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NBA Tips and Previews, Friday 19th March

Tips, Previews and all you need ahead of Saturday's NBA action

A huge day of NBA is bestowed upon us on Saturday and we pick our way through the best games to provide you with the best bets. 

Let’s make it a Saturday to remember with big set of selections!

sacramento @ boston

march 20th 10:30am

The Boston Celtics will host the Sacramento Kings on Friday night.

The Kings are currently 16-24 on the season and 7-12 on the road. The Celtics are 20-20 overall and 12-6 at home. These teams have played once this season in Sacramento on February 3, and the Kings won 116-111 as the favourites. 

The Kings are currently 13th in the Western Conference and 5.5 games out of a playoff spot.

They snapped their two-game losing streak on Thursday with a 121-119 road win over Washington as a one-point dog. De’ Aaron Fox made a 19-foot jumper with 1.3 seconds left to give them the victory.

Fox led the team with 28 points in the win. Richaun Holmes and Harrison Barnes each added 18 points in the victory, while Tyrese Haliburton had 17 points, and Buddy Hield chipped in 16 points. 

The Boston Celtics are tied for the sixth-best record in the Eastern Conference with the Atlanta Hawks. On Wednesday, Boston came out sluggish and trailed the Cavaliers by 17 points at halftime.

They looked much more fluid in the second half but would ultimately lose 117-110.

Jayson Tatum led the team with 29 points in the loss, and Jaylen Brown had 28 points.

Expecting the Celtics to bounce back in this one. 

Suggested Bet: Boston Celtics to cover the -6.5 point spread at $1.91

san antonio @ cleveland

20th march 10:30am

Collin Sexton leads his Cleveland Cavaliers into battle on Friday evening, as they host the San Antonio Spurs in an inter-conference game.

This will be game two of a four-game home stay for the Cavaliers.

Cleveland won their first game of the home stay over the Boston Celtics by a score of 117-110 on Wednesday. San Antonio is in the midst of a five-game road trip.

They defeated the Chicago Bulls, 106-99, on Wednesday. This is the first of two meetings that these teams will play against each other this season.

The Spurs are 21-16 against the spread this season, while the over-under is 16-21. San Antonio has covered the spread in two straight games and three of their last four games.

Suggested Bet: San Antonio Spurs to cover -1.5 point spread at $1.90

Detroit @ Houston

march 20th 11:00am

The Detroit Pistons will travel to the Toyota Center on Friday night for a matchup on the road against the rebuilding Houston Rockets.

Something has to give in this matchup, as it features two of the worst teams in the NBA. Houston sits in second-last place in the Western Conference standings with an 11-28 overall record while Detroit has won just 11 of its first 40 contests.

Detroit snapped a four-game slide with a 116-112 victory at home versus the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night.

Saddiq Bey finished with 28 points and 12 rebounds to help the Pistons overcome a 43-point performance from Toronto’s Norman Powell.

Jerami Grant added 23 points and Delon Wright chipped in 18 points, 10 rebounds, and eight assists in the win.

Houston set an unwanted franchise record on Thursday with its 18th consecutive loss in a 108-94 drubbing versus the Golden State Warriors.

Kevin Porter Jr. scored 25 points and handed out seven assists while Christian Wood added 21 points and nine rebounds for the Rockets, who shot just 7-for-27 from 3-point range and 21-for-40 from the free-throw line on the night.

Despite being short-handed, Detroit has been playing hard under Dwayne Casey this season. It’s rare that the Pistons will have the talent advantage but that’s going to be the case here and they have to be a bet at the price. 

Suggested Bet: Detroit Pistons head to head at $2.07

golden state @ memphis

march 18th 11:00am

A big opportunity awaits Memphis went it faces the Golden State Warriors who will be without its champion Stephen Curry on Saturday after he suffered a tailbone contusion. 

The Grizzlies are 8-13 in Western Conference games. Memphis is 13-7 when winning the rebound battle and averages 45.1 rebounds per game and will be wanting to make the most of the Curry-less Warriors who are yet to be without their star this season. 

The Warriors are 11-12 against Western Conference opponents. Golden State has a 13-6 record against opponents under .500.

The matchup Friday is the first meeting of the season between the two teams.

Morant leads the Grizzlies with 7.6 assists and scores 19.4 points per game, while Dillon Brooks is averaging 1.8 made 3-pointers and 15.3 points over the last 10 games for Memphis.

For the Warriors, Andrew Wiggins is averaging 17.2 points and 4.5 rebounds for the Warriors. Kelly Oubre Jr. is averaging 0.8 made 3-pointers and scoring 13 points over the last 10 games for Golden State.

This should be a win to the Grizzlies and the line looks the way to go. 

Suggested Bet: Memphis Grizzlies to cover the -8.5 point spread at $1.91

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