With just a few weeks remaining until the NBA postseason tips off, every game can have a huge impact on the league. Here are the games I think you will find the most value on betting.
— NBA (@NBA) March 30, 2015
Analyzing Your Best NBA Bets From March 30th – April 5th
Golden State at L.A. Clippers
Golden State is 10 games ahead of Memphis for first place in the Western Conference as of March 29. It looks like they’ve got the number one seed sewn up. The Warriors do want the overall number one seed for the NBA Playoffs. Since they’re only ahead of Atlanta by 5 games, they’re probably going to play hard in this Tuesday matchup.
For the Clippers, the second seed in the Western Conference Playoff is still up for grabs. The Clipps are don’t want to face Golden State until the Western Conference Finals. They need to win every game that they can from here on out in order to ensure that. Expect a Clippers’ cover ATS in this Tuesday game.
Chicago Bulls at Milwaukee Bucks
Talk about a motivated squad. Milwaukee is only 3 games ahead of Boston and Brooklyn for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. The Bucks are 4 games ahead of Indiana and Charlotte.
But the Bulls have a lot to play for this week as well. Chicago is battling Cleveland for the second seed in the Eastern Conference Playoffs. Like the Clippers, the Bulls don’t want to have to play either Cleveland on the road or Atlanta on the road if they’re lucky enough to get to the final round. This is going to be a great game for basketball bettors to handicap Wednesday night with the edge going to Milwaukee because there truly is a lot at stake for them.
Houston Rockets at Dallas Mavericks
Houston is in, but Dallas isn’t just yet. The Mavs will be plenty motivated to beat Houston on Thursday night. But, Dallas doesn’t match up very well with the Rockets. Coach Kevin McHale has a lot of moving parts to work with now that Dwight Howard has returned. Howard adds muscle to the frontline.
If Houston wants to go small, they can bring Corey Brewer in and move Josh Smith to the center position with Jason Terry playing at small forward. Dallas just can’t match up with all of the combinations at McHale’s disposal. It looks like the Rockets should cover the spread in this Thursday game.
Houston Rockets at Oklahoma City Thunder
On Sunday, Houston takes on Russell “Triple-Double” Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Rockets have the edge when it comes to talent but Oklahoma City is going to be plenty motivated to win this matchup.
The Thunder, as of Sunday, March 29, is only 2 games ahead of New Orleans and 3 games ahead of Phoenix for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. As good as Houston is, it’s tough to look past a fired up Westbrook and equally fired up OKC team in a nationally televised contest at home. Westbrook might just will OKC to a victory.