NBA Odds For Saturday: Betting Lines For Cavaliers at 76ers, Lakers at Warriors, More

Written By Juan Carlos Blanco on February 12, 2022
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The NBA serves up a bigger-than-usual Saturday slate on Super Bowl Eve ahead of deferring to the NFL on Sunday with just a two-game ledger that afternoon. Of the 22 teams in action, eight of them will be on the second leg of back-to-back sets, a notable number. However, with only four games between two teams with winning records taking place, there’s unsurprisingly already three games with double-digit spreads.

NBA odds for Saturday, February 12

Here are the today’s pro basketball odds with pro basketball point spreads, moneylines and totals.

What to watch for today

Surging Grizzlies go for fifth straight: The Grizzlies have been a nearly unstoppable force since late November, and they show no signs of slowing down going into a Saturday night visit to Charlotte to face the Hornets. James Borrego’s squad finally snapped out of a six-game funk Friday night with a convincing win over the lowly Pistons, but the caliber of competition is naturally exponentially higher Saturday. Memphis not only boasts a 19-9 record straight up on the road, but they also have a 12-7 mark against Eastern Conference foes.

76ers look to slow down dangerous Cavaliers: The 76ers got back in the win column Friday night against the Thunder, with a huge performance by Joel Embiid leading the way. However, the going gets much tougher Saturday night for the 33-22, No. 5-seeded squad, which will host the No. 2-seeded Cavaliers. Cleveland has won four straight games and boasts a 20-11 conference record, while Philadelphia has a relatively modest 15-12 mark on its home floor and is 18-13 against fellow Eastern Conference foes. However, the Cavs could continue down a very important piece in Darius Garland (back), while James Harden will still be sitting out for the Sixers following his trade from the Nets.

Raptors aim to go through Nuggets for ninth consecutive victory: The Raptors go into Saturday night’s interconference clash versus the Nuggets sporting the Eastern Conference’s longest winning streak at eight games, a stretch that’s vaulted them all the way to the No. 6 seed for the moment. Toronto does have two wins against the Heat and another against the Bulls during their successful run, but Denver will represent yet another tough test of Nick Nurse’s squad’s mettle, even though they’ll be playing 24 hours following a tough 108-102 loss to the Celtics.

Red-hot Heat welcomes spiraling Nets: The Heat is the team everyone else is currently staring up at in the Eastern Conference, as Miami recently reclaimed the No. 1 seed and has held on to it with the help of their current four-game winning streak. Erik Spoelstra’s crew is an especially impressive 18-6 straight up on its FTX Arena home floor, and Saturday night, they welcome in a Brooklyn Nets team that’s shockingly lost 10 consecutive games. The Nets have already announced it will be some time before recent trade acquisition Ben Simmons, who hasn’t played all season, makes his debut, but Seth Curry, also part of the bombshell transaction that saw James Harden land in Philadelphia, could make his team debut versus Miami.

Warriors try to snap skid at two, add to Lakers’ misery: The Warriors haven’t had too many bumps in the road to deal with this season, but they do enter Saturday night’s matchup against the Lakers with a brief two-game losing streak. Golden State’s prospects of snapping out of its funk would seem to be bright, however, as Los Angeles continues to be mired in an ugly season that’s most recently seen them go 5-11 over their last 16 games. The Lakers could also be without LeBron James (knee) and Russell Westbrook (back) for Saturday’s game, but as of late Friday, the Dubs are semi-modest 7-to-7.5-point favorites.

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Juan Carlos Blanco has served as a freelance writer for a wide variety of online publications and websites, with an intensive focus on fantasy sports. Juan has provided analysis and comprehensive coverage of the MLB, NBA, NFL, CFL, AAF and AFL while also reporting on news and developments in the daily fantasy sports and online gaming industries.

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