|Date||Match Up||Rating||Score||Result||Profit||Lead Time||Analysis|
|04-20-19||76ers v. Nets +2||112-108||Loss||-107||3 h 19 m||Show|
Philadelphia at Brooklyn 3:00 ET
Nets (+) over 76ers- The Sixers have a 2-1 lead and well should they as they have put a high scoring pace against Brooklyn that they could match. The main reason is not physical dominance but their distribution of the basketball as they have 75 assists in three games while the Nets have just 47. Philadelphia's dominance is apparent on the boards as well as they have out-rebounded the Nets 103-75 in the series. But, the Nets have posted one win in the series and will take this one down to the final buzzer. Take BROOKLYN!
|04-19-19||Blazers v. Thunder -7.5||108-120||Win||100||10 h 53 m||Show|
Portland at Oklahoma City 9:30 ET
Thunder (-) over Trailblazers- OKC is down 0-2 and many 'experts' thought that they were supposed to be favorites in the series and must now rebound at home where they are 4-1 against the Trailblazers. There are a pair over powering trends that favors Portland and that is the Blazers are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 road games and the Thunder are 9-19 ATS as hosts. This is a high price to lay but the home team is 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings. Take OKLAHOMA CITY!
|04-19-19||Celtics v. Pacers -2.5||104-96||Loss||-110||9 h 51 m||Show|
Boston at Indiana 8:30 ET
Pacers (+) over Celtics- It looks like the Celtics have decided to 'turn it on' and have won their last three games easily including the first two games of this series. Boston has held Indiana to an average of 82.5 points in their pair of wins and the Pacers are 0-10 when scoring less than 100 points in their last 10. Even tho Boston has won the last five meetings (3-1-1 ATS) they are 1-7 SU in their last eight playoff road games. Take INDIANA!
|04-19-19||Raptors v. Magic +5.5||98-93||Win||100||7 h 26 m||Show|
Toronto at Orlando 7:00 ET
Magic (+) over Raptors- The imposter Raptors are off of their largest margin victory in franchise history in a dominating 111-82 trouncing of the Magic. Orlando who closed the season strong and opened the playoffs with a road win in Game 1 are 4-0 ATS after a SU loss. The Magic have won 13 of their last 14 regular season home games and are 4-1 over Toronto in their last five in Orlando. A rebound game for sure...take ORLANDO!
|04-18-19||Warriors v. Clippers +9||132-105||Loss||-110||11 h 58 m||Show|
Golden State at L.A. Clippers 10:30 ET
Clippers over Warriors- There is something going on with the Warriors that we just can't figure out. To start with how can a team with the wealth of talent on their NBA roster possibly blow a 31-point third quarter lead as the No. 1 seed to the No. 8 seed. (This isn't hockey) What has happened here now is that Los Angeles will be playing with extreme confidence returning home where they are 16-15 SU while Golden State is just 19-22 ATS. A piece of negative notes about the Clippers is their win at Golden State was their only 'cover' in their last six games and they are just 1-5 ATS in their last six as hosts against the Warriors. But, things are different now. Take the CLIPPERS!
|04-18-19||Nuggets +4 v. Spurs||108-118||Loss||-105||10 h 32 m||Show|
Denver at San Antonio 9:00 ET
Nuggets (+) over Spurs- The fact that the Spurs have won 13 straight home games against Denver has me wondering way this 'price' is so short. The Nuggets recovered from a 19-point deficit late in the third quarter to post a 114-105 victory and even the series at 1-1. San Antonio has had their way against the Nuggets on the road but not so much at home where they are 2-5 ATS in the last seven meetings and when we add that the Spurs are just 2-5 against Denver at home. Take the NUGGETS!
|04-18-19||76ers v. Nets +3.5||Top||131-115||Loss||-109||9 h 43 m||Show|
Philadelphia at Brooklyn 8:00 ET
Nets (+) over 76ers- The image of who these team are is different than the way things play out when they go head-to-head. The Nets and Sixers have spit their four regular season games and have split their two playoff games to date with Brooklyn going 4-2 ATS. Philadelphia's Joel Embiid physically dominated Nets center Jarrett Allen in Game 2 but will not be able to commit flagrant fouls without notice this time around. Brooklyn is 23-18 SU at home while Philly is 17-24 ATS on the road. Take BROOKLYN!
