NBA Bets On A Budget: March 2nd

Whether you want to bet em straight up or risk it all on the parlay, let’s lay out a couple quick picks destined for paydays.

Philadelphia 76ers (-10.5) vs New York Knicks:

Since James Harden has joined the team, Philly is 2/2 against the spread and don’t seem to be slowing down any time soon. Harden and Joel Embiid are quickly looking like the best duo in the NBA with the new look offense averaging 129 ppg while the Knicks have given up 111+ ppg in their last 5. Bet the spread with confidence.

Charlotte Hornets (+4) vs Cleveland Cavaliers

Charlotte is a team I have loved all year and because of that, a lot of my urge to bet on them is based solely on “damn that offense is GOOD.”While they have lost 4 of their last 5 games, 3 of those games were in OT meaning Charlotte is in it till the end. With Cleveland missing Sexton, Rondo, LeVert and Garland you can expect big games from the Hornets Lamelo Ball and Terry Rozier because I don’t have the slightest clue who’s gonna be able to truly guard those guys. If you’re feeling dangerous, take Charlotte straight up. For me, the spread is the most logical option.

Portland Trailblazers (-11) vs Phoenix Suns

I’ll just say it, 11 is a lot of points to give a team missing both Chris Paul and now Devin Booker. I do believe Phoenix wins but in a game that’s essentially backups vs backups I think Josh Hart and Anfernee Simmons can do enough to keep it to single digits.

Honorable Mentions:

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Miami Heat Money Line: +400

Suns/Blazers Under 224.5

Cavs/Hornets over 218.5

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