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Wednesday, May 5, 2021


Phoenix Suns at Atlanta Hawks.
Line: Suns by 1.5.

8:00 PM ET (Game 521-522)

The Suns are fighting hard for the No. 1 seed. They played last night, but they play hard every time they're on the court. They should be able to beat the Hawks, who are secure in their playoff spot.

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NBA Pick: Suns -1.5 +101 (2 Units) - Bookmaker



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Monday, May 3, 2021 (1-1, +$5)


New York Knicks at Memphis Grizzlies.
Line: Grizzlies by 3.

9:00 PM ET (Game 575-576)

The Knicks are the better team in this matchup, yet they're getting a field goal. It's probably because they're on a back-to-back, but they're a young team that plays high-effort basketball every game.

NBA Pick: Knicks +3 +103 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Correct; +$205


San Antonio Spurs at Utah Jazz.
Line: Jazz by 7.

10:00 PM ET (Game 577-578)

Seven is a ton of points, considering that the Jazz are missing their entire starting backcourt. The Spurs played last night, but more than half of their starting lineup sat out in anticipation of this game, so they'll have fresh legs.

NBA Pick: Spurs +7 +101 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Incorrect; -$200



Sunday, May 2, 2021 (0-1, -$200)


Portland Trailblazers at Boston Celtics.
Line: Celtics by 1.

7:30 PM ET (Game 551-552)

Ten days ago, the Celtics would have been favored by 4-5 in this matchup, yet they're one-point underdogs tonight because the Blazers have played well of late. I remain skeptical of them because of their shoddy defense. The Celtics will be without Kemba Walker and perhaps Jaylen Brown, but I still think they're going to beat Portland at home.

NBA Pick: Celtics -1 +102 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Incorrect; -$200



Thursday, April 29, 2021 (0-1, -$200)


New Orleans Pelicans at Oklahoma City Thunder.
Line: Pelicans by 8.5.

9:00 PM ET (Game 555-556)

The Pelicans have been one of the most disappointing teams in the NBA this year. They have great talent, but they're poorly coached, which is why they've failed to cover so much as favorites. They'll be without Steven Adams tonight, which will hurt their defense. Meanwhile, the Thunder will have Lu Dort available, which is huge. Oklahoma City is a completely different team when Dort is available, so it should be able to cover tonight, especially when considering that New Orleans is off a back-to-back.

NBA Pick: Thunder +8.5 +101 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Incorrect; -$200



Wednesday, April 28, 2021 (2-0, +$405)


Los Angeles Lakers at Washington Bullets.
Line: Bullets by 1.

7:00 PM ET (Game 553-554)

The Lakers had their "must win" a couple of nights ago. They prevailed by 11, but were struggling to put away a dreadful Orlando team. Now, they get a hot Bullets team that is doing everything in its power to reach the playoffs. Russell Westbrook should have a huge night.

NBA Pick: Bullets -1 +102 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Correct; +$205


Charlotte Hornets at Boston Celtics.
Line: Celtics by 6.5.

7:30 PM ET (Game 555-556)

The Hornets looked dreadful yesterday. Now, this is their fifth game in seven nights. The Celtics played last night, but will be getting back Jayson Tatum and Robert Williams, so at least two of their starters will have fresh legs.

NBA Pick: Celtics -6.5 +101 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Correct; +$200



Tuesday, April 27, 2021 (0-2, -$400)


Portland Trailblazers at Indiana Pacers.
Line: Trailblazers by 5.

7:00 PM ET (Game 553-554)

I don't think the Blazers are worthy of being a five-point road favorite in this matchup. Their defense is terrible, and Damian Lillard clearly isn't 100 percent. Portland is going to have a tough time guarding the Pacer guards.

NBA Pick: Pacers +5 +101 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Incorrect; -$200


Milwaukee Bucks at Charlotte Hornets.
Line: Bucks by 9.

7:00 PM ET (Game 555-556)

The Bucks are always a risk to sit their starters late in the year. This game means nothing to them, while the Hornets are fighting for their playoff lives. Even if the Milwaukee starters play, Charlotte seems like a good side because the Bucks leave shooters wide open, and the Hornets have been hot from three.

NBA Pick: Hornets +9 +101 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Incorrect; -$200



Monday, April 26, 2021 (0-1-1, -$200)


Los Angeles Lakers at Orlando Magic.
Line: Lakers by 11.

7:00 PM ET (Game 531-532)

I'm not one to usually back a double-digit road favorite getting public action, but I think the Lakers are going to crush the Magic tonight. Anthony Davis called this game a "must win," given that his team is off a three-game losing streak. Orlando is absolutely dreadful and won't have an answer for Davis or Andre Drummond.

NBA Pick: Lakers -11 +108 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Push; $0


Cleveland Cavaliers at Toronto Raptors.
Line: Raptors by 11.

7:30 PM ET (Game 541-542)

The Raptors are not a good basketball team, so I have to wonder why they're favored by 11. Yes, the Cavaliers suck, too, but they've kept most of their games close recently. Toronto cannot defend the interior, so the Cleveland bigs should have their way with the Raptors.

NBA Pick: Cavaliers +11 +100 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Incorrect; -$200



Sunday, April 25, 2021 (1-0, +$200)


Milwaukee Bucks at Atlanta Hawks.
Line: Bucks by 6.

7:30 PM ET (Game 525-526)

The Bucks are playing on a back-to-back, with this being their third game in four nights. It wouldn't surprise me in the slightest if they sit some or all of their starters, given that they're coming off two big wins versus the 76ers. Trae Young is out, but Atlanta's defense will be better without him.

NBA Pick: Hawks +6 +101 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Correct; +$200



Saturday, April 24, 2021 (1-1, -$100)


Detroit Pistons at Indiana Pacers.
Line: Pacers by 4.

7:00 PM ET (Game 505-506)

The Pistons are playing all of their starters tonight, so they're going to try to win this game. The Pacers cannot play all of their starters because too many players are injured. Indiana has a miserable defense, so the Pistons will be able to score easily en route to a possible upset victory.

NBA Pick: Pistons +4 +104 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Incorrect; -$200
Jerami Grant Over 28.5 Points/Rebounds/Assists -115 (1 Unit) - BetUS -- Correct; +$100



Friday, April 23, 2021 (0-1, -$200)


Cleveland Cavaliers at Charlotte Hornets.
Line: Cavaliers by 1.

