With the All-Star break over, NBA teams will return to scrapping for playoff positioning.
If you want to take part in NBA betting, here are online sports betting insights for the Boston Celtics taking on the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday and the Phoenix Suns playing the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday as well as Saint Mary’s playing Gonzaga in men’s college basketball.
The most assists in Bucks franchise history 👏 pic.twitter.com/JZqIWzeaOy
— NBA (@NBA) February 17, 2023
Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers
Saturday, Feb. 25 | TV: ABC | 8:30 p.m. ET
After the All-Star break, the Celtics had the best record in the NBA at 42-17 and had the best odds to win the title at +300.
However, the 76ers weren’t far behind. They were 38-19, good for third in the Eastern Conference, and had the sixth-best title odds at +1100.
Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown have been the leaders for the Celtics. Tatum had a team-high 30.6 points along with 8.6 rebounds, while Brown had 26.5 points and seven rebounds per contest.
Joel Embiid and James Harden have been the 76ers’ go-to players. Embiid, who had the second-best MVP odds at +450, had a team-best 33.1 points and 10.2 rebounds per contest, while Harden had 21.4 points and 6.2 rebounds per game.
Harden x Embiid 🔥
Poetry in motion as the Sixers battle in Q3.
— NBA (@NBA) December 28, 2022
Phoenix Suns vs. Milwaukee Bucks
Sunday, Feb. 26 | TV: ABC | 1 p.m. ET
The Bucks were just a half-game behind the Celtics in the Eastern Conference standings at 41-17 and had the third-best odds to win the championship at +550 after the All-Star break.
The Suns were 32-28 and were fifth in the Western Conference. But their trade for Kevin Durant catapulted them up to the second-best odds to win the title at +425.
Devin Booker dropped his second 50+ point game of the season tonight 🔥
So tough. pic.twitter.com/FcqYRSkoTZ
— NBA (@NBA) December 18, 2022
Giannis Antetokounmpo continues to be the catalyst for the Bucks, as he sat in third in MVP odds at +450. He was averaging 31.8 points and 12.2 rebounds per game.
Devin Booker is back for the Suns and has a team-high 26.6 points per game. If Booker, Durant and Chris Paul can coalesce, they will be in a great position to make a deep postseason run.
Saint Mary’s Gaels vs. Gonzaga Bulldogs
Saturday, Feb. 25 | TV: ESPN | 10 p.m. ET
No. 15-ranked Saint Mary’s was 24-5 overall and 13-1 in the West Coast Conference standings with national championship odds at +3000 as of Feb. 22. But No. 12 Gonzaga was not far off. The Bulldogs were 23-5 and 12-2 in WCC play with championship odds at +2500.
DREW TIMME ARE YOU SERIOUS ‼️ pic.twitter.com/vOpcox1t6i
— Gonzaga Basketball (@ZagMBB) November 21, 2022
Gonzaga’s Drew Timme is 13th in the country with 21.3 points per game. He also leads the team in rebounds (7.3) and assists (3.3) per contest.
Four Saint Mary’s players are averaging at least 12 points per game. Guard Aidan Mahaney is the leader among them with 15.1 points per game.
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