Atlanta Hawks at Toronto Raptors in a game from the Wednesday's NBA games. Both teams are one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference, where the leaders and sure participant in the playoffs are Cleveland Cavaliers.
Actually, Toronto Raptors are sure as well that they are going to play in the playoffs, while Atlanta Hawks are not officially there, although they are currently taking the third place in the conference. After Toronto Raptors understood that they qualified for the playoffs, their good play stopped. They started playing so bad and started losing by not that good teams.
While Atlanta Hawks started playing amazing in the past couple of weeks. They did a great wins against tough teams like Chicago Bulls, Detroit Pistons, Houston Rockets, Indiana Pacers, the only loss was against Washington Wizards, but then on the next day they played again against them and they won with 20 points difference.
Definitely it will be very matched game, because both teams are equal as skills and possibilities, but what we are expecting is Atlanta Hawks to win here. They will be more motivated and confident in taking the win because with it they will assure their place in the playoffs.
Golden State Warriors the defending champions and one of the best teams in the NBA are going to play against Washington Wizards. The game will be interesting because both teams are really quality and this will make the game productive and effective.
Washington Wizards are fighting to find a place in the playoffs but at the moment they are not so close to do that. They are 3 wins away from the last team which is going to play the playoff in the Eastern Conference - Detroit Pistons. Now it is good because Detroit Pistons are playing against Oklahoma City Thunder and this is almost sure loss but anyway, Washington are not favourites against Golden State Warriors as well.
Golden State Warriors already qualified for the playoffs and they are winning the Western Conference. They are going take this game most probably but it is still a matter of time to lose a game. At home Golden State Warriors are amazing. They do not have a loss for so long, and they will not lose now as well.
The best prediction here is to try over/under market. We believe that after the great games recently, Golden State Warriors will make a game which will not be that beautiful and they will not make more than 120 points. Washington Wizards are not among the most scoring teams, so a line of 225 points is more than enough and we think that it will be below this line.
Dallas Mavericks at Denver Nuggets in a game from the Western Conference in the NBA. We are expecting an interesting and very matched game, between two average teams.
Actually this year both teams are playing very good. They are in the middle of the table in the Conference and they have all chances to take a playoff place. This can happen if they keep one good form and performance till the end of the regular season.
Dallas Mavericks seems to be the team with better stats but Denver at home are showing great success. Dallas Mavericks won a couple of games against the best teams in the NBA, while Denver does not have many wins over the good opponents in the conference but they are quite good and really matched.
We believe that in this game Dallas Mavericks are not favourites with right. They can be a better team but they are far from perfection. And now they are playing away from home, their style of play will be completely different. Denver Nuggets at home are in a serie of 5 wins in a row, while Dallas are 4 losses in a row. The powers are matched and we think that it will be a tough game with a small points win for Denver.
It is a playoff time for the NCAA basketball in the USA. The teams which are going to play tonight are North Carolina and Indiana. Both teams are one of the best teams in the NCAA this season. They qualified easily for the playoff stage.
Actually, Indiana had some troubles but North Carolina among with Kansas demolished all teams in the groups before the playoffs. From this game we are expecting a dominance from the home team. They are definitely the better team and right now they are performing much better than their opponents.
Moreover, at home North Carolina are just a decent team, which does not know what is the meaning of the word defeat. They are winning against anyone so far with a great margin. We believe that this game will be easy for them and they will win with a difference once more. The line is just 5 points and we see no problem of making it even doubled it.
After the great game last night against Golden State Warriors, which unfortunately Los Angeles Clippers lost, now they are going to face at home the team of Portland Trail Blazers.
Portland Trail Blazers are one of the most unpredictable teams in the NBA. 2-3 weeks ago they were in a demolishing streak of many wins including win against the defending champions Golden State Warriors, but in the recent weeks, their performance is below the average.
Los Angeles Clippers are in a bad shape as well. They did 6 away games in a row, as they took just 1 win in them and it was against Houston Rockets. At home Clippers are playing much better, right now they need the wins because it is not a secret that they are trying to take a playoff place.
From the game we are expecting a tough and close beginning of the game, but there will be at least 1 quarter in which the home team will make the difference. There is no doubt that they will take the win, there is just one question here and it is with how many points they will win. We believe that we are going to see 5+ points win for Los Angeles Clippers.