Online Basketball Betting Weekly Report For Feb. 20 2019
Following a week off for the annual All-Star break, the NBA returns to action on Thursday night with six games on the board at BetAnySports. This marks the start of the final push towards the playoffs with the top eight teams. Indeed, both the Eastern and Western Conference securing a spot in the online basketball betting postseason.
Leading the way in the East is the Milwaukee Bucks with the best straight-up record in the league at 43-14. The Bucks went into the break with an 8-1 record both SU and against the spread and they will square off against the Boston Celtics this Thursday as 5.5-point favorites at home. Boston is 37-21 overall and 6.5 games back in the standings in fourth place. The Celtics have won seven of their last nine games SU with a shaky 4-4-1 record ATS during that same span.
The Toronto Raptors are one game off the pace in the East at 43-16 followed by Indiana at 38-20. The Philadelphia 76ers matched Boston’s SU 37-21 record in their first 58 games to round out the top five teams in this conference.
The defending NBA Champion Golden State Warriors went on a tear since the beginning of 2019 with a SU 16-2 record over their last 18 games. Betting on the champs at BetAnySports has been a challenge since late last month with a 1-6 record ATS over their last seven games. Golden State is 41-16 SU overall with a 24-32-1 record ATS. It returns to action on Thursday night as a heavy 13.5-point favorite at home against online basketball betting Pacific Division rival Sacramento.
The Denver Nuggets have done a good job keeping pace in the West at 7-3 SU in their last 10 games, but they did fail to cover in four of their last five games heading into last week’s break. The Nuggets are two games back in the standings at 39-18 SU with a 30-27 record ATS. Next on the list is the Oklahoma City Thunder at 37-20 with a 33-24 record ATS. They have won 11 of their last 13 games SU heading into Friday’s home game against Utah. Portland at 34-23 and Houston at 33-24 round out the top five online basketball betting teams in the West.