As we’re nearing the end of the regular season in the NBA, every team is making the push to get into a position to make the playoffs.
In looking at this week’s schedule, we’ve found a couple of games that have caught our NBA Betting eye. Here are the two games we like for the week.
Must Bet NBA Games From March 1st and March 2nd
Dallas Mavericks @ Los Angeles Lakers – Tuesday, March 1st
After coming off of an embarrassing loss on Sunday night to the New Orleans Pelicans, we’re not sure what kind of shape the Lakers will be in for this one. Without Anthony Davis, the Lakers just can’t seem to find a groove.
They’re 3-7 in their last ten games and are currently sitting in 9th place in the Western Conference playoff standings. Even though the Lakers will probably get into the play-in tournament, we’re just not sure that they can go anywhere this season.
Dallas is coming off of a huge victory over the Golden State Warriors on Sunday night. Dallas came from 20 points down to defeat the Warriors at home. Luka Doncic is playing well, and with the tweaks that the Mavericks made at the trade deadline paying off, they could be a very dangerous team come playoff time.
We like the Mavericks in this one. The Lakers just can’t seem to get going, and Dallas is making a late charge up the playoff standings. Los Angeles struggles to guard, so Luka Doncic should have a great game on Tuesday night.
New York Knicks @ Philadelphia 76ers – Wednesday, March 2nd
These two met up at the Garden on Sunday, and James Harden and Joel Embiid put on a show.
Embiid finished the day with 37 points, 23 of those coming from the foul line, and Harden had a triple-double with 29 points, 16 assists, and ten rebounds as the Sixers beat the Knicks 125-109. The Sixers have now won three straight and are just 2.5 games behind the Eastern Conference-leading Miami Heat.
As for the New York Knicks, the season can’t get over soon enough. They just recently told Kemba Walker that he was done playing for the season, as they’ll look to trade him and his expiring contract in the offseason.
The Knicks are falling fast. They’re currently in 12th place in the East. They’ve lost five straight games and nine of their last 10. We’re not sure that Tom Thibodeau will make it through the season.
With the Knicks headed down the wrong path, a trip to Philadelphia isn’t what they need. This will also be James Harden’s home debut, so the Philly fans will be even more excited than normal. Stopping this duo is going to be tough for the Knicks, as they had no answer for the Harden and Embiid pick and roll on Sunday.
We really like Philly in this one. They’ll be heavy favorites, but with this being Harden’s home debut, the Sixers will be ready to play. Until New York can prove that they can slow down the tandem of Harden and Embiid, this is their game to win big.