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Without further ado, let’s dive into our favorite NBA betting plays for Thursday’s superstar doubleheader.
Philadelphia 76ers (-4.5) vs. Brooklyn Nets
I can’t wait to watch this, and every NBA fan should be locked in here. Joel Embiid and James Harden versus Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving? It doesn’t get better than that folks. For this matchup, though, we view Embiid as the trump card. If the Sixers’ star big man is able to cause early foul trouble, it could be a very long night for Brooklyn. We’re expecting Durant and Irving to go off, but who’s going to stop Embiid consistently inside? That’s the big swing factor, so lock in with confidence Philadelphia to cover the 4.5-point spread.
Pick: Sixers -4.5
PrizePicks Power Play: Joel Embiid over 31.5 points, Kevin Durant over 28.5 points, Kyrie Irving over 24.5 points, James Harden over 10.5 assists
Denver Nuggets vs. Golden State Warriors (-2)
Here's another show-stopping matchup on tap for Thursday night, as the Warriors and Nuggets will square off in The Bay following the battle in Brooklyn. Golden State has been sliding as of late, but this feels like the perfect opportunity to reassert its dominance on the road in Denver. Nikola Jokic will go off for the Nuggets, but who will be able to stop the Splash Brothers combination of Curry and Klay Thompson? After waffling back-and-forth on this one, we feel confident hammering the Warriors.
Pick: Warriors -2
PrizePicks Power Play: Nikola Jokic over 26.5 points, Stephen Curry over 24.5 points, Monte Morris over 4 assists, Klay Thompson over 2.5 threes