NBA Basketball Picks - Daily ATS Predictions

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Monday May 07, 2018

LeBron James is on a mission. His play in this series, in particular, has been the difference between Cleveland dominating this playoff contest as he single-handedly won two games for Cleveland. In competitions of this magnitude with a home crowd behind them, you can expect The King to capitalize here and power the Cavs to another victory. The Raptors are demoralized, and there is excellent chance they can enter this fixture flat. This one could potentially get out of hand quickly if that is the case and thus there is tremendous upside in swallowing the points here.

Free Pick: 
Take the Cavaliers -5.5
Monday May 07, 2018

Veteran leadership and consistent play have Boston on the verge of pulling off the sweep in this series after winning the first three games as an underdog. I am not entirely sure if the Celtics can get out of Philadelphia with the SU win on Monday night, but I do like their chances to cover with the 6.5-point spread. A young and inconsistent Philly team may finally play to expectations for a full four quarters, but down 3-0, it could just as easily quit.

Free Pick: 
Take Boston +6.5
Saturday May 05, 2018

In just the span of one game, Toronto went from spotting seven points to taking back nearly five. As a whole, the swing is 11.5 points that is a superfluous number considering we are dealing with the top seed of the East. Nevertheless, Cleveland’s surge in the first two games has many analysts pondering if the Raptors will indeed get swept. With such hyperbole manifesting, Cleveland takers can find themselves getting caught up in the hype and as a result paying more to back the Cavs. We’ll fade the overlay and take the points.

Free Pick: 
Take Toronto +4.5
Thursday May 03, 2018

Targeting overreactions is a significant practice that we preach. The Game One result sets up a scenario where such an overreaction can take shape on Cleveland. Presently, it looks like the public is reluctant to buy into the verity of the Game One result. However, there is a good chance that we will see some late steam pour in on Cleveland as the road points look quite appetizing after their thrilling win in Game One. The media machine speaking about the legacy of LeBron James only further enhances the likelihood of such a scenario. This Raptors team is far better than the Toronto teams that Cleveland has defeated in playoffs past, and they will prove that with an impressive rebound win here.

Free Pick: 
Take Toronto -6.5
Wednesday May 02, 2018

I was impressed with Utah's play against Russell Westbrook and the Thunder in the opening series, but it is going to have its hand's full trying to slow down Harden and the high-powered Rockets for as many games as this series last. Houston knows that getting wins on the road against the Jazz will be a much more onerous task, so I am expecting another solid effort this Wednesday night at home to cover the current 11-point spread.

Free Pick: 
Take Houston -11
Tuesday May 01, 2018

Truth be told, neither side offers tremendous equity in this contest. On the one hand, Toronto is prone to being overvalued because they have been a beast on their home court all season long, as well as the top seed. Contrarily, Cleveland is also in a spot where they can have their value inflated, as well. The Cavaliers are the still the top dog of this conference even if they are the lowest surviving seed remaining in the playoffs. This is because they have been the team on top for the last three seasons. Fortunately, we have seen a significant lean on the Under in this contest despite the fact it has all the rudiments to be an explosive offensive-oriented affair. LeBron James alone can catalyze Cleveland's offense, and Toronto's offense has been firing on all cylinders throughout their campaign. Therefore, book the Over.

Free Pick: 
Take Over 214.5
Monday Apr 30, 2018

The 76ers come into this series healthy and well-rested, but it is still going to be tested right out of the gate as slight road favorites. This is still a very young team playing veteran ball club that knows how to defend its home turf. Boston could be a bit worn down given the length of its first series, but I am going to take the 2.5 points and take the Celtics to cover on Monday night to set the tone in this series opener as the higher seed.

Free Pick: 
Take Boston +2.5
Sunday Apr 29, 2018

LeBron James is one of the most clutch players in NBA history. In fact, no player has hit more game-winning shots than the King himself. With his presence on the court, the Cavaliers have the acumen and know-how to win this pivotal contest. When you couple this with the fact the public is smothering Indiana by virtue of Game Six’s result, the overreaction is setting up a rare value play on a true heavyweight.

Free Pick: 
Take Cleveland -5.5
Friday Apr 27, 2018

Given the fact the Raptors are the top dog of the Eastern Conference it is very easy to jump on them here at a price that looks too good be to true. However, home court advantage has been of the essence in this series, and given the fact Washington will be playing with a sense of desperation here, they offer excellent value spotting just a bucket. The Wizards won both their playoff wins at home by margins of eight and twenty-one, so there is plenty of upside taking them here.

Free Pick: 
Take Washington -2
Wednesday Apr 25, 2018

The expectation here is that Cleveland will make the most of this virtual three-game series now that the cobwebs have been removed. The lofty standards that this franchise is held to inflict plenty of premiums on takers who wish to back them. This is why the Cleveland against the spread record is among the worst in the league especially in comparison to how well they have played all year long. We’ll grab the inflated points.

