not been all that great either. Trae Young will surely be playing with a point to prove after not being named an All-Star.

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