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NBA Betting Picks: Sunday, April 11th
San Antonio Spurs at Dallas Mavericks
American Airlines Center, 8pm ET
The Spurs are on a horror run at the moment and just can’t seem to close out games. They’ve lost five straight and 10 of their last 12 and have dropped out of the top eight in the West as a result. There’s still plenty of games left to turn things around, but they’d want to get back on the winners list sooner rather than later.
The Mavericks had a slow start to their campaign with injuries and form playing their part. They’ve certainly hit their straps of late however, and come into this off a big win over the Bucks which was their sixth win from their past seven games.
This will be the third meetings between these rivals this season and it’ll be the Mavericks who are looking for a hat-trick of wins. They won comfortably when they hosted the Spurs in Dallas a few weeks back and we’re expecting more of the same this time around.
Chicago Bulls at Minnesota Timberwolves
Target Center, 8pm ET
The Bulls have surprised a few this season with just how competitive they’ve been on a nightly basis. They were aggressive on Trade Deadline Day by acquiring All-Star talent Nikola Vucevic who’s fit in seamlessly. The Bulls still have some work to do if they’re to finish in the top eight, but it’s certainly not beyond them.
The Timberwolves have shown a bit of fighting spirit over the past couple of weeks, which is something that they’ve lacked for the season as a whole for a number of reasons. Wins have still been few and far between, in fact, they haven’t won back-to-back games since their opening two games of the season.
The Timberwolves haven’t been getting blown out of the park on a regular basis of late, but we still expect the Bulls to be the stronger of the two teams over 48 minutes here. They have a big edge in talent and are still fighting for a playoff berth, so expect them to be the hungrier team in this matchup.
Miami Heat at Portland Trail Blazers
Moda Center, 10pm ET
The Heat have been on a good winning run of late to put themselves in a far more favourable position in the East than they were prior to the All-Star break. They come into this off a win at home against the undermanned Lakers, which made it five victories from their past six games.
The Trail Blazers have been riddled by injuries all season long but are finally starting to get a healthy roster. The trade for Norman Powell on Deadline Day was another good addition to this roster that now boasts a ton of firepower on the offensive end.
The Heat have been ticking over the wins in recent weeks, but a lot of those can be seen as empty ones against teams that are either below .500 or are decimated by injury. We’re still not totally sold on them this season and as a result, will be more than happy to take the Trail Blazers to get the job done at home.
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