Can anyone stop the streaking Utah Jazz from winning the Western Conference this season? Will the similarly hot Suns and Nuggets suffer a loss this coming week following unblemished runs in Week 15?
Could the Milwaukee Bucks leap-frog Brooklyn and Philadelphia to get back to the top of the standings in the crowded Eastern Conference?
With Week 16 of the 2020-21 NBA regular season here, it’s time to identify this week’s must-bet matchups so you can keep making your bets against their NBA odds.
2021 NBA Week 16 Games to Must Bet On
New York at Brooklyn at 7:00 p.m. ET
- TV: NBATV
- When: Monday, April 5
The Knicks (25-25) hit the new week fresh off a 125-81 smackdown of Detroit on Saturday that snapped a three-game losing streak. Brooklyn (34-16) had its four-game winning streak snapped in Sunday’s 115-107 road loss at Chicago. Brooklyn beat New York 117-112 on March 15, but the Knicks covered the spread as an 8.5-point road dog. The Knicks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and the Nets have gone 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
Philadelphia at Boston at 7:30 p.m. ET
- TV: TNT
- When: Tuesday, April 6
Philadelphia (34-16) was on the wrong end of a humbling 116-100 home loss against Memphis on Sunday that snapped their modest two-game winning streak. Boston (25-25) has won two straight including a 116-86 blowout of Charlotte on Sunday. The 76ers have won two straight in this rivalry including a 122-110 home win on Jan. 22 after Boston had won the previous five meetings. Philly is 1-4 ATS in its last five games and 1-8 ATS in their last nine road dates against the Celtics.
Utah at Phoenix at 10:00 p.m. ET
- TV: ESPN
- When: Wednesday, April 7
Utah (38-11) enters the new week as the hottest team in the league. The Jazz have won nine straight and have four more victories than any other team in the league. Phoenix (34-14) has won five straight and sits 3.5 games behind Utah out west. Utah will look to snap a two-game losing streak against the Suns that includes a 106-95 home loss as a 4-point favorite on Dec. 31.
Milwaukee at Dallas at 9:00 p.m. ET
- When: Thursday, April 8
Milwaukee (32-17) is in third place in the Eastern Conference, 1.5 games behind Philadelphia and Brooklyn. The Bucks have won three straight and seven of 10 coming into the new week. Dallas (27-21) is in seventh place in the Western Conference standings, 10.5 games behind Utah. The Mavericks have won four in a row. Milwaukee is 2-5 ATS over its last seven games while Dallas has covered the spread in four straight.
Washington at Golden State at 10:00 p.m. ET
- TV: NBATV
- When: Friday, April 9
Washington (17-31) is in 12th place in the East, 16 games behind Philly and Brooklyn. The Wizards have lost three straight and seven of 10 coming into the new week. Golden State (23-27) is in 10th place out west, 15.5 games behind conference-leading Utah. The Warriors have lost three straight and seven of 10. Golden State will look to avenge its March 1, 124-110 home loss against Washington. Both ballclubs are 0-3 ATS over their last three games respectively.
LA Lakers at Brooklyn at 8:30 p.m. ET
- TV: ABC
- When: Saturday, April 10
The Lakers (31-19) are in fifth place in the Western Conference standings, 7.5 games behind Utah. LA has gone 4-6 over its last 10 and comes into the new week fresh off a 104-86 smackdown loss against the Clippers on Sunday. Brooklyn (34-16) is tied for first place in the Eastern Conference, but the Nets had their four-game winning streak snapped in Sunday’s 115-107 road loss at Chicago. Brooklyn will look to get the regular season sweep after beating LA 109-98 in Los Angeles on Feb. 18. The Lakers and Nets have both gone 2-7 ATS over their last nine games.
Boston at Denver at 3:00 p.m. ET
- When: Sunday, April 11
- TV: NBATV
Boston (25-25) is in eighth place in the east standings, nine games behind Philadelphia and Brooklyn. The C’s have split their last 10 games but comes into the new week riding a two-game winning streak. Denver (31-18) is in fourth place out west and comes into the new week riding the wave of a five-game winning streak. The Nuggets have won eight of 10 despite losing to Boston 112-99 in Beantown on Feb. 16. Boston and Denver are both 3-7 ATS over their last 10 games.
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