Okay, NBA betting faithful, with just 10 days remaining in the 2018-19 regular season, now is a great tie to take a look at the best and most important games that remain on this year’s regular season docket. With a handful of teams fighting for the final three spots in the Eastern Conference and some jockeying still going on with four spots in the Western Conference, let’s take a look at which games have the look of ‘can’t-miss’ matchups on this year’s regular season schedule.
Can’t-Miss Games in the NBA Season’s Final Two Weeks
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Monday, April 1
Miami at Boston
Tonight, there’s a bunch of important matchups going down. First, desperate Miami (38-38) will be looking to improve on their current eighth seed when they visit a Boston Celtics (45-32) team that is trying to nail down fourth place in the east and potentially catch Philly for third place.
Orlando (38-39) is in ninth place in the East, just a half-game behind Miami and the Magic will get a stiff test when they try to upset at Toronto (54-23) in this contest. The Raptors are three games behind Milwaukee for first place with five games left to play.
Tuesday, April 2
Denver at Golden State
On Tuesday, Denver (51-25) gets a shot at trying to tie Golden State (52-24) for the lead in the Western Conference. The Warriors have won two straight by at least 17 points over the Nuggets after losing their first regular season meeting by a bucket.
Wednesday, April 3
Indiana at Detroit
Detroit (39-37) is currently in sixth place in the Eastern Conference, but just four games separates them from 10th place Charlotte, so they need every victory they can get from here on in.
Toronto at Brooklyn
The Nets (39-38) are currently in seventh place in the east, a half-game ahead of Miami a full game ahead of Orlando and 3.5 games ahead of Charlotte.
Houston at LA Clippers
Believe it or not, the Clippers (47-31) are just 2.5 games behind the Rockets (49-28) in the Western Conference, but this matchup is for more than playoff seeding if you ask me. The surging Clippers would like nothing better than to get the big home win here to boost their confidence and deliver a blow to Houston’s in case they meet in the playoffs. This one looks like a thriller just waiting to happen.
Thursday, April 4
Milwaukee at Philadelphia
The Sixers (49-27) don’t have a chance of catching Milwaukee (57-20), but Philly recorded a thrilling 130-125 win over the Bucks on March 17 and the Philly would like nothing better than to duplicate that result and deliver a bit of a blow to Milwaukee’s confidence prior to the postseason.
Friday, April 5
Toronto at Charlotte
Charlotte (35-41) is sitting on 10th place in the East, but the Hornets are just three games behind Miami for eighth place and they could potentially catch the heat with a flurry of wins and a collapse from one or two of their conference counterparts.
Boston at Indiana
The Pacers (45-32) will host the Celtics in this matchup of NBA Finals hopefuls with identical records and it could be a preview of a first round meeting between the two. The C’s have won two of three this season, but two contests have been decided by a basket or less.
Sunday, April 7
Miami at Toronto
The Heat will be completely and utterly desperate for a road win here.
Charlotte at Detroit
Speaking of desperation. Will one of both of these playoff hopefuls be eliminated by the time this game takes place?
Brooklyn at Indiana
I’m pulling for D’Angelo and the Nets to reach the playoffs and no…I don’t know why.
Orlando at Boston
Orlando has won seven of their last 10 at the time of this writing and I’m thinking Boston had best be on guard for the upset by the Magic even at home in this affair.
LA Clippers at Golden State
The Clippers took the first regular season meeting against the Warriors, but the Dubs have won the least two meetings. I’m thinking the Dubs treat this one like a playoff contest.
Tuesday, April 9
Denver at Utah
These two Western Conference playoff participants could meet at some point in the playoffs and the Nuggets could use a win here to tie the regular season meetings after dropping two straight in this series following their win in their first meeting this season.
Wednesday, April 10
On the final day of the 2018-19 regular season, Miami visits Brooklyn in what looks like a huge meeting that could definitely decided the postseason fates of one or both of these teams and the same applies when Orlando visits Charlotte. Last but not least, the Clippers will host the Jazz with these two teams currently seeded sixth and fifth respectively and looking to still move up in the Western Conference standings.