NBA Daily Betting Guide: NBA Best Bets and Daily Preview for April 3, 2022

NBA Daily Betting Guide: NBA Best Bets and Daily Preview for April 3, 2022

Cole Paganelli
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 Dec 23, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; Dallas Mavericks forward Sterling Brown (0) dribbles as Milwaukee Bucks guard George Hill (3) defends during the second half at American Airlines Center.

It's about to be a busy night tonight in the NBA! Here's your daily NBA Betting Guide from betJACK!

Washington Wizards at Boston Celtics (1 p.m.)

Team Favored and Spread: BOS -12.5

Total Points: 222.5

The Washington Wizards will head to the TD Garden to take on the Boston Celtics in an Eastern Conference matchup. This will be the fourth and final regular-season game against one another, with the Wizards winning two of three games thus far.

With small forward Kyle Kuzma (knee) out for this game, Washington is going to struggle to score the ball without even factoring in the Boston defense dominating.

The Wizards are 4-12-1 ATS in their last 17 games played in Boston and the under hit in seven of the previous eight games, so go with Boston to cover and the under to hit.

Dallas Mavericks at Milwaukee Bucks (1 p.m.)

Team Favored and Spread: MIL -5.5

Total Points: 227.5

The Dallas Mavericks will head to the Fiserv Forum to take on the Milwaukee Bucks in a non-conference game. This will be the second and final regular-season game with the Bucks picking up a 102-95 road win earlier this season.

Power forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) is listed as probable and has dominated in his last seven games as he is averaging 33.7 points, 12.7 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 1.7 blocks, and 0.9 steals in 34 minutes per game.

Go with the Milwaukee Bucks to cover the spread and the over to hit, as it hit in 13 of the last 19 games played in Milwaukee.

Denver Nuggets at Los Angeles Lakers (3:30 p.m.)

Team Favored and Spread: DEN -3

Total Points: 231

The Denver Nuggets will head to the Crypto.com Arena to take on the Los Angeles Lakers in a Western Conference matchup.

The Lakers are riding a five-game losing streak right now. This will be the second of three games against one another, with the Nuggets winning 133-96 earlier this season.

Center Nikola Jokic has been dominating in their last ten games as he is averaging 30 points, 12.7 rebounds, 7.6 assists, 1.1 blocks, and 1.9 steals per game. Go with the Denver Nuggets to cover the spread and the over to hit as the over is 26-10-2 in their last 38 games against one another.

Detroit Pistons at Indiana Pacers (5 p.m.)

Team Favored and Spread: IND -2.5

Total Points: 231.5

The Detroit Pistons will head to the Gainbridge Fieldhouse to take on the Indiana Pacers in an Eastern Conference matchup. The Pistons are on a two-game winning streak right now, while the Pacers are on a six-game losing streak as of this writing. Detroit is leading the season series 2-1 as this will be their final meeting.

Point guard Cade Cunningham (hip) is questionable, but he is averaging 20 points, 3.1 rebounds, 6.6 assists, 0.8 blocks, and 1.8 steals in his last eight games.

The Pistons are 4-1 ATS in their last five games while the under hit in five of the previous seven games against one another, so go with Piston to cover and the under to hit.

Philadelphia 76ers at Cleveland Cavaliers (6 p.m.)

Team Favored and Spread: PHI -4.5

Total Points: 224.5

The Philadelphia 76ers will head to the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in an Eastern Conference matchup. This will be the fourth and final regular-season game against each other. The Sixers have won all three H2H games thus far.

Center Joel Embiid is averaging 30.8 points, 12.9 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 1.2 blocks, and 1.7 steals per game while shooting 54.4 percent in his last nine games played.

All in all, go with the Philadelphia 76ers to cover without centers Evan Mobley and Jarrett Allen to defend him and the under to hit as it hit in 19 of the previous 26 games played in Cleveland.

New York Knicks at Orlando Magic (6 p.m.)

Team Favored and Spread: NYK -5

Total Points: 215

The New York Knicks will head to the Amway Center to take on the Orlando Magic in an Eastern Conference game. Both teams have been struggling as the Knicks are on a two-game losing streak while the Magic are riding a five-game losing streak right now. The Magic have won two of the three games this season against the Knicks.

