The NBA hasn’t taken a break like Thursday’s in quite a while, as only two games are on the schedule. The pair of nationally televised matchups aren’t short on star power, however, considering the Nets, 76ers, Warriors and Nuggets will be on the floor. The Brooklyn-Philadelphia clash notably offers juicy intrigue related to the recent blockbuster trade between the two clubs.
NBA odds for Thursday, March 10
Here are the NBA odds for Thursday, March 10 with point spreads, moneylines and totals.
Things to watch today
Harden, Simmons’ returns shed light on Eastern Conference battle: The two teams’ records have notably diverged in recent weeks, but a Nets-76ers matchup with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant available for Brooklyn still qualifies as a marquee matchup. The fact that James Harden will face a team he just left under a cloud of discontent and that Ben Simmons, who certainly has no lost love for his old team in Philadelphia, will return as a spectator in the city of Brotherly Love adds a whole other level of intrigue. From a basketball perspective, the hosts still appear to have a more complete squad, but they are relatively modest home favorites by 4.5 points at the start of Thursday.
The Warriors are ready to continue to rebuild the credibility of the contenders, avoid the sweep of the season by the Nuggets: The backstory of the nationally televised doubleheader is also a must-see, as the Warriors visit a Nuggets side that have taken each of the clubs’ first three meetings this season. Golden State finally looked like itself on Tuesday night in a big win at home against the Clippers, but Thursday certainly brings a big boost to the caliber of competition. The previous three games between the teams have been tightly contested, with Denver trailing by three-, one-, and seven-point margins. As a result, the gap stands at Nuggets -2.5 early Thursday, while the total stands at 226.5 points with the stars of every team – except Draymond Green (fullback) – ready to take the speech.