All roads lead to a mammoth BetDeluxe NBA preview on Thursday.
We go through all the best bets and tips for a cracking set of fixtures across the Western and Eastern Conferences.
milwaukee @ cleveland
january 27th 11:00am
Milwaukee is on the road when it gets set to face a Cleveland Cavaliers squad with a two-game winning streak in the bank.
Winning momentum is what the Bucks also bring into this contest having held off Sacramento in a high-scoring affair.
The Cavaliers have already tallied up a massive win against the Bucks this season, but they had the perfect set up to do so given the amount of outs to key players last year’s champions had.
They will not be afforded the same luxury this time around with Giannis all but certain to return from injury.
Suggested Bet: Milwaukee Bucks -4.5 at $1.91
charlotte @ indiana
january 27th 11:00am
Charlotte plays the second of its back-to-back road trip when it faces the Indiana Pacers on Thursday morning.
After being dropped by Toronto on Wednesday, the Hornets have no time to squander on the loss and must quickly rectify their defensive issues.
The Pacers, however, do not exactly represent one of the tougher challenges in the NBA despite causing an upset win over the Warriors last week.
Charlotte surely has enough within their squad to get the job done before they return home.
If the Hornets can tighten up defensively, which we predict they will, they should be able to cover the spread on the road.
Suggested Bet: Charlotte Hornets -1.5 at $1.90
denver @ brooklyn
january 27th 12:00pm
There is no time to sit and dwell for Brooklyn when it welcomes the Denver Nuggets to the Barclays Center for a Western versus Eastern battle.
The Nets have been slammed with injury and health and safety protocols over the last few weeks leaving coach Steve Nash in a predicament on a daily basis.
Denver, meanwhile, held off a spirited Detroit to record its 25th win of the season.
There is a real opportunity for the Nuggets to inflict more misery upon the Nets this week with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving set to miss again.
Goodness knows the tactics Nash tries to implement in order to stop reigning NBA MVP Nikola Jokic from brutalising the Nets almost non-existent defence.
Suggested Bet: Denver Nuggets -1.5 at $1.93
phoenix @ utah
january 27th 2:00pm
Utah and Phoenix exchange pleasantries for the second time in as many fixtures when the two go head to head at Vivint Smart Home Arena.
It was the Suns who got the upper hand of the Jazz on Tuesday with a 115-109 win thanks to star duo Devin Booker and Chris Paul.
The Suns also found an extra gear in the form of Bismack Biyombo who added 16 points and 13 rebounds in the win.
Utah will now get the home-court advantage for this contest, but it is first time this season they go into a game in front of their home fans as the underdogs.
The Jazz have been rocked by a growing injury list that include Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert, Joe Ingles.
But the return of Mike Conley is going to add some much needed creativity in offence.
He might very well prove the difference in this clash and how far the Jazz bridge the six-point deficit it fell by on Tuesday.
Suggested Bet: Utah Jazz +4.5 at $1.87