The National Basketball Association will start the second half of their regular season later this week, with a full slate of games on tap this weekend. There are some terrific games from around the Association, and we have picked out the three top betting picks for the weekend. As always, be sure to check out William Hill for the best and latest NBA odds and betting lines.
Los Angeles Clippers vs. Sacramento Kings:
The Los Angeles Clippers have been busy in advance of the NBA Trade Deadline, and they should hit the court running in the second half of the season. Paul George could miss some time due to injury, but it looks as if Kawhi Leonard is ready to go on a run. The Sacramento Kings are led by Buddy Hield and De’Aaron Fox, but they have struggled to score all season long. Sacramento is likely going to miss the playoffs again this season, and it’s hard to see them keeping this game close. Head to William Hill and bet on the Los Angeles Clippers to beat the Sacramento Kings on Saturday night.
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Philadelphia 76ers:
The Philadelphia 76ers already have a blowout win over the Milwaukee Bucks on their resume, but that game was played at home. Philadelphia has gone 25-2 so far at home this season, but things have been a struggle on the road. The Sixers have a pair of All-Stars in Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons, but they haven’t gotten enough help. Giannis Antetokounmpo is likely headed to his second straight MVP Award and is scoring more than 30 points per game. Milwaukee can really shoot the ball from deep, and their team defense has been tremendous as well. The Sixers will keep this one close, but the Bucks are the pick.
Los Angeles Lakers vs Boston Celtics:
The two most storied franchises in the NBA have developed a nice rivalry over the years, and that rivalry will be renewed this weekend. The Lakers and Celtics both finished the first half of the season red-hot, and they will look to pick up where they left off in this game. Boston is one of the best defensive teams in the NBA, but their offense has been great as well. The Lakers are being led by Anthony Davis and LeBron James who are both capable of doing it all on the floor. This game might go the Celtics way in Boston, but the Lakers are winning in LA. Get to William Hill and take the Lakers over the Celtics on Sunday.