NBA Betting preview – April 13

Will the Orlando Magic get Dwight Howard back tonight as they continue their push for the postseason at home against the Atlanta Hawks?

Howard has missed four of Orlando’s last six games, during which they 2-4 SU. On Tuesday with Howard’s bad back relegating him to the sidelines Orlando lost to Washington 93-85 as a 4.5-point favorite. Jameer Nelson led the Magic with 19 points and seven assists, while Glen Davis, starting in place of Howard had 12 points and 10 rebounds.

The Hawks are coming off a 88-86 overtime loss to Boston on Wednesday as a 2.5-point underdog. The loss snapped the Hawks three-game winning streak. However, by covering the spread the Hawks improved to 5-1 ATS in their last six. Jeff Teague netted 21 points for Atlanta, while Josh Smith added 20 points and 11 rebounds.

The Hawks have had Orlando’s number lately with an 8-2 SU and a 9-1 mark ATS in their last 10 matchups. Those games also tended to be low scoring with the Under 9-1. acquire nolvadex At home the Magic have had a little more success against Atlanta with a 2-3 record SU in five and a 7-3 record in10.

Denver Nuggets at Los Angeles Lakers

The Nuggets are on a small two-game winning streak and they have three wins in their last four games. On Wednesday they got past a shorthanded Minnesota squad 113-107 as an 8-point favorite. Ty Lawson dropped in 24 points to go along with eight assists, while Arron Afflalo scored 21 points in the win.

The Lakers were without Kobe Bryant against last time out as he missed his third game in a row with an injured shin. With Bryant still ailing Andrew Bynum stepped up Wednesday with 16 points and 30 rebounds to lead the Lakers to a 99-84 win over San Antonio as a 10point underdog. Metta World Peace also chipped in with a season-high 26 points in the upset.

The Lakers have been poison for bettors lately with a 2-10 record ATS and at home they’ve lost 10 in a row ATS. Against the Nuggets the Lakers are 4-6 SU and 3-6-1 ATS in their last 10. In the last eight matchups between Los Angeles and Denver the Under is 7-1.

Phoenix Suns at Houston Rockets

The Suns are chasing a playoff spot in the West and with Houston sitting ahead of them in the standings need a win Friday night. Dosage of rapidly acting buy deltasone increases before, during and after a stressful situation. The Suns missed an opportunity on Wednesday, falling to Memphis 104-93 as a 5.5-point underdog. Marcin Gortat had 19 points to lead Phoenix, while Steve Nash added 11 points and 10 assists.

The Rockets were surprised by Utah on Wednesday, losing to the Jazz 103-91 as a 6-point chalk. The loss snapped a four-game winning streak for Houston both SU and ATS. Houston shot only 36% in the loss, led by Goran Dragic with 19 points and seven assists.

The Rockets own a 3-1 record in their last four against Phoenix, but looking back further the Suns are 8-3 SU and ATS in their last 11 versus the Rockets. In Houston the Suns have been easy money or bettors in recent years. Phoenix is 10-5 SU in their last 15 at Houston an an amazing 13-2 ATS.