Warriors in mini-slump with Durant out: The Inside Word’s mail for March 11

Updated: March 11, 2017

NBA betting for March 11

So just how important is Kevin Durant to the Warriors? Well, the Golden State Warriors have lost three of their past five without him and stumble into Minneapolis tonight as fairly unconvincing six-point favourites; overall record: 197-4-172, +28.10 units

Orlando Magic @ Charlotte Hornets -9.5 (one unit @ $1.94)
Indiana Pacers @ Milwaukee Bucks -204 (one unit @ $1.93)
Toronto Raptors @ Atlanta Hawks -204 (one unit @ $1.95)
Boston Celtics -2.5 @ Denver Nuggets (one unit @ $1.95)

Today’s other games

Houston Rockets @ Chicago Bulls
Golden State Warriors @ Minnesota Timberwolves
Brooklyn Nets @ Dallas Mavericks
Washington Wizards @ Sacramento Kings

Yesterday’s results: 1-0-1, -0.03 units

Los Angeles Lakers @ Phoenix Suns -5.5 (one unit @ $1.97) LOSE (122-110)
Los Angeles Clippers @ Memphis Grizzlies +207 (one unit @ $1.97) WIN (114-98)


NHL betting for March 11

Bookies can’t split the Penguins and Oilers as they face-off in the NHL match of the night but our puckheads are expecting Pittsburgh to prevail in a tight affair; overall record: 188-18-156, +36.66 units

Minnesota Wild @ Florida Panthers +5.5/total (one unit @ $1.91)
Anaheim Ducks @ St. Louis Blues -5/total (one unit @ $1.95)
Pittsburgh Penguins WIN @ Edmonton Oilers (one unit @ $1.91)

Today’s other games

Buffalo Sabres @ Columbus Blue Jackets
Chicago Blackhawks @ Detroit Red Wings

Yesterday’s results: 2-1-2, -0.26 units

New York Rangers @ Carolina Hurricanes WIN (one unit @ $1.91) WIN (3-4)
Anaheim Ducks @ Chicago Blackhawks -5.5/total (one unit @ $1.83) WIN (1-0)
Minnesota Wild @ Tampa Bay Lightning +5.5/total (one unit @ $2.15) LOSE (1-4)
Ottawa Senators @ Arizona Coyotes +5.5/total (one unit @ $2.14) LOSE (3-2)
New Jersey Devils @ Colorado Avalanche -5/total (one unit @ $1.84) PUSH (2-3)


A-League betting for round 23

Incentive is a significant motivator in professional sports and, at present, the Melbourne Victory don’t have a whole lot of it. They are 11 points behind competition leaders Sydney FC and nine clear of Melbourne City and Brisbane Roar. That’s a dangerous set-up as they host a Perth Glory outfit who’ve been scoring for fun; overall record: 29-3-20, +19.4 units

Melbourne Victory v Perth Glory +3.5/total (two units @ $1.80)

Round 22 results: 1-0-2, -0.8 units

Wellington Phoenix v Perth Glory WIN (one unit @ $2.45) LOSE (3-3)
Western Sydney Wanderers v Adelaide United -2.5/total (one unit @ $2.20) WIN (0-0)
Newcastle Jets DNB v Brisbane Roar (one unit @ $2.10) LOSE (1-3)


UK football betting for March 11

FA Cup quarter-final action and a small card of EPL games share the English football spotlight tonight with all eyes on the Emirates Stadium in the capital where Arsenal will emphatically end the giant-killing Cup run of Lincoln City; overall record: 39-2-24, +33.22 units

FA Cup: Arsenal WIN v Lincoln City 5 or more goals (one unit @ $2.45)
EPL: Everton WIN v West Bromwich Albion (two units @ $1.65)

Today’s other games

EPL: Bournemouth v West Ham United
EPL: Hull City v Swansea City
FA Cup: Middlesbrough v Manchester City

Most recent results: 3-0-0, +4.75 units

Everton -1/hcp v Sunderland (two units @ $1.90) WIN (2-0)
West Bromwich Albion v Bournemouth BTS (one unit @ $1.85) WIN (2-1)
Hull City v Burnley DRAW (one unit @ $3.10) WIN (1-1)



• Selections are listed in three categories – 1) Suggested (likely bet but yet to be finalised); 2) Confirmed (locked in at the price listed); and 3) Leans (tips, but not recommended bets); all times quoted are Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT); prices with thanks to Pinnacle (except where markets are not available), correct at time of publication. Results/comments on today’s games/races will follow in the next post.

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