March 27 NBA Odds: Betting Lines for 76ers at Suns, Timberwolves at Celtics, More

Written By Juan Carlos Blanco on March 27, 2022
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We’re set for another seven games on Sunday as the NBA begins its penultimate week of the regular season. Unsurprisingly, each of the matchups has something at stake in terms of the postseason for at least one of the teams, and with four of the clashes featuring teams with winning records pitted against each other, there’s no spread larger than 7.5 points as of early Sunday.

Sunday March 27 NBA odds

Here are Sunday March 27 NBA odds with point spreads, moneylines and totals.

What to watch for today

Knicks try to continue last-ditch approach to play-in level: It’s better late than never for the inconsistent Knicks, which have won six of their last 10 to get to within five games of the No. 10 seed with eight games remaining on their schedule. New York has even managed to win two of three while Julius Randle manages a quadriceps injury, and although they could be without their star big man again for Sunday’s matinee against the Pistons, Tom Thibodeau’s squad is still as much as a 4.5-point road favorite.

Surging Celtics go for sixth straight against visiting Timberwolves: The Celtics are one of several teams that suddenly smell blood in the water at the top of the Eastern Conference. With the spiraling Heat having dropped its fourth straight game Saturday night, Miami has ceded the No. 1 seed to the 76ers on tiebreaker for the moment. However, Boston which has won five straight and 21 of its last 24 overall, are breathing down both Philly’s and Miami’s necks at just a half-game back in the No. 3 seed. Ime Udoka’s club looks to keep the train rolling Sunday evening in a home showdown against the Timberwolves, which have also surged recently in the Western Conference and are just a game back of the No. 6-seeded Nuggets.

76ers aim to vault to top of East in visit to Suns: As just alluded to, the 76ers are at the top of the mountaintop in the Eastern Conference as of Saturday night. Although they got there thanks to Miami’s loss to Brooklyn, the Sixers certainly have done their part by winning five of their last six games. However, Philadelphia could hardly have drawn a stiffer challenge in its first attempt at defending its newly acquired top spot, as they visit a Suns team with nine wins in their last 10 games and a 30-8 mark on their Footprint Center home floor.

Hornets-Nets and Lakers-Pelicans clashes both carry play-in implications: Another pair of games that carry postseason implications for each conference are the Hornets-Nets and Lakers-Pelicans matchups that take place Sunday night. As it happens, the two teams facing each other in those games are also right next to each other in the standings – Charlotte is a game behind No. 8-seeded Brooklyn, while New Orleans trails No. 9-seeded Los Angeles by a mere half-game. Consequently, each of the lower-slotted clubs control their own destiny in terms of an improved position, which should make those games highly competitive.

Jazz and Mavericks meet with possibility of standings swap: Another intriguing matchup on paper will unfold in Dallas, as the Jazz and Mavericks meet for fourth and final time this season. Utah boasts a 2-1 series lead, but Dallas, despite some recent stumbles, comes in the hotter club in the post-All-Star-break portion of the season with a 10-5 record in that sample. Meanwhile, the Jazz have lost three straight games and would bump down to the Mavs’ current No. 5 seed if they were to falter again Sunday night.

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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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