|Date||Match Up||Rating||Score||Result||Profit||Lead Time||Analysis|
|03-18-19||Pacers v. Blazers -4.5||Top||98-106||Win||100||8 h 57 m||Show|
Portland has been one of the better covering teams in the NBA of late. The Blazers did fail to cover last time out at San Antonio, but that was the second of a back-to-back spot and they were in a tough situation in that game. Portland has covered nine of their last 13 games overall. They are also 38-18 ATS their last 56 home games and 12-4 ATS their last 16 against a team with a winning straight up record. The Pacers are not nearly as good a covering team. In fact, they are just 1-4 ATS their last five eon the road and 2-7 ATS their last nine against a team with a win percentage above 60%. Portland has also covered seven of the last eight meetings with the Pacers. Moreover, they are 5-1 ATS their last six at Portland against Indiana. I like the host here tonight. Take Portland.
|03-04-19||Nuggets v. Spurs -1||Top||103-104||Push||0||8 h 21 m||Show|
The Denver Nuggets are having an excellent season, but they will look to improve here tonight on the road where they are just 2-7 ATS their last nine away games. They are also 3-9 ATS their last 12 road games against a team with a winning home record as they face tonight. The Spurs are 16-5 ATS their last 21 games at home vs a team with a winning road record. They are also 7-3 ATS against the NBA Northwest division and 15-6 ATS their last 21 overall at home. The Spurs have a two-game win streak as they head into tonight's contest while the Nuggets have lost two straight. The Spurs have covered seven of the last nine in this series and five of the six at San Antonio. I like the Spurs here tonight. Play San Antonio.
|02-27-19||Wizards v. Nets -5.5||Top||125-116||Loss||-101||7 h 56 m||Show|
Reason: Washington not having the kind of season they are used to having with just a 24-36 record. The Wizards are 0-2-1 ATS their last three games and 2-6-1 ATS their last nine games. In addition, they are 4-23 ATS their last 27 road games vs a winning team. Brooklyn has a winning record at 32-30 and is also 35-27 ATS on the season. They have covered four of their last five games and are 12-5 ATS their last 17 vs a team with a straight-up losing record. The Nets are 5-0 ATS their last five vs the Wizards in Brooklyn. Take the home team, Brooklyn.
|02-13-19||Kings v. Nuggets -7.5||Top||118-120||Loss||-107||8 h 54 m||Show|
The Sacramento Kings are having one of their best seasons this year with a 30-26 mark and 33-23 ATS record. The Kings have won two straight games and five of their last six. They have also covered five of their last six. The Kings have a rough road test here now as they play at Denver, Golden State, Oklahoma City and Minnesota. Tonight is at Denver, always a tough place for visitors to play. Denver is one of the best teams in the NBA with a 38-18 S/U and 30-26 ATS record. The Nuggets broke a three game losing streak with a win over Miami, 103-87 last time out. The Nuggets are 7-1 ATS their last eight home games. They are also 20-6 ATS their last 26 games at home against a team with a losing road record. Denver has covered seven of the last eight vs Sacramento and the last four in Denver. I like the host here tonight, play Denver.
|02-11-19||Wizards v. Pistons -5.5||Top||112-121||Win||100||6 h 8 m||Show|
Washington still struggling to get back to that .500 mark at just 24-32 S/U and 24-31-1 ATS. The Wizards have won two straight games both S/U and ATS. They had lost the previous five of six though, both S/U and ATS. Washington has to play two straight now on the road and four of its next five games. Overall, the Wizards are just not a good spread team, evidenced by their 19-39 ATS mark their last 58 games and 5-21 ATS their last 26 games on the road against a winning home team. The Pistons are 25-29 S/U and 25-28-1 ATS on the season. Detroit has won and covered three straight game. The Pistons have had two days rest to prepare for this game and when they have had this much rest they are 5-1 ATS their last six time. The home team has covered four of the last five in this series and that's what I'm looking at here tonight. I'm taking the home club, Detroit.
|02-08-19||Bulls v. Nets -8.5||Top||125-106||Loss||-110||9 h 25 m||Show|
As bad as the Chicago Bulls are this season at 12-42, they are not the worst team in the division as that distinction goes to Cleveland at 11-43. The Bulls won for just the second time in their last 16 games with a 105-89 victory last game at Miami. It was also just their fifth cover in their last 15 games. Meanwhile, Brooklyn is having a decent season with a 29-27 record and 31-25 ATS mark. The Nets have won 12 of their last 16 games and covered 12 of 16. The Nets have also covered 12 of their last 17 home games and 21 of the last 31 overall. The Bulls are 3-12 ATS their last 15 vs the NBA Atlantic division. Nets have covered five of the last six in this series and the favorite is 6-1 ATS the last seven. Take the Nets here tonight.
|02-04-19||Bucks v. Nets +7.5||Top||113-94||Loss||-110||7 h 3 m||Show|
Milwaukee having an excellent season at 38-13 S/U and 29-20 ATS. The Bucks have won two straight and eight of the last nine. They have covered two straight games. The Bucks have to lay seven points today on the road to the Nets. The Nets are not the Nets of old. This team has a winning record at 28-26 S/U and 30-24 ATS. The nets have won 11 of their last 16 games. They have also covered 11 of their last 16. The Nets are 6-1 ATS at home their last seven against a winning road team. They are also 6-2 ATS in their last eight overall at home and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games. This is not the same old Nets squad. I like the points here at home today. Play Brooklyn.
