|Written by Jerry Santiago|
Bet on the NBABasketball betting odds players will have an ESPN basketball betting doubleheader Friday and NBA TV matchups on both Saturday and Sunday. Basketball betting odds action begins Friday with Orlando at Boston with a basketball betting nightcap of Denver at the LA Clippers.
On Saturday, NBA TV basketball betting odds action features Washington at San Antonio. The NBA TV basketball betting weekend concludes Sunday with a NBA betting matchup of Detroit at Phoenix.
The Orlando Magic are the defending Eastern Conference champions and have bolted out of the gate with a record of 9-3 straight up and 7-5 with the basketball betting odds. Superstar Center Dwight Howard leads them with 18.1 points per game and 10.7 rebounds per game.
The Boston Celtics were also 9-3 straight up but just 5-7 with the basketball betting odds. The Celtics have the second best rated defense in the NBA and the return of Kevin Garnett should help them against Howard and the Magic. Boston has covered 14 out of their last 19 home games with the basketball betting odds against the Magic.
The Denver Nuggets were a Western Conference finalist last year and had an 8-3 straight up start to this season while going 6-5 with the basketball betting odds. Carmelo Anthony has gotten off to a great start by averaging 30 points per game.
The Clippers got off to a very Clipper-like 4-9 straight up start while going 4-9 with the basketball betting odds. The knee injury to number one draft pick Blake Griffin likely doomed their season before it ever began. Denver has beaten the basketball betting odds in 6 out of their last 10 games at “The Clip Joint.”
The Washington Wizards were 3-7 both straight up and against the spread in a disappointing start for a team touted as playoff caliber in the preseason. Gilbert Arenas leads them with 22.9 points per game.
The San Antonio Spurs were 4-5 both straight up and against the spread. The Spurs have a balanced offense with 5 players averaging double figures each game. San Antonio has gotten the money 9 straight times at home against Washington.
The Detroit Pistons were 5-7 straight up and 7-5 against the spread. Ben Gordon led them with 21.1 points per game and they had the 5th best defense in the NBA.The Phoenix Suns will offer a great challenge to the Detroit defense as they were the top scoring team in the NBA and had a record of 10-2 straight up and 7-5 against the spread. Steve Nash was averaging 12 assists per game. Detroit has taken the money in 12 out of their last 16 trips to Phoenix.