8:00 PM ET (Game 569-570)

This spread seems strange to me, yet the public is all over Charlotte. This doesn't make sense to me because the banged-up Hornets won't be able to stop Kevin Love or Jarrett Allen in the paint.

NBA Pick: Cavaliers -1 +102 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Incorrect; -$200



Thursday, April 22, 2021 (0-1-1, -$115)


Philadelphia 76ers at Milwaukee Bucks.
Line: Bucks by 7.

7:00 PM ET (Game 557-558)

This spread is high because Ben Simmons and Tobias Harris are questionable. The thing is, if both are out, I still like the 76ers because the Bucks don't have anyone to stop Joel Embiid. If both end up being active, however, this spread will plummet down to the +3 range.

NBA Pick: 76ers +7 +106 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Push; $0
Joel Embiid Over 44.5 Points/Rebounds/Assists -115 (1 Unit) - BetUS -- Incorrect; -$115



Wednesday, April 21, 2021 (2-1-1, +$125)


Atlanta Hawks at New York Knicks.
Line: Knicks by 1.

8:00 PM ET (Game 541-542)

Both of these teams played last night, but considering that the Hawks have a number of injuries hurting their depth, it could impact their performance in this game more than New York. I'm betting the Knicks again. Their defense is outstanding, and Atlanta's struggles against power forwards could allow Julius Randle to have a huge performance.

NBA Pick: Knicks -1 +112 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Correct; +$225
Julius Randle Over 41.5 Points/Rebounds/Assists -115 (1 Unit) - BetUS -- Correct; +$100


Detroit Pistons at Dallas Mavericks.
Line: Mavericks by 10.

8:30 PM ET (Game 545-546)

Who did the Mavericks sleep with to be favored by double digits? They've been an incredibly disappointing team this year. The Pistons aren't any good, but they try hard and will be playing all of their starters tonight.

NBA Pick: Pistons +10 +100 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Push; $0


Denver Nuggets at Portland Trailblazers.
Line: Nuggets by 2.

10:00 PM ET (Game 549-550)

I don't understand why the Blazers are close to being a pick 'em in this matchup. The rule with them is that you bet them versus bad teams, and you fade them against great opponents. I know Damian Lillard is returning, but he may not be 100 percent yet. Even if he is, the Blazers don't have the personnel in the paint to answer Nikola Jokic and the rest of Denver's bigs.

NBA Pick: Nuggets -2 +101 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Incorrect; -$200



Tuesday, April 20, 2021 (1-1, $0)


Brooklyn Nets at New Orleans Pelicans.
Line: Pelicans by 3.5.

7:30 PM ET (Game 521-522)

This is a nice revenge spot for the Pelicans, who lost to the Nets when they were banged up earlier in the season. New Orleans is fully healthy now, and it should have its way with an injury-ravaged Brooklyn team that won't be able to defend Zion Williamson or Steven Adams in the paint.

NBA Pick: Pelicans -3.5 +103 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Incorrect; -$200


Charlotte Hornets at New York Knicks.
Line: Knicks by 6.

7:30 PM ET (Game 523-524)

I thought this was a trap line until I saw that more than 60 percent of the public is betting the Hornets. I don't understand why. New York is such an underrated team. Its defense will suffocate the shorthanded Hornets, who won't be able to do anything about Julius Randle in the paint.

NBA Pick: Knicks -6 +101 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Correct; +$200



Monday, April 19, 2021 (1-0, +$200)


San Antonio Spurs at Indiana Pacers.
Line: Spurs by 4.

8:00 PM ET (Game 513-514)

Gregg Popovich tends to act like a raging lunatic, but he's a damn good basketball coach. He knew to rest everyone two days ago, so now all of his primary players are fresh. That should lead to a victory in this game over the Pacers, who won't have some of their primary players tonight.

NBA Pick: Spurs -4 +100 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Correct; +$200



Sunday, April 18, 2021 (0-2, -$400)


Portland Trailblazers at Charlotte Hornets.
Line: Trailblazers by 5.

7:00 PM ET (Game 573-574)

The Trailblazers haven't been very difficult to figure out this year. They've beaten the bad teams, and they've lost to the good teams. It's as simple as that. Given that the Hornets will be without Gordon Hayward, Malik Monk and LaMelo Ball, I'd say they're a bad team. Portland won't have Damian Lillard, but C.J. McCollum can lead the Blazers to an easy victory.

By the way, I like the Thunder tonight as well if Lu Dort plays. We're still waiting on that news.

NBA Pick: Trailblazers -5 +105 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Incorrect; -$200


Oklahoma City Thunder at Toronto Raptors.
Line: Raptors by 4.5.

7:00 PM ET (Game 575-576)

Lu Dort is active, so I'm on the Thunder. Oklahoma City is so much better with Dort, so it could win this game. The Raptors are without almost all of their main guys - Fred VanVleet, Kyle Lowry, Pascal Siakam, OG Anunoby - so why are they favored by 4.5?

NBA Pick: Thunder +4.5 +101 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Incorrect; -$100



Saturday, April 17, 2021 (1-2, -$100)


Memphis Grizzlies at Milwaukee Bucks.
Line: Bucks by 7.5.

9:00 PM ET (Game 563-564)

I'm all for fading the Bucks late in the year in these meaningless games. They're stuck in the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference, 5.5 games ahead of the No. 4 spot. Why would they put forth full effort in this game? It wouldn't surprise me at all if we received news later in the evening that many of their players will sit. Meanwhile, the Grizzlies are much better now with a healthier Ja Morant. They played last night, but their starters weren't on the court very much in the fourth quarter, which is why the Morant prop failed. I like it again tonight, especially at plus money.

NBA Pick: Grizzlies +7.5 +101 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Correct; +$200
Ja Morant Over 29.5 Points/Rebounds/Assists +115 (1 Unit) - BetUS -- Incorrect; -$100


San Antonio Spurs at Phoenix Suns.
Line: Suns by 10.

10:00 PM ET (Game 565-566)

The Suns are within 1.5 games of the Jazz for the top seed in the Western Conference, so there will certainly be motivation for them in this game. The Spurs, conversely, will be gassed. This is their fifth game in seven nights. They're not a good team to begin with, so I don't see how they keep up with Phoenix at all.

NBA Pick: Suns -10 +100 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Incorrect; -$200



Friday, April 16, 2021 (2-1, +$295)


Memphis Grizzlies at Chicago Bulls.
Line: Grizzlies by 4.5.