|01-29-19||Bulls v. Nets -7||Top||117-122||Loss||-103||7 h 53 m||Show|
Chicago having a terrible season, with a 11-39 record. The only team worse is Cleveland at 10-41. The Bulls are also 21-27-2 ATS. Chicago has lost its last three both S/U and ATS. The Bulls are also 2-8-1 ATS their last 11 games. The Bulls are also 1-7 ATS their last eight playing on one day rest and 5-16 ATS their last 21 vs the Atlantic division. Brooklyn is having a winning season at 27-24 S/U and 29-22 ATS. The Nets are coming off a loss at Boston, but have won six of their last seven games and covered 10 of their last 13 games. The Nets are also 6-1 ATS at home their last 7 game against a team with a losing road record. The Nets have covered the last five in this series and I expect that again here tonight. Play Brooklyn.
|01-13-19||Rockets -6 v. Magic||Top||109-116||Loss||-103||6 h 13 m||Show|
The Rockets have been a very good friend to bettors this year, going 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 games. They are also 9-2-1 ATS in their last 12 times they are playing with one day rest. The Magic are playing in a back-to-back spot here today and while that works for deeper teams, not for the Magic. The Magic are not deep enough and it shows in their 2-5 ATS record the last seven times in this spot. The Magic are also 0-6 ATS in their last six games against the Western Conference. I'm taking the Rockets to cover here on Sunday. Play Houston.
|12-16-18||Lakers -2.5 v. Wizards||Top||110-128||Loss||-107||8 h 58 m||Show|
Lakers in a back-to-back spot here on Sunday, but they seem to do ok in that spot with a 6-2 ATS their last eight games. LA is 18-11 S/U and 12-16-1 ATS so far this season and in second place in the Pacific division behind Golden State. The Lakers have won three of their last four games and seven of their last nine games. Washington not doing so well this year with a 11-18 S/U record and in fourth in the Southeast division. The Wizards are on a four game losing streak both S/U and ATS. The Wizards are also 3-8 ATS in their last 11 vs the Western Conference and 2-5 ATS the last seven vs the Pacific division. Lakers have owned this series with a 12-5-1 ATS mark in Washington their last 18 games. I like the Lakers here today. Play LA.
|05-16-18||Warriors v. Rockets UNDER 224.5||Top||105-127||Loss||-105||36 h 53 m||Show|
Game one results will surely bring on some adjustments. This is especially true for the Rockets. What were they thinking in game one? Did they really think they could run with the Warriors and prevail? Most hoop experts believed they would be wise enough to try and slow the Warriors by running time off the clock on both offense and defense. Game two will be different, od they will be going on the road down 0-2. Look for the Rockets to slow the pace to limit the fatigue on Harden and Paul. This will hopefully allow them to stay close at the end and possibly salvage game 2 in this series. That being said, i am not looking at a side here but the total. A slower pace and a little more defense will bring the total home for us. Play Under in game #2
|05-15-18||Cavs v. Celtics UNDER 203||Top||94-107||Win||100||31 h 22 m||Show|
After scoring 83 points in game 1, the Cavs will bring higher than usual focus to this game. This is a tough series as the Celtics have won and covered all eight home games in the playoffs. The oddsmakers are giving them no respect because the public refuses to see that. Not all fo their home wins and covers have been easybut they have found a way. LeBron is a story all by himself. In his 15 year career, especially the last 8 years, he has been the story for any team he has been with. He is the man and i dont feel Morris will be able to do what he did in game 1. The reason is, i feel the rest of the Cavs who may not be great, are good enough to do more than they did in Gm 1. 4 for 26 from 3 point land will not happen again. But lets not take anything away from the Celtics defense. They do a great job of guarding the perimeter. teh Cavs will counter by playing some old school, by going to the rim more. The total was adjusted off the game 1 score but should not have been IMO. Play OVER in Game 2
|05-14-18||Warriors v. Rockets UNDER 225||Top||119-106||Push||0||8 h 53 m||Show|
Of course we all know what powerful offenses these teams have but remember that knowledge is in the line already. What most people don't see is that during the regular season, NBA teams coast quite often. We do not get a true read on who they are until the reach the playoffs. Both of these clubs went under 60% of their games in the second round matchups. In the first round the combined record was 50% over and under. I'm going with the more recent trend and adding in a lot of urgency to play some tough defense. These teams both rank in the top ten in defensive rankings. PLay Under Game #1
|04-29-18||Jazz v. Rockets -11||Top||96-110||Win||100||3 h 9 m||Show|
Second round action begins today as the Utah Jazz take on the Houston Rockets. Utah had to go six games to take care of Oklahoma City and they split against the spread. In their three games at OKC, the Jazz were 1-2 both S/U and ATS. Houston went five games to beat Minnesota in their first round matchup. The Rockets covered the last two in the series and saw their offense finally click with 122 and 119 points. The previous three games saw the Rockets scored 104 points or less. During the regular season the Rockets gave the Jazz all kinds of problems. The Rockets beat the Jazz four times in the regular season and the average margin of victory was 17.5 points. The games played in Houston saw the Rockets win by 27 and 21 points. The Rockets have one of the best sixth men in the NBA in Eric Gordon, who averaged 18 ppg. The Jazz will also be without Ricky Rubio who is out todya with a hamstring injury. I'm taking the Rockets here today as I look for them to make this a blowout win.
