While March Madness is taking a break in the college ranks, NBA basketball continues to inch toward the postseason. Tonight’s slate features seven matchups, most of which have playoff implications.
Here are the NBA best bets tonight as the season hits the final few weeks.
NBA Best Bet #1: Washington Wizards Under 55.5 1H Points (-115)
The Washington Wizards have been trying to get going as they are in the group of teams trying to fight for the Eastern Conference play-in tournament and are trying to be a better offensive team. As a team, the Wizards are averaging 112.8 points per game and they are going to be without one of their best players small forward Kyle Kuzma, who is out with an ankle injury.
The Wizards will be going up against the Orlando Magic in this game and are going to be able to use their size and length to make things tougher as the game goes on. Washington is 23rd in the sport with 98.2 possessions per game this year and a slower-paced game means it is going to be tough to score a bunch of points. Go with the Wizards scoring less than 56 points in the first half of the game.
NBA Best Bet #2: Cleveland Cavaliers Over 110.5 Points (-125)
The Cleveland Cavaliers have been doing extremely well on the offensive side of the floor as in their last five games, they are scoring 115 points per game as a team. They are going up against the Brooklyn Nets here, who have struggled to get going defensively as they have allowed 120+ points in three of their previous five games.
The Cavaliers are one of the best offenses as they are shooting 48.8 percent as a team from the floor and shooting a strong 36.3 percent from beyond the arc when looking at a full season total. The over seems to be the better option for this game as well.
NBA Best Bet #3: Domantas Sabonis Over 18.5 Points (-115)
Domantas Sabonis has been doing extremely well and is going up against the Boston Celtics here. In his only other matchup against the Celtics, he was able to score 18 points on 7-of-13 shooting and dealt with some foul trouble. However, the Celtics are struggling a bit more as of late on the defensive side of the floor and Sabonis should do well.
In his last 10 games, Domantas Sabonis has been doing extremely well as he is shooting 58.7 percent from the field and 42.9 percent from beyond the arc. In that stretch of games, he is also scoring and outstanding 20.9 points per game and should be able to dominate in this matchup as a seven-foot power forward.