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  • BookMaker.eu Northwest Division bragging rights now belong to the Utah Jazz for the first time since 2016-17 after Quin Snyder’s troops disposed of the Denver Nuggets heading into last weekend. There is however work to be done with the top overall seed not yet determined heading into the final week of the NBA betting season. Utah owns a slim lead over the Phoenix Suns for the No. 1 seed, and tonight’s matchup will be the final one to take place on the Vivint Arena hardwood in the regular season. That should ... 

  • BookMaker.eu The Boston Celtics haven’t been kind to NBA bettors over the course of the regular season, and now they’re starting to piss their loyal fan base off by losing their stranglehold on a guaranteed spot in the playoffs. As it stands, the C’s are the current owners of the No. 7 seed in the East which means they’d have to partake in a play-in game if the season ended today. With only seven games remaining on the docket until the postseason begins at online sportsbooks, Boston is running out of bullets... 

  • BookMaker.eu The Utah Jazz’s magic number to win the Northwest Division for the first time since the 2016-17 season shrunk last time out after logging the 110-99 win and cover against the San Antonio Spurs. Should it see it all the way through, it would be the Denver Nuggets two season win streak of holding divisional bragging rights that would go up in smoke. Mike Malone’s squad will get its final crack of the regular season to potentially keep its streak intact when the division rivals square off for the t... 

  • BookMaker.eu The Los Angeles Lakers did it! The reigning champs managed to remain in the Western Conference playoff picture with their two superstars out of the mix for the better part of the last 2+ months. Hooray! Unfortunately, LA now finds itself on the precipice of being forced to play its way into the second season with it grasping onto the No. 5/6 overall seed with the Portland Trail Blazers breathing right down their necks. You know darn well the Los Angeles Clippers would love nothing more than to r... 

  • BookMaker.eu The Dallas Mavericks are lucky they won’t have to run up against the Sacramento Kings come the playoffs. If they did, the current Southwest Division leaders would be toast! Luckily for Luka Doncic and his mates, they won’t have to run up against Big Sac again this season. Unfortunately for them, they’ll have to test their might against the Eastern Conference heavyweight Brooklyn Nets who are set to pay a visit to the Lone Star State for the first leg of TNT’s Thursday night doubleheader; a game ... 

  • BookMaker.eu Regardless of who takes the floor, the Brooklyn Nets continue to look like the cream of the Eastern Conference crop. Whether it’s been James Harden and Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant and Kyrie, or just Kyrie or Harden by themselves, the Nets have found a way to get the job done more times than not. Because of it, the team currently sits perched atop the conference standings with a 42-20 SU record heading into Thursday’s joust with the Indiana Pacers. The Milwaukee Bucks have however been rounding into form in winning six of their last nine matchups, and they’re one of the few teams in the East that could still conceivably catch Brooklyn in the standings to steal home court advantage in the second season. With that, much will be on the line when the teams collide at online sportsbooks in the first of two crucial matchups set to tip-off Sunday afternoon. The Nets logged a thrilling 125-123 outright win and cover as 4-point home dogs when they hosted Milwaukee at the end of January in a game Kyrie didn’t suit up for. The triumph moved the Nets to 3-1 SU and ATS in the last four meetings with the over cashing in three times. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu With around 10 games remaining on the regular season docket, the Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Clippers are looking to solidify their stances within the Western Conference playoff picture. LA currently holds a comfy two-game lead over Denver for the No. 3 seed in the West, but they could just as easily propel themselves into the No. 2 seed should they take care of business against the Suns in Phoenix on Wednesday night. The Nuggs got two games set to go against the Pelicans and Raptors before this third and final throw down with the Clippers. With much more to gain by winning this matchup at online sportsbooks, look for the Clippers to go all-out in hopes of defending its court to better its overall playoff positioning; even with Kawhi Leonard riding the pine and Paul George possibly working on a gimpy ankle. But will that be enough? ... 

