With a month until the NBA playoffs begin, bet on a trio of must-watch NBA games for the week of March 11th to the 17th. Happy hunting!
Must Watch NBA Games March 11-17
Golden State Warriors at Houston Rockets
When: Wednesday, March 13 at 9:30 pm ET
Where: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
Analysis: The Houston Rockets host the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night in a massively important battle. Golden State’s not running away with the Western Conference the way they have the past couple of seasons.
The Warriors are only two games ahead of the Denver Nuggets and five games ahead of the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference Standings. Golden State has gone 14-18 ATS in their road games and is an awful 3-12 ATS in their last 15.
Houston is 17-14-1 ATS at home, have gone 3-0 ATS in their last three before the week and beat Golden State 118-112 in the previous head-to-head.
Pick: Houston Rockets
Golden State Warriors at Oklahoma City Thunder
When: Saturday, March 16 at 8:30 pm ET
Where: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, OK
Analysis: Golden State’s tough week continues on Saturday when they must face PG-13, Russell, and the rest of the talented Oklahoma City Thunder on the road. The Warriors provided one of their worst performances of the season the last time they battled Russell and his crew.
The Thunder dominated Golden State 123-95. Westbrook had 11 points and 13 assists while backup Dennis Schroder scored 32. Russell’s allowed Schroder to get into a groove this season. Who knew Westbrook could be such a team player?
The Thunder are 16-15 ATS at home, but only 1-9 ATS in their last 10 to begin the week. However, Golden State’s always overplayed. So, OKC will win and cover.
Pick: Oklahoma City Thunder
Philadelphia 76ers at Milwaukee Bucks
When: Sunday, March 17 at 3:30 pm ET
Where: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, WI
Analysis: The 76ers are 4-6 ATS in their last 10 to start the week. They’re only 13-19 ATS on the road while Milwaukee pummeled them in the previous meeting. The Bucks dominated Philadelphia 123-108.
The Bucks remain the best team in the NBA record-wise at 50-16. They can lose once in a while and even lose back-to-back once in a while like they did when dropping games to Utah and Phoenix.
But, they won’t allow a team like Philadelphia to stay close. Milwaukee steps it up against their toughest opponents. The 76ers are one of their tougher opponents. They’ll add a win to their current 19-12-1 home ATS record.
Pick: Milwaukee Bucks