|04-25-18||Pacers v. Cavs UNDER 205||Top||95-98||Win||100||17 h 52 m||Show|
Cleveland returns home with a 2-2 tie in this best of seven series. So far all four games have gone under the total. That's what I'm looking at again here on Wednesday is the UNDER. We've seen the oddsmaker drop the total from 212.5 in game one to 206 in game four and tonight 205. The closest these teams came was in game four where they got 204 points and just went under the 206. This Cavs team has been so difficult to put your thumb on, one day they play great then they lose by 20. They did this all season, which makes it hard to pick a side here. That's why I'm sticking with the UNDER. We haven't seen the Pacers exploit the Cavs bad defense yet in this series and I don't think we'll see it here in game five. Forget the side in this game, take the UNDER.
|04-24-18||Bucks v. Celtics -3||Top||87-92||Win||100||17 h 21 m||Show|
This best of seven series tied at two games apiece. Milwaukee had a huge, 20-point lead in game four and while they held on for the win, they didn't cover the six-point line in a 104-102 win. So far each team has held home court as we return to Boston for game five. The Celtics have covered three of the four in the series. Boston needs to improve its defense, as it has allowed the Bucks to shot over 52% from the field each of the last three games and over 43% from the 3-point line. I don't see any reason to ahem, buck the trends I see taking place in this series and that's play the home team. The Celtics can't go back to Milwaukee down 2-3 so look for a Boston win here on Tuesday. Play Boston.
|04-22-18||Warriors -6.5 v. Spurs||Top||90-103||Loss||-110||6 h 59 m||Show|
When this series started it looked to be one of the more interesting and equally matched ones. However, that hasn't been the case as the Warriors have dominated this series and can eliminate the Spurs today with a win. The Warriors have been without their star guard Stephen Curry, who has been out this series with a knee injury. That looked to be the great equalizer for the Spurs, who play a good defensive game. The Warriors have had little trouble scoring against this Spurs defense, with 113, 116 and 110 points in the first three games. The Spurs were also dealt a big blow before game three when coach Gregg Popvich's wife passed away and the coach had to miss the game. Popovich will not be on the bench today either. To me, that takes the heart out of this Spurs team. They are down 0-3 in the series, they are without their coach, don't see what positives I can place in the Spurs column here today. Play the Warriors.
|04-21-18||76ers -3 v. Heat||Top||106-102||Win||100||5 h 25 m||Show|
No doubt in my mind that the Philadelphia 76ers are the best team in this matchup. We saw the 76ers in game three that we had seen for their 16 game win streak at the end of the regular season where they were blowing out opponents and scoring tons of points. There was a question whether or not Joel Embiid would play in game three and not only did he, but he was the difference in the Sixers win, 128-108. Embiid scored 23 points, grabbed seven rebounds and had four assists in just 30 minutes of play. Embiid had missed the previous three weeks with a concussion suffered and orbital fractures. Sure, the Heat won game two, but it took a perfect game by the Heat and a performance by Dwayne Wade that frankly looked like he had turned back the close 10 years. I can't see that happening again, especially against this young, hungry Sixers team that has Embiid back at center. This is the perfect spot for another blowout win today. Play Philadelphia.
|04-19-18||76ers v. Heat +2||Top||128-108||Loss||-105||7 h 18 m||Show|
The Miami Heat evened their best of seven series with the 76ers by steeling game two in Philly. The Heat played about as perfect a game as they could to get the win. They almost lost it though as a huge lead evaporated to just two points at 98-96 before Dwayne Wade took over and held off the Sixers for the win, 113-103. Wade looked like his younger self, pouring in 28 points and coming up with big plays down the stretch. The Sixers how to get back their big man, Joel Embiid, who is questionable for tonight's game with a concussion. Embiid averages 22.94 ppg and 10.95 rebounds. The Sixers are hoping to recapture the momentum they had at the end of the regular season that saw them win 16 straight games. The loss of Embiid tonight is huge though. The Heat must once again control the pace and keep Philly from going wild scoring points. If Embiid were playing this might be a different play, but without him I'm taking the points at home with Miami.
|04-17-18||Pelicans +6.5 v. Blazers||Top||111-102||Win||100||21 h 47 m||Show|
The New Orleans Pelicans stole game one of this series from the Blazers, 97-95. Anthony Davis was the leader for the Pelicans, scoring 35 points and grabbing 14 rebounds. Davis controlled the paint for the Pelicans. The Pelicans did see a 19-point lead virtually evaporate when the Blazers pulled to within one point in the final minute of the game. Portland's backcourt of Damian Lillard and C.J McCollum combined for just 13 of 41 field goals. The Pelicans are ready for another win here on Tuesday as they look to go up 2-0 in this series. The Blazers haven't really showed me anything of late and the 6 1/2 point dog here is just too much to pass on. I'm taking the Pelicans plus the 6 1/2 points.
