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NBA Betting Cheat Sheet for March 29

by Corey Parson
Updated On: March 29, 2021, 1:40 pm ET

There are 11-games on the NBA slate to go along with the Elite Eight tonight. Key injuries are mentioned throughout the write-up and Odds come via PointsBet.

Indiana Pacers vs. Washington Wizards ( +5 ) Total: 236.5 

The Pacers take their two-game winning streak to Washington to face the Wizards. The Pacers are 15-8-1 to the Over in road games this season. With that being said, this Total is too high. 

Edge: Under 236.5 

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Brooklyn Nets (-12) Total: 238.5 

The Brooklyn Nets are 1-4 ATS in their last five games, while the Timberwolves are 9-13-1 ATS on the road this season. I would not back them in this spot even though they are catching 12 points and Nets' games have not been going Over these high totals recently. 

Edge: Under 238.5 

Miami Heat vs. New York Knicks (+4.5) Total: 207 

Talk about two teams going in different directions. The Miami Heat are losers of six in a row, while the Knicks have won four out of their last five games. The Knicks are 14-8 ATS at home this season and I would not bet against them. This Total opened up at 208.5 and has been bet down to 206.5 at some shops. I'm going to wait for the closing number and bet the Over. It is important to note that Julius Randle is questionable for the Knicks tonight.

Edge: Over 207 

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New Orleans Pelicans vs. Boston Celtics (-3.5) Total: 230.5 

The Boston Celtics are home tonight after going 3-1 ATS on their four-game road trip, while the Pelicans are also 3-1 ATS in their last four. The Celtics have to start playing better basketball and I think they will make easy work of the Pelicans tonight. Also keep in mind that Celtics guard Evan Fournier and Pelicans guard Lonzo Ball are both questionable for this game.

Edge: Celtics -3.5 

Edge Finder Plus Tip: The Pelicans are 6-7 ATS as road underdogs this season. 

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Houston Rockets (+7) Total: 224.5 

The Memphis Grizzlies play their fourth-straight road game tonight vs. the Rockets, which have have won two of their last four. Grizzlies are 6-2 ATS as road favorites this season and Christian Wood is questionable for the Rockets tonight. 

Edge: Under 224.5 

Dallas Mavericks vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (+11) Total: 218.5 

The Dallas Mavericks have lost two in a row and need to get back on track tonight vs. the Thunder. Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis are both likely to play and the Thunder may be the most beat-up team in the league right now. OKC will have multiple players out this evening. 

Edge: Mavericks -11

 

Toronto Raptors vs. Detroit Pistons (+3.5) Total: 216.5 

The Raptors have a single victory in their last 10 games and the Pistons are 11-9 ATS at home this season. Two weeks ago, they scored a home victory over these same Raptors. The auto-fade of the Raptors will continue tonight, especially with Kyle Lowry questionable for the gmae. 

Edge: Pistons +3.5

Sacramento Kings vs. San Antonio Spurs (-2.5) Total: 228

The Sacramento Kings have quietly put together a four-game winning streak, while the Spurs are losers of four of their last five. The Spurs are 11-13 ATS at home this season, but I think the edge in this game is to the Under. As home favorites, Spurs' games cash to the Under 72% of the time and the Kings are 7-2-1 to the Under in their last 10 games.

Edge: Under 228.5  

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Utah Jazz (-16) Total: 221

This may seem like a high point spread, but I think Utah will successfully cover 16 points vs. Cleveland. The Cavaliers are playing their fourth-straight road game tonight and are  7-16 ATS on the road this season. Utah should roll. 

Edge: Jazz -16 

Chicago Bulls vs. Golden State Warriors (+1) Total: 226.5

A pair of teams on losing streaks meet tonight in San Francisco. This game opened up with the Bulls as 4.5-point favorites but this number has been bet down to Bulls -1. That line movement makes me think Stephen Curry will play for the Warriors tonight. If Curry plays, I'm on the Warriors, if not, then back the Bulls and Nikola Vucevic, who led Chicago in scoring in his first game with the team. 

Edge: Warriors +1 

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Los Angeles Clippers (-2.5) Total: 232 

All of the key player on the Bucks and Clippers should be in the lineup for tonight's showdown. The Clippers are on a five-game winning streak ATS and SU, while the injury-riddled Bucks have lost two games in a row. However, the key stat in this game is the Bucks' road ATS because they are 7-13 ATS on the road, while the Clippers are 13-9 ATS at home this season. 

Edge: Clippers -2.5 

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Corey Parson

Corey Parson is an award-winning, multi-sport fantasy and sports betting expert who has worked for SiriusXM, The Athletic, Sports Illustrated and more. He is from Harlem, NY, yet is somehow a Dallas Cowboys fan. You can follow him on Twitter @thefantasyexec.