NBA Basketball Picks - Daily ATS Predictions

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Thursday Jun 16, 2022

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. 

Free Pick: 
Take Golden State +4
Monday Jun 13, 2022

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. 

Free Pick: 
Take Boston +4
Wednesday Jun 08, 2022

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.  

Sunday Jun 05, 2022
Golden State out-played Boston for most of the game Thursday night, before the Celtics got ridiculously hot late and won. We’re dubious as to whether Boston can shoot like that again anytime soon. Also, the Warriors are a battle-tested outfit and certainly do not want to lose the first two games of this series on their home court. So while we’re not big believers in the “zig-zag” theory of NBA playoff betting we’re playing it here; we like Golden State, minus the points.
 
Free Pick: 
Take Golden State -4.5
Thursday Jun 02, 2022

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.

Free Pick: 
Take Golden State
Sunday May 29, 2022

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.  

Free Pick: 
Take Boston -2.5
Friday May 27, 2022

Boston’s five wins this season over Miami have come by 18, 30, 25, 20, and 13 points, and we believe the Celtics will win Friday night. Also, Boston is the healthier team, which is huge at this point of the season. Also, Miami is having a hell of a time throwing the ball in the hole, shooting just 60/184 from the floor the last two games combined. We like the Celtics here to close this series out and cover that spread.  

Free Pick: 
Take Boston -8.5
Thursday May 26, 2022
We’ve been betting Golden State in this series because it’s the better team on defense and on the boards, with more options on offense. And we’re sticking with that line of thought for Game 5. Also, back in the first round of these playoffs, the Warriors allowed Denver to stay alive for one game, then finished things off, then did the same thing to Memphis in the conference semis. Now Golden State is in exactly the same position, and we expect more of the same. Plus, we doubt Dallas will make 20 trifectas again anytime soon. So we’re giving the points with the Warriors Thursday night.
Free Pick: 
Take the Warriors -7
Wednesday May 25, 2022

Miami might own home-court advantage for this series but we believe Boston is the better team. The Celtics’ four wins over the Heat this season have come by 18, 30, 25 and 20 points while Miami’s three wins over Boston have come by eight, 11 and six points. Also, while we’re not big believers in the “zig-zag” theory of NBA playoff betting it’s a perfect 3-0 ATS in this series. So we like the Celtics to take Game 5. 

Free Pick: 
Take Boston +2
Tuesday May 24, 2022
We've been betting Golden State in this series because it’s the better team in this match-up on defense and on the boards, and Dallas is just too darn reliant on one guy on offense. Doncic scored 42 points in Game 2 and 40 in Game 3, and none of them mattered because he couldn’t get enough help from elsewhere. Would it be nice for the Warriors to clinch their Finals berth at home? Of course. But why mess around? We’re betting Golden State to close this series out Tuesday night.
 
Free Pick: 
Take Golden State -1
Monday May 23, 2022

We bet Miami Saturday because we figured this series was due for a close game. And although that’s not quite how Game 3 played out, it worked for us. The Heat stole Game 3 basically without Butler, but they’re really banged up at the moment and may feel rest is the best situational remedy. Even if Miami loses Monday night, it will still own home-court advantage for what would be a best-of-three series. Meanwhile, Boston probably won’t turn the ball over 24 times Monday night. We’re not big believers in the “zig-zag” theory of betting NBA playoff basketball, but it’s 2-0 ATS in this series, and we’re betting it in this spot. We like the Celtics here, minus the points.

Free Pick: 
Take the Celtics -7
Saturday May 21, 2022

Boston is probably the better team in this match-up and should win this game. But the Celtics probably won’t shoot 20/40 from 3-point land again anytime soon. Meanwhile, Miami is tough, and we love Jimmy Butler. Plus, this series is due for a nail-biter. So while we won’t call for the outright upset here, we are taking the Heat plus the points.  

Free Pick: 
Take Miami +6.5
Friday May 20, 2022

We played Golden State in Game 1 of this series because we believe it’s just the better team in this match-up, mainly on defense and on the boards, while Dallas is just a bit too dependent upon one guy for points. And that’s just how Game 1 played out. From there we don’t see much reason to believe Game 2 won’t play out along the same line. So we’re giving the points with the Warriors again for Game 2.   

Free Pick: 
Take Golden State +6
Thursday May 19, 2022

Boston beat Miami twice in the regular season by blow-out, leading one game by 18 at the half, winning another by 30, then led Tuesday's game at the half. Really, it was a 2/15 shooting stretch in the third quarter that may have cost the Celtics the game. Now, it looks like they're getting Smart back. We expect this series to go seven games and won't be surprised when Boston grabs Game 2 outright.    

Free Pick: 
Take the Celtics on the moneyline
Wednesday May 18, 2022

Golden State is the better team here, namely defensively and on the boards, with more options on the offensive end. Dallas, meanwhile, just seems a bit too dependent upon one guy to put the ball in the hole. We like the Warriors to win this series so we’re betting them to take this Game 1, too.  

Tuesday May 17, 2022

Boston outplayed Miami during their regular-season series, winning two of three meetings by blowouts. Also, the Celtics just played Sunday while Miami last played last Thursday, and it often seems playing more recently keeps teams sharper. Plus, the Heat might play a little shorthanded Tuesday night. We’re betting Boston to take Game 1. 

Free Pick: 
Take Boston +2
Thursday May 12, 2022

Phoenix is just the better team in this match-up, with more options on offense, while Dallas is just a little too dependent upon one guy. And Doncic can’t do it all by himself. So despite the home teams’ record in this series so far, we’re betting the Suns to take Game 6 and advance to the Western Conference finals. 

Free Pick: 
Take Phoenix -2
Tuesday May 10, 2022

Phoenix won and covered the first two games of this series at home at -6 and -6.5, and there’s little reason to believe something similar won’t happen Tuesday night. Also, Suns G Chris Paul scored just five points Sunday before fouling out; we expect a much more productive performance here. Also, Dallas hit 20/44 from 3-point range Sunday; we’re very dubious as to whether they can do that again Tuesday. We like Phoenix here, minus the points.

Free Pick: 
Take Phoenix -6
Monday May 09, 2022

We love Milwaukee’s battle-tested-ness; the Bucks won a bunch of big games last season on their way to the title and won another one Saturday. And while they’re playing without Middleton, they’re getting great play from their supporting cast. This one will probably be close too, but we like Milwaukee at home, giving the short spread.

Free Pick: 
Take Milwaukee

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