NBA Basketball Picks - Daily ATS Predictions

Do you like to bet on the games, but don't have enough time to properly handicap one game let alone the whole card? Do you find that your NBA picks don't win enough to turn a profit? Most beginners or novice sports bettors will answer "yes" to at least one of these questions. If that is you then you've come to the right place. If you didn't, then don't run off, we're sure that you could use our handicappers' opinions to get more of a consensus pick on the games or some tidbit on a matchup that you missed. Our team here at SBS use different methods to come up with their suggested point spread and total selections, but in the end each one offers up fully researched predictions that they feel offer the best wagering value on the betting board. Make sure you make SBS one of your daily stops for free betting predictions from the day's pro basketball card that you can bet on!

Wednesday Jan 30, 2019

Given the set-up, the Knicks may be worth a split-wager with half of a bet on the Money Line (+200) here. Though wins are few and far between with the Knicks, this may be a game that they actually can win. Be that as it may, the Knicks are indeed bound to take back inflated point spreads be their overall record on the season and what happened in Cleveland last night serves as any barometer of what could happen to teams like Washington who fare poorly on the road…the Knicks are offered at a bargain price here.

Free Pick: 
Take New York +6
Tuesday Jan 29, 2019

Playing the Cavaliers on the Money Line in either a split wager or an outright proposition could undoubtedly be justified here as an upset possibility is high in this one. Be that as it may, the Cavaliers will certainly keep this game competitive as all the ingredients will make it hard for Washington to ever create separation in this match-up.

Free Pick: 
Take Cleveland +7
Monday Jan 28, 2019

If you want to know what a zig-zag looks like this spot offers a fabulous example. Two weeks ago when the two teams met, most of the consensus was on the Celtics laying the road points to the Nets. Brooklyn would go to win impressively as an outright underdog, and now two weeks later they seem ripe for the plucking with an enhanced allotment of points. However, the last time Brooklyn came to Boston the Celtics laid waste to the Nets by a score of 116 to 95. Just like the build-up into this contest, the Nets were also a public darling that day as a 10.5-point pooch. Swallow the points.

Free Pick: 
Take Boston -10
Thursday Jan 24, 2019

Two weeks ago, the Wizards knocked off the Milwaukee Bucks (the team with the best record in the NBA) on their own court and followed this up by taking it to the Toronto Raptors to overtime before relinquishing a bitter two-point loss. Very simply, this team plays at a higher level in D.C., and their results in their recent home-stand (4-1 SU) would reinforce that. We have to like backing the Wizards here with enhanced points to work with.

Free Pick: 
Take Washington +10
Wednesday Jan 23, 2019

We trust that Miami will be able to cover this number here and earn their third straight cover while doing so. The Heat’s 26th-ranked scoring offense (106 points per game) usually is their Achilles heel which inhibits them from getting wins in defensive games they like to play. However, given the match-up here they should have no trouble feasting on some buckets and notching a more comfortable win at home.

Free Pick: 
Take Miami -5
Tuesday Jan 22, 2019

Toronto will throw their weight around in this contest and steamroll the Kings. Usually, it is an ill-advised practice to lay this kind of lumber but given the circumstances here it may actually be the opposite. Toronto could easily win this game by 20-plus points, and we trust they will cover here with ease.

Free Pick: 
Take Toronto -11
Monday Jan 21, 2019

Though it will not be a win to herald in by any means, the Bulls will be able to delight in finally getting the monkey off their back and ending their nasty skid. When you factor in Chicago’s ability to play better defense compared to their counterparts (a 2.3 point swing to their favor), the Bulls should be able to get the buckets they need to cover while they are at it as well.

Free Pick: 
Take Chicago -2
Sunday Jan 20, 2019

Given the travel constraints that are added into this equation, the Hornets will have a difficult time rolling up their sleeves to go muzzle-to-muzzle with the Pacers on their own court here. Indiana will avenge the earlier season loss against the Hornets sand they will do it style. This game has potential blowout written all over it and Indiana should cruise here to an easy victory and cover. Swallow the points.

Free Pick: 
Take Indiana -7.5
Friday Jan 18, 2019

Brooklyn may have indeed made a statement on Wednesday, and there is an excellent chance that this team does find itself sneaking into the playoffs perhaps as a seven or eight seed. However, Orlando is no team to sleep on, and they have made plenty of statements of their own already this season with some of the victories they have pulled off, as they have beaten Houston and Boston on their own court as well along with a victory in San Antonio. The Magic will submarine a surging Brooklyn team and get the win here.

