Out West, a key NBA matchup takes place tonight when the Denver Nuggets travel to take on the Phoenix Suns. The Nuggets are in seventh place in the conference playoff hunt and with a victory tonight over the Suns, they will clinch a spot in the post season. Denver is 34 -28 overall this season and .500 (15-15) on the road. The Nuggets are 6-4 SU over their past 10 games played.
Phoenix is one and a half games behind Denver and currently tied for eighth place in the conference with the Utah Jazz, However, by virtue of a tiebreaker the Suns are in the eighth and final spot for the playoffs. Nonetheless, if they lose to Denver, they may fall behind Utah who is playing against the “Howardless” Orlando Magic tonight. The Suns meet the Jazz Tuesday night in what may be a make or break game for both teams.
This season in two games head to head, the Nuggets have won both SU and both ATS. The total for both games cashed out for UNDER bettors. The Suns were favored by 5 points when the line opened, that spread has pulled back to 4 points, with the total holding steady at 210. Take the Nuggets and the points in this matchup, with the total paying out to UNDER bettors.
Only one spot in the Eastern Conference is up for grabs in the playoff race and Philadelphia at this time is in that eighth spot. Tonight the 76ers travel to Indiana to take on the Pacers in a critical game for the 76ers playoff hopes.
Philly is 32-30 overall but has only won 3 of their last 10 and on the road are just 13-16 on the season. They are three games in front of the Milwaukee Bucks for the eighth and final spot in the playoffs and can clinch a playoff berth with a win tonight in Indiana.
That will not be easy for the 76ers, as the Pacers have won seven straight games and 10 of their last 11.The Pacers will clinch the third spot in the playoffs with a win tonight. At home, the Pacers are 22-8 on the season.
Head to head the teams have played three times this season. Indiana has a 2-1 SU record in those three games, including a 5-point win over Philly, in Philly, just four days ago. The total paid out to OVER bettors in two of the three games.
The current line has the Pacers as 4 ½-point favorites after originally opening at 5 ½. The total is 190. Take the Pacers to win this at home SU and the total to be OVER.