NBA Betting Trends to Know for Thursday, April 7 (Please, Don’t Bet the Blazers)

Portland Trail Blazers guard Josh Hart.
Portland Trail Blazers guard Josh Hart. / Justin Ford/GettyImages

There’s only a few days left in the NBA regular season, but there are still plenty of betting trends to focus on for Thursday’s action. 

A frequent guest on our betting trends of the day, the Memphis Grizzlies, are back with yet another reason you should consider betting on them tonight. 

Remember, betting solely on trends isn’t the key to successful bets, but they can help you better understand a matchup or a team's form in certain situations entering a game. 

Here are some of the top ones for Thursday night, with all odds below via WynnBET Sportsbook

Memphis Grizzlies Are League-Best 16-7 ATS After a Loss

The Memphis Grizzlies are five-point underdogs to the Denver Nuggets on Thursday, but Memphis has been elite following a loss this season. 

The Grizzlies lost, and failed to cover, in overtime to the Utah Jazz on Tuesday, but the team is 16-7 against the spread following a loss this season. With Dillon Brooks (questionable) potentially back in the lineup, this is a solid spot to back Memphis, who is the best team in the NBA against the spread. 

The UNDER is 19-10-1 When Spurs Are a Road Underdog

This is one of the more interesting trends that I found today, as the Spurs are around .500 on OVERs this season, going 38-39-2. 

However, with the total at 240 in this game against the Minnesota Timberwolves (15-12 on UNDERs as a home favorite), I think the UNDER is the play. 

The Spurs are 19-10-1 on UNDERs as road dogs, and they’ve been really solid on defense as of late, ranking third in defensive rating over their last 10 games. While these teams both play at a fast pace, and combined for 288 points in their last meeting, this may be a spot to back the UNDER and zig when everyone else is zagging. 

Portland Trail Blazers Are 3-8 ATS as Double-Digit Underdog Since All-Star Break

You may be enticed to bet on the Portland Trail Blazers as massive underdogs on Thursday against the New Orleans Pelicans, but I’m here to advise you not to. 

You don’t have to bet this game, but please, don’t bet on Portland. 

The Blazers are just 3-8 against the spread as a double-digit underdog since the All-Star break, and they are coming off a loss to the tanking Oklahoma City Thunder in their last game. Portland is a 17-point underdog against the Pelicans, but New Orleans needs a win to stay in the No. 9 spot in the West. 

Just don’t trust the actively tanking Blazers.

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