Are the league-leading Utah Jazz suddenly in trouble? Are the Milwaukee Bucks legitimate threats to Brooklyn and eastern Conference-leading Philadelphia?
Can the Indiana Pacers get some revenge against Miami for last season’s playoff ouster? Are the LA Clippers ripe for another surprising upset against a clearly lesser talented Charlotte Hornets ballclub that has already exceeded expectations?
With Week 13 of the 2020-21 NBA regular season here, it’s time to find out which matchups fit the bill as must-bet pairings that are offering a ton of value so you can bet against their NBA odds.
NBA 2021 Week 13 Games to Must Bet On
LA Lakers at Golden State at 10:30 PM ET
- TV: ESPN
- When: Monday, March 15
LeBron James and the defending champion Lakers are now in third place in the Western Conference standings (25-13). LA has gone an uninspiring 4-6 over its last 10 games but managed to get past Indiana 105-100 on Friday to snap a two-game skid. Steph Curry and the Warriors are in ninth place in the Western Conference, 1.5 games behind Dallas in the race for the eight and final playoff spot in the conference playoffs.
The Dubs (19-19) are 4-6 over their last 10 games but managed to pick up a stunning 131-119 smackdown win over Utah on Sunday. These longtime rivals have split two meetings in LA this season while going 5-5 over the last 10 meetings overall. The Lakers are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games as a road favorite while Golden State has gone a perfect 4-0 ATS in its last four home games.
Utah at Boston at 7:30 PM ET
- TV: TNT
- When: Tuesday, March 16
Utah (28-9) still has the best record in the league and remains the only team that has not reached double figures in losses so far. The bad news is that the Jazz have dropped three of four including a humbling 131-119 road loss at Golden State on Sunday.
Boston (19-18) is in fifth place in the Eastern Conference standings and comes into the new week fresh off an emphatic 134-107 blowout over Houston on Sunday. The C’s will be looking for revenge for the 122-108 road loss they suffered against Utah on Feb. 9. Boston has won five of six coming into the new week.
Milwaukee at Philadelphia at 7:00 PM ET
- TV: ESPN
- When: Wednesday, March 17
Milwaukee (24-14) is in third place in the Eastern Conference standings, a half-game behind Brooklyn and two games behind conference leading Philadelphia. The Bucks hit the new week having gone 2-0 over their last two games and 8-2 over its last 10 games overall.
Philadelphia (26-12) is out in front in the Eastern Conference. The 76ers have won five straight including an emphatic 134-99 beat-down of San Antonio on Sunday night – without Joel Embiid in the lineup. Philly is 5-0 ATS over its last five games and 7-1 ATS over its last eight games overall. Milwaukee has won two straight and three of four against Philadelphia including a 119-98 win on Feb. 22.
New Orleans at Portland at 10:00 PM ET
- When: Thursday, March 18
New Orleans is in 12th place in the Western Conference standings (16-22), but hits the new week riding a two-game winning streak that includes a jaw-dropping 135-115 smackdown of the Clippers on Sunday night. The bad news is that the Pelicans are 3-5 SU and 4-4 ATS over their last eight games.
Portland is in fifth place out west (22-15), six games behind conference-leading Utah. Damian Lillard and company have lost two of three and come into the new week fresh off a crushing 114-112 road loss against pitiful Minnesota on Sunday. The Blazers are 0-4 ATS over their last four games ad 3-7 ATS over their last 10. Portland squeaked past New Orleans 126-124 on Feb. 17 to snap a fur-game skid against the Pelicans.
Indiana at Miami at 8:00 PM ET
- When: Friday, March 19
Indiana (17-20) is in ninth place in the Eastern Conference standings. The Pacers are 2-6 SU over their last eight games, but managed to upset Phoenix 122-111 on Saturday to snap a two-game skid. Miami (20-18) has caught fire since Jimmy Butler returned from his lengthy absence. The Heat have won four straight and nine of 10 to move into fourth place in the Eastern Conference standings. Miami swept Indy in four swift games in the playoffs last season and has gone 7-3 in the last 10 meetings against the Pacers.
Charlotte at LA Clippers at 10:00 PM ET
- When: Saturday, March 20
Charlotte (9-18) is in sixth place in the Eastern Conference standings. The Hornets have gone 6-4 over their last 10 but hit the new week riding a three-game winning streak that includes a 114-104 win over Toronto on Saturday. Charlotte has alternated ATS wins and losses over its last 10 games.
The Clippers are in fourth place in the Western Conference standings (25-14), but has gone 4-6 over their last 10 games. Kawhi Leonard and company got completely embarrassed in their 135-115 smackdown loss against New Orleans on Sunday and has suffered head-scratching losses against Washington and Memphis over their last 10. The Clips are 1-4 ATS over their last five, but has won four straight over Charlotte.
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