10 games tonight, lots of roughies, lots of value…

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“Play it Safe” Picks:

NBA Picks of the Day

LA Lakers @ Indiana – Indiana -3.5 @1.22 – LOSS

LA Clippers @ Philadelphia – LA Clippers @1.23 – WIN

Denver @ Brooklyn – Denver +9.5 @1.20 – WIN

Toronto @ Detroit – Detroit +12.5 @1.20 – LOSS

Orlando @ Atlanta – Atlanta -4.5 @1.57 – LOSS

Portland @ Memphis – Portland +13.5 @1.35 – WIN

Oklahoma @ Phoenix – Oklahoma 11+ @1.70  – WIN

“Feeling Lucky” Picks:

NBA Picks of the Day

Denver @ Brooklyn – Denver 1-10 @2.80 – LOSS

Orlando @ Atlanta – Atlanta 1-10 @2.50 – LOSS

Portland @ Memphis – Memphis 1-10 @2.40  – LOSS

New Orleans @ Minnesota – New Orleans +6.5 @1.57  – WIN

Oklahoma @ Phoenix – Oklahoma -13.5 @1.99  – WIN

*All dates are U.S

Tonight’s 5 Games:

Chicago @ CharlotteSacramento @ ClevelandLA Lakers @ IndianaLA Clippers @ PhiladelphiaDenver @ BrooklynToronto @ DetroitOrlando @ AtlantaPortland @ MemphisNew Orleans @ MinnesotaOklahoma @ Phoenix
200px-Chicago_Bulls_logo_svg
W L HOME ROAD
27 23 16-9 11-14

Last 6:

@ Timberwolves L 112-105
@ Nuggets L 115-110
@ Kings W 107-102
@ Jazz L 105-96
@ Clippers L 120-93
@ Lakers W 114-91

Charlotte-Hornets_new_logo
W L HOME ROAD
25 26 18-9 7-17

Last 6:

vs Wizards W 108-104
vs Heat L 98-95
vs Cavaliers W 106-97
@ Lakers W 101-82
@ Trail Blazers L 109-91
@ Jazz L 102-73

Points +/- Rank

RK TEAM OWN OPP DIFF
15 Chicago 101.6 101.6 0.0
12 Charlotte 101.6 101.2 +0.4

Picks against the spread

Spread Spr/Pick O/U Points O/U Pick Result
Charlotte-Hornets_new_logo 200px-Chicago_Bulls_logo_svg kiMbeMxeT 2000px-PES-Red-Arrow.svg Charlotte-Hornets_new_logo
-6.0  +11 204.0 204.5  108-91

The Say

Uh oh, it’s the Bulls….. With Jimmy Butler down, this team can’t be trusted anymore than before. Tough on the road to Charlotte. The Hornets are almost at full strength, should get it done at home.

Best Bet: Charlotte WIN @1.41

Feeling Lucky: Chicago Under 99.5 @1.54

Sacramento_Kings_Logo
W L HOME ROAD
21 30 13-13 8-17

Last 6:

@ Celtics L 128-119
@ Nets L 128-119
vs Bulls L 107-102
vs Bucks W 111-104
@ Grizzlies L 121-117
@ Pelicans L 114-105

Cleveland_Cavaliers_Logo
W L HOME ROAD
36 14 20-4 16-10

Last 6:

vs Pelicans W 99-84
vs Celtics L 104-103
@ Hornets L 106-97
@ Pacers W 111-106
vs Spurs W 117-103
@ Pistons W 114-106

Points +/- Rank

RK TEAM OWN OPP DIFF
20 Sacramento 106.8 108.5 -1.7
4 Cleveland 102.2 96.6 +5.6

Picks against the spread

Spread Spr/Pick O/U Points O/U Pick Result
Cleveland_Cavaliers_Logo Sacramento_Kings_Logo kiMbeMxeT yikMpeBiE Cleveland_Cavaliers_Logo
-12  +15 219.0  215.5  120-100

The Say

Sacramento are feeling the pressure with Coach Karl on his last legs…. Not again. This game is not a lock with Boogie, Rondo and maybe Gay still formidable enough to get an upset. Cleveland have a great home record but this will be closer than expected.

Best Bet: Sacramento +15

Feeling Lucky: Cleveland 1-10

Los_Angeles_Lakers_Logo
W L HOME ROAD
11 42 6-18 5-24

Last 6:

@ Spurs L 106-102
@ Pelicans W 99-96
vs Timberwolves W 119-115
vs Hornets L 101-82
@ Clippers L 105-93
vs Bulls L 114-91

250px-Indiana_Pacers_1990.svg
W L HOME ROAD
27 24 16-8 11-16

Last 6:

vs Pistons W 112-104
@ Hawks L 102-96
@ Nets W 114-100
vs Cavaliers L 111-106
vs Nuggets W 109-105
vs Hawks W 111-92

Points +/- Rank

RK TEAM OWN OPP DIFF
29 LA Lakers 96.4 106.2 -9.8
8 Indiana 103.0 100.2 +2.8

Picks against the spread

Spread Spr/Pick O/U Points O/U Pick Result
250px-Indiana_Pacers_1990.svg Los_Angeles_Lakers_Logo kiMbeMxeT 2000px-PES-Red-Arrow.svg 250px-Indiana_Pacers_1990.svg
 -11.5 +14 205.5 205.5  89-87

The Say

Kobe is winding back the clock and making us think he still has another season or two left… no way. This will be easy for the Pacers, great record at home is worth considering.

