What a day of NBA to welcome in the Easter weekend.
The Easter Bunny has granted us with fixtures galore as Milwaukee face Portland, while Utah and Golden State take to the court as well.
Let’s make some cash with the best bets.
Houston @ Boston
April 3rd 10:30am
Houston faces Boston for a cross-conference clash at the TD Gardens on Saturday morning.
The Celtics have gone 13-9 in home games. Boston is eighth in the Eastern Conference with 11.7 fast break points per game led by Jaylen Brown averaging four.
The Rockets have gone 7-17 away from home. Houston averages 14.3 turnovers per game and is 5-13 when committing more turnovers than opponents.
The teams meet for the second time this season. The Celtics won 134-107 in the last matchup on March 14. Brown led Boston with 24 points, and Victor Oladipo led Houston with 26 points.
Jayson Tatum will be looking to add to his already impressive CV this year as he averages 25.3 points per game and 6.9 rebounds per game.
Tough to see the Celtics going down in this one given the hiding they gave the Rockets earlier this season.
Home court advantage should make this an easy victory.
Suggested Bet: Boston Celtics to cover the -9.5 line at $1.90
Golden STate @ toronto
April 3rd 10:00am
The Golden State Warriors face off against the Toronto Raptors for the second time this season on Friday night from Amalie Arena in Tampa.
The Warriors, who won the first meeting in January after a nail-biting 106-105 victory, enter the second game of their back-to-back having lost four of their last ten games, and find themselves two games back of the Spurs for the last spot in the Western Conference playoffs.
Stephen Curry entering back into the fold and getting back to full fitness is an obvious plus.
For the Raptors, it’s been a brutal stretch for a team only two years removed from an NBA Championship, having lost four in a row and nine of their last ten overall.
For both teams, this is the start of a crucial stretch if they want to turn around their season and reach the playoffs.
The Raptors do look down on confidence at the moment despite the talent and experience contained in the squad.
Highly doubt they have the answers for Curry if he decides to really click up the gears.
Golden State definitely the value bet in this one.
Suggested Bet: Golden State Warriors head to head at $2.22
Chicago @ Utah
April 3rd 12:00pm
Utah Jazz will attempt to keep its unrelenting 20-game home win streak intact when it plays the Chicago Bulls on Saturday..
After losing their first fixtures at home this season, the Jazz have recorded a season defining 20-2 record on their home court to have them poised from a big tilt at the finals this season.
Utah leads the Western Conference in rebounding, averaging 48.3 boards. Jazz big man Rudy Gobert leads the roster with 13.3 rebounds and he imposes his frame on the NBA competition.
The Bulls, meanwhile, are 10-11 in road games.
Chicago ranks seventh in the Eastern Conference shooting 37% from deep. Zach LaVine leads the Bulls shooting 42.8% from 3-point range.
Billy Dononvan’s men have battled to a 19-27 record this year and would need a miracle to overturn the latest 120-95 drubbing it copped from the Jazz earlier this season.
This will be win number 21 on the trot for the Jazz as it continues to hold fort atop of the West.
Suggested Bet: Utah Jazz to cover the -13.5 point spread at $1.93
Milwaukee @ Portland
April 3rd 1:00pm
Damian Lillard and Giannis Antetokounmpo meet when the Portland Trail Blazers square off against the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday afternoon.
Lillard is second in the NBA averaging 29.8 points per game and Antetokounmpo is fifth in the league averaging 28.3 points per game.
The Trail Blazers have gone 14-9 at home. Portland is fourth in the Western Conference shooting 38.2% from deep, led by Anfernee Simons shooting 42% from 3-point range.
The Bucks are 12-10 on the road. Milwaukee has a 20-9 record in games decided by 10 or more points.
The two teams play for the second time this season with the Bucks getting the job done in a 134-106 triumph over the Trail Blazers in their last matchup on February 1.
Jrue Holiday led Milwaukee with 22 points, and Nassir Little battled away in the loss for Portland with 30 points of his own.
The Trail Blazers do get this game on their own court but the Bucks solid travelling form has kept close the summit of the Eastern Conference and it should hold them in good stead again.
Expecting this to be a Bucks win but it won’t be as big as it was back in February.
Suggested Bet: Milwaukee Bucks to cover the -3.5 point spread at $1.91
Suggested Same Game Multi:
Leg 1: Milwaukee Bucks to cover the -3.5 point spread
Leg 2: G. Antetokounmpo to score under 27.5 points
Combined odds = $4.33