Daily NBA Betting Guide: NBA Best Bets for March 5th

Daily NBA Betting Guide: NBA Best Bets for March 5th

Ryan Knuppel
2 years ago
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Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) takes a shot over Miami Heat guard Max Strus (31)

A lot of exciting NBA action tonight! Let’s hop into betJACK’s Daily NBA Betting Guide!

Sacramento Kings at Dallas Mavericks (5 p.m.)

Favored Team and Spread: DAL -7.5

Total Points: 221.5

The Sacramento Kings will travel to the American Airlines Center to take on the Dallas Mavericks in a Western Conference matchup. Dallas has a 2-1 season series lead as we enter their final game against one another.

Point guard Luka Doncic (toe) is listed as questionable for the Mavericks but was able to play 40 minutes on Thursday. Point guard De’Aaron Fox has picked up his game recently as he is averaging 26.7 points, 4.3 rebounds,6.1 assists, 0.7 blocks, and 0.8 steals while shooting 50.5 percent from the floor in his last ten games. However, the Mavs are the better team, even without Luka playing solely on their defensive output.

Dallas is 8-1-1 ATS in their previous ten games, so go with the Dallas Mavericks to cover the spread. The under also hit in each of the previous seven games against one another, so play the under here. 

San Antonio Spurs at Charlotte Hornets (7 p.m.)

Favored Team and Spread: CHA -3.5

Total Points: 241

The San Antonio Spurs will head to the Spectrum Center in a non-conference matchup against the Charlotte Hornets. Point guard Dejounte Murray has been playing incredibly well so far as he is averaging 24 points, 7.9 rebounds, 10.6 assists, and two steals per game in his last nine games.

Charlotte is struggling, and their defense is not a great plus; the coaching advantage is strong with San Antonio, so go with the Spurs to cover on the road.

Also, go with the under as 241 points seems to be a little too high for my liking. 

Philadelphia 76ers at Miami Heat (8 p.m.)

Favored Team and Spread: MIA -1

Total Points: 220.5

We have a battle of top Eastern Conference franchises this season as the Philadelphia 76ers, and the Miami Heat are facing off inside of the FTX Arena.

Center Joel Embiid has been incredible as of late as in his last ten games; he is averaging 32 points, 11.8 rebounds, 4.6 assists, 1.3 blocks, and 1.3 steals in 33.4 minutes per game. Miami is dealing with some injuries with point guard Kyle Lowry (personal) and power forward Markieff Morris (neck) are both ruled out for this game.

All in all, go with the 76ers to cover the spread on the road and the over to hit. 

Orlando Magic at Memphis Grizzlies (8 p.m.)

Favored Team and Spread: MEM -15.5

Total Points: 231

The Orlando Magic will head to the FedExForum in a non-conference matchup against the Memphis Grizzlies.

Point guard Ja Morant has dominated in his previous nine games as he is averaging 34.7 points, 5.6 rebounds, 5.7 assists, and 0.6 steals in 33.1 minutes per game during that stretch.

All in all, go with the Memphis Grizzlies to dominate against an inferior team and the over to hit. 

Portland Trail Blazers at Minnesota Timberwolves (8 pm)

Favored Team and Spread: MIN -13

Total Points: 232.5

The Portland Trail Blazers will travel to the Target Center in a Western Conference showdown. Portland is on a three-game losing streak, while Minnesota is on a three-game winning streak.

Shooting guard Anfernee Simons has been stepping up in his previous ten games as he is averaging 22.9 points, 2.6 rebounds, five assists, and 0.7 steals per game. However, the combination of center Karl-Anthony Towns and point guard D’Angelo Russell is too much for an injury-plagued Trail Blazers.

Go with the Timberwolves to cover the spread and the under to hit.

Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Lakers (8:30 pm)

Favored Team and Spread: GS -6

Total Points: 225

The Golden State Warriors will head to the Crypto.com Arena to take on the Los Angeles Lakers in a Western Conference showdown. The Warriors have won the first two meetings this season, but both teams are struggling as the Warriors have lost three straight while Los Angeles is on a four-game losing streak.

The defenses during their individual streaks have been similar as Golden State is allowing 119.3 points in their previous three games while Los Angeles has given up 117.3 points in their last four games.

The Warriors are just 1-8-1 ATS in their last ten games, so go with the Lakers to cover and the over to hit.

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