Brooklyn has been one of the worst teams to bet on all season, they’re rated highly and largely underperformed. But with Kevin Durant back in, they are within range of the 6 seed avoiding a play-in game. Dragic and Drummond have been solid additions and the team is finding their rhythm. The Jazz are the better built team without a doubt, but they’re also on the second of a back-to-back on a cross country road trip. The Nets have been able to rest this weekend and should come out with the energy/stamina advantage. Fighting against the crowd, this would be an easy let down spot for Utah, which is why I like the home dogs here.
@KeepTheJuice21 NBA Best Bets - 3/21
Utah Jazz (45-26) @ Brooklyn Nets (37-34)
Chuck's Best Bet
BROOKLYN +1.5 @ -110
Miami Heat (47-24) @ Philadelphia 76ers (43-27)
In what could very well be a preview of the Eastern Conference Finals, the Heat will visit the 76ers for the last time this season. The Heat are a dangerous team with playmakers top to bottom, and have gotten the better of the 76ers in 2 of 3 this season. But the 76ers offense has fundamentally shifted since Harden’s arrival which the Heat haven’t seen yet. Harden’s ties to Miami will give him a little extra to play for, which is sometimes all it takes. When Harden is highly focused he brings the offense to another level and if he and Embiid can shoot well from the charity stripe, they’ll have a good chance to win this one at home.