ith only three games on tonight we have to be cautious in finding value. However I do think I have found a couple of plays that looks like great NBA Odds bets tonight.
Raptors vs. Celtics
This is on of the few games remaining on the schedule that actually means something for both teams, but the question is whether or not both teams will treat it like a game they need to win. Both teams have clinched their playoff spots, and while the Raptors are one win away from clinching at least a home game in the first round, the Celtics are one win away from securing the 7th seed. I’m not sure if the Celtics (who are lucky to be in the playoffs to begin with) will get fancy here to try and sneak back to the 8th seed to avoid Lebron James in the first round. However I do think they will play this game to win as long as the Raptors do, and I think Toronto would like to clinch home court in the first round with a win tonight.
That being said, the over actually looks like the better NBA pick. I am tempted to play the Celtics here taking points, but with their playoff spot locked up, it doesn’t seem as appealing as it’s been over the last few weeks. Instead the over might be the play, because defense might be lacking a little for both clubs, even though they are both technically playing for something.
The over has now cashed in 15 of the Raptors last 22 games, and the over is 7-2 in their last nine road games. On top of that, the over is 20-8 in their last 28 games on Tuesday evening, and it’s 19-7 in their last 26 games as road favorites.
My NBA Pick: OVER 208 at at BetOnline
Clippers vs. Suns
Almost every team plays tomorrow night on the final night of the NBA regular season, except these two teams. The league has granted the Clippers an extra day off before the start of the playoffs, but they are going to have to go for the win tonight in order to keep their solid seeding. The Clippers could even jump up to 2nd tonight with the Spurs idle, and San Antonio has to play a hungry Pelicans team tomorrow, and if New Orleans lose they might miss the playoffs, and if the Spurs lose they would slip back from 2nd to 6th. Welcome to the Western Conference!
However for tonight, the Clippers will definitely want to gun for this game as much as possible, in order to give themselves a chance at the 2nd seed. However the NBA odds have jumped from -8 ½ to -10 already in the early morning odds, so instead I think the over is once again the better play.
It’s a bit risky with how badly the Suns have bee playing on offense recently, however now that they are back at home, and seeing as this is their last game of the season, I think the Suns will come out motivated for this one. Even though the trends aren’t in our favor as much as the above play, I still think the total of 207 ½ is low enough for the Suns to get close to 200 points tonight to cash the over.
My NBA Pick: OVER 207 ½ at BookMaker