By The Numbers: Trends For Trio Of Thursday NBA Games

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Thursday, January 19, 2017 6:06 PM GMT

By The Numbers is a daily NBA piece featuring three top selections according to historical trends and game-time matchups. Let’s review the top picks for Thursday evening and cash in our NBA picks.

Suns (13-28 SU, 21-19-1 ATS) At Cavaliers (29-11 SU, 17-21-2 ATS)

  • Cleveland is 1-6 ATS in their last seven after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.

  • Cleveland is 1-3-1 ATS in their last five Thursday games.

  • Cleveland is 1-4 ATS in their last five games vs. a team with a winning percentage below .400.

  • Cleveland is 1-6 ATS in their last seven games as a favorite.

  • Cleveland is 1-7-1 ATS in their last nine when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.

  • Phoenix is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.

  • Phoenix is 4-0 ATS in their last four games vs. a team with a winning percentage above .600.

  • Phoenix is 5-1 ATS in their last six games overall.

The Suns have covered in two of their last three meetings with the Cavs and should be able to hang within the inflated number here. In addition, Phoenix has covered the NBA odds on 10 of 13 occasions against non-conference teams.

NBA Free Pick: Suns +13

Best Line Offered: Heritage

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Mavericks (14-27 SU, 20-21 ATS) At Heat (12-30 SU, 20-22 ATS)

  • Miami is 1-6 ATS in their last seven after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.

  • Miami is 1-4 ATS in their last five games as a favorite of 0.5-4.5.

  • Miami is 0-4 ATS in their last four games following an ATS win.

  • Miami is 1-5 ATS in their last six games playing on one day’s rest.

  • Dallas is 4-1 ATS in their last five games following an ATS win.

  • Dallas is 4-0 ATS in their last four when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.

  • Dallas is 4-1 ATS in their last five road games.

The Mavericks have won and covered their last three games and played solid defensively in those contests. Meanwhile, the Heat are coming off a huge win over the Rockets as seven-point home underdogs -- which could very well signal a letdown is looming.

NBA Free Pick: Mavericks +2.5

Best Line Offered: 5Dimes

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Nuggets (17-23 SU, 20-19-1 ATS) At Spurs (32-9 SU, 24-16-1 ATS)

  • San Antonio is 5-1 ATS in their last six games as a home favorite of 11.0 or greater.

  • San Antonio is 13-5 ATS in their last 18 games overall.

  • San Antonio is 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games as a home favorite.

  • San Antonio is 7-2 ATS in their last nine home games vs. a team with a losing road record.

  • San Antonio is 12-5 ATS in their last 17 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.

  • Denver is 1-5 ATS in their last six games vs. a team with a winning percentage above .600.

  • Denver is 1-4 ATS in their last five games as a road underdog.

  • Denver is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games playing on one day’s rest.

In their only meeting this season just two weeks ago, the Spurs crushed the Nuggets in Denver by the score of 127-99. Fundamentally, there is no sounder team than San Antonio, and the spurs should put a quick halt to Denver's three-game winning streak. Let’s back the Spurs in our NBA picks.

NBA Free Pick: Spurs -11.5

Best Line Offered: BookMaker

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