5 NBA games today, as the Celtics head to MSG.

These tips are out of date, see the latest picks for the NBA here.

“Play it Safe” Picks:

NBA Picks of the Day

Boston @ New York – Knicks +8.5 @$1.41. – WIN

Miami @ Houston – Miami +8.5 @$1.57. – LOSS

Toronto @ Phoenix – Toronto -4.5 @1.43.- WIN

Milwaukee @ Portland – Portland -3.5 @1.58.- WIN

Minnesota @ LA Lakers – Minnesota WIN @1.52.-LOSS

“Feeling Lucky” Picks:

NBA Picks of the Day

Miami @ Houston – Miami WIN @2.62.- LOSS

Toronto @ Phoenix – Toronto 11+ @2.00.- LOSS

Milwaukee @ Portland – Portland 1-10 @2.55.- LOSS

Minnesota @ LA Lakers – Minnesota -4.5 @1.91.-LOSS

*All dates are U.S

Tonight’s 5 Games:

Boston @ New YorkMiami @ HoustonToronto @ PhoenixMilwaukee @ PortlandMinnesota @ LA Lakers
Boston_Celtics_Logo
W L HOME ROAD
27 22 14-10 13-12

Last 6:

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

200px-New_York_Knicks_logo_svg
W L HOME ROAD
23 27 14-11 9-16

Last 6:

vs Warriors L 116-95
vs Suns W 102-84
@ Raptors L 103-93
vs Thunder L 128-122
@ Hornets L 97-84
vs Clippers L 116-88

Points +/- Rank

RK TEAM OWN OPP DIFF
6 Boston 104.8 100.7 +4.1
21 New York 99.4 101.2 -1.8

Picks against the spread

Spread Spr/Pick O/U Points O/U Pick Result
Boston_Celtics_Logo 200px-New_York_Knicks_logo_svg kiMbeMxeT yikMpeBiE Boston_Celtics_Logo
-2.0  +8.5 206.5 206.5  97-89

The Say

Expecting a big game from Kristaps “Scorezingis/ Godzingis” (apparently he prefers plain old K.P.) who scored 26 points in 26 minutes last time against the Celts.

Best Bet: Knicks +8.5 @$1.41.

Feeling Lucky: Either team by less than 7 @$2.48.

Miami_Heat_logo
W L HOME ROAD
27 21 16-9 11-12

Last 6:

vs Hawks W 105-87
@ Bucks W 107-103
@ Nets W 102-98
@ Bulls W 89-84
@ Raptors L 101-81
@ Wizards L 106-87

Houston_Rockets_Logo
W L HOME ROAD
25 25 15-12 10-13

Last 6:

vs Wizards L 123-122
@ Thunder L 116-108
@ Spurs L 130-99
@ Pelicans W 112-111
vs Mavericks W 115-104
vs Bucks W 102-98

Points +/- Rank

RK TEAM OWN OPP DIFF
13 Miami 95.9 95.6 +0.3
18 Houston 105.1 106.6 -1.5

Picks against the spread

Spread Spr/Pick O/U Points O/U Pick Result
Houston_Rockets_Logo Miami_Heat_logo kiMbeMxeT yikMpeBiE Houston_Rockets_Logo
-4.5  +8.5 204.0 204.0 115-102

The Say

Hassan Whiteside will be hoping to return after hearing that Houston coach JB Bickerstaff noted “referees need to be held accountable for letting people attack Dwight and be that physical with him”. Amar’e, Bosh, and Wade all turning back the clock for Miami.

Best Bet: Miami +8.5 @$1.57.

Feeling Lucky: Miami WIN @$2.62.

tor
W L HOME ROAD
32 16 18-6 14-10

Last 6:

@ Nuggets L 112-93
vs Pistons W 111-107
vs Knicks W 103-93
vs Wizards W 106-89
vs Clippers W 112-94
vs Heat W 101-81

Phoenix Suns Logo 201516
W L HOME ROAD
14 35 10-13 4-22

Last 6:

@ Mavericks L 91-78
@ Knicks L 102-84
@ Cavaliers L 115-93
@ 76ers L 113-103
vs Hawks W 98-95
vs Spurs L 117-89

Points +/- Rank

RK TEAM OWN OPP DIFF
5 Toronto 101.6 96.7 +4.9
27 Phoenix 100.6 106.5 -5.9

Picks against the spread

Spread Spr/Pick O/U Points O/U Pick Result
tor Phoenix Suns Logo 201516 kiMbeMxeT 2000px-PES-Red-Arrow.svg tor
 -9.0 +15 200.5  200.5  104-97

The Say

We knew it wouldn’t be long until the coach was going to get fired in Phoenix. The Raptors got their 11 game win streak snapped last night in Denver. Expect them to bounce back over the Suns.

Best Bet: Toronto -4.5 @1.43.

Feeling Lucky: Toronto 11+ @2.00.

Milwaukee Bucks Logo 201516
W L HOME ROAD
20 29 13-8 7-21

Last 6:

vs Heat L 107-103
@ Grizzlies L 103-83
vs Magic W 107-100
@ Pelicans L 116-99
@ Rockets L 102-98
@ Heat W 91-79

Portland_Trail_Blazers.svg

W L HOME ROAD
23 26 14-10 9-16

Last 6:

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
@ Wizards W 108-98

Points +/- Rank

RK TEAM OWN OPP DIFF
26 Milwaukee 98.1 103 -4.9
16 Portland 102 102.3 -0.3

Picks against the spread

Spread Spr/Pick O/U Points O/U Pick Result
Portland_Trail_Blazers.svg Milwaukee Bucks Logo 201516 kiMbeMxeT yikMpeBiE Portland_Trail_Blazers.svg
-6.5  +13 204.5 204.5  107-95

The Say

We keep bringing it up but ever since the Lillard All-Star/Team USA snub, the Blazers aren’t missing a beat and have snuck into 8th position in the West. Milwaukee couldn’t get it done against a Cousin-less Kings last night.

Best Bet: Portland -3.5 @1.58.

Feeling Lucky: Portland 1-10 @2.55.

Minnesota_Timberwolves_Logo
W L HOME ROAD
14 35 7-18 7-17

Last 6:

@ Trail Blazers L 96-93
@ Jazz L 103-90
vs Thunder L 126-123
@ Cavaliers L 114-107
vs Grizzlies W 106-101
@ Mavericks L 106-94

Los_Angeles_Lakers_Logo
W L HOME ROAD
9 41 5-18 4-23

Last 6:

vs Hornets L 101-82
@ Clippers L 105-93
vs Bulls L 114-91
vs Mavericks L 92-90
@ Trail Blazers L 121-103
vs Spurs L 108-95

Points +/- Rank

RK TEAM OWN OPP DIFF
24 Minnesota 99.4 103.4 -4
30 LA Lakers 95.8 106.2 -10.4

Picks against the spread

Spread Spr/Pick O/U Points O/U Pick Result
Minnesota_Timberwolves_Logo Los_Angeles_Lakers_Logo kiMbeMxeT yikMpeBiE Los_Angeles_Lakers_Logo
-4.0 +11 202.5  202.5 119-115

The Say

1st and 2nd last teams square off at Staples, while the ticket holders hoping to see KG and Kobe do battle could be very disappointed. The Lakers have lost 10 in a row and the law of averages and talent suggest number 11 will be tonight.

Best Bet: Minnesota WIN @1.52.

Feeling Lucky: Minnesota -4.5 @1.91.