NBA Daily Betting Guide: NBA Best Bets and Daily Preview for March 18

NBA Daily Betting Guide: NBA Best Bets and Daily Preview for March 18

Cole Paganelli
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Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) is guarded by Philadelphia 76ers forward Danny Green (14) in a 2022 NBA contest

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

Dallas Mavericks at Philadelphia 76ers (7 p.m.)

Team Favored and Spread: PHI -3

Total Points: 217.5

The Dallas Mavericks and the Philadelphia 76ers will face off inside of the Wells Fargo Center in a non-conference game.

Point guard Luka Doncic has been playing extremely well in his last nine games as he is averaging 31.3 points, 9.9 rebounds, 6.8 assists, 0.9 blocks, and 1.7 steals in that span.

Dallas is 6-2 ATS in their previous eight games while the under hit in each of their last five games. All in all, go with the Mavs and the under to hit.

Portland Trail Blazers at Brooklyn Nets (7:30 p.m.)

Team Favored and Spread: BKN -14.5

Total Points: 228

The Portland Trail Blazers and the Brooklyn Nets will face off in a non-conference game inside of the Barclays Center.

The Trail Blazers are 1-4 in their last five games, while the Nets are 4-1 and trying to climb out of the play-in tournament. Portland does not have a lot of scoring available as shooting guard Anfernee Simons (quadriceps), center Jusuf Nurkic (plantar fasciitis), and shooting guard Eric Bledsoe (Achilles) are all out for the team.

The Nets have Kevin Durant, and that should be enough. Go with the Brooklyn Nets to cover the spread at home and the over to hit.  

Washington Wizards at New York Knicks (7:30 p.m.)

Team Favored and Spread: NY -6

Total Points: 226

The Washington Wizards will continue their road trip as they head to Madison Square Garden in an Eastern Conference game against the New York Knicks.

Power forward Julius Randle has been controlling the offense as of late. In his previous ten games, he is averaging 24 points, 8.1 rebounds, five assists, and 0.8 steals.

The Wizards are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games played in New York and the under hit in nine of the last 13 games. Go with the Wizards and under. 

Los Angeles Lakers at Toronto Raptors (7:30 p.m.)

Team Favored and Spread: TOR -9

Total Points: 225

The Los Angeles Lakers will head to the Scotiabank Arena to take on the Toronto Raptors in a non-conference game. The Raptors won the only other game against each other this season as they picked up a 114-103 road win on Monday.

Power forward Pascal Siakam has been dominant in his last four games as he is averaging 29 points, 8.8 rebounds, 6.3 assists, and 1.3 blocks in that stretch. The Lakers are just 2-7-1 ATS in their last ten games, and the Raptors are a better team so go with Toronto to cover. The under hit in five of the previous seven games in Toronto, so go with under to hit here.  

Memphis Grizzlies at Atlanta Hawks (7:30 p.m.)

Team Favored and Spread: MEM -5

Total Points: 237.5

The Memphis Grizzlies will face off against the Atlanta Hawks inside of the State Farm Arena in a non-conference game. The Hawks dominated the only other H2H game as they picked up a 132-100 road win.

Memphis is riding a four-game winning streak, so they are continuing to stay well. Point guard Ja Morant is playing extremely well as he is averaging 31.2 points, 5.4 rebounds, 6.1 assists, and 1.1 steals in his previous nine games.

Go with the Memphis Grizzlies to cover and the under to hit as it is 11-5 in their last 16 games against each other. 

Denver Nuggets at Cleveland Cavaliers (7:30 p.m.)

Team Favored and Spread: DEN -3

Total Points: 222.5

The Denver Nuggets will head to the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse to take on the Cleveland Cavaliers in a non-conference game. These teams played once this season already, and the Cavs picked up a 99-87 road win.

Center Nikola Jokic has dominated in his previous nine games as he is averaging 27.3 points, 14.1 rebounds, 8.7 assists, 1.4 blocks, and 1.3 steals in that stretch while shooting 61.7 percent.

Go with the Denver Nuggets to cover on the road and the under to hit as it hit in four of the previous five games. 

Oklahoma City Thunder at Miami Heat (8 p.m.)

Team Favored and Spread: MIA -14.5

Total Points: 219

The Oklahoma City Thunder will head to the FTX Arena to take on the Miami Heat in a non-conference showdown. The Thunder are on a seven-game losing streak, and the Heat picked up a 103-90 road win in their only other game against each other.

The major difference is defensively as of late, as in the last five games, Oklahoma City is allowing 131 points while Miami is giving up 106.6 points.

The Thunder is 1-5 ATS in their last six games and the under hit in 12 of the previous 16 games, so go with Miami to cover and the under to hit.  

Indiana Pacers at Houston Rockets (8 p.m.)

Team Favored and Spread: IND -4

Total Points: 240.5

The Indiana Pacers will head to the Toyota Center to take on the Houston Rockets in a non-conference game.

Center Christian Wood has been doing well in his last seven games as he is averaging 18.9 points, 9.7 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.1 blocks, and 0.7 steals.

However, outside of Wood, there is not much talent there and will force Houston to struggle scoring the ball. The Pacers covered in each of their previous four games against Houston and the under hit in nine of the last 12 games. Take the Pacers and bet on the under. 

New Orleans Pelicans at San Antonio Spurs (8:30 p.m.)

Team Favored and Spread: S.A. -3

Total Points: 237

The New Orleans Pelicans will head to the AT&T Center in a Western Conference matchup against the San Antonio Spurs. San Antonio is 2-0 against New Orleans this season.

Shooting guard CJ McCollum has played extremely well in his last eight games as he is averaging 25.5 points, 5.3 rebounds, 7.8 assists, and 0.9 steals in that stretch.

The Spurs are just 3-7 ATS in their previous ten games, so go with the Pelicans to cover as well as the under with it hitting in all but one of the last six meetings. 

Los Angeles Clippers at Utah Jazz (9 p.m.)

Team Favored and Spread: UTA -5.5

Total Points: 216

The Los Angeles Clippers will head to Vivint Arena to take on the Utah Jazz in a Western Conference game. The Clippers are a brutal 1-3 in their last four games, and this is the second of three games with the Jazz picking up a 124-103 home win earlier this year.

Shooting guard Donovan Mitchell (calf) is officially ruled out for this game, and that is going to be too much for the Jazz.

Los Angeles is 4-1 ATS in their last five games. The over hit in five of the previous six games. Take the over and the L.A.

Boston Celtics at Sacramento Kings (10 p.m.)

Team Favored and Spread: BOS -9.5

Total Points: 225

The Boston Celtics will go on the road to the Golden 1 Center to take on the Sacramento Kings in a non-conference game. The Celtics blew out the Kings at home earlier this season with a 128-75 win.

The major difference is on the defensive side of the court as of late as Boston is allowing 96.8 points in their previous four games while Sacramento is giving up 124 points in their last three games.

All in all, go with the Boston Celtics and the under to hit as the under hit in all but one of their last five games against one another. 

Chicago Bulls at Phoenix Suns (10 p.m.)

Team Favored and Spread: PHO -5.5

Total Points: 230

The Chicago Bulls will travel to the Footprint Center to take on the Phoenix Suns in a non-conference matchup. The Suns managed 127-124 road win in their other game against one another this season.

Small forward DeMar DeRozan has dominated this season on the road as he is averaging 27 points, 5.8 rebounds, 5.2 assists, and 0.9 steals while shooting 39.1 percent from three.

The Bulls are 9-2 ATS in the last 11 road games against the Suns so go with the Chicago Bulls to keep the match close.

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