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betJACK NBA Daily Betting Guide: NBA Best Bets and Picks for March 31
Several matchups have playoff implications tonight in the NBA.
Here's your Daily NBA Betting Guide from betJACK!
Philadelphia 76ers at Detroit Pistons (7 p.m.)
Team Favored and Spread: PHI -10.5
Total Points: 223.5
The Philadelphia 76ers will head to the Little Caesars Arena to take on the Detroit Pistons in an Eastern Conference matchup. The Sixers are 2-0, with another game to be played on April 10 against the Pistons. Both teams are looking to snap their losing streaks as Philly is riding a two-game losing streak while Detroit lost three straight games.
Center Joel Embiid is averaging 31.1 points, 12.4 rebounds, four assists, 1.4 blocks, and 1.8 steals in his last nine games as he tries to capture the NBA MVP Award. The 76ers are 12-4 Against the Spread in their last 16 games, and the over is 7-0-1 in their last eight games played against each other so go with those to hit here.
Milwaukee Bucks at Brooklyn Nets (7:30 p.m.)
Team Favored and Spread: Nets -2
Total Points: 243
The Milwaukee Bucks will head to the Barclays Center to take on the Brooklyn Nets in a possible first-round Eastern Conference Playoffs matchup. The Bucks hold a 2-1 season series lead, with this being the final game against one another. Power forward Kevin Durant has been doing incredible in his two games this season against Milwaukee as he is averaging 30.5 points, 10 rebounds, 5.5 assists, 1.5 blocks, and 0.5 steals per game. Go with the Brooklyn Nets to cover the spread at home and the under to hit as it is 9-2-1 in their last 12 games against one another.
Cleveland Cavaliers at Atlanta Hawks (7:30 p.m.)
Team Favored and Spread: ATL -5.5
Total Points: 222
The Cleveland Cavaliers will head to the State Farm Arena to take on the Atlanta Hawks in a possible Eastern Conference play-in tournament matchup. This is the fourth and final game as this is being made up from December 19 and the Hawks won two of the previous three games this season against the Cavs. Atlanta is getting hot as they won their last three games.
Point guard Trae Young has been doing exceptionally well in his last nine games as he is averaging 30.8 points, 3.2 rebounds, 10.9 assists, and 1.7 steals while shooting 49.2 percent from the field. The Cavs are without point guard Rajon Rondo (ankle), power forward Dean Wade (knee), center Jarrett Allen (finger), and center Evan Mobley (ankle) and sliding in the standings. Go with the Cavaliers to cover the spread and the under to hit as it hit in five of the last seven games against one another.
Los Angeles Clippers at Chicago Bulls (8 p.m.)
Team Favored and Spread: CHI -3.5
Total Points: 223
The Los Angeles Clippers will travel to the United Center to take on the Chicago Bulls in a non-conference matchup. This will be their second and final game against one another, as the Bulls won on the road 100-90 earlier this season. Small forward DeMar DeRozan has been doing well in his last nine games as he is averaging 25.1 points, 4.9 rebounds, 4.1 assists, and 0.6 steals in that stretch.
Paul George is back for the Clippers and played 31 minutes in his return, so it will be interesting to see how he does here. The Clippers are 1-4 Against the Spread in their last five games, as well as the over-hitting in four of the previous five matchups so go with those to hit in this game.
Los Angeles Lakers at Utah Jazz (10 p.m.)
Team Favored and Spread: UTA -13
Total Points: 225
The Los Angeles Lakers are trying to stay in the playoff hunt as they head to the Vivint Arena to take on the Utah Jazz. With LeBron James (ankle) questionable and Anthony Davis (foot) doubtful, Los Angeles has to depend on Russell Westbrook to lead the way.
He has been relatively quiet against Utah this season, as in his two games, he is averaging 16 points, 7.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists, and a steal. The Lakers are 8-2 Against the Spread in their last 10 games against each other and the under hit in four of their previous five games. All in all, go with the Lakers to cover the spread and the under to hit.
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