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Thursday's NBA Betting Tip Sheet

Bucks at Pistons – 7:05 PM EST

MIL: 46-8 SU, 31-23 ATS, 27-26-1 O/U
DET: 19-38 SU, 21-35-1 ATS, 34-23 O/U

Last 10 games:

MIL: 8-2 SU, 6-4 ATS, 5-5 O/U
DET: 2-8 SU, 4-6 ATS, 5-5 O/U


The Bucks have captured 10 consecutive meetings with the Pistons, which included an easy four-game sweep in the opening round of the 2019 playoffs. Milwaukee has cruised past Detroit in two matchups this season, including a 127-103 blowout of the Pistons at Little Caesars Arena as 8 ½-point favorites in early December.

Betcha Didn’t Know:

-- Since the start of last season, the Bucks are 27-1 in the regular season in the last 28 games off a loss. In this stretch, Milwaukee has covered 22 times.

-- The Pistons are 3-34-1 ATS this season in a loss, but two of the three covers came in the past four games.

NBA Thursday's Betting Tips for Atlanta Hawks vs. Miami Heat

Heat at Hawks – 7:05 PM EST

MIA: 35-19 SU, 29-23-2 ATS, 31-22-1 O/U
ATL: 15-41 SU, 25-30-1 ATS, 33-23 O/U

Last 10 games:

MIA: 4-6 SU, 4-6 ATS, 4-6 O/U
ATL: 4-6 SU, 4-5-1 ATS, 7-3 O/U


The Heat have won and covered each of the first three meetings with the Hawks, including a 135-121 overtime triumph as eight-point favorites on December 10. In the other two victories, Miami has limited Atlanta to 97 points each, while the ‘under’ cashed in each of those games.

Betcha Didn’t Know:

-- Miami has lost seven of its past 10 road games, including losses to Portland, Sacramento, San Antonio, Brooklyn, and New York, all who own losing records.

-- The Hawks have covered six of their last nine home contests in the underdog role, while beating the Clippers, 76ers, and Pacers outright.

Hornets at Bulls – 8:05 PM EST

CHA: 18-36 SU, 26-28 ATS, 27-27 O/U
CHI: 19-36 SU, 24-30-1 ATS, 30-25 O/U

Last 10 games:

CHA: 3-7 SU, 4-6 ATS, 4-6 O/U
CHI: 3-7 SU, 3-7 ATS, 9-1 O/U


The Hornets have taken two of the three meetings this season, while the two teams have split a pair of games decided by one point each. Charlotte has covered in all three games in the underdog role, including the most recent matchup at United Center in mid-December by beating Chicago, 83-73 as seven-point ‘dogs.

Betcha Didn’t Know:

-- Charlotte owns an incredible 11-3 ATS record against Central division foes this season. The Hornets are 9-0 ATS against Chicago, Detroit, and Cleveland.

-- The Bulls closed the first half by cashing eight consecutive ‘overs,’ including each of the last six with a total of less than 220.

Nets at 76ers – 8:05 PM EST

BKN: 25-28 SU, 26-27 ATS, 25-27-1 O/U
PHI: 34-21 SU, 22-29-4 O/U, 26-28-1 O/U

Last 10 games:

BKN: 7-3 SU, 8-2 ATS, 4-6 O/U
PHI: 5-5 SU, 3-7 ATS, 5-5 O/U


The 76ers have grabbed six of the last seven matchups with the Nets, including two of three this season. After Brooklyn knocked off Philadelphia by 20 points at home in December, the Sixers took a pair of meetings in a six-day span in January.

Betcha Didn’t Know:

-- The Nets ended the first half off consecutive wins over the Pacers and Raptors, but Brooklyn is 0-5 SU and 1-4 ATS in its last five games off back-to-back victories.

-- Philadelphia has compiled a 5-0 SU and 4-1 ATS mark at home against division foes this season. The lone ATS defeat came as a 12 ½-point favorite in a five-point win over the Knicks.

Grizzlies at Kings – 10:05 PM EST

MEM: 28-26 SU, 30-23-1 ATS, 27-27 O/U
SAC: 21-33 SU, 26-27-1 ATS, 29-25 O/U

Last 10 games:

MEM: 8-2 SU, 8-2 ATS, 5-5 O/U
SAC: 6-4 SU, 6-4 ATS, 7-3 O/U


The home team has captured each of the first two matchups this season by a combined nine points. Memphis held off Sacramento at FedEx Forum on December 21 as two-point underdogs, 119-115, while the Kings edged the Grizzlies at Golden 1 Center, 128-123 less than two weeks later.

Betcha Didn’t Know:

-- Since losing at Sacramento on January 2, the Grizzlies have posted an incredible 15-4 SU and 14-5 ATS mark the last 19 games. Memphis is 6-3 SU/ATS on the road in this stretch, which includes a 4-1 SU/ATS ledger against teams with losing records.

-- The Kings lost 10 of 12 home games from December 13 through February 1, but Sacramento has won each of its past three contests at Golden 1 Center. However, this is the first time the Kings will be listed as a home favorite since losing to Orlando on January 13.

Rockets at Warriors – 10:35 PM EST

HOU: 34-20 SU, 26-28 ATS, 23-31 O/U
GS: 12-43 SU, 27-28 ATS, 25-30 O/U

Last 10 games:

HOU: 6-4 SU, 5-5 ATS, 4-6 O/U
GS: 2-8 SU, 5-5 ATS, 6-4 O/U


Both matchups have been won by the home team and each by double-digits. The Rockets knocked off the Warriors as hefty 16-point favorites in early November, 129-112, but Golden State returned the favor on Christmas Day at home in a 116-104 stunner as 11 ½-point underdogs.

Betcha Didn’t Know:

-- Since Christmas, the Rockets are 1-6 ATS in the role of a road favorite, while winning only two of those games straight-up.

-- The Warriors are 1-9 in their last 10 games at Chase Center with six of those defeats coming by double-digits.

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