NBA Best Bets – March 18th, 2022

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I hit again with the Pistons two nights ago in Miami at (+13) improving my NBA Best Bet record to 20-9 (69.0%) for the season. Sign up to my Newsletter to get all my Best Bets in the NBA, NFL & UFC delivered directly to your inbox by 1 pm EST daily for just $20 per month with new subscribers getting their first two weeks free. Unsubscribed readers can still enjoy my free NBA picks released regularly during the season.

Best Bet: Raptors (-9) Vs Lakers $$

These two teams played in LA on Monday with the Raptors absolutely thrashing the Lakers at home. The Raptors broke out to an early 30-6 lead and the result was never in question. The final score of 114-103 flattered the Lakers who were never in this game. LeBron James picked up 30 points mostly in garbage time against some of the Raptor’s bench players.

The Raptors have now won 5 consecutive games all on the road and return to Toronto after a long west coast trip. The Raptors are serious contenders in the eastern conference and you can read more about what I think about them in my latest article Toronto Raptors – Contenders or Pretenders?

What can be said about the Lakers other than they are terrible and getting worse. James is listed as questionable for this matchup, but he usually plays anyway. If is actually unable to play tonight, the Lakes are essentially an NBA G League team. They are in serious danger of completely missing out on the play-in tournament.

I see no reason why this game should be competitive. Perhaps LA can still find a back door cover if the make another 4th quarter surge against the backups. That may be the best case scenario of the Lakers tonight. (-9) point is still a big line to cover, but I see no reason why Toronto shouldn’t find an easy win here.


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Jason Grad

Jason Grad

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