2018-19 NBA Betting Tips: Tuesday 2nd April

April 1st 2019, 1:20pm, By: andyrosos

There is just over a week to go in the 2018-19 NBA regular season and the battle for playoffs seeding is heating up! There's a great nine game slate this Tuesday, the 2nd of April and we take a look at some of the key games below. 

NBA Betting Tips Tuesday 2nd April

Miami Heat at Boston Celtics (10.30am AEDT)

The Boston Celtics captured a good win over the Indiana Pacers on Saturday to jump into fourth place in the Eastern Conference standings but couldn't back it up as they went down by 14 points to the Nets in Brooklyn on Sunday. Fortunately for Boston, the Pacers also lost their game on Sunday, meaning the Celtics retain their fourth place seeding.

The Heat currently sit in eighth place in the Eastern Conference, just 0.5 games above the Orlando Magic and will need to be good over a tough run home which features back to back games against the Celtics as well as games agains the Raptors, 76ers and Nets to round out the season. 

The Celtics start as __ point favourites here which we think is about right given they are back at home. They have a 27-12 record at the TD Garden this season but are just 20-19 at home, against the spread. The Heat, on the contrary, are the best road team in the NBA against the spread at 25-12. We think they cover here.

Portland Trail Blazers at Minnesota Timberwolves (11am AEDT)

The Blazers have won eight of their last 10 games but suffered a serious blow last week as their starting centre, Jusuf Nurkic, went down with a broken leg. They maintain the fourth seed in the Western Conference by two games over the Utah Jazz and currently sit just 0.5 games behind the Houston Rockets. The Trail Blazers went down by nine points to the Pistons in Detroit on Sunday and will be on the road once again in Minnesota on Tuesday. 

The Wolves captured a fantastic overtime win against the Warriors at home on Saturday as Andrew Wiggins was impressive with 24 points and 9 rebounds. They have won just three of their last 10 games and currently sit 11th in the Western Conference with a 34-42 record. 

The Wolves start as 3.5 point underdogs at home, which we think is good value given the Blazers have to adjust to playing a completely different style without Nurkic. The Wolves have no real reason to tank as they sit three games in front of their nearest rivals in the West and have been fairly competitive at home throughout the regular season with a 24-13 record. 

Charlotte Hornets at Utah Jazz (12pm AEDT)

The Hornets were trounced by the Warriors on Monday and will continue their Western Conference road trip with an away game against the Jazz on the second night of a back to back on Tuesday. They currently sit in 10th place in the Eastern Conference with a 35-40 record and will need something mireaculous to happen over their last six games to jump into playoffs contention.

The Jazz have one of the easier runs home in the Western Conference and they'll be looking to take advantage of that to ensure they remain in fifth place. Wins against Charlotte, Phoenis, Sacramento and the LA Lakers to round out the season should be enough to ensure they avoid the Warriors/Rockets/Nuggets in the first round. 

Cant's see the Hornets staying competitive here with so little to play for and on the second night of a road back to back. We think the Jazz win this one comfortably. 




Horse Racing Tips: Friday, August 23rd

We finish off the midweek racing with meetings at Bendigo, Canberra and Rockhampton this Friday, before Group 1 racing returns on Saturday! Luke Krahe has got four best bets for this afternoon's racing here! read more

Harness Racing Tips: Gloucester Park - Friday, August 23rd

It's another bumper night of harness racing at Gloucester Park this Friday night and our expert Trent Orwin has previewed read more

2019 AFL: Round 23 Saturday Preview & Betting Tips

The last round of the 2019 AFL home and away season is now upon us. There’s a huge five-game slate of action on this Saturday, which we’ve provided previews and betting tips for right here! read more

2019-20 EPL: Week 3 Preview & Betting Tips

Week 3 of the EPL season gets underway Saturday morning with Aston Villa taking on Everton! We preview the key value games of the week and give our betting tips here read more


Understanding the Betfair Markets

In our next strategy guide for the Betfair platform, we take a look at understanding how the Betfair markets work and what different types of backs and lays you can place with Betfair! read more

Understanding Back and Lay Betting on Betfair

Unlike your ‘normal’ betting agency where it’s you versus the Bookmaker, Betfair is a peer-to-peer wagering platform. Betfair allow you to both ‘back’ and ‘lay’ bets, which gives you complete control and a totally unique betting experience. View how full guide to backing and laying here read more

Major Harness Races in Australasia

There are approximately 90 Group 1 level harness races in Australia and New Zealand each year; we've highlighted some of most high profile races on the annual racing calendar here. read more

Harness racing form: what are the most important things to consider

Harness racing form can be daunting to punters that are new to the sport and form analysis for the trots is certainly different to that of the gallops or greyhounds. We've listed what we think the most important factors to consider are when studying the form for a trots race. read more


Betfair Launches Hong Kong Racing Markets

Betfair Australia has announced they will offer markets for every race in Hong Kong starting September 1st! read more

2019 AFL Brownlow Medal Votes Round 22

Round 22 of the AFL season saw some epic matches and some remarkable performances that may go a long way to determine our 2019 Brownlow Medal winner. Check out our summary and vote projections for every game of Round 22 here. read more

2019 AFL Round 22 Odds

With just two rounds to go in the AFL season, the battle for finals seedings is at fever pitch! Check out the odds for all nine Round 22 games courtesy of BetEasy here read more

2019 AFL Brownlow Medal Votes Round 21

Another round and another new leader in the race for the 2019 Brownlow Medal. This year is shaping as one of the most exciting Brownlow counts in history! Find out who got the votes in Round 21 with our vote predictions here. read more