Pro Basketball Betting Lines for Saturday
On Sunday, every NBA team in the league will take the stage for the regular season kickoff, but on Saturday there are only four games on the schedule. Three have some sort of potential playoff implications as the final playoff standings move closer to being completely set in stone.
NBA Odds for Saturday, April 9
Here are the NBA odds for Saturday, April 9 with point spreads, moneylines and totals.
Things to watch today
The 76ers take on the Pacers still in play for the No. 3 seed: The 76ers host the Pacers on Saturday afternoon with a possible move to the No. 3 seed still in sight. If Philadelphia can win its last two games and the Celtics drop their last game, the Sixers will jump on Boston for that third spot. Philly will likely get little resistance from the non-contending Pacers, who have lost eight straight and surrendered 131 points to Doc Rivers’ side the last time they faced them.
Pelicans visit Grizzlies with possible Ingram and Morant returns: The Pelicans already have a playing spot in their hands, but they could still swap places with the No. 10 seeded Spurs if New Orleans loses their last two games and San Antonio wins their last pair . The Pels could pick up a key reinforcement on Saturday night in the form of Brandon Ingram, who missed Thursday night’s blowout win over the Trail Blazers with his hamstring issue. On the other side, the Grizzlies have nothing to really gain with the No. 2 seed locked up, but they could recover Ja Morant from his knee injury after a nine-game absence.
The shorthanded Warriors and Spurs meet in San Antonio: Speaking of Spurs, San Antonio has that aforementioned opportunity to move up to the No. 9 seed, but that could evaporate as early as Saturday. Gregg Popovich will miss Dejounte Murray (rest), Keldon Johnson (knee), Devin Vassell (heel) and Jakob Poeltl (back) against the visiting Warriors. Meanwhile, Golden State will give Klay Thompson a night off for injury/rest management purposes, leaving the Dubs, who are still trying to hold on to the No. 3 seed for which they hold a half-a-half lead. -game on the Mavericks, without their backyard departure.