Coral preview three big games from Thursday’s NBA action
San Antonio and Golden State both feature
The NBA season continues apace on Thursday with no fewer than 10 games taking place from 12am to 3:30am UK Time.
In the pick of the action, Miami Heat play host to the unbeaten San Antonio Spurs on the Florida coast. Golden State, Philadelphia and Cleveland are also all in action as gameweek four continues.
Here, the Coral News Team take a look at some of Thursday night’s games…
Memphis @ Dallas
01:30 AM UK Time, Thursday 26 October
The Memphis Grizzlies have enjoyed a hugely impressive start to the 2017-18 campaign. After seeing off the New Orleans Pelicans in week one, they then went and disposed of last season’s champions, the Golden State Warriors 111-101.
Victory at Houston last time out made it three from three so far ahead of home and away meetings against Dallas over the coming days. If they’re to continue their 100% start against the Mavericks, then the form of Marc Gasol will be key. The Spaniard and three-time NBA All-Star is the ninth highest points scorer per game in the NBA this season.
He, along with the Grizzlies impressive array of talent off the bench, should have what it takes to see off their opponents, who are winless in three. The road team are 8/13 for the win, although the better bet is Over 195.5 points at 10/11.
San Antonio @ Miami
01:00 AM UK Time, Thursday 26 October
San Antonio are one of only four remaining unbeaten teams in the NBA. Against Miami though, their unbeaten record will face a stern test. The Heat have won two from two at home following an initial opening day defeat at Orlando.
The Heat could also be without guards Goran Dragic and Dion Waiters after the duo missed practice on Tuesday. San Antonio are not without their own problems, though. All-Star forward Kawhi Leonard is still out injured while centre Joffrey Lauvergne will be missing after picking up a niggle v the Raptors.
It makes for an intriguing contest between two sides who will have eyes on the championship prize. The Coral News Team like the Spurs on the Double Result at 11/10.
Toronto @ Golden State
03:30 UK Time, Thursday 26 October
One of the NBA’s most successful sides over the past half decade have not had it all their own way so far this season. Golden State may be the three-time reigning Eastern Conference title-winners, but they’re two and two so far in 2017.
Such poor form was compounded on Monday when highest points scorer Stephen Curry was fined $50,000 for throwing his mouth-guard in the direction of an official during Saturday’s defeat to the Grizzlies. Luckily the 6ft 3in sharpshooter did not receive a ban. In-fact, the Warriors appear to have options all over the court ahead of Thursday night’s game.
Kevin Durant has been in fantastic form, and that’s without Jordan Bell and JaVale McGee chipping in with six points apiece on Monday night. All of those factors combine to make the Warriors an enticing proposition at 10/11 in the -13 Spread market.