As we head into the All-Star Break starting on Thursday, we have some teams with some different looks. As the trade deadline has come and gone, and numerous teams made moves, some teams made some key pickups.
When looking at this week’s games, we have found a couple that have caught our eye. Take a look at these two games, and see if you agree with us on our gambling takes in regards to these two games.
Top Must Bet NBA Games On February 15th
Tuesday, February 15 – Dallas Mavericks @ Miami Heat
On Tuesday, the Dallas Mavericks, currently sitting in 5th place in the Western Conference playoff standings, will travel to South Beach to take on the best team in the Eastern Conference, the Miami Heat. The Heat is currently on a five-game winning streak and has won seven of 10. Now that the core group is all back and healthy, the Heat are building momentum.
Speaking of momentum, Luka Doncic has built up a lot of momentum over the past few weeks and has led the Mavericks up the Western Conference standings. The Mavs will have a new look to them this week as they made some key acquisitions at the trade deadline.
They traded away Kristaps Porzingis, who never seemed to mesh with Doncic, and acquired Spencer Dinwiddie and sharpshooter Davis Bertans from the Washington Wizards. Dinwiddie will add some leadership and scoring, while Bertans will help spread the floor for Doncic.
This will be the first game of a two-game road swing for the Mavericks prior to the All-Star Break. The Heat have one of the best home records in the league, currently sitting at 19-6, while the Mavs are 13-13 on the road. We like the Heat to win this one going away.
Tuesday, February 15 – Los Angeles Clippers @ Phoenix Suns
While Tyronn Lue has done a great job of keeping the Clippers relevant without Kawhi Leonard for all of this season and Paul George for a good number of games, we’ll see what he can do with his squad as they head to Phoenix to take on the best team in the league, the Phoenix Suns.
Phoenix has the best record in the NBA and looks like they’ll be in the NBA Finals for the second straight season. Phoenix is almost unbeatable at home, as they’ll bring a 24-5 home record into this one.
Los Angeles has struggled on the road with a 12-17 record. Phoenix has won five straight and nine of 10.
Los Angeles will have a different look to them, as they’ve recently acquired Norman Powell and Robert Covington from the Portland Trail Blazers. These two will give the Clippers a different look and will help to solidify their defense.
Phoenix is nearly unstoppable at home, and they’re looking to take a lot of momentum into the All-Star Break. They want to make sure to stay on top of the Western Conference standings so that they’ll have a home-court advantage throughout the playoffs.
This one should be an easy one for the Suns.