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New York Knicks' RJ Barrett (9) dunks over Portland Trail Blazers' CJ Elleby (16) during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 16, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

NBA BEST BETS FOR MARCH 18

Kyle Barrette

After a brief pause yesterday to start the madness we are back today with two top picks in tonight’s NBA slate. The Nuggets win the other night extended our win streak to three in a row and we look to add two more tonight. First game we are looking at is between the two teams on the outside of the playoffs looking in and that’s the Wizards and the Knicks. A loss will go a long way in lessening the chances of making the postseason for either team. Next we’re going back to an old reliable and that would be the Nuggets who have turned into a little bit of a road warrior as they have won their last three on the road and look to grab a fourth here when they play the Cavs. Who has the advantages in these matchups? Let’s break them down and find out.

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Wizards vs Knicks Pick: Knicks -5
The Knicks have really been playing a lot better basketball and if only they had played this inspired all season they wouldn’t be in this position. The Knicks finally got back into the win column after a 30 point blowout of the Blazers after dropping two games against tough opponents in the Nets and Grizzlies. This is another game the Knicks should win pretty easily. The level of basketball has improved greatly since the break and they gave the Grizzlies and the Nets all they could handle. The Wizards have not been the same without Beal. The team really just looks like they’re going through the motions. We faded this Washington team two days ago as a 5.5 point dog to the Nuggets and it’s almost like we’re getting the same opportunity again here. The Knicks are not as good as Denver but if the Nuggets can win by 18 the Knicks will not have an issue covering the five point spread here. Take the Knicks -5.

Nuggets vs Cavs Pick: Nuggets -2
This Cavs team definitely surprised a lot of people including myself this season. There is a lot of good young talent on this team and they are my bid to make a first round upset if they can get everyone healthy. They really miss Allen in the middle of the floor being able to defend the paint and rebound at a high level. The Sixers are a soft team and were lucky to come out of that game with the win. This Nuggets team is not soft. The Cavs are not going to stop fighting, but they will not be able to punch the Nuggets in the mouth like they were able to do to Philly. Joker should have a big game here with Allen not in the lineup. Denver has been shooting the three ball a lot better as of late and if Cleveland wants to commit to stopping Joker that could leave a good amount of opportunities from three for the Nuggets to cash in on. The Nuggets are in the thick of the congested Western conference and need to keep piling up the wins, and that’s what they do here. Take the Nuggets to cover the small line and win their fourth game in a row on the road. Nuggets -2.

Same Game Parlay Knicks vs Wizards:
Knicks -6, Julius Randle First Basket, Kuzma Over 18.5 Pts, RJ Barrett Over 24.5 Pts and Knicks to win by 1-10 Pts.

SGP Odds +14195


Same Game Parlay Nuggets vs Cavaliers:
Nuggets -2.5, Evan Mobley First Basket, Jokic Over 26.5 Pts, Aaron Gordon Over 13.5 Pts, Nuggets to win by 1-10 Pts and Nuggets Over 113.5 Pts.


SGP Odds +12541

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