Free Pick: 
Take Indiana +6.5
Wednesday Apr 25, 2018

The Timberwolves caused quite a stir with their upset in Game 3, but the balance of power has been restored in this No. 8 vs. No. 1 tilt with Monday’s return to dominance by Houston. The total went OVER in Game 4 with an uptick in scoring by the Rockets that had been missing in the first three matchups. This combination sets the stage for another high-scoring affair that propels Houston to the next round with a victory in Game 5 both SU and ATS.

Free Pick: 
Take Houston -12
Tuesday Apr 24, 2018

They called Game Three a swing game because the fact Milwaukee had two games at home afforded the Bucks the opportunity to sway the momentum in this series back in their favor. The Bucks have done just that and in doing so have established a blueprint for success against the vaunted Boston defense. The Bucks are riding a hot hand, and there is an excellent chance here that this team can pull off the upset outright and move into the Conference Semifinals. Milwaukee has not done well on the road this year, but the market has still offered up a number identical to what we saw in Game Two. There is a great chance of an outright win here so we'll trade the bucket for the better odds.

Free Pick: 
Take Milwaukee +135
Monday Apr 23, 2018

The top team in the NBA got punched in the mouth on Saturday night in that unexpected loss. I fully expect Harden and Co. to bounce back in a big way on Monday night with a performance more in line with the way the Rockets played over the second half of the season to achieve their lofty 65-17 record. Not to take anything away from Minnesota and the deep talent on this team, my ‘best bet’ pick for Game 4 is Houston SU and ATS.

Free Pick: 
Take Houston -6 (DS)
Sunday Apr 22, 2018

If anything can be deduced from Game Three, it could be inferred that the Bucks are a different animal in Milwaukee. Their Game Three victory ignited what Milwaukee needed to get back into this series. Too many takers, Boston is still the better team and alas the win may have been merely a fluke to many. However, the momentum Milwaukee will carry into Game Four will once again allow this team to equal the series by yet another decisive margin. Swallow the points.

Free Pick: 
Take Milwaukee -4.5
Saturday Apr 21, 2018

We are going to target a clear-cut overreaction here based on the Game Three result. However, Miami has the playoff experience and knows the importance of this game. Falling behind 3-1 with two of the three remaining games going to Philly will put any hopes of Miami winning this series in serious jeopardy. Expect Miami to offer a spirited effort here. Given the initial low point spread in this market, another upset may be in the works here. Therefore we will trade the points away and take the Heat outright on the Money Line.

Free Pick: 
Take Miami +165 (KF)
Friday Apr 20, 2018

The number presented here is no illusion. The Bucks without question play at a higher level when they are at home, and the market is adept at this despite the fact Milwaukee was pummeled in Game Two. However, the points look too appetizing to the naked eye, and as a result, we will see the public get all over the dog in this contest. Generally speaking, these kinds of propositions often wreak havoc on the masses. Milwaukee will respond to Game Two with a convincing win of their own here in Game Three.

Free Pick: 
Take Milwaukee -6
Wednesday Apr 18, 2018

We usually would urge takers to stay clear of Cleveland given the premiums they are bound to inflict upon punters especially at home. However, given the fact that Indiana orchestrated a statement victory in Game One an overreaction is bound to occur here on the Pacers. Thus, we will fade the public here and swallow the points.

Free Pick: 
Take Cleveland -8
Wednesday Apr 18, 2018

Minnesota is going to need a significant effort from all its top players to keep things close again on Wednesday night since I cannot see the Rockets have another poor night shooting three-point shots. I am tempted to take the 10.5 points on the spread with the Timberwolves covering again, but my ‘best bet' pick for Game 2 is the OVER on the 214.5-point total line.

Free Pick: 
Take the Over 214.5
Tuesday Apr 17, 2018

Targeting overreactions is a practice that we preach. When such substantial action rolls in on an underdog, this is a good sign that such an event is taking place. The bottom line is that Milwaukee's performance in Game One makes them seem like a delectable play here in their follow-up in Game Two with points involved. However, a hard-fought loss such as the one Milwaukee endured only sets them up for a more significant let-down here in Game Two. Boston's defense clamped down when it had to in Game One to secure the victory. They will do so here in Game Two and win this one decisively. Swallow the points.

Free Pick: 
Take Boston -3
Monday Apr 16, 2018

The Spurs have been a horrible road team the entire season, and that was rather evident in their Game 1 loss. Turning things around in just two days is going to be a tall task for a team on pace for an early exit from the postseason. That said, with the spread for this game a bit wider than Saturday's opener, I am banking on a much better effort from San Antonio as a seasoned playoff team to cover with the 10 points.

Free Pick: 
Take San Antonio +10

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