NBA Recap from Mar 10: A Solid Night for Underdogs

SUMMARY: 3 Major Upsets, No Slight Upsets, 2 Easy Expected Wins

It was a night highlighted by upsets. The biggest upset of the night was the Brooklyn Nets beating the LA Lakers 104-102 despite being +12.5 underdogs. The computer simulation did not pick the Nets to win but it did peg them as being the better value on the money line. The Orlando Magic versus the Memphis Grizzlies was also an upset. Orlando won the game 120-115 and Vegas odds gave them a 45% chance of winning. There were multiple favorites, or even money teams, that won games by large margins. The LA Clippers were -897 on the moneyline and ended up beating the Golden State Warriors by 24 points.

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GAMEVEGAS EXPECTATIONPROJECTIONACTUAL
Celtics vs PacersBOS 109.0, IND 105.5BOS 106.1, IND 105.9BOS 114, IND 111 Expected Win
Knicks vs WizardsWAS 117.0, NY 112.5WAS 121.7, NY 113.3WAS 122, NY 115 Expected Win
Cavaliers vs BullsCHI 110.8, CLE 106.8CHI 111.8, CLE 106.1CHI 108, CLE 103 Expected Win
Timberwolves vs RocketsHOU 131.0, MIN 118.5HOU 123.6, MIN 115.8HOU 117, MIN 111 Expected Win
Magic vs GrizzliesMEM 110.8, ORL 108.2ORL 108.2, MEM 106.7ORL 120, MEM 115 Major Upset
Mavericks vs SpursDAL 118.0, SA 114.0DAL 113.1, SA 112.9SA 119, DAL 109 Major Upset
Suns vs Trail BlazersPOR 120.2, PHO 114.2POR 118.2, PHO 105.4POR 121, PHO 105 Easy Expected win
Clippers vs WarriorsLAC 118.0, GS 105.5LAC 119.9, GS 100.6LAC 131, GS 107 Easy Expected win
Nets vs LakersLAL 119.5, BKN 107.0LAL 111.9, BKN 104.6BKN 104, LAL 102 Major Upset