NBA Basketball Picks - Daily ATS Predictions
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Quite frankly, I wouldn't be shocked if the Pistons actually won this game. However, I am confident that the Pistons will see this affair as a prime chance to end Philly's reign of terror against them. Even if Detroit does not stage an upset, they will be competitive enough to come in under the lofty figure. Grab the points.
To some, it will genuinely be inexplicable how a playoff-bound team like Miami, who has also been a cash cow in this series as of late, is a small dog here against the lottery-bound Pelicans. However, to me, this line wreaks of a trap bet if one were to get behind the Heat. New Orleans has been a much more formidable squad ever since Zion Williamson made his debut for the ‘Cans and I trust his folklore will continue to grow with a win here against the Heat. I’ll lay the measly bucket with confidence here.
If I am frank, this line looked fishy from the first moment I saw it. After all, the Jazz has been dominant in this series as of late, and they have had little trouble covering against this squad laying bigger numbers. However, I suspect New York will be looking to expand on what it has recently and make some waves down the back-stretch despite being long removed from the playoff conversation. The Jazz has a match with Boston on Friday in what will be a high-profile bout in Beantown. I can't help but wonder if they will get tripped up looking past these pesky Knicks. Be that as it may, I’ll take the points.
All season long, the Thunder have been a bit of a revelation and an ATS darling. I can't help but think that the Thunder getting all these points on the road makes them look too easy here and perhaps could be a pure "trap bet." I wouldn't be surprised if the combination of Milwaukee's home-court advantage and OKC's fatigue results in Milwaukee clobbering Oklahoma City. I'll swallow the points.
I know that the Blazers will be without Dame, but this line here wreaks of trouble if one were to lay the points. In light of New Orleans pretty much dominating this series and being kind to takers as of late, the 'Cans are laying the same amount of points to Portland even without their best player? I am not biting. At the end of the day, New Orleans has had its woes on the road (12-15 SU in away games), and the Pelicans are known for their robust home court presence. Both of these narratives will be instrumental in the outcome. I’ll pass on the bucket and play Rip City outright on the Money Line.
With Golden State's recent acquisition of Guard/Forward Andrew Wiggins, there is little question that the Warriors have their sights set on next season. After all, Golden State was eviscerated due to free agency and injuries striking down their core nucleus, which enabled them to be a dynasty in the late 2010s. Phoenix has been kicked around as a result of Golden State's supremacy, most notably within the Pacific Division. However, situationally this game sets up for the Suns to get a win at home before its fan base to avenge the woes of the past. Motivation will be high with the Suns, and I expect them to win this one with an exclamation point, perhaps easily by double digits.
Earlier this year, Atlanta was riding a nasty skid and found itself as a mid-range favorite when it hosted the Golden State Warriors at home. The Hawks went on to end a double-digit losing streak and crushed the W's by nearly 30 points. I expect a similar situation to unfold here with the Timberwolves. After all, they just failed to cash in as a small favorite on Monday, where they lost yet again and are now being asked to spot five more points by contrast. This resonates strongly with me and suggests that Minnesota may actually win this game by a considerable margin, but we can grab them at a fraction of the price. That is how I will play this one.
The high Over/Under (241) would lead me to believe that this game has all the makings of a real shootout. In such a spot, it is also advantageous to be working with the points. Sure, the suspensions handed out to Grizzlies personnel doesn't help the cause (especially with Jackson, a 17.7 point-per-game producer being forced to sit), but I still think way too much stock is being placed in that. After all, New Orleans' defensive play speaks for itself, and as long as the Grizzlies have Ja Morant and Dillon Brooks in their rolls, Memphis' offense will still be able to take advantage and likely pick up where they left off. I wouldn't be shocked if the Grizzlies won this one outright, but I'll take the points.