NBA Betting, DFS Guide: Nuggets-Wolves Battling for Their Playoff Lives
This is it … the final day of the NBA regular season, and, wouldn’t you know, we’ve actually been blessed with a head-to-head matchup for the final playoff spot in the West.
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I thought the Timberwolves were supposed to be a contender this season …
Anyway, this is the final chance you get to bet on teams such as the Magic, Grizzlies and Bulls. The final day you can fill your DFS roster with guys such as MarShon Brooks and Kyle O’Quinn. As Tom Hanks’ character said in Saving Private Ryan, “Earn this.” — Mark Gallant
All info as of Wednesday morning. Check back during the day and keep an eye on our Twitter handle for any updates.
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TORONTO RAPTORS AT MIAMI HEAT (-4.5) | O/U: 202
8 p.m. ET
Metrics to know: The Raptors are reportedly not resting any players in their final regular-season game, although it’s unclear how much the starters will play. Still, that might not really matter, as Toronto has boasted the best bench in the league all season. The Raps’ bench has a ridiculous net rating of +8.7, which is miles better than the mark of any other team, and it’s why guys such as Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan actually have poor on/off differential marks this year. The Heat have a lot to play for, as a win could grant them a first-round date with a banged-up Celtics team (or the sixth seed); a loss would push them to the No. 8 spot and a brutal affair against this very Toronto squad. The Heat have played the Raps well this season, winning the first meeting and losing the rematch — both in Toronto — by just three. They’ll be highly motivated Wednesday. — Bryan Mears