7:30 PM ET (Game 545-546)

I don't think this spread has adjusted enough for the Zach Lavine injury. Of course, much of that has to do with the public. Chicago is getting about 65 percent of the action, yet this spread is moving in Memphis' direction. The Grizzlies are a bit underrated because Ja Morant is finally healthy. He was playing 28-31 minutes for a stretch, but he's back to playing 35-37 minutes per game.

NBA Pick: Grizzlies -4.5 +100 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Correct; +$200
Ja Morant Over 29.5 Points/Rebounds/Assists -115 (1 Unit) - BetUS -- Incorrect; -$115


New York Knicks at Dallas Mavericks.
Line: Mavericks by 5.5.

9:30 PM ET (Game 553-554)

The Knicks and Mavericks are about even, yet we're getting 5.5 points with the underdog. New York's defense is outstanding, while Luka Doncic isn't quite healthy. I love the value we're getting with the Knicks.

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NBA Pick: Knicks +5.5 +105 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Correct; +$210

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Thursday, April 15, 2021 (0-3, -$515)


Milwaukee Bucks at Atlanta Hawks.
Line: Bucks by 3.5.

7:30 PM ET (Game 525-526)

It wouldn't surprise me if the Bucks opted to sit all of their starters again. They played yesterday, and this game means nothing to them because they're stuck in the No. 3 seed. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Donte DiVincenzo are already listed as questionable. I'm not saying the starters will definitely sit, but I think there's a decent chance that could occur. Even the Bucks play most of their guys, they'll still have trouble with the hot Hawks because they won't have an answer for Clint Capela.

NBA Pick: Hawks +3.5 +101 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Incorrect; -$200
Clint Capela Over 33 Points/Rebounds/Assists -115 (1 Unit) - BetUS -- Incorrect; -$115


Sacramento Kings at Phoenix Suns.
Line: Suns by 13.

10:00 PM ET (Game 531-532)

Thirteen points may seem like a lot, but the Kings are utterly dreadful without Richaun Holmes. They won't be able to stay competitive with the Suns, who will be able to attack the rim with ease. No player prop bet in this game because this should be an easy blowout victory for Phoenix.

NBA Pick: Suns -13 +105 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Incorrect; -$200



Wednesday, April 14, 2021 (3-2, +$190)


San Antonio Spurs at Toronto Raptors.
Line: Spurs by 6.5.

7:30 PM ET (Game 505-506)

We bet against the Raptors yesterday, and we'll do so again tonight. Toronto is a disaster. Kyle Lowry, Fred VanVleet and now Gary Trent are all sidelined. The Raptors play no defense, so the Spurs, who are fighting for their playoff lives, should make quick work of his horrific opponent. Jakob Poeltl should continue the tradition of devastating Toronto's utterly weak post defense.

NBA Pick: Spurs -6.5 +104 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Incorrect; -$200
Jakob Poeltl Over 20.5 Points/Rebounds/Assists -115 (1 Unit) - BetUS -- Incorrect; -$115


Washington Bullets at Sacramento Kings.
Line: Bullets by 2.5.

10:00 PM ET (Game 521-522)

The Kings won't have Richaun Holmes tonight in all likelihood - he's listed as doubtful - which will be problematic against the Bullets, who like to play big. The Kings have lost every game Holmes has missed this year by eight or more. I don't see how they can possibly answer Russell Westbrook, who is on fire right now. Bradley Beal also appears to be healthy for the first time in a while.

NBA Pick: Bullets -2.5 +100 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Correct; +$200
Russell Westbrook Over 48.5 Points/Rebounds/Assists -115 (1 Unit) - BetUS -- Correct; +$100


Miami Heat at Denver Nuggets.
Line: Nuggets by 7.

10:00 PM ET (Game 523-524)

Jamal Murray's torn ACL was devastating news to the Nuggets and those who bet them to win the NBA Finals at 18/1 odds (i.e. me), but they're still a great team. They'll be looking to rebound off two consecutive losses, and they should be able to do just that tonight against a banged-up Miami team. Already down Victor Oladipo and Goran Dragic, the Heat could be without Jimmy Butler, who has a bum ankle. Even if Butler plays, Miami is in a rough spot on a back-to-back in altitude. This could be an easy blowout for Denver, so I'm not betting any player props in this game.

NBA Pick: Nuggets -7 +102 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Correct; +$205



Tuesday, April 13, 2021 (4-0, +$620)


Atlanta Hawks at Toronto Raptors.
Line: Hawks by 3.

7:30 PM ET (Game 571-572)

Trae Young is questionable right now, which is keeping this line down. I don't care if Young plays or not because the Hawks should be able to beat Toronto regardless. The Raptors are a complete mess right now without Kyle Lowry and Fred VanVleet, and I don't know how they're going to stop Clint Capela. Marc Gasol and Nerlens Noel dominated in the paint versus Toronto lately, so Capela will have a huge game.

NBA Pick: Hawks -3 +105 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Correct; +$210
Clint Capela Over 33.5 Points/Rebounds/Assists -120 (1 Unit) - BetUS -- Correct; +$200


Los Angeles Lakers at Charlotte Hornets.
Line: Lakers by 2.

8:00 PM ET (Game 575-576)

I don't understand how this spread is only -2. The Hornets are going to be missing Gordon Hayward, P.J. Washington, Lonzo Ball, Malik Monk and probably Terry Rozier (listed as doubtful). Caleb and Cody Martin will be logging 20-plus minutes for Charlotte tonight, which is a disaster waiting to happen. Dennis Schroder will post monstrous stats as long as the game doesn't turn into a blowout.

NBA Pick: Lakers -2 +105 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Correct; +$210
Dennis Schroder Over 27.5 Points/Rebounds/Assists -110 (1 Unit) - BetUS -- Correct; +$100



Monday, April 12, 2021 (3-1, +$380)


Washington Bullets at Utah Jazz.
Line: Jazz by 10.

9:00 PM ET (Game 561-562)

The Jazz are favored by double digits, yet they won't have Mike Conley or Jordan Clarkson tonight. The Bullets are the healthier team, and they're fighting for their playoff lives. I think they'll cover, and I could even see them winning outright.

NBA Pick: Bullets +10 +101 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Correct; +$200
Russell Westbrook Over 44.5 Points/Rebounds/Assists -110 (1 Unit) - BetUS -- Correct; +$100


Sacramento Kings at New Orleans Pelicans.
Line: Pelicans by 2.5.

