NBA Games for 2/11/2022 Betting Odds and Advice

The NBA presents fans with a modest seven-game slate to start the weekend. While none of these games showcase the most entertaining battles, there is always a chance to make some decent money and start the next week in the green.

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Charlotte Hornets vs Detroit Pistons

One team is battling for playoff contention and one is team well playing, so there’s that angle if someone believes in narratives. But, Charlotte has scuffled lately, which may mean the game is close, or the Hornets come out and seize the opportunity.

In terms of pace, these teams are some of the highest, which is good for points and a high total.

Bet the over and take the point spread in this one.

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Indiana Pacers

This should be interesting to watch due to the Caris LeVert trade. From a betting standpoint this should not be a close game. Cleveland is a top-tier team this year while Indiana is rebuilding.

Two factors that make this a low scoring game:  slow pace of play and low defensive efficiency rating.

Slow pace, less opportunities to score. Also, Cleveland has one of the best defense efficiency ratings, which means about how many points a team gives up. Indiana is not the best offensive team either.

Whatever the O/U may be go on the under, and in terms of points bet for Indiana not to cover the spread.

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Philadelphia 76ers

Any game OKC is in has a chance for a blowout and this is no different.

With that said, it is always uncertain if the point total gets there, and if the spread is covered. The 76ers could easily be up big in the middle of the third quarter and pull all their starters, who will never see the floor again.

Then it rests on the reserves and back-up players to get to the point total and spread, which is always riskier.

For these reasons, the under is more appealing and going against the spread is too.

San Antonio Spurs vs Atlanta Hawks

Another game of a playoff hopeful team versus a lowly seeded team. The Hawks may decimate the Spurs.

Atlanta recently buried the Paces, and while San Antonio is a better team, this may mean Atlanta pushes them out of the gym as well.

However, never underestimate newly christened All-Star Dejounte Murray.

Two teams that are similar in defense efficiency and pace, so this game should be competitive despite the aforementioned blowout of Indiana.

This game is an enigma as both sides of the O/U and covering the points or not make sense, for this gut call is the best call.

Gut says over on points but Spurs do not cover, but make the gut call.

Denver Nuggets vs Boston Celtics

From a real-life perspective this should be entertaining as Jokic and Tatum battle for boards.  Two teams similar in standings as well, so this should be close.

It seems like everything for Denver hinges on Nikola Jokic and he’s done nothing short of deliver. The fascinating part is Boston struggles with interior defense and against big men, so if a light goes off in one’s head that this is a game for Jokic, then their head is in the right place.

For Boston, the J combo, Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum, will keep the Celtics in this.

Take the over on points and the underdog to cover the spread because this will be a dogfight until the end.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Chicago Bulls

Both playoff hopeful teams as this one features a Minnesota team high in pace, but one of the better defense efficiency ratings. For Chicago, a slower pace and less than ideal defense efficiency.

For those concerned the DE scores are similar, so these teams should be close.

Plagued by injuries this season, keep an eye on the Bulls players as Zack LaVine, Coby White, and Ayo Dosunmu all missed some contests in February. Especially if LaVine is out, it could sway the point favorite and O/U.

If all are healthy, expect this to be close, take Chicago as favorites and bet the over on points. If not, then bet on the under and for the spread to not be covered.

Orlando Magic vs Utah Jazz

The Jazz should blow this game out of the water. With Donovan Mitchell back, and playing well since returning, no one on Orlando can stop the Jazz.

It’ll be surprising if Orlando can keep this close. While Utah is not the clamp defense they were in years prior, they still own one of the better defense efficiency ratings.

Pace should not be a huge factor because both of them play at a modest rate.

O/U on points take the under and do not expect the Magic to keep this close, Utah at home is a scary team to face.

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