April 3, 2013 at 10:21 AM #50397
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Teams On The Bubble In West Approach Sunday’s Games With Must-Win Attitude
While the top-eight seeds in the Eastern Conference are pretty much locked in, the situation is much more fluid in the Western Conference where the Los Angeles Lakers, Utah Jazz, and Dallas Mavericks are fighting for the eighth and final playoff spot. All three sports betting teams are in action this Sunday, with each team approaching their games as though they are must-win situations.
Los Angeles Lakers @ Los Angeles Clippers (-3.5)
Sunday, 3:30 PM ET
The Lakers have fought through a ton of adversity all 5Dimes season in order to put themselves in position to contend for a playoff spot, but injuries and inconsistencies have taken their toll. Metta World Peace is the latest player to go down for the purple and gold, and that has put even more pressure on the veteran starters in the lineup. The Clippers would like nothing more than to add to the Lakers’ misery, so look for Blake Griffin and company to get the job done with another statement win on Sunday.
NBA Betting Pick: Los Angeles Clippers – 3.5
Washington Wizards @ Boston Celtics (-2.5)
Sunday, 6:00 PM ET
The Celtics are another veteran team that just wants to stay healthy and get to the playoffs, and while they are almost guaranteed a spot they could be vulnerable over the next couple of weeks. Washington is 16-11 since early February and has looked that much more dangerous since John Wall made his season debut, so look for the Wizards to catch Boston off guard and steal another online betting win.
NBA Betting Pick: Washington Wizards + 2.5
Utah Jazz @ Golden State Warriors (-2.5)
Sunday, 8:00 PM ET
Utah put together a string of five-straight wins in order to climb ahead of the Lakers and Mavericks for that final playoff spot in the West, but they still have a lot of work to do. The Jazz have been particularly bad on the road where they are 16 games below .500, and will be outmatched when they make the trip to Golden State as the Warriors have been excellent on their home floor this entire online sportsbook season and aren’t very far ahead of them in the standings.
NBA Betting Pick: Golden State Warriors – 2.5
Dallas Mavericks (-1.5) @ Portland Trail Blazers
Sunday, 9:00 PM ET
Portland certainly has a couple of key stars to build around in Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge, but they have lost five-straight and will finish this year on the outside looking in. Dallas is playing every game as a must-win, so look for Dirk Nowitzki and company to rise to the occasion and steal an important road win. For all of the latest NBA news and betting odds, be sure to check out the best sports betting sites.
NBA Betting Pick: Dallas Mavericks – 1.5
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