The defending Eastern Conference champion Miami Heat are suddenly the hottest team in the league. The Milwaukee Bucks also enter the new week on a red-hot roll. In the Western Conference, Chris Paul and the revamped Phoenix Suns continue to push the envelope with some eye-opening play while the Utah Jazz will look to start a new winning streak.
With the 11th week of the 2020-21 NBA regular season set to get underway, let’s find out which games fit the bill of must-bet matchups so you can cash in against their NBA odds!
2021 NBA Week 11 Games to Must Bet On
Utah at New Orleans
- When: Monday, March 1 at 8:00 PM ET
- TV: NBATV
Utah (27-7) sits atop the Western Conference standings with the best record in the league. The Jazz bounced back from a Thursday night road loss at Miami to beat the hell out of Orlando on Saturday. New Orleans (14-19) has lost two straight, four of six and seven of 10 including a narrow 117-114 road loss against San Antonio on Saturday. Utah has gone a bankroll-boosting 22-4 ATS over its last 26 games and 9-3 ATS in its last 12 road games. The Pelicans are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games and 3-11-1 in their last 15 home dates against the Jazz.
Charlotte at Portland
- When: Monday, March 1 at 10:30 PM ET
- TV: NBATV
Charlotte (16-17) has alternated wins and losses over its last eight games but hits the new week coming off a thrilling 127-126 road win over Sacramento on Sunday night. The Hornets are in eighth place in the Eastern Conference standings. Portland (18-14) is in sixth place in the Western Conference, but has lost four straight coming into the new week including a humbling 103-92 road loss against the Lakers on Friday. The Hornets are 22-10-2 ATS in their last 34 games as an underdog, but Portland is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games following an ATS loss and 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games overall.
LA Clippers at Boston
- When: Tuesday, March 2 at 7:30 PM ET
- TV: TNT
Los Angeles (24-12) is in third place in the Western Conference. The Clippers have gone a modest 6-4 over their last 10 games but comes into the new week fresh off a 105-100 road loss against Milwaukee on Sunday night. Boston (17-17) is in sixth place in the Eastern Conference standings but has won two straight, including a thrilling 111-110 home win over Washington on Sunday night. LA ranks sixth in scoring (114.9 ppg) and fifth in points allowed (109.0 ppg). Boston is ranked an uninspiring 21st in scoring (110.9 ppg), but an encouraging seventh in points allowed (110.4 ppg). The Celtics have won two straight against the Clippers while going 3-0 ATS in the last three meetings.
Phoenix at LA Lakers
- When: Tuesday, March 2 at 10:00 PM ET
- TV: TNT
Phoenix (22-11) is in fourth place out west and enters the new week having won two straight and eight of its last 10 games overall. The Suns spanked overmatched Minnesota 118-99 on Sunday night. Phoenix ranks a modest 13th in scoring (113.4 ppg), but a stellar fourth in points allowed (107.5 ppg).
The Lakers (24-11) are in second place in the Western Conference and hits the new week having won two straight including an emphatic 117-91 smackdown of Golden State on Sunday. Los Angeles ranks 19th in scoring (111.3 ppg) but a tremendous second in points allowed (105.6 pg). LA has won three straight in this rivalry including a 125-100 home win on Feb. 10. These rivals have split the last four meetings evenly against the spread.
Brooklyn at Houston
- When: Wednesday, March 3 at 7:30 PM ET
- TV: ESPN
Brooklyn (22-12) is in second place in the Eastern Conference standings, but comes into the new week fresh off a humbling 115-98 loss against Dallas on Saturday that snapped an eight-game winning streak. Houston (11-21) is in 14th place in the 15-team Western Conference and heads into the new week having lost a whopping 10 straight games. Brooklyn ranks first in scoring (120.7 ppg), first in field goal shooting percentage (49.9%) and second in three-point shooting percentage (40.4%). Houston averages 107.9 points per game (24th), but allows 112.6 points per contest defensively (18th). This mid-week matchup should have some drama with James Harden returning the same city he just spurned.
Miami at New Orleans
- When: Thursday, March 4 at 8:30 PM ET
- TV: TNT
As noted earlier, New Orleans (14-19) has dropped two straight and seven of 10 including a narrow 117-114 road loss against San Antonio on Saturday. The Pelicans average a healthy 115.5 points per game (5th), but allow 115.7 points per game defensively (26th). Miami (17-17) is in fourth place in the Eastern Conference standings and comes into the new week riding a six-game winning streak that includes a 109-99 home win over Atlanta on Sunday night. The Heat are averaging 107.7 points per game (25th) but limit the opposition to 109.3 points per contest defensively (6th). Miami has won four of the last five against New Orleans while going 5-1 ATS in the last six meetings.
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