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Phil has been covering various sporting events at BookMaker for a year. Although his writing talents have lead him to other endeavors as a sports writer and editor, when he's not announcing, writing or publishing stats, he's handicapping professional and college football and basketball, plus NBA, NCAA hoops, Major League Baseball and NHL.
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Playing a parlay card works in other sports as well. With the close of the NFL season following Super Bowl LVII we can turn our attention to another popular betting sport: basketball, in particular the NBA
. With a third of the regular season remaining the races are tightening up in both conferences with a bunch of teams battling for postseason positioning. We can say with certainty that only a handful of teams are out of the running. That leaves roughly 13 teams in each conference vying for the 10 postseason spots, and clubs would like to avoid the play-in scenario if possible.
With games taking on more importance another thing to consider when wagering on the NBA is how teams approach the trade deadline. We saw the Dallas Mavericks make a move to upgrade for a push in the West by acquiring Kyrie Irving. And that will certainly affect the Nets, who are still without Kevin Durant. Brooklyn lost two straight after the deal was announced but they covered the spread in both games improving to 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games. The Nets host Philadelphia on Saturday with the Sixers playing the second game of a back-to-back. Before we put down our NBA parlay bets we need to know what teams are playing.