NBA Basketball Picks - Daily ATS Predictions

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Since star power in the NBA rises to the top come playoff time, going chalk with the Lakers in the West makes the most sense as the best bet at plus money on the NBA futures board.    

Free Pick: 
Take the Lakers at +125 to Win the West
Sunday Oct 11, 2020
The Heat really extended themselves Friday and still almost lost. They also benefited from a couple of calls late in the game. But things like that tend to balance out over the course of two or three games. Also, Miami's win Friday helps temper the line on this Game 6 by a bucket or so. We like Los Angeles minus the points for our free NBA pick for Sunday.
Free Pick: 
Take the Lakers -5.5
Friday Oct 09, 2020

Adebayo's return is essential; he does things nobody else on his team can do. With three games decided by double-digits, this series is due for a game that goes right down to the final seconds. They might not win this one outright, but we like the Heat plus the points here

Free Pick: 
Take the Heat plus the points
Tuesday Oct 06, 2020
The Heat won Sunday without Adebayo and Dragic, but we can't help but believe that was a fluke. Miami probably won't shoot 51 percent from the floor again Tuesday, and Los Angeles probably won't commit 20 turnovers again. The Heat's victory Sunday served to temper the spread on this game, dimming it by a bucket. We like the Lakers, minus the points, for our free NBA pick on Game 4.
Free Pick: 
Take the Lakers -8
Wednesday Sep 30, 2020
The Lakers are led by two great players in LeBron and the Brow, but we're a little dubious of their supporting cast. The Heat, meanwhile, are stirred by Jimmy Butler, and we prefer his supporting cast; five different Miami players have led them in scoring at least once in these playoffs. Plus, the Heat are 7-3, both SU and ATS as underdogs this postseason. We like Miami and the points for our free pick on Game 1.
Free Pick: 
Take the Heat +4.5
Sunday Sep 27, 2020
Boston's been favored for every game in this series but lost three times outright. Also, the "zig-zag" theory is 3-1 ATS in this series. Miami had a lead Friday night but allowed Boston to roar back; that won't happen again. And our guess is the Heat will shoot at least a little better from 3-point range than they did in Game 5—we like Miami here, plus the points, for our free NBA pick for Sunday.
Free Pick: 
Miami +3
Friday Sep 25, 2020

We're 2-2 ATS picking this series, taking Boston in Game 1, then Miami the last three games. The Celtics have been favored for all four games in this series, by two, three, 3.5, and 3.5 points, but the points haven't mattered once, with the Heat winning three games outright. Miami's got the best player in this series in Jimmy Butler, Adebayo's been great, and rookie Tyler Herro broke out with 37 points in Game 4. We're sticking with the Heat for our free NBA pick on this Game 5.

Free Pick: 
Take the Miami Heat +3.5
Wednesday Sep 23, 2020

The Celtics shot 48 percent from floor Saturday; we're dubious as to whether they'll shoot that well again Wednesday. Same goes for the Heat; we expect them to shoot better than 39 percent. And we still believe Jimmy Butler is the best player in this series. We're not usually big believers in the “zig-zag” betting theory but this looks like a good spot for it. We'll take Miami and the points for our free NBA playoffs pick for Wednesday. 

Free Pick: 
Take Miami +3.5
Friday Sep 18, 2020

Los Angeles has LeBron and the Brow, but Denver has Big Mo, coming off its rousing semifinals victory over the Clippers three days ago. And while the Lakers might own the edge in playoff experience, the Nuggets might be sharper, having played more recently. Also, these teams met four times during the regular season, playing three close games; LA's three wins came by nine points, by four in overtime, and by three. We expect another close one here. So we'll take Denver plus the points for our free NBA playoff pick for Friday.

Free Pick: 
Take Denver +7
Thursday Sep 17, 2020
We're 0-1 ATS picking this series, after backing Boston in Game 1. The Celtics had their chance, and out-played Miami for about three-quarters of that game, but couldn't put the Heat away. Miami is playing inspired ball right now, led by Butler, but he's also getting great help from his supporting cast. Meanwhile, the Celtics are still missing Hayward, and Kemba Walker is struggling, shooting 13/46 from the floor over his last three games. We'll change horses here and take the Heat for our free NBA playoff pick on Game 2.
Free Pick: 
Miami Heat +2.5
Thursday Sep 10, 2020
We're 1-2 ATS picking this series, after taking the Rockets each of the first three games. Houston won Game 1 rather convincingly, but the Lakers have taken the next two games by outscoring the Rockets 57-37 in the fourth quarters. But we're not giving up on Houston yet. We liked the Rockets defensive effort in Game 1, and we don't expect LA to continue to shoot 55-57 percent from the floor like they've done the last two games. We're taking Houston and the points, again, for our free NBA pick on this Game 4.
Free Pick: 
Take Houston + 5.5