The NBA and NHL continue to ramp up as we move through the first half of the current season. With a few big games scheduled today, let’s take a look at how we think three matches will play out.
Dallas Mavericks (+6) over Milwaukee Bucks
The first game we’re going to take a look at is between the Dallas Mavericks and Milwaukee Bucks. The Mavericks, with a record of 9-9 have a 1-6 record when playing on the road this season. Although we don’t think they’ll win, they’re definitely a candidate to cover the spread. This is especially true with Luka Doncic averaging 34.0 points per game.
The Milwaukee Bucks will be without Khris Middleton and Serge Ibaka tonight. After winning three of their last five games, this one will be a big test for the Bucks. The Bucks are coming off a 117-102 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers just a few nights ago. Although we think the Bucks will win, we’ll take the Mavericks to cover the spread.
Philadelphia 76ers (+2.5) over Orlando Magic
Our next matchup will be between the Philadelphia 76ers and Orlando Magic. The 76ers will be without a few key players, including Joel Embiid. Without Embiid in the lineup, they’ll be without a strong interior presence. However, they’re still one of the better teams in the league, even without Embiid. They’re also coming off a 107-99 win over the Orlando Magic a few nights ago.
The Orlando Magic have lost three straight games, including the loss a few nights ago. They’ll likely be without Jalen Suggs, Terrence Ross, and Cole Anthony. Without a few of their best players, this game should easily go to the 76ers. Since the 76ers are underdogs in tonight’s game, we’ll take them over the Magic.
Ottawa Senators (+120) Los Angeles Kings
This one is a slightly tougher matchup as both of these teams have struggled. The Los Angeles Kings have gone 2-3 in their last five games. As a team, they’re allowing 3.39 goals per game while scoring just 3.22 goals each game. Although they’re third in the Pacific Division, we think the Senators are a better choice.
The Ottawa Senators haven’t done well on the road this season, putting up a 2-6-1 record. They’re dealing with a few injuries but should do well against the Kings tonight. They have the same 2-3 record in their last five games but we like their odds here. Go with the upset and take the Senators over the Kings.
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