NBA action is some of the best around and watching these games night after night just screams for us to bet some money and become part of all the excitement. Right here I have a couple interesting plays for tonight that could help us start to bring in the new year on a positive note.
First I want to talk about how incredible what Russel Westbrook is doing this season so far averaging a triple double all the way to Christmas. His numbers are without a doubt some of the best the NBA has seen since Oscar Robertson and Magic Johnson. The offense has not been the problem though with the Thunder averaging 107 points a game, the problem comes defensively on the road where they allow 108.4 points.
The Thunder will be in Miami Tuesday night to face the Heat who have had a nice relaxing Christmas and not played since Friday night, losing in New Orleans 91-87. I am going against a trend here that the last 5 games between these teams have gone under the total points but seeing what the Thunder do on the road and the Heat allow 102 points a game on their home court I see this game surpassing the total of 204.5 points given by 888sport.com.
Game two is all about back to back nights in the NBA. This is a key factor when betting on games. Too many people overlook the importance of betting on such a heavy schedule and tonight we have perfect scenario. The Houston Rockets host in state rival Dallas Mavericks after both team played last night. The Rockets ran away with their game against Phoenix in Houston and were able to divide minutes to their players thanks to being up by 26 points at halftime. The Mavericks are a complete opposite story here after traveling to New Orleans and losing a hard fought battle 111-104.
If that wasn´t enough for you let me show you the most important trend of all in this matchup. Here we have two teams on opposite ends of the spectrum. The Rockets are an outstanding 6-0 when they play on back to back nights while the Mavs have dropped all five games this season when playing for a second straight evening and only covering the spread once. This trend should continue tonight as the Rockets are favored by 6.5 points and pay 1.93, and we can also find them paying 2.48 in 888sport.com to beat the Mavericks by more than 9.5. Look for an easy victory tonight for the Rockets.