It was a jam-packed Wednesday night in the association with 22 teams in action as things once again shuffled in both conferences as the regular season winds down. Tonight, just 10 teams will tip-off, with Bucks/Nets serving as the early TNT game and Lakers/Jazz finishing it off.
Let’s take a look at three games I have my eye on.
1. 76ers -10.5 | -110 at DraftKings Sportsbook
With their previous games on the road at Phoenix and then Milwaukee (0-2), this is a ‘get-right’ spot for a 76ers team locked in a dog fight atop the Eastern Conference standings. Currently two games back from the Heat for the top seed, the 76ers have less than 10 days to make up the ground.
For the Pistons, an impressive 7-3 ATS run has included a 2-8 straight-up record, as they are now just running out the clock on the season. With time running out for the 76ers, expect a renewed focus tonight as the team looks to start working on playoff-lineup rotations.
2. Bucks +2 | -110 at DraftKings Sportsbook
In what could very well end up being an Eastern Conference Finals preview, the Bucks and Nets will square off tonight in Brooklyn as Milwaukee sits just one game behind Miami for the #1 seed. It will also serve as the second home game played this season by Kyrie Iriving, dropping 24 in the Nets’ 130-123 win over the Pistons on Tuesday.
The Bucks had a much taller task on Tuesday, beating the 76ers 118-116 on the road in Philly. Reigning NBA Finals MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo was more than dominant, racking up 40 points and 14 boards on a night they needed him. I expect a similar-type performance for a veteran Bucks team hungry for the #1 seed.
3. Hawks -5 | -110 at DraftKings Sportsbook
The wheels are starting to fall off for a Cavaliers team that is quickly sliding down the Eastern Conference standings. Losers of four of their past five, the Cavaliers fell last night at home to the Mavericks 112-120 before making the trip to Atlanta overnight.
They now draw a Hawks team that has won four of five, led by “ice” Trae Young who is coming off yet another 40+ point performance. Despite it being their third game in four nights, I like for the Hawks to have enough in the tank to pick up the win at home, pull away late for the cover.
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