NBA Games For March 8
Six NBA games line the slate this Tuesday and we can expect some chaos on the BetUS online sportsbook. Injuries will be playing a big role in affecting the outcomes as most of the teams in action, including three title contenders, will be missing key players.
Brooklyn Nets at Charlotte Hornets
The Brooklyn Nets are visiting favorites at the Charlotte Hornets in what should be a high-scoring game per the NBA betting lines. Brooklyn has lost four straight and is just 3-7 since the trade deadline. They have the worst cover rate in the league at 38.1 percent (24-39-2), though it’s better as a road team: 18-14-2. The Hornets are 10-6-1 against the spread (ATS) as a home underdog.
Phoenix Suns at Orlando Magic
Undermanned, the Phoenix Suns try to get back to winning as they take on the Orlando Magic in the Amway Center. The Suns are just 1-4 ATS in their last five games, but are 6-2 ATS in their last eight games when visiting the Magic. The total has gone under in four of the Magic’s last five games.
Cleveland Cavaliers at Indiana Pacers
The Cleveland Cavaliers snapped a three-game losing skid against the Toronto Raptors but have won just two of their last eight games. It doesn’t get any easier as star center Jarrett Allen was lost for the season. They visit the Indiana Pacers, a team dealing with a plethora of injuries. The Pacers are just 2-12 and 4-10 ATS versus their division.
New Orleans Pelicans at Memphis Grizzlies
It took a ridiculous effort from Nikola Jokic to snap the New Orleans Pelicans’ four-game winning streak. The Pels will look to rebound against the Memphis Grizzlies, who were stunned by the last-place Houston Rockets. New Orleans is 7-1 ATS in their last eight games versus Memphis and the division-leading Grizzlies are just 6-6 ATS versus the Southwest.
Nikola Jokic tonight:
46 PTS (30 in 4Q and OT)
He is the 2nd player in NBA history with a 45-point triple-double on 70% shooting. The other was Wilt Chamberlain. pic.twitter.com/2GLnZnDWfr
— StatMuse (@statmuse) March 7, 2022
Milwaukee Bucks at Oklahoma City Thunder
The Milwaukee Bucks visit the Oklahoma City Thunder as the evening’s biggest favorites. The Bucks have been tough to bet online as chalk. They are 3-1 ATS in their last four games but are just 29-36 ATS for the season. The Thunder, on the other hand, have been money with the second-best cover rate at 63.3 percent (38-22-4).
Los Angeles Clippers at Golden State Warriors
Injuries have taken a toll on the Golden State Warriors. This team once had an impregnable defense but has allowed at least 122 points in its last four games – all losses. The Warriors are skidding while the Los Angeles Clippers are 7-3 on both the moneyline and spread in its last 10. Nine of the Warriors’ last 10 games have gone over the total.