Sunday NBA Odds, Predictions, Betting Trends: Timberwolves vs. Celtics, 76ers vs. Suns Among Most Popular Picks
Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Jaylen Brown #7 of the Boston Celtics.
Another day, another slate of solid non-conference NBA games.
Two surging clubs meet when the Celtics host the Timberwolves in the early evening, a window also featuring Warriors vs. Wizards and 76ers vs. Suns.
Those three showdowns also happen to be popular in the betting market, where the public is piling up the ticket counts.
Here’s a look at Sunday’s most-popular wagers, including the hot sides and totals.
Sunday’s NBA Odds & Betting Trends
*Odds and public betting trends data as of Sunday afternoon
5 Most Popular NBA Bets
Suns (-3.5) vs. 76ers, Over 226.5
6 p.m. ET
The public’s keen on the Phoenix-Philadelphia matchup, peppering both the favorite and the over.
The Suns are attracting the fourth-most tickets of any spread (66%), while the over is the most-lopsided total on the board (81% public support).
Celtics (-5.5) vs. Timberwolves
6 p.m ET
The Celtics are red-hot and the public sees no reason to hop off the bandwagon.
Boston — which is 10-1 overall and 8-3 against the spread the last 11 — is pulling 68% of the tickets against Minnesota, the most support on any side Sunday.
Mavericks (+1) vs. Jazz
7:30 p.m ET
There’s not much separating the Mavericks and Jazz, who had been at a pick ’em the majority of the betting cycle before Utah moved into the favorite role.
Bettors like the home team as short ‘dogs – the Jazz are generating 67% of the tickets – the second-hottest side Sunday.
Warriors (-7) vs. Wizards
6 p.m. ET
The Warriors are also collecting roughly two of every three tickets against the Wizards, with a matching 67% support clip on the betting spread.
Golden State has admittedly scuffled recently — 1-4 both straight-up and against the number — but Washington has been the second-worst bet in all of basketball this season, going 29-42-2 (40.9%).