|04-17-19||Jazz +7 v. Rockets||Top||98-118||Loss||-107||10 h 15 m||Show|
Utah at Houston 9:30 ET
Jazz (+) over Rockets- Houston rushed out at a 32-point win in Game 1 as the Jazz forgot that they were the second ranked defensive team in the NBA this season. The Rockets have won the last three in this series while the Jazz have won the previous three meetings. Houston who is 32-10 SU at home is also 24-16-2 ATS while hosting but Utah is 3-1-1 ATS in their last five visits to NASA's home town. But, note that Houston is 6-0-1 ATS in their last seven home games. But, after winning Game 1 by a 122-90 margin I expect Utah to rebound here. Take the JAZZ!
|04-17-19||Pistons v. Bucks -15||99-120||Win||100||9 h 36 m||Show|
Detroit at Milwaukee 8:00 ET
Bucks (+) over Pistons- The Pistons were without big man Blake Griffin in Game 1 but that didn't stop him from getting a technical from the bench when their other big man Andrew Drummond was ejected. This is new territory for Milwaukee being in the playoffs with the hammer and I don't believe that they will rest on their laurels. Take MILWAUKEE!
|04-17-19||Pacers +7.5 v. Celtics||91-99||Loss||-102||8 h 41 m||Show|
Indiana at Boston 7:00 ET
Pacers (+) over Celtics- The question here is 'Have to Celtics been playing possum the past four weeks?' The way they came out in Game 1 it looks like that may be true. But, I question wether team can just turn it on whenever they like. That huge win in the series opener was Boston first ATS home win after eight straight point spread defeats. Indiana has bounced back going 4-1 ATS after a ATS loss and will be scrambling to stay close here. Take INDIANA!
|04-16-19||Thunder +2 v. Blazers||94-114||Loss||-110||13 h 51 m||Show|
Oklahoma City at Portland 10:30 ET
Thunder (+) over Trailblazers- The thunder made some noise after falling behind by 19 points I game won but the Megabucks winner Portland prevailed with key free throws down the stretch. This is another example of the line moving in the opposite direction of recent history. The Blazers are 33-9 SU at home but their win in Game 1 broke a four game posing streak to OKC who are 4-1 ATS against Portland in the last five meetings. The Trailblazers post season history need mending as they are 8-24-2 in their last 34 Conference Quarterfinals games. Take OKLAHOMA CITY!
|04-16-19||Spurs v. Nuggets -6.5||Top||105-114||Win||100||11 h 24 m||Show|
San Antonio at Denver 9:00 ET
Nuggets (-) over Spurs- The stats on this matchup are disgusting if you are a Nuggets supporter. San Antonio has won four in-a-row and is an amazing 22-8 ATS in their last 30 trips to the Mile High City. Of course after the Spurs win outright as a 5.5-point underdog and in Game 2 the line has moved a full point to -6.5. Now, does this make any sense other then the Nuggets were 32-9 SU at home but just 2-6 ATS in their last eight as hosts and are 0-8 ATS in their last eight Conference Quarterfinals games. It gets even more confusing as the road team is 29-13 ATS in the last 42 meetings and yet the price on the Nuggets is higher then ever...Take DENVER!
|04-16-19||Magic v. Raptors -9.5||82-111||Win||100||10 h 25 m||Show|
Orlando at Toronto 8:00 ET
Raptors (+) over Magic- No one should be surprised with the Game 1 outcome no not because I posted it (Free play) but because the Raptors were just doing their thing. Their thing of course is to lose the first game of any playoff series as they are now 2-14 straight up in their playoff openers. Orlando has been on a rush getting to the post season and have won five straight going 5-0 ATS while Toronto has won seven of eight before their 104-101 loss and are 6-2 ATS in their last eight games overall. There is one trend that makes me think, the Magic are 15-5-1 in their last 21 games against teams with winning records!
