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Thursday NBA Odds, Betting Trends: Celtics vs. Nets, Warriors vs. Blazers Among Most Popular Public Picks

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Much to the delight of basketball bettors, the NBA returns from its All-Star break with a seven-game Thursday night slate.

Sure, college basketball held down the fort the past three days, but having both in action not only gives us more watch, but more opportunities to find betting value.

Unsurprisingly, the public is all over the favorites, so let’s take a look at the most popular NBA betting picks.

Thursday’s NBA Odds & Betting Trends

*Odds and public betting trends data as of Thursday afternoon

5 Most Popular NBA Bets 

Grizzlies (-1.5) vs. Timberwolves

8 p.m. ET

The Grizzlies are the most popular NBA side and it’s not all that close so far.

Memphis has landed a whopping 86% of the spread action as a short favorite over Minnesota.

Nuggets (-4) vs. Kings

10 p.m. ET

Coming in a distant second in terms of public action is Denver, which is attracting 78% of the bets to this point.

Interestingly, this spread has moved toward Sacramento, so oddsmakers are showing little respect for the bettors laying the points in this matchup.

Celtics (-9) vs. Nets

7:30 p.m. ET

The Celtics are streaking right now and bettors can’t pass up to the opportunity to back Boston against the slumping Brooklyn Nets.

Even as 9-point favorites, the Celtics are receiving 77% of tickets wagered on the spread thus far.

Warriors (-10) vs. Trail Blazers

10 p.m. ET

Did someone say a big public road favorite? At -10, the Warriors have convinced 73% of bettors that Golden State is the correct side for Thursday night’s visit to Portland.

Hawks vs. Bulls (-3.5)

8 p.m. ET

Chicago is the final NBA team with at least 70% of the spread bets, falling on that exact number as of the time of writing.

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