NBA Thursday preview

There are only four games tonight but that doesn’t mean we won’t have anything good going on in the league

After an atypical day with 10 games yesterday (22), we have another atypical day tonight (23). If we had an unusually high number of games last night, today’s slate has an unusually low number. We have only four games for basketball fans to watch today but it doesn’t mean we won’t have action. It is time for the NBA Thursday preview, with the odds and predictions for the matchups.

New York Knicks (42-32) @ Orlando Magic (30-43) – 7:00 PM

Starting off our NBA Thursday preview we have an East matchup. The #5 Knicks visit #13 Magic in Orlando trying to win a game after two losses as they try to clinch a playoff spot. Meanwhile, the home team won the last game and wants to keep it that way, even though they are almost officially out of the playoffs. The favourites in this game are the Knicks, by 3.5 points.

  • Spread: NY Knicks -3.5/ORL Magic +3.5
  • Over/under: 228 points
  • Pick: NY Knicks -3.5 and over 228.0

Cleveland Cavaliers (46-28) @ Brooklyn Nets (39-33) – 7:30 PM

The second game of the night is the same matchup that happened on Tuesday (21). Once again the Cavaliers visit the Nets trying to clinch a playoff spot. The home team come from four straight losses while the visitors won the last two. On Tuesday, the Cavs won 115-109 and are the favourites to repeat that, by 4 points.

  • Spread: CLE Cavaliers -4/BKN Nets +4
  • Over/under: 219 points
  • Pick: CLE Cavaliers -4.0 and over 219.0

Charlotte Hornets (23-50) @ New Orleans Pelicans (35-37) – 8:00 PM

The first home team favourite tonight is the New Orleans Pelicans. Even though they are only West’s #12 and are facing the East’s #13, they are favoured by 9 points in this game as they come from two wins and the Hornets from just one. This is also the only interconference game of the night.  

  • Spread: CHA Hornets +9/NO Pelicans -9
  • Over/under: 225.5 points
  • Pick: CHA Hornets +9.0 and under 225.5

Oklahoma City Thunder (36-36) @ Los Angeles Clippers (38-35) – 10:30 PM

Closing our preview we have another repeated game. Also on Tuesday, the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Los Angeles Clippers 101-100, playing in LA. Are the Clippers getting revenge tonight or they are going to lose again? According to the bookies, they are favourites by 4 points in the game.

  • Spread: OKC Thunder +4/LA Clippers -4
  • Over/under: 232 points
  • Pick: OKC Thunder +4.0 and under 232.0