|04-11-18||Jazz +4 v. Blazers||Top||93-102||Loss||-115||11 h 50 m||Show|
It's the last day of the NBA regular season and there's still a lot at stake for the NBA Western Conference teams numbers 3 through 9. The third-place Utah Jazz are tied with the Portland Trail Blazers and they just one game ahead of the Pelicans, Spurs and Thunder. There's a lot of room for jockeying of position for the playoffs here and tonight's game between the Jazz and the Trailblazers will determine the third and fourth place seeds. The Trailblazers will finish third and host the first round game if they win tonight versus the Jazz. If they lose to the Jazz then they will play the winner of the Spurs and the Pelicans matchup and that will feature the 4th against the 5th Place teams. I do like the Jazz here tonight mainly because they are on a six-game winning streak and have been very impressive during that stretch. The Jazz are also 15-1 S/U and 12-4 against the spread in their last 16 road games. Getting points is just too much to pass on here tonight. Play the Jazz
|04-08-18||Mavs v. 76ers OVER 215||Top||97-109||Loss||-115||4 h 46 m||Show|
The Philadelphia 76ers host the Dallas Mavericks today on NBA TV. The 76ers still have something to play for as they lead the fourth place Cleveland Cavaliers by just a half-game. As for the Dallas Mavericks, well they're out of it for this year. In this game though, I'm looking at the over. Philadelphia has won 13 straight games. But what's probably more impressive is that they have scored at least 115 points in 11 of those 13 games. the 76ers jumped out to a 30-point lead against Cleveland last Friday night, but despite the large lead, they still had to hold on for a two-point win over the Cavaliers. In that contest, the 76ers still scored 132 points. The Dallas Mavericks will try and snap the 76ers 13 game winning streak. Unfortunately for the Mavericks they have won just two games and lost 10 in their last 12 overall. In addition the Mavericks have allowed 113 points their last game at Detroit. I don't really see how the Mavericks will hold down the 76ers scoring machine here today. I'm going to stick with the over in the 76ers and Mavericks contest.
|04-06-18||Mavs v. Pistons -6.5||Top||106-113||Win||100||7 h 12 m||Show|
The Detroit Pistons and the Dallas Mavericks play for just a little pride today, seeing as both of these clubs have been eliminated from the NBA playoffs. The Pistons have been hot, winning seven of their last 10 games. Meanwhile, the Mavericks have won only 24 and lost 55 games this year and they are 2-8 their last 10 games. In addition, Dirk Nowitzki is out for the remainder of the games this season as he is having ankle surgery. The Pistons are 8-1 ATS in the last nine games overall, 4-0 ATS in the last four vs the Western Conference and 7-0 ATS in their last seven games versus a team with a losing straight-up record. The Mavericks are just 1-5 ATS in their last six road games and 0-4 ATS their last four vs the East. Take the Pistons.
|04-05-18||Wizards v. Cavs -5.5||Top||115-119||Loss||-105||7 h 36 m||Show|
The NBA playoff picture in the Eastern Conference is pretty much set, all eight teams are locked-in with the other teams already eliminated. However, there is still plenty of room to jockey for position within that top eight. One such game is the game on national television tonight between the Washington Wizards and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Washington sits currently tied for the 7th and 8th position with Milwaukee, just a half-game back of number 6 Miami. The Cleveland Cavaliers currently are in third position tied with the Philadelphia 76ers and two games ahead of 5th Place Indiana. For the Cavaliers this game has more implications as far as home court goes in the early rounds they don't want to drop below that number four spot here in the East or they face the possibility of not getting home court in the first round. The Wizards have not been very good for bettors lately, going 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games overall and they are 0-6 ATS in their last six away games. The Cavaliers who were horrible against the spread earlier this year have improved lately. Cleveland is 7-0 ATS in their last 7 home games and 4-0 ATS in their last four overall. I like the Cavaliers today to take this game and solidify their hold on the number three position.
|03-12-18||Heat v. Blazers -7||Top||99-115||Win||100||11 h 14 m||Show|
Portland has been one of the hotter teams of late, especially at home where they are 13-2-1 ATS in their last 16 games and 16-5-1 ATS their last 22 overall. The Blazers are also on a nine game win streak after beating Golden State easily, 125-108. In fact, in their last nine wins, the lowest margin of victory has been eight points. Miami is coming off a two game home streak. The Heat have lost their last three away games, two in OT. The Blazers have covered four of the last five vs the Heat in Portland. In addition, the home team is 5-2 ATS the last seven. Portland just playing too well right now. I'm taking the Trailblazers tonight.
|02-27-18||Kings v. Blazers -11.5||Top||99-116||Win||100||21 h 38 m||Show|
Portland catches Sacramento is a good spot here as the Kings are playing the second of a back-to-back spot tonight. The Kings lost at home last night to the T'Wolves, 118-100, then had to jump on a plane for the trip to Portland for tonight's contest. Portland has covered six of its last seven on its home court. In addition, the Blazers are 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 vs the Western Conference. Portland has covered three of the last four in this series including the last two games by a combined 30 points. Kings are a bad team and now they are put in a bad spot, that's what we need for an easy win on Tuesday. Take Portland.
|02-14-18||Pacers -4.5 v. Nets||Top||108-103||Win||100||10 h 59 m||Show|
Brooklyn has covered just three of its last 10 games and just one of its last five home games. In fact, the Nets are just 1-9 S/U their last 10 games. Indiana has won two straight games both S/U and ATS. The Pacers are 7-3 S/U their last 10 games. Indiana has also had much success vs the Nets, covering five of the last six meetings and 12 of the last 17 in Brooklyn. Pacers have a fairly easy schedule coming up with Dallas and two games vs the Hawks. No need to look past this opponent tonight. Take the Pacers.
