Week 13 of the NBA regular season is here and at Mybookie, we will take a look at the top betting matchups and picks of the week. We are approaching the midpoint of the NBA season, and teams have started to form their identities, while other teams are already falling behind in the NBA standings. The top picks to make for those games are detailed below, along with a look at the best teams to target for this following week. Let’s take a closer look at Mybookie’s top NBA betting matchups and picks of the week.
Week 13 Rundown: Top NBA Betting Matchups and Picks of the Week
Boston Celtics vs. Brooklyn Nets
Let’s kick it off with one of the games of the week as the Boston Celtics (28-12) head to Barclays Center to take on the Brooklyn Nets (27-13) on Thursday, January 12th. Boston has struggled mightily after looking like the team to beat in the NBA finals. Boston has gone 4-9-1 ATS over their last 14 games, and their biggest concern has been their defense that has conceded 113 points per game to opposing teams.
While the Celtics own the number one spot in the Eastern Conference standings by one game, the Nets are on their heels, just one game back from Boston. Brooklyn has been on a tear, winning 14 of their last 15 games straight up and covering the spread in nine of those contests. They will also have home-court advantage, where they are 13-5 on the year. The Nets should take over the top spot in the East after a win over the Celtics.
Houston Rockets vs. Sacramento Kings
The Houston Rockets (10-30) will travel to Sacramento to battle the Kings (20-18) on Wednesday, January 11th. This is a matchup betters should be all over as the Rockets are in a complete collapse losing seven straight games and the NBA’s worst record.
During their seven-game losing streak, Houston has lost by an average of 17 points per game, and the offense has had major issues scoring the ball. Former second-overall pick Jalen Green is in the midst of a sophomore slump, shooting 38.9% from the field and 28,6% from the three-point line over his last 20 games. Additionally, their defensive rotations have been an issue, the Rockets are allowing a ton of open shots and are surrendering over 116 points per contest to opponents.
The Kings, on the other hand, currently hold the fifth overall spot in the Western Conference, and this is a team that has started to come together. Sacramento is led by some gritty veterans like De’Aaron Fox, who is averaging 24.2 points, and Domantas Sabonis, who has contributed 18.9 points per game. Rookie Keegan Murray also won the Western Conference Rookie of the Month in December. The Kings will get the job done with the second-highest-scoring talent in the league (118.3ppg).
Phoenix Suns vs. Golden State Warriors
The Golden State Warriors (20-20) host the Phoenix Suns (20-20) for a Tuesday night showdown at Oracle Arena. This is a matchup of two teams who are trending in opposite directions, making this an excellent betting opportunity for the Warriors.
Golden State plays their best basketball at home, with the Warriors holding a league-best 17-4 record straight up against their opponents. Phoenix, on the other hand, has lost six straight contests and are just 6-14 on the road this season.
Additionally, the Warriors are playing better basketball right now, they are 14-6-1 ATS at home this year and have covered five of their last seven games at home. Meanwhile, the Suns come into this one, having failed to cover the spread in five of their last six games and are just 1-9 over their last ten games.