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NBA Tips – Thursday, March 12, 2020
76ERS VS PISTONS
Venue: Wells Fargo Center | Start: 10:00am AEDT
The Philadelphia 76ers will look to start a four-game homestand on a winning note when they host the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night. Philadelphia hopes to bounce back from a 1-3 road trip that included losses against the Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors. In their most recent game, a 118-114 loss against Golden State, the 76ers had six players score in double digits but allowed the Warriors to shoot a whopping 55 percent from the field. Philadelphia has been hindered by recent injuries to Joel Embiid (shoulder), Ben Simmons (back) and Josh Richardson (concussion) — three of the team’s top four scorers. That has left a heavy burden on Tobias Harris (19.4 points per game), Al Horford (11.9), Alec Burks (11.1) and others to help fill the void. Philadelphia has slipped to sixth place in the Eastern Conference standings, while Detroit is well out of the playoff mix. The Pistons, who have lost four in a row, also have dealt with a spate of injuries to Derrick Rose (ankle), Blake Griffin (knee), Luke Kennard (knee) and others. Philadelphia is a remarkable 28-2 at home this season, and Detroit is 9-23 on the road.
Win: Philadelphia 76ers
Line: Detroit Pistons +12.5
Total Points: Under 210.5
HEAT VS HORNETS
Venue: American Airlines Arena | Start: 10:30am AEDT
The Miami Heat will continue their chase for the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference when they open a three-game homestand Wednesday night against the scuffling Charlotte Hornets. The Heat entered Tuesday’s action 1 1/2 games behind the Boston Celtics. Miami knows how to win at home, coming in with a 27-4 record, good for third best in the league. The Heat have won five of their past six and are coming off a 100-89 win over the Washington Wizards on Sunday night. Bam Adebayo led the Heat in every category, scoring 27 points, pulling 14 rebounds and dishing out six assists. Jimmy Butler missed most of the second half with a nagging toe injury, and he did not practice Tuesday. Kendrick Nunn (illness) also did not practice Tuesday, but Jae Crowder (concussion) is probable after a blow to the head Friday night. The Hornets have lost four of their past five. They posted their highest score of the season (138) on Monday but lost to the Atlanta Hawks in double overtime. Terry Rozier scored 40 points to lead Charlotte. The Heat and Hornets will play three times in a little more than a month. The Heat won the first contest 117-100 on Nov. 25 in Miami.
Win: Miami Heat
Line: Charlotte Hornets +11.5
Total Points: Under 205.5
HAWKS VS KNICKS
Venue: State Farm Arena | Start: 10:30am AEDT
The Atlanta Hawks will look to build upon a dramatic double-overtime victory when they host the New York Knicks on Wednesday night. Atlanta is coming off a wild 143-138 win over the Charlotte Hornets on Monday night in which superstar guard Trae Young scored 31 points and dished 16 assists. John Collins (28 points, 11 rebounds) and De’Andre Hunter (13 points, 11 rebounds) also notched double-doubles for the Hawks, who snapped a three-game losing streak. As Atlanta tries to build momentum, the Knicks will attempt to bounce back on short rest after losing 122-115 to the Washington Wizards on Tuesday night. New York was outscored 68-45 in the second half and dropped to 9-23 on the road. Bobby Portis and Frank Ntilikina each scored 20 points off the bench, and the Knicks will look to continue their strong play on the road against Atlanta. Both the Knicks and the Hawks have 20 victories on the season. The teams already have split a pair of games this season, with the home team winning each time. New York sprinted to a 143-120 win on Dec. 17, and Atlanta responded with a 140-135 win in double overtime on Feb. 9.
Win: Atlanta Hawks
Line: Atlanta Hawks -5.5
Total Points: Under 230.5
THUNDER VS JAZZ
Venue: Chesapeake Energy Arena | Start: 11:00am AEDT
There will be a distinct payoff vibe Wednesday when the Utah Jazz hit the road for a matchup with the Oklahoma City Thunder. In the middle of the pack of playoff-eligible teams in the Western Conference, both the Jazz and Thunder figure to jostle down the stretch for seeding and home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs. In fact, as the fourth- and fifth-place teams in the conference, heading into play Tuesday, they could end up facing each other in the first round. Whoever finishes in fourth place in that scenario would open the series at home. The Jazz will enter after a 101-92 defeat to the Toronto Raptors on Monday, but they were on a five-game winning streak before that setback and were 9-4 going back to Feb. 7 before the loss. The Thunder will enter on a three-game winning streak and are 8-2 going back to Feb. 13. The Thunder earned a 105-104 victory at Boston on Sunday when Dennis Schroder’s steal and layup with 8.5 seconds remaining was the difference. The teams have split their previous two games this season, both at Utah. The Jazz won in the season opener for both teams, while the Thunder won 104-90 on Dec. 9.
Win: Oklahoma City Thunder
Line: Utah Jazz +4.5
Total Points: Under 219.5
MAVERICKS VS NUGGETS
Venue: American Airlines Center | Start: 11:00am AEDT
In what could be a playoff preview, the Denver Nuggets will hit the road for a game Wednesday against the Dallas Mavericks. The Nuggets are in win-one, lose-one mode, but they will enter off a rewarding 109-95 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks that they aren’t about to downgrade, even if the Eastern Conference’s top team was without double-digit scorers Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton, Eric Bledsoe and Brook Lopez. Jamal Murray scored 21 points and Paul Millsap had 20, but the Nuggets are an inconsistent 5-5 since a loss on Feb. 12, in their last game before the All-Star break. The Nuggets are in the upper half of the Western Conference, while the Mavericks are in the second tier of playoff-eligible teams and they potentially could meet in a seven-game playoff series. The Mavericks also are looking for consistency, going 3-4 since Feb. 28. Dallas will enter off a 119-109 defeat to the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday. Luka Doncic scored 38 points while playing with right wrist and left thumb injuries. Kristaps Porzingis’ struggles continued as he followed a 3-for-17 shooting performance Sunday against the Indiana Pacers with a 4-for-15 performance against the Spurs. Porzingis has been playing through a right ankle injury.
Win: Denver Nuggets
Line: Denver Nuggets -3.5
Total Points: Under 220.5
KINGS VS PELICANS
Venue: Golden 1 Center | Start: 1:30pm AEDT
The New Orleans Pelicans get an opportunity to make up some ground on the competition Wednesday night when Zion Williamson makes his first visit to Sacramento to face the Kings. The rookie has helped the Pelicans go 6-3 in his first visit to an opponent, including a 23-point performance in New Orleans’ 120-107 win at Minnesota on Sunday to tip off a four-game trip. That win, coupled with Sacramento’s 118-113 home loss to Toronto, moved the Pelicans into a tie with the Kings for ninth place in the Western Conference, one spot out of playoff eligibility. Despite the loss to the Raptors, the Kings have won seven of their last 10 to stay in contention. They also will welcome Brooklyn and Dallas to town in a stretch critical to their playoff hopes. New Orleans got the jump on the three-game season series with Sacramento, riding Lonzo Ball’s 24 points and 10 assists to a 117-115 road win in Williamson’s absence in January. The clubs will meet one more time, a week from Sunday in New Orleans. Neither team will be at full strength Wednesday, with the Pelicans missing JJ Redick (strained left hamstring) and the Kings still without Marvin Bagley III (sprained left foot).
Win: New Orleans Pelicans
Line: Sacramento Kings +1.5
Total Points: Under 232.5