The NBA regular season ends on Sunday, with all 30 teams active.
There are some key games with post-season sowing impacts, and our Action Network NBA Analysts have identified seven of the best races from today’s slate.
See below for their best challenges and analyzes.
NBA contradictions and choices
Memphis Grizzlies vs Boston Celtics
Matt Moore: At this point the Celtics will know whether the Bucks have won or lost. The Bucks guys need to rest, and the Caves need to win, so they need to win, and the Bucks need to lose.
I do not get the feeling that if the nets are in the 7th place, the bucks will be afraid to look at the nets. Maybe they should be, but it doesn’t feel like the Celtics approach. The ChrisLice team brought back Ja Morant in a blowout victory on Saturday, and they have no reason to play as comrades here.
With one win, the Celtics won the division and won the Sixers. A proud encouragement is enough for me to go with Boston.
Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Lakers
Matt Moore: For starters, the Nuggets have already begun the process of releasing injury concerns to rest various players in this space. Most importantly, Nicola Jogic has to sit down and if MVP is not playing, Denver has no horses … not even their three stars with the Lakers. Malik Monk and Stanley Johnson can get them here.
Then you will be motivated. After losing to the Jazz Blazers, if the Nuggets win, they will finish 4th and face the Mavericks (tough competition) but the Phoenix will be on the team. Nuggets are good in 6th place.
I will take the Lakers with the youngsters playing for the contract against a team that is not motivated to win.
Dallas Mavericks vs San Antonio Spurs
Matt Moore: Dual motivated space! Mavericks can get out of the Suns bracket (the most desirable place) with a win.
Meanwhile, the funny thing is, if Spurs didn’t make the playoffs, their lottery status would be even more important.
A Spurs loss ensures they are ahead of the Wizards in lottery conflicts. Spurs cannot send Pelicans to 9th Seat and Homecourt; They are locked in 10s.
So you have real spurs Incentive With the motivation to lose the last game of the season and win Dallas. I post points.
Dallas Mavericks vs San Antonio Spurs
Tyler Schmidt: To finish 3rd in the Western Conference Playoffs, the Mavericks need a win and the Warriors a defeat. A defeat or a victory for the Warriors, and they will be in 4th place, which is still in favor of the first round home playoffs. They are double-0 home favorites against the Spurs, who made everyone sit up last night and did the same tonight.
Luca Tonsic canceled the 16th technical bug this season so he can play this game. It helps their chances and this Jalan Brunson player hurts the stumbling block a little bit. However, with this total set at 224.5 points, the line-up feels very low at 3.5 assists at this point against third-placed Spurs.
Brunson has averaged 4.8 assists per game this season. He has done most of his damage with Danzi off the line, but he still has averaging four assists per game in the 61 games that Danzi has in the lineup.
Brunson struggled to break this deadlock in four straight games, but it was a perfect bounce back spot against the Spurs. Tramond Green and Jordan Poole both recorded eight assists last night against this Mac-Shift Spurs lineup. Danzig and Brunson could easily reflect that in this match.
In our model Brunson is designed for 5.3 assists, which provides incredible value on the 3.5 prop line. I would consider taking Brunson’s 4.5 assists for a juice prop, but I’m not going to go over it despite the matchup.
Dallas Mavericks vs San Antonio Spurs
Rahim Palmer: The NBA canceled Luca Tonsik’s 16th technical error, which would have disqualified him from playing in today’s game against San Antonio Spurs, who won the Dallas Mavericks Western Conference playoff race and advanced to third place. .
Over the past two weeks he has scored a whopping 130.1 points per 100 possessions, the first among NBA teams to win the Mavericks Red-Hot and six of the last seven games. They now face a locked San Antonio Spurs in a 9-10 play-off game and lost 100-94 to the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night.
While many expect Spurs to retire, Dijante Murray, Gelton Johnson, Devin Vaasal and Jacob Boyle will be back in line today, so expect the full effort from this team. Murray missed five straight games due to an illness and would like to develop his conditioning and rhythm with his teammates before the play-in game.
Many will play Mavericks based on the motivating factor, this line is too high. Adsmakers are listed on this spread 11.5, but in my model this game is closer to Mavs -8.
Mavericks and Spurs have played three games this year, including two or three match-ups in which Spurs came up close. The Mavs have been in tears lately, but I think Spurs can keep this within numbers.
Mavericks vs Spurs | New Orleans Pelicans vs. Golden State Warriors
Brandon Anderson: I would love to see relevant results on the final day of the season.
The Warriors have every reason to go out and slam the door on a Pelicans team. New Orleans are now locked in the 9-seater, thanks to winning the Golden State Spurs yesterday, they need the rest, especially Brandon Ingram.
The Warriors push hard for the 3-seed, and if they win this game, the Phoenix will defend that spot in the other half of the bracket from the Suns. A Warriors win makes the Mavs-Spurs game meaningless, and that’s c.
If the Warriors go big ahead early on in the Pelicans, the Maws will have to throw the dogs in dead rubber and allow Luca Danci and his teammates to rest a bit before the playoffs. San Antonio will have to rest his best players in Wednesday’s play-off game, but we know Spurs have a long history with Dallas and want to spoil Mavericks’ best plans anyway.
I will be playing this related parlay. If the Warriors get away from the Pelicans quickly, we will get a better lottery ticket to Spurs victory in a meaningless game.
Utah Jazz Vs. Portland Trail Blazers | Lockers vs. Nuggets
Brandon Anderson: If there’s anything we know about Utah Jazz this season, it’s that the team absolutely wants to do interesting things in games that should last a long time.
There are too many jazz leads to count at this point. Fortunately, we can count how many times Utah threw a game as a favorite. As the double-digit favorite this season, the Jazz won only 18-7, 72% of the time. It doesn’t look that bad until you realize that the other five NBA teams have even double-digited two defeats this season. The rest of the league won that place 156-21, 88%.
Betting against jazz has been highly lucrative this season. The ROI of double-digit backwardness against Utah is 71.7% per year. If you blindly bet $ 100 on every double-digit dog that played jazz, you would already be $ 1792 – and you can’t even count how often Utah became the game’s favorite and inflated them too.
Look, blazers are bad. They have won twice after the All-Star break. They play guys you have never heard of, and they have no business in this game. An important factor, however, is that Portland’s draft status is locked, so there’s no reason for blazers to be touched here. These youngsters are playing for pride and finishing the first season of Sancy Phillips high.
If Utah fails, the Clans have every incentive to win because it gives them a 5-row, division title and the very best first-round competition. We know Denver wants to win and play Lakers Scrubs. I will not be confused by the spread, but if I see a chance at the Blazers-Jazz game, I expect the Nuggets to win.
Don’t get mad about this, but be honest – a stunning jazz defeat to the Blazers G-Leagues in the season final could be a much less shocking way to end this Utah season.