April 6 NBA Odds: Betting Lines for Celtics at Bulls, Nets at Knicks, More

Written By Juan Carlos Blanco on April 6, 2022
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The final week of the regular season rolls on Wednesday night, but we get a breather in the form of a slate that’s exactly half the size of Tuesday’s mammoth 12-game ledger. The playoff picture got a bit clearer with Tuesday’s games, but not everything is quite set in stone yet in either conference.

Wednesday April 6 NBA odds

Here are Wednesday April 6 NBA odds with point spreads, moneylines and totals.

NBA player props

Hawks G Trae Young

If Trae Young can top 40.5 combined points and assists in a brutal matchup at Toronto, we trust him to top that total tonight when the Hawks host the Wizards. Washington started the year strong on defense, but ranks 23rd in defensive efficiency while yielding 26.7 APG over its last three games. Young is averaging 30.8 PPG and 11.3 APG with a 33.6% usage rate over his last eight outings and he continues to put up bigger numbers with John Collins (heel) sidelined. Since the start of January, Young is averaging 31.9 PPG on 51/45/91% shooting splits at home, so his prop of 29.5 points is also a quality wager, but add the assists since he’s averaging 12.2 helpers over his last six games.

Celtics F Jayson Tatum

Jayson Tatum hasn’t put up great numbers in two meetings against the Bulls this season, but he’s been on fire over the past couple months. Tatum is averaging 29.6 PPG and 5.1 APG on 52/44/92% shooting splits on the road since January 1 and he’s rocking a +290 cumulative plus/minus rating while leading the Celtics on both ends in that span. Boston has gone Over in eight of its last nine outings with a 129.2 offensive rating and 29.6 APG in that span. Tatum has dropped six or more assists in five of his last six outings and you can get +240 odds at FanDuel Sportsbook for him to hand out six dimes in a win tonight. He’s also a good bet to break through against a struggling Chicago defense and top 28.5 points.

What to watch for today

Mavericks face Pistons with No. 3 seed in reach: The Mavericks are one of those teams that can still improve its position before the curtain drops on the regular season, as Dallas is just a game behind the No. 3-seeded Warriors entering Wednesday with three games left for each club. The Pistons have enjoyed frequently giving quality teams a hard time during what’s otherwise been a miserable season, but they took a 30-point loss at the hands of Luka Doncic and company earlier in the season.

Nets aim to keep building momentum ahead of play-in tourney: The Nets, unlike their Western Conference star-laden counterpart, the Lakers, have avoided the ignominy of missing the postseason. However, Brooklyn will have to start its journey in the play-in round, certainly not what many had envisioned before the season began. Steve Nash’s squad would do well to go in with a bit of a hot hand, however, as even in games with Kyrie Irving available this season, the Nets are just 11-15. They’ll look to notch just their fourth win in the last eight games when they make a short trip to visit the Knicks at MSG on Wednesday night, with New York boasting a 5-2 mark in its last seven.

Hawks back in friendly confines as Wizards visit: The Hawks are going to have a challenge on their hands when going on the road in the postseason, as following Tuesday night’s loss in Toronto, Atlanta is just 15-24 outside of its State Farm Arena home floor. However, Trae Young and company are back on familiar ground Wednesday night when the Wizards come calling. The Hawks can no longer aspire to escape the play-in level, but they could conceivably move up as high as the No.7 seed if they win out over the last three and get some help from the current occupants of that spot, the Cavaliers.

Celtics look to keep No. 1 seed hopes alive in Windy City visit: Perhaps the team that has the most intriguing stakes at play Wednesday night is the Celtics, which can keep their thin No. 1 seed hopes alive if they can record a victory over the Bulls. Much like the Hawks, Chicago has frequently played like an elite squad on its home floor, going 27-12 at United Center. However, Boston simply hasn’t lost much over the last couple of months, going 24-5 since Jan. 29.

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Juan Carlos Blanco has served as a freelance writer for a wide variety of online publications and websites, with an intensive focus on fantasy sports. Juan has provided analysis and comprehensive coverage of the MLB, NBA, NFL, CFL, AAF and AFL while also reporting on news and developments in the daily fantasy sports and online gaming industries.

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