Full schedule of 11 games tonight, we’re on Jokic watch…

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“Play it Safe” Picks:

NBA Picks of the Day

“Sure Things” – in RED

Cleveland @ Charlotte – Cleveland -4.5 @1.35. – LOSS

Atlanta @ Philadelphia – Philadelphia +15.5 @1.30.- LOSS

Detroit @ Boston – Detroit +9.5 @1.45. – WIN

Indiana @ Brooklyn – Over 191.5 @1.33.- WIN

Golden State @ Washington – Under 235.5 @1.30.- LOSS

Orlando @ Oklahoma – Orlando +18.5 @1.29.- WIN

Denver @ Utah – Denver +10.5 @1.50.- WIN

Minnesota @ LA Clippers – Clippers -7.5 @1.48.- LOSS

“Feeling Lucky” Picks:

NBA Picks of the Day

Cleveland @ Charlotte – Cleveland 11+ @2.03.- LOSS

Detroit @ Boston – Either team by less than 7.5 @2.58.- WIN

Golden State @ Washington – Golden State -7 @1.48.- WIN

Denver @ Utah – Utah 1-10 @2.40.- WIN

Minnesota @ LA Clippers – Clippers 11+ @1.78.- LOSS

Miami @ Dallas – Heat +4.5 @1.91.- WIN

Chicago @ Sacramento – Bulls WIN @2.56.- WIN

*All dates are U.S

Tonight’s 7 Games:

Cleveland @ CharlotteAtlanta @ PhiladelphiaDetroit @ BostonIndiana @ BrooklynGolden State @ WashingtonOrlando @ OklahomaMiami @ DallasNew Orleans @ San AntonioDenver @ UtahChicago @ SacramentoMinnesota @ LA Clippers
Cleveland_Cavaliers_Logo
W L HOME ROAD
35 12 19-3 16-9

Last 6:

@ Pacers W 111-106
vs Spurs W 117-103
@ Pistons W 114-106
vs Suns W 115-93
vs Timberwolves W 114-107
vs Bulls L 96-83

Charlotte-Hornets_new_logo
W L HOME ROAD
23 25 16-8 7-17

Last 6:

@ Lakers W 101-82
@ Trail Blazers L 109-91
@ Jazz L 102-73
@ Kings W 129-128
vs Knicks W 97-84
@ Magic W 120-116

Points +/- Rank

RK TEAM OWN OPP DIFF
4 Cleveland 102.4 96.5 +5.9
13 Charlotte 101.6 101.3 +0.3

Picks against the spread

Spread Spr/Pick O/U Points O/U Pick Result
Cleveland_Cavaliers_Logo Charlotte-Hornets_new_logo kiMbeMxeT 2000px-PES-Red-Arrow.svg Charlotte-Hornets_new_logo
-10.0  +13  204.5 204.5  106-97

The Say

Tyrone Lue has the Cavs on the up in wins and offensive differential. Kevin Love has been resurrected from the “LeBron hates me” club – sorry Timofey. Hornets could still be without Batum, Lamb and of course Big Al.

Best Bet: Cleveland -4.5 @1.35.

Feeling Lucky: Cleveland 11+ @2.23.

Atlanta_Hawks_2015_Primary_Logo
W L HOME ROAD
28 22 16-8 12-14

Last 6:

vs Mavericks W 112-97
@ Heat L 105-87
@ Pacers L 111-92
vs Clippers L 85-83
@ Nuggets W 119-105
@ Suns L 98-95

Philadelphia_76ers_Logo
W L HOME ROAD
7 41 4-18 3-23

Last 6:

vs Warriors L 108-105
@ Pistons L 110-97
vs Suns W 113-103
vs Celtics L 112-92
vs Celtics PPD
@ Magic W 96-87

Points +/- Rank

RK TEAM OWN OPP DIFF
9 Atlanta 101.8 99.9 +1.9
29 Philadelphia 94.9 105.1 -10.2

Picks against the spread

Spread Spr/Pick O/U Points O/U Pick Result
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-8.0  +11 207.0  207.0  124-86

The Say

This game would have been a forgone conclusion a month ago but the 76ers aren’t that terrible team anymore. Hawks should still get through but won’t be of the blow out fashion.

