The New Streak Begins? NBA Picks and Parlays 16/12

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Does the new streak start today? The Warriors are back at home for the next 5, and looking to “take their game to the next level” as Steph Curry put it.

So I guess here comes the 57-0 streak to finish the season…

Today’s 12 game previews and spreads.

MULTI BET OF THE DAY!

Detroit WIN @1.72.

Grizzlies +8.5 @$1.46.

Clippers -7.5 @1.55.

Pelicans +11.5 @1.33.

Tonight’s games below…

Dallas at IndianaCharlotte at OrlandoMiami at BrooklynBoston at DetroitMinnesota at New York76ers at AtlantaMemphis at ChicagoPortland at OklahomaWashington at San AntonioNew Orleans at UtahPhoenix at Golden StateMilwaukee at LA Clippers

Dallas at Indiana

Dallas_Mavericks_Logo
W L HOME ROAD
14 11 6-5 8-6
250px-Indiana_Pacers_1990.svg
W L HOME ROAD
14 9 8-3 6-6

Points +/- Rank

RK TEAM OWN OPP DIFF
14 Dallas 101.6 100.6 +1
7 Indiana 103.6 99.4 +4.2

The Say

We will have to go with the home team here. Indy proved us very wrong by dismantling the Raptors at home and it could be a repeat against the Mavs tonight. Dallas are still sticking around in the West and had a good win against the Suns last time out.

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Spread Spr/Pick O/U Points O/U Pick Result
250px-Indiana_Pacers_1990.svg Dallas_Mavericks_Logo kiMbeMxeT yikMpeBiE 250px-Indiana_Pacers_1990.svg
-5.0 +11 202.0 202.0  107-81

Feeling Lucky: Indiana WIN @1.54.

Charlotte at Orlando

Charlotte-Hornets_new_logo
W L HOME ROAD
14 9 10-4 4-5
Orlando_magic_logo
W L HOME ROAD
13 11 7-4 6-7

Points +/- Rank

RK TEAM OWN OPP DIFF
6 Charlotte 102.7 98 +4.7
12 Orlando 100.1 98.5 +1.6

The Say

We labelled Charlotte the form team of the East last game and then they lost…. but we aren’t dropping off just yet. They should be able to get over the line in Orlando but we arent too confident to lock it in. Maybe go handicap or skip all together.

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Spread Spr/Pick O/U Points O/U Pick Result
Orlando_magic_logo Charlotte-Hornets_new_logo kiMbeMxeT yikMpeBiE Orlando_magic_logo
-1.5  +5 196.0 196.5   113-98

Feeling Lucky: Charlotte WIN @1.99 or the line.

Miami at Brooklyn

Miami_Heat_logo
W L HOME ROAD
14 9 11-4 3-5
Brooklyn_Nets_Logo
W L HOME ROAD
7 17 6-6 1-11

Points +/- Rank

RK TEAM OWN OPP DIFF
9 Miami 95.8 93.6 +2.2
28 Brooklyn 96 102.6 -6.6

The Say

 

Miami insists there is no substance to the rumours that Hassan Whiteside (12.1 ppg, 10.5 rpg, 4.0 bpg) is headed for a trade, and from their end, they should stay sound. One of the big names mentioned was Dwight Howard, so yeah, I’d stick with the young gun.

Miami all the way here, may the force be with you.

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Spread Spr/Pick O/U Points O/U Pick Result
Miami_Heat_logo Brooklyn_Nets_Logo kiMbeMxeT 2000px-PES-Red-Arrow.svg Miami_Heat_logo
-4.0 +12  190.0 190.0  104-98

Best Bet: Miami WIN @1.56

Boston at Detroit

Boston_Celtics_Logo
W L HOME ROAD
14 10 7-5 7-5
Detroit Pistons Logo 201516
W L HOME ROAD
14 12 9-4 5-8

Points +/- Rank

RK TEAM OWN OPP DIFF
5 Boston 103.7 98.8 +4.9
10 Detroit 99.3 97.7 +1.6

The Say

Both these teams could pull anything out. As we know Boston make it hard to beat them most nights but after a tough game at home to Cleveland, we will have to side with the home team.

