Tough Day for Dogs
The Brooklyn Nets pulled off an important comeback win as they downed the New York Knicks 110-98 at Madison Square Garden.
The Knicks led by 21 points early in the third quarter before things took a drastic turn in favor of the Nets, who secured a season series sweep against their crosstown rivals in the process.
A 60-31 second-half surge by the Nets secured a huge win and impressive cover on a -7.0 line. “I just kept telling our guys this is our game,” said Kyrie Irving in regards to the message spoken about at halftime.
The Atlanta Hawks continue to keep pressure on the Nets as both teams try for a seven or eight seed in the East, with the home team running out 118-103 winners over the Washington Wizards in this one.
The Wizards hung tough early, but ultimately tired legs showed up down the stretch as their tough travel schedule over the past four days caught up with them.
Despite the incredible market support on the Overs, this game stayed Under the opening and closing number.
The Boston Celtics continued to push for a top-two seed in the East as they piled more misery on the Chicago Bulls, winning 117-94 on the road.
The Celtics, who closed as 7½ point favorites, were completely dominant from the opening tip as previewed on the BetUS Live Show earlier in the day and made light work covering this spread.
The Dallas Mavericks wrapped up their east coast road trip with a 131-113 win against the Detroit Pistons, comfortably covering the 8½ handicap in the process.
Both sides had little trouble finding rhythm offensively, but the Mavs talent disparity showed in the fourth as they finally put separation between them and the lottery bound Pistons.
The Utah Jazz were comfortable 137-101 winners over the Oklahoma City Thunder despite resting a couple of their key starters.
The Jazz initially opened as 17½ point favorites, but closed at -15½ on the back of the injury updates. It did little to swing the ATS result as the Jazz won all four quarters with absolute ease.
The LA Clippers held on to beat the Phoenix Suns in the final game of the night, holding on for a 113-109 win.
This game had huge market implications, with the Clippers originally opening as 3.0 point underdogs before flipping to 7.0 point favorites after the Suns announced they would be resting their star players.
Despite leading by as many as 39 points the Suns made a huge push in the second half to ultimately cover the closing line, making market entry point extremely vital for anyone who had a Clippers ticket.