Best Bet: Philadelphia +15.5 @1.30.

Feeling VERY Lucky: HT/FT – Philadelphia/Atlanta @5.75.

Detroit_Pistons_Logo
W L HOME ROAD
26 23 15-8 11-15

Last 6:

@ Nets W 105-100
@ Raptors L 111-107
vs Cavaliers L 114-106
vs 76ers W 110-97
@ Jazz W 95-92
@ Nuggets L 104-101

Boston_Celtics_Logo
W L HOME ROAD
28 22 14-10 14-12

Last 6:

@ Knicks W 97-89
@ Magic L 119-114
vs Magic W 113-94
vs Nuggets W 111-103
@ Wizards W 116-91
@ 76ers W 112-92

Points +/- Rank

RK TEAM OWN OPP DIFF
10 Detroit 102.1 100.6 +1.5
6 Boston 104.8 100.7 +4.1

Picks against the spread

Spread Spr/Pick O/U Points O/U Pick Result
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 -4.0 +8 208.5 208.5 102-97

The Say

These teams again. All contests have been decided by 6 points all less this season. The Pistons lead the matchup 2-1 but the Celtics are now going for 3rd in the East.

Best Bet: Detroit +9.5 @1.45.

Feeling Lucky: Either team by less than 7 @2.58.

250px-Indiana_Pacers_1990.svg
W L HOME ROAD
25 23 15-8 10-15

Last 6:

vs Cavaliers L 111-106
vs Nuggets W 109-105
vs Hawks W 111-92
vs Clippers L 91-89
@ Kings L 108-97
@ Warriors L 122-110

Brooklyn_Nets_Logo

W L HOME ROAD
12 37 8-19 4-18

Last 6:

vs Pistons L 105-100
@ Pelicans L 105-103
@ Mavericks L 91-79
vs Heat L 102-98
vs Thunder W 116-106
vs Jazz L 108-86

Points +/- Rank

RK TEAM OWN OPP DIFF
8 Indiana 102.7 100.1 +2.6
28 Brooklyn 95.5 103.0 -7.5

Picks against the spread

Spread Spr/Pick O/U Points O/U Pick Result
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-7.0  +8 200.5 200.5 114-100

The Say

Brooklyn have been in winnable positions in all of their past 5 games and playing Indy at home wouldn’t be anything different. Indiana have slumped to 8th in the East with 3-7 in the last 10. Pacers rookie Myles Turner must be drinking the Porzingis kool-aid as he is flying.

Best Bet: Over 191.5 @1.33.

Feeling Lucky: Indiana 1-10 @2.40.

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W L HOME ROAD
44 4 22-0 22-4

Last 6:

@ Knicks W 116-95
@ 76ers W 108-105
vs Mavericks W 127-107
vs Spurs W 120-90
vs Pacers W 122-110
@ Bulls W 125-94

wiz-should-have01
W L HOME ROAD
21 25 10-15 11-10

Last 6:

@ Thunder L 114-98
@ Rockets W 123-122
vs Nuggets L 117-113
@ Raptors L 106-89
vs Celtics L 116-91
vs Jazz PPD

Points +/- Rank

RK TEAM OWN OPP DIFF
2 Golden State 115.0 102.3 +12.7
23 Washington 102.2 105.0 -2.8

Picks against the spread

Spread Spr/Pick O/U Points O/U Pick Result
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-10.0 -8 224.5 224.5 134-121

The Say

The Warriors are awesome. We have our own streak, always pick the Warriors.

Best Bet: Under 235.5 @1.30 – better than the WIN.

Feeling Lucky: Golden State -7 @1.48.

