It’s time to tip off another great day of NBA betting action here at Cappers Info, and we are set to make our free basketball picks for some of the best games on the docket on Thursday, 1/19/12.
NBA Matchup: Los Angeles Lakers @ Miami Heat
Date: Thursday, January 19th, 8:00 ET
Location: American Airlines Arena, Miami, FL
NBA Betting Odds: Currently OTBNBA TV Schedule: TNT
We have to make the assumption that the Heat are going to be favored in this game, and we think that it is absolutely justified. The Lakers just aren’t all that special to us this year, and we see them struggling against some of the best teams in the game. LeBron James will show his old coach Mike Brown that he is the best player on the court, and not Kobe Bryant, and in what could be a real show between some of the biggest superstars in the game, we see no reason why the Heat won’t win by at least a half dozen or so.
NBA Pick: Miami Heat
NBA Matchup: Dallas Mavericks @ Utah Jazz
Date: Thursday, January 19th, 10:30 ET
Location: Energy Solutions Arena, Salt Lake City, UT
NBA Betting Odds: Utah -1.5NBA TV Schedule: TNT
The home team is 23-7-1 ATS in the last 31 meetings in this series, and though the Mavs have covered four straight and seven out of eight, we still love the way that the Jazz are playing. They’ve scored at least 106 points in three straight games and have both won and covered all three, and if they can get that type of offensive production tonight, there is no way that Dirk Nowitzki and the gang are going to keep up.
NBA Pick: Utah -1.5