9:00 PM ET (Game 565-566)

Zion Williamson has evolved into an unstoppable force. He's become dominant, and the Kings have absolutely no one who can defend him. The Pelicans should be able to win this game easily, yet they're favored by only two points.

NBA Pick: Pelicans -2.5 +100 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Correct; +$200
Zion Williamson Over 42.5 Points/Rebounds/Assists -120 (1 Unit) - BetUS -- Incorrect; -$120



Friday, April 9, 2021 (1-0, +$205)


Charlotte Hornets at Milwaukee Bucks.
Line: Bucks by 4.

9:00 PM ET (Game 513-514)

The Bucks have already ruled out Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jrue Holiday. It wouldn't surprise me if they sit Khris Middleton as well. They seem locked into the third seed, so they might just want to give their main guys some rest. The Hornets, conversely, need to keep winning in order to maintain home-court advantage in the opening round of the playoffs.

NBA Pick: Hornets +4 +102 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Correct; +$205



Tuesday, April 6, 2021 (1-1, -$100)


Portland Trailblazers at Los Angeles Clippers.
Line: Clippers by 6.

10:00 PM ET (Game 541-542)

Are the Clippers going to go all out to win this game, especially after getting a big statement victory over the Lakers over the weekend? I have my doubts, and it wouldn't even surprise me if one of Kawhi Leonard or Paul George sat. Even if they both play, this could be a low-effort game from both of them, and I don't see the Clippers stopping Enes Kanter anyway.

NBA Pick: Trailblazers +6 +101 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Incorrect; -$200
Enes Kanter Over 23.5 Points/Rebounds/Assists -110 (1 Unit) - BetUS -- Correct; +$100



Monday, April 5, 2021 (1-0, +$200)


Washington Bullets at Toronto Raptors.
Line: Raptors by 5.

7:00 PM ET (Game 517-518)

I don't understand why the Raptors are favored by so many points, especially in the wake of the Fred VanVleet news. Toronto isn't going to be able to stop Russell Westbrook. I can't find a prop for him, but I would bet the over if I could.

NBA Pick: Bullets +5 +100 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Correct; +$200



Sunday, April 4, 2021 (0-1, -$200)


Orlando Magic at Denver Nuggets.
Line: Nuggets by 17.

10:00 PM ET (Game 513-514)

Seventeen points is a lot. The Nuggets are also coming off a big win against the Clippers. However, this should be an easy blowout victory for them. The Magic are broken right now because they're missing so many players. They just can't compete with an enhanced team like Denver.

NBA Pick: Nuggets -17 +100 (2 Units) - Bookmaker



Friday, April 2, 2021 (0-1, -$200)


Los Angeles Lakers at Sacramento Kings.
Line: Kings by 5.

10:00 PM ET (Game 561-562)

I'm going to fade the Lakers again. They're a disaster, and they'll only be worse in the wake of Andre Drummond's injury. I don't think they'll stand a chance against the Kings.

NBA Pick: Kings -5 +103 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Incorrect; -$200



Thursday, April 1, 2021 (1-0, +$230)


Denver Nuggets at Los Angeles Clippers.
Line: Nuggets by 1.

10:00 PM ET (Game 541-542)

The Nuggets were favored until Paul George was ruled in for this game. I still think they should be favored. They've been excellent ever since getting Aaron Gordon, and the Clippers don't exactly focus too hard on regular-season affairs.

NBA Pick: Nuggets -1 +116 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Correct; +$230



Wednesday, March 31, 2021 (1-1, $0)


Milwaukee Bucks at Los Angeles Lakers.
Line: Bucks by 9.

10:30 PM ET (Game 525-526)

The Lakers have won two games in a row, but they beat up on a pair of terrible teams. They'll be back to their losing ways against the Lakers tonight. They play no defense, and Giannis Antetokunmpo will be eager to dominate after some sluggish performances.

NBA Pick: Bucks -9 +101 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Correct; +$200


Chicago Bulls at Phoenix Suns.
Line: Suns by 8.

10:00 PM ET (Game 527-528)

The Suns should dominate this game with their outstanding defense. The Bulls also have some injury woes, as they could be missing two of their top guards tonight. Even if Zach Lavine plays, he may not be 100 percent.

NBA Pick: Suns -8 +101 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Incorrect; -$200



Monday, March 29, 2021 (0-1, -$200)


New Orleans Pelicans at Boston Celtics.
Line: Celtics by 3.

7:30 PM ET (Game 565-566)

This spread is so small that I expected the public to be pounding Boston. That's not the case, however, as there's 50-50 action on this game. I'll take the great value we're getting with the Celtics, who have been so much better defensively with Marcus Smart on the court again. Jaylen Brown is out tonight, but the Pelicans are missing Lonzo Ball.

NBA Pick: Celtics -3 +103 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Incorrect; -$200



Sunday, March 28, 2021 (0-2, -$380)


Atlanta Hawks at Denver Nuggets.
Line: Nuggets by 3.5.

9:00 PM ET (Game 543-544)

The Hawks have been playing well since they've gotten some players back from injury. I like them to cover and possibly win tonight against the Nuggets, who will be working Aaron Gordon into the rotation. Trae Young has dominated against Jamal Murray, so I like the over on his prop bet as well.

NBA Pick: Hawks +3.5 +101 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Incorrect; -$200
Trae Young Over 37.5 points/rebounds/assists -120 (1.5 Unit) - BetUS -- Incorrect; -$180



Saturday, March 27, 2021 (1-1, +$95)


Boston Celtics at Oklahoma City Thunder.
Line: Celtics by 7.

9:00 PM ET (Game 543-544)

The Celtics won't have Kemba Walker, but Jayson Tatum is rounding into shape from his Covid woes. The Thunder, meanwhile, just had Al Horford quit for the rest of the season, joining Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Darius Bazley as absent Thunder. With Tatum healthy now, I like his over for points/rebounds/assists.

NBA Pick: Celtics -7 +106 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Correct; +$210
Jayson Tatum Over 36.5 points/rebounds/assists -115 (1 Unit) - Bovada -- Incorrect; -$115



Friday, March 26, 2021 (2-2, -$200)


Phoenix Suns at Toronto Raptors.
Line: Suns by 3.

