The NBA has several good games lined up tonight. The Clippers are doing battle with the Heat, and the 76ers and Raptors are going to give a championship-level game. These are Sports Intel’s intelligent NBA picks for tonight.
Heat and Clippers Tangle
The Miami Heat have been one the most consistent teams in the league, winning seven of their first eleven games. However, they will be trying to avoid another loss in this one after losing to the Lakers last night in overtime 120-117.
The LA Clippers had a difficult start to the season. But they have now won five straight after beating the Trailblazers in a 117-109 home victory on Tuesday. Paul George was the team’s leader with 24 points, nine assists and seven rebounds. The Clippers shot 51% from the field, and 16% of 30 from the 3-point line as a team.
The Clippers win, as the Heat aren’t hot. Should Jimmy Butler sit out due to his ankle injury, Miami’s chances drop even more.
Jazz Face the Pacers
After splitting their six previous games, the Indiana Pacers are looking for a win. After winning seven of the last ten games, the Utah Jazz are looking for another.
The Indiana Pacers continue their disappointing run and this isn’t likely to change tonight. Since last season, the Jazz have been covering and winning like a champ. The Jazz are one team that you can bet on every night, no matter what the line. The Jazz are a solid team that you can make serious profits backing.
76ers Take On the Raptors
The Toronto Raptors are looking to surpass their .500 record. After winning six of the last eight games, the Philadelphia 76ers are hoping for another.
The Toronto Raptors shoot 33.2% beyond the arc, and 76.5% at the free throw line. However, it hasn’t been enough to carry the team. The 76ers are turning things up a notch and can keep the Raptors outside the perimeter.
However, the Sixers are without almost half their roster, which includes several starters and some of their best players. The Raptors may not be playing well and may appear tied, but can take this game with a healthy front five.