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NBA Tips & Previews, Saturday 26th March

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Utah and Charlotte get the ball rolling on Saturday.

charlotte @ utah

march 26th 10:00am

he Utah Jazz will look to bounce back from two straight losses when they visit the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday at the Spectrum Center.

Utah was crushed 125-97 on the road by the Boston Celtics on as a five-point underdog to fall to 45-28 on the season, good for fourth in the West.

Charlotte currently holds ninth place in the East at 37-36 after taking a 121-106 home loss to the New York Knicks as an 8.5-point favourite.

The Jazz are the far more well-rounded team in this matchup with a top nine rating on offence and defence, so they will be able to get at least a few stops on Charlotte’s potent offense.

This is a great bounce back opportunity for Utah after the tough game against the Celtics. 

Utah should be able to shred the Hornets defense on the interior.

Suggested Bet: Utah Jazz -3.5 at $1.92

golden state @ atlanta

march 26th 10:30am

Golden State will try to build off its win over Miami when it travels to Atlanta on Saturday.

The Warriors are on the third leg of a long five-game road trip, while Atlanta has alternated between wins and losses over its last six games, including a deflating 122-101 loss at Detroit on Thursday.

The loss to Detroit was a snapshot into what the season has been like for the Hawks. 

Too reliant on Trae Young and when he does not put up nuclear numbers, the Hawks usually get clipped. 

But the Warriors will be without their star splash shooter Stephen Curry. 

This is where road trips start to take their toll on the legs and stamina of the players. 

Curry’s absence is going to be a building factor as this road trip goes on—not only will his scoring be missed, but it also creates a lack of depth.

Atlanta is going to be more motivated to grab a win in this spot, as it ranks tenth in the Eastern Conference standings and needs to this win to find a way into the play-in tournament.

Suggested Bet: Atlanta Hawks -1.5 at $1.89

dallas @ minnesota

march 26th 11:00am

Two teams vying for a playoff berth come together when the Minnesota Timberwolves (42-32) host the Dallas Mavericks (45-28) on Saturday in a Western Conference battle. 

The Mavericks have taken two of the three meetings both straight-up and against the spread over the Timberwolves this season, but they are the underdogs coming into this road trip. 

This contest marks the second time these teams have played in a week, with the Mavericks winning 110-108 as a one-point favourite at home on Tuesday.

Both teams have been excellent against the spread spread this season and have an identical 40-32 winning record. 

Minnesota was outgunned by an efficient Dallas squad 48% to 40% from the floor, but still only lost by two points on the road earlier this week.

Predicting the Timberwolves to perform better at home, and they are also in a situation that is a little more desperate.
Having a dip at Minnesota against the spread. 

Suggested Bet: Minnesota -1.5 at $1.89

philadelphia @ la clippers

march 26th 1:30pm Arena is where the Los Angeles Clippers will situate themselves when they prepare to line up against Philadelphia. 

MVP favourite Joel Embiid is in ominous form heading into this game after 30 points on 11-for-19 shooting and ten rebounds in a 126-121 win over the Lakers. 

Embiid’s newest parter-in-crime James Harden contributed 24 points, seven rebounds, and seven assists for the 76ers. 

Both Embiid and Harden could lead the 76ers to a championship with the way they are playing at the moment. 

The Clippers, for all the injuries and adversity they have been through this season, have made no excuses and have effectively locked away a play-in spot for now. 

They have a bit of breathing space to work with, but will unlikely be able to catch any of the teams above in the guaranteed playoff positions. 

Hard not to see Embiid and Harden dominating this depleted Clippers outfit. 

Suggested Bet: Philadelphia 76ers -5.5 at $1.88

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