The NBA has a few outstanding matchups scheduled for this Thursday. The Warriors will be looking to take the top spot in the west, and Memphis hopes to keep their winning streak alive.
Grizzlies Seek Seventh Straight Win vs. Pistons
The first game we have looked at for NBA betting fans is Grizzles vs Pistons. Memphis Grizzlies are looking for their seventh straight win as they host the Detroit Pistons on Thursday night. They now are only 5.5 games behind the Western Conference-leading Golden State Warriors.
The Pistons have won two of the last three games but are near the bottom of the Eastern Conference, just 1.5 games ahead of the last-place Orlando Magic. In their last win on Monday, the Pistons came into the game with the worst record in the NBA and defeated the Milwaukee Bucks
Even though Detroit is 2-1 in their last three games, Memphis will extend their own streak and send the Pistons home with another loss.
Warriors Hope to Keep Western Conference Lead
The Golden State Warriors still have the best record in the NBA, tied with the Phoenix Suns at the top of the Western Conference. They hope to hold onto that position tonight when they travel to New Orleans to face the Pelicans. They’re coming off a tough loss on Wednesday night against the Dallas Mavericks 99-82, in which they were outscored 29-15 in the fourth quarter as Dallas pulled away for the win.
The Warriors could be without Steph Curry in Thursday’s game as he suffered a bruised quadriceps. After the game against Dallas, he was asked about his status for the New Orleans game and said, “The way it feels right now, I’m not optimistic, but we’ll see.”
The Warriors may be shorthanded for this matchup against the Pelicans but will still get the victory on the road.
Celtics vs. Knicks to Decide Who Remains at Bottom of Atlantic Division
The Boston Celtics will visit Madison Square Garden on Thursday to face the New York Knicks. The two teams are tied at the bottom of the Atlantic Division, 1½ games behind the third-place Toronto Raptors.
The Knicks have won five of their last eight games, including a 104-94 victory against the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday night. Kemba Walker will again be out of tonight’s lineup for New York as he has been nursing a knee injury.
It will be an entertaining game between two pretty even teams, but the Knicks will take the victory at home.