NBA | 19 January Preview

Two players on a basketball court

We preview the upcoming fixtures for Saturday's action packed NBA matches.  

Celtics 1/8  Grizzlies 17/4
19. Jan 2019, 02:00
Boston, MA, USA
TD Garden

Boston host the Gizzlies in Saturday's first NBA encounter. The Celtics, having recently snapped their three-match losing streak will look to secure another win at the expense of the Memphis franchise who have endured a poor season. If Kyrie Irving can lead his young team, the Celtics should have a relatively easy win.

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Boston 10 - 8 Memphis 
Verdict: Celtics 1/8

Detroit Pistons 7/10 | Miami Heat 1/1
19. Jan 2019, 02:00
Detroit, USA
Little Caesars Arena

Miami have won both of the most recent meetings against the Pistons. Having not made the play-offs for the last four years, the Piston will be desperate to break into the top eight of the Eastern Conference. They'll rely on the likes of Drummond and Griffin in order to put together a more consistent run of positive results. The Heat have also struggled for consistency of late, but you feel that they'll have enough in the tank to grab the win and consolidate their place in the top eight.

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Detroit 8 - 8 Heat
Orlando Magic 9/10  vs Brooklyn Nets 17/20
Spectrum Center, Charlotte, North Carolina

The Nets are on a high after halting the beating the high-flying Houston Rockets in overtime 145 - 142, as Spencer Dinwiddie stole the show. That result secured their 15th win from 20 matches. Orlando sit in 10th in the Easter Conference and need to improve if they want sneak into a playoff spot. You fell a win will be beyond their means as they come up against a Magic outfit who have won 16 of their past 21 home games against the Nets.

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Magic 8 - 8 Nets
Verdict: Magic 9/10

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Timberwolves 17/20 vs Spurs 17/20 
19. Jan 2019, 03:00
Minneapolis, USA
Target Center

The Spurs have dominated head to head fixtures against the Timberwolves over the last few years, And have won two from three of the fixtures this season. With hopes of improving their record for the playoffs, Minnesota will  need to play a great game in front of their fans, although the anguish they've suffered against the San Antonio franchise in recent years might prove a stumbling block. 

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Timberwolves 4 - 15 Spurs
Verdict: Spurs 17/20

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Jazz 1/33 vs Cavaliers 17/2
19. Jan 2019, 04:00
Salt Lake City, USA
Vivint Smart Home Arena

With a streak of five consecutive wins, the Jazz host a struggling Cavaliers who have only mustered one win from their last five matches.  Expect Donovan Mitchell who's averaging 21.6 points this season to get in on the action against the struggling Cavs.  

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Jazz 11 - 8 Cleveland 
Verdict: Jazz 1/33

Clippers 39/20 vs Warriors 7/20
19. Jan 2019, 05:30
Los Angeles, USA
Staples Center

The defending champions travel to LA to face the Clippers in the early hours of Saturday morning. The introduction of All Star DeMarcus Cousins will surely help the Warriors shift into a higher gear as the Western Conference leaders look to blow away a Clippers side that have lost four in a row. 

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Warriors 15 - 3 Clippers
Verdict: Warriors 7/20 

Trail Blazers 6/10 vs Pelicans 23/20

The Train Blazers recently completed their seventh win form 10 matches when they beat Cleveland.  Portland lie comfortably in fourth place in the Western Conference and almost look certain for a playoff berth. New Orleans lie near the base of the Western Conference and will need a big game from their forward Anthony Davis if they are to stand any chance here.

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Portland 8 - 10 New Orleans 
Verdict: Portland 6/10

Multiple @ 39/10
  • Celtic 1/8
  • Miami Heat 1/1
  • Jazz 1/33
  • Warriors 7/20 
  • Portland 6/10

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