All the NBA thrills and spills are in readiness as the BetDeluxe team get set for another week of NBA fixtures.
The best bets and selections for Tuesday.
orlando @ cleveland
march 29th 10:00am
Cleveland will desperately attempt to halt a three-game losing streak when it faces the Orlando Magic on Tuesday at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.
Facing the team with the worst win-loss record in the Eastern Conference is arguably the perfect rebound opportunity for the Cavaliers.
November 27 in Cleveland was the last time these teams met and it was the Cavaliers winning 105-92 to cover the 10.5-point spread.
Given the Magic have nothing to play for outside of pride, the Cavaliers can get on top with Darius Garland likely to lead the charge in the scoring department.
Cleveland’s defence should be in cruise control here against a Magic team which does not have much scoring depth.
Suggested Bet: Cleveland -9.5 at $1.90
denver @ charlotte
march 29th 10:00am
After going 2-2 in a four-game homestand, the Denver Nuggets begin a two-game road trip when they prepare to face the Charlotte Hornets at the Spectrum Centre on Tuesday.
This fixture will be pivotal to both teams with each fighting for a playoff position in their respective conferences.
Denver is just 5-5 in its last ten games but does come off of a 113-107 win over the Thunder, while Charlotte is now 8-2 in its last ten games after pulling out a huge road win in Brooklyn.
The Hornets are now tied with Brooklyn for the 8th spot in the Eastern Conference and have a big chance to improve their odds of a playoff berth.
But Denver will also enjoy the advantage of an extra night’s rest.
The Hornets, who play without rest, are just 1-12 this season on the second half of back-to-back games.
Additionally, the Nuggets’ best player, Nikola Jokic, has a decided advantage against likely counterpart, Mason Plumlee.
Predicting Nuggets to control the boards and take is Jokic takes advantage and exploits his opponents.
Suggested Bet: Denver -3.5 at $1.89
boston @ toronto
march 29th 10:30am
Scotiabank Arena is where we venture to for this clash between visitors Boston and home team Toronto.
The Celtics have been the hottest team in the Eastern Conference and the NBA for 2022 and charged to the top of the standings.
Sitting a 47-28 and rumours of a fraction in the relationship between coach and players at Miami, this game presents a huge opportunity for the Celtics to go outright first.
Toronto, however, stands in the way of the Celtics having won eight of its last 10, the second best current record in the last 10 of any team in the East behind Boston.
We know the Raptors will need to keep serious tabs on the Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown who have both been monstrous for the men in white and green.
Tatum and Brown combined for 65 points, eight assists and 15 rebounds in the 134-112 win over Minnesota on Monday.
If that form is anything to go by, the Raptors are going to have a hard time of it.
Suggested Bet: Boston +2.5 at $1.99
chicago @ new york
march 29th 10:30am
In the midst of a gruelling road trip, the Chicago Bulls play their fourth away game in a row when they get set to lock horns with the New York Knicks.
The Bulls showed their grit and desire in a tough 98-94 win over Cleveland on Sunday as DeMar DeRozan, Zach LaVine, Nikola Vucevic and Alex Caruso spread the love.
The Knicks, meanwhile, kept their hopes of a play-in spot alive after overcoming Detroit.
The 104-102 result in favour of the Knicks moved them to 33-42 and within four games of the 10th placed Atlanta Hawks.
To say this is a must win for the Knicks would be an understatement.
The Knicks will have to deal with back-to-back fixtures, but is something they have been able to do well from a spread perspective.
New York has gone 7-3 against the spread off no rest and it is a trend we want to be with here.
Suggested Bet: New York +4.5 at $1.90