NBA Takes Centre Stage Once Again
The conclusion of March Madness may have been the main focus for many basketball fans on Monday but now that the NCAA main event is all over, it is all eyes on the NBA. There was only the one game in the NBA on Monday, a 106-96 win for the Brooklyn Nets at home to the Trail Blazers, but from here on in, it is full-steam ahead for the NBA.
We are moving ever closer to the end of the regular season and there are still plenty of playoff spots to be decided, which means that there ae going to be plenty of exciting games and dramatic moments in the next week or so in the NBA.
Charlotte Hornets @ Miami Heat
The Heat have lost four in a row and they know how vital it is to get back on track as quickly as possible. This is why the home game with the Hornets is starting to take on epic proportions for a team that hasn’t yet given up on the hope of being a playoff team from the Eastern conference. The Heat have had injury problems but their fall from 7th place at the end of March to 10th, is a massive blow and it shows how your season can quickly fall apart if a few results go against you in a row.
The Hornets are a half-game back of Miami, so they haven’t given up hope either but they also know how difficult a challenge it will be to achieve success this season.
The Hornets hold a 33-43 record this campaign and this includes a 14-23 record on the road. The last ten games for the Hornets has seen them carry a 4-6 record. The Heat have a 34-43 record at the moment, coming in with an 18-19 record at home. In their last 10 games, the Heat carry a 3-7 record, so this is a game between two teams who are not overly familiar with winning it would seem.
For average points scored, the Hornets lead 94.9 to 94.4 while for average points scored, Miami leads 97.2 to 97.0.
This game has all the hallmarks of being a tight game and taking Miami Heat at -3, with odds of 1.90, could be a good bet for Tuesday. Bet Now!
Golden State Warriors @ New Orleans Pelicans
Less than a fortnight ago the Pelicans were looking as though they were rank outsiders for a run at the playoffs but a couple of good wins against teams who aren’t in the running for the playoffs has really boosted their cause. The thing is though, they will have to take on and defeat some stronger teams between now and the end of the campaign if they are looking to continue their season. The final six games represent a much stronger challenge for the Pelicans and it will be interesting to see how they get on.
The Pelicans are hunting down the Thunder, who aren’t the team that they were earlier on in the campaign Oklahoma City have lost three games in a row and they have lost five out of six games, so they will be looking to break out of their current slump. The Thunder will also be looking for the Warriors to maintain their strong form and do them a favour by derailing the Pelicans in this one.
The Warriors hold a 63-14 record this campaign, which includes a 28-12 record on the road. The Warriors have a 9-1 record in their last 10 games, so they know what it takes to win games at the moment. The Pelicans hold a 41-35 record so far this season and this includes a 25-13 record at home. Over the last five games, the Pelicans are 5-5.
For average points scored, the Warriors have a healthy lead 109.7 to 99.4 but for average points against, the Pelicans have a slight lead of 98.5 to 99.3.
Taking the Warriors at -3.5, at odds of 1.90, is likely to be a decent bet for this game. Bet Now!
San Antonio Spurs @ Oklahoma City Thunder
The reigning champions are much improved of late but they still need to work hard to grab home-court advantage for the playoffs. Seven wins in a row has helped to boost the confidence of the Spurs and they will be keen to make it 8 in a row against the Thunder. There is still a chance for the Spurs to grab a home-court advantage if they can take fifth spot and they have a record that beats Portland, leaders of the Northwest Division.
The Spurs hold a 51-26 record at the moment and this includes a 20-18 record on the road. In their last 10 games, they have racked up an impressive 9-1 record. The Thunder hold a 42-35 record and this includes a 27-11 record at home. The Thunder holds a 5-5 record in their last 10 games. For average points scored, the Thunder lead 103.6 to 102.9 and for average points against, the Spurs lead 96.9 to 101.4.
Taking the San Antonio Spurs at -6, at odds of 1.90, should help you to make the most of Tuesday NBA betting. Bet Now!