April 9 NBA Odds: Warriors at Spurs, Pacers at 76ers, More

Written By Juan Carlos Blanco on April 9, 2022 - Last Updated on April 10, 2022
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Sunday will see every NBA team in the league take the floor for the regular-season sendoff, but Saturday, there’s only four games on the slate. Three have some sort of potential postseason implications as final playoff seedings inch closer to being completely set in stone.

Saturday April 9 NBA odds

Here are Saturday April 9 NBA odds with point spreads, moneylines and totals.

What to watch for today

76ers face Pacers still in play for No. 3 seed: The 76ers host the Pacers on Saturday afternoon with a possible move up to the No. 3 seed still in sight. If Philadelphia can win its final two games and the Celtics drop their last contest, the Sixers will vault over Boston for that third spot. Philly will likely get little resistance from the non-contending Pacers, which have lost eight straight and gave up 131 points to Doc Rivers’ squad the last time they faced them.

Pelicans visit Grizzlies with possible Ingram, Morant returns: The Pelicans already have a play-in berth in hand, but they could still swap places with the No. 10 seeded Spurs if New Orleans loses its last two and San Antonio wins its final pair of contests. The Pels could get a key reinforcement back Saturday evening in the form of Brandon Ingram, who missed Thursday night’s blowout win over the Trail Blazers with his hamstring issue. On the other side, the Grizzlies have nothing to really gain with the No. 2 seed locked up, but they could get Ja Morant back from his knee injury after a nine-game absence.

Short-handed Warriors and Spurs meet in San Antonio: Speaking of the Spurs, San Antonio does have that aforementioned opportunity to get to the No. 9 seed, but that could evaporate as early as Saturday. Gregg Popovich will sit out Dejounte Murray (rest), Keldon Johnson (knee), Devin Vassell (heel) and Jakob Poeltl (back) against the visiting Warriors. Meanwhile, Golden State will give Klay Thompson the night off for injury management/rest purposes, leaving the Dubs, which are still trying to hold on to the No. 3 seed they hold a half-game lead over the Mavericks for, without their starting backcourt.

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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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