NBA Odds For Thursday: Betting Lines For Bucks at Suns, Nets at Wizards, More

Written By Staff on February 10, 2022
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Thursday brings a seven-game slate that features just one game between teams with winning records and a pair of contests carrying lines of nine points or greater. There are two teams on the second leg of back-to-back sets along with multiple winning streaks and one infamous losing streak on the line, which should leave us poised for an interesting night of hardwood action.

NBA odds for Thursday, February 10

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

Player props

Bucks F Giannis Antetokounmpo

The Bucks have been on fire over their last four wins and Giannis is dominating with averages of 33.5 PPG, 12.5 RPG, and 7.5 APG on an absurd 157.7 offensive rating in that span. He’s put up those numbers despite playing just 32.3 MPG in those four games and he averaged 40.2 MPG while scoring 37.3 PPG over his last four games against the Suns in the Finals last July. He dropped 47 points on 15-for-23 FG shooting in his last regular season appearance at Phoenix and has gotten to the FT line 57 times over his last four regular season matchups with the Suns. Giannis has at least 29 points (averaging 33.6 PPG) in eight straight non-conference games despite playing just 31.3 MPG, so he should top 29.5 points assuming he gets more playing time tonight.

Mavericks G Luka Doncic

Luka Doncic has caught fire over his last five games with averages of 31.5 PPG, 9.5 RPG, and 11.5 APG and it’s no coincidence that the Mavericks lost Kristaps Porzingis (knee) to injury six games ago. Doncic has scored at least 30 points in five of those six outings, with the exception coming when he played 28 minutes due to foul trouble against the Hawks on Sunday. He’s sporting a ridiculous 37.7% usage rate in that span and will face a Clippers franchise that he’s tormented in recent years. The Clips have regressed defensively with five of their last six games going Over the implied total, and they’re allowing the fourth-most PPG (26.5) to opposing PGs over their last seven games. Look for Doncic to top 28.5 points with plenty of peripheral stats as well.

What to watch for today

Heat aims to preserve hold on top spot in East: The Heat has been able to hold on to their top spot in the Eastern Conference by a hair over the last several days, currently keeping the defending champion Bucks at bay by a half-game and the Bulls and Cavaliers by a game apiece. Milwaukee is also in action later in the night Thursday, so Miami will have to take care of its business in a road trip to New Orleans to ensure they’ll still have their No. 1 seed by night’s end. The Heat, which notched a 15-point win over the Pels in the first meeting this season, is favored by a modest 4-to-4.5 points as of early Thursday.

Rolling Raptors look for eighth consecutive win in trip to Houston: While plenty of attention has rightly been heaped on the likes of the aforementioned Eastern Conference’s top four, the Raptors have quietly been tunneling up the standings by playing what is arguably their best basketball since two seasons ago. Toronto has won seven straight games going into Thursday’s visit to Houston, and Nick Nurse’s squad is 16-6 overall since New Year’s Eve. Meanwhile, the host Rockets might be prime fodder for an eight consecutive victory, considering they’ve dropped seven of their last eight.

Revamped Clippers try for first win since trades: The Clippers were active in recent days on the trade front, most notably bringing in Norman Powell and Robert Covington from the Trail Blazers. Both players have shown well in their first two games with Los Angeles, but the end result has still been defeats for the Clippers in both instances. L.A. will look to nip that unfavorable pattern in the bud before it persists further in a tough Thursday night visit to the Mavericks, which have won three straight and are favored by 6-to-6.5 points.

Bucks and Suns square off in Finals rematch: There’s no ambiguity about the marquee matchup of the night, which will unfold at Footprint Center between last season’s Finals participants. To make the matchup all the more tantalizing, both teams are at full health in terms of key players and each comes in hot. Milwaukee has gone 8-2 over its last 10 and comes into Thursday with four straight wins in tow, while the Suns are an even better 9-1 in their last 10 and have three consecutive victories to their name. The nationally televised showdown is the first of two between the teams this season and sees Phoenix, which 22-5 mark at home, as 3.5-point favorites.

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