NBA Betting Action Ramps Up As Regular Season Nears Conclusion
If Monday was a slow day in the NBA, Tuesday and Wednesday have plenty on offer. There were a number of big games yesterday and if you want some exciting basketball action today, you are in the right place.
On Tuesday, the Heat won a big battle against the Hornets, eventually triumphing by a score of 105-100. The Thunder were dismantled at home by the Spurs, with the reigning NBA Champions winning by a score of 88-113. There was a home win for the Kings, triumphing against the Timberwolves by a score of 116-111.
The Hawks dealt with the Suns in a convincing manner, winning by 96-69 in Atlanta while the Pelicans narrowly edged past the Warriors, winning by a score of 103-100. The Clippers dealt with the Lakers at home, as the two Los Angeles teams clashed in what became a 105-100 win for the home team.
Boston Celtics @ Detroit Pistons
At this point in time, The Celtics have the last playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. With a week of the regular season to go, this is the place to be but the Boston side knows that they have a tough run-in from this point. This campaign had long been written off as a transitional season so the turnaround in the Boston side has been impressive but having got so close, no one in Boston is looking to miss out at this stage.
The Celtics haven’t found it easy on the road in Detroit in recent years and the Pistons are looking good at home. This game represents a chance for the Pistons to extend a winning streak at home to 6 games and if they manage this, it will be the first time that they have managed to do so in 7 years.
The Celtics have won three out of four, which has enabled them to sneak back into this playoff spot. Their Saturday night win in Toronto was particularly thrilling, you don’t win a game 116-117 in OverTime without getting a great buzz from it! Isaiah Thomas was in excellent form, offering 25 points from the bench while Marcus Smith was in top form, finishing with 15 points after sneaking past the buzzer in OT.
The Celtics hold a 35-42 record which includes a 16-22 record on the road. In their last 10 games, the Boston side holds a 5-5 record. They face a Pistons side that has a 30-47 record this season which includes a 17-21 record at home. The Pistons are currently 6-4 in their last 10 games. For average points scored, the Celtics lead 101.1 to 98.0 while for average points against, the Pistons lead 99.5 to 101.8.
Taking the Boston Celtics with a +1 handicap, at odds of 1.90, should be a good way to add some excitement to your NBA betting activity on Wednesday. Bet Now!
Toronto Raptors @ Charlotte Hornets
The Raptors know that they are heading to the postseason but in recent games, they have laboured. It is not a case of the Raptors having downed tools; more like a case of the absence of Kyle Lowry is causing the Canadian side some big problems. This is something that the Hornets need to use to their favour and this could represent an ideal chance to push forward in this game.
The Raptors expect Lowry to be absent on Wednesday night and as the Hornets are keen to avoid losing for the third time in four games, it is imperative that they pull out the stops and make the most of the opportunity that is being presented to them. Lowry has missed a large number of games in the last month and while Greivis Vasquez has stepped in, the veteran hasn’t quite been up to mark. Lou Williams has been better for the Raptors but even his high scoring exploits haven’t helped his team to victory. Williams grabbed 23 points in the Friday night loss to Brooklyn and then he helped himself to 27 points in the Saturday loss against Boston.
The Toronto side carry a 45-32 record at the moment, and this includes a 19-18 record on the road. Over the last 10 games, the Raptors hold a 5-5 record. For the Hornets, they have a 33-44 record this season and this includes a 19-20 record at home. With respect to their last 10 games, the Hornets have a 4-6 record. For average points scored, the Raptors lead 104.4 to 95.0 while for average points against, the Hornets lead by 97.1 to 101.5.
Taking the Toronto Raptors with a -3 handicap, at odds of 1.90, should boost your Wednesday betting action. Bet Now!
Phoenix Suns @ Dallas Mavericks
The Mavericks are pretty much assured of their seeding for the playoffs, but they should be looking to make the most of this week in getting their squad fit and ready for the perils of the postseason. They may well be without Chandler Parsons and Rajon Rondo as they try to uncover shapes and formations that can be of benefit if these two are absent. Both of the players are battling knee injuries and the Mavericks need to work out different plans in case these players are not up to the task of performing in the playoffs.
The Dallas side have picked up two wins in 8 games and they endured a losing record in March, which is never something you want to have on your mind as you head towards the playoffs.
The Suns carry a 39-39 record so far this campaign and this includes a 17-21 record at home. They have a 4-6 record in their last 10 games. The Mavericks carry a 46-31 record so far, which includes a 25-14 record at home. This includes a 4-6 record in their last 10 games. The Mavericks lead in the average points for tally, 104.6 to 102.9 and for average points against, the Mavericks lead again with a 101.7 to 103.3 status.
Taking the Mavericks at -9, with odds of 1.90, is likely to be a decent bet for your midweek NBA betting action. Bet Now!