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 (+2) over Golden State Warriors
The Golden State Warriors head into today’s game with a record of 11-10. They’ve won four of their last five games but only come into this game as two-point favorites.
The reason for this is that the Warriors haven’t done well on the road this season. In fact, their 2-9 record is what’s leading us toward taking the Mavericks over the Warriors.
The Dallas Mavericks might be under .500 overall, but they’re incredible at home. This season, they have an 8-3 record at home, even after losing four games in a row.
The injuries have cleared up, and the Mavericks are ready to take the court. With a strong defense to back them up, we’ll take the Mavericks over the Warriors.
Los Angeles Clippers (+3.5) over Portland Trail Blazers
Even with four players ruled out for tonight’s game, we’re going to take Los Angeles. They’re coming off a huge 114-100 win over the Indiana Pacers just a few nights ago.
Last week, they beat the Utah Jazz 121-114 and now have a record of 12-9. The Portland Trail Blazers are a good matchup for them, especially since they’re dealing with injuries.
The Trail Blazers have lost four of their last five games. They have a record of 11-9 after a 111-97 loss to the Brooklyn Nets.
Their sole win during this stretch was against the New York Knicks in overtime. Although the Clippers are the underdogs, we think they’re more likely to win this game.
Vancouver Canucks (-130) over Washington Capitals
In our opinion, the Washington Capitals are one of the worst teams when playing on the road. Overall, they have a record of 9-11-3, but they’re 2-7-2 on the road this season.
As a team, they’re averaging 2.70 goals per game while allowing 3.13. They’ve lost three of their last five games, including one a few nights ago.
The Vancouver Canucks have gone 4-1 over their last five games. Most recently, they faced the San Jose Sharks and won in overtime.
They’re putting up 3.59 goals per game, but their defense has caused a few problems. Still, we’ll go with the Canucks over the Washington Capitals tonight.
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