Monday's NBA Betting Odds Report

Monday, March 10, 2014 2:05 PM UTC

Monday, Mar. 10, 2014 2:05 PM UTC

Where will be find the best NBA betting value tonight? Our handicappers weigh in with their favorite picks of the day.

<p style="text-align:center"> <style type="text/css"><!-- td {border: 1px solid #ccc;}br {mso-data-placement:same-cell;} --></style> <span style="font-size:13px;font-family:arial,sans,sans-serif;color:#000000;text-align:left"></span></p> <p>There are seven games on the schedule tonight.</p> <p>Two heavy favorites stand out in the pack, as the Knicks (-15.5) will host the 76ers and the Clippers (-10.5) will be entertaining the Suns. Other reasonably large favorites include Miami (-7 vs. Washington) and Charlotte (-5 vs. Denver).</p> <p>We've got quite a few high totals on the board, with the Clippers/Suns at 220, the Knicks/76ers at 214, Bobcats/Nuggets at 209.5 and Heat/Wizards at 204. The O/Us for the Bucks/Magic and Jazz/Hawks games are also over 200.</p> <p>All of the above betting lines are subject to change throughout the day, so keep checking <a target="_blank" title="Live NBA Betting Odds" href="/nba-basketball/odds-scores/">the NBA odds</a> in order to get the best possible number out there. On to <a target="_blank" title="Free NBA Picks &amp; Betting Odds" href="/nba-basketball/">the basketball picks</a>!</p> <p><b><a target="_blank" title="Washington Wizards vs. Miami Heat" href="/nba-basketball/free-picks/take-wizards-over-heat-nba-picks-a-37956/">Washington Wizards vs. Miami Heat</a><i></i></b></p> <p><b><i>Covered by Jason Lake</i></b></p> <p>The Heat are going through a little rough patch here, having lost three games in a row. Luckily for them, the Pacers (losers of four straight) have also been struggling, leaving the race for the top spot in the East still wide open.</p> <p>One would have to think Miami ends the losing streak tonight at home, though the Wizards have in fact been playing great ball (8-2 over last 10) recently.</p> <p>Jason is going to go with momentum here and is thinking we should take the points and side with Washington to make a game of it in South Beach. He's on the Wizards.</p> <p><b>College Basketball Pick: </b>Wizards +7.5</p> <p>[gameodds]5/258061/?r3=43-19-349/dec&amp;r-1=43-19-349/us[/gameodds]</p> <p><b><a target="_blank" title="Philadelphia 76ers vs. New York Knicks" href="/nba-basketball/free-picks/add-76ers-vs-knicks-under-nba-picks-a-37957/">Philadelphia 76ers vs. New York Knicks</a><i></i></b></p> <p><b><i>Covered by Jordan Sharp</i></b></p> <p>Is this the start of something for the Knicks? Sure they've been incredibly bad this season, but they have managed to win two in a row and they're essentially a lock to make that three against the woeful 76ers.</p> <p>Philadelphia is in full on tank mode. This is a team that's lost a staggering 16 consecutive games, yet they still have a better overall record (15-47) than Milwaukee (12-50).</p> <p>Jordan has decided to stay far away from a spread pick and is instead going with the UNDER. He notes that the 76ers have struggled offensively since trading two of their starters and thinks their ineffectiveness will lead to a cashed ticket for UNDER backers.</p> <p><b>College Basketball Pick: </b>UNDER 213.5</p> <p>[gameodds]5/258062/?r3=43-19-349/dec&amp;r-1=43-19-349/us[/gameodds]</p> <p><b>Phoenix Suns vs. Los Angeles Clippers<i></i></b></p> <p><b><i>Covered by Matthew Jordan</i></b></p> <p>There's no hotter team in the NBA than the Clippers, who have pulled off seven consecutive victories ahead of this home encounter with the Suns.</p> <p>Gerald Green has been on fire lately, but as a team the Suns haven't been as good, going an even 5-5 over their past 10. They've lost hold of the eighth seed, so a win tonight in Los Angeles could go a long way.</p> <p>Where's the NBA betting value for this game? Matthew believes the Clippers will have no problem easing past Phoenix and also thinks the UNDER is worth a look.</p> <p><b>College Basketball Pick: </b>Clippers -10 and UNDER 220.5</p> <p>[gameodds]5/258065/?r3=43-19-349/dec&amp;r-1=43-19-349/us[/gameodds]</p> <p><b><a target="_blank" title="Atlanta Hawks vs. Utah Jazz" href="/nba-basketball/free-picks/nba-picks-back-favorites-hawks-vs-jazz-a-37960/">Atlanta Hawks vs. Utah Jazz</a><i></i></b></p> <p><b><i>Covered by Jeff Grant</i></b></p> <p>This is getting downright scary for the Hawks. They've lost six in a row now and are entering dangerous territory, with Detroit, New York and Cleveland all in striking distance for the last playoff spot in the East.</p> <p>Those thinking it will be a walk in the park for Atlanta against Utah may want to revisit that notion, as the Jazz are 14-16 SU at home and have been a nuisance for a lot of teams lately. They're not going to go down easy.</p> <p>Nonetheless, Jeff sees value in siding with the Hawks as small road favorites and believes this is the night they end the lengthy losing streak.</p> <p><b>College Basketball Pick: </b>Hawks -2</p> <p>[gameodds]5/258064/?r3=43-19-349/dec&amp;r-1=43-19-349/us[/gameodds]</p>
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