|02-07-18||Wolves -3.5 v. Cavs||Top||138-140||Loss||-106||18 h 2 m||Show|
The Cleveland Cavaliers have been a very strange team. On one hand, you have the team with the third best record in the Eastern conference at 30-22. On the other hand, you have a team that is horrible at covering spreads this year. The Cavs had to play last night at Orlando. They led 43-31 after one quarter and 67-51 at the half. In the second half, the Cavs scored a total of 31 of points and lost 116-98 to the Magic, a blowout loss. The Cavs are now 14-36-1 ATS in their last 51 overall games. They are 16-35-2 ATS in their last 53 home games. That is terrible. Now they play the second of back-to-back spot where they are notorious for resting players. This is the perfect spot for a T'Wolves team that is 34-22 and 3rd in the West. Yes, it's difficult to lay points at Cleveland, but I'm just not sure what is going on with this Cavaliers club right now. Play the Timberwolves.
|01-29-18||76ers v. Bucks -3.5||Top||95-107||Win||100||10 h 39 m||Show|
The new coach for the Bucks seems to have energized this team. Out is Jason Kidd and taking over is assistant coach Joe Prunty. Prutny is 3-0 in his short tenure. The Bucks have shown a lot more life and energy since Prutny has taken over. Both these teams coming off a Sunday game, making this a back-to-back spot for both teams. Bucks have done well in this spot, going 6-3 S/U and 6-2-1 ATS. Philly hasn't fared so well, going 1-4 S/U and 1-3-1 ATS in the same spot. Great spot here for the Bucks riding the new energy of the coach and having a good spot to catch the Sixers. Play Milwaukee.
|01-24-18||Spurs v. Grizzlies -1||Top||108-85||Loss||-102||10 h 45 m||Show|
Spurs played a big game last night as they hosted the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Spurs trailed early but pulled away and never looked back in a 114-102 win. That's the good news. I had the Spurs last night, but tonight I expect a letdown spot. The Spurs are ripe for a road loss. First, they are playing the 2nd of a back-to-back spot - that's never easy. Next, they will be off that big win last night. The Spurs are just 1-6 ATS in the 2nd game of a back-to-back spot this year. Meanwhile, the Grizzlies have covered their last five games and are also 6-0-1 ATS in their last seven home games. The home team has a 5-2-1 ATS in the last eight meeting and I like this spot for the Grizzlies.
|01-02-18||Grizzlies v. Clippers -5||Top||105-113||Win||100||22 h 31 m||Show|
The Clippers have really improved of late, winning three straight games and five of their last six games. They have also covered three straight and are 8-1-1 ATS their last 10. While the Clippers average 105.5 ppg this season, they are averaging 117.8 ppg their last five and allowing just 106.4 ppg. The Grizzlies are just 5-13 on the road this season adn 12-25 overall. Even though the Grizzlies have done better in this series, I like the way the Clippers are playing lately and I'll lay the points here with LA. Play the Clippers
|12-13-17||Thunder v. Pacers -1.5||Top||100-95||Loss||-110||8 h 57 m||Show|
The Oklahoma City Thunder (12-14 S/U, 8-18 ATS) take on the Indiana Pacers (16-11 S/U, 17-10 ATS) tonight. The Thunder have struggled on the road, going 0-9 ATS in their last nine road games. They are also 1-11 ATS in their last 12 overall. In addition, the club is just 5-16 ATS in their last 21 games with 1 day rest. Meanwhile, the Pacers are playing very well, going 4-1 ATS their last five games and 24-8 ATS their last 32 with two days rest. The Pacers average 109 points on the season while allowing 106.4 ppg. OKC averages 101.8 ppg and just 99.3 ppg on the road. I don't see the Thunder improving on their horrible road results here in Indiana tonight. The Pacers are laying just 1.5 points and that is just too good a line to pass on. Play Indiana.
|11-22-17||Nets v. Cavs -11||Top||109-119||Loss||-105||18 h 56 m||Show|
We hit out Situation Game of the Month with Cleveland at Detroit on Monday evening in an easy win, 116-88. The issue with the Cavs is to know when to play them and when to fold them. The Cavs like to rest players, but I believe they see the Celtics pulling away and have had to step it up, evidenced by their five straight wins. If they aren't careful the Celtics will run away with the East. Both teams have bad defenses, allowing 113.9 for the Nets and 114 for the Cavs. However, during this last five game streak, Cleveland has allowed just 102.6 ppg, a drastic downturn. Brooklyn has lost three of its last four games and hits the road here tonight. This isn't a very good team, especially on the road. With Cleveland having last night off, I look for them to run up the score tonight. Play Cleveland.
|10-24-17||Nets v. Magic -4||Top||121-125||Push||0||19 h 13 m||Show|
Magic off to a 2-1 record both S/U and ATS. The Magic have owned this series of late, going 5-1-1 ATS the last seven against the Nets. The home team has also had the edge here, going 4-0-1 ATS the last five meetings. Brooklyn is also 2-1 both SU and ATS. The Nets are first in the NBA in scoring (124.3) and third in field goals (48.3%). The defense hasn't been so good, ranked 29th (121.7 ppg). Orlando can also put up points, averaging 117 (5th) and 2nd from beyond the 3-pt arc (48.3%). I expect a shootout here, but I'm taking the home club in Orlando.
