NBA Daily Betting Guide: NBA Best Bets and Daily Preview for March 16

NBA Daily Betting Guide: NBA Best Bets and Daily Preview for March 16

Barry Devoe
10 months ago
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 Cleveland Cavaliers Darius Garland (10) reacts after his three pointer against the Philadelphia 76ers in the second half of a 2022 NBA game against Philadelphia.

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

Atlanta Hawks at Charlotte Hornets (7 p.m.)

Favored Team and Spread: CHA -1.5

Total Points: 238.5

The Atlanta Hawks will face off against the Charlotte Hornets in an Eastern Conference matchup inside of the Spectrum Center. Atlanta is on a three-game winning streak, while Charlotte is on a two-game winning streak.

This is the fourth and final regular-season game. The Hawks won two of those games.

Small forward Miles Bridges has been dominating in those three games against Atlanta as he is averaging 28.7 points, 6.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 0.7 blocks, and one steal.

The Hawks are just 2-8 ATS (which is short for Against The Spread) in their previous ten games, so go with the Hornets to cover as well as the under to hit.

Philadelphia 76ers at Cleveland Cavaliers (7 p.m.)

Favored Team and Spread: PHI -4

Total Points: 218

The Philadelphia 76ers will head to the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in a potential playoff series preview against the Cleveland Cavaliers. This is the third of four games against one another, and the Sixers won both games with an average margin of victory at 13 points.

Center Jarrett Allen (finger) and point guard Rajon Rondo (ankle) are already ruled out. Center Joel Embiid should feast in this matchup as in his last ten games; he is averaging 32.3 points, 12 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 1.4 blocks, and 1.2 steals.

Go with the Sixers to cover the spread and the under to hit as it hit in seven of the last ten games against one another.

Denver Nuggets at Washington Wizards (7 p.m.)

Favored Team and Spread: DEN -6

Total Points: 228

The Denver Nuggets will head to the Capital One Arena in a non-conference game against the Washington Wizards. The Wizards are riding a four-game losing streak heading into this homestand.

The Nuggets are the better team, with reigning MVP center Nikola Jokic dominating. Looking at the defense as of late as Denver is giving up 112.5 points in their last four games while Washington is allowing 122.6 points in their previous five games.

The Nuggets should be able to cover the spread here. Also, take the over.  

Dallas Mavericks at Brooklyn Nets (7:30 p.m.)

Favored Team and Spread: DAL -1.5

Total Points: 221.5

The Dallas Mavericks will travel to the Barclays Center in a non-conference game against the Brooklyn Nets. The Mavericks are on a two-game winning streak while the Nets have won four straight games. The Nets picked up a 102-99 road win in their only last game against one another.

The biggest difference is the offensive output as of late as Brooklyn is scoring 130.3 points in their last four games while Dallas is averaging 102 points in their previous five games.

The Nets will be without point guard Kyrie Irving (COVID mandate), but the Nets are still the more talented team with small forward Kevin Durant on the floor. Go with Brooklyn to cover the spread and the under to hit as it hit in four of the previous five games.    

Portland Trail Blazers at New York Knicks (7:30 p.m.)

Favored Team and Spread: NY -11.5

Total Points: 223

The Portland Trail Blazers will head to Madison Square Garden to face off against the New York Knicks in a non-conference matchup. Portland has lost five consecutive road games entering this matchup, and the offensive side of the court lately is a major difference.

Portland is averaging 101.5 points in their previous four games, while New York is scoring 115 points in their last five games. The Trail Blazers are just 2-5 ATS in their last seven games against the Knicks. The under hit in 10 of the last 12 games between these two teams.

All in all, go with the Knicks to cover and the under to hit.

Phoenix Suns at Houston Rockets (8 p.m.)

Favored Team and Spread: PHO -11.5

Total Points: 235.5

The Phoenix Suns will head to the Toyota Center to face off against the Houston Rockets in a Western Conference game. Phoenix is on a two-game winning streak, while Houston is on a two-game losing streak entering this game.

