Chicago Bulls versus Toronto Raptors basketball gambling preview
Time: 7:10 PM
Place: Air Canada Centre
Bulls +6½ (-110) 200 (-110) +245
Raptors -6½ (-110) 200 (-110) -290
The Bulls are coming off a 95-86 win over the Jazz on Saturday. Jimmy Butler had 23 points and seven assists, and Denzel Valentine had 12 rebounds. This was Chicago’s only third win in March (3-7). However, the Bulls have dominated the Raptors like they (the Bulls) are an asteroid and Toronto was the Yucatan Peninsula. Chicago is 5-0 against the spread and straight-up in the last five games when playing on the road against the Raptors. Toronto is coming off back-to-back victories, including a 116-91 win over the Pacers on Sunday, in which DeMar DeRozan scored 22 points, Jonas Valanciunas grabbed 13 boards, and Lone Canadian Cory Joseph had nine assists. The Raps are 4-2 against the spread in the last six games at home and 5-2 straight-up in the last seven games at home.
Detroit Pistons versus Brooklyn Nets basketball gambling preview
Time: 7:40 PM
Place: Barclays Center
NBA online betting odds:
Pistons -5 (-110) 214 (-110) -200
Nets +5 (-110) 214 (-110) +170
The Pistons snapped a three-game losing streak on Sunday with a 112-95 win over the Suns. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (aka KCP) had 23 points and eight assists, and Andre Drummond had 18 rebounds. Detroit has not fared too well in Brooklyn as of late, going 0-5 against the spread and 1-4 straight-up in the last five games on the road against the Nets. As it turns out, though, the Nets haven’t fared much better at home either; they have lost their last three straight home games, and are 4-14 ATS in the last 18 games and 1-19 SU in the last 20 games at home. The Pistons rank 5th in the NBA with 45.3 rebounds per game, while Brooklyn ranks 17th. On the other hand, the Nets are the league’s No. 5-ranked team at 11.09 three-point shots per game, while Detroit ranks No. 28 with 7.64 per game.
San Antonio Spurs versus Minnesota Timberwolves basketball gambling preview
Time: 9:40 PM
Place: Target Center
NBA online betting odds:
Spurs -5 (-110) 205½ (-110) -200
Timberwolves +5 (-110) 205½ (-110) +170
The Spurs ended a two-game skid with a 118-102 win over the Kings. Pau Gasol had 22 points and nine rebounds, and Patrick Mills and Tony Parker had seven assists each. San Antonio has the T-Wolves’ number; the Spurs are 5-0 SU in the last five games versus Minnesota, and 5-0 ATS and SU in the last five games when playing on the road against the Timberwolves. Minnesota lost 109-123 to the Pelicans on Sunday. Karl-Anthony Towns had 33 points, Gorgui Dieng had 10 rebounds, and Ricky Rubio had 14 assists. The Wolves have lost four of their last five games, in which they have also gone 1-4 against the spread. Conversely, Minnesota is 5-1 ATS and SU in the last six games at home.