A fantastic TNT double header headlines the six game slate in the NBA this Monday night! Check out our preview and betting tips for the key games of the night below
NBA Monday Picks
Atlanta Hawks at Miami Heat
Miami-Dade Arena, 7:30pm (ET)
The Heat and Hawks both sit in 7th and 8th position in the Eastern Conference respectively, and with just under 20 games to play in the regular season, they’ll both be looking to improve their seedings to avoid the deaded play-in games. The Heat have won just four of their last 10 games and are still without key point guard Kyle Lowry.
On the other side of the ball, the Hawks have a completely clean bill of health heading into this game, having won five of their last 10 games. These two teams faced off on Saturday night in Miami and the Heat were eight point winners on the back of a 30 point game from Bam Adebayo.
It’s tough to beat a team twice in the row, particularly one within your own conference. The Heat are a league worst 8-20-2 against the spread at home this season, and the Hawks will have no doubt had a few relaxing days in Miami in the lead up to this clash. I think they bounce back here and cover the spread.
New Orleans Pelicans at Sacramento Kings
Golden1 Center, 10.00pm (ET)
The Kings have been rolling in the Western Conference, currently sitting in third place but will be coming off a loss to the Timberwolves in their last clash. They have a fairly clean bill of health, with only star point guard De’Aaron Fox currently listed as day to day, but likely to take place in this clash.
The Pelicans have contrasting form at the moment. After sitting high in Western Conference standings earlier in the season, they have lost six of their last 10 and across the last few months, have slid to 9th in the standings. They have battled injuries to key players throughout the year, most notably Zion Williamson, who hasn’t played since Janury 2nd with a hamstring injury.
Think the Kings should be too strong here. They start as 5.5 point favourites at home, which seems a little low given the two teams form at the moment. The Kings are a near league best 34-26-1 against the spread while the Pelicans have been abysmal on the road, maintaining a 12-20 record ATS.