Saturday’s NBA action is headlined by the Jazz looking for their 10th straight win as they face the undermanned Clippers again. Here’s The Wolf’s Saturday NBA Tips.
The 24-5 Utah Jazz and 21-9 Los Angeles Clippers meet once again after Thursday’s 114-96 result at this venue in favour of the Jazz.
At this stage, The Wolf just can’t see a different result mainly based on the Clippers injury woes.
Paul George and Kawhi Leonard both missed the last game against the Jazz so their status is up in the air for Saturday’s game.
The Clippers also have plenty of problems defensively, especially defending Rudy Gobert. He finished with 23 pts in the 18 pt win and also brought down 20 boards. So he’s a nice target at this points or rebounds line.
Donovan Mitchell also continued his impressive season with 24 pts in 33 minutes and dished out 7 assists.
For the Clippers, the Jazz’s defence is simply too strong unless George/Leonard both return and put up huge numbers.
The Wolf can’t see that happening and will be backing the Jazz to cover the line this Saturday as well.
They’re 8-1 ATS on the road and have also covered in 5 of the last 6 against the Clippers.
Saturday’s NBA action on ESPN/Kayo begins with the 12-15 Chicago Bulls looking for a home upset over the 19-10 Philadelphia 76ers.
The Bulls have won 3 of their last 4 games and sit just a half game outside the top 8 in the East. So with a few weeks left in the season, this is a really massive game for the Bulls.
One of the major keys in a potential upset will be Zach LaVine as the 76ers have struggled to contain shooting guards of late. He’s also coming off 37 pts against the Pistons.
Meanwhile, Philadelphia should be boosted by the return of Ben Simmons from a stomach flu. He exploded for 42 pts against the Jazz in his last outing so he does great value in his points line if you think he can repeat the dosage against Chicago.
But The Wolf will be looking at Tobias Harris after collecting 15 rebounds against the Rockets.
He’s collected 11 or more rebounds in 5 games this season and offers good value to get 10+ on Saturday in a good matchup against the Bulls.
Jazz -2.5 / Thunder +11 / Bulls +9 = $6.85
NBA Same Game Multi Tips
Warriors Win / Nikola Vucevic Over 12.5 Rebounds / Nikola Vucevic Under 4.5 Assists = $5.75
Nuggets Win / Jamal Murray 20+ Pts / Nikola Jokic 25+ Pts / Jarrett Allen Over 11.5 Rebounds = $5.75
Bulls +9.5 / Zach LaVine Over 28.5 Pts / Tobias Harris Over 7.5 Rebounds = $6.00
Over 225.5 Pts / Clint Capela Over 14.5 Pts / Cam Reddish 10+ Pts = $4.50
Thunder +11.5 / Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Over 20.5 Pts / Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Over 6.5 Assists = $4.50
Under 222.5 Pts / Mason Plumlee 10+ Pts / Mason Plumlee Over 8.5 Rebounds = $3.75
Suns Win / Under 229.5 Pts / Chris Paul 15+ Pts / Chris Paul 8+ Assists = $6.50
Raptors Win / Raptors -3.5 / Raptors 1-10 = $3.50
Jazz / Jazz -2.5 / Jazz 11+ / Rudy Gobert 10+ Pts = $4.50