The 2022-23 NBA season continues on Thursday, April 6, with 10 teams in action. Take a look at three strong bets for tonight’s games, featuring the Philadelphia 76ers, Phoenix Suns and Oklahoma City Thunder.
NBA Best Bet #1: Philadelphia 76ers -1.5 (-110)
The (52-27) Philadelphia 76ers will take on the (42-37) Miami Heat. Philadelphia has been very good at home, while Miami has struggled on the road. Furthermore, while the 76ers are locked in as the Eastern Conference’s third seed, they can help the Brooklyn Nets lock up the sixth seed with a victory. Philadelphia will play their starters to avoid a first-round series with a Heat team that knocked them out of the 2022 postseason. Look for the 76ers to win by at least two points.
NBA Best Bet #2: Phoenix Suns -11.5 (-110)
The (52-27) Denver Nuggets have locked up the top seed in the Western Conference. Meanwhile, the (44-35) Phoenix Suns have clinched the fourth seed. Denver has their entire starting lineup listed on Thursday’s injury report. Phoenix will be at full strength as they continue to build chemistry before the postseason. Look for the Suns to take advantage of the Nuggets’ absences as they win by at least 12 points.
NBA Best Bet #3: Oklahoma City Thunder -6.5 (-110)
The (38-42) Oklahoma City Thunder hold a tiebreaker over the Dallas Mavericks that has them in 10th place in the Western Conference. The (36-43) Utah Jazz have not technically been eliminated from the play-in tournament. However, they appear content with not making it. Utah will sit several key pieces, including their top three scorers. Look for the Thunder to take advantage as they win by at least seven points.