Just two games remain after tonight for most teams in the NBA’s regular season, as playoffs loom for more than half of the league. While tonight’s slate is shallower than last night’s, it’s still packed with six meaningful games that will shape the next month.
Let’s take a closer look at three I have my eye on.
Leg #1. Nets -7 | -110 at DK Sportsbook
The final battle of New York is here tonight at The Garden, as the long-eliminated Knicks will look to play the role of spoiler for a Nets team locked in the Eastern Conference play-in tournament; seed pending. For the Nets, despite ranking in the top 10 in the league in points per game (9th) and FG% (4th), defense continues to be a concern as they are allowing 112.2 (21st) points per game.
That should be a moot point tonight, however, as the Knicks rank near the bottom of the league in both offensive metrics and enter this game with their longest list of injuries of the season. Look for a motivated Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant to put on a show at The Garden.
Leg #2. Bulls +6.5 | -110 at DK Sportsbook
Despite another heroic effort from Bulls MVP candidate DeMar DeRozan (40 points) last night vs. the Bucks, Chicago fell 106-127 to slip into the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference playoff race. They must get it together and quick, however, as they face a Celtics team tonight that has won eight of 10 (7-3 ATS) and is in a battle of their own for the #2 seed.
However, the Celtics are coming into this one managing knee injuries to their two stars in Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum. While they are expected to go, expect managed minutes late and for the Bulls to have enough firepower to keep this one close accordingly.
Leg #3. Clippers ML | +130 at DK Sportsbook
The time is now for the Clippers, who finally have a healthy Paul George back in the lineup, with the results already starting to show. Coming into tonight having won three of their past four, the Clippers are finally getting the offensive production they’ve so badly needed. Near the top of the league defensively, allowing just 108.8 points per game (#11), the Clippers are averaging 130.8 points of offense over their past four.
For the Suns, with the Western Conference’s top seed already locked up, look for their starters to begin resting late with a game in Utah just 48 hours away. I like for the Clippers to snag this one late.
Total Odds: +738 at DK Sportsbook
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