Saturday largely offered up the results we expected, as four of five home teams secured wins and we marched to a solid 4-1 mark (638-327 on the year). We could have had a perfect 5-0 night, but the Thunder couldn’t top the Jazz in Utah. We’ll take the near perfection and dive into a jam-packed Sunday that has the first game tipping off at 12:30 pm ET.

Unlike last night, today’s NBA games aren’t so easy to predict, as fiveĀ battles feature potential playoff teams. Let’s dive into each matchup and see who we should be riding with via NBA betting today:

Rockets @ Wizards

Houston and Washington get today’s action started in D.C. and 12:30, as the Wizards will try to make it two wins in a row. That’s easier said than done with Dwight Howard back in the saddle and James Harden playing out of his mind. The Wiz tend to be better at home but they’re not really much of a match for the Rockets.

Pick: Rockets 106, Wizards 102

Lakers @ Nets

L.A. has been fairly competitive lately but the Nets are at home and have won two straight. Brooklyn can ill afford to drop gimme games right now as they’re in the thick of a playoff race, as well.

Pick: Nets 103, Lakers 98

Timberwolves @ Pelicans

Minnesota has a lot of talent and can explode on offense at any time but they’re severely banged up still and winning on the road hasn’t been their thing all year. Look for Anthony Davis to shine in a big Pellies home win.

Pick: Pelicans 109, T’Wolves 97

76ers @ Cavaliers

Philly can randomly play opponents tough but they’re on the road against a rising Cavs team. They’re going to get destroyed.

Pick: Cavs 112, Sixers 89

Clippers @ Cetics

Doc Rivers takes on his former team, or what’s left of them, in a matchup that obviously favors the Clippers. Blake Griffin has been quiet since his return from elbow surgery and this might be a nice game for him to go off a bit.

Pick: Clips 111, Celtics 103

Pistons @ Heat

The Heat are banged up down low and the Pistons are coming into South Beach red hot (four straight wins). Reggie Jackson seemingly can’t be stopped, but Goran Dragic has done a good job defensively. If Hassan Whiteside (hand) can suit up, the Heat could kill Detroit’s run.

Pick: Heat 104, Pistons 102

Mavericks @ Pacers

Indiana should get Rodney Stuckey and David West back in the lineup tonight and they’ll be at home when they try to take down the visiting Mavs. Dallas has been very up and down over their last 10 contests (5-5), but an offensively challenged Pacers team is a matchup that should work well for them.

Pick: Mavs 108, Pacers 100

Grizzlies @ Spurs

The Grizz and Spurs battled to a 3OT game earlier this year and we could always be in for another marathon game like that. Either way, San Antonio is a different (healthier/better) team now and should take care of business at home.

Pick: Spurs 106, Grizz 104

Thunder @ Suns

OKC is falling out of the running for their division, but if Russell Westbrook can regain the form he had just a week ago his Thunder can still sneak into the playoffs. Phoenix is fighting for the same eighth and final spot, so this could prove to be a crucial game. Overtime wouldn’t be shocking, while NBA bettors can probably chase the Total on this one. The Suns are the healthier and more complete team at this point, but something tells me Westbrook just won’t be denied.

Pick: Thunder 109, Suns 107

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