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NBA tips: Back the Rockets and Pistons in our Wednesday 4-fold

07 Feb | BY Betway | MIN READ TIME |
NBA tips: Back the Rockets and Pistons in our Wednesday 4-fold

Houston's MVP frontrunner should lead them to victory in Miami, while the Timberwolves are poised to beat the struggling Cavaliers.

Houston Rockets to beat Miami Heat – {ODDS:237337889:10/19}

No team in the NBA are as hot as the Rockets at the moment.

The Western Conference’s current second seeds have won five games in a row, and have only been beaten twice in their last 14.

With MVP frontunner James Harden and the league’s second-best offense, they shouldn’t have much trouble beating a Heat team that have lost four on the bounce.

Minnesota Timberwolves to beat Cleveland Cavaliers – {ODDS:237338231:10/17}

The Cavaliers are in crisis, with a run of nine defeats in 13 games putting their title chances – and coach Tyronn Lue’s future – in doubt.

Cleveland surrendered a 21-point lead and were outscored 65-32 in the second half against the Orlando Magic last time out – their sixth consecutive defeat on the road.

The Cavs have been awful defensively this season, ranking 26th in points allowed, and should struggle against a young, athletic Timberwolves team that have scored the fifth-most points per game in the NBA.

Detroit Pistons (-9.5) to beat Brooklyn Nets – {ODDS:237337717:10/11}

The Pistons have been on fire since trading for Blake Griffin, winning three consecutive games with the former Los Angeles Clippers forward in the line-up.

They’ve now won four home games in a row, boosting their record in Detroit to 17-10.

Expect their run to continue against the Nets, who have lost three successive games and seven of their last eight.

Indiana Pacers to beat New Orleans Pelicans – {ODDS:237338058:27:20}

The Pelicans have really struggled after losing star centre DeMarcus Cousins to a season-ending injury, losing four of their last five games, the last of which was a 133-109 home thrashing by the Utah Jazz.

It’s hard to see them beating an in-form Pacers team that have won six of their last nine.

Indiana have scored over 100 points in eight successive games, and should cause problems for New Orleans’ 29th-ranked defence.

*Odds subject to change.