Basketball has resumed in America with 22 teams, and games are going on every day. Already, we’ve gone through week 22, which began on Thursday, July 30 – Sunday, August 1. This article would cover betting tips for some of the matches holding on Thursday, August 6.
The first match on the list is Miami Heat vs. Milwaukee Bucks. Miami Heat won their first match of this resumed season with over 20 points against the Denver Nuggets (125-105); the Bucks also won their game against Boston Celtics (119-112). The Milwaukee Bucks are still the first in the Eastern Conference.
The two teams have met a total of 114 times in the past regular seasons, and the Heat have won 70 of those meetings, the latest being on March 2, 2020, where they defeated the Bucks 105-89. But that does not mean Bucks is no match for Heat.
They met 5 times between January 2019 and March 2020, and Bucks won 3 of their meetings, losing the 2 recent ones. Miami Heat is the favourite while the Milwaukee Bucks would be playing as the underdogs. Their past five meetings ended in a scoreline of over 200 points for both teams. This is something you would have to consider if you plan on betting Totals.
Another game to watch out for is between the Los Angeles Clippers and Dallas Mavericks. Clippers won their match on Saturday, August 1, against the New Orleans Pelicans 126-103. Clippers and the Mavericks have played 158 regular-season games with the Mavericks having won 93 games while Clippers have just 65 wins.
However, Clippers have won 4 of their last five games, starting from December 2018. All games ended with a total score of over 200 points. In this game, the Mavericks have the underdog position and would play as the away team.
The next game on our lineup is Los Angeles Lakers vs. Houston Rockets, two very big teams. Lakers lost their first game of the resumed season against the Toronto Raptors. Lakers and Raptors have had a very interesting history, having played 222 regular-season games with Lakers winning 138 of them.
Lakers also lost their last game against the Rockets 111-121 and won just two of their last five meetings. The last two meetings took place this season. In those games, the joint score of both teams was over 200. The Los Angeles Lakers would be playing home as the Houston Rockets take the place of the underdog.