NBA Hot & Not Betting Update- March 5
The month of March is underway as the NBA regular season continues to wind down in advance of this year’s playoffs.
The month of March is underway as the NBA regular season continues to wind down in advance of this year’s playoffs. The top teams in the league continue to jockey for position in each conference’s standings while the teams left riding out the string are already making plans for next year. It can get a bit tricky betting on the games this time of year, but BetAnySports has you covered with more ways to bet and more ways to win.
The three hottest betting teams coming into the first full week of March all reside in the Western Conference. The Portland Trail Blazers are leading this way with six straight-up victories in their last seven games while going a perfect 7-0 against the spread. The only blemish in this run was last Friday’s 119-117 road loss to Toronto, but Portland still managed to cover BetAnySports’ closing spread as a five-point underdog. The Trail Blazers are 39-24 SU (37-26 ATS) overall heading into Tuesday’s road game against Memphis as five-point favorites.
Another hot betting team right now with five covers in a row while going 4-1 SU is the LA Clippers after beating the rival Lakers 113-105 on Monday night as 3.5-point road underdogs. The Clippers have now gone 6-2 SU in their last eight games with a profitable 7-1 run ATS. They will play host to Oklahoma City on Friday night.
Rounding out this trio with a 4-2 SU record in their last six games while covering the closing number in all six contests is the New Orleans Pelicans. They may be out of the playoff race in the West at 30-36 SU, but they continue to play teams tough night after night. Going back to mid-February, the Pelicans are 5-3 SU with a 7-1 record ATS in their last eight games. After beating Utah 115-112 as 9.5-point road underdogs on Monday night, they will wrap up the back end of this home-and-home series on Wednesday.
If you are looking for a good team to go against right now, the struggling Oklahoma City Thunder would fit the bill. They are still holding down third place in the West at 39-24 SU despite a SU 2-5 record over their last seven games. The Thunder have failed to cover BetAnySports’ closing betting line in all seven games. They will be on the road this Tuesday night as two-point underdogs against Minnesota.