The next week and half is the last chance for betting on NBA games featuring the following teams which have been eliminated from playoff contention. In case you’re more of an emotional basketball gambling kind of person.
New York Knicks. The Knickerbockers will play four of their five remaining games at Madison Square Garden. They host the Bulls on April 4th and the Wizards on April 6th, visit Memphis on April 7th, and return home to receive the Raptors on April 9th and the 76ers on April 12th.
Philadelphia 76ers. The Sixers will start their last homestand of the season on April 4th against the Nets, followed by visits from the Bulls, the Bucks, and the Pacers on the 6th, 8th, and 10th, respectively. They’ll wrap their season at MSG.
Orlando Magic. The Magic will perform a vanishing act from the 2016-17 season following a visit to basketball gambling favourites the Cleveland Cavaliers on April 4th, back-to-back home games versus Brooklyn and Indiana on the 6th and 8th, a stop in Chicago on April 10th, and one final night at Amway Center against the Pistons on April 12th.
Brooklyn Nets. The Nets have the following remaining appointments: at Philadelphia on April 4th, at Orlando on April 6th, versus the Bulls on April 8th – a visit which the Bulls will pay back on April 12th to close out both teams’ seasons – and at Boston on April 10th.
Dallas Mavericks. The Mavs failed to reach the postseason for the first time since 2013, and had their first under .500 season in 16 years. But Dallas basketball gambling fans who like betting on NBA games can still catch them at Sacramento on April 4th, at Los Angeles (Clippers) on April 5th, versus the Spurs on April 7th, at Phoenix on April 9th, versus the Nuggets, on April 11th, and at Memphis on April 12th.
Minnesota Timberwolves. The Wolves improved their 29-53 record from the previous season, but will nonetheless missed the postseason for the 13th season in a row. Minnesota will have a tough send-off, visiting Golden State on April 4th and Houston on April 12th, and receiving the Thunder on April 11th, among other less interesting games.
Sacramento Kings. In addition to Minnesota and Dallas, the Kings will meet the Lakers on April 7th, Houston on April 9th, the Suns on April 11th, and the Clippers on April 12th.
Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers will have a three-game homestead between April 5th-11th featuring such select guests as the Kings, the Wolves, and the Pelicans. This home stint will be sandwiched between dentist-painful visits to the Spurs and the Warriors.
Phoenix Suns. The Suns will wave goodbye to the 2016-17 season with a three-game homestead between April 5th-7th that includes back-to-back visits from the Warriors and the Thunder, followed by one last road trip, to the Golden 1 Center on April 11th.
These teams have no futures – speaking strictly in basketball gambling terms. Though as of this writing our very own sportsbook is still oddly assigning them odds, albeit remote, to win the NBA championship. Guess hope springs eternal.