Get ready, sports betting fans, the Rockets are ready for takeoff!
Houston have won 15 in a row, and it seems they are not stopping anytime soon as they currently boast the best offence the league has ever seen in its 72-year history.
They might not be the favourites in most betting websites, but online gambling aficionados shouldn’t sleep on this team as they look to establish their dominance not only in the Western Conference but also in the whole NBA.
Atlanta Hawks @ Toronto Raptors (March 07, 08:00 GMT+8)
The Hawks have no choice but to tank, and after their win over Phoenix, it would benefit them to lose. Fortunately, they are up against the Raptors who continue to dominate the East, winning four consecutive games and boasting a balanced offence and defence both ranked in the top five. Go for the Raps -12.50 @ 1.96.
Philadelphia 76ers @ Charlotte Hornets (March 07, 08:00 GMT+8)
After winning five straight, the Hornets have now lost three in a row and are likely out of the postseason race. Philadelphia, meanwhile, are deep in the battle for a better playoff seeding and will certainly lean on young King Ben Simmons and Joel “The Process” Embiid to push them further up the East table. Choose Philly -2.00 @ 1.98.
Miami Heat @ Washington Wizards (March 07, 08:00 GMT+8)
The John Wall-less Wizards have hit a wall. Despite their terrific initial adjustment in the absence of the All-Star guard, it didn’t last long as they are now going through a slump.
The Wizards have failed to take advantage of playing at home and won’t fancy their chances when the Heat visit them at the back of wins against the Pistons and Suns. I think this one will still be closely contested, but I like the chances of Miami on +5.00 @ 1.88.
Houston Rockets @ Oklahoma City Thunder (March 07, 09:00 GMT+8)
Oklahoma will be high in confidence when they host the Rockets at Chesapeake Energy Arena. After all, they have already beaten Houston last Christmas.
However, make no mistake; the Rockets are on a tear offensively and have been simply unstoppable when James Harden and Chris Paul play together. In fact, Clutch City are 34-3 in games the two played. Throw in Clint Capela and advanced stats show the Rockets are 32-1 with the three healthy.
The Thunder have a chance, but the momentum is swinging in the Rockets’ favour. With that said, picking Houston -5.00 @ 2.02 seems the best move.
Denver Nuggets @ Dallas Mavericks (March 07, 09:30 GMT+8)
With just a one-game advantage over the ninth-placed Clippers, the Nuggets can’t afford any slip-up. Luckily, they’ll be facing a Dallas team that has no reason to win, especially after their owner publicly stated that he told his Mavs players that they need to lose games! Denver -5.00 @ 2.00 is an easy choice.
New York Knicks @ Portland Trail Blazers (March 07, 11:00 GMT+8)
With Kristaps Porzingis gone for the season, it’s all about experimenting and building chemistry for the Knickerbockers. They just can’t have their hopes up on winning, though, considering that they are up against a Portland team looking to solidify their grip on the West’s third spot.
New Orleans Pelicans @ LA Clippers (March 07, 11:30 GMT+8)
Most fans have written off the Pelicans after DeMarcus Cousins suffered an injury, but Anthony Davis has lifted New Orleans and kept them relevant with an eight-game win streak. The Brow is averaging 37.3 points during that stretch and will be difficult to stop for the shorthanded Clippers missing the services of Danilo Gallinari and Avery Bradley. Go for New Orleans +2.50 @ 1.96.
Brooklyn Nets @ Golden State Warriors (March 07, 11:30 GMT+8)
Defence remains a problem for Brooklyn, so they might just be on the receiving end of another blowout. The Golden State Warriors are still the team to beat, thanks to their talented roster, and it’s unlikely they’ll be stopped by a team destined for the lottery again. Punting on the Dubs -13.50 @ 1.80 is a no-brainer.
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