7:30 PM ET (Game 515-516)

The Raptors were expected to unload some players at the trade deadline, but they moved only Norman Powell. They're going to handle the rest of the season as if they can still make the playoffs, so I think they'll play hard. Pascal Siakam should be able to dominate the post, so I like Toronto to win this game. Additionally, I like the over 32.5 points/rebounds/assists for Siakam, who has a history of destroying Deandre Ayton.

NBA Pick: Raptors +3 +100 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Incorrect; -$200
Pascal Siakam Over 32.5 points/rebounds/assists -115 (1 Unit) - BetUS -- Correct; +$100


Cleveland Cavaliers at Los Angeles Lakers.
Line: Lakers by 3.

10:30 PM ET (Game 531-532)

I wrote yesterday that the public hasn't caught up to how bad the Lakers are without LeBron James and Anthony Davis. That is still the case, as the Lakers are favored for some reason. The Cavaliers should win this one outright. Additionally, I think Larry Nance will score into double digits, so I'll be betting the over on his points prop.

NBA Pick: Cavaliers +3 +105 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Incorrect; -$200
Larry Nance Over 9.5 points -125 (1 Unit) - BetUS -- Correct; +$100



Thursday, March 25, 2021 (2-1, +$295)


Golden State Warriors at Sacramento Kings.
Line: Kings by 5.

10:00 PM ET (Game 507-508)

The Kings should be able to beat the Warriors easily. Golden State is reeling without Steph Curry, and there's a chance Draymond Green may not play tonight. Additionally, I like the over 28.5 points/rebounds/assists for Jordan Poole, who is playing great in relief of Curry. This is a great matchup for him.

NBA Pick: Kings -5 +108 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Correct; +$215
Jordan Poole Over 28.5 points/rebounds/assists -120 (1 Unit) - BetUS -- Incorrect; -$120


Philadelphia 76ers at Los Angeles Lakers.
Line: 76ers by 6.

10:00 PM ET (Game 577-578)

The Lakers are complete trash without LeBron James and Anthony Davis. They're going to be blown out very frequently until one of them returns, and the public hasn't caught up to that just yet.

NBA Pick: 76ers -6 +101 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Correct; +$200



Wednesday, March 24, 2021 (1-1, +$20)


Memphis Grizzlies at Oklahoma City Thunder.
Line: Grizzlies by 8.

8:00 PM ET (Game 573-574)

This is a revenge game for the Grizzlies, so they should be able to win easily against a Thunder team that learned that Shai Gilgeous-Alexander won't be available for a while. The team could be deflated as a result.

NBA Pick: Grizzlies -8 +109 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Correct; +$220


Atlanta Hawks at Sacramento Kings.
Line: Hawks by 3.5.

10:00 PM ET (Game 577-578)

The Kings are missing some bigs, so I think they match up poorly against the Hawks. I don't know how they're going to stop Clint Capela and John Collins.

NBA Pick: Hawks -3.5 +105 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Incorrect; -$200



Tuesday, March 23, 2021 (1-1, -$100)


Philadelphia 76ers at Golden State Warriors.
Line: 76ers by 3.5.

10:00 PM ET (Game 555-556)

The Warriors won't have Steph Curry once again, but they'll be getting back some bigs to help combat Tobias Harris and Dwight Howard. I like the Warriors in this game. However, I think Harris will have a huge performance as well, so I'll be betting his over points/rebounds/assists as well.

NBA Pick: Warriors +3.5 +103 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Incorrect; -$200
Tobias Harris Over 34.5 Points/Rebounds/Assists -115 (1 Unit) - BetUS -- Correct; +$100



Monday, March 22, 2021 (0-1, -$200)


Utah Jazz at Chicago Bulls.
Line: Jazz by 8.

9:00 PM ET (Game 543-544)

Without looking, can you guess the last time the Jazz beat a team not named the Rockets by more than eight? The answer is Feb. 27, so it's been nearly a month. That's unlikely to happen tonight, especially with Rudy Gobert banged up. The Bulls are healthy, so they should be able to keep this close.

NBA Pick: Bulls +8 +105 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Incorrect; -$200



Sunday, March 21, 2021 (0-1, -$200)


Oklahoma City Thunder at Houston Rockets.
Line: Rockets by 5.

2:00 PM ET (Game 513-514)

The Rockets have lost 19 games in a row, and yet they're favored by five! What's the meaning of this!? Well, after battling numerous injuries, they're finally healthy. In fact, it's the Thunder who are very banged up. Oklahoma City will be missing some key players, which will allow desperate Houston to finally capture a victory.

NBA Pick: Rockets -5 +101 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Incorrect; -$200



Saturday, March 20, 2021 (2-0, +$365)


San Antonio Spurs at Milwaukee Bucks.
Line: Bucks by 11.

9:00 PM ET (Game 507-508)

This spread is pretty high. I know the Spurs will be without a couple of players, but DeMar DeRozan should have a big game. The Bucks are coming off a big win versus the 76ers, so they could be flat in this game. As a bonus, I also like DeRozan over 11.5 rebounds plus assists on BetUS. He will handle the ball often tonight, so his assist number should be high.

NBA Pick: Spurs +11 +107 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Correct; +$215
DeMar DeRozan Over 11.5 Rebounds + Assists -120 (1.5 Units) - BetUS -- Correct; +$150



Wednesday, March 17, 2021 (0-1, -$200)


Minnesota Timberwolves at Phoenix Suns.
Line: Suns by 11.5.

10:00 PM ET (Game 557-558)

This should be a blowout. The Suns are a very good team, perhaps even a great regular-season team, and they match up very well with the injury-ravaged Timberwolves. Minnesota has suffered numerous ugly defeats ever since its two guards have been sidelined with injuries.

NBA Pick: Suns -11.5 +104 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Incorrect; -$200



Wednesday, March 17, 2021 (0-1, -$200)


Boston Celtics at Cleveland Cavaliers.
Line: Celtics by 8.

8:00 PM ET (Game 541-542)

The Celtics are getting Marcus Smart back into the starting lineup, which is huge for their ailing defense. Smart will clean things up, as the Celtics should dispatch the Cavaliers easily. Cleveland has gotten demolished in every game since the All-Star break.

NBA Pick: Celtics -8 +106 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Incorrect; -$200



Thursday, March 11, 2021 (0-1, -$200)


Detroit Pistons at Charlotte Hornets.
Line: Hornets by 5.5.

7:00 PM ET (Game 505-506)

The Hornets should be favored by more than 5.5 points over the Pistons, who are 4-16 on the road. The young and improving Hornets will be better because they're getting Devontae' Graham from injury.

