Let's look at three matchups and decide where we should lean with our NBA picks.
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Sixers vs. Pacers
The Pacers were set to rest on Tuesday but that game got cancelled, so now they are faced with either resting again tonight or playing. I think they will rest. They are already locked into the 3rd seed and there is no reason to play.
That is why I think the Sixers are great value right now. Indiana has lost four of their last five game SU and they have no real reason to go after this game and risk injury. I think this being the Sixers last game of the season, they will want to put a fresh smell on a foul season.
My NBA Pick: Sixers +5 ½
Hornets vs. Mavs
Two more teams that aren’t going anywhere this season face off tonight, and the NBA Odds for this one favor the Mavs at -7 ½. I am more focused on the total however, which sits at a reasonable 197 ½.
Dallas is 25-13-2 cashing the over this season at home, and I think they will do it one more time tonight. The Hornets always play worse defense on the road. The over is 3-0-1 in the last four times these two have played, and in their last four games, the Hornets are giving up 107 per game. In their last ten, they are giving up 102 per game.
The Mavs are no defensive juggernaut either, so take the over.
My NBA Pick: OVER 197 ½
Rockets vs. Lakers
This season finale should be pretty entertaining, as both of these teams have something left to play for. The NBA Odds for this one favor the Lakers by a couple, but I like the total a bit more at 203. Nine out of the last ten times these two have played the total has gone over, and those were some hefty over/unders.
The average score between these two in their last ten games was about 108 points per team, and I have no reason to believe that both of them won’t get that many points here tonight. Houston is giving up about 104 points per game on the road this season and in their last ten games they have given up about 105.
My NBA Pick: OVER 203