|04-15-19||Nets v. 76ers -7.5||Top||123-145||Win||100||10 h 25 m||Show|
Brooklyn at Philadelphia 8:00 ET
76ers (-) over Nets- Oh how I hate Game 2 of a playoff series when this happens. What happened? Well, the problem 'we' posted Philadelphia in Game 1 and now possibly will be without Joel Embiid while the 'price' has increased. Brooklyn has now won and covered their last four while the 76ers are 2-5 both SU and ATS in their last seven games overall. The Nets are 7-1 ATS in their last eight road games and 4-1 in the last five meetings but the 'line' has grown because the Sixers are in such need. There is just one-side for me...take PHILADELPHIA!
|04-14-19||Jazz +6.5 v. Rockets||90-122||Loss||-109||12 h 45 m||Show|
Utah at Houston 9:30 ET
Jazz (+) over Rockets- The question is 'Can James Haden continue to score in the NBA post-season.' These two met in the second round of last season's playoffs and Houston knocked out the Jazz in five games. In four games this season each split at home and away while the Rockets were closing the season on a 20-3 run. Houston is 5-0-1 ATS in their last six home games while Utah is 20-5-1 ATS after a SU loss and 6-1 ATS on the road against a team with a winning record. Add that the Jazz are 3-0-1 in the last four meetings in Houston. Take UTAH!
|04-14-19||Thunder v. Blazers -3.5||Top||99-104||Win||100||6 h 56 m||Show|
Oklahoma City at Portland 3:30 ET
Trailblazers (-) over Thunder- I had a feeling right away about this one when I heard one of the local Vegas radio personality saying that Oklahoma City would be the favorite here. Off course he was considering the injury to Portland's center Jusuf Nurkic who is out for the season as the key factor. But, ya know what, the addition of Enes Kanter will do just fine, the key factor to be aware of is the condition of CJ McCollum who is one game back after missing 10 straight. Westbrook and Lillard can play to a wash but the rest of the Blazers will have to contend with Paul George who averaged 38 points and 10.5 rebounds as the Thunder won and 'covered' all four meetings this season. Portland is 10-1 ATS in their last 11 when playing with three or ore days rest. Turn-about-is-fair-play...take the TRAILBLAZERS!
|04-14-19||Pacers v. Celtics -7||74-84||Win||100||3 h 21 m||Show|
Indiana at Boston 1:00 ET
Celtics (-) over Pacers- These two met in their opening game back on Nov. 3 and the Pacers pull out a 102-101 win as a 3.5-point home dog. Boston won the next three including twice the final week to give them the fourth seed and home floor in the series. I'm wondering if Boston has put their egos aside for the playoffs and play as a team. The Celtics are 0-8 ATS in their last eight home games and 1-6-1 ATS after a straight-up win. Indiana just doesn't show well on the road where they are 7-16 ATS in their last 23 and just 1-6 ATS against the NBA Atlantic. Although the Pacers are 5-2 ATS in the last seven meetings, the big games and money are on the line now...take INDIANA
|04-13-19||Spurs v. Nuggets -5.5||101-96||Loss||-107||34 h 49 m||Show|
San Antonio at Denver 10:30 ET
Spurs (+) over Nuggets- San Antonio has had a weak year on the road going 16-25 SU and 19-20-2 ATS while Denver is 34-7 SU at home and 25-16 ATS. The Spurs have built up a winning record at Denver and is 21-8 ATS in their last 29 in the Mile High City, The Nuggets are 8-21 ATS vs the NBA Southwest but the favorite is 10-4 last 14. With the Spurs get success in Denver the road team is 28-13 ATS in the last 41 games overall. Take DENVER!
|04-13-19||Clippers +13 v. Warriors||Top||104-121||Loss||-115||32 h 35 m||Show|
L.A. Clippers at Golden State 8:00 ET
Clippers (+) over Warriors- Well, we shall see! Everybody has been waiting for Golden State to put it all together and now is the time. But, are they capable of just doing it when ever they want no matter the competition. Most believe that they can and will but their #1-#8 match-up isn't the norm. Have you ever seen a team 48-34 (14-games over) an eighth seed...no answer needed it's not even close. Doc Rivers has done an incredible job with a club the unloaded their two 'best' and they were thought to be dead in the water. LA is 4-1 ATS is their last five at Golden State and the road team 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings. Take the CLIPPERS!