|04-23-17||Cavs -3 v. Pacers||Top||106-102||Win||100||42 h 47 m||Show|
|04-17-17||Pacers v. Cavs OVER 209.5||Top||111-117||Win||100||7 h 20 m||Show|
|04-11-17||Thunder v. Wolves -2||Top||100-98||Loss||-110||26 h 9 m||Show|
|04-10-17||Rockets v. Clippers -5.5||Top||96-125||Win||100||24 h 50 m||Show|
|04-07-17||Spurs v. Mavs UNDER 189.5||Top||102-89||Loss||-105||10 h 52 m||Show|
|03-31-17||Pacers +6 v. Raptors||Top||100-111||Loss||-110||24 h 42 m||Show|
|03-29-17||Bucks +8 v. Celtics||Top||103-100||Win||100||9 h 18 m||Show|
|03-28-17||Nuggets v. Blazers OVER 226.5||Top||113-122||Win||100||26 h 9 m||Show|
|03-24-17||Wolves -6.5 v. Lakers||Top||119-130||Loss||-110||31 h 39 m||Show|
|03-19-17||Wolves v. Pelicans -2.5||Top||109-123||Win||100||24 h 51 m||Show|
|02-24-17||Celtics v. Raptors -3||Top||97-107||Win||100||27 h 44 m||Show|
|12-25-16||Bulls v. Spurs -9||Top||100-119||Win||100||16 h 58 m||Show|
The Chicago Bulls looked good to start the season, but times have been hard for the club lately. The Bulls have lost two straight and seven of their last 10 games. Chicago is the best rebounding team in the NBA (48.1 rpg), but just averages 101 ppg (23rd). The Spurs are having another excellent season at 24-6. Kawhi Leonard leads the club in scoring with 24.3 ppg. The Bulls have covered just one of their last seven games and are 0-4 ATS in their last four road contests. The Spurs are 6-1 ATS in their last seven games. Even with the Bulls boasting Dwayne Wade on this year's club, Chicago will not fair well against the West's best teams. Take San Antonio.
|11-09-16||Pistons -3.5 v. Suns||Top||100-107||Loss||-110||10 h 35 m||Show|
|05-30-16||Thunder v. Warriors -7||Top||88-96||Win||100||25 h 0 m||Show|
The Oklahoma City Thunder did not want this game to happen. And, it looked for the majority of game six that it wouldn't. The Thunder led game six by five points at half and finished the third quarter up by eight. Midway through the fourth quarter, it looked like the Thunder might just be going to the finals, as they led by seven points. However, this is where things fell apart for the Thunder. Golden State, led by Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson tied the game with just under three minutes. Thompson set a playoff record with 11 three-points in a game and outscored the Thunder by 15 points to win going away 108-101. Now the clubs return to Northern California where the Thunder will almost certainly have a major letdown. That's what I'm counting on here, that and the knowledge that Golden State won't let the Thunder beat them twice on their home court. Thompson and curry combined for 70 points to lead the Warriors to the win. Favorites of 5 or more points on their home court in game 7 are 22-8 ATS. I'm taking the Warriors here tonight. Get on this line early, because the price will go up on the Warriors. Play Golden State
|05-28-16||Warriors v. Thunder -2.5||Top||108-101||Loss||-110||27 h 22 m||Show|
Golden State had a series saving game on Thursday with a win over the Thunder, 120-111. Now the Warriors have to do something they haven't this entire series, win at Oklahoma City. It's a win or go home game for the Warriors. One thing the Warriors have done is slow down the game a bit. Sure, then wen't over in game 5, but that required big 2nd and 4th quarters to do so. The Warriors also stayed "big" in game five, keeping their small-ball squad on the bench as they went with size. The Thunder will have to improve on what turned out to be one of their worst performances of the season in the pain on Thursday. The Thunder, despite the game 5 loss, are still a very confident team in their ability to beat Golden State. Tonight's game really is a MUST-WIN spot for the Thunder. They realize that going back to Northern Cal will likely result in a game seven loss. Tonight's contest could be the most important in Oklahoma City history and I'm taking them here tonight laying the short number.
|05-21-16||Cavs v. Raptors OVER 198.5||Top||84-99||Loss||-100||27 h 10 m||Show|
|05-03-16||Heat +4.5 v. Raptors||Top||102-96||Win||100||17 h 60 m||Show|
Reason: NBA 2nd Round Game of the Year:
|05-01-16||Pacers +6 v. Raptors||Top||84-89||Win||100||9 h 26 m||Show|
Big game 7 here today between the Pacers and Raptors. The Raptors finished the season with the No 2 spot in the East and were expected to roll past this Indiana squad. However, the playoffs have never been kind to Toronto and now all the pressure will be on the Raptors. Toronto has not survived a first round match since 2001 and that is when it was best of five. The Pacers have also been dominating the boards. After losing the rebound battle the first three games, the Pacers inserted Myles Turner into the starting lineup and the 6-foot-11 rookie has shut down Toronto's big man in Jonas Valanciunas. With all the pressure on the Raptors here and the Pacers winning the boards the last three games, I'll take the points with Indiana.