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Spread Spr/Pick O/U Points O/U Pick Result
Detroit Pistons Logo 201516 Boston_Celtics_Logo kiMbeMxeT yikMpeBiE Detroit Pistons Logo 201516
-2.0  +8 199.5  199.5  119-116

Feeling Lucky: Detroit WIN @1.72.

Minnesota at New York

Minnesota_Timberwolves_Logo
W L HOME ROAD
9 14 3-9 6-5
200px-New_York_Knicks_logo_svg
W L HOME ROAD
11 14 5-7 6-7
RK TEAM OWN OPP DIFF
19 Minnesota 102.3 103.5 -1.2
20 New York 97.3 99.2 -1.9

The Say

Seems like it’s a night for home teams. New York were able to steal a win on the road to Portland while Minnesota couldn’t close the game against the Nuggets last night. This will be the first time the two Rookie of the Year candidates in Towns and Porzingis s face/off.

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Spread Spr/Pick O/U Points O/U Pick Result
200px-New_York_Knicks_logo_svg Minnesota_Timberwolves_Logo kiMbeMxeT yikMpeBiE 200px-New_York_Knicks_logo_svg
-5.0  +11 200.5 200.5  107-102

Best Bet: New York WIN @1.48

Philadelphia at Atlanta

Philadelphia_76ers_Logo
W L HOME ROAD
1 25 1-10 0-15
Atlanta Hawks Logo 201516
W L HOME ROAD
14 12 8-6 6-6
RK TEAM OWN OPP DIFF
30 Philadelphia 90.6 103.3 -12.7
16 Atlanta 99.7 99.7 0

The Say

Former NBL coach of the year Brett Brown probably wishes he was back with the North Melbourne Giants at times…if it wasn’t for his 2 million dollar contract. The 76ers played their best quarter of the season so far against the Bulls – scoring 37 in the second – but still lost by 20. Nerlens Noel is expected to miss again with a scratched cornea. They just can’t take a trick.

Meanwhile the Hawks have lost three on the trot and can’t hit the broad side of the barn. After finishing 2nd to Golden State in three point % last season, they’ve slumped to 18th this season. Expect Kyle Korver and the gang to find some form tonight. 

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Spread Spr/Pick O/U Points O/U Pick Result
Atlanta Hawks Logo 201516 Atlanta Hawks Logo 201516 kiMbeMxeT 2000px-PES-Red-Arrow.svg Atlanta Hawks Logo 201516
-13.5  -7.5 198.5  200.0 127-106 

The Best Bet: Toss up between Hawks -7.5 or 76ers +19.5, both paying $1.40. We’ll go with Hawks -7.5.

Feeling Lucky: 76ers win @$9.00. Better be wearing your lucky underpants for this one.

Memphis_Grizzlies.svg
W L HOME ROAD
14 12 8-6 6-6
200px-Chicago_Bulls_logo_svg
W L HOME ROAD
14 8 10-3 4-5

Points +/- Rank

RK TEAM OWN OPP DIFF
24 Memphis 96.6 101 -4.4
13 Chicago 98.9 97.5 +1.4

The Say 

 

The Bulls are starting to get some swagger back, and despite D Rose’s inner dialogue, this is now Jimmy Butler’s (20.7 ppg, 3.2 apg, 5.2 rpg) team.

The inconsistent Bulls, trying for 4 straight wins, come up against an equally inconsistent Grizzlies. D Rose has a new streamlined haircut and ditched the face mask (hopefully for good), while Memphis has ditched Z Bo to the bench. Both changes seem to be working so far.

