NBA Best Bets – 3/20/23

Pacers @ Hornets

The Hornets have lost seven of their last nine games. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

The Pacers head to Charlotte for the second time this season to take on the Hornets. Indiana is 2-0 against Charlotte this season, but they are still without Tyrese Haliburton.

Having been mathematically eliminated from the playoffs, the Hornets have nothing but a draft pick to play for. Indiana is on the Play-In cusp, and while they want a shot at the playoffs, they might not be able to catch the Bulls.

Indiana has been shooting extremely well, as they have averaged over 122 points in their last ten games. The over has hit in six of their last seven, so while the Pacers deserve an edge, the over is the play in this one.

Indiana -1.5 (-110)
Over 234 (-110)

PJ Washington has had 2+ turnovers in six of his last seven games, it’s an odd bet, but one that is sure to pay out.

PJ Washington Over 1.5 Turnovers (-130)

Warriors @ Rockets

The Rockets enter play with a record of 12-25. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The Warriors take their three-game losing streak to Houston to take on the Rockets. This is the fourth stop in their five-game road trip, and Golden State will look to turn things around before they slip further in the standings.

Golden State is the seventh-best team in the West, so the way things currently sit, they will be playing in the Play-In Tournament. However, they are only a half-game behind Dallas, whom they face Wednesday.

The Rockets caught a hot streak and took down the Celtics and Lakers. After that, they had a back-to-back with the Pelicans, which they split. However, they are playing fantastic basketball right now, and while they likely won’t defeat the Warriors, they shouldn’t have any issues covering.

Houston +10.5 (-110)


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