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Daily NBA Betting Guide: NBA Best Bets for March 8
A lot of exciting NBA action tonight! Let’s hop into betJACK’s Daily NBA Betting Guide!
Brooklyn Nets at Charlotte Hornets (7 p.m.)
Team Favored and Spread: BKN -2.5
Total Points: 241.5
The Brooklyn Nets will travel to the Spectrum Center to take on the Charlotte Hornets in an Eastern Conference matchup.
This will be the second of three games against one another as the Hornets won 111-95 on the road. The Nets are riding a four-game losing streak while the Hornets are on a two-game winning streak.
The difference is on the defensive side of the floor as the Nets are allowing 111.8 points per game this year while the Hornets are giving up 114.6 points.
Brooklyn is 10-3 against the spread in their last 13 road games against Charlotte so go with them to cover. The under hit in four of the previous five games, so go with the under to hit.
Cleveland Cavaliers at Indiana Pacers (7 p.m.)
Team Favored and Spread: CLE -4.5
Total Points: 222.5
The Cleveland Cavaliers will travel to the Gainbridge Fieldhouse to take on the Indiana Pacers in an Eastern Conference matchup. This is the last of four games as the Cavaliers won the first three games. Cleveland is dealing with some injuries as shooting guard Caris LeVert (foot), point guard Rajon Rondo (toe), and center Jarrett Allen (finger) are all ruled out.
Looking at the last few games, the Cavs are scoring 107 points in their last five games while the Pacers are averaging 117 points in their previous three games. Cleveland is 3-7 against the spread in their last ten road games against Indiana and the under hit in nine of the previous 11 games in Indiana so go with those two to hit as well.
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Phoenix Suns at Orlando Magic (7 p.m.)
Team Favored and Spread: PHO -6
Total Points: 221
The Orlando Magic will host the Phoenix Suns at the Amway Center in a non-conference matchup. Phoenix won the only other matchup between these teams as they picked up a 132-105 home win. Shooting guard Devin Booker (health and safety protocols), small forward Cameron Johnson (quadriceps), and point guard Chris Paul (finger) are all out here.
However, Phoenix is still the more talented team. Point guard Cole Anthony is averaging 16 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 0.4 blocks, and 0.7 steals in his last ten games, which is a bit lower than the average. The Suns are 6-2 against the spread in their last eight road games against the Magic so go with Phoenix to cover as well as the over as it hit in seven of the previous ten games played in Orlando.
New Orleans Pelicans at Memphis Grizzlies (7:30 p.m.)
Team Favored and Spread: MEM -5.5
Total Points: 231.5
The New Orleans Pelicans will head to the FedExForum for a Western Conference matchup against the Memphis Grizzlies. This is the third of four games against one another as this is the third of four games with the teams splitting the first two games.
Point guard Ja Morant has been doing extremely well in his last nine games as he is averaging 32.9 points, 5.1 rebounds, 5.8 assists, and 0.8 steals while shooting 49.8 percent from the field, 34 percent from three, and 77.7 percent from the free-throw line.
Memphis is leading the league in both rebounds (49.2) and blocks (6.3), so they are the better team. Go with the Grizzlies to cover as well as the under to hit.
Milwaukee Bucks at Oklahoma City Thunder (8 p.m.)
Team Favored and Spread: MIL -14.5
Total Points: 231
The Milwaukee Bucks will travel to the Paycom Center to take on the Oklahoma City Thunder in a non-conference matchup. Shooting guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander played extremely well in his last six games and is averaging 33.3 points, six rebounds, 6.7 assists, 0.8 blocks, and two steals per game.
The Bucks are just 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games, and this number is pretty large so go with the Oklahoma City Thunder to cover the spread at home. Also, the under has hit in each of the previous four games, so go with the under to hit here.
Los Angeles Clippers at Golden State Warriors (10 p.m.)
Team Favored and Spread: GS -6.5
Total Points: 223
The Los Angeles Clippers will travel to the Chase Center to take on the Golden State Warriors in a Western Conference showdown. This is the last of four games, and the Warriors won two of three games.
Golden State is on a five-game losing streak and are dealing with a lot of injuries as shooting guard Andre Iguodala (back), center James Wiseman (knee), and power forward Draymond Green (calf) are out while small forward Otto Porter Jr (illness) is questionable.
The Clippers are 5-2 against the spread in the last seven games against one another, so go with L.A. to cover as well as the under to hit.
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