There are fixtures everywhere across the Western and Eastern Conferences as our team nails down the games you have to watch.
All the best bets from the most anticipated games coming to you on Thursday morning and afternoon.
philadelphia @ orlando
january 6th 11:00am
In the midst of a five-game losing streak at home, the Orlando Magic faces the monumental task of trying to arrest that form against the Philadelphia 76ers.
The 76ers hit this game in supreme form having blown up the Rockets by 20 points to extend their winning run to four consecutive games.
Embiid – the barometer for the 76ers – also finds himself in great form after nailing a triple-double in the win over Houston.
Not only the Magic, but any team for that matter, is going to have a struggle trying to mitigate Embiid.
The Magic’s centre stocks are not exactly a strength of their franchise this season nor is their 7-31 win-loss record.
Suggested Bet: Philadelphia 76ers -7.5 at $1.87
golden state @ dallas
january 6th 11:30am
Stephen Curry and his Golden State Warriors hit the road down South for a clash against the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday morning.
The Warriors, from a head to head record, have been the best team in the NBA this season and continue to put their hand as a genuine championship contender.
Dallas, meanwhile, sits sixth in the West as it keeps its head above the 0.500 mark with a 19-18 record.
Both teams enter this game with winning form after the Warriors held off a depleted Miami Heat, while the Mavericks accounted for the Denver Nuggets.
This game marks the first of four in the season series between the Warriors and Mavericks, so it will be a great guide to see where they are at heading into the second half of the campaign.
The Warriors record on the road reads a very strong 12-4 and there is no reason to hop off them now bar any late changes to their roster.
Curry and his troops just pack too much firepower for Luka Doncic to handle.
Suggested Bet: Golden State Warriors -4.5 at $1.91
oklahoma @ Minnesota
January 6th 12:00pm
Fresh off becoming the youngest player in NBA history to register a triple-double, Josh Giddey and the Oklahoma City Thunder head over to Minnesota when they face the Timberwolves.
The Thunder fell short against the Mavericks in their most recent fixture despite the heroics of Giddey, but now the attention is pour on their Northwest rivals.
The Timberwolves have a losing overall record this season (17-19) thanks to a three-game slide which was arrested with a big 122-104 win over the Clippers on Tuesday.
It is the type of form that this young Thunder line up will be eager to tackle, but might just not have enough in the tank to go with the more experienced Timberwolves roster.
Karl-Anthony Towns has been prolific for Minnesota averaging 24.5 points and 9.1 rebounds per game, so his ability to hit the scoreboard and the boards will be crucial in the result.
Suggested Bet: Minnesota Timberwolves -7.5 at $1.91
utah @ denver
January 6th 2:00pm
Donovan Mitchell and the Utah Jazz (27-10) are 6-point favourites against Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets (18-17).
The Jazz will be looking to take another step towards the top of the Western Conference after a 115-104 result against New Orleans on Tuesday, while the Nuggets dropped their game against Dallas.
Utah has clearly been the better of the two teams this season and it showed the first time they met each other.
The Jazz romped away for a 122-110 as Ruby Gobert dominated the Jokic-less Nuggets.
With Jokic back in the fray now and arguably in the MVP form yet again, there is every chance Denver can trouble the Jazz here.
They will finally have a match up for Gobert, but the problem is around the rest of the court.
The Jazz have Mitchell and Mike Conley ready to all sorts of damage.
Nuggets to cover the spread, but the Jazz should still get the “W.”
Suggested Bet: Denver +7.5 at $1.89