Fullcourt press: Monday's NBA betting news and notes

Mar 25, 2013 |
Check out our quick-hitting betting notes on Monday’s NBA action:

Memphis Grizzlies at Washington Wizards (+3, 181.5)

The Grizzlies have won three of their last four and 17 of 21 after a 110-106 win over Boston on Saturday. The Wizards have won five in a row at the Verizon Center and five of their last seven overall. The under is 6-1 in the Grizzlies’ last seven overall.

Miami Heat at Orlando Magic (+12.5, 198)

The Miami Heat have not lost since Feb. 1, but one of their closest calls during their spectacular 26-game winning streak was a one-point home victory over the Orlando Magic on March 6. Dwyane Wade (knee) sat out Sunday's mauling of Charlotte and is questionable. The injury-riddled Magic are mired in a six-game losing streak and have dropped 21 of 25 games since Miami last tasted defeat. The home team is 5-1 ATS in the last six meetings.

Atlanta Hawks at Indiana Pacers (-7.5, 186.5)

Indiana has been without David West (back) for the last four games and Danny Granger (knee) for 10 straight, robbing the team of its two veteran leaders. The Hawks will try to take advantage of West’s absence with Al Horford and Josh Smith down low. Indiana took a 114-103 decision from the Hawks at home on Feb. 5. Atlanta had taken four straight meetings before the loss on Feb. 5, including the first two this season. The Pacers are 0-5 ATS in their last five games vs. a team with a winning record.

Denver Nuggets at New Orleans Hornets (+7, 202)

While their position near the bottom of the Western Conference standings implies one thing, the Hornets are not an easy out right now. They have won two in a row and are a respectable 11-8 at home in 2013 after solid wins over Boston and Memphis. The Nuggets have matched a franchise record with 15 straight wins. Guard Ty Lawson (heel) has missed two straight games but did practice Sunday and is listed as probable for this one. He had 21 points and 13 assists in Denver's 113-98 win over New Orleans in the previous meeting Feb. 1. The over is 8-1-1 in the Nuggets’ last 10 road games.

Philadelphia 76ers at Utah Jazz (-7, 192.5)

Philadelphia halted a 15-game road losing streak with a 117-103 victory in Sacramento on Sunday night. It was the Sixers' first win away from home since New Year's Day. Utah has lost four straight overall and 12 of 15 after completing a three-game winless trek through Texas with a 113-108 defeat in Dallas on Sunday night. The Jazz have won six consecutive home games against Philadelphia and the home team is 6-0 ATS in the last six meetings overall.

Los Angeles Lakers at Golden State Warriors (-1, 204)

Golden State is clinging to a half-game lead over the Rockets for the No. 6 spot but appears to have dodged a bullet when Curry downplayed a right ankle sprain that forced him out in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s 101-92 win over Washington. Curry is expected to suit up vs. the Lakers. Los Angeles has dropped back-to-back games to two of the worst teams in the league but has taken six straight in the series, including a 118-115 overtime victory at Golden State on Dec. 22. The over is 5-0 in the Lakers’ last five games following a loss.

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