  • BookMaker.eu Provided both the Los Angeles Clippers and Phoenix Suns take care of business on Monday night, the second leg of ESPN’s Hump Day twin bill will decide first place in the Pacific Division and earn the winner of the game the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference Playoffs. With the regular season schedule coming to a close, much will be on the line when these conference rivals square off for the third and final time at online sportsbooks. LA has dominated the recent rivalry taking two of the first two tilts to move to 8-2 SU and 7-3 ATS over the last 10 meetings. But if there was ever a time Devin Booker and his mates were to put an end to the Clippers dominance, it would be in this matchup with Kawhi Leonard not expected to see the floor. LA does however check in 2-3 SU and 3-2 ATS the five times linemakers installed them road underdogs to date, and they defeated the Suns by an average of 7.5 points per game when at full strength. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu The Dallas Mavericks have got work to do if they expect to fend off the Memphis Grizzlies and Golden State Warriors in hopes of attaining one of the last playoff spots in the Western Conference. Rick Carlisle’s crew has been playing with fire of late in dropping five of seven and managing just one point spread cover at online sportsbooks during that stretch. And to think, this level of play occurred immediately after overtaking the Grizz atop the Southwest Division standings by rattling off five... 

  • BookMaker.eu Though the Boston Celtics just dropped a head scratching 102-96 decision to the Chicago Bulls at home, Brad Stevens’s squad continues to be one of the hottest commodities in the league for NBA bettors. The outright defeat as 4.5-point favs saw them fall for just the second time in the last 10 games. In the process, the C’s have catapulted themselves up the Eastern Conference pecking order to grab hold of the No. 5 seed. They’ll look to get back in the good graces of those backing them at online ... 

  • BookMaker.eu If the Milwaukee Bucks are to make up any ground on the Philadelphia 76ers in hopes of overtaking the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference, Mike Budenholzer’s squad is going to need to sweep this upcoming two-game set. Their initial crack to do as such will occur in the first leg of TNT’s Thursday night doubleheader when the teams collide for the first time since squaring off in the middle of March. Giannis Antetokounmpo and his mates logged the 109-105 win and non-cover in overtime as 6-point r... 

  • BookMaker.eu Since the calendar turned to the month of April, there hasn’t been a hotter team in the NBA than that of the Boston Celtics. Save for a 10-point home loss to the Philadelphia 76ers back on the 6th, Jayson Tatum and his mates have been perfect rattling off wins and four pointspread covers at online sportsbooks in their other six played games. Tuesday night’s huge road win in Portland now finds Brad Stevens’s squad owners of the No. 5 seed in the East. It was only a couple weeks ago that the C’s w... 

  • BookMaker.eu One of the best rivalries in all of sports will wrap in the second leg of TNT’s Thursday night doubleheader when the Boston Celtics invade Tinseltown to run up against the skeleton crew otherwise known as the Los Angeles Lakers. While the defending champs have kept themselves afloat without the services of Anthony Davis or LeBron James for the better part of the last two months, the team as it’s currently comprised has struggled against playoff bound teams; even more so against teams expected to... 

  • BookMaker.eu A battle for first place in the Atlantic Division will ensue in the first leg of ESPN’s Wednesday night doubleheader when Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers welcome the Brooklyn Nets into the Wells Fargo Center. Though the Sixers own an identical record and own the tiebreaker over Brooklyn, it’s the Nets that are currently taken more seriously by online sportsbooks as bona fide title contenders. Much will be on the line for this one with the matchup representing the final one of the regular ... 

  • BookMaker.eu Hat tip goes out to the Los Angeles Lakers for finding a way to come up with a win and stop the bleeding last time out in Toronto. That makes it two wins in the last three tries for this injury riddled bunch that’s simply just trying to hold the fort for when Anthony Davis and LeBron James return from injury. As for the Brooklyn Nets, they’re currently tied with the Philadelphia 76ers atop the Eastern Conference standings. It’s only course of action throughout the remainder of the regular season... 

  • BookMaker.eu The Los Angeles Lakers playoff hopes get bleaker and bleaker with every game LeBron James and Anthony Davis continue to miss. Currently the No. 5 seed in the Western Conference, the defending champs are now in serious jeopardy of being forced to partake in a play-in game just to snag the seventh or eighth seed. The Nuggets and Clippers have already leapfrogged them in the standings, and it’ll only be a matter of time until Portland and/or Dallas does the same. Erik Spoelstra’s squad just saw its... 