Best Bet: Indiana -3.5 @1.22

Feeling Lucky: Indiana 11+ @1.80

Los_Angeles_Clippers_logo
W L HOME ROAD
34 17 17-8 17-9

Last 6:

@ Heat W 100-93
@ Magic W 107-93
vs Timberwolves L 108-102
vs Bulls W 120-93
vs Lakers W 105-93
@ Hawks W 85-83

Philadelphia_76ers_Logo

W L HOME ROAD
8 43 5-19 3-24

Last 6:

vs Nets W 103-98
@ Wizards L 106-94
vs Hawks L 124-86
vs Warriors L 108-105
@ Pistons L 110-97
vs Suns W 113-103

Points +/- Rank

RK TEAM OWN OPP DIFF
7 LA Clippers 104.3 100.3 +4.0
30 Philadelphia 94.9 105.3 -10.4

Picks against the spread

Spread Spr/Pick O/U Points O/U Pick Result
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-9.0 +18 205.5 205.5 98-92 OT (88-88)

The Say

The only thing Philly have going for them here is that the Clippers may be fatigued after their game last night. Feels like LA have been on the road for a month but this shouldn’t be any concern.

Best Bet: LA Clippers WIN @1.23

Feeling Lucky: LA Clippers -8.5 @1.86

Denver_Nuggets_Logo
W L HOME ROAD
21 31 11-15 10-16

Last 6:

@ Knicks W 101-96
vs Bulls W 115-110
@ Jazz L 85-81
vs Raptors W 112-93
@ Pacers L 109-105
@ Wizards W 117-113

Brooklyn_Nets_Logo
W L HOME ROAD
13 39 9-20 4-19

Last 6:

@ 76ers L 103-98
vs Kings W 128-119
vs Pacers L 114-100
vs Pistons L 105-100
@ Pelicans L 105-103
@ Mavericks L 91-79

Points +/- Rank

RK TEAM OWN OPP DIFF
24 Denver 100.4 103.8 -3.4
28 Brooklyn 96.3 103.5 -7.2

Picks against the spread

Spread Spr/Pick O/U Points O/U Pick Result
Denver_Nuggets_Logo Brooklyn_Nets_Logo kiMbeMxeT 2000px-PES-Red-Arrow.svg Brooklyn_Nets_Logo
-2.0  +8 204.5  204.5  105-104

The Say

Denver are a tipster’s dream team with their ability to upsets on the road and stay within winning situations in most games. Mike Malone isn’t that bad of a coach after all. The Nets are just about to blow up and no matter what happens, Denver will be right in there.

Best Bet: Denver +9.5 @1.20

Feeling Lucky: Denver 1-10 @2.80

tor
W L HOME ROAD
34 16 18-6 16-10

Last 6:

@ Trail Blazers W 110-103
@ Suns W 104-97
@ Nuggets L 112-93
vs Pistons W 111-107
vs Knicks W 103-93
vs Wizards W 106-89

Detroit_Pistons_Logo
W L HOME ROAD
27 25 16-8 11-17

Last 6:

@ Pacers L 112-104
vs Knicks W 111-105
@ Celtics L 102-95
@ Nets W 105-100
@ Raptors L 111-107
vs Cavaliers L 114-106

Points +/- Rank

RK TEAM OWN OPP DIFF
5 Toronto 101.6 97.2 +4.4
11 Detroit 102.2 100.9 +1.3

Picks against the spread

Spread Spr/Pick O/U Points O/U Pick Result
tor Detroit_Pistons_Logo kiMbeMxeT yikMpeBiE tor
 -1.5 +8 205.0  205.0 103-89

The Say

Detroit have shown they are hard to beat at home with the only losses coming against the top teams from both conferences. In saying that, the Raptors fit that criteria, being the form team in 2016. They were able to get past a tough Blazers side away so winning tonight at the Palace can add to their growing Eastern Conference finals credentials.