NBA Pick: Hornets -5.5 +108 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Incorrect; -$200



Wednesday, March 10, 2021 (1-0, +$210)


Washington Bullets at Memphis Grizzlies.
Line: Grizzlies by 4.

8:00 PM ET (Game 501-502)

I just got my wisdom teeth removed, but the NBA has returned, so I wanted to bet one game tonight. I'm going to lean on the sharps, who have been wagering on the Grizzlies, perhaps because they have the much better defense in this matchup. Memphis is also much better than its record indicates because it's healthier than it was several weeks ago.

NBA Pick: Grizzlies -4 +106 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Correct; +$210



Thursday, March 4, 2021 (0-1, -$200)


Toronto Raptors at Boston Celtics.
Line: Celtics by 9.

7:00 PM ET (Game 547-548)

The Raptors are missing everyone except Kyle Lowry, which would explain why Detroit crushed them last night. It's tough to see them competing with the Celtics, who will be healthier with Jaylen Brown back in the lineup.

NBA Pick: Celtics -9 +109 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Incorrect; -$200



Wednesday, March 3, 2021 (1-0, +$215)


Charlotte Hornets at Minnesota Timberwolves.
Line: Hornets by 4.

8:00 PM ET (Game 539-540)

Both teams have struggled recently, but the Hornets are getting healthier. That's not the case for the Timberwolves, who are missing their starting backcourt.

NBA Pick: Hornets -4 +107 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Correct; +$215



Tuesday, March 2, 2021 (0-1, -$200)


Memphis Grizzlies at Washington Bullets.
Line: Bullets by 2.

7:00 PM ET (Game 515-516)

Don't look now, but the Bullets have been playing very well lately. They've won seven of nine, and they were one point away from sending the Boston game to overtime. The Grizzlies, conversely, are dealing with lots of injuries right now, so their depth tonight is poor.

NBA Pick: Bullets -2 +110 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Incorrect; -$200



Monday, March 1, 2021 (1-0, +$230)


Cleveland Cavaliers at Houston Rockets.
Line: Cavaliers by 1.

9:00 PM ET (Game 507-508)

The Cavaliers should be favored in this matchup, which is why I'm bettng Bookmaker's alternative line. The Rockets have been a great fade of late because their terrible front court can't stop players like Jarrett Allen.

NBA Pick: Cavaliers -1 +116 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Correct; +$230



Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021 (1-0, +$210)


Memphis Grizzlies at Houston Rockets.
Line: Grizzlies by 4.

8:00 PM ET (Game 573-574)

The sharp money is on the Grizzlies, and it's easy to see why. The Rockets are very banged up right now, and they don't have anyone to stop Memphis' front court. The Grizzlies should be able to win this game easily.

NBA Pick: Grizzlies -4 +105 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Correct; +$210



Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021 (1-0, +$220)


Sacramento Kings at New York Knicks.
Line: Knicks by 2.

7:30 PM ET (Game 523-524)

The Knicks have one of the top defenses in the NBA, while the Kings have one of the worst defenses. Yet, the Knicks are favored by only one or two, depending on where you look. This spread should be higher, so I like New York this evening.

NBA Pick: Knicks -2 +110 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Correct; +$220



Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021 (0-1, -$200)


Detroit Pistons at Orlando Magic.
Line: Magic by 5.5.

7:00 PM ET (Game 567-568)

I bet the Magic over the Pistons two nights ago, and I'm doing the same thing today. Orlando is much better than Detroit at the moment, as the Pistons sorely miss Delon Wright, while the Magic is much better now that it is healthier.

NBA Pick: Magic -5.5 +105 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Incorrect; -$200



Monday, Feb. 22, 2021 (0-1, -$200)


Memphis Grizzlies at Dallas Mavericks.
Line: Mavericks by 4.

8:30 PM ET (Game 557-558)

This spread is four, yet I think this game is a toss-up. The Grizzlies have gotten back Justise Winslow, while the Mavericks are playing very poor defense at the moment, which would explain why they're 2-11 against the spread in their previous 13 games.

NBA Pick: Grizzlies +4 +103 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Incorrect; -$200



Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021 (1-0, +$200)


Detroit Pistons at Orlando Magic.
Line: Magic by 3.

7:00 PM ET (Game 539-540)

When I first saw this spread, I expected 90 percent of the action to be on Orlando. Yet, it's 50-50 right now, which makes no sense to me. This line is way off the mark. The Magic have been getting better recently with some players returning from injury, while the Pistons, who are terrible on the road, will likely be without Delon Wright.

NBA Pick: Magic -3 +100 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Correct; +$200



Friday, Feb. 19, 2021 (0-1, -$200)


Oklahoma City Thunder at Milwaukee Bucks.
Line: Bucks by 9.

8:00 PM ET (Game 511-512)

The Bucks have really struggled without Jrue Holiday, so I question why they're favored by so many points. The Thunder, conversely, should start playing better now that everyone is healthy.

NBA Pick: Thunder +9 +109 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Incorrect; -$200



Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021 (1-0, +$220)


Miami Heat at Golden State Warriors.
Line: Warriors by 2.

10:00 PM ET (Game 565-566)

The Warriors have a negative stigma attached to them after the blowout loss to the Nets, but they've played better than Miami this year. They should be favored by more than two over the injury-ravaged Heat.

NBA Pick: Heat -2 +110 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Correct; +$220



Friday, Feb. 12, 2021 (0-1, -$200)


Detroit Pistons at Boston Celtics.
Line: Celtics by 7.5.

8:00 PM ET (Game 575-576)

I'm going back to the Pistons again. They won't have Kemba Walker tonight, but I don't think that's a huge deal, especially with the Pistons missing Mason Plumlee. Detroit has been a miserable road team, while the Celtics are about to go on a nice winning streak now that they're not battling tough Western Conference teams on the road for a change.

NBA Pick: Celtics -7.5 +101 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Incorrect; -$200



Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021 (1-0, +$200)


Toronto Raptors at Boston Celtics.
Line: Celtics by 3.

7:30 PM ET (Game 573-574)

The Celtics have lost a number of games recently, but they were tough battles on the road. They'll be better now that they're at home, while Toronto is on the second half of a back-to-back.

NBA Pick: Celtics -3 +100 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Correct; +$200



Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021 (0-2-1, -$400)


Philadelphia 76ers at Charlotte Hornets.
Line: 76ers by 7.