Shooting guard Devin Booker has been doing very well in his last six games since returning from health and safety protocols as he is averaging 27 points, 4.7 rebounds, 7.7 assists, 0.8 blocks, and two steals while shooting 49.6 percent from the field, 42.9 percent from three, and 86.4 percent from the charity stripe.

The Suns are 24-9 ATS in their last 33 games played in Houston and the over hit in four of the previous five games. Go Suns to cover and the over to hit! 

Los Angeles Lakers at Minnesota Timberwolves (8 p.m.)

Favored Team and Spread: MIN -8

Total Points: 239.5

The Los Angeles Lakers will head to the Target Center in a Western Conference matchup against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Center Karl-Anthony Towns has been doing extremely well and is coming off his 60-point performance.

Towns has played extremely well in his two games against the Lakers this year as he is averaging 28.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, three assists, two blocks, and 1.5 steals per game while shooting 42.9 percent from three.

Los Angeles is 2-6 ATS in their last eight road games against Minnesota. The under hit in all but one of their last six games against one another, so go with the T-Wolves to cover and the under to hit. 

Oklahoma City Thunder at San Antonio Spurs (8:30 p.m.)

Favored Team and Spread: SA -13.5

Total Points: 234

The Oklahoma City Thunder will head to the AT&T Center to take on the San Antonio Spurs in a Western Conference game. Oklahoma City is on a six-game losing streak, and the difference is on the defensive side recently as the Thunder are allowing 133.3 points in their last four games while the Spurs are giving up 119.8 points in their previous five games.

The Thunder are 2-7 ATS in their last nine games played in San Antonio, while the under hit in five of their last six games between each other. All in all, go with the Spurs to cover the spread and the under to hit. 

Chicago Bulls at Utah Jazz (9 p.m.)

Favored Team and Spread: UTA -5

Total Points: 225

The Chicago Bulls will face off against the Utah Jazz in a non-conference game in the Vivint Arena. Looking at the defensive side of the floor this season, the Bulls are 16th in the NBA with 110.7 points per game while the Jazz are 10th in the sport with 107.6 points this year.

These teams are close so go with the Chicago Bulls to cover the spread on the road. The under is 21-7-1 in their last 29 games against one another, so go with the under to hit in this game.

Boston Celtics at Golden State Warriors (10 p.m.)

Favored Team and Spread: GS -3.5

Total Points: 219.5

The Boston Celtics will face off against the Golden State Warriors inside of the Chase Center in a non-conference matchup. Both teams have been playing extremely well as of late, and this is their second and final regular-season matchup. The last time they met, the Warriors picked up a 111-107 road win.

Small forward Jayson Tatum has been dominant in his last ten games as he is averaging 32.2 points, seven rebounds, 4.6 assists, and 0.8 steals in that stretch. The Celtics are 3-0-1 ATS in their last four games while the under hit in 10 of the previous 12 games. Go with the Celtics and the under!

Milwaukee Bucks at Sacramento Kings (10 p.m.)

Favored Team and Spread: MIL -8.5

Total Points: 240

The Milwaukee Bucks will head to the Golden 1 Center in a non-conference game against the Sacramento Kings. This will be the second and final game against one another. The Bucks picked up a 133-127 home win against the Kings earlier this year.

Power forward Giannis Antetokounmpo has been in the MVP discussion this year and has played phenomenally well in his last ten games as he is averaging 31.1 points, 12.9 rebounds, 5.6 assists, 1.2 blocks, and 1.6 steals per game.

Go with the Milwaukee Bucks to cover the spread as well as the over to hit as it hit in 21 of the previous 26 games.

Toronto Raptors at Los Angeles Clippers (10:30 p.m.)

Favored Team and Spread: TOR -1.5

Total Points: 217

The Toronto Raptors will head to the Crypto.com Arena to take on the Los Angeles Clippers in a non-conference matchup. The Raptors are looking for their fifth straight win on this road trip while the Clippers are trying to stay afloat in the Western Conference play-in tournament.

The biggest difference as of late is on the defensive side as Toronto is allowing 107.6 points in their previous five games while Los Angeles are giving up 111.3 points in their last three games.

The Raptors are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games in Los Angeles so go with the Raptors to cover as well as the under since it hit in five of the last six games between one another.

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