Just the 4 games, will the Mamba show up again?

See the most recent expert parlays and picks for the NBA.

“Play it Safe” Picks:

NBA Picks of the Day

New York @ Detroit – New York +11.5 @$1.41 – WIN

Houston @ Phoenix – Houston -3.5 @$1.46- WIN

LA Lakers @ New Orleans – LA Lakers+16.5 @1.34- WIN

Toronto @ Portland – Portland +4.5 @1.51- LOSS

“Feeling Lucky” Picks:

NBA Picks of the Day

New York @ Detroit – Carmelo Anthony Over 22.5 @$1.94 – LOSS (19 points)

Houston @ Phoenix – Over 214.5 @$2.00- WIN

Toronto @ Portland – Portland WIN @1.88- LOSS

*All dates are U.S

Tonight’s 5 Games:

New York @ DetroitHouston @ PhoenixLA Lakers @ New OrleansToronto @ Portland
200px-New_York_Knicks_logo_svg
W L HOME ROAD
23 28 14-12 9-16

Last 6:

vs Celtics L 97-89
vs Warriors L 116-95
vs Suns W 102-84
@ Raptors L 103-93
vs Thunder L 128-122
@ Hornets L 97-84

Detroit_Pistons_Logo
W L HOME ROAD
26 24 15-8 11-16

Last 6:

@ Celtics L 102-95
@ Nets W 105-100
@ Raptors L 111-107
vs Cavaliers L 114-106
vs 76ers W 110-97
@ Jazz W 95-92

Points +/- Rank

RK TEAM OWN OPP DIFF
21 New York 99.2 101.1 -1.9
10 Detroit 102.1 100.6 +1.5

Picks against the spread

Spread Spr/Pick O/U Points O/U Pick Result
Detroit_Pistons_Logo 200px-New_York_Knicks_logo_svg kiMbeMxeT yikMpeBiE Detroit_Pistons_Logo
-5.0 +12 203.0  203.0 111-105

The Say

The Knicks won this corresponding matchup at MSG earlier this season. However, the Pistons at home are a different team. Detroit are a little banged up and could be with KCP and with the Knicks having the extra days rest, it could be too close to call.

Best Bet: New York +11.5 @$1.41

Feeling Lucky: Carmelo Anthony Over 22.5 @$1.94

Houston_Rockets_Logo
W L HOME ROAD
26 25 16-12 10-13

Last 6:

vs Heat W 115-102
vs Wizards L 123-122
@ Thunder L 116-108
@ Spurs L 130-99
@ Pelicans W 112-111
vs Mavericks W 115-104

Phoenix Suns Logo 201516
W L HOME ROAD
14 36 10-14 4-22

Last 6:

vs Raptors L 104-97
@ Mavericks L 91-78
@ Knicks L 102-84
@ Cavaliers L 115-93
@ 76ers L 113-103
vs Hawks W 98-95

Points +/- Rank

RK TEAM OWN OPP DIFF
17 Houston 105.3 106.5 -1.2
27 Phoenix 100.5 106.5 -6

Picks against the spread

Spread Spr/Pick O/U Points O/U Pick Result
Houston_Rockets_Logo Phoenix Suns Logo 201516 kiMbeMxeT yikMpeBiE Houston_Rockets_Logo
-9.0 +12 213.5 213.5 111-105

The Say

The Suns are basically throwing out their D-League team nowadays and could be ready to trade disgruntled forward Morris. The Rockets leave so much to be desired on the defensive end and with the Phoenix kids running around, expect a high scoring affair.

Best Bet: Houston -3.5 @$1.46

Feeling Lucky: Over 214.5 @$2.00

Los_Angeles_Lakers_Logo
W L HOME ROAD
10 41 6-18 4-23

Last 6:

vs Timberwolves W 119-115
vs Hornets L 101-82
@ Clippers L 105-93
vs Bulls L 114-91
vs Mavericks L 92-90
@ Trail Blazers L 121-103

New_orleans_pelicans_nba_logo
W L HOME ROAD
18 30 13-11 5-19

Last 6:

@ Spurs L 110-97
vs Grizzlies L 110-95
vs Nets W 105-103
vs Kings W 114-105
vs Rockets L 112-111
vs Bucks W 116-99

Points +/- Rank

RK TEAM OWN OPP DIFF
29 LA Lakers 96.3 106.4 -10.1
22 New Orleans 102.6 105.1 -2.5

Picks against the spread

Spread Spr/Pick O/U Points O/U Pick Result
New_orleans_pelicans_nba_logo Los_Angeles_Lakers_Logo kiMbeMxeT 2000px-PES-Red-Arrow.svg Los_Angeles_Lakers_Logo
 -10.5 +15 208.5  208.5  99-96

The Say

The Lakers have another trip planned to New Orleans later in the season so its highly likely Kobe will sit this one out. Then again after his performance the other night, he might as well make it down to Bourbon Street. The Pelicans are down Gordon and Evans but anything is possible when AD is on the court.

Best Bet: LA Lakers+16.5 @1.34

Feeling Lucky: New Orleans 1-10 @2.45

tor
W L HOME ROAD
33 16 18-6 15-10

Last 6:

@ Suns W 104-97
@ Nuggets L 112-93
vs Pistons W 111-107
vs Knicks W 103-93
vs Wizards W 106-89
vs Clippers W 112-94

Portland_Trail_Blazers.svg

W L HOME ROAD
24 26 15-10 9-16

Last 6:

vs Bucks W 107-95
vs Timberwolves W 96-93
vs Hornets W 109-91
vs Kings W 112-97
vs Lakers W 121-103
vs Hawks L 104-98

Points +/- Rank

RK TEAM OWN OPP DIFF
5 Toronto 101.4 97 +4.4
15 Portland 102.1 102.1 0

Picks against the spread

Spread Spr/Pick O/U Points O/U Pick Result
Portland_Trail_Blazers.svg tor kiMbeMxeT yikMpeBiE tor
-1.0  +7 203.0  203.0  110-103

The Say

This is a hard one to split as both teams are in good form. The Blazers have won the past 7 against the Raptors at home, although, those losses would have occurred in an era of Aldridge and Matthews in the line up. Both teams have got 1-2 punches at the guard positions, will be too hard to pick a clear favourite.

Best Bet: Portland +4.5 @1.51

Feeling Lucky: Portland WIN @1.88