7:00 PM ET (Game 561-562)

The stupid Jazz blew a 25-point lead last night. Hopefully we'll have better luck today. The Sixers are the Suxers when it comes to playing on the road, and Charlotte has been competitive recently.

NBA Pick: Hornets +7 +101 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Push; $0


Los Angeles Clippers at Cleveland Cavaliers.
Line: Clippers by 8.

8:00 PM ET (Game 563-564)

The Clippers just had a tough battle against the Nets in which Kawhi Leonard and Paul George played major minutes. They could see their minutes sliced in this game. The Cavaliers play good defense and can beat up the Clippers in the paint.

NBA Pick: Cavaliers +8 +106 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Incorrect; -$200


Houston Rockets at Oklahoma City Thunder.
Line: Rockets by 7.5.

8:00 PM ET (Game 569-570)

I've been betting the Rockets aggressively because they're healthy now for the first time since the James Harden trade. They clobbered the Thunder in their previous game, and now Shai Gilgeous-Alexander won't play.

NBA Pick: Rockets -7.5 +105 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Incorrect; -$200



Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021 (0-1, -$200)


Detroit Pistons at Utah Jazz.
Line: Jazz by 13.

10:00 PM ET (Game 555-556)

The Pistons play well at home, but they've gotten demolished at home by lesser teams than the Jazz. With Donovan Mitchell back, Utah should crush the Pistons rather easily.

NBA Pick: Jazz -13 +103 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Incorrect; -$200



Monday, Feb. 1, 2021 (1-1, $0)


Los Angeles Lakers at Atlanta Hawks.
Line: Lakers by 5.

7:30 PM ET (Game 531-532)

The Lakers don't often give it their all during the regular season when battling "inferior" competition. Following a last-second win over Boston, the Lakers could opt to coast in this game versus a feisty Atlanta team that has covered every single home game dating back to Jan. 6.

NBA Pick: Hawks +5 +104 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Incorrect; -$200


Houston Rockets at Oklahoma City Thunder.
Line: Rockets by 5.5.

8:00 PM ET (Game 539-540)

I've been on the Rockets because they're healthy for the first time all year. They've ripped off five consecutive wins, and they should have no issues against a crappy Thunder team that wasn't competitive at all versus Brooklyn in its previous game.

NBA Pick: Rockets -5.5 +101 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Correct; +$200



Friday, Jan. 29, 2021 (0-2, -$400)


Sacramento Kings at Toronto Raptors.
Line: Raptors by 6.

7:30 PM ET (Game 569-570)

Both of these teams have seven wins, but there's no doubt that Toronto is the superior squad. The Raptors are healthier now than they've been in recent games, while the Kings have a miserable defense that won't be able to stop Toronto.

NBA Pick: Raptors -6 +101 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Incorrect; -$200


Brooklyn Nets at Oklahoma City Thunder.
Line: Nets by 6.

8:00 PM ET (Game 575-576)

The Nets will be a powerhouse by May, but they've struggled to gel thus far. They're playing no defense and rebounding poorly, so the Thunder should be able to take advantage of this. Brooklyn is just 2-5 against the spread since trading for James Harden.

NBA Pick: Thunder +6 +105 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Incorrect; -$200



Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021 (0-1, -$200)


Portland Trailblazers at Houston Rockets.
Line: Rockets by 5.5.

7:30 PM ET (Game 561-562)

The Rockets are underpriced tonight. They're getting their entire team back from injury for the first time since they made their trades. The defensively inept Blazers, meanwhile, are still missing three starters. Houston should be able to win this game easily.

NBA Pick: Rockets -5.5 +106 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Incorrect; -$200



Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021 (2-0, +$410)


Los Angeles Lakers at Philadelphia 76ers.
Line: Lakers by 3.

7:30 PM ET (Game 539-540)

This spread is too high. In fact, the 76ers should be favored. They're a great team at home, most recently beating the Celtics twice. The Lakers, meanwhile, don't go all out in regular-season games. They recently lost to the Warriors at home and barely got by the Cavaliers.

NBA Pick: 76ers +3 +105 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Correct; +$210


Washington Bullets at New Orleans Pelicans.
Line: Pelicans by 9.

9:00 PM ET (Game 545-546)

The Pelicans are a very misleading 5-10. They lost a bunch of home games because they were missing several players, and then they lost a bunch of road games against mostly good competition. They're now home, where they can beat up on a terrible Bullets team we faded last night. Washington is missing numerous players, which might include Russell Westbrook because has rested on back-to-backs.

NBA Pick: Pelicans -9 +101 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Correct; +$200



Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021 (1-1, +$5)


Washington Bullets at Houston Rockets.
Line: Rockets by 4.5.

8:00 PM ET (Game 525-526)

The Bullets returned from their vacation a couple of night ago and were promptly blown out by the Spurs. They're still missing way too many players to be truly competitive, while the Rockets are now almost healthy. These teams have similar records - the Bullets are 3-9; the Rockets are 6-9 - but the host is far superior at the moment. This spread should be -9 or -10.

NBA Pick: Rockets -4.5 +103 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Correct; +$205


New York Knicks at Utah Jazz.
Line: Jazz by 10.5.

9:00 PM ET (Game 527-528)

CBS Sports has the Jazz as the No. 1 team in their power rankings. Think about how dumb that is for a second. The Jazz are very good, but certainly not great. Their defense is awesome, but New York plays exceptional defense as well. This should be a tight, low-scoring game. The Knicks seldom get blown out, so I expect Utah to win by only 4-7 points.

NBA Pick: Knicks +10.5 +105 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Incorrect; -$200



Monday, Jan. 25, 2021 (3-0, +$615)


Denver Nuggets at Dallas Mavericks.
Line: Nuggets by 3.

8:30 PM ET (Game 517-518)

The Nuggets are 9-7 and the Mavericks are 8-8, but the former is the far better team right now. They're much healthier, given that the Mavericks are missing several players due to minor illness. Dallas' recent blowout loss to the Rockets wasn't a fluke, so I think the Nuggets are the right side as field goal favorites on the road.

NBA Pick: Nuggets -3 +104 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Correct; +$210


Boston Celtics at Chicago Bulls.
Line: Celtics by 4.

