The college ranks isn’t the only basketball we can watch and bet on today. The NBA also has a handful of games for us to wager on, and if you’re looking for picks, you’ve come to the right place.
Let’s dive into my best bets for Thursday night’s NBA action.
NBA best bets for Thursday, March 16
- Domantas Sabonis OVER 13.5 rebounds
- Bucks -13.5 vs. Pacers
- Magic +7.5 vs. Suns
Domantas Sabonis OVER 13.5 rebounds
If you want a player prop for tonight’s NBA action, I love Domantas Sabonis to go OVER his rebounding total of 13.5.
He’s averaging 12.4 rebounds per game this season, but not he and the Sacramento Kings get to take on one of the worst rebounding teams in the NBA. In fact, the Brooklyn Nets rank dead last in The Association in rebounding percentage, grabbing only 46.9% of available rebounds.
Sabonis is set up for a big night on the boards tonight.
Bucks -13.5 vs. Pacers
Don’t be afraid of the big spread tonight for the Bucks. They should be able to win with margin against a struggling Pacers team.
The Bucks rank fourth in the NBA in three point shot rate, with 44.8% of their shots coming from three point range. I expected them to find success on the perimeter tonight against Indiana. The Pacers rank 28th in the NBA in opponent three point field goal percentage, allowing teams to shoot 37.3% from beyond the arc.
Give me the Bucks to win big tonight.
Magic +7.5 vs. Suns
The Orlando Magic have cranked things up on defense lately. They enter the game ranking 20th in the NBA in defensive efficiency, and while that number isn’t great, it’s much improved from where they ranked early in the season.
Phoenix has also struggled from a shooting perspective as of late, sporting an effective field goal percentage of 51.4% over its last three games, 2.1% lower than its season average as they await the retrun of Kevin Durant from injury.
I think the Magic can do enough to keep this game close.
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