We came in with a winner from TNT TV Thursday NBA pro basketball as the LA Clippers got the pointspread win and cover against a tired Portland Trailblazers team playing their third game in three nights and playing 142 of the 144 minutes of action without leading scorer LaMarcus Aldridge. For Friday night we select from the early TV game on the schedule as Dirk Nowtizki and the Dallas Mavericks will travel to the city of brotherly love to play the Philadelphia 76ers. The Mavs and 76ers will tip from Philadelphia at 8PM Eastern Time and you can watch all of the action live over ESPN Television. With our NBA best bet for today we will play on the Dallas Mavericks +3 points against the Philadelphia 76ers. The point spread from our betting pick is currently available at Top Bet sportsbook.
The betting odds in the NBA game opened up with the home team Philadelphia 76ers favored by -4 points with an over under lined at 181 ½ points. The early money in the wagering saw Dallas take the money as the 76ers have dropped to the current -3 point favorite. The total was bet down in the early wagering to 179 ½ points. A money line bet on the Philadelphia 76ers will return -140 odds. Those who like Dallas to win straight up against the 76ers can take back +130 odds for their money line wager.
The Dallas Mavericks are playing their best basketball of the season as the team has won five straight games with notable wins against the LA Clippers and at Denver and Minnesota in difficult road games against Western conference competition. During this five game win streak the Mavericks are playing outstanding defense limiting their opponents to just 92 points and 40.4% shooting from the field. On the offensive end of the court the Mavericks have got their offense clicking with a 100 point per game and 45.9% shooting percentage during this win streak. Dallas will be well rested tonight having last played on Wednesday night in their 102-84 home win against the Denver Nuggets as a -7 point betting favorite. This will be the third straight game for Dallas where they will enter with at least one day of rest between games. The Mavs will bring good energy tonight because in their home blowout win against the Nuggets no starter for Dallas played more than 26 minutes all game. Nowitzki saw just 25 minutes in the victory. In the win two nights earlier against the Clippers Dirk played just 31 minutes and has shown a big turnaround on the offensive end of the court as he has begun to round into form.
The Philadelphia 76ers have struggled on the offensive end of the court as the team is hitting just 42.3% from the floor and averaging only 90 points over their past five games. A bad sign for the 76er is the fact they have not stepped up against the good teams on their scheduled with losses to Orlando, Clippers, Spurs and Heat over their past ten games. Take the points with Dallas tonight at the best online sportsbooks.