NBA’s Best Bets April 6th-12thJosh Bailey
With 10 days, give or take, left in the regular season, ranging from four to six games remaining per Association team, the NBA is about to hit its most exciting time of the year.
The NBA Playoffs.
This is a great time to cash in on the best NBA bets on the sports betting board and here are mine.
A Closer Look At The NBA’s Best Bets From April 6th-12th
Houston at San Antonio
When: 6:30 PM, Wednesday, April 8th
Houston travels to San Antonio on Wednesday to take on the Spurs in a game that could go a long way in determining playoff positions. The Rockets are led by one of this year’s MVP contenders, James Harden, who continues to show the way even though Dwight Howard is playing.
Harden will have his hands full versus the Spurs on Wednesday. Not counting battles versus Golden State on April 5, the Spurs have won 6 games in a row. They’ve gone 9 and 1 against the spread in their last 10. Although Houston’s defense is good, it’s likely that they have trouble versus the surging Spurs at home.
Portland at Golden State
When: 8:30 PM, Thursday, April 9th
Portland has been hot as well. The Trailblazers have gone 6 and 1 straight up in their last 7 games not counting matchups versus Brooklyn on April 6 and Minnesota on April 8. The Blazers are well-suited to put a scare into Golden State on Thursday.
The reason why is because even though Golden State is unbeatable at home, they don’t always cover the spread. The Warriors are 25-11-1 against the spread at home, but they barely beat Phoenix 107 to 106 in their last home game. This battle on Thursday will be the Warriors’ first at home since the win over Phoenix. Portland could surprise.
Memphis at L.A. Clippers
When: 8:00 PM, Saturday, April 11th
The Clippers play the Lakers twice before having to take on Memphis at home this Saturday. Basketball handicappers should have confidence that the Clipps will beat the Lakers in both of those matchups. If that happens, L.A. will host Memphis having won 11 out of their last 12 games.
That’s not good news for Memphis. Not counting battles versus New Orleans and Utah this week, the Grizzlies have lost 5 out of their last 10 games. What’s scary is that the Grizzlies have only hit the century mark 3 times in their last 10 going into this week.
Atlanta at Washington
When: 4:00 PM, Sunday, April 12th
The last time that the Hawks faced the Wizards, they beat them 105 to 96. Things could be different in this Sunday battle, however, because Atlanta shot 47.5% from the field and 44% from the three-point line versus the Wizards in that game. The matchup occurred in early February after the Hawks had won 19 games in a row in January.
Atlanta is a different team. The Hawks are still good and they definitely have a shot to win the NBA Championship, but they aren’t nearly as unbeatable as they were in January. Washington has the defense, one that allows only 97.4 points and 43% from the field on average, to pull off the home upset.