NBA Betting: March 10

NBA Betting: March 10

Seven games fill out the Monday night schedule in the NBA, highlighted by Washington’s trip to Miami to face the suddenly mortal Heat, losers of three straight, including an overtime defeat on Sunday in Chicago. LeBron James is 1-9 from three-point range since hitting 8-10 in last Monday’s 61-point barrage. Out West, the Suns will look to derail the surging Clippers who have reeled off seven wins in a row. Here’s a rundown of the night’s action with the latest point spreads.

TORONTO AT BROOKLYN (-2)

The Raptors have won nine of 11 and currently sit third in the Eastern Conference standings. DeMar DeRozan is averaging nearly 28 points in his last five starts. Reserve power forward Patrick Patterson is out with a sprained elbow ligament. Toronto hasn’t won back-to-back games since late December, but have three straight road victories. Nets are 4-1 in their last five and have failed to win back-to-back games all season. Guard Marcus Thornton has scored 20-plus in three of five games off the bench and Brooklyn is undefeated in all three. Toronto is an NBA best 22-9 ATS on the road. Brooklyn is 5-0 ATS in their last five home tilts. This has the makings of an entertaining game that could go either way.

Bet Toronto +2

WASHINGTON AT MIAMI (-7.5)

The Wizards have won eight of nine and five consecutive on the road. Veteran Trevor Ariza is netting 25 points and 6.2 rebounds in his last five starts, and John Wall is averaging 11.4 assists in his last five. The Heat are coming off their second three-game skid of the season; all six losses came on the road, so a return home, where they are 24-4, will be welcome. They have split two meetings with Washington and won by 10 at home way back in November. Wizards are 8-3 ATS in their last eleven overall and 5-2 ATS in their last seven trips to South Florida. This is a lot of points, but an angry Miami team should be motivated to play well. Heat are 3-0-1 ATS in their last four at home.

Bet Miami -7.5

PHILADELPHIA AT NY KNICKS (-16)

The woeful Sixers have dropped 16 in a row, eight by at least ten points. One of their last victories came against the Knicks on January 22, but that was due in large part to Evan Turner’s 34; of course, Turner is now a Pacer, and center Spencer Hawes is a Cavalier. Thad Young and Michael Carter-Williams are doing what they can, but they are the only NBA worthy starters on the entire roster. Meanwhile, the Knicks are playing some of their best ball of the season, winning three straight by double-digits. Tyson Chandler is averaging 15.2 rebounds in his last five, and Carmelo Anthony remains one of the league’s most dangerous offensive threats. Philly is downright awful, but are a respectable 14-16 ATS on the road. This is way too many points to give for a 24-40 NY team. Philly will lose as usual, but should manage to cover.

Bet Philadelphia +16