Daily NBA Betting Guide: Friday, April 8th NBA Odds and Picks
A crucial Cavaliers matchup with Brooklyn is part of a nine game NBA slate. Here is your Daily NBA Betting Guide from betJACK.
Team Favored and Spread: MIL -5
Total Points: 228.5
The Milwaukee Bucks will head to the Little Caesars Arena in an Eastern Conference matchup against the Detroit Pistons. The Bucks are on a two-game winning streak and are gearing for the postseason. Power forward Giannis Antetokounmpo has been dominant in his last 10 games as he is averaging 30.6 points, 12.3 rebounds, five assists, 1.6 blocks, and one steal per game while shooting an outstanding 60.2 percent from the field. Milwaukee is 13-3-1 Against the Spread in their previous 17 games against Detroit and the under hit in the last four games against each other so go with both of those here.
Team Favored and Spread: WAS -4
Total Points: 223.5
The New York Knicks will head to Capital One Arena in an Eastern Conference showdown against the Washington Wizards. Shooting guard RJ Barrett has been doing extremely well in his previous 10 games as he is averaging 23.8 points, 6.6 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 0.9 steals but is only shooting 38 percent from the floor and 29.9 percent from three. He has shown the ability to be the guy the Knicks can build around for their future as a solid number two or three player on a winning roster. Go with the New York Knicks to cover the spread on the road here and the under to hit in 10 of the last 14 games against one another.
Team Favored and Spread: BKN -8.5
Total Points: 232.5
The Cleveland Cavaliers will head to the Barclays Center to take on the Brooklyn Nets in a probable 7-8 Eastern Conference play-in matchup. If the Nets win the last two games of the season, this game will be in Brooklyn for the playoffs otherwise it will be played in Cleveland. Small forward Kevin Durant should dominate just like he has in his last 10 games as he is averaging 33.2 points, 8.1 rebounds, 7.1 assists, 1.2 blocks, and 1.2 steals while shooting 53.1 percent from the floor and 43.1 percent from three in that span. Go with the Brooklyn Nets to cover the spread and the over to hit as it hit in five of the previous six games.
Team Favored and Spread: TOR -11.5
Total Points: 227.5
The Houston Rockets will travel north as they head to the Scotiabank Arena to face off against the Toronto Raptors. The Rockets are on a five-game losing streak while the Raptors have won two consecutive games. Power forward Pascal Siakam has played very well in his last 10 games while he is averaging 27.1 points, 9.2 rebounds, 6.2 assists, 0.4 blocks, and 1.1 steals per game. Houston is 5-13 Against the Spread in their last 18 games played in Toronto and the under to hit here.
Team Favored and Spread: Pickem
Total Points: 230
The Atlanta Hawks will travel south to the FTX Arena to take on the Miami Heat in an Eastern Conference matchup. The Heat are on a five-game winning streak entering this game and have limited point guard Trae Young this year as in three games against the Heat he has 22.3 points, three rebounds, seven assists, and 0.7 steals per game while shooting 39.5 percent from the floor. Go with the Miami Heat to cover the spread and the under as it hit in 22 of the previous 30 games played in Miami so go with those to hit here.
Team Favored and Spread: CHI -2.5
Total Points: 234
The Charlotte Hornets will be on the road as they head to the United Center to battle the Chicago Bulls in an Eastern Conference game. Chicago is on a three-game losing streak and limping into the playoffs as they will be without point guard Lonzo Ball for the remainder of the year. Small forward DeMar DeRozan has been playing well in his two games against the Hornets this year as he is averaging 32 points, five rebounds, five assists, and 0.5 steals while shooting 64.1 percent from the field. Charlotte have failed to cover in their last five games against Chicago and the under hit in five of the previous seven meetings so go with those to hit here.
Team Favored and Spread: DAL -19.5
Total Points: 219.5
The Portland Trail Blazers will head to the American Airlines Arena to take on the Dallas Mavericks in a Western Conference game. The Trail Blazers are on a nine-game losing streak while the Mavs have won two consecutive games. The issue with this is the spread is way too high and with the variance of the NBA, expecting a game to be a 20 point difference is a little too much. All in all, go with Portland to cover the spread and the over to hit as it has in nine of their previous 10 meetings.
Team Favored and Spread: UTA -2.5
Total Points: 228
The Phoenix Suns will head to the Vivint Arena to take on the Utah Jazz in a Western Conference matchup. The Jazz are on a two-game winning streak entering this game and the Suns could rest with the top seed clinched. Shooting guard Donovan Mitchell has been playing well in his previous nine games as he is averaging 27.7 points, 4.4 rebounds, 4.7 assists, and 1.1 steals per game. Go with the Utah Jazz to cover the spread and the over hit in four of their last five meetings so go with those to hit.
Team Favored and Spread: LA -5.5
Total Points: 227.5
The Oklahoma City Thunder will head to the Crypto.com Arena to take on the Los Angeles Lakers in a Western Conference matchup. The Lakers are going to likely be without LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, and Anthony Davis as they have already been eliminated from postseason contention. Los Angeles is currently on an eight-game losing streak and looking to step up here to end the season strong. Oklahoma City is 6-0 Against the Spread in their previous six road games against Los Angeles and the over hit in seven of the last 10 games overall between one another so go with both to hit here.
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