BACK with another big slate in the NBA and I’m on two west sides to profit.
There are some big games tonight but the biggest perhaps is tomorrow with the Raptors and Celtics fighting for the top seed in the east.
Both sides play tonight in tough games with Toronto in Cleveland and Boston in Milwaukee. However, I’m on two teams still battling for play-off spots.
The Trail Blazers are in Dallas who will be without Noel and play tomorrow in Orlando. They should win here with Lillard and McCollum looking deadly as we come to the post-season.
Double them up with the Thunder to win at home against Golden State. The Warriors started poorly against the Suns the other night but a dominant third quarter effectively ended the game.
OKC are not the Suns, and the Warriors have struggled against OKC this season, and without their bench they are relying heavily on their starters.
Not good heading into the playoffs but they are essentially just coasting as their seed is locked. Crazy to think that even the Spurs in 4th still haven’t locked up a play-off place.
I’m doing something I only normally do with the NFL. But I’m going big guns on another treble. All three teams playing opponents with nothing to play for but a better pick and have key starters out.
LA will be without Ball, Ingram and potentially Brook Lopez so the Jazz should win comfortably. Atlanta have one of the smallest rosters and are thin at the guard position with Schroder shutdown for the season. Expect the Heat to press on with a W and cover the hearty spread.
- OKC Thunder ML (1am)
- Trail Blazers -2 (1.30am)
- – 4pts
I do like Boston tonight even in Milwaukee. They are still two games behind and the Raptors could well slip up in LeBron Town tonight.
- Add Celtics +10, Spurs +6.5, Knicks +6.5, Heat -4.5
- ) – 1pt
- Heat -4.5
- Trail Blazers -2
- Jazz -3
- – 10pts