There are 9 NBA games on the schedule for Friday March 8, 2019. Be sure to check out our free NBA Picks, NBA Predictions, and NBA Previews every day at Sports Chat Place as well as our NBA Best Bets at Sports Chat Experts. Here are today’s NBA Betting Odds:
Washington Wizards +4.5 at Charlotte Hornets Over/Under: 234 Money Line: Hornets -189 Wizards +170
This game sets up like an NBA playoff before the playoffs as both teams are desperate for a win as they are on the outside looking in at the NBA Playoffs. The Wizards haven’t covered the point spread in their last 4 trips to Charlotte and the Hornets are 0-4-1 against the spread in their last 5 home games.
Dallas Mavericks +7 at Orlando Magic Over/Under: 213.5 Money Line: Magic -275 Mavericks +244
The Magic have dropped their last 2 games but both of those were on the road as the Mavericks have lost 8 of their last 9 games. The Mavericks have covered the point spread in 10 of their last 14 games against the Magic but the Magic have a ton to play for as they are tied for looking for the final NBA Eastern Conference playoff spot.
Cleveland Cavaliers +8.5 at Miami Heat Over/Under: 213 Money Line: Heat -350 Cavaliers +306
The post Lebron James era in Cleveland has had a rocky first year and it is all about rebuilding while the Miami Heat would love for Dwayne Wade’s final game to be a playoff game. The Heat have won their last 3 games while the Cavs have dropped 3 of their last 5 but have covered the point spread in 3 of the 5.
Detroit Pistons -3.5 at Chicago Bulls Over/Under: 218 Money Line Bulls +170 Pistons -190
The Pistons have been the hottest team in the NBA as the continue to move up the NBA Eastern Conference Playoff standings. The Bulls have elevated their game with the addition of Otto Porter and they are looking to finish the season on a high note with momentum for next year.
Philadelphia 76ers +7.5 at Houston Rockets Over/Under: Money Line: 232 Rockets -300 76ers +270
While the Rockets are in the NBA Western Conference and the 76ers are in the NBA’s Eastern Conference this one has huge playoff implications as the Rockets are in a 3-way tie in standings with the Thunder and the Trail Blazers and can land anywhere between a 3 and 5 seed in the West while the 76ers have a one game lead over the Celtics in the East. The Rockets have won 6 games in a row whole the 76ers have lost 2 of their last 3 but have covered the point spread in their last four meetings with the Rockets.
Utah Jazz -6 at Memphis Grizzlies Over/Under: 213.5 Money Line: Grizzlies +199 Jazz -233
The Grizzlies looked to have no fight in them but they have now won three of their last five games while the Jazz have won five of their last six. The Grizzlies have covered the point spread in six of their last eight games against the Jazz.
Toronto Raptors -4.5 at New Orleans Pelicans Over/Under : 232.5 Money Line: Pelicans +169 Raptors -188
The Raptors have lost their last two games and haven’t covered the point spread in 8 of their last nine games while the Pelicans have covered the point spread in five of their last seven games. Toronto still has a shot at the number one seed in the NBA Eastern Conference Playoffs and they are 14-2 against the spread in their last 16 games against the Pelicans.
Denver Nuggets +6 5 at Golden State Warriors Over/Under : 234 Money Line: Warriors -250 Nuggets +234
If the Nuggets can grab a win, they will be tied for first place in the NBA Western Conference Playoff standings and with a win the Warriors can extend their lead to two games. The Nuggets are coming off of a win over the Lakers that ended a three-game losing skid while the Warriors have only covered the point spread once in their last 10 games.
Oklahoma City Thunder +1.5 at Los Angeles Clippers Over/Under: 236.5 Money Line: Clippers -120 Thunder +109
The Clippers have covered the spread in eight of their last 10 games while the Thunder have covered the point spread just twice in their last 10 games. The Thunder have covered the spread in seven of their last 10 games against the Clippers but they are clearly struggling.