Two games with playoff implications are worth a look on Saturday, April 9th

April 9, 2022

Pacers at 76ers 

Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, PA 
1:00 PM ET 
Philadelphia -14.0 

Indiana hasn’t won a game since March 20th. The Pacers have dropped eight-straight games, including a home loss to Philadelphia on Tuesday. Don’t expect a different result in the second half of a home-and-home for the Pacers. The 76ers are just a half game back of the Celtics, so they can knot things up heading into Sunday’s finales. They’ll take care of business today, in convincing fashion.

Jason Schlefsky’s pick: Philadelphia -14.0 (-110)

Warriors at Spurs

AT&T Center – San Antonio, TX

8:30 PM ET

Golden State -6.5

Golden State has been playing much better basketball of late, having won three consecutive games. That’s allowed the Warriors to keep the Mavericks at bay, as they have a half-game lead at the moment. If they take care of business today in San Antonio and tomorrow in New Orleans, they’ll hold onto the No. 3 seed. That’s important, as it helps the Warriors avoid a second-round matchup with the Suns.

Mar 20, 2022; San Francisco, California, USA; San Antonio Spurs forward Keldon Johnson (3) and Golden State Warriors forward Otto Porter Jr. (32) vie for a loose ball during the fourth quarter at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: D. Ross Cameron-USA TODAY Sports

Jason Schlefsky’s pick: Golden State -6.5 (-110)

Friday’s NBA Winners

Dallas -18.0 (-110)

Brooklyn -7.5 (-110)

Miami -1.5 (-110)