The NBA world has been shaken up after a chaotic trade deadline day, which will make for some interesting viewing in the coming days. Here, we take a look at the big slate on Sunday and bring you our best bets!
NBA Betting Tips: Sunday, 28th of March
Chicago Bulls at San Antonio Spurs
AT&T Center, 11:30am AEDT
Chicago Bulls were one of the most active teams on trade deadline day and made the biggest signing by acquiring Nikola Vucevic from the Magic. This move comes at a good time for the Bulls as they’ve lost four of their last five games and were at risk of letting their season slip away.
San Antonio Spurs are going through a bit of a rut at the moment with losses in each of their last four games. They have had a tough schedule however with three of those losses coming against top five teams. Regardless, the Spurs need to get back on the winners list ASAP as they’re now holding onto eighth spot by just 0.5 games.
The Bulls will certainly be a stronger outfit with Vucevic on their roster, but it always takes a few games for new-look teams to start to gel. They were unable to get the job done at home against the Spurs earlier the season and we expect them to find it even harder this time around in San Antonio.
San Antonio Spurs -2.5
Philadelphia 76ers at Los Angeles Clippers
Staples Center, 1pm AEDT
Philadelphia 76ers have enjoyed a really strong season so far and have battled on well in the absence of Joel Embiid. Last time out the 76ers defeated the undermanned Lakers on the road by eight points, making it seven straight wins on the road.
Los Angeles Clippers are back to near full strength and it’s showing in their results as they’ve now won four on the spin. The Clippers were busy leading up to the trade deadline, moving on Lou Williams and acquiring Rajon Rondo. Whether that is actually an upgrade for their team remains to be seen.
The 76ers have certainly remained more than competitive without Joel Embiid on the court, but they face their biggest test yet when they travel to take on the Clippers. At home and at near full strength, we expect the Clippers to be a touch too strong over the 48 minutes.
Los Angeles Clippers -2.5
Cleveland Cavaliers at Sacramento Kings
Golden 1 Center, 1pm AEDT
Cleveland Cavaliers have gotten back to some of their better form over the past couple of weeks, but are now dealing with a whole host of injuries that will start to make it very difficult. On a positive note, the Cavs and Andre Drummond have finally agreed to a buyout, which will open up another roster spot.
Sacramento Kings have had a season full of ups and downs but look to be finally hitting their straps now. De’Arron Fox is coming off a career night with 44 points on 16/22 FG against the Warriors, leading his side to their third win in a row and their fifth from their past six games.
The Cavaliers are playing decent at the moment but will be on the second night of a road back-to-back and might struggle to back it up with all the injuries we have. Instead, we’re keen on backing the in-form Kings to secure the win and cover the spread at home in the process.
Sacramento Kings -6.5