NBA Basketball Picks - Daily ATS Predictions
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There is a distinction between a playoff team and a lottery team, Miami will use this as a stage to pay all takers a clear reminder. Miami will take the Mavericks wire-to-gate and can win this one by 20 points easily. Swallow the points.
For those that wish to be a bit bold, the Bulls are +180 on the Money Line here, and I suggest maybe splitting your bet down the middle with half on the Money Line and half with the points. The upset possibility remains strong in this one, and it is very tempting to pull the trigger. No matter how you slice it, Chicago is going to give the Blazers trouble and they will cover while they do so.
Charlotte is going to come out swinging and leave it all on the court. Home court advantage will be an essential ingredient in determining the outcome, and if the data should provide any insight here, the Hornets are in prime position to stage another upset. We'll play this one outright.
The upset less orchestrated by the Cavaliers on the Bucks does not make Milwaukee look good in light of the fact they are known widely as the team with the best record in the NBA. Milwaukee will be highly motivated to set the record straight and right the ship here. Bucks win big here and cover easily as they do so.
The Jazz will rebound from the upset they endured on Thursday and responded with style. The fact that Chicago is priced as an even bigger dog compared to the fact they staged an upset in D.C. (a tough place for away teams to win) against the Wizards on their own court would suggest the market is not buying into Chicago's late-season tricks. Neither are we. The Jazz is the better team, and they will use this venue as an opportunity to demonstrate their supremacy.
We'll go ahead and trade the bucket away here and play this one outright. As we have highlighted already under most other circumstances, the Thunder would be the favored team had this game not been played in the Great White North. As a result of the premium alone that takers must endure backing the Raptors at home, we have the wrong team favored here. Oklahoma City will go forth and stage the upset much to the detest of the heavy public action that has poured in the Raptors.
The Bucks will bring their A-Game here and continue to dominate this series doing what the Cavaliers did to Milwaukee before King James left for Los Angeles. Bucks will surge to the front and never look back, I expect Milwaukee to win this one by perhaps 20 points.
This scenario sets up as an ideal position for the Hornets to submarine the 76ers. In addition to the other ingredients, the Sixers are set up for a colossal overreaction given what they achieved on Sunday in Milwaukee. There is a good chance Philly is looking past this game in preparation for tomorrow’s collision with Boston at home. Given the fact that they are sitting All-Star Center Joel Embiid for rest, it is without question that the Sixers are treating this game as a dress rehearsal compared to tomorrow’s showdown with Beantown. Charlotte will take advantage and get the win.
While the Wizards may not find themselves in the postseason unlike their counterparts, this team will certainly relish the opportunity to knock off a playoff team on their own court before their animated fan base. The Wizards will hone their home court advantage and stage an outright upset of the Jazz. Keep the points, we’ll play this one outright.
While both teams' playoff dreams seem to have been vanquished, the Wizards can take away a moral victory with a win here. The Wizards will win this game by several possessions and generate their seventh consecutive while they do so.
Indiana is the fresher team, and they have the ideal format to stop the dynamic duo of Paul George and Russell Westbrook. The Pacers defense will frustrate the Thunder and cash in on pivotal Oklahoma City Mistakes. We are only asked to spot a point to the Thunder, and that is true value. The Pacers will bully the Thunder right out of Indianapolis and could easily win this one by double digits.
Make no mistake about it, this is by no means a knock-down drag them out match-up of heavyweights, but there is still value to be had here nonetheless. The Grizzlies have had enough trouble on the road this year losing to teams that quite frankly they could have and perhaps should have beat. This contest will be another example of that narrative. Had the Grizzlies not been in such good form overall heading into this cross-conference collision, we would assuredly have seen them priced as a much larger underdog. Be that as it may, we’ll spot the point and cash in on a short-sold Hawks. Atlanta wins and covers here.
Given all that has transpired as of late with the LeBron James Project Season 1 being a flop, this game was circled on my calendar. For a team like the Bulls who many thought could be flirting with a top draft lottery pick, this team wants its coda to offer a dissenting argument. Very simply, motivation levels will be working in favor of the Bulls as a win here against the game's generational talent will bear far more significance compared to the Lakers who have all but written off this season. Chicago will get the win here that much we can wager on.
Some may argue that the Heat will be looking to atone for the bitter defeat they suffered against Toronto when the two sides last met in Miami earlier this season. However, the opposite will likely be this narrative can actually get the best of the Heat’s emotions. Toronto will be extra prepared for this contest as they will be more inclined to make sure they do not stub their toe here. After all, this is something the Raptors have done all season long as they have taken full advantage of weaker opposition. The Raptors will certainly miss the services of ALL-World Forward Kawhi Leonard but I believe their edge in overall talent will get them the money this afternoon.
Some may query the Nets potential to be upset here given the low-hanging fruit combined with a 14-17 SU away record, but I cannot see how. To keep it blunt, the Nets are the better team, and they will certainly show it in the ATL. Fortunately, all we have to do is lay just over a basket which is just fine considering the Nets could win this game easily by double-digit margins.
There must be something in the water in Chicago because the Bulls look nothing like a team that was expected to tank its way into a favorable position in the NBA Draft Lottery. Many anticipated the Bulls to continue to lose, but Chi-town didn't get the memo. This is a dangerous basketball team, and they will pull yet another upset here and submarine the playoff-bound Pistons. Not Unfortunately we were late posting this game preview.
Shaun Livingston also remains day-to-day for the Warriors, as they look to build some separation in the standings from the Nuggets. ESPN’s matchup predictor is giving the Warriors a 68.9 percent chance to win. We’re rolling with the Nuggets, as long as Thompson remains sidelined for the Warriors. The Warriors are going to win this game over the Nuggets.