Tis the final regular season game of the NBA 2022-2023 season and we have had a heck of a rollercoaster ride to say the least.
There have been many key storylines to follow throughout the season and they are all coming to a close finish this week.
Teams who are trying to make the playoffs, especially in the West, will be putting forth their last effort in order to make up for lost time.
With only three to four games per team left, there isn’t much to do wrong or right.
It is literally now or never for these teams, and we have to be aware of the implications this week can have.
Some of the top seeds in both Conferences will be resting their players, so there will also be a different element to consider when the clock finally ticks to zero.
Regardless of load management, rest, and other factors, this week of NBA will provide some seriously fascinating matchups.
Rivalry games and games that mean so much to seeding and playoff implications will be played, which is all we can really ask for.
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Match Betting Previews
Los Angeles Lakers versus Los Angeles Clippers - Wednesday, April 5th
The LA Lakers are riding into the last week of the regular season with as high of hopes as you can possibly get.
The once 2-10 squad to start the season, is now 40-38 with a chance at the possible fifth or sixth seed going into the NBA playoffs.
There is no better feeling than what the Lakers are currently running with right now, and they have a finally healthy squad to do some damage with.
LeBron James and Anthony Davis are meshing really well, and the pieces they traded for at the deadline are making huge impacts on both ends of the floor.
Rob Pelinka’s job was in serious jeopardy during the Westbrook era, but it looks like he has saved himself and done much more.
The Lakers will be licking their chops at an in-town rivalry match that could have severe implications for playoff seeding.
Clipper’s nation is currently in limbo after their star man PG was deemed out for the next few weeks.
What has been a tough season for the Clippers to swallow already, they are now facing a possible bump down to the 7th seed, something that would be absolutely brutal to their playoff and NBA Title hopes.
Kawhi Leonard and Ty Lue aren’t running at the same speed at the moment, and it’s very clear that this the Clippers squad is just a few games away from imploding.
Prediction - Take the Lakers on the money line and to cover the spread in the LA rivalry game!
Sacramento Kings versus Golden State Warriors - Friday, April 7th
Both the Sacramento Kings and Golden State Warriors need a bit of inspiration after some tough games lately.
The Kings are sitting in the top four of the west pretty comfortably, but their recent games may suggest that fatigue and a huge lack of defence is kicking in.
There have been multiple instances of the Kings not being able to win games with 120+ points scored, which is a huge problem come playoff time.
On the flip side, the Warriors will be awaiting Andrew Wiggins' return, which has been much needed for the past month or two.
Prediction - Take the Sac Kings Money line and the over on total points scored.