The upcoming NBA games are expected to be high-scoring affairs, according to betting predictions. The Utah Jazz/Indiana Pacers match is anticipated to be offensive-heavy due to the Pacers leading the league in points per game (PPG) and ranking second in pace. The Jazz, on the other hand, have struggled defensively, allowing 122.3 PPG on the road. Therefore, the over bet is favored in this game.
Similarly, the Washington Wizards/Charlotte Hornets game is also expected to be high-scoring. The Wizards have been allowing over 130 PPG in their recent games, while the Hornets have been involved in high-scoring contests, averaging 248.0 points in their past four games. Both teams have a lack of defensive effort, making the over 240.5 total a favorable bet.
In the NBA, the LA Lakers are predicted to cover a 2.5-point spread against the Houston Rockets, mainly due to the Lakers having played a more difficult schedule and having LeBron James on their side. Additionally, the Miami Heat are expected to win against the Memphis Grizzlies based on their recent form and the struggles of the Grizzlies, who are missing key players and have poor offensive statistics.
In NCAA Basketball, the Lipscomb Team Total is predicted to be under 63.5 due to the absence of a key player from last season and the defensive prowess of the Drake team they are facing.
In the prop market for the New Orleans Pelicans @ Minnesota Timberwolves game, certain players like Karl-Anthony Towns and Naz Reid are expected to exceed their points and rebounds totals, while Rudy Gobert is expected to grab over 11.5 rebounds in the game.
Lastly, in the NCAA Basketball game between Jackson State and San Diego, the over 146.5 total is expected to hit due to the up-tempo offense and minimal defense of both teams.
These predictions are from Tiny Nick, who has a strong track record in his betting predictions. His “Locks” are considered his confident picks, while his “Degenerate” picks are riskier but entertaining choices.