|04-27-16||Blazers v. Clippers UNDER 197.5||Top||108-98||Loss||-105||28 h 53 m||Show|
|04-26-16||Celtics v. Hawks UNDER 198||Top||83-110||Win||100||8 h 38 m||Show|
|04-24-16||Hawks v. Celtics UNDER 204||Top||95-104||Win||100||26 h 8 m||Show|
|04-21-16||Raptors v. Pacers +1.5||Top||101-85||Loss||-105||51 h 37 m||Show|
|04-19-16||Celtics +6.5 v. Hawks||Top||72-89||Loss||-104||17 h 47 m||Show|
NBA 1st Round TV Game of the Year
|04-18-16||Mavs +14 v. Thunder||Top||85-84||Win||100||17 h 54 m||Show|
The Mavericks should be good and rested for tonight's contest, considering they didn't even show up for game 1. Before the fans seats were even warm the Mavs were down by fifteen points in the 1st quarter. Dallas scored just 33 points the first half and trailed OKC by 26 points. The second half wasn't much better for Dallas, as the Thunder rolled to a easy win in game one, 108-70. The Mavericks lack of offense and season long injury list that looked like a MASH unit, came to light in game 1. The Mavs know they can't get into a scoring match with the Thunder. HC Rick Carlisle has changed this club recently to a slow pace team that is focused on defense. The Mavs are still a good road covering club, going 8-3 ATS away their last 11 games. The Mavericks have also had good success in OKC, going 12-5 ATS their last 17 trips there. The Mavs got that poor play out of their system in game one. I look for them to bounce back here and at least be competitive. Play the Mavericks.
|04-07-16||Spurs v. Warriors -7||Top||101-112||Win||100||10 h 47 m||Show|
4/07 07:35 PM NBA (709) SAN ANTONIO SPURS VS (710) GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS.
|04-03-16||Thunder -3 v. Rockets||Top||110-118||Loss||-105||22 h 19 m||Show|
|04-01-16||Heat v. Kings +7||Top||112-106||Win||100||28 h 51 m||Show|
04/01 10:05 PM EST NBA (515) MIAMI HEAT VS (516) SACRAMENTO KINGS.
|03-23-16||Mavs v. Blazers -6||Top||103-109||Push||0||28 h 11 m||Show|
|03-16-16||Thunder -3 v. Celtics||Top||130-109||Win||100||25 h 49 m||Show|
|03-14-16||Mavs v. Hornets -6.5||Top||107-96||Loss||-105||16 h 15 m||Show|
Reason: Home Dominator Game of the Month :
|03-09-16||Jazz +12.5 v. Warriors||Top||94-115||Loss||-100||30 h 27 m||Show|
|03-08-16||Hawks +1.5 v. Jazz||Top||91-84||Win||100||19 h 0 m||Show|
Reason: Payback Game of the Month:
|03-07-16||Spurs -6.5 v. Pacers||Top||91-99||Loss||-106||18 h 2 m||Show|
Reason: Road Warrior Game of the Month:
|03-02-16||Thunder v. Clippers -1||Top||98-103||Win||100||30 h 51 m||Show|
3/02 10:35 PM EST NBA (721) OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER VS (722) LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS.
|02-25-16||Rockets +4.5 v. Blazers||Top||119-105||Win||100||30 h 26 m||Show|
|02-19-16||Warriors -9.5 v. Blazers||Top||105-137||Loss||-110||31 h 7 m||Show|
|02-10-16||Clippers +1.5 v. Celtics||Top||134-139||Loss||-103||26 h 2 m||Show|
|02-08-16||Raptors -1 v. Pistons||Top||103-89||Win||100||19 h 46 m||Show|
The Toronto Raptors are the hottest team in the East Conference, winning 13 of their last 14 games S/U. I will only look at S/U today since the line currently is Toronto +1, which basically means we are picking the outright winner here. The Raptors have jumped into first in the Atlantic Division with a 34-16 overall record. Meanwhile, Detroit has been dropping fast, losing nine of the last 15 games. The Pistons are now fourth in the Central division with a 27-25 record. The overall conference standings find the Raptors in 2nd, just two games back of Cleveland. The Pistons are in 8th place, holding onto that final playoff spot in the East. Raptors just playing too good right now. I like Toronto to win this one outright. Play Toronto.
|02-06-16||Pistons v. Pacers -3.5||Top||104-112||Win||100||27 h 15 m||Show|
|02-01-16||Pistons v. Nets OVER 203||Top||105-100||Win||100||16 h 23 m||Show|
10-Star NBA Total Dominator :
|01-27-16||Mavs v. Warriors -14.5||Top||107-127||Win||100||30 h 5 m||Show|
|01-23-16||Bucks v. Pelicans -6||Top||99-116||Win||100||28 h 41 m||Show|
|01-20-16||Celtics v. Raptors OVER 202.5||Top||109-115||Win||100||29 h 52 m||Show|
|01-15-16||Cavs v. Rockets +1.5||Top||91-77||Loss||-110||30 h 48 m||Show|
|01-12-16||Suns v. Pacers -9.5||Top||97-116||Win||100||25 h 33 m||Show|
|12-15-15||Rockets v. Kings||Top||97-107||Loss||-110||32 h 2 m||Show|
12/15 10:05 PM EST NBA (705) HOUSTON ROCKETS VS (706) SACRAMENTO KINGS
|11-25-15||Knicks +1.5 v. Magic||Top||91-100||Loss||-104||17 h 15 m||Show|
The New York Knicks (8-7 S/U, 9-5 ATS) are much improved this year after quite a few years of controversy and just horrible play. The Knicks had a great run recently, winning five straight and eight against the spread. Then, the Knicks hit a brick wall, putting forth their worst offensive output of the season in a loss at Miami, 95-78. Rookie Kirstaps Porzingis, the number four pick the draft, has played great with an average of 20 ppg. The Magic (6-8 S/U, 8-6 ATS) have slumped lately, which has prompted HC Scott Skiles to hint of lineup changes after Tuesday's loss to the Cavs, 117-103. The Magic opened the season with seven straight covers before going on a 1-6 ATS run. The Knicks have dominated this series, going 10-2-1 the last 13 against the Magic. In addition, they are 6-1-1 in their last trips to Florida. The Knicks are much improved this season and while they are a very small dog here on Wednesday, they won't need it as they win this one going away. Take the Knicks.
