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A couple of NBA ATS trends are on the list today along with some NHL and MLB money lines. We’ve put college basketball to rest for the next seven months with a thrilling national championship game, so it’s down to the pro sports until late August.
Here are the top sports betting trends for April 7:
NBA: Phoenix Suns at Atlanta Hawks (7:30 p.m. ET)
Trend: Play on Atlanta against the spread in games against a team with a winning record. The Hawks are 24-9 (+14.1 units) this season.
The Atlanta Hawks have been a very good team against other good teams this season and they’re in a very interesting spot here on Tuesday night. The Hawks play a back-to-back against the Phoenix Suns and Brooklyn Nets with nothing to play for in either game. Be careful about the Hawks over the next two nights as they may opt to rest some players. The Hawks are favored by 8.5 in this one.
NBA: Golden State Warriors at New Orleans Pelicans (8:00 p.m. ET)
Trend: Play on Golden State against the spread as a favorite. The Warriors are 41-22 (+16.8 units) this season.
The Golden State Warriors take on the New Orleans Pelicans in what could be a playoff preview, though the Pelicans have some work to do in order to secure a playoff berth. The Warriors are a four-point favorite on the road for this matchup against Anthony Davis and Company. The Warriors have been favored in 65 or their 77 games this season. This is a big one for the Pelicans, who trail the Thunder by just a half-game in the race for the eighth spot.
NHL: Pittsburgh Penguins at Ottawa Senators (7:30 p.m. ET)
Trend: Play on Ottawa using the money line when revenging a home loss versus an opponent. The Senators are 15-4 (+15.1 units) this season.
This is a dire situation for both teams on Tuesday night. The Penguins are just two points ahead of Ottawa and are tied with Detroit and Boston in the race for the final three spots in the Eastern Conference. The Senators have actually lost both meetings against the Penguins this season, but the loss in the trend came back on February 12 in a shootout. Money has come in on the Penguins in this one, but the Sens are still favored.
NBA: San Antonio Spurs at Oklahoma City Thunder (8:00 p.m. ET)
Trend: Play on Oklahoma City using the money line in home games after allowing 105 or more points. The Thunder are 12-1 (+10.85 units) this season.
Oklahoma City has been a pretty good bounce back team this season, but San Antonio is a tough team to bounce back against. The Spurs are rolling right now with seven straight wins and nine wins in their last 10 games. San Antonio is just 20-18 away from home, but they are a road favorite in this one and the betting market is on the Spurs train. After opening -4.5, the line has jumped up to -6 at most shops.
NHL: New York Islanders at Philadelphia Flyers (7:00 p.m. ET)
Trend: Play on Philadelphia using the money line in home games against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season. The Flyers are 10-2 (+9.15 units) this season.
The Flyers relished in their ability to play spoiler last week against the Pittsburgh Penguins, but this doesn’t have the same type of vitriol between the two teams. The Flyers have been a pretty strong home team all season anyway. Their road troubles are why they’re going to miss the postseason. In any event, the Flyers have been a good bet lately on home ice, even with teams playing important games against them. The Islanders need a win here to lock up a playoff berth and they’re a road favorite as a result.
MLB: Baltimore Orioles at Tampa Bay Rays (7:10 p.m. ET)
Trend: Play on Baltimore using the money line in night games. The Orioles were 73-39 (+39.25 units) last season.
There’s not a whole lot of predictive value in this trend. It’s mostly just an affirmation of how good the Orioles were last season. Wei-Yin Chen is basically a pick ‘em against Nate Karns in this one, as both sides can be found around -110. The Orioles won the first game thanks to a good pitching performance from Chris Tillman and a shaky effort from Chris Archer. Chen is 3-4 with a 3.26 ERA in 13 career starts against the Rays, though the Rays look a little bit different this season.
NBA: Charlotte Hornets at Miami Heat (7:30 p.m. ET)
Trend: Play on Miami using the money line in all games after three consecutive road games. The Heat are 30-11 (+19.95 units) over the last three seasons.
Miami is favored by 3.5 in this one against Charlotte. The Heat are currently a game out in the Eastern Conference playoff race and the Hornets are 1.5 games back. The Heat are 2-2 this season on the money line with the criteria in this trend, with wins over the Knicks and Pistons and losses against the Bulls and Thunder. This seems like a reasonable line, though I’d be concerned that it’s a bit short for a reason.
NBA: Minnesota Timberwolves at Sacramento Kings (10:00 p.m. ET)
Trend: Play against Minnesota using the money line in all games against Pacific Division opponents. The Timberwolves are 14-33 (-26.15 units) over the last three seasons.
The Timberwolves have had a lot of trouble going out west over the last few seasons, as most young teams do, and that has led to a profitable wagering angle for Tuesday night. Unfortunately, the Sacramento Kings are favored by a big number and it’s really impossible to lay that sort of number with a team like the Kings. The spread may be a better look for this game, however, Adam Burke said in this week’s scheduling spots article that he thinks Thursday’s game against the Lakers is a great spot to fade the T-Wolves.
MLB: Colorado Rockies at Milwaukee Brewers (8:10 p.m. ET)
Trend: Play against Colorado using the money line in road night games. The Rockies were 13-45 (-30.08 units) last season.
After crushing the Brewers in their season opener, the Rockies will try to win two in a row on the road by defying this trend from last season. Jordan Lyles goes up against Matt Garza in this one and oddsmakers aren’t ready to buy in on the Rockies yet. Milwaukee is a -150 favorite to take care of business. Last season’s road performance from the Rockies was abysmal and the Brewers were embarrassed in their Home Opener.
NBA: Los Angeles Lakers at Los Angeles Clippers (10:30 p.m. ET)
Trend: Play against Lakers using the money line in road games versus division opponents. The Lakers are 3-15 (-14 units) this season.
The Lakers are the “road” team at Staples Center for this Los Angeles rivalry. Don’t lay the money line price with the Clippers, but read our game preview and see if we expect the Clippers to cover this number.
All of our top betting trends, courtesy of our BangTheBook.com Betting Center, can be found here each day, but this daily article will add more insight into the games on the list. Good luck and bang the books tonight!