Trae Young and the streaking Atlanta Hawks will look to extend their winning ways against the LA Clippers to start the week after dispatching the cross-town rival Lakers this past weekend. On Tuesday, Chris Paul and the Phoenix Suns will look to remain on fire when they hit the road to take on the suddenly struggling Miami Heat.
On Wednesday, Utah hosts Brooklyn in arguably the most intriguing matchup this coming week. The following day, Philly will look to get the road win against a Los Angeles Lakers team that will be without LeBron James for the foreseeable future. The Milwaukee Bucks will look to extend Boston’s big-time problems on Friday night while New Orleans hosts Dallas on Saturday in a matchup that should feature fireworks. With a new week here, let’s find out which matchups fit the bill of ‘must-bet’ matchups so you can bet against their NBA odds.
NBA 2021 Week 14 Games to Must Bet On
Atlanta at LA Clippers at 10:00 PM ET
- When: Monday, March 22
Analysis: Trae Young and the Hawks (22-20) are the hottest team in the league. Atlanta is in fourth place in the Eastern Conference standings and hits the new week riding the wave of an eight-game winning streak that includes a 99-94 win over the Lakers on Saturday. The Clippers (27-16) are in fourth place in the Western Conference standings. LA has gone 6-4 over its last 10, but has dropped two straight coming into the new week. Believe it or not, the Hawks have won two straight and three of the last four meetings against the Clippers.
Phoenix at Miami at 8:00 PM ET
- When: Tuesday, March 23
Analysis: Chris Paul and the Phoenix Suns (28-13) are in second place in the Western Conference standings. Phoenix has won eight of its last 10 and two straight coming into the new week. Miami (22-21) is in fifth place in the Eastern Conference standings, but has dropped three straight coming into the new week after consecutive losses to Indiana. The Heat have won six of 10, but the Suns won two of three including a 119-112 the last time these two met. Phoenix is 2-1 ATS over the last three meetings.
Brooklyn at Utah at 10:00 PM ET
- When: Wednesday, March 24
- TV: ESPN
Analysis: Brooklyn (29-14) is in second place in the Eastern Conference standings. The Nets have gone 8-2 over their last 10 games. Utah (30-11) sits atop the Western Conference standings despite going a modest 5-5 over its last 10 games. The Jazz and Nets both won the last time out. Utah will look to extract some revenge for their embarrassing 130-96 blowout loss against Brooklyn on Jan. 5. Brooklyn is 2-1 ATS in the last three meetings, but Utah is 3-2 ATS over the last five.
Philadelphia at LA Lakers at 10:00 PM ET
- When: Thursday, March 25
- TV: TNT
Analysis: Philadelphia (30-13) is in first place in the Eastern Conference standings, one game in front of loaded Brooklyn. The Sixers have won two straight and eight of 10 coming into the new week. The Lakers (28-15) are in third place in the Western Conference standings, but has dropped two straight while going a modest 6-4 over their last 10. Philly has won four of the last five meetings and six of eight, including a thrilling 107-106 home win on Jan. 27. Philly is 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings.
Boston at Milwaukee at 7:30 PM ET
- When: Friday, March 26
- TV: ESPN
Analysis: Boston (21-21) is in sixth place in the Eastern Conference standings. The C’s snapped a three-game skid by beating Orlando 112-96 on Sunday, but Boston is 2-4 over its last six games. Milwaukee (27-14) is quietly in third place in the Eastern Conference. Giannis Antetokounmpo and company have gone a blistering 9-1 over its last 10 games and hits the new week riding the wave of a fantastic six-game winning streak. The Celtics and Bucks have split their last four meetings with Boston winning 122-121 on Dec. 23, the last time these two rivals met. Boston is 3-1 ATS in the last four meetings.
Dallas at New Orleans at 9:00 PM ET
- When: Saturday, March 27
Analysis: Dallas (22-19) is in eighth place in the loaded Western Conference. The Mavs have won seven of 10 including a stunning 132-92 road smackdown of Portland on Sunday night. New Orleans (18-24) is in 11th place out west and has dropped six of its last 10 games. The Pelicans did manage to record an encouraging 113-108 win over Denver on Sunday night to snap a two-game skid. The Mavs have won five straight in this series including a 143-130 win on Feb. 12 the last time these two playoff hopeful squads met. Dallas is 4-1 ATS in the last five.
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