Analyzing The NBA’s Best Bets From March 9th to 15thJosh Bailey
With just over a month left in the 2014-15 NBA betting season, its that time of year when the Association’s best teams are the best teams to bet on. Here are this week’s NBA best bets.
A Closer Look At The NBA’s Best Bets From March 9th to 15th
L.A. Clippers at Oklahoma City
When: Wednesday, March 11th
Blake Griffin’s status has gone from an early March return to out indefinitely. The Clippers need their power forward to return. LAC has lost its last two and after a home battle versus Minnesota on Monday night, faces Oklahoma City on Wednesday.
Chris Paul is going to have his hands full with Thunder point-guard Russell Westbrook. Westbrook has 5 triple-doubles in Oklahoma City’s last 6 games. With Kevin Durant out indefinitely, Westbrook has carried the Thunder. In OKC’s last 3 games, Westbrook has scored 122 combined points, grabbed 35 combined rebounds, and dished a total of 34 assists.
Cleveland at San Antonio
When: Thursday, March 12th
It may not be a preview of the NBA Championship, but it should be plenty fun when Lebron James and Cleveland take on Tim Duncan and San Antonio on Thursday. Not counting their March 10 matchup with Toronto, the Spurs have won 5 games in a row and have gone 4 and 1 ATS in those 5 games.
Cleveland has gone 3 and 1 straight up and 2 and 2 against the spread in their last 4 games not counting a road battle versus Dallas on March 10. Will Cleveland’s Big 3 be able to handle San Antonio’s depth? That’s probably the big question to answer in this contest.
Atlanta at Phoenix
When: Friday March 13th
Atlanta continues to roll along. The Hawks face Sacramento on Monday and Denver on Wednesday before battling Phoenix on Friday. Not counting the road game versus Denver on Wednesday, the Hawks are 20-8-1 against the spread in their away games this season.
Atlanta does everything well, which makes this game against Phoenix mighty interesting. The Suns are a different squad after the trade that brought over Brandon Knight. Phoenix is 3 and 0 against the spread in their last 3 games. They face Golden State on Monday and Minnesota on Wednesday before this Friday game against the Hawks.
Houston at L.A. Clippers
When: Sunday March 15th
Houston is playing very well. The Rockets are 4 and 1 against the spread in their last 5 games not counting matchups with Portland and Utah this week. Both of those games are on the road before another road battle this Sunday against the Clippers.
James Harden scored 21 points and dished 10 assists in Houston’s 110 to 105 win. That happened the last time that these two teams faced off. Chris Paul scored 22 and dished 14 assists in the losing effort. Expect both players to be huge again on Sunday.