Remember me Reset Password


East-West Clash As Top Conference Teams Square Off For Friday Night Basketball

Posted by Craig Parsons on 3/6/2014 8:29:52 PM

Although making the playoffs is many NBA teams’ chief concern, it’s always fun to see what happens when teams in difference conferences square off. The Western Conference is believed to have more talent and playoff caliber teams, but that doesn’t mean the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets will prevail against their Eastern Conference opponents.

Indiana Pacers @ Houston Rockets
Friday March 7, 2014 – 9:30 PM ET
Odds: Pacers -3.5

The Indiana Pacers and Houston Rockets have yet to face each other this season, making this one of the more intriguing games on Friday night. The Pacers are one of the better all-around teams in the league, which is shown by their +7.2 point differential this season, best in the NBA. The Rockets are more of an offensive team, obvious by the fact that James Harden cares more about shooting three’s than defending them, but it will be tough for the Rockets to top 100 points as the Pacers are a well built team with minimal weaknesses.There’s a possibility this game is a preview of the NBA Finals, but as of now I feel confident in the Rockets holding off the Pacers and getting the W at home.

Pick: Rockets

Atlanta Hawks @ Golden State Warriors
Friday March 7, 2014 – 10:30 PM ET
Odds: Warriors -8.5

Both the Warriors and Atlanta Hawks are sliding down their conference standings, and now is the time one will kick that losing trend and turn their season around. It’s unlikely that team is that Hawks, however, as they are without Al Horford and Paul Millsap, forcing them to start Elton Brand and Mike Scott down low. The Hawks are simply falling apart, and although they’re still in the eighth spot in the East it’s unlikely they will be playing more than 82 games this season. Kyle Korver’s three-point streak also came to an end recently, which although not an indicator of how this game will go is simply a testament to how the Hawks have been playing recently.

Pick: Warriors

Detroit Pistons @ Minnesota Timberwolves
Friday March 7, 2014 – 8 PM ET
Odds: Timberwolves -7.5

The Minnesota Timberwolves are beginning to enter crunch time as they are 30-30 on the season and five games back of the Western Conference eight seed. They have one of the best offenses in the league led by Kevin Love, Kevin Martin, and Nikola Pekovic, but their defense is atrocious and the reason they lost to the New York Knicks by 12 this past Wednesday night.  Although the Wolves aren’t at the top of their game, neither are the Detroit Pistons, who’ve won just two of their last ten games but are still just three games behind the eighth seeded Hawks in the East. The low post matchups in this game will be interesting to watch, but ultimately the Timberwolves have the better squad and should be able to cover the spread at home.

Pick: Timberwolves



↑ Back to page content
Media Logos

At BetOnline, our company’s guiding principle is to establish long-lasting, positive relationships with our customers. BetOnline is perfect for those who like to stay on top of all the latest sports & horse racing odds or play a few games in the online casino. We have built our reputation on giving our clients nothing but high-quality service and once you have worked with us, you will realize why we are regarded as a leader.

From our customer service to our cutting-edge technology, enticing contests and dedication to putting the best product out on the marketplace, BetOnline is always striving to improve and we take the wants and needs of our customers very seriously. We are always looking for suggestions to make our product better, and client input allows us to build a relationship that will last for a lifetime.

Trust is tough to create and it is even tougher to maintain, which is why we always keep the lines of communication open with our clients at BetOnline, and the best part is that it will not cost you a dime.

Head over to our world-famous sportsbook, where you will find live lines for all major sporting events, but that is not all because at BetOnline, you will also find the Betting Edge, which is a constant stream of advice from people that spend countless hours looking over trends and statistics, so you don’t have to. You get an honest and educated opinion for people that truly love sports, and we are always updating the section to keep you up on what’s happening in current in the world of sports.

The racebook is another fantastic section at BetOnline, as you can get a headstart on the Triple Crown season by reading over our articles to give you an idea of the winning horses. We don’t just focus on the Triple Crown at BetOnline; you can find information on races all year around and that will help you out when it comes time to watch the major thoroughbred horse races.

You can also check out our casino, where you can play the latest games powered by the latest technology. From poker to card games, slots and everything in between, we have you covered at BetOnline.

We have contests and promotions galore as BetOnline is all about what our clients want, so check it out and if you have any inquiries, never hesitate to get in touch with us. Betonline because your can!

↑ Back to top