|04-13-19||Nets v. 76ers -7||Top||111-102||Loss||-104||26 h 39 m||Show|
Brooklyn at Philadelphia 2:30 ET
Nets (+) over 76ers- I get the feeling that the 76ers believe that they can just turn it on anytime they want and although there may be some times that can do that I don't know if Philadelphia is one of them. Brooklyn showed some metal winning their finals three to get here while the Sixers limp in (with make shift line-ups) going 4-6 in their last 10. The Nets a e 7-1 ATS in their last eight on the road. Take BROOKLYN! 6-15 ATS against NBA Atlanta home team 4-1 ATS last five. Warriors 9-20-1 ATS last 30 at home and yet are the largest favorite in Game 1. Take PHILADELPHIA!
|04-10-19||Pacers +2 v. Hawks||135-134||Win||100||9 h 30 m||Show|
Indiana at Atlanta 8:00 ET
Pacers (+) over Hawks- Indiana losers of their last two contests losing in a playoff position meaningful matchup they fell to Boston at home on Friday and then to the Nets on Sunday and have now lost nine of 12. So, now they will still play the Celtics but without the home court as they have fallen to the No. 5 seed. Although Atlanta is just 1-3 in their last four straight-up they have been a winner going 7-2 ATS. This being the final day of the regular season I look for the Pacers to end on a positive note and post a win. Take INDIANA!
|04-09-19||Rockets v. Thunder +2||111-112||Win||100||9 h 18 m||Show|
Houston at Oklahoma City 9:30 ET
Thunder (+) over Rockets- Truthfully, I never expected Houston to be where they are right now having won six straight and 20 of 23 and now trail Denver by one-game for the second spot in the West as they play their final game tonight. Denver travels to Utah and need one win in their two remaining contests to secure that second spot. I can see the Rockets who set an NBA record for 3-point shots made (27) last time out just sleep walking through their final game looking to stay healthy. Take OKLAHOMA CITY!
|04-09-19||Nuggets +2.5 v. Jazz||108-118||Loss||-108||9 h 52 m||Show|
Denver at Utah 9:00 ET
Nuggets (+) over Jazz- Two weeks ago it appeared that the Nuggets were a shoe-in for the No. 2 seed in the West with a healthy chance at besting the Warriors, but alas, they have dropped five of nine while the Rockets were winning 20 of 23. So now with the pressure on Denver must get serious about tonight's encounter in Salt Lake City where they have lost eight straight times. Utah is coming off of a loss at the Lakers but had won seven straight and 12 of 13 before that trip to LA. With all of that I believe that this number is 'short' for a reason...take DENVER!
|04-09-19||Celtics v. Wizards -4.5||Top||116-110||Loss||-109||7 h 56 m||Show|
Boston at Washington 7:00 ET
Wizards (-) over Celtics- What we have been hearing during the NBA season is the large number of teams that are 'tanking' and for the most part these are teams that are playing 'down' for better lottery position. Win or lose Boston is locked into the No. 4 seed and will host Indiana on Saturday and have already took the first two meetings between these two this season. In both meetings the Celtics were favored including by -3.5 at Washington. This time around Boston will be without Jayson Tatum and Marcus Smart who were injured last time out and they will not play as well others will sit as well. There has been a virtual 10-point swing in the 'line' as Celtics' coach Brad Stevens stated his starters will 'play a lot less if at all.' Take the WIZARDS!
|04-07-19||Magic +5 v. Celtics||Top||116-108||Win||100||8 h 2 m||Show|
Orlando at Boston 7:30 ET
Magic (+) over Celtics- Orlando who has missed the NBA playoff the past six seasons need a single win to clinch their first playoff berth since 2013. The Magic took both meetings this season against the Celtics but are 4-12-1 ATS in their last 17 trips to Beantown. Boston who is just 20-20 ATS at home and are 0-7 ATS in their last seven home games. The Magic are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 and they are 14-4-1 ATS against the Atlantic Division while Boston is just 1-5-1 ATS after a straight-up win. It just looks too easy to take Boston here and with the road team 5-2 AST in the last seven meetings. Take ORLANDO!
