Which matchups have we decided to add to our NBA picks tonight?

Because of the NCAA Tournament, we are taking the week off with our NBA Betting Thursday Parlay. Currently, I am 4-6 and +10.1 units. Instead of the parlay this week, I am giving you a couple of NBA picks that you can use to pad your betting picks today. 

With the start of March Madness, the NBA has taken a back seat to NCAA basketball. However, if you aren’t having any luck with the big dance, you have five NBA games this evening to help you out with your sports picks. Below, I have two games that I really like. I’m adding them to my NBA picks and so should you. 

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Denver Nuggets 

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Denver NuggetsNow that the Nuggets are healthy again, they look like the team they started this year as. They score very effectively, and even though they still are giving up a lot of points, they have multiple weapons available to them. The return of Danillo Gallanari is huge for this team. He is their number one scoring option and before he went down with an ankle injury back in February, he was averaging over 17 points per game. 

After him, the Nuggets still have tons of options. Nene is living up to his nice contract that he got this off-season, while the point guard duo of Ty Lawson and Andre Miller have been outstanding.

NBA odds boards opened with the Nuggets as one-point favorites in this game, but heavy betting on Oklahoma City has moved the Nuggets to +1. 

As we all know, the Thunder are no slouches either. Oklahoma City owns the best record in the Western Conference by several games. They have, and will probably continue to separate themselves from the rest of the West until the end of the season. If they can secure home court advantage, it might be a one-way ticket to the finals. However, the West is still very congested behind them, and with 20-25 games left for all teams, there are a few Western Conference teams that will be able to make a run. 

The Thunder won the only meeting between these two teams back in mid-February, but that was without a couple of key players for the Nuggets. In that game, the Thunder were favored by -8 and did not cover.

The lines are close, and one handicapper has already decided to go with a pick on the Nuggets at +1.5. However, now favored by -1, I am going with the public here and laying the point with Oklahoma City.

My Pick: Thunder -1

Phoenix Suns vs Los Angeles Clippers

Both squads played last night and both came away with good wins. The Clippers were at home last night and they won easily 96-82 over Atlanta. The Suns got a home win as well, as they took care if the Jazz 120-111. Tonight, the Clippers are laying seven points to Steve Nash and company. 

While both teams have been playing much better lately, the Suns look like a team trying to play above and beyond for Steve Nash. Nash’s name has been floated around in trade rumors this entire season, as he is like the silent Dwight Howard. While the trade deadline still looms this afternoon, Nash looks like he will stay put.

I have been saying all year that I think the Clippers are overrated. Los Angeles is a good team, but I don’t think they are as good as most people claim them to be. In that case, I really like the Suns taking so many points tonight. Both teams had to play last night and I like the duo of Steve Nash and Marcin Gortat just as much, if not more then Chris Paul and Blake Griffin. 

My Pick: Suns +7

Check out Steven Suarez's pick for the Suns +7 as well!