NBA Betting: Must Bet 2021 Games in Week 15
Now that the NBA Trade deadline has passed, we know the makeup of the teams in the NBA. Other than some buyouts, the teams are pretty much set. We’ll see going forward what teams will get hot and make a charge for the playoffs, and which ones will be playing for a better spot in the draft lottery. Now that there’s no more mystery on whether or not a certain player is going to be on a certain team, we know who is on what team. This will help the bettors make their choices going forward. Let’s take a look at some games that we think you can make a profit on if you bet against their NBA odds.
NBA 2021 Week 15 Games to Bet On
Orlando Magic @ Los Angeles Clippers – Tuesday, March 30
While this isn’t necessarily a marquee matchup, this one will be intriguing for the bettors. The Magic basically gutted their whole roster. They sent Evan Fournier to Boston, traded Nicola Vucevic to the Bulls, and shipped Aaron Gordon to the Nuggets. In making those moves, the Magic traded away a majority of their scoring. They did acquire a few useful players, but they were more after draft picks.
The depleted Magic will travel to Los Angeles to take on the Clippers. The Clippers are currently sitting in the third spot in the Western Conference playoff standings. With the Lakers suffering numerous injuries, the Clippers are looking to separate themselves from the other Los Angeles hoops squad. The Clippers lost some scoring at the deadline, as they traded Lou Williams to the Hawks for Rajon Rondo. Rondo was acquired to help during the playoffs, as he has a history of playing at a high level come playoff time. If the Clippers play up to their normal standards, they should have no issue handling the Magic. This spread will be big, but rightfully so.
Milwaukee Bucks @ Los Angeles Lakers – Wednesday, March 31
Up until they lost two in a row, the Bucks were the hottest team in the league, winning eight in a row. All of the changes that Mike Budenholzer had made had finally paid off. Giannis Antetokounmpo and company are still playing well, and they got even better just before the trade deadline, as they acquired PJ Tucker front the Houston Rockets. Milwaukee is in contention for the top spot in the Eastern Conference, and knows that now is the time to make a move, as the Philadelphia 76ers are without Joel Embiid, and the Brooklyn Nets are still without Kevin Durant.
As for the Lakers, they’ve been hit hard by the injury bug. With Anthony Davis already out with a calf injury, LeBron James sprained his ankle last week and will miss significant time with a high ankle sprain. Without these two, the Lakers scoring has taken a huge hit. The Lakers will rely on Kyle Kuzma to step up his scoring, and may get a boost from newly acquired Andre Drummond who has announced that he’ll sign with the Lakers. We’re not sure if Drummond will be available on Wednesday night, but if he is, he’ll give the Lakers a boost.