|04-07-19||Mavs +2 v. Grizzlies||129-127||Win||100||6 h 24 m||Show|
Dallas at Memphis 6:00 ET
Mavericks (+) over Grizzlies- With both these teams out of the playoff picture they are fighting for draft position right now. This is the second of back-to-back meetings with Memphis winning their third straight this season over the Mavericks and looking at a four-game series sweep. With that being said we see that Dallas is still 9-4 ATS in their last 13 meetings in Memphis. Note that the underdog is 6-2 ATS in the last eight meetings and the Mavericks are 5-1-1 ATS in their last seven road games. Take DALLAS!
|04-07-19||Thunder -6.5 v. Wolves||132-126||Loss||-105||4 h 3 m||Show|
Oklahoma City at Minnesota 3:30 ET
Thunder (-) over Timberwolves- Minnesota who have been long eliminated from the playoffs for the 14th time in 15 seasons have won four of their last seven including a win over Golden State. Meanwhile, OKC is in a battle between the Clippers and Spurs for spots 6-8 in the NBA West. This is a huge game for the Thunder as they have Houston and Milwaukee up next to close the season. The oddity here is that the Timberwolves have won all three meetings this year and are 0-7 ATS in their last seven meetings and yet the Thunder are such a strong favorite here. Take OKLAHOMA CITY!
|04-06-19||Nets +6.5 v. Bucks||133-128||Win||100||6 h 59 m||Show|
Brooklyn at Milwaukee 8:00 ET
Nets (+) over Bucks- Let me start by saying that the 'numbers' just don't look good for the Nets. To start with the Bucks are showing the NBA world that they are for real and not just a one-man team. Milwaukee is off of a huge win over Philadelphia where Giannis Antetokounmpo showed his true domination scoring 45 points with 13 rebounds and six assists along with three blocked shots. The Bucks are 33-6 SU at home and have had the Nets under their thumb for years as they are 26-8-1 ATS in the last 35 meetings. This should aid Brooklyn as the Bucks cruise here. Take the NETS!
|04-05-19||Celtics v. Pacers +1||Top||117-97||Loss||-105||8 h 31 m||Show|
Boston at Indiana 8:05 ET
Paces (+) over Celtics- These two are tied for the fourth seed in the NBA playoffs with identical 47-32 records and this game will carry weight with just three games to go as to who will get the home court in the soon to be playoff series. Boston owns the tie-breaker so this game puts more pressure on the Pacers as they have a one game advantage is conference play. The home team has won all three meetings this season with the Celtics winning a non-cover 114-112 last Friday but Indiana is 5-1 ATS in the last six meetings. Boston is hanging on by a tread but are very inconsistent in that that are 1-5 ATS after a straight-up win. With this game a virtual pick-em affair we see that Indiana is 29-10 SU at home while the Celtics are just 19-20 on the road. Take the PACERS!
|04-05-19||Heat v. Wolves +3.5||109-111||Win||100||7 h 20 m||Show|
Miami at Minnesota 8:05 ET
Timberwolves (+) over Heat- The heat is on Miami as they have fallen a half-game behind Orlando for the final playoff spot in the East and play three of their final four on the road. That actually might be a plus for them as they are 26-12 ATS on the road as opposed to 16-23-1 ATS at home but have dropped their last two. The Timberwolves who have fought threw a season of turmoil are 24-12 SU at home but are up against a Miami team that is 6-0 ATS in the last six meetings in Minnesota. Josh Richardson the Heat's leading scorer has missed three of the last four games and is more than questionable for tonight's encounter. This kind of pressure to win will have a depressed Miami team too tight to preform at this best. Take MINNESOTA!
