The Brooklyn Nets take on the Miami Heat this evening in an important battle for both teams. The Nets are 38-35 this year, while the Heat are 47-27 thus far. The Nets are battling for a spot in the playoffs as the eighth seed and are trying to move up a spot to miss the play-in game. The Heat are comfortably in and are looking to lock up the top seed in the playoffs. This should be a close game tonight as both teams are playing for something. Take the Nets to cover the +3.5 point spread.
The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to take on the Denver Nuggets this evening in what should be an entertaining game. The Thunder are 21-52 on the season, while the Nuggets are 43-31. The Thunder are in 14th place in the Western Conference, while the Nuggets are sixth in the Western Conference. The Thunder broke their losing streak in their last game while the Nuggets have been struggling to string wins together late in the season. Look for the Nuggets to easily pull this one out and cover the -15 spread.
The Indiana Pacers hit the road tonight to take on the Toronto Raptors. The Pacers are 25-49 this season and are a measly 9-28 on the road. The Raptors are 41-32 on the season and are a decent 18-16 at home. This matchup pits a bad road team up against an average team at home. That usually spells a good game as both of these teams should be geared up and ready to go. Look for the Pacers to come out quickly tonight and try to snap their small two-game losing streak. Take the Pacers in this one to cover the +11 point spread.
The New Jersey Devils hit the road to take on the Washington Capitals this evening in a game that might be closer than expected. The Devils are 23-36-5 on the season and are just 8-22-2 on the road. The Capitals are 36-20-10 and are just 15-13-5 at home this season. This points to a game in which neither team has much of an advantage. The road team has covered and won both of the prior matchups this season, and that may be the case again this evening. Look for the Devils to cover the +1.5 puck line.
The Tampa Bay Lightning head to Detriot to take on the Red Wings in what will be a very intense game. The Lighting are trying to make a run while fighting off a three-game losing streak while the Red Wings are 2-3 in their last five games. Look for the Lighting to come out and play well as they have fallen to fourth in their division. The Red Wings are fifth in their division and are still playing for their lives. Look for this to be a very closely contested matchup. Take the Red Wings to cover the +1.5 puck line at home today.
The Chicago Blackhawks are taking on the Las Vegas Golden Knights this afternoon in what is going to be a stellar matchup. The Blackhawks are 24-32-9, while the Golden Knights are 35-28-4. Given their record, the Golden Knights play fairly well at home this season, while the Blackhawks are pretty solid on the road. Look for this to be a matchup where both teams are still trying to make a push and get into position. Take the Golden Knights to cover the -1.5 puck line at home tonight.