NBA Betting Preview – Saturday 23rd March

Can the Magic keep their playoff hopes alive?

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Memphis Grizzlies @ Orlando Magic - 10am

The Memphis Grizzlies are deceivingly good for their current record.

At 29-42 for the season you’d think they are well below average, but a one-point win in overtime against the Rockets recently shows their ability to compete.

Mike Conley and Jonas Valanciunas have already formed a great tandem in their short time together and will be a tough cover for the Magic.

The Magic need wins if they want to make the playoffs. They currently sit  one game behind Miami in 8th spot, so to increase their chances they simply must win games like this.

This is where they have faltered all season, and it seems the way they prepare for teams with poor winning records just has not been effective for them.

They’ve lost to Atlanta, Cleveland, Dallas and Memphis already this season. If they don’t prepare properly here, it could be a case of deja vu here.

I’ll be taking Memphis +6.5 at $1.94 with Unibet here. The Magic can’t seem to stick games likes this and with the Grizzlies playing well they’ll be right in the contest.

Oklahoma City Thunder @ Toronto Raptors - 10:30am

Losing in overtime at home is going to stick with the Thunder ahead of this clash.

An extensive film session will take place between these two games where they will examine everything in detail. OKC will come into Toronto knowing what they need to do to win.

The Raptors successfully navigated the hard part and got the away win. Now they welcome the Thunder to their building, boasting a 29-7 home record.

Star point guard Kyle Lowry missed their win in Oklahoma as well, which only makes the win more impressive. He is currently considered questionable to play in the return meeting.

The Raptors can keep on rolling here as they look to hit 30 home wins for the season.

After going to OT, this game could well go down to the wire as well. Oklahoma City to cover the spread at +5.5 points ($1.62 with Unibet seems to be the way to go.

San Antonio Spurs @ Houston Rockets - 11am (ESPN)

The Spurs are hard to get a read on this season. For the first time under Gregg Poppovich they are inconsistent.

A great home win over the Warriors was promptly followed by a loss to the Miami Heat.

With a poor away record at 13-22, this looks to be an uphill battle. The Spurs will rely on DeMar DeRozan and LaMarcus Aldridge heavily to stay in this contest.

The Rockets have won 8 of their last 10 and are flying late in the season.

James Harden has been averaging 40 points for an extended period of the season now and since he stepped up his scoring the Rockets 21-10.

At full strength and with some depth off the bench, the Rockets look like a force.

San Antonio are hard to get a consistent grip on, but I’m happy taking them with a ‘pick your own’ line of +9.5 at $1.70 with Unibet.

The Pacers just look beat to me and it’s been a long road trip. The Warriors should make a mess of them.

Today’s Tips:

Memphis +6.5 – $1.94

Oklahoma City +5.5 – $1.62

San Antonio +9.5 – $1.70

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