Best Bet: Detroit +12.5 @1.20

Feeling Lucky: Either team by less than 7 @2.50

Orlando_magic_logo
W L HOME ROAD
22 28 14-12 8-16

Last 6:

vs Hawks W 96-94
vs Clippers L 107-93
@ Thunder L 117-114
@ Spurs L 107-92
vs Celtics W 119-114
@ Celtics L 113-94

Atlanta_Hawks_2015_Primary_Logo
W L HOME ROAD
30 23 17-8 13-15

Last 6:

@ Magic L 96-94
vs Pacers W 102-96
@ 76ers W 124-86
vs Mavericks W 112-97
@ Heat L 105-87
@ Pacers L 111-92

Points +/- Rank

RK TEAM OWN OPP DIFF
19 Orlando 99.2 100.8 -1.6
9 Atlanta 102.2 99.6 +2.6

Picks against the spread

Spread Spr/Pick O/U Points O/U Pick Result
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Orlando_magic_logo
-8.5  -4.5 200.5  200.5  117-110 OT (101-101)

The Say

Atlanta is looking to make this 6 wins from 7 games at Phillips Arena, and although Orlando beat them last time out after some Vucevic heroics, there is little to sway us against a Hawks home win in this back to back. They need to, because they sure as hell aren’t winning on the road.

Best Bet: Atlanta -4.5 @1.57.

Feeling Lucky: Atlanta 1-10 @2.50.

Portland_Trail_Blazers.svg
W L HOME ROAD
25 27 15-11 10-16

Last 6:

@ Rockets W 96-79
vs Raptors L 110-103
vs Bucks W 107-95
vs Timberwolves W 96-93
vs Hornets W 109-91
vs Kings W 112-97

Memphis_Grizzlies.svg
W L HOME ROAD
30 21 19-8 11-13

Last 6:

vs Mavericks L 114-110
@ Knicks W 91-85
@ Pelicans W 110-95
vs Kings W 121-117
vs Bucks W 103-83
vs Magic W 108-102

Points +/- Rank

RK TEAM OWN OPP DIFF
13 Portland 102.0 101.8 +0.2
17 Memphis 97.8 99.0 -1.2

Picks against the spread

Spread Spr/Pick O/U Points O/U Pick Result
Memphis_Grizzlies.svg Portland_Trail_Blazers.svg kiMbeMxeT yikMpeBiE Portland_Trail_Blazers.svg
 -4.0  +13.5 198.5  198.5  112-106 OT (102-102)

The Say

Lillard and McCollum have carved themselves a nice little backcourt in Portland, and are putting the detractors who gave them little chance of success this season in their place. The smart money is on the Grizzlies to lock down home court, with a hobbling Gasol and fellow big man Randolph to do enough for the W, but expect the Blazers to keep it close.

Best Bet: Portland +13.5 @1.35.

Feeling Lucky: Memphis 1-10 @2.40.

New_orleans_pelicans_nba_logo
W L HOME ROAD
18 32 13-12 5-20

Last 6:

@ Cavaliers L 99-84
vs Lakers L 99-96
@ Spurs L 110-97
vs Grizzlies L 110-95
vs Nets W 105-103
vs Kings W 114-105

Minnesota_Timberwolves_Logo
W L HOME ROAD
16 36 8-18 8-18

Last 6:

vs Bulls W 112-105
@ Clippers W 108-102
@ Lakers L 119-115
@ Trail Blazers L 96-93
@ Jazz L 103-90
vs Thunder L 126-123

Points +/- Rank

RK TEAM OWN OPP DIFF
23 New Orleans 102.0 105.0 -3.0
25 Minnesota 100.1 103.7 -3.6

Picks against the spread

Spread Spr/Pick O/U Points O/U Pick Result
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-1.5  +6.5 210.5  210.5  116-102

The Say

Both teams are on the up, with some exciting young talent. Which also means that they are up and down, and cause problems for the tipsters. Put them both on the court together, and you may as well toss a coin.
With Gordon and Evans out the Pelicans, and the Wolves with their own injury worries, flip that coin and walk away, don’t even bother looking at it.

Best Bet: New Orleans +6.5 @1.57.

Feeling Lucky: New Orleans WIN @2.03.

Oklahoma_City_Thunder_Logo
W L HOME ROAD
38 14 24-5 14-9

Last 6:

@ Warriors L 116-108
vs Magic W 117-114
vs Wizards W 114-98
vs Rockets W 116-108
@ Timberwolves W 126-123
@ Knicks W 128-122

Phoenix Suns Logo 201516
W L HOME ROAD
14 38 10-16 4-22

Last 6:

vs Jazz L 98-89
vs Rockets L 111-105
vs Raptors L 104-97
@ Mavericks L 91-78
@ Knicks L 102-84
@ Cavaliers L 115-93

Points +/- Rank

RK TEAM OWN OPP DIFF
3 Oklahoma 109.7 101.9 +7.8
27 Phoenix 100.3 106.4 -6.1

Picks against the spread

Spread Spr/Pick O/U Points O/U Pick Result
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-13.0  -11.0 217.5 217.5  122-106

The SayGIF-Bowling-FAIL

OKC should do this in a canter. The Suns have lost 22 of the last 24 games of NBA basketball that they have played, and are still without leading scorers Bledsoe and Knight.

Time to go bowling again Phoenix.

Best Bet: Oklahoma 11+ @1.70.

Feeling Lucky: Oklahoma -13.5 @1.99.