|06-16-15||Golden State Warriors v. Cleveland Cavaliers UNDER 195||Top||105-97||Loss||-105||30 h 53 m||Show|
|06-11-15||Golden State Warriors -2.5 v. Cleveland Cavaliers||Top||103-82||Win||100||30 h 1 m||Show|
06/11 09:00 PM EST NBA (707) GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS VS (708) CLEVELAND CAVALIERS
|06-07-15||Cleveland Cavaliers +8.5 v. Golden State Warriors||Top||95-93||Win||100||21 h 10 m||Show|
Game one was tough to take as I had both the UNDER and the Cavs. Cavs were in control for the first 48 minutes of game one. LeBron James played great in game one. Stephen Curry struggled to get going most of the game. It was only in OT that Golden State took over and coverd the six point spead. Both of these clubs are excellent defensive teams. Golden State was No. 1 in FG shooting defense and plays its best defense at home. Cleveland is on a 4-1 run under the total on the road and has been a terrific defensive team all playoffs. They got much better in midseason with the additions of Mosgov up front and Shumpert from the Knicks. The big question here in game two is how will the Cavs respond now they they have lost Kyrie Irving for the rest of the playoffs. One thing I have liked about this Cleveland team has been their ability to adjust to the changes all season and during the playoffs. The Cavs will need JR Smith to step up now with more offense with Iman Shumpert also playing a big role that Irving filled. The Cavs will also need to dictate the pace again here in game two and not allow transition baskets. It's going to be tough without Irving, but I think the Cavs can still keep this one close and cover the spread. Take Cleveland in game 2.
|06-04-15||Cleveland Cavaliers +6 v. Golden State Warriors||Top||100-108||Loss||-109||150 h 51 m||Show|
06/04 09:00 PM ESt NBA (701) CLEVELAND CAVALIERS VS (702) GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS
|05-22-15||Cleveland Cavaliers v. Atlanta Hawks UNDER 197||Top||94-82||Win||100||30 h 47 m||Show|
|05-17-15||Los Angeles Clippers v. Houston Rockets +2||Top||100-113||Win||100||48 h 6 m||Show|
|05-15-15||Golden State Warriors -5 v. Memphis Grizzlies||Top||108-95||Win||100||33 h 45 m||Show|
05/15 09:35 PM EST NBA (747) GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS VS (748) MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES
|05-14-15||Cleveland Cavaliers v. Chicago Bulls -1.5||Top||94-73||Loss||-105||28 h 50 m||Show|
5/14 08:00 PM EST NBA (741) CLEVELAND CAVALIERS VS (742) CHICAGO BULLS
|05-13-15||Washington Wizards +8.5 v. Atlanta Hawks||Top||81-82||Win||100||30 h 43 m||Show|
05/13 08:00 PM EST NBA (737) WASHINGTON WIZARDS VS (738) ATLANTA HAWKS
|05-12-15||Chicago Bulls +5.5 v. Cleveland Cavaliers||Top||101-106||Win||100||29 h 54 m||Show|
5/12 07:00 PM EST NBA (733) CHICAGO BULLS VS (734) CLEVELAND CAVALIERS
|05-09-15||Golden State Warriors -4 v. Memphis Grizzlies||Top||89-99||Loss||-102||79 h 59 m||Show|
05/09 08:00 PM EST NBA (723) GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS VS (724) MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES
|05-04-15||Chicago Bulls +5.5 v. Cleveland Cavaliers||Top||99-92||Win||100||77 h 17 m||Show|
|04-30-15||Chicago Bulls v. Milwaukee Bucks +3.5||Top||120-66||Loss||-107||28 h 10 m||Show|
|04-26-15||Houston Rockets -3 v. Dallas Mavericks||Top||109-121||Loss||-100||30 h 53 m||Show|
|04-25-15||Atlanta Hawks v. Brooklyn Nets +2.5||Top||83-91||Win||100||48 h 28 m||Show|
04/25 3:05 PM EST NBA (745) ATLANTA HAWKS VS (746) BROOKLYN NETS
|04-24-15||Los Angeles Clippers v. San Antonio Spurs UNDER 204.5||Top||73-100||Win||100||31 h 10 m||Show|
04/24 09:35 PM EST NBA (743) LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS VS (744) SAN ANTONIO SPURS
|04-22-15||San Antonio Spurs +1.5 v. Los Angeles Clippers||Top||111-107||Win||100||29 h 43 m||Show|
04/22 10:35 PM EST NBA (731) SAN ANTONIO SPURS VS (732) LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS
|04-21-15||Washington Wizards +5 v. Toronto Raptors||Top||117-106||Win||100||29 h 11 m||Show|
|04-11-15||Memphis Grizzlies +6.5 v. Los Angeles Clippers||Top||86-94||Loss||-110||31 h 14 m||Show|