Sixers and Blazers are Good Bets for Tuesday’s NBA Slate

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 2:29 PM UTC

Tuesday, Mar. 12, 2019 2:29 PM UTC

The Sixer will take care of busines against the lowly Cavaliers, while the Blazers look to close out the season series against the Clippers.

 

Cleveland (17-50 SU, 31-35-1 ATS) at Philadelphia (42-25 U, 32-35 ATS)

Tuesday 7:00 P.M. ET

Free NBA Pick: Sixers ATS

Best Line Offered: Bovada

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With All-Star center Joel Embiid back in the game, the 76ers will look for their second straight win when they host the Cavaliers on Tuesday night. The Sixers dispatched the visiting Indiana Pacers 106-89 on Sunday while also moving into the third spot in the Eastern Conference playoff race.

Philadelphia received a major boost with the return of Embiid, who scored 33 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for his 49th double-double.Embiid had missed the previous eight games with soreness in his left knee.

Tobias Harris scored 16 points and Ben Simmon added 15 as the Sixers moved up the playoff ladder in the East. It was also the 46th time this season that Harris knocked down multiple 3-pointers in the same game. As the regular season winds down, jockeying for playoff position and home court will be crucial. Cleveland pulled a stunner with a 126-101 home victory over the Toronto Raptors on Monday.

Philadelphia is 19-15 ATS at home this season and will look to add to that number against the lowly Cavaliers who are playing on the second night of a back to back. The Sixers need this game to keep their playoff positioning and to maintain home court advantage in the first round.

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Coach and @JoelEmbiid react to his dominant return to the floor vs Indiana. #HereTheyCome pic.twitter.com/PKlXnIkJsB

— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) March 11, 2019
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Portland (40-26 SU, 37-29 ATS) at Los Angeles Clippers (39-28 SU, 40-28 ATS)

Tuesday 10:30 P.M. ET

Free NBA Pick: Blazers ATS

Best Line Offered: 5Dimes

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Lou Williams has scored more points off the bench than any player in NBA history. The explosive guard looks to add to his record total when the Los Angeles Clippers host the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday night. Entering Tuesday night's matchup, the Blazers have won three games in a row and six of their last seven.

The Blazers have looked like a team that is ready to pick up with where they left off at the end of last season when a healthy Jusuf Nurkic completely changed that team. Nurkic allows the Blazers to run more pick-and-roll action with their two dynamic guards, and the fact that Nurkic is a proficient passer allows for them to master dribble handoffs between McCollum and Lillard.

Portland is establishing themselves as a force to be reckoned in the Western Conference because of their superb guard tandem. Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum are two of the most dynamic playmaking guards in the league and they have developed a system with Nurkic in which they are attacking teams down hill and getting to the rim, while also still being able to step back and shoot jump shots when necessary.

Portland opened up as two point favorites against the Clippers and this is the fourth and final game of the series. The Blazers having already won two of the game and they can potentially win the season series with a win tonight. Going in Portland’s favor will be their 16-15 record ATS on the road this season.

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