NBA Betting: March 14

NBA Betting: March 14

It will be an action-packed Friday night in the NBA with ten games on the schedule. The Pacers will look to send the abysmal Sixers to a 19th consecutive loss, Miami hopes to avoid a fifth defeat in six games when they face Denver at home, the white hot Clippers search for a tenth straight win on the road in Utah, and the laughable Lakers attempt to dodge another ugly beatdown in San Antonio against the surging Spurs, winners of eight in a row. Here’s a rundown of the night’s matchups, including the latest point spreads.

INDIANA AT PHILADELPHIA (+16.5)

The Pacers snapped a four-game slide on Tuesday with an 11-point victory over the Celtics. They should continue their recent good fortune when the travel to Philadelphia to dispose of an awful Sixers squad that has dropped ten straight by double-digits. It will be Evan Turner’s first shot to exact a measure of vengeance versus his former team; Turner has netted less than 10 points in six of nine games as a Pacer, but Philly’s dreadful defense should be a perfect cure-all. Center Henry Sims has looked decent since taking over for the traded Spencer Hawes and recorded his first double-double of the season on Wednesday. Indiana is 3-13 ATS in their last 16 road tilts. Philadelphia is a league-worst 8-25 ATS at home. Lot of points here.

Bet Philadelphia +16.5

DENVER AT MIAMI (-10.5)

What’s wrong with the Heat? Chalk up their recent troubles to a difficult stretch of opponents with winning records. It would help if their bench started to produce, especially Ray Allen and Michael Beasley; neither has looked good in the last four games. Dwyane Wade is averaging 21.6 points since the All-Star break and appears healthy for the first time all season. The Nuggets can score and rebound, and lost by only three points in the first meeting back in December. Ty Lawson has been sharp over his last five starts, averaging 21.2 points and 10.8 assists. Heat are 1-4 ATS in their last five and 12-17-1 ATS at home. Nuggets are 5-13 ATS in their last 18 overall. Miami has been tough to trust lately, but they continue to be overdue for a blowout win.

Bet Miami -10.5

LA CLIPPERS AT UTAH (+9)

The Clippers own the league’s most potent offense. The Jazz struggle to reach 95 points most nights. How offensively challenged is Utah? Gordon Hayward leads them in scoring with 15.9 points and Alec Burks is second with 13.8 points. The Clippers boast three players who average more than 18 points, and Darren Collison is netting 16.7 points in his last six games. Chris Paul has four straight double-doubles and ex-Pacer Danny Granger has totaled 32 in his last two appearances. LA is only 4-17 ATS in Utah in the last 21 meetings, but this Clippers team is a different animal.

Bet LA Clippers -9

LA LAKERS AT SAN ANTONIO (-17.5)

The Lakers are allowing 129.8 points in their last five. The Spurs are winning by an average of 12.6 points during their 8-game winning streak. LA is a run-n-gun roster that relies on three-pointers and plays zero defense. San Antonio is a deep, disciplined roster that prides itself in playing stiff defense. For all their problems, Lakers are 19-15 ATS on the road. Spurs are only 13-19 ATS at home. LA was terrible on Thursday and should be equally terrible on Friday.

Bet San Antonio -17.5