NBA Betting: March 11

NBA Betting: March 11

A seven-pack of games are on tap Tuesday night in the NBA with a pair of marquee matchups between a quartet of playoff contenders. The surging Spurs travel to the United Center to face a Bulls team that has maneuvered into the 4th seed in the Eastern Conference and is riding high after Sunday’s overtime win against the Heat. But the highlight of the night is a titanic tussle between Houston and Oklahoma City, the number 3 and 2 seeds in the West, respectively. Here’s a rundown of the action, including the latest point spreads.

BOSTON AT INDIANA (-11.5)

The good news for the Pacers is they’ve clinched a playoff berth. The bad news is they’ve dropped four straight and have the Heat closing fast on the top seed in the East. Three of the four defeats came on the road, so the friendly confines of Bankers Life Fieldhouse will be a welcome sight for Indiana. New arrival Evan Turner has been a flop of late, averaging 7.4 points in his last five. Celtics are winners of two in a row, but have lost two games to the Pacers by a combined 42 points. Boston is mired in a dreadful campaign, but Jeff Green and Jared Sullinger are playing solid ball. Pacers are are 1-4-1 ATS at home in their last five. Celts are are 5-2 ATS in the last seven meetings. Indiana is clearly the better team, but this is a lot of points.

Bet Boston +11.5

SAN ANTONIO AT CHICAGO (+5)

‘Tis the season for the Spurs to start gearing up for a late run at the top spot in the Western Conference. They have reeled off six consecutive wins and four of five away from home. The trio of Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, and Manu Ginobili have been trading nights to post big numbers. A deep, experienced roster is finally healthy. The Bulls have won six of eight and notched a ten-point road victory over San Antonio on January 29th. However, four key players for the Spurs missed that game, including Ginobili and Kawhi Leonard. Chicago sixth man D.J. Augustin has been rolling recently, netting 20.2 points in his last five. Spurs are 8-3 ATS in Chicago in the last eleven meetings. Bulls are 6-1 ATS in their last seven home tilts. This one should be a physical, defensive battle.

Bet San Antonio -5

HOUSTON AT OKLAHOMA CITY (-4)

Fasten your seatbelts for this one as two of the league’s most potent offenses square off for the third tine this season. The Thunder have taken both meetings, including a 31-point beatdown at home in December. That said, they are struggling of late, losing five of eight, including defeats to the lowly Cavaliers and Lakers. Russell Westbrook has been solid since returning from injury, but the team chemistry needs adjusting, especially on defense. Don’t blame Kevin Durant, though — the MVP candidate continues to post lethal offensive stats. OK City is 2-6-1 ATS in their last nine overall. Rockets have won five in a row and are 16-14 ATS on the road.

Bet Houston +4

DALLAS AT GOLDEN STATE (-5)

The Mavs just knocked off Portland and Indiana and have won four of six on the road. Golden State is 9-2 in their last eleven and is closing in the 5th seed in the conference. Steph Curry is still dealing with a strained quad, but is expected to suit up tonight. The teams have split two meetings thus far and each is angling for playoff positioning. Mavericks are an impressive 21-12 ATS on the road. Warriors 5-1-1 ATS in their seven at home.

Bet Dallas +5