With several exciting Saturday morning fixtures lined up in the NBA, our multi features Kawhi Leonard’s LA Clippers, who are backed to beat the Boston Celtics by a fairly comfortable margin. You can use our suggested bets individually as single bets or as a multi-bet if you fancy a major punt.
Indiana Pacers v New Orleans Pelicans
The Indiana Pacers, who sit fifth in the Eastern Conference host the New Orleans Pelicans, who are 3-7 away from home. There is value in the Pacers, inspired by Domantas Sabonis, in the -2.5 handicap market.
Orlando Magic v Chicago Bulls
Neither of these teams are in ideal form with the Bulls sitting 11th in the Eastern Conference and the Magic 12th. The Bulls, however, tasted victory over the Knicks as recently as Tuesday before losing Thursday’s rematch. The Magic have lost four matches in a row, so Lauri Markkanen is tipped to inspire a Bulls victory.
Cleveland Cavaliers v Milwaukee Bucks
The Milwaukee Bucks are gathering some momentum and sit second in the Eastern Conference. Having won both of their last two games by 20+ points, they are tipped for a comfortable win over the Cleveland Cavaliers, who have three defeats and one narrow victory from their last four matches.
Brooklyn Nets v Toronto Raptors
Only one of the Nets’ last four matches has been won by more than four points, while the Toronto Raptors have regained some form with comfortable back-to-back wins over the Orlando Magic. Although they are underdogs for the win, there is value in backing the Raptors in the +4.5 handicap market.
Oklahoma City Thunder v Minnesota Timberwolves
The Minnesota Timberwolves are rooted to the bottom of the Eastern Conference and off the back of a two-match losing run, so they should be easy pickings for the Oklahoma City Thunder, who head into this off the back of a 104-87 win over the Houston Rockets. The value is with the hosts in the win market.
Miami Heat v Washington Wizards
Having only just beaten the Miami Heat 103-100, the Washington Wizards will look to make it three wins from their last four matches, having also upset the Brooklyn Nets on Monday. Although the Heat will be fired up, the value is with the Wizards in the +6.5 handicap market.
Charlotte Hornets v Utah Jazz
The Utah Jazz top the Western Conference and have won eight of their last nine matches by 12 points or more. The Hornets head into this match off the back of a defeat to the Philadelphia 76ers, which halted their momentum in its tracks. Our tip is a fairly comfortable Jazz victory.
Phoenix Suns v Detroit Pistons
The Suns have won three of their last four matches, while the Pistons head into this one off the back of heavy back-to-back defeats. The Suns are expected to claim a comfortable victory.
Los Angeles Clippers v Boston Celtics
Arguably the pick of the fixtures sees the in-form LA Clippers host the Boston Celtics at Staples Center. Kawhi Leonard is arguably the front-runner for the MVP award and most recently logged 24 points, six rebounds and three assists in a 121-99 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. He is tipped to inspire the Clippers to a 12th win in 14 matches.