There are only five NBA games on Sunday, but there are still a number of excellent betting options on the NBA odds board. We have some potential playoff previews in Denver vs. Phoenix and New York against Chicago, Lebron James searching for his first win in weeks, and a few superstars potentially sitting out games in Nikola Jokic and Luka Doncic. Here are the four best bets of Sunday’s NBA slate.
The Bet: Bulls -5 (-110, Fox Bet)
The Bet: Under 209.5 Points (-109, Sugar House)
The Knicks were hoping to ease past the Rockets last night, but they struggled to beat Houston, ultimately winning 106-99 as a -11 home favorite. Now, New York will need to fly to Chicago in order to play a back-to-back against an 11-5 Bulls team. The Knicks last won consecutive games in October, when they beat the 76ers, Bulls, and Hornets. The Knicks have gone 4-6 since that win streak.
Chicago did not play on Saturday, but beat the Nuggets 114-108 on Friday night. The Bulls have won five of their last seven games, and all of those wins have been against playoff-caliber teams, also beating the Mavericks, Nets, Lakers, and Clippers.
The Bulls have played well at home, with a 5-2 record, both overall and ATS. The Knicks are 5-2 on the road and have covered in four away games.
The last six Knicks games have gone under. The Knicks are 6-10 in totals on the season, while Chicago is 7-9. Couple that with the Knicks’ extremely short turnaround and the Bulls and the under seem to be the clear plays here.
The Bet: Suns -7.5 (-110, Bet MGM)
Nikola Jokic is questionable with a wrist injury for this game. Denver is already missing Michael Porter Jr. and Jamal Murray.
The Suns have been as hot as the sun recently, winning eleven straight games, including a pair of victories over the Mavs in their last two games.
The Nuggets have actually already been an underdog eight times this season, going 4-4 outright in those games. The Suns are 12-2 outright as a favorite.
These teams played in their first game of the season, with Denver winning 110-98 in Phoenix. The Suns were a -6 favorite in that game.
If Jokic plays, the Suns can still cover, but you are placing this bet, assuming he does not, and the line is likely to go up a point or two if he’s officially declared out, so grab it now.
The Bet: Warriors -7.5 (-110, Fox Bet)
It’s a rematch of the 2019 NBA Finals on Sunday night in the Bay Area, but the only thing that’s stayed the same is that Stephen Curry can’t stop making shots.
How much have things changed this season? When these teams last played in April, the Raptors put the shellacking of the year on Golden State, winning 130-77.
The Raptors have lost six of their last right games, after beating the Kings on Friday night. Golden State is 14-2, but is coming off its worst game of the season, arguably, when they beat the Pistons 105-102 on Friday night.
Toronto has actually played better away from home, going 6-3 in the U.S. The Warriors are 8-1 at home, 12-2 outright as a favorite, and 11-4-1 ATS. Curry and Draymond Green are both probable for Sunday’s game, while the Raptors are without OG Anunoby.
Golden State isn’t slowing down, so grab them giving single digits when you can.