Orlando_magic_logo
W L HOME ROAD
21 26 13-11 8-15

Last 6:

vs Celtics W 119-114
@ Celtics L 113-94
@ Bucks L 107-100
@ Grizzlies L 108-102
vs Hornets L 120-116
vs 76ers L 96-87

Oklahoma_City_Thunder_Logo
W L HOME ROAD
37 13 23-5 14-8

Last 6:

vs Wizards W 114-98
vs Rockets W 116-108
@ Timberwolves W 126-123
@ Knicks W 128-122
@ Nets L 116-106
@ Mavericks W 109-106

Points +/- Rank

RK TEAM OWN OPP DIFF
17 Orlando 99.0 100.4 -1.4
3 Oklahoma 109.5 101.4 +8.1

Picks against the spread

Spread Spr/Pick O/U Points O/U Pick Result
Oklahoma_City_Thunder_Logo Orlando_magic_logo kiMbeMxeT 2000px-PES-Red-Arrow.svg Oklahoma_City_Thunder_Logo
 -13.0 +13 211.5 211.5  117-114

The Say

Last time these teams played Westbrook hit a three from half court to force OT. Unlikely for a repeat tonight. OKC easy.

Best Bet: Orlando +18.5 @1.29.

Feeling Lucky: Oklahoma -9.5 @1.52.

Miami_Heat_logo
W L HOME ROAD
27 22 16-9 11-13

Last 6:

@ Rockets L 115-102
vs Hawks W 105-87
@ Bucks W 107-103
@ Nets W 102-98
@ Bulls W 89-84
@ Raptors L 101-81

Dallas_Mavericks_Logo
W L HOME ROAD
28 23 15-8 13-15

Last 6:

@ Hawks L 112-97
vs Suns W 91-78
vs Nets W 91-79
@ Warriors L 127-107
@ Lakers W 92-90
@ Rockets L 115-104

Points +/- Rank

RK TEAM OWN OPP DIFF
12 Miami 95.9 95.6 +0.3
16 Dallas 100.6 101.0 -0.4

Picks against the spread

Spread Spr/Pick O/U Points O/U Pick Result
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-4.0 +6.5  194.5  194.5 93-90

The Say

The Mavs are injured, with Williams and Harris looking to sit, which is exactly what the Heat are looking for. After a loss last night against the Rockets, the Heat will look to continue their great record over the Mavs, having won the last 8/9. The Mavs injuries are a worry, but they are at home, and with a day’s rest over the Heat, it should be close.

Best Bet: Heat +6.5 @1.53.

Feeling Lucky: Heat +4.5 @1.91.

New_orleans_pelicans_nba_logo
W L HOME ROAD
18 29 13-11 5-18

Last 6:

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
vs Pistons W 115-99

San_Antonio_Spurs_Logo
W L HOME ROAD
40 8 26-0 14-8

Last 6:

vs Magic W 107-92
@ Cavaliers L 117-103
vs Rockets W 130-99
@ Warriors L 120-90
@ Lakers W 108-95
@ Suns W 117-89

Points +/- Rank

RK TEAM OWN OPP DIFF
22 New Orleans 102.6 105.1 -2.5
1 San Antonio 104.5 91.2 +13.3

Picks against the spread

Spread Spr/Pick O/U Points O/U Pick Result
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 -13.0  -9.5 207.0 207.5  110-97

The Say

When a team has an undefeated home record for the season, 26-0, there is no reason to mess with that formula. The Big Fundamental is likely out, but so may be Evans for the Pelicans. Coach Gentry stated : “They’ve won every game at home, they’re due to lose one,” said Gentry, a former Popovich assistant. “Play that for Pop, have Pop put that on the bulletin board, OK?”

If Evans was in, maybe, but he’s doubtful, so we aren’t predicting a Pelicans miracle.

Best Bet: Spurs 11+ @1.58.

Feeling Lucky: Nope.

