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Best tips and picks for Monday’s NBA acca: Celtics on a roll, Cavaliers should struggle

We’re heading down the final stretch of the NBA season and there are eight crucial games as the race for the playoffs heats on Monday night.

It’s a relatively quiet week in the world of sports but the NBA season rages on with a handful of games to go and playoff spots up for grabs.

We’ve picked out our five favourite bets which pay out at 7/1 at the time of writing. Bet with Planet Sport Bet and if this acca wins, you’ll receive a 50% bonus!

Monday’s NBA acca

Boston Celtics -12.5

New York Knicks +9.5

Indiana Pacers -4.5

Memphis Grizzlies +12.5

Minnesota Timberwolves to win

 

Detroit Pistons @ Boston Celtics (11:30 pm)

Detroit are 12-55 this season while Boston are 52-14. The Celtics don’t need to win this game by a margin, but they also don’t need to be at full strength to do so.

Both teams played last night but Boston enjoyed two days of rest before pumping the Wizards 130-104, which allowed them to rest some starters late in the game.

On average, Boston has outscored teams 123-108 at TD Garden, but we’ve seen them beat many poor teams by 25+ at home.

 

 

New York Knicks @ Golden State Warriors (2 am Tues)

The Knicks (40-27) have a better record than the Warriors (35-31) and are a more complete, well-rounded team. It would be even better if not for injuries.

They play at a different level when OG Anunoby is on the court as evidenced by three straight wins since his return.

The Warriors return home from a mini road trip here and recorded a big win over the Lakers last time out so they could let themselves down on Monday.

 

 

Cleveland Cavaliers @ Indiana Pacers (11 pm)

The Cavaliers need to get healthy. A full-strength Cleveland lost by five when they visited Indiana for the in-season tournament.

On Monday. they’ll visit without Donovan Mitchell, Evan Mobley, Max Strus and potentially Dean Wade.

Notably, the Pacers look like they’re bouncing back having recorded double-digit wins over the Nets, Thunder and Magic in their last four matches.

 

 

Memphis Grizzlies @ Sacramento Kings (2 am Tues)

Sacramento have recorded some big wins lately but they’re not typically a team you would trust to win by a big margin because they allow too many points.

Memphis doesn’t have the brightest offence, they’ve had a terrible season and they’ve been on the wrong side of some lopsided outcomes.

That said, they’re healthier with the return of Desmond Bane and Jaren Jackson and this team can be one of the NBA’s better defensive units on its day.

 

 

Minnesota Timberwolves @ Utah Jazz (1 am Tues)

There’s no question Minnesota should win this game. They beat Utah 119-100 two days ago and we expect them to win again.

They remain without Karl Anthony Towns, but the Jazz are without Jordan Clarkson and Lauri Markkanen could miss out again.

Back-to-back blowouts are hard to come by so it may be more competitive, but Utah doesn’t have enough to beat top teams since the trade deadline.

 

 

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