All-Star Weekend is done, time for some defense.

Best Picks:

NBA Picks

Utah @ Washington – Washington +8.5 @1.23 – WIN

Chicago @ Cleveland – Cleveland -8.5 @1.51- WIN

San Antonio @ LA Clippers – San Antonio WIN @1.53- LOSS

Feeling Lucky Picks:

NBA Picks

Utah @ Washington – Washington 1-10 @3.00 – LOSS

San Antonio @ LA Clippers – San Antonio 1-10 @2.80- LOSS

*All dates are U.S

Tonight’s 3 Games:

Utah @ WashingtonChicago @ ClevelandSan Antonio @ LA Clippers
25665883
W L HOME ROAD
26 26 17-10 9-16

Last 6:

@ Pelicans L 100-96
@ Mavericks W 121-119
@ Suns W 98-89
vs Bucks W 84-81
vs Nuggets W 85-81
vs Bulls W 105-96

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W L HOME ROAD
23 28 11-16 12-12

Last 6:

@ Bucks L 99-92
@ Knicks W 111-108
@ Hornets L 108-104
vs 76ers W 106-94
vs Warriors L 134-121
@ Thunder L 114-98

Points +/- Rank

RK TEAM OWN OPP DIFF
10 Utah 97.8 96.4 +1.4
22 Washington 102.7 105.4 -2.7

Picks against the spread

Spread Spr/Pick O/U Points O/U Pick Result
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-1.0 +8 199.0  199.0 103-89

The Say

Washington went to Toronto a day early with their disappointing effort against the Bucks. With trades in the air, both teams are in the market to improve. Looking at both options, Utah could be without a point guard while Washington are among rumors of landing a big fish…. With the deadline approaching, the safe option is the home side.

Best Bet: Washington +8.5 @1.23

Feeling Lucky: Washington 1-10 @3.00

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W L HOME ROAD
27 25 16-10 11-15

Last 6:

vs Hawks L 113-90
@ Hornets L 108-91
@ Timberwolves L 112-105
@ Nuggets L 115-110
@ Kings W 107-102
@ Jazz L 105-96

Cleveland_Cavaliers_Logo
W L HOME ROAD
38 14 22-4 16-10

Last 6:

vs Lakers W 120-111
vs Kings W 120-100
vs Pelicans W 99-84
vs Celtics L 104-103
@ Hornets L 106-97
@ Pacers W 111-106

Points +/- Rank

RK TEAM OWN OPP DIFF
4 Cleveland 102.9 96.9 +6
15 Chicago 101.2 101.9 -0.7

Picks against the spread

Spread Spr/Pick O/U Points O/U Pick Result
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-11.5 -6 207.0 207.0  106-95

The Say

Chicago are another team who could be looking very different come deadline. Have been rumored to be shopping Pau and Taj, while Jimmy is still recovering from injury. The Cavs have the upper hand….. and LeBron.

Best Bet: Cleveland -8.5 @1.51

Feeling Lucky: Cleveland 11+ @1.80

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W L HOME ROAD
45 8 28-0 17-8

Last 6:

@ Magic W 98-96
@ Heat W 119-101
vs Lakers W 106-102
@ Mavericks W 116-90
vs Pelicans W 110-97
vs Magic W 107-92

Los_Angeles_Clippers_logo
W L HOME ROAD
35 18 17-8 18-10

Last 6:

@ Celtics L 139-134
@ 76ers W 98-92
@ Heat W 100-93
@ Magic W 107-93
vs Timberwolves L 108-102
vs Bulls W 120-93

Points +/- Rank

RK TEAM OWN OPP DIFF
7 LA Clippers 104.7 100.8 +3.9
1 San Antonio 105 91.8 +13.2

Picks against the spread

Spread Spr/Pick O/U Points O/U Pick Result
San_Antonio_Spurs_Logo Los_Angeles_Clippers_logo kiMbeMxeT 2000px-PES-Red-Arrow.svg Los_Angeles_Clippers_logo
 -4.5  -4.5 205.0 205.0 105-86

The Say

Apart from all the negative press over the Blake fisty cuffs, LA have been travelling OK, but have got their biggest test during non-Griffin period, taking on the Spurs at home. These two teams historically have close contests at Staples, with LA stealing the %. Both teams will be missing keys players and likely some depth, depending on the deadline deals…

Best Bet: San Antonio WIN @1.53

Feeling Lucky: San Antonio 1-10 @2.80