Free Pick: 
Take Orlando -105
Thursday Jan 17, 2019

Sacramento’s inability to take advantage of free points compared to Charlotte makes the Hornets a quality play here with a low line to cover. However, this game could easily be settled by more than just a possession as Charlotte could potentially come out juiced in the first quarter and never look back against a Sacramento team prone to come in flat. Hornets win this one and cover easy while they do.

Free Pick: 
Take Charlotte -3
Thursday Jan 17, 2019

The Sixers have the more talented roster, but talent doesn't always win games in the NBA. The Pacers have won 14 of their first 19 home games of the season, and are quickly emerging as one of the top teams in the East. This should be a wildly entertaining game, but I'm putting my money on the Pacers.

Free Pick: 
Bet the Indiana Pacers -2.5
Wednesday Jan 16, 2019

This market opened with the Pistons laying a trey to the Magic. Given the fact that this game was forecasted to be settled by a bucket initially, we'll trade the points away to enhance our return here with a Money Line play. After all, we are getting the better team at the better price, and Orlando's road record is a bit of a misnomer with respect to the fact they beat Boston, San Antonio, and a LeBron James-led Los Angeles Lakers on their own court this season. We trust they will be able to get the job done against the Pistons.

Free Pick: 
Take Orlando +140
Tuesday Jan 15, 2019

Despite getting blown out by one of the best teams in the league on Sunday, the Hawks are priced as they were in that affair in this one as well. The number presented resonates with us as it implies that the market is reluctant to believe that Atlanta will not be able to cover the same amount again against another quality opponent. We have to like that position and will side accordingly. Hawks come in under the number.

Free Pick: 
Take Atlanta +9
Monday Jan 14, 2019

It is very tempting to trade the points in here and play this one outright as the upset possibility is significant in this game. However, we will play this one conservative and grab the points (though this would not be a bad game to split half of a wager on the Money Line). The Celtics continue to show that they are a dicey proposition on the road and the market is adept to this narrative. Thus, we see the Nets taking back a significantly less amount of points although the Celtics made the Nets look outclassed just a week ago. Nets cover this one if they don’t win outright.

Free Pick: 
Take Brooklyn +4.5
Sunday Jan 13, 2019

There was once a team that you had to pay to back the Knicks at home as Madison Square Garden is one of the most recognized venues in the world. However, given the Knicks fall from grace they are now a team that begs for action. On the contrary, Philadelphia used to be that team until they became a playoff-caliber outfit that some have even considered a Finals contender. It is for these reasons Philadelphia has produced a losing record against the spread this season (20-23) despite owning one of the best records in the East and why New York’s against the spread record (18-23) is far better than their straight-up mark. We’ll take advantage of a likely overlay here.

Free Pick: 
Take New York +6.5
Friday Jan 11, 2019

As a general rule of thumb, the Raptors are bound to be overpriced at home. However, given the variables here the opposite is likely to be the case. It is, for this reason, some of the sharper books have priced the Raptors a half-of-a-point higher here as they are taking a position that the Raps should cruise here. We couldn't agree more, and Toronto will win this one by substantial margins.

Free Pick: 
Take Toronto -9.5
Thursday Jan 10, 2019

Last year, the Heat snuck into the playoffs and made a poor showing when they were dominated in a gentleman's sweep by the Philadelphia 76ers in the first round. This contest will be an excellent venue for Miami to show that they are not a team to trifle with and we can expect them to be the more motivated and fresher team in this contest. Keep the points, we'll take the Heat outright.

Free Pick: 
Take Miami +115
Monday Jan 07, 2019

San Antonio loves to shoot the three, and they are the best in the league in doing so hitting 39.8% of their attempts. The bad news is they in a hostile environment against a Detroit club that is the best team in the league in shutting down the three-pointer as they allow opponents to shoot 31.7% from beyond the arc. When you combine this with Detroit's edge on the boards with Andre Drummond and Blake Griffin comprising their frontcourt, Detroit can play this contest on its terms. Pistons outright get the call.

Free Pick: 
Take Detroit +145

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