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Spread Spr/Pick O/U Points O/U Pick Result
200px-Chicago_Bulls_logo_svg Memphis_Grizzlies.svg kiMbeMxeT yikMpeBiE 200px-Chicago_Bulls_logo_svg
-3.5  +8.5 194.5  194.5 98-85

The Best Bet:  Grizzlies +8.5 @$1.46. Bulls have only won by 10+ in three games this season. Twice against Philly and once against the Nets. Expect a close one.

Feeling Lucky: Bulls 1-10 @$2.44. United Center crowd to be the difference.

Portland at Oklahoma

Portland_Trail_Blazers.svg
W L HOME ROAD
11 15 6-6 5-9
Oklahoma_City_Thunder_Logo
W L HOME ROAD
16 8 11-3 5-5
RK TEAM OWN OPP DIFF
15 Portland 102 102 0
3 Oklahoma 107.6 100.7 +6.9

The Say

Can you hear that? That’s the Thunder, and its building! That was lame, but seriously, is there a team that features on more highlight reels these days than OKC (well maybe the Warriors, but we aren’t talking deep 3’s here).

When Durant (27.5 ppg, 4.2 apg, 7.9 apg) and Westbrook (22.4 ppg, 8.7 apg, 7.3 rpg) are both healthy, there’s excitement in the air.

Damian Lillard (24.7 ppg, 6.7 apg, 4.7 rpg) is doing his best to put on his own show, and although he is producing his own highlights on a nightly basis, the loss of Wesley Matthews and LeMarcus Aldridge has left the Blazers without the depth required for consistency.
The Thunder will…roll on… here, and here is a little ditty to celebrate this fact, and just because…

 

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Spread Spr/Pick O/U Points O/U Pick Result
Oklahoma_City_Thunder_Logo Oklahoma_City_Thunder_Logo kiMbeMxeT yikMpeBiE Oklahoma_City_Thunder_Logo
-9.5 -6.5  208.5   205.5 106-90 

Best Bet: OKC -6.5 @1.55

Washington at San Antonio

Washington Wizards Logo 201516
W L HOME ROAD
10 13 4-7 6-6
San_Antonio_Spurs_Logo
W L HOME ROAD
21 5 13-0 8-5
RK TEAM OWN OPP DIFF
23 Washington 101.5 105.6 -4.1
1 San Antonio 101.1 87.9 +13.2

The Say

Anybody notice that the Spurs (+13.2) snuck ahead in the +/- points per game leaderboard, ahead of the Warriors (13.1)? No? Me neither, until I was uploading the stats. Not anything significant, but isn’t that just like the Spurs. When people are so good at something, for so long, sometimes you don’t pay attention to the fact that they are actually, still really damn good.

How the Cavs (3.75) are still ahead of the Spurs (5.50) in the Championship betting is surprising, but also not surprising, if that makes sense…

The Spurs have won 22 straight at home, and are 1 victory away from making it the longest home winning streak in NBA history.

If there’s something that the Spurs do better than any other team, its player management. Resting their starting 5 for the last 1 minutes in a rout of the Jazz was another example.“It’s always great because it adds up,” said Tony Parker (12.8 ppg, 4.9 apg) who had 18 points in 21 minutes against the Jazz. “All the rest that we’re getting right now will help come playoff time.”
Spurs will win here, with enough time for the starters to again cool their heels early-mid last quarter.

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Spread Spr/Pick O/U Points O/U Pick Result
San_Antonio_Spurs_Logo San_Antonio_Spurs_Logo kiMbeMxeT yikMpeBiE San_Antonio_Spurs_Logo
-13.0  -9.5 198.0  198.0  114-95

Best Bet: Spurs -9.5 @1.54.

New Orleans at Utah

New_orleans_pelicans_nba_logo
W L HOME ROAD
6 18 5-6 1-12
Utah_Jazz_Logo
W L HOME ROAD
10 13 5-5 5-8
RK TEAM OWN OPP DIFF
27 New Orleans 101.7 108.3 -6.6
18 Utah 97.1 97.4 -0.3

The Say

Two teams that have been camped in Struggle Town for a while face off, in what could be a roll of the dice. The Pelicans (1-12 away) are one off the worst travelling teams in the NBA, and this could be the deciding factor. But seriously, who the hell knows.

