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NBA Tips & Previews, Saturday 12th February

Saturday morning and afternoon NBA is the tonic to get your weekend underway with the best bets from the NBA experts at BetDeluxe.

All the analysis, information and tips you need to be around as we head into a big weekend of Eastern and Western Conference action.

It all begins with the hot 76ers taking on the Thunder. 

oklahoma @ philadelphia

february 12th 11:00am

The Philadelphia 76ers will likely unveil James Harden against the Oklahoma City Thunder after signing off on a massive deadline day trade with Brooklyn. 

The 76ers are coming off a 114-109 loss to Phoenix as 1.5-point favourites, but their season and team is going to look drastically different with Harden pulling the strings. 

Both the 76ers and Thunder are at either end of the table when it comes to what they are going to get out of the season. 

The 76ers pushing for a NBA Finals berth and the Thunder trying to develop youth and plan for the future. 

The Thunder will be without their star guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander as he battles an ankle injury, but all eyes will be firmly placed on Australian Josh Giddey. 

The problem for the Thunder is dealing with big man Joel Embiid and his new parter-in-crime Harden. 

Embiid has been ripping the league apart at the moment and still put up huge numbers against the Suns despite his team losing. 

Good luck stopping him, Harden and the 76ers here. 

Suggested Bet: Philadelphia 76ers -12.5 at $1.91

san antonio @ atlanta

february 12th 11:30am

The Atlanta Hawks (26-28) will host the San Antonio Spurs (20-35) on Saturday morning in a bid to get closer to that all-important 0.500 mark.

The Hawks won the previous head-to-head meeting between the two teams with a 124-106 result as a 3.5 point road favourite back on November 24 last year.

With a spread that has effectively doubled this time around since that contest, given this is a Hawks home game. 

Atlanta finally lit up the court after a two-game losing streak was brought to halt by defeating Indiana. 

For the Hawks, there is nothing better than coming into a new fixture knowing Trae Young is in form. 

He nailed 34 points and 12 assists in the win over Indiana and is going to prove a nuisance to the Spurs. 

Suggested Bet: Atlanta -7.5 at $1.91

denver @ boston

february 12th 11:30am

The red-hot Boston Celtics are on the quest to make it seven wins in a row when they meet the Denver Nuggets at TD Garden.

The Celtics did plenty of wheeling and dealing during the final day of trades and looked to have strengthened their squad in the lead up to this clash against the Nuggets. 

Reacquiring Daniel Theis and adding Derrick White from the Spurs should have an immediate impact against a Nuggets team who remained quiet during trade period. 

The Nuggets will obviously be banking on Nikola Jokic to guide them to the playoffs and through this match against Boston. 

But with a buzzing vibe around TD Garden, the Celtics look hard to stop at the moment. 

Suggested Bet: Boston Celtics -3.5 at $1.91

orlando @ utah

february 12th 1:00pm

Hot off a huge win against Golden State Warriors on Thursday, Utah Jazz attempt to pound more misery on an already hapless Orlando Magic.

The Jazz punished the Warriors in the second half to record a 111-85 win at Vivint Arena in what was a brilliant all-round display. 

No one player stood out for the Jazz in the win and it was a performance coach Quin Snyder would be super pleased with heading into this clash against Orlando. 

The Magic have had a horrible season to date and coming up against a relatively health Jazz squad is not exactly what they would be wishing. 

It would be a minor miracle if the Magic covered the spread here let alone win the contest. 

Suggested Bet: Utah Jazz -12.5 at $1.91

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