Another thrilling week around the Association is ahead of us, as the playoff race is heating up. The action continues with seven games on Monday, March 4, 2019, so we bring you all need-to-know betting trends and notes for the most interesting matchups of the night to help you make the best wagers.
- Featured game: Los Angeles Clippers vs. Los Angeles Lakers
The Los Angeles Clippers (36-29; 37-28 ATS) and the Los Angeles Lakers (30-33; 26-36-1 ATS) will lock horns for the third time this season, and the series is tied as each team has been victorious as a visiting side at Staples Center. Officially, the Lakers will host the Clippers on this one, opening as 4-point favorites with the total at 237.5 points and the Clippers at +150 money line odds. The Clippers have won 16 out of their last 19 meetings with the Lakers, while they are 6-2 straight and 5-3 ATS over the last eight head-to-head encounters. The under is 13-6 in the last 19 H2H duels, but the over has hit in four of the previous five matchups.
The Clippers are coming off a comfortable 128-107 victory to the New York Knicks last night, dropping 82 points on the hapless visitors. It was the Clippers’ second win in a row, while they are 5-2 straight up and 6-1 ATS in their last seven games overall. Also, the Clippers are 10-3 straight up and ATS in their 13 meetings with the Pacific Division this season. On the other side, the Lakers disappointed their fans Saturday night, losing at Phoenix 118-109 as 7-point favorites to record their fourth defeat over the last five outings, while they are 0-5 ATS during that span. The Lakers are 7-5 straight up and 9-3 ATS in their 12 encounters with the Pacific Division this term. The Clippers are the No. 7 seed in the West half a game ahead of the Spurs at the 8th spot, while the Lakers are the No. 10 seed 4.5 games behind the Spurs.
- Denver Nuggets vs. San Antonio Spurs
The Denver Nuggets (42-20; 33-29 ATS) have dropped two games in a row, losing to Utah 111-104 and New Orleans 120-112 at home. They are still holding the No. 2 seed in the West 1.5 games behind the Warriors and 3.5 games ahead of the Blazers. The Nuggets are 5-2 straight up and 4-3 ATS over their last seven outings, and the under is 6-1 during that span. On the other side, the San Antonio Spurs (35-29; 34-30 ATS) have won two games in a row, beating Detroit 105-93 and Oklahoma City 116-102, but they are just 3-7 straight up and ATS over their last ten outings, while the over is 7-3 in that span. The Spurs are sitting at the 8th spot of the Western Conference table three games ahead of Sacramento.
These two foes will meet each other for the third time this season, and the series is tied as each side has been victorious on the home court. The Spurs opened as 1-point underdogs on this one with the total at 228.0 points. San Antonio is 8-4 straight up and 9-3 ATS in its last 12 meetings with Denver, while the Spurs are 12-0 straight up and 7-5 ATS in the previous 12 head-to-head duels in Texas. The Spurs are 6-0 straight up in their last six showings at home and are 11-0 straight up and ATS in their last 11 home meetings with the Northwest Division. The Nuggets are 4-5 straight up and 2-7 ATS in their last nine games on the road, while they are 4-12 straight up and 2-14 ATS in their previous 16 road encounters with the Southwest Division.
- New Orleans Pelicans vs. Utah Jazz
The New Orleans Pelicans (29-36; 33-31-1 ATS) have won straight games, defeating Phoenix 130-116 and Denver 120-112 on the road. The Pelicans are 4-3 straight up and 6-1 ATS in their last seven games overall, and the over is 5-2 during that stretch. On the other side, the Utah Jazz (36-26; 32-28-2 ATS) is riding a four-game winning streak following an excellent 115-111 home victory over the league leaders Milwaukee Bucks this past Saturday. Utah is 7-3 straight up and ATS in its last ten contests overall, sitting at the 6th spot of the Western Conference table. The Jazz is 1.5 games behind Houston and two games ahead of San Antonio, while the Pelicans are way behind at the 12th spot.
This will be the second H2H meeting of the season between New Orleans and Utah, and the Jazz thrashed off the Pelicans 132-111 back in October. Utah is 8-1 straight up and 7-1-1 ATS in its last nine encounters with New Orleans, and the over is 7-2 during that span. The Jazz opened as a 9-point fave on this one with the total at 230.5 points. Utah is 5-1 straight up and ATS in its last six home meetings with the Southwest Division, and the over is 5-1 in that span, while New Orleans is 1-7 straight up and 3-5 ATS in its previous eight road encounters with the Northwest Division while half of these eight matchups were finished in the over.
- Dallas Mavericks vs. Brooklyn Nets
The Dallas Mavericks (27-35; 35-26-1 ATS) are coming off a heavy 111-81 home loss to the Memphis Grizzlies this past Saturday to record their sixth defeat over the last seven outings, covering the spread just once in the process. The Mavs dropped to the 13th place of the Western Conference standings seven games behind the No. 8 seed. On the other side, the Brooklyn Nets (32-33; 35-30 ATS) are on a three-game losing streak following a 117-88 defeat at the Miami Heat Saturday night, failing to cover during the steak, while they are just two games ahead of the No. 9 seed Charlotte Hornets.
The Mavericks will meet the Nets for the second time this season, winning the first duel at home 119-113 as 5.5-point favorites. The Nets opened as 5-point favorites here with the total at 224.0 points. Dallas is 6-3 straight up and 4-5 ATS in its last nine encounters with the Nets who are 6-2 straight up and 5-3 ATS in the last eight H2H matchups at home. The over has hit in four of the last five meetings n Brooklyn and in the previous four encounters overall. Dallas is 4-7 straight up in its 11 road meetings with the Eastern Conference this season, and the under is 10-1 in that stretch, while Brooklyn is 6-1 straight up and 5-2 ATS in its previous seven home encounters with the Western Conference.