Points, Points, Points
It was an avalanche of points in the NBA as overs bettors dominated the five-game slate. Let’s take a look at the NBA scores and odds for all the games.
The Milwaukee Bucks secured a pivotal road win against the Philadelphia 76ers, prevailing 118-116 in a game that saw both teams evenly priced.
The Bucks trailed by as many as 14 points midway through the third quarter before taking over in the final frame, which they won 37-27. That 64-point fourth quarter also helped this one land over the full game total of 232 points.
Giannis Antetokounmpo took over in the second half for Milwaukee and capped a terrific individual performance with a game-saving block on Joel Embiid.
“We count on him to make big plays,” said Milwaukee’s Khris Middleton. “We don’t expect him to make that block, but when he does, we’re not surprised.”
The Los Angeles Clippers pulled off an even bigger comeback as they erased a 25-point second-half deficit en route to a 121-115 win at home over to the Utah Jazz.
Paul George’s return certainly lived up to the pregame hype as he finished with 34 points in his first game back since late December. Despite scoring just 14 points in the opening frame, the Clippers were able to find their offensive groove to send this one over the full game number of 217 points with relative ease.
Mavericks Overpower Lakers
The Los Angeles Lakers had no such luck erasing an early deficit as they fell 128-110 on the road to the Dallas Mavericks.
The Mavericks comfortably covered the 12½-point spread as they took a 43-25 lead after the opening quarter and simply never looked back, making easy work for those who followed our NBA betting preview.
Despite a 41-point fourth quarter, this game still managed to comfortably clear the total of 219½ points.
The Brooklyn Nets did enough to secure an important win at home to the Detroit Pistons, but it was the road team who covered the 13½-point spread in their 130-123 loss.
Kevin Durant led the way for the home team with 41 points to help steer this one comfortably over the 233½ point total.
The only game to stay under the full game total in the sportsbook took place in Washington as the home town Wizards were 107-94 losers against the Chicago Bulls.
The Bulls covered the four-point spread thanks to a dominant 32-21 final quarter, which also helped secure a much-needed win as they look to avoid falling into the play-in spots in the Eastern Conference.