|04-05-19||Raptors v. Hornets +6||111-113||Win||100||6 h 27 m||Show|
Toronto at Charlotte 7:00 ET
Hornets (+) over Raptors- Toronto has reeled off five straight victories since Jeremy Lamb of the Hornets banked in a half-court shot at the buzzer for a 115-114 win at Toronto. Charlotte trails Brooklyn and Orlando for the final playoff spot by 2½ games with just four to go and will be desperate here for an outright win. Kemba Walker has been Charlotte's standout leading them in scoring to the point where last week he was the only Hornets player to score in double figures. Charlotte is 24-15 SU at home while Toronto is just 19-20 south of the border and I can see the home team get a win here. Oh yeah one final thing, the Raptors are 12-25 ATS in the last 37 meetings overall against Charlotte. Take the HORNETS!
|04-03-19||Rockets v. Clippers +1||135-103||Loss||-106||10 h 16 m||Show|
Houston at L.A. Clippers 10:30 ET
Clippers (+) over Rockets- A pair of the NBA's hottest clubs face off with just four games remaining with playoff seeding in the balance. Houston has a half game lead on Portland for the No. 3 seed in the West while the Clippers are a half-game behind Utah for the fifth spot. LA has won 13 of their last 15 and the Rockets are blasting off with 17 wins in their last 20 encounters. The Clippers are 2-0 against Houston this season and are 6-1 ATS in the last seven meetings and the Rockets are just 16-22-1 ATS on the road while LA is 25-13 SU at home. Take LA CLIPPERS!
|04-03-19||Raptors v. Nets +2.5||Top||115-105||Loss||-110||7 h 26 m||Show|
Toronto at Brooklyn 7:30 ET
Nets (+) over Raptors- I like this spot for the Nets but after taking the collar (0-3) Tuesday I always tread lightly. I just can't pass up this opportunity because at any other time I'd be ecstatic waiting to 'play' this game. Toronto who has won their last four (3-1 ATS) is pretty much locked into the No. 2 seed in the East and will meet Brooklyn in Opening Round of the Playoffs if things remain the as they are but, the Nets are just a half game ahead of Miami and 1-game in front of 9th seeded Orlando. The home team has won the all three meetings this season and this makes four...take BROOKLYN!
|04-03-19||Pacers +3.5 v. Pistons||108-89||Win||100||7 h 52 m||Show|
Indiana at Detroit 7:00 ET
Pacers (+) over Pistons- This is the second meeting between these two this week with the Pacers posted as 'our' Power Play winner 111-102 on Monday. Now, the natural instinct (yes for me as well) is to look for Detroit to get even at home and split the short two-game series. But Indiana is coming out of a funk losing seven of eight while the Pistons are mopping up at home going 11-0 ATS. The problem for Detroit is that is price is way low and the Pacers are 9-4 ATS in the last 13 meetings. Take INDIANA!
|04-02-19||Nuggets +8.5 v. Warriors||102-116||Loss||-115||12 h 36 m||Show|
Denver at Golden State 10:30 ET
Nuggets (+) over Warriors- The battle for the Western Conference home court throughout the playoffs take stage front and center tonight as Golden State with a one-game lead over Denver hosts the Nuggets entering the final weeks of the season (6 game remaining). The Nuggets won the first meeting between the two but the Warriors responded with a pair of wins by a total 48 points. Even tho the Warriors are off of a 47 point win (137-90) over Charlotte they are just 4-4 SU in their last eight games overall. The Nuggets may have gotten caught looking ahead to this encounter losing at home to the Wizards on Sunday and I expect a different attitude here as they are 5-1-1 ATS in their last seven trips to the Bay area. Take DENVER!
|04-02-19||Rockets v. Kings +5.5||Top||130-105||Loss||-115||11 h 16 m||Show|
Houston at Sacramento 10:00 ET
Kings (+) over Rockets- Sacramento was eliminated from the playoffs by the Rockets last week but still have plenty to play for as the .500 mark is a huge goal for them. The Rockets have defeated the Kings three times already with season with an average margin of 19 points. Youthful Sacramento will have Marvin Bagley III back tonight after missing Saturday's contest because of illness (?). They have played well at home going 24-13-1 ATS while the Rockets for are pretty much slotted in the playoff seeding are just 15-23 ATS in the road. Take the KINGS!
