There are six big NBA games on the slate for this Monday evening beginning when the 11-17 Houston Rockets host the 13-16 Chicago Bulls at the Toyota Center in Houston. They go in as one-point home court underdogs, which means basketball fans and sports gamblers have a big decision to make. Moneylines for the game are at Chicago -114 & Houston -106, and the Over/Under is at 227.5, according to Unibet.
LaVine Running Deep For The Bulls
The Bulls’ Zack LaVine now has the sixth-highest scoring average in the NBA at almost 29 points per game after scoring 38 against the Sacramento Kings earlier this week. Many consider him to have been slighted in this year’s NBA All-Star selection. The Rockets have been on the skids since losing Christian Woods, one of their top players, to an ankle injury back in early February. No date has been set for his return to the court as yet, but he is getting close.
The 13-13 Memphis Grizzlies will head over to Dallas to take on the 13-15 Mavericks at the American Airlines Center in Dallas as 5-point underdogs on the road. The Mavs are well-rested and looking to get back at least to the .500 mark this week. Dallas All-Star Luka Doncic is averaging just over 29 points per game. This will mark the first time that Dallas and Memphis have played all season long. The moneylines are Dallas -200 & Memphis +165 for the game, with the Over/Under set at 231.5.
Suns And Trail Blazers Prepare For Battle
The 19-10 Phoenix Suns will welcome the 18-8 Portland Trail Blazers in what could turn out to be the hardest-fought game of the evening. Phoenix will be 6-point home court favorites for the contest with the Over/Under at 227. Moneylines are at Phoenix -230 & Portland +188.
Both the Suns and the Trail Blazers have incredible talent on tap for tonight. Portland features Damian Lillard, considered one of the top players in the league, now averaging 30 points per game. The Suns have Chris Paul, who, although averaging only 17 points per game, has proven invaluable to the Phoenix team as a field general point guard out on the floor, especially late in games.
The 13-17 Miami Heat are coming off a 96-94 win over LeBron James and the LA Lakers at home at the Staples Center on Saturday night. They will be at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City to take on the 12-18 Thunder as 6-point road favorites. Oddsmakers have the moneylines for the game at Miami -240 & OKC +195, with the Over/Under at 211.5 for the contest.
Jazz Not Worried After Recent Loss
The 24-6 Utah Jazz remain the winningest team in the NBA this season. Tonight, they will host the 14-15 Charlotte Hornets at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City as 12-point home court favorites. If you would like to win $100 betting the favorite Jazz to win the game on the moneyline, you will have to put at risk a cool $835 as the numbers are Utah -835 & Charlotte +575 with the Over/Under at 229.5. This game doesn’t show a lot of promise in terms of improving the gambling bankroll.
And finally, we are back at the Staples Center in downtown LA where the 22-9 Lakers will welcome in the 10-17 Washington Wizards as 7-point home court favorites tonight. Oddsmakers have the moneylines at Lakers -275 & the Wizards +225 for the game, with the Over/Under at 226. Big man Anthony Davis is still out for the Lakers with a calf injury but LeBron James, who has been nursing an ankle injury, is expected to play.
The 16-11 San Antonio Spurs and the 15-14 Indiana Pacers game has been postponed due to COVID-19 protocols.