NBA Thursday Three Team Teaser
By: Joe Berra
With the NHL starting their annual five day All-Star break, and trying out a whole new format for the weekend festivities, we have a pretty slow night of sporting action tonight. We have quite a few games on the NCAAM’s schedule, but we’re going to focus on the NBA for our Thursday Three Team Special Teaser. Before I get started, I’m going to remind you to go to Ask the Bookie’s official Facebook page so you can like and share it to get all their great information out to those who need it.
I’m going to start my special teaser in Indianapolis where the Indiana Pacers (23-22, 23-22 ATS, 20-25 O/U) will host the Atlanta Hawks (27-20, 23-23-1 ATS, 23-24 O/U). America’s Bookie currently has the Pacers a 3-point home favorite with the number at 202.
Both the Pacers and Hawks last played against the Los Angeles Clippers, resulting in 2-point losses. Indiana has hit a rough patch losing seven of their last 9 with the Hawks losers of five of their last 9. Atlanta did have a 3-game winning streak within those last nine, getting wins against Brooklyn, Orlando and Portland.
The Pacers are 13-7 on their home court with the Hawks 12-12 away from Philips Arena. The Hawks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing back-to-back days with the Pacers going 10-3 ATS in their last 13 versus the Southeast Division.
Next game I’ll look at will match the Denver Nuggets (17-29, 23-12-2 ATS, 25-21 O/U) against the Washington Wizards (20-23, 22-21 ATS, 22-19-2 O/U) at Verizon Center in Washington where the home team is only 10-14. The Nuggets haven’t fared any better on the road as they’re 6-games under .500 at 8-14.
The Wizards just haven’t been able to get it going after a 4-day layoff when their game against the Jazz was postponed due to the winter storm. They have lost their two games since to the Celtics and Raptors scoring 91 and 89 points respectively after averaging over 102/game. It doesn’t look to get any easier with second leading scorer Bradley Beal in jeopardy of missing tonight’s game with a broken nose and must be cleared through the concussion protocol.
The Nuggets have struggled on defense having allowed the 8th most points per game (104) but have been trying to make up for it scoring over 100 points in their last six. Basketball odds makers are giving the Nuggets 7-point as the road dog for this contest, and with the extra points we’re teasing, I love this one.
Our third and last game of today’s teaser has the Milwaukee Bucks (20-27, 24-22-1 ATS, 26-12 O/U) against the Memphis Grizzlies (26-20, 21-24-1 ATS, 24-21-1 O/U) at the FedEx Forum in good ol’ Memphis, Tennessee. Perhaps the most telling stat heading into this one is the Bucks dismal 7-20 road record and the Grizzlies 17-7 home record.
You’ll find the Grizzlies a 5-point home favorite and the total at 195 at the best offshore sportsbook, America’s Bookie. Perhaps the biggest reason for the 5-point spread is Memphis’ play on defense, holding their opponents to an NBA 6th best 99 points/game. They are one of only eight teams holding their opponents below the century mark.
Milwaukee aren’t having much fun on either end of the court, allowing 103 points per game (20th) and scoring only 98.3/game (24th). With the points we’re going to tease, we got this one in the bag.
Our NBA Thursday Three Team Teaser will look like this; Denver Nuggets +14 (B+7), Indiana Pacers +4 (B+7) and Memphis Grizzlies +2 (B+7). Call up the boys down at America’s Bookie or go online and get this one in with confidence.
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