Top NBA Betting Picks of the Week – April 8th Edition

Posted by Derrick Harper on April 8, 2019 in

It’s the final days of the NBA season. Take a look at our favorite NBA Betting Picks of the Week.

Top NBA Betting Picks of the Week – April 8th Edition

Charlotte Hornets vs Cleveland Cavaliers – Tuesday, April 9 at 7:00 PM EST

Cleveland has been a bad basketball team for a while, well, since Lebron James left the team, and the Charlotte Hornets have one of the very best players in the NBA. Of course, I’m taking the Hornets in this one. The combined efforts of Kemba Walker on both ends of the floor alone will be overpowering to a team like Cleveland. The Hornets can out shoot, out pass, out score, and flat out, outplay the Cavs. The biggest problem for the Cavaliers right now is that they have a serious lack of star power and a serious lack of direction.

In today’s NBA, you need at least two studs that can drive the carriage, and they have arguably one in Kevin Love, but who else can contribute regularly. They will get the occasional standout game from J.R. Smith, but is he their long term answer? I doubt it. I’ll take the Hornets to win in blowout fashion in this one, say, by a score of 117 – 92.

Philadelphia 76ers vs Chicago Bulls – Wednesday, April 10 at 8:00 PM

Chicago has been a bad basketball team for a while now and of course, the Sixers have looked like one of the very best squads in the NBA as of late. Of course, I’m taking the Sixers in this one. The Sixers can out shoot, out pass, out score, and flat out, outplay the Bulls, but most teams can. The biggest problem for the Bulls right now is that they have a serious lack of star power and a serious lack of direction.

In today’s NBA, you need at least two studs that can drive the carriage, and they have arguably one in Lauri Markkanen, but who else can contribute regularly. They will get the occasional standout game from Zach Lavine, but is he their long term answer? I doubt it. I’ll take the Sixers to win in blowout fashion in this one, say, by a score of 107 – 96.

Phoenix Suns vs. Dallas Mavericks – Tuesday, April 9 at 8:30 PM

The Phoenix Suns are in a race for the lottery pick this season. They’ve been the worst team or the second worst team throughout much of the season. They did seem to find some talent last year with Deandre Ayton, but they clearly aren’t ready or trying to win now. On the other hand, the Mavs are trying to get into prime form as the season draws to a close. They need to be hitting on all cylinders when the playoffs start if they want to contend for the Western Conference with Golden State.

Luka Doncic and Dirk Nowitzki have been a devastating tandem for opponents this season and I’m really looking forward to seeing what Porzingis can add to that mix. I don’t think we have really seen them reach their full potential yet with him on the squad. One of the best young, offensive teams in the league will take on the worst overall team in the league. Hey, anything can happen, but my bet is on the Mavericks to take care of business here on the road with a 120-95 victory.

Enjoy the games and best of luck with your NBA Betting!