Basketball Betting -- Thunder Hopes to Capitalize on Lakers' Matador Defense
The Oklahoma City Thunder are trying to hold off the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference, as these teams battle for the top spot in home-court advantage throughout the post-season. Right now Oklahoma City is just half a game ahead of San Antonio, and perhaps they are getting just what the doctor ordered as they get to face off against the Los Angeles Lakers in basketball betting action that is set to begin at 3:30 PM ET at the Staples Center.
NBA Betting -- Bulls and heat Set to Duke it Out in Windy City
When it comes to jockeying around for playoff position, the Sunday afternoon game (1 PM ET) between the Miami Heat and the Chicago Bulls is extremely critical for both teams. The Heat (43-16 straight-up)) are trying to chase down the Indiana Pacers for the #1 spot in the Eastern Conference, which would really foil Indiana's plans for having a home-court advantage in a perspective conference final series. Miami is now even in the loss column, and trails by just a game and a half overall entering Sunday's NBA betting action.
College Basketball Odds -- Arizona Meets Oregon, Looking For a #1 Seed
They may not be the top-rated team in the country as they work for many weeks during the regular season, but the Arizona Wildcats still have an opportunity to go into the NCAA Tournament as a #1 seed. The challenge, of course, is to keep winning games and not slip up somewhere along the way. Saturday's meeting in huge team against the Oregon Ducks therefore becomes one of those "must win" games. This contest, in which Arizona is a three-point road favorite, begins at 4 PM ET at the Matthew Knight Arena.