NBA Best Bets Today: Odds, predictions and picks for Sunday, April 2nd

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Best Bets on Today’s 13-Game NBA Schedule

If Saturday’s small two-game NBA slate wasn’t enough for you, there’s a whole lot more on the schedule for Sunday, April 2nd. And if you’re looking for some picks on those games, VSiN has you covered with two NBA best bets. Keep reading to find out how you can potentially turn a profit on today’s NBA schedule. 

 

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Here are our favorite NBA bets for Sunday, April 2nd (odds provided by DraftKings Sportsbook): 

Phoenix Suns (-5.5, 237) at Oklahoma City Thunder

Kevin Durant makes his return to Oklahoma City when the Suns take on the Thunder on Sunday. And while Phoenix is going to like its chances of winning this game outright, Oklahoma City should be able to make this very competitive. 

This season, the Suns are just 16-23 straight-up and 18-20-1 against the spread when playing on the road, while the Thunder are 23-16 both SU and ATS when playing at home. Oklahoma City is also 31-19 ATS when playing as an underdog, and the Thunder have only lost those games by an average of 1.4 points per game. This has been a feisty team all year long, and it has been somewhat matchup-proof, too. Even against elite competition, Oklahoma City can be relied on to hang around — especially in front of one of the league’s best crowds. 

There’s also the fact that the Thunder have played together all season, so there’s a nice continuity with this Oklahoma City team. However, Phoenix is still trying to get Durant comfortable in his surroundings. With that said, we like the Thunder to take it to the Suns for nearly the entirety of this game. Perhaps the talent of Devin Booker and Durant wins out in the end, but there’s no guarantee there. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has turned into a true superstar for Oklahoma City, and he has been clutch at the end of games. Look for him to put up huge numbers in this one. 

Bet: Thunder +5.5 (-110) 

Philadelphia 76ers at Milwaukee Bucks (-5, 236.5) 

This season, the Bucks are 14-5 ATS when playing as home favorites of 6 or less points. Milwaukee is also 22-10 ATS when favored by 3.5 to 9.5 points, and the Bucks are playing a Sixers team that is just 13-26 ATS when facing opponents that make at least 14.0 3s per game over the last three seasons. So, there’s already a lot to like about Milwaukee here. 

It’s also hard not to love that the Bucks come into this game on two full days of rest, and they now take on a team that beat them outright in this building on March 4th. That makes this a prime revenge spot for a Milwaukee team that also happens to be coming off a 41-point loss to the Boston Celtics. With that in mind, the Bucks are going to be locked in and ready to go here. 

With Milwaukee having been embarrassed in its last game, the Bucks will likely have a ton of energy on the defensive end. That should be scary for the Sixers, as the Bucks are already the third-best team in the league when it comes to defensive rating. This is also the healthiest that Milwaukee has been all year, so Giannis Antetokounmpo now has a full suite of weapons besides him. Look for him to play a great game in what is likely his last chance to make a case for MVP. With him facing Joel Embiid in this one, the Greek Freak might be able to make a statement if he puts up huge numbers. He’s a clear third in the race for the award, but you never know what a massive game will do in a head-to-head matchup. At the very least, Giannis will want to prove he belongs there, even if it’s just for himself. 

Bet: Bucks -5 (-110) 

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