  • BookMaker.eu Even before the injury bug administered an all-out assault on the roster, the New Orleans Pelicans were one of the bigger disappointments of the 2020-21 NBA betting season. With four-fifths of the starting lineup missing games recently, it looks as if the Pels have mailed it in losers in three of four heading into Sunday night’s road tilt against the woeful Houston Rockets. While the Brooklyn Nets went down in defeat to the Chicago Bulls on Easter Sunday, the team was down two members of the “Bi... 

  • BookMaker.eu Having just taken care of business against the top two teams in the Eastern Conference, the Los Angeles Clippers are starting to show NBA bettors what they can expect to see once the postseason comes around. Tyronn Lue’s squad might even get better moving forward with the newly acquired Rajon Rondo yet to make an appearance since coming over at the trade deadline. Patrick Beverley and Serge Ibaka are also set to return to the lineup at some point. The same can’t be said of the Los Angeles Lakers... 

  • BookMaker.eu If not for the Orlando Magic waving the white flag at the trade deadline and the Cleveland Cavaliers yet to win 20 games this season, the Los Angeles Lakers would potentially be staring down an ugly six-game losing streak at online sportsbooks heading into Hump Day night’s East/West showdown against the Milwaukee Bucks. Making matters all the more worse heading into this one is that it’s certainly within the realm of possibility that Giannis Antetokounmpo and his mates find themselves in the mid... 

  • BookMaker.eu Another big one is set to go down in Tinseltown on Thursday night in the second leg of TNT’s doubleheader when MVP Award frontrunner Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets square off against Kawhi Leonard and the Los Angeles Clippers looking to even up the season rivalry. LA avenged its playoff defeat to the Nuggs by scoring the decisive 121-108 win and cover as 3.5-point favorites in the rival’s first run-in at the end of December. The Clippers were simply on fire from deep with the team draining ... 

  • BookMaker.eu Both the Philadelphia 76ers and Los Angeles Lakers will be devoid of superstars when the teams collide under the lights of TNT’s nationally televised broadcast on Thursday night. The Sixers have been without the services of Joel Embiid since March 13. Even so, the team hasn’t skipped a beat in the five games he’s missed by going 4-1 SU and 3-1-1 ATS at online sportsbooks. The same can’t be said for the defending champs who struggled mightily with Anthony Davis out of the fold due to a calf injur... 

  • BookMaker.eu The Boston Celtics have been flirting with disaster for the entirety of the 2020-21 NBA betting season. So much so that Brad Stevens’ squad currently finds itself on the outside looking into the playoff picture now needing to win a seeding game just to have a shot at returning to the postseason. The Milwaukee Bucks are firmly entrenched within the Eastern Conference playoff picture owners of a 27-14 SU record which has them eight games up in the Central Division. This will be the first of two sc... 

  • BookMaker.eu Don’t look now, but the Dallas Mavericks look to have righted the ship. Once in the basement of the NBA Southwest standings ahead of only the wretched Houston Rockets, Luka Doncic and company now sit tied with the San Antonio Spurs for the division lead. The Los Angeles Clippers on the other hand remain in the funk that affected their play heading into the All-Star break having just got their breakfast, lunch and dinner served up by Zion Williamson and the Pelicans in New Orleans on Sunday night. This will be the second of a two-game series and the Clippers will be out to avenge the ugly home defeat suffered at the hands of the Mavericks in late December in a game Kawhi Leonard was forced to miss. Will his presence be enough to change the outcome this time around? I don’t think so! ... 

  • BookMaker.eu The Philadelphia 76ers passed their first test without the services of Joel Embiid with flying colors on Sunday when they went out and smashed the San Antonio Spurs to secure the team’s fifth straight win and cover against the closing NBA odds. The challenge will get a wee bit tougher on St. Patty’s Day night when Giannis Antetokounmpo and the white hot Milwaukee Bucks pay the City of Brotherly Love a visit for the team’s first matchup of the 2020-21 season. If the Sixers’ win streak isn’t snapp... 

  • BookMaker.eu The Brooklyn Nets returned from the All-Star Break in style on Thursday night handing the division rival Boston Celtics a 121-109 defeat to win for the 12th time in 13 tries. It’s gone on to cover the closing NBA odds all but two times during that stretch. Steve Nash’s troops will be gunning for another big win on Monday night when it welcomes the vastly improved New York Knicks into the Barclays Center for the second meeting of the season between the division rivals. Brooklyn has taken six of t... 

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