Looking at the defenses in their last five games, New York is allowing 110.6 points while Orlando is giving up 113.6 points. The Knicks are 1-4 ATS in their last five games, and the under is 5-2-1 in their previous eight games against one another, so go with Magic to keep it close and under to hit.

Miami Heat at Toronto Raptors (7 p.m.)

Team Favored and Spread: TOR -3

Total Points: 214

The Miami Heat will head to the Scotiabank Arena to take on the Toronto Raptors in an Eastern Conference matchup. This will be the fourth and final regular-season meeting, with the Raptors winning two of three games so far.

The Heat are on a three-game winning streak while the Raptors are on a five-game winning streak. Power forward Pascal Siakam has been playing extremely well in his last ten games as he is averaging 24.9 points, 89 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 0.5 blocks, and 0.9 steals while shooting 53.3 percent from the floor and 41.2 percent from three.

Go with the Toronto Raptors to cover the spread and the over to hit, as it hit in five of the previous seven games played in Toronto.

Minnesota Timberwolves at Houston Rockets (7 p.m.)

Team Favored and Spread: MIN -12.5

Total Points: 243

The Minnesota Timberwolves will head to the Toyota Center to take on the Houston Rockets in a Western Conference matchup. This will be the third and final regular-season against one another. The T-Wolves have won by at least 18 points in the first two games.

Houston is struggling as they are on a three-game losing streak. Center Karl-Anthony Towns has been playing well as he is averaging 25.4 points, 9.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 0.8 blocks, and one steal while shooting a remarkable 47.8 percent from beyond the arc.

Minnesota is 5-1 ATS in their last six games against Houston and the under to hit in seven of the previous ten games played in the Toyota Center, so go with Minnesota to cover and under to hit.

Phoenix Suns at Oklahoma City Thunder (7 p.m.)

Team Favored and Spread: PHO -14

Total Points: 223

The Phoenix Suns will head to the Paycom Center to take on the Oklahoma City Thunder in a Western Conference matchup. This will be the fourth and final regular-season game with the Suns looking for a four-game season sweep.

Both shooting guard Devin Booker and center DeAndre Ayton are both expected to miss this game. The Suns are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games played in Oklahoma City, and the over hit in four of the previous five games against one another, so go Oklahoma to keep it close and the over to hit.

Portland Trail Blazers at San Antonio Spurs (7 pm)

Team Favored and Spread: SA -14.5 

Total Points: 231

The Portland Trail Blazers will head to the AT&T Center to take on the San Antonio Spurs in a Western Conference matchup. The Trail Blazers are on an eight-game losing streak and have lost all three games against the Spurs thus far.

Point guard Dejounte Murray (illness) is questionable but has been playing extremely well in his last eight games as he is averaging 25.1 points, 8.1 rebounds, 8.9 assists, 0.5 blocks, and 1.4 steals per game while shooting 41.2 percent from three.

Go with San Antonio to cover the massive spread and the under to hit as it hit in four of the previous five games against one another.

Golden State Warriors at Sacramento Kings (9 p.m.)

Team Favored and Spread: GS -6

Total Points: 222.5

The Golden State Warriors will head to the Golden 1 Center to take on the Sacramento Kings in a Western Conference matchup. This will be the fourth and final regular-season game between them, with the Warriors winning all three by an average of 13 points.

Both teams are without their top scorer as point guard Stephen Curry (foot) and point guard De'Aaron Fox (hand) are not playing this game.

However, the Warriors have a better team outside of Curry than the Kings have without Fox. Go with the Golden State Warriors to cover the spread and the under to hit, as it hit in ten of the last 14 games played in Sacramento.

New Orleans Pelicans at Los Angeles Clippers (9:30 p.m.)

Team Favored and Spread: LAC -2

Total Points: 223.5

The New Orleans Pelicans will head to the Crypto.com Arena to take on the Los Angeles Clippers in a Western Conference game. New Orleans is looking for the regular-season sweep as they are 3-0 against the Clippers this season.

Center Jonas Valanciunas has dominated in the three games against Los Angeles this season as he is averaging 27.7 points, 14.7 rebounds, 1.7 assists, and one steal per game in 34 minutes per game.

The Pelicans are 38-16 ATS in their last 54 games against the Clippers. Take the New Orleans +2. Also, bet on the over to hit!

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