NBA Basketball Picks - Daily ATS Predictions
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Something clicked with the Pacers in their last game against Golden State. I'm not saying we jump on a bandwagon after one big win, however, streaks do start somewhere and this is a great spot for a second consecutive win vs. a T-Wolves team that doesn't play defense and isn't currently playing well. Pacers +4 offers bettors tremendous value!
There are many loose variables with this contest but one strong point is that Denver plays well at home and they're in a good spot Tuesday night catching the Mavs on the second game of a back-to-back after beating up the Suns last night. I believe Denver wins and covers.
The Rockets have dropped three of their last four and aren't playing any defense (they lost by 16, 20, and 20 in those three losses). However, they do compete when at home, so I'm most definitely locking in at +8.5!
Lay the points with the Raptors. We forecast Toronto to win by 15+.
The Pels aren't just winning, they're winning BIG. With the Spurs dropping nine straight games, one has to wonder if they're in tank mode. I'm laying the points with New Orleans and expecting a double-digit win in Texas Friday!
We've cashed in big this season with the Sacramento Kings. While it's great to ride a hot team, there are times when it's even better to recognize when that team isn't playing up to their potential, and that is what I believe we have going on now. I'm betting the Pacers +4.5 in a game I believe will come down to the last possession.
The Cavs have turned the corner and are starting to gel. The Bucks aren't playing very good basketball right now. We have the Cavs winning by 3+ tonight in Milwaukee!
The Kings have been playing great basketball, winners of seven games in a row. This is a bad spot for them in Atlanta though. We've got the Hawks winning by double digits!
The Philadelphia 76ers are a well rounded ball club that can hang despite the loss of multiple key players. Bookies LOVE situations like this and use the fear to inflate lines. I'd be more concerned if this was a road game. Give me the Sixers and a bottle of Pepto Bismol.
Lamelo Ball won't be playing and while one player doesn't make a team, this team loses it's identity without him on the floor. I'm laying the points with Cleveland in what I believe will be a blowout.
The Suns have their first game back after a fairly intense east coast road trip and frankly, they aren't playing that great. Meanwhile, the Warriors are starting to find their rhythm. I'd have bet this game if Golden State was laying -3! Gimme the Warriors at +1.5!
The Kings are white hot! They've won four of their last five games and scored over 120 points in each of those wins. Brooklyn simply doesn't have the scoring punch to stay with them. The betting market is always slow to react when an average team turns into a good team, but the bookies have been tortoise slow at recognizing that the Kings aren't the same club they've been for the past ten plus years. I think Kings win and cover easily Tuesday night!
This is a strange series. These two teams are very close in talent and ability - Golden State won 53 games during the regular season, Boston 51, and the stats on this series are really close - and yet every game so far has been decided by double-digits. The Warriors won Monday night even though Curry couldn’t throw the ball in the hole. Our guess is the greatest shooter in NBA history will hit at least a few shots Thursday night. We expect a close Game 6 and four points might come in really handy. We’re betting Golden State plus the points.
We're not big believers in the “zig-zag” theory of NBA playoff betting, but it's a perfect 3-0 ATS in this NBA championship series. These teams are very close in talent and ability, and it seems that who's hot alternates from game to game. Also, Boston is a perfect 7-0 both SU and ATS this postseason following an outright loss. Also, this series seems due for a close game; the first four have all been decided by double-digits. So we're taking the Celtics Monday night, plus the points.
Golden State out-played Boston for most of Game 1 but lost to an unconscious run of shooting by the Celtics. The Warriors then won Game 2 rather convincingly. Now, they're getting 3.5 points for Game 3. We're taking Golden State, and those points for our free NBA Finals pick Wednesday night.
We love the match-up in this series and won't be surprised when it goes the full seven games. That said, Golden State is working on a couple of extra days rest and playing at home, where it's perfect this postseason. And this game can be close, and still, 3.5 points is very coverable. If the line on this game were an extra couple to three points, we'd seriously consider taking Boston, but we like the Warriors for the win and the money here.
We've been betting Boston in this series because we believe it's the better team, especially with Herro out. The Celtics' three wins in this East finals have come by 25, 20 and 13 points while Miami's three wins have come by 11, six and eight points. Also, while we're big fans of Jimmy Butler we're doubtful as to whether he can throw in 47 points again, like he did to win Game 6. Also, while we're not big believers in the “zig-zag” theory of betting NBA playoff basketball it's 4-1 ATS in this series. So we're betting Boston to take this Game 7 and cover this short spread.