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, 1/26/12.
NBA Matchup: Boston Celtics @ Orlando Magic
Date: Thursday, January 26th, 8:00 ET
Location: Amway Center, Orlando, FL
NBA Betting Odds: Orlando -8.5
NBA TV Schedule: TNT
The Magic were absolutely obliterated by the Celtics just three nights ago in Beantown. It was one of the worst games that they ever played in the history of the franchise, and it did set franchise lows for points in a game (56) and field goals made in a game (16). Shooting below 30.0 percent from the field just didn’t cut it, and the fact of the matter is that the only man that had any offense going whatsoever was Dwight Howard. Now, the two are back at it, and the assumption is being made the Boston is just going to get toasted by a Magic squad out for revenge. We’re really not all that sure. Though we don’t think much of the Celtics this year, we certainly don’t think all that much of Orlando either, and it seems like this is a heck of a lot of points to be laying in a series that has surprisingly given the edge to the road team more often than not.
NBA Pick: Boston +8.5
NBA Matchup: Memphis Grizzlies @ Los Angeles Clippers
Date: Thursday, January 26th, 10:30 ET
Location: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
NBA Betting Odds: Los Angeles -3.5
NBA TV Schedule: TNT
The Grizzlies have watched their winning streak go by the boards, and now, they are going to try to put forth a lot better effort playing at Lob City than they did at the Rose Garden against Portland two nights ago. The Clip Joint is coming off of a brutal loss “on the road” in this building against the Lakers in which Chris Paul looked horrible in his return to the lineup. There is a real question as to whether he is healthy or not. What we saw out of the Clips last night though, was a lot of spunk, and we think that that spunk is going to show yet again in what should amount to be a win by at least a half dozen on Thursday night.
NBA Pick: Los Angeles -3.5