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NBA Tips & Previews, Friday 14th January

The best NBA bets from BetDeluxe for the Friday preview of basketball action in the USA.

All the best bets for Friday NBA action from BetDeluxe. 

It all starts with a huge contest between the Bucks and Warriors.

golden state @ milwaukee

january 14th 11:30am

The Milwaukee Bucks (26 – 17) play host to the Golden State Warriors (30 – 10) at Fiserv Forum on Friday morning. 

The Bucks open this match as the favourites at home to Golden State which is intriguing given double-loss against Charlotte.

So far this season, the Bucks having a losing record of 19-23-1 against the spread (ATS) and 7-13-0 ATS when playing at home. 

That will give the Stephen Curry and his Warriors the confidence they can topple the Bucks. 

Suggested Bet: Golden State Warriors +2.5 at $1.91

minnesota @ memphis

january 14th 12:00pm

There is no more exciting player in the league than Ja Morant at the moment as he and his Memphis Grizzlies get set to host the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Morant’s 29-point display against Golden State helped guide the Grizzlies to a 116-108 win and, in doing so, extended their winning run to 10 games as they chase down top spot in the Western Conference. 

The Timberwolves, meanwhile, had their own winning streak brought to a halt when fluffing their lines against New Orleans. 

Minnesota had racked up four-consecutive wins with some massive offensive performances, but would fall short 128-125 against the Pelicans. 

That type of form is clearly not going to be good enough against a Grizzlies team that is playing irresistible basketball at the moment. 

Suggested Bet: Memphis Grizzlies -3.5 at $1.90

la clippers @ new orleans

January 14th 12:00pm

The Los Angeles Clippers travel to the Smoothie King Center for a road matchup with the New Orleans Pelicans.

The Clippers (21-21) got back to the .500 mark with an 87-85 victory over the Denver Nuggets in their most recent fixture, while the Pelicans (15-26) won in dramatic fashion 128-125 against the Timberwolves. 

The visitors open up as the +2.5 underdogs in this game, but it is probably an undeserved tag given how well they have played without Paul George and Kawhi Leonard. 

They have shown great grit and determination having turned in some strong defensive performances, which have been needed given their lack of offensive options. 

The Pelicans needed a miracle performance from Brandon Ingram down the stretch to beat Minnesota in a pulsating contest, but Reggie Jackson and a brave Clippers backcourt will give him issues all night. 

Suggested Bet: LA Clippers +2.5 at $1.91

portland @ denver

january 14th 2:00pm

Northwest divisional foes go at it when the Portland Trail Blazers open up their six-game road trip with a clash against Denver.

The Portland Trail Blazers concluded their five-game homestand with a couple of wins over Sacramento and Brooklyn. 

Denver, on the other hand, was on the brink of getting its third consecutive win, but imploded and managed to drop a massive lead at Staples Center and fall short to the Clippers. 

Nuggets coach Michael Malone would have been left scratching his head after the horrible fadeout against the Clippers. 

They were absolutely woeful from beyond the arc with four successful three-point shots from 33 attempts. 

The Nuggets are probably lucky they get Portland as the opponent after such a performance and should be able to make amends after a tough loss. 

Portland’s record on the road this season has been horrendous. 

A 3-12 tally against the spread is not exactly enamouring, so we will side with Denver. 

Suggested Bet: Denver Nuggets -7.5 at $1.91

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