Denver_Nuggets_Logo
W L HOME ROAD
19 30 10-15 9-15

Last 6:

vs Raptors W 112-93
@ Pacers L 109-105
@ Wizards W 117-113
@ Celtics L 111-103
vs Hawks L 119-105
vs Pistons W 104-101

25665883
W L HOME ROAD
22 25 15-10 7-15

Last 6:

vs Bulls W 105-96
vs Timberwolves W 103-90
vs Hornets W 102-73
vs Pistons L 95-92
@ Wizards PPD
@ Nets W 108-86

Points +/- Rank

RK TEAM OWN OPP DIFF
24 Denver 100.4 104.0 -3.6
11 Utah 97.9 96.7 +1.2

Picks against the spread

Spread Spr/Pick O/U Points O/U Pick Result
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-6.5  +9.5 195.0  190.5  85-81

The Say

Utah are looking for their 4th straight win tonight, and their 4th straight over the Nuggets. This will be their 5th straight game at home, on what is a 6 game home stand. The Jazz should get the W, but the Nuggets have been impressive against some +.500 teams recently, and will keep it close.

Nikola Jokic looks set to be a beast.

Best Bet: Denver +10.5 @1.50.

Feeling Lucky: Utah 1-10 @2.40.

200px-Chicago_Bulls_logo_svg
W L HOME ROAD
26 21 16-9 10-12

Last 6:

@ Jazz L 105-96
@ Clippers L 120-93
@ Lakers W 114-91
vs Heat L 89-84
@ Cavaliers W 96-83
@ Celtics L 110-101

Sacramento_Kings_Logo
W L HOME ROAD
21 27 13-12 8-15

Last 6:

vs Bucks W 111-104
@ Grizzlies L 121-117
@ Pelicans L 114-105
@ Trail Blazers L 112-97
vs Hornets L 129-128
vs Pacers W 108-97

Points +/- Rank

RK TEAM OWN OPP DIFF
13 Chicago 101.3 101.0 +0.3
19 Sacramento 106.7 108.1 -1.4

Picks against the spread

Spread Spr/Pick O/U Points O/U Pick Result
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-4.0  -1.0  211.0  208.5 107-102

The Say

Every time we tip the Bulls, we shudder silently, and a chill fills the room. The same happens when we don’t tip them, so what the hell?

Time and time again they have stated that discipline is their problem, and that they lost focus during games. Nice saying that and all, but how about playing some D while you’re doing so.
Cousins may sit for the Kings with a sprained ankle. With the Bulls the league leaders in rebounds with 48.1,  that’s about the only reason we are tempted, again, with the Bulls…..shudder…

Best Bet: Chicago WIN @1.59…ughhhhh4617709-shudder+gif

Feeling Lucky: Hell no. Actually maybe Bulls 1-10.

Minnesota_Timberwolves_Logo
W L HOME ROAD
14 36 7-18 7-18

Last 6:

@ Lakers L 119-115
@ Trail Blazers L 96-93
@ Jazz L 103-90
vs Thunder L 126-123
@ Cavaliers L 114-107
vs Grizzlies W 106-101

Los_Angeles_Clippers_logo
W L HOME ROAD
32 16 17-7 15-9

Last 6:

vs Bulls W 120-93
vs Lakers W 105-93
@ Hawks W 85-83
@ Pacers W 91-89
@ Raptors L 112-94
@ Knicks W 116-88

Points +/- Rank

RK TEAM OWN OPP DIFF
25 Minnesota 99.4 103.4 -4.0
7 LA Clippers 104.3 100.3 +4.0

Picks against the spread

Spread Spr/Pick O/U Points O/U Pick Result
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-11.5  -7.5 207.0  202.5

The Say

It took 2005 Kobe with 38 points to take down the Timberwolves at Staples last night, but let’s face it, they still just lost to the Lakers. Facing the Clippers is a whole other story.

Blake Griffin continues to sit after breaking his right hand following some post-dinner fisticuffs with the assistant equipment manager, and the league looks set to hand down it’s own punishment soon. Didn’t you learn anything from the movie Bull Durham? If you’re a righty, you punch with your left!

Anyway, the Clippers have won 15 straight in this matchup, and tonight will be 16.

Best Bet: Clippers -7.5 @1.48.

Feeling Lucky: Clippers 11+ @1.78.