2018-19 NBA Betting Tips: Saturday 9th February

February 8th 2019, 5:57pm, By: Jake Smit

We took a couple of tough breaks with our NBA betting tips on Thursday that eventually had us go 1/3 on the day. The Bulls couldn’t take advantage of a sizeable early lead against the Pelicans where they eventually lost by five, while the Spurs omitted nearly all of their stars just hours prior to their clash with the Warriors, which ended up in a landslide win for the defending champions. We were able to salvage something from the day however, with the Mavericks covering their spread against the Hornets at home, thanks to another spectacular Luka Doncic performance.

It hasn’t been the best of weeks for us with our NBA betting tips (2/6 so far), although we’re confident we can turn it into a winning week with a big haul in the Saturday slate. Check out our best bets for the day below and as always, good luck to everyone following!

NBA Betting Tips Saturday 9th February

Denver Nuggets @ Philadelphia 76ers (11am AEDT)

Our first play of the day comes from the cross-conference match-up between the Denver Nuggets and the Philadelphia 76ers. The Sixers are looking for revenge in this one after they lost by 16 points in Denver in their first meeting this season.

The Nuggets are coming off a five point loss to the Nets in their last outing, which was their second straight road loss of their current trip. They now continue on their travels with a trip to Philadelphia in an attempt to improve on their 14-13 road record.

The Sixers have been involved in more roster movements than any team in the league over the past week or so and are looking as dangerous as ever with their current squad. They too have lost their past two games, but they get to take on the Nuggets on their home deck here, where they’re 21-6 on the season.

This is a battle between two heavyweights in their respective conferences, however, we believe it may turn out to be a one-sided affair. The Nuggets will most likely be short-handed once again, which they’ve struggled to cover lately, while the Sixers are always solid at home and will be inspired by their new teammates. We’re prepared to back in the Sixers to cover the spread here.

Milwaukee Bucks @ Dallas Mavericks (12:30pm AEDT)

Second up on Saturday we preview the Milwaukee Bucks at Dallas Mavericks match-up. The opening tie went in favour of the Bucks in Milwaukee, defeating the Mavericks by 10 points.

The Bucks have been the most consistent team all season and are the only team yet to suffer back-to-back losses. They’ve got the best record in the NBA at 40-13 and have won five on the spin heading into this road trip.

On the other hand, the Mavericks are coming into this with consecutive wins under their belt and are still in the hunt for one of the final playoff spots. They’ve been tremendous at home all season, winning 19 of their 26 games there thus far. If it wasn’t for their despicable road form the Mavericks may well be in the top eight in the West as we speak.

The Bucks go into this as favourites and rightly so, however, you can’t ignore the terrific home form of the Mavericks this season. They’ve got a young core that get a genuine buzz in front of their home fans and should be well suited to cover the big spread here, especially with the Bucks expected to be short-handed.

Miami Heat @ Sacramento Kings (2pm AEDT)

The final game of the round that we’ve taken a keen interest is the Miami Heat at Sacramento Kings game. The Kings will be looking to claim the series sweep over the Heat after defeating them in their first match-up by 10 points in Miami.

The Heat recorded a shock win in their recent outing away to the Trail Blazers on Wednesday. It was a much needed result for the eighth placed team in the East who had lost each of their three prior games.

Meanwhile, the Kings were on the receiving end of an embarrassing loss at home to the Rockets in their last game. They simply couldn’t find a way to find James Harden and co. and eventually fell by 26 points. They’ll be looking to bounce back at home where they’ve otherwise been pretty solid this season.

Simply put, the Kings SHOULD win this game. They play at a pace that few teams can match, especially on their home deck. Their shooting is also many levels above Miami’s, who we expect to struggle early on here against the athletic Kings. The Kings won the earlier meeting by 10 points this season, and we expect a similar result at home this time around.

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