9:00 PM ET (Game 515-516)

The Celtics are getting Jayson Tatum back tonight, so they'll continue to perform better. They crushed the Cavaliers last night, so they shouldn't be fatigued from playing on a back-to-back. The Bulls are dreadful defensively, so they should have issues preventing the Celtics from scoring at will.

NBA Pick: Celtics -4 -101 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Correct; +$200


Oklahoma City Thunder and Portland Trailblazers.
Line: Trailblazers by 4.

10:00 PM ET (Game 519-520)

I'm fading Portland again. The Trailblazers are abysmal defensively, so I don't think they should be favored over a competent opponent, especially when considering that they're down three key players: C.J. McCollum, Jusuf Nurkic and Robert Covington.

NBA Pick: Thunder +4 +103 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Correct; +$205



Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021 (1-0-1, +$200)


Atlanta Hawks at Milwaukee Bucks.
Line: Bucks by 9.

8:00 PM ET (Game 579-580)

This is a battle between two teams with similar records - Hawks are 8-7; Bucks are 9-6 - but a week ago, the Hawks were 5-7, while the Bucks were 9-4. Under those circumstances, this line would be at least 10, so we're getting some value with Milwaukee because the Hawks beat Minnesota, Detroit and then Minnesota again. Furthermore, the Hawks are dealing with several injuries. Trae Young and Clint Capela are both game-time decisions, while De'Andre Hunter, Danilo Gallinari and Cam Reddish are not healthy either.

NBA Pick: Bucks -9 +101 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Correct; +$200


New York Knicks and Portland Trailblazers.
Line: Trailblazers by 3.

10:00 PM ET (Game 583-584)

We're getting points with the superior defensive team and the healthier roster in this game. The Knicks have improved greatly on defense this year, while Portland is still dreadful in that regard. The Blazers are also missing C.J. McCollum and Jusuf Nurkic, and yet they're favored! The Knicks should be favored instead.

NBA Pick: Knicks +3 +105 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Push; $0



Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021 (1-1, +$10)


Philadelphia 76ers at Detroit Pistons.
Line: 76ers by 6.

8:00 PM ET (Game 557-558)

The 76ers continue to be a dreadful road team, owning a 2-4 record as visitors this year. The Pistons have an awful record overall, but most of their losses have been close recently. Did you know they've lost by more than 10 points just once all season? They should stay within striking distance of Philadelphia.

NBA Pick: Pistons +6 +106 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Correct; +$210


New Orleans Pelicans at Minnesota Timberwolves.
Line: Pelicans by 10.

8:00 PM ET (Game 561-562)

It's easy to see why the sharps are betting up this line. The Timberwolves played last night and have been dreadful without Karl-Anthony Towns. Unlike the Pistons, they've lost by double digits routinely. The Pelicans are 1-7 in their previous eight games, but they've played the toughest schedule lately. They match up very well with the Towns-less Timberwolves, who won't have anyone in the paint to stop Steven Adams or Zion Williamson.

NBA Pick: Pelicans -10 +100 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Incorrect; -$200



Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021 (0-1, -$200)


Indiana Pacers at Los Angeles Clippers.
Line: Clippers by 8.

10:00 PM ET (Game 547-548)

The Pacers are short-handed tonight, but they'll still have Domantas Sabonis and Malcolm Brogdon. Indiana has kept most of its games close, and I don't see why the Clippers would go all out to beat a non-conference opponent.

NBA Pick: Pacers +8 +101 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Incorrect; -$200



Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021 (0-1, -$200)


Detroit Pistons at Miami Heat.
Line: Heat by 6.

8:00 PM ET (Game 529-530)

Miami is very underrated right now. Its schedule has been brutal thus far; it has played the Bucks twice, the 76ers twice and the Celtics. They've also had some absences due to minor illness. They're getting Bam Adebayo and Goran Dragic back tonight, so the Heat should be able to demolish the pathetic Pistons.

NBA Pick: Heat -6 +105 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Incorrect; -$200



Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 (1-0, +$220)


Indiana Pacers at Portland Trailblazers.
Line: Trailblazers by 2.

10:00 PM ET (Game 575-576)

I'm surprised the Pacers aren't favored. The Blazers played a tough game last night in which Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum both played 42 minutes. The Pacers are the better team, and they're coming off more rest.

NBA Pick: Pacers +2 +109 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Correct; +$220



Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021 (0-1, -$200)


Dallas Mavericks at Charlotte Hornets.
Line: Mavericks by 3.5.

7:00 PM ET (Game 549-550)

The Mavericks are getting lots of hype with Kristaps Porzingis returning to the lineup, but his minutes might be limited, and Dallas could be a bit discombobulated as he gets worked back into the offense. The Mavericks are also missing some players. Meanwhile, the Hornets are playing some very good defense. I think they should be favored.

NBA Pick: Hornets +3.5 +100 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Incorrect; -$200



Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020 (0-1, -$200)


New Orleans Pelicans at Miami Heat.
Line: Heat by 3.

12:00 PM ET (Game 577-578)

This spread seems to be mispriced. Jimmy Butler is banged up and may not be 100 percent if he plays. The Pelicans, meanwhile, are so much better defensively in the wake of the Stan Van Gundy hiring and the Steven Adams acquisition.

NBA Pick: Pelicans +3 +100 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Incorrect; -$200



Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020 (1-2, -$200)


Charlotte Hornets at Cleveland Cavaliers.
Line: Hornets by 4.

7:00 PM ET (Game 551-552)

The sharps have been betting the Hornets aggressively today, and it's easy to see why. The Cavaliers are down so many players, including Kevin Love, Kevn Porter Jr. and a couple of others. The Hornets are going to be better this year with Gordon Hayward and LaMelo Ball joining the squad.

NBA Pick: Hornets -4 +103 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Incorrect; -$200


Atlanta Hawks at Chicago Bulls.
Line: Hawks by 1.

8:00 PM ET (Game 563-564)

The Hawks are getting lots of hype, but they're down so many players tonight, including Clint Capela, Kris Dunn, Onyeka Okongwu and Rajon Rondo. Despite this, the Bulls are home dogs, which makes them appealing.

NBA Pick: Bulls +1 +103 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Incorrect; -$200


Detroit Pistons at Minnesota Timberwolves.
Line: Timberwolves by 6.

8:00 PM ET (Game 563-564)

If this game were to take place two months from now, this line would be well above 10. The Pistons are dreadful, while the Timberwolves are expected to be highly improved this year.

NBA Pick: Timberwolves -6 +100 (2 Units) - Bookmaker -- Correct; +$200


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