NBA Betting: March 12

NBA Betting: March 12

Wednesday night will be a busy one in the NBA with eleven games scheduled to tip. Three games stand out from the pack: Brooklyn at Miami, Portland at San Antonio, and Golden State at the Clippers. The Blazers,  Spurs, and Warriors are playing back-to-back games and all three have been successful in this situation on the season; Portland has registered seven wins on zero days rest, San Antonio has six wins, and the Warriors have managed the feat three times. Here’s a breakdown of the night’s action, including the latest point spreads.

BROOKLYN AT MIAMI (-9)

Believe it or not, the Nets are 2-0 versus Miami this season. Both games were tight with Brooklyn winning by 1 in the first, and pulling away in double overtime in the second. Joe Johnson had one of his better games in the overtime marathon, netting 32 points, but has been incredibly erratic since. However, the Nets as a whole are playing quality ball since the All-Star break. Heat have dropped three of four, but have won six straight at home. Dwyane Wade looks fresh and healthy, scoring 20-plus in seven of his last eight starts. Nets are 7-0 ATS in their last seven, but just 1-4 ATS in their last five trips to South Beach. Miami is 12-16-1 ATS at home. Lot of points here, but the Heat are overdue for a blowout.

Bet Miami -9

PORTLAND AT SAN ANTONIO (-7.5)

The Trail Blazers have lost four of five, including three straight on the road. Spurs have reeled off seven wins in a row, but are only 1-2 versus Portland this season. Manu Ginobili has racked 46 points coming off the bench in his last two games. Tim Duncan, Tiago Splitter, and Danny Green combined for 4 points on Tuesday, but the Spurs still cruised thanks to 64 points from their reserves. LaMarcus Aldridge has been solid in his last three starts and appears to be recovered from his strained groin. However, the Blazers defense needs to dramatically improve if they are to compete in the playoffs. Portland is 6-2 ATS in their last eight road tilts. San Antonio is 2-6 ATS in their last eight home games. Visitors need a win and match up well, but the home team is rolling right now.

Bet San Antonio -7.5

GOLDEN STATE AT LA CLIPPERS (-6.5)

Two of the hottest teams in the league face off out West when the Warriors, winners of five straight, battle the Clippers, winners of eight consecutive. Golden State dominated a good Dallas team on Tuesday, despite poor efforts from Steph Curry and David Lee, who combined for 16 points on 7-20 shooting. Jamal Crawford’s lingering calf strain will likely keep him sidelined again. In his absence, Darren Collison is putting up numbers, averaging 17.8 points in his last five. New arrival Danny Granger looked decent versus Phoenix on Monday, scoring 14 points in 23 minutes. The Warriors hammered the Clipps by 19 in the last meeting, but LA was without Chris Paul, who has owned Golden State in two matchups, scoring 68 points and dishing 26 assists. The underdog is 7-3 ATS in the last ten in the series. Expect plenty of points in this one. Clippers are just too loaded.

Bet LA Clippers -7