The Jazz have dropped 6 0f the last 8, and were ‘pantsed’ 118-81 by the Spurs last time out.

“The sky kind of fell, but it happens,” Jazz coach Snyder said. “We had no juice, but that’s the wrong team to play when you’re out of gas. Their defense is terrific and they are a championship-level program.”

There is no reason to have any faith in either the Jazz or the Pelicans, and for this reason we will pick a safe-ish line for the Pelicans that we think they can stay within with some of their better players back on the court.

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Spread Spr/Pick O/U Points O/U Pick Result
Utah_Jazz_Logo New_orleans_pelicans_nba_logo kiMbeMxeT 2000px-PES-Red-Arrow.svg New_orleans_pelicans_nba_logo
-4.0  +11.5 204.0   209.5 104-94 

Best Bet: Pelicans +11.5 @1.33.

Phoenix at Golden State

Phoenix Suns Logo 201516
W L HOME ROAD
11 15 7-6 4-9
golden-state-warriors
W L HOME ROAD
24 1 10-0 14-1
RK TEAM OWN OPP DIFF
17 Phoenix 104.8 105 -0.2
2 Golden State 115.3 102.2 +13.1

The Say

Now the real season begins for the Warriors, following the finish of the fairytale. It had to end sooner or later, and generally these things happen for the better. The pressure is off, and that’s makes it even scarier as a Warriors opponent.

“The perspective of being 24-1 is a little different than undefeated,” said Stephen Curry (32.3 ppg, 6.0 apg, 5.3 rpg). “You don’t have to answer questions about it, hopefully no more creative shirts in the stands and stuff like that. We can just play basketball. It is just about how we’re playing. Obviously we want to continue to win games. We have to take our game to the next level.”

Next level? Christ almighty.

With 5 straight back at home, over 2 weeks, the Warriors will be fresh, and work out the kinks in the game. Then it’s onwards and upwards for 57-0.

Oh, and they’ll win this one, in what should be a very high scoring affair.

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Spread Spr/Pick O/U Points O/U Pick Result
golden-state-warriors Phoenix Suns Logo 201516 kiMbeMxeT 2000px-PES-Red-Arrow.svg golden-state-warriors
-12.5  +18.5 219.5 225.5  128-103 

Best Bet: Phoenix +18.5 @1.29.

Milwaukee at LA Clippers

Milwaukee Bucks Logo 201516
W L HOME ROAD
10 15 8-5 2-10
Los_Angeles_Clippers_Logo
W L HOME ROAD
15 10 9-5 6-5
RK TEAM OWN OPP DIFF
26 Milwaukee 95.5 101.2 -5.7
10 LA Clippers 102.6 100.9 +1.7

The Say

The Bucks went from chocolates to boiled lollies pretty quickly. Breaking the Warriors streak had them breaking out the 24-1 t-shirts in the crowd. Good times. Those good times were quickly followed by a 113-95 loss to the Lakers. Thud.

The Clippers (15-10) keep winning, but it’s always a grind, even against the struggling sides. So either they just know how to win, or they’ve been lucky. We will go with the previous.

“I think a win like this can go a long ways,” Jamal Crawford (12.6 ppg) said. “We handled adversity again. I think we were down three with a minute to go in Minnesota. This game, we’re down 86-81, a minute and a half, two minutes (left), and we found a way to win.”

With a day off day off and at home, we’ll give the W to the Clips. But tipping this one won’t we as narrow.

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Spread Spr/Pick O/U Points O/U Pick Result
Los_Angeles_Clippers_Logo Los_Angeles_Clippers_Logo kiMbeMxeT yikMpeBiE Los_Angeles_Clippers_Logo
-10.5  -7.5 199.0 199.0  103-90 

Best Bet: Clippers -7.5 @1.55.