The NBA and NHL continue to ramp up as we move through the year’s first half. With a few big games scheduled, let’s look at how we think three matches will play out.
Minnesota Timberwolves (-8.5) over Miami Heat
The Miami Heat are 7-10 to start the season, not exactly a strong stary. Even worse is they have a 1-6 record when playing on the road this season. Today, they’ll face the Minnesota Timberwolves, who are 8-8 this year. After losing three straight games, the Heat will look to bounce back against Minnesota.
The Timberwolves have won their last three games, which includes a big win over the Philadelphia 76ers. They also have a pretty notable win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Three players for the Miami Heat have been ruled out for tonight’s game. Jimmy Butler, Tyler Herro, and Udonis Haslem are all sidelined. Take the Timberwolves at -8.5 to win this one.
Golden State Warriors (+5) over New Orleans Pelicans
Although they had a rough start to the season, the Golden State Warriors have picked it up. They’ve won their last two games, most recently a 127-120 win over the Houston Rockets. Prior to that, they earned a 111-101 win over the New York Knicks. At the moment, their injury report is clean as well, increasing their chances to win this game.
The news for the Pelicans right now is that Zion Williamson is out. The Boston Celtics recently beat this team 117-109. Now, facing the Warriors, the Pelicans will be without their best player. However, the Pelicans are still five-point favorites heading into this game. We think the better choice is the Warriors +5 over the Pelicans.
Vegas Golden Knights (-141) over Vancouver Canucks
The Vegas Golden Knights are off to a strong start this season. They have a 14-4-1 record and are 8-1-1 when playing on the road this season. Averaging 3.58 goals per game, the Knights have one of the best offenses in the league. Perhaps more impressive is the fact that they’re allowing just 2.47 goals each game.
The Vancouver Canucks have won their last two games. Improving to a record of 6-9-3, they’re definitely on the right track to get to .500. The problem is the injuries continue to pile up for this team. Both Curtis Lazar and Travis Dermott are on the injured reserve list at the moment. Because of this, we’ll take the Golden Knights at -141.
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