We’re nearing the end of the NBA regular season, which means there are some vitally important games set to play out as teams push for a playoff berth. Here, we take you through our best bets for the key games on Wednesday!
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NBA Betting Tips: Wednesday, 30th of March
Milwaukee Bucks at Philadelphia 76ers
Wells Fargo Center, 10am AEDT
The Bucks will be looking to bounce back from a bad defeat away to the Grizzlies last time out when they continue their lengthy road trip. Even without Ja Morant, the Bucks still failed to solve the Grizzlies and went down by 25 points in what was third defeat in their last seven games. As a result, they’re now third and the East but just one game behind first.
The 76ers will continue their pursuit of the #1 seed in the East when they return home after a three-game road trip in which they finished up 2-1. Joel Embiid has been putting up some huge numbers as he continues his quest for his first career MVP, which he’s currently favoured for. Team wise, the 76ers are in second place in the East and one game behind first.
There’s nothing to split these teams this season both in record and the season series which is currently tied at one win apiece. Neither team has managed to defend home court thus far, but I’m tipping that to change on Wednesday. Embiid is in beast mode at the moment and with the home fans behind him, I expect him to carry the boys to a good win.
Philadelphia 76ers H2H
Los Angeles Lakers at Dallas Mavericks
American Airlines Center, 10:30am AEDT
The Lakers have had a season from hell and it might go from bad to worse if they give up their current #10 seed and miss the Play-In. They’ve shown glimpses of form in their last two outings, yet came up with losses against both the 76ers and the Pelicans. The Lakers now hang onto 10th by just 0.5 games and desperately need to find some wins.
The Mavericks managed to bounce back from a 21-point road loss with an easy win at home over the Jazz last outing. They’ve failed to garner any real momentum across the course of the season, yet look to be in really good stead to clinch an all-important top six spot in the West. They currently have a couple of games to play with, but need to build some momentum.
The Lakers would love to grab a win on the road here and keep ahold of a top 10 spot in the West, but it’s hard to see them accomplishing that feat going on both their recent form and season results. Instead, I prefer the equally hungry Mavericks team to be too good on their home floor and to blow the Lakers off the court.
Dallas Mavericks -12.5
Utah Jazz at Los Angeles Clippers
Crypto.com Arena, 1pm AEDT
The Jazz would love to gone into another playoff series full of momentum, but their current four-game losing streak would say otherwise. They’re currently 1-4 on their road trip and enter this clash having lost each of their last four. In some defence, all of their losses have come across more than capable teams, but honorable losses don’t count for much when it matters.
The Clippers have been glued to the #8 seed in the West for quite some time now and it seems that it’s cost them to lose a bit of focus. They enter Wednesday’s slate having lost each of their last four games and their last three have all been by at least a dozen points. In positive news, Paul George is recovering from his long injury layoff and has been touted as questionable to return.
Even if PG13 comes back into the line-up, it’ll still take a while for the team to adjust to having one of its superstars back on the court in my opinion. On the other hand, the Jazz will be desperate to get back on the winners list and get some momentum ahead of the playoffs, and I’m tipping for that to start right here.
10am Bucks at 76ers – Joel Embiid 31+ Points $1.85 Picklebet
10am Bucks at 76ers – Giannis Antetokounmpo 13+ Rebounds $1.86 Picklebet
10:30am Lakers at Mavericks – Luka Doncic 30+ Points $1.95 TAB
10:30am Pistons at Nets – Cade Cunningham 7+ Assists $2 TAB