Memphis and Detroit get us underway for the Friday edition of the NBA preview this week.
All the analysis, information and tips you need to be around as we head into a big weekend of Eastern and Western Conference action.
Memphis @ detroit
february 11th 11:00am
Ja Morant and his Memphis Grizzlies hit the road again for a clash against Detroit at Little Caesars Arena on Friday morning.
The Grizzlies continued their charge through the Eastern Conference with a 135-109 blitz of the LA Clippers thanks to another huge performance from Morant.
Set for a genuine crack at the MVP trophy, Morant has simply been unstoppable and the Pistons have almost nothing in their armoury to cope with his freakish form.
Detroit is limping to the end of the season and currently sits in last place on the Eastern standings with a horrible 12-42 win-loss record.
That will only get worse here even if the Grizzlies decide to rest Morant.
Suggested Bet: Memphis Grizzlies -9.5 at $1.86
miami @ New orleans
february 11th 11:30am
Smoothie King Arena is where we are situated for the second clash of the season between the Miami Heat and New Orleans Pelicans.
The Heat took out the reverse fixture with a 113-98 win at home and will be looking to repeat the dose on the road in order to hold down top spot from Milwaukee.
Miami registered its third-consecutive win with a 121-100 result of the Wizards on Tuesday as it welcomes back Jimmy Butler from a toe complaint.
The Pelicans, meanwhile, have kept their season alive with a four-game winning streak, but there is still a long way to go if they want to lock in a play-in match.
A double victory over the Rockets and a win against Detroit might not be anything to hang their hats on, but in between those wins was a triumph over Denver.
This could be a danger game for the Heat, but they have too much experience and talent to let this slip.
Suggested Bet: Miami Heat -3.5 at $1.91
la clippers @ dallas
february 12th 12:30pm
Los Angeles Clippers will try to stop the dam wall from busting wide open when it faces the Dallas Mavericks on the road.
The Clippers are starting to really feel the effects of being without Kawhi Leonard and Paul George.
A 137-113 loss to Milwaukee and a 135-109 loss against Memphis have highlighted how vulnerable this Clippers defence is to some of the best teams in the league.
Facing Dallas is not going to be an easy task by any stretch of the imagination given it is on a three-game tear albeit against inferior opposition.
The Clippers will need to produce something special in order to get out of this rut it is in at the moment.
However, it is hard to see that happening given the form Luka Doncic is in.
Suggested Bet: Dallas Mavericks -5.5 at $1.90
milwaukee @ phoenix
february 11th 2:00pm
We could be gearing for a game-of-the-season type atmosphere when Milwaukee heads to the Valley for a clash against Phoenix.
It is the first time the teams meet since clashing in the NBA Finals series last season and both teams could not be in better form heading into this fixture.
The Suns have been super hot with wins over the Bulls and 76ers stamping their authority as the best team in the Western Conference, while the Bucks continued their charge up the East by dismantling the Lakers on Wednesday.
There will be stars lining up on both sides of the court with Giannis Antetokounmpo leading the line for the Bucks as Chris Paul and Devin Booker combine to try to give the Suns an edge.
From a betting perspective, the Suns have not been amazingly gracious to punters who back them against the spread as home favourites.
With a 13-14 losing recording against the spread when being expected to win, the Suns’ -3.5 favourite tag might just be overstated here.
Giannis is in some sort of purple patch at the moment as well.
DeAndre Ayton struggled to keep Joel Embiid on Wednesday and now he has to meet the Greek Freak.
The Bucks do have a shocking record of 2-6 when they are underdogs on the road, but a lot of those losses came when their squad was severely depleted.
Backing the Bucks to make this a one-basket game at the end of proceedings.
Suggested Bet: Milwaukee Bucks +3.5 at $1.91