NBA Betting: Must Bet 2021 Games in Week 17

Posted by Derrick Harper on April 12, 2021 in

With less than 20 games left on the NBA schedule, teams are gearing up for a playoff run. With the expanded playoffs, more teams are in the playoff hunt. While a majority of the league still has a shot at the postseason, there are a few teams that are only playing for a better spot in the upcoming draft lottery. As we’re nearing the end of the regular season and teams are playing for different things, we’re seeing more expected outcomes. Let’s take a look at this week’s games, and we can give you a few games that you can bet on against their NBA odds and hopefully come away with a few dollars in your pocket.

NBA 2021 Week 17 Games to Bet On 

Tuesday, April 13 – Oklahoma City Thunder @ Utah Jazz

These two teams are on opposite ends of the spectrum right now. The Jazz are sitting atop the Western Conference standings, having won eight of their last 10, while the Oklahoma City Thunder are falling farther down the Western Conference standings having lost six in a row, and nine of their last 10. The Thunder have been plagued by injuries, and everyone knows that they are in rebuild mode, as they’ve traded away all of their assets for future first round draft picks. This should be a decent sized spread, but the way the Thunder are playing, it should be.

Tuesday, April 13- Atlanta Hawks @ Toronto Raptors

The Hawks have been one of the hottest teams in the league as of late. After they fired Lloyd Pierce, and Nate McMillan took over as the head coach, the Hawks style of play changed, and they have been much more successful. As for the Raptors, they have been hurt by injuries, and they just haven’t played up to their capabilities this season. Fred VanVleet and Kyle Lowry have both missed recent games due to injury, and Pascal Siakam just hasn’t lived up to the expectations that were thrust upon him.

Wednesday, April 14- Milwaukee Bucks @ Minnesota Timberwolves

The Timberwolves have the worst record in the league, and other than Anthony Edwards and Karl Anthony Towns, there’s not much in the way of players. They’ll be welcoming one of the best teams in the league, when the Milwaukee Bucks come to town. Giannis Antetokounmpo has missed some time recently with an injury, but if he plays in this one, Milwaukee should be a rather large favorite. With Giannis, Khris Middleton, and Jrue Holiday leading the way, the Bucks should be tough for Minnesota to stop.

Thursday, April 15 – Sacramento Kings @ Phoenix Suns

The Suns are challenging the Utah Jazz for the top spot in the Western Conference playoffs. The Sacramento Kings are playing for more ping pong balls in the upcoming NBA draft lottery. Two teams playing for two different things. The Kings just can’t seem to get things right, and even though they almost always have a high pick in the draft, they just can’t seem to make things right. After the Suns acquired Chris Paul, they became a contender in the West. Many didn’t think that they’d be quite ready for the big time this season, but they’ve proven that they are a legitimate NBA title contender.