With about three-quarters of the NBA regular season now in the bag, we head into the most important part of the season, with every game played taking on extra importance for those still in the playoff hunt. There are good races going on in both conferences above and below the playoff line, and as always, we have a lot of big games on the NBA calendar with playoff implications. We are going to look at a few games that we believe deserve your betting attention, although there are plenty more to wager on besides these.
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Detroit Pistons Vs Toronto Raptors
What: Detroit Pistons (28-31) Vs. Toronto Raptors (41-17)
When: Monday, February 26, 2018, at 6:30 PM CT
Where: Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON, CA
TV: FSDT, Sportsnet One
The Line: Toronto Raptors -10½ -110 | -650 | U 217 -110
The Pistons are heading into the final quarter of the season in a fight for their playoff lives, as they are currently sitting a game and a half out of the final spot. Road games have been their downfall this season, as they have only managed 9 wins away from home. Don’t expect things to get any easier for them on the road against the Eastern Conference leading Raptors. Toronto has been tough to beat in their own building this season, so this could be rough for the Pistons.
Predicted Score: Detroit Pistons 96 Toronto Raptors 106.
Washington Wizards Vs Milwaukee Bucks
What: Washington Wizards (35-25) Vs. Milwaukee Bucks (33-26)
When: Tuesday, February 27, 2018, at 7:00 PM CT
Where: BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee, WI
The Line: TBA
The Washington Wizards now have their eyes on the #3 spot in the East, as they are just a game back of Cleveland Cavaliers. This will be a tough road game against a Milwaukee team that has been solid at home, but the Wizards have won 7 of their last 10 games and are 3 games above .500 on the road. The Bucks are coming into this one off a loss, taking them to 6-4 in their last 10. This will be a close one that I think Washington wins.
Predicted Score: Washington Wizards 107 Milwaukee Bucks 104.
New Orleans Pelicans Vs San Antonio Spurs
What: New Orleans Pelicans (33-26) Vs.San Antonio Spurs (36-25)
When: Wednesday, February 28, 2018, at 7:30 PM CT
Where: AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX
TV: FSN, FSSW
The Line: TBA
It may be time to start keeping an eye on those pesky Pelicans, as this is a team that appears to be rounding into form at just the right time. They come into this week on a 5-game winning streak, a run that has them up to #6 in the West and just a half game out of the #5 spot. They will be heading to San Antonio to face a Spurs team that has not been very good recently, going just 4-6 in their last 10 games. This is going to be a close one, with the slight edge to the Spurs at home.
Predicted Score: New Orleans Pelicans 102 San Antonio Spurs 104.
Philadelphia 76ers at Cleveland Cavaliers
What: Philadelphia 76ers (32-26) Vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (35-24)
When: Thursday, March 01, 2018, at 7:00 PM CT
Where: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH
The Line: TBA
The 76ers have been one of the most improved teams in the NBA this season and are coming into this week on a run that has seen them win 8 of their last 10 games, which included a 7-game win streak. The Cavaliers appear to be back to having some issues after looking good right after the trade deadline. You never really know what you are going to get from this team on any given night, which makes them a tough team to back on a consistent basis. The Cavs have been money at home, though, going 20-9 on the season, whereas the 76ers are 3 games under .500 on the road. That might just be enough to make the Cavaliers the team to go within this game.
Predicted Score: Philadelphia 76ers 104 Cleveland Cavaliers 106.
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