- The Brooklyn Nets are 9.5-point favorites over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
- The Minnesota Timberwolves are taking 60% of bets to cover a 3-point spread.
- The Atlanta Hawks have -185 odds to beat the Charlotte Hornets.
- The San Antonio Spurs have 80% of the betting handle to cover a +5-point spread.
BROOKLYN, N.Y. – There are four NBA Play-In games taking place between Tuesday and Wednesday and will continue until Friday to decide which teams will finish in the seventh and eighth seed in the Eastern and Western Conference.
One way to gauge where to lay money on online sportsbooks for these games is by looking at where public betting splits sit and which teams are seeing the most action.
Brooklyn Nets Vs. Cleveland Cavaliers
Brooklyn Nets Vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Odds
- Nets Moneyline: (-480)
- Cavaliers Moneyline: (+350)
- Spread: Nets -9.5
- Total: 227 Points
The Brooklyn Nets are going into the game as the heaviest favorite of all the play-in games due to the Cleveland Cavaliers dealing with major injuries.
Arguably their biggest and newest injury is to All-Star center, Jarret Allen, who is dealing with a finger injury and was already ruled out of the game.
The line for this game originally opened up at 7.5 points but quickly moved to 9.5 due to Allen being out and all the action that Brooklyn has been seeing.
On the moneyline, Brooklyn is seeing 87% of the bets and 94% of the betting handle. The spread is seeing similar action with 60% of bets and 74% of the handle. On the game total, the Over is the popular choice with 81% of bets and 73% of the money.
Minnesota Timberwolves Vs. Los Angeles Clippers
Minnesota Timberwolves Vs. Los Angeles Clippers Odds
Timberwolves Moneyline: (-145)
Clippers Moneyline: (+125)
Spread: Timberwolves -3 (-115)
Total: 230.5 Points
These are the closest NBA odds of the four games with the Minnesota Timberwolves listed as a 3-point favorite. With this expected to be such a closely contested game, it makes sense that the public has been somewhat evenly split on the line.
Starting with the moneyline splits, the Clippers are taking 52% of the bets, however, the Timberwolves are seeing 58% of the betting handle.
The spread has been all Minnesota though at 60% of bets and 61% of the money. The 230.5 game total that went 2-2 in their four meetings this season is leaning on the over at 70% of bets and 62% of the handle.
Atlanta Hawks Vs. Charlotte Hornets
Atlanta Hawks Vs. Charlotte Hornets Odds
- Hawks Moneyline: (-185)
- Hornets Moneyline: (+160)
- Spread: Hawks -4.5
- Total: 236 Points
This is expected to be another close matchup between two division rivals in the Atlanta Hawks and Charlotte Hornets. The Hawks are going into the game as the favorites with 4.5 points leaning in their direction.
The moneyline is seeing a split with 68% of bets in favor of Atlanta but 51% of the handle on Charlotte. The spread is all Atlanta though at 62% of bets and 59% of the betting handle.
The total points are seeing a heavy split with 62% of bets going towards the over and 71% of the handle going towards the under.
New Orleans Pelicans Vs. San Antonio Spurs
New Orleans Pelicans Vs. San Antonio Spurs Odds
- Pelicans Moneyline: (-210)
- Spurs Moneyline: (+175)
- Spread: Pelicans -5
- Total: 228.5 Points
Going into this matchup, the New Orleans Pelicans are 5-point favorites over the San Antonio Spurs. One thing to note about this game is that the Spurs went 3-1 against the Pelicans during the regular season.
With that, the San Antonio side of the spread is seeing 80% of the betting handle and 56% of bets. On the moneyline though, the Pelicans are seeing 58% of bets and 63% of the money. The game total is seeing action on the over at 64% of bets and 69% of the betting handle.
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