March 12 NBA Odds: Betting Lines for Bucks at Warriors, Raptors at Nuggets, More

Written By Juan Carlos Blanco on March 12, 2022
NBA Playoffs odds lines spreads total over under June 15

The stretch run continues Saturday with a solid seven-game slate that features four games between teams with winning marks. Implications for postseason positioning abound, and there’s only one game with a spread north of seven points as of early Saturday.

Saturday March 12 NBA odds

Here are Saturday March 12 NBA odds with point spreads, moneylines and totals.

What to watch for today

Timberwolves and Heat set for interconference showdown: The Timberwolves had a seemingly golden opportunity to extend their winning streak to seven games Friday night when they paid a visit to the Orlando Magic, but the hosts didn’t exactly lay down despite their 17-50 mark coming in. Minnesota suffered a 118-110 loss, squandering a good opportunity to add another victory to their resume before an unenviable road battle versus the Heat on Saturday night. Miami impressively dispatched the Cleveland Cavaliers by a 117-105 score Friday to notch their 24th home win and will be out to avenge a 12-point loss to the T-Wolves earlier this season.

Struggling Cavs and Bulls meet in Windy City: Two Central Division rivals that haven’t been at their best lately face off at United Center on Saturday night. The Cavaliers’ aforementioned loss to the Heat was their seventh in the last 10 games, while the Bulls just snapped a five-game losing streak with a win over the Pistons on Wednesday night. Cleveland remains without short- Jarrett Allen (finger) for Saturday’s contest, but given Chicago’s own recent struggles, the Bulls are just 2.5-to-3-point home favorites.

Warriors aim to keep up recent momentum against Bucks: The Warriors are another team that had some recent trouble, but they appear to be emerging from their skid. Golden State has notched back-to-back wins over the Clippers and Nuggets, a pair of conference rivals with winning records. The challenge goes up a notch Saturday night, however, as the defending champion Bucks, winners of six straight and a 19-point victor over the Dubs earlier this season, pay a visit to Chase Center. In a testament to Milwaukee’s recent form, the Warriors are 1.5-point underdogs despite their 27-7 home mark.

Raptors on quest for second straight signature upset: Another team on a modest but encouraging upswing following a recent funk is the Raptors, which have answered a 2-5 skid with consecutive wins against the Spurs and Suns. The latter win was especially impressive, considering both the caliber of competition and the fact it came on the defending Western Conference champs’ home floor. Toronto looks to pull off an unlikely feat for the second time in 24 hours Saturday night when it drops in on a Nuggets team that’s 40-27, including 20-12 at Ball Arena.

Jazz looks to snap back from surprising loss, secure season sweep of Kings: The Jazz fell victim to a motivated Spurs team Friday night, with San Antonio, motivated to get legendary head coach Gregg Popovich the all-time wins record, knocking them off by a 104-102 score after overcoming a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit. Utah, which has fallen to its share of losing clubs this season, will look to avoid a repeat on back-to-back nights when they host a Kings team they’ve already disposed of in three prior meetings. Sacramento has just two wins in its last 10 games, with the pair of victories coming against fellow non-contenders San Antonio and Oklahoma City.

Juan Carlos Blanco Avatar
Written by
Juan Carlos Blanco

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.

View all posts by Juan Carlos Blanco