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Rockets at Mavericks Betting Line

March 27, 2012

The Houston Rockets and defending NBA champion Dallas Mavericks are in the same logjam at the bottom of the Western Conference playoff ladder. They are two among seven teams in contention for the last five playoff positions in the West, all separated by a total of 2.5 games. With very little margin for error, Houston and Dallas will renew acquaintance Tuesday night in the Metroplex, with eight-place Houston one game behind fifth-place Dallas. These two met for the first time this year just this past... 

Grizzlies at Trail Blazers Odds

March 22, 2012

The Memphis Grizzlies enter the final third of this compacted season and are in a battle for one of the top eight positions in the Western Conference. Some recent struggles have dropped Memphis into a logjam for the last four playoff spots. The Portland Trail Blazers shopped several pieces at the trade deadline, as if to reset for next year as they sink out of the playoff chase and into the role of potential spoiler. Two Western Conference rivals looking for positive momentum face off Thursday night... 

Timberwolves at Jazz Odds

March 15, 2012

The Minnesota Timberwolves are adjusting on the fly to the loss of their starting point guard while trying to stay in the playoff chase. The Utah Jazz have had some success at home, but it is also in the West logjam at the bottom of the playoff bracket, and is working to get back above .500 and keep itself relevant in the chase for one of the bottom three spots in the playoffs. Two teams in direct competition for one of those precious playoff spots take on each other Thursday night in Salt Lake City... 

Mavericks at Suns Predictions

March 8, 2012

The defending NBA champion Dallas Mavericks are going through a rough stretch the past three weeks to fall down the Western Conference ladder, though still one of the elite teams in the West. The Phoenix Suns have been playing better the last couple weeks and are trying to climb toward .500 to get into the playoff discussion. Two longtime West rivals continue the Steve Nash Classic when the Mavericks visit Phoenix for the fourth and last regular-season meeting Thursday night on national television....