|04-02-19||Hawks v. Spurs -10.5||111-117||Loss||-109||9 h 21 m||Show|
Atlanta at San Antonio 8:30 ET
Spurs (-) over Hawks- After a great run since January it appears that San Antonio has slowed their playoff pace losing four of their last six falling to the No. 7 seed in the West. Atlanta on the other hand never thought of seeding as their playoff hopes were dashed when they traded their No. 1 draft pick to Dallas (Donic) for a one-way player Trae Young. With the Hawks coming off of a home win this is a great spot for the Spurs to rebound (literately) and get back on track. Spurs 24-15 ATS at home...take SAN ANTONIO!
|04-01-19||Bucks v. Nets +2||131-121||Loss||-105||8 h 1 m||Show|
Milwaukee at Brooklyn 7:30 ET
Nets (+) over Bucks- With the lead that Milwaukee has established in the East they need just another win to clinch home court throughout the conference playoffs. The Bucks have already starter pulling starters down the stretch as Giannis Antekounmpo and Khris Middleton joined Malcolm Brogdon, Tony Snell, Nikola Mirotic, Donte DeVincenzo and Pau Gasol on the sidelines. I think that is too much to overcome against a hungry Nets team playing in Brooklyn where they are 22-16 SU this season. Take the NETS!
|04-01-19||Heat v. Celtics -7||105-110||Loss||-103||8 h 55 m||Show|
Miami at Boston 7:30 ET
Celtics (-) over Heat- The 'numbers' won't show it but love the spot the Celtics are in here as the 38-38 Miami Heat enter TD Garden in the eighth spot in the East and off of a pair of wins against the Mavericks and Knicks. Well, the Celtics although off of a loss to Brooklyn are a real team and they should get the best of the Heat here. Boston is just 2-8 ATS in their last 10 but returning home is the key as they are 16-6 ATS at home against a team 500 or better. Take BOSTON!
|04-01-19||Pistons v. Pacers -5||102-111||Win||100||7 h 28 m||Show|
Detroit at Indiana 7:00 ET
Pacers (-) over Pistons- A pair of clubs moving in opposite directions face-off at Bankers Life Field House as the Pacers enter losing three straight and seven of eight while Detroit has won their last two SU and are 4-0 ATS in their last four games overall. But, this is actually a good spot for Indiana who had lost six of seven outright on the road with this lone win in their lone home appearance crushing Denver 124-88. Same situation...same result. Take INDIANA!
|03-31-19||Mavs v. Thunder -11.5||Top||106-103||Loss||-109||4 h 23 m||Show|
Dallas at Oklahoma City 3:30 ET
Thunder (-) over Mavericks- Inconsistent OKC has alternated loses and wins in each of their last five games and the wheel spins to a win today. The Thunder appear to be sputtering as they have fallen to the eighth seed losing six of eight and are 7-13 in their last 20 games overall. Dallas meanwhile has been even worse as they are getting ready to play some golf as they have won just three of their last 20. The Mavericks star Luka Doncic will sit out today's game and while they are 7-31 SU on the road.This 'number' seems awfully high and it give the Thunder a chance to rout Dallas. Take OKLAHOMA CITY!
|03-30-19||Grizzlies v. Suns +2||120-115||Loss||-105||11 h 3 m||Show|
Memphis at Phoenix 10:00 ET
Suns (+) over Grizzlies- Back-to-back 50-point performances by Devin Booker who posted 59 and 50 points in the the Suns last two outings both of which they lost. These two have split their two meetings this season but Phoenix has won four of the last six meetings. The Suns have dropped their last five while Memphis is 2-5 ATS in their last seven and the same in their last seven trips into the desert against the Suns. With the Grizzlies a poor 10-26 SU on the road having them favorites here makes them a 'go against' play. Take PHOENIX!
|03-30-19||Magic +2.5 v. Pacers||121-116||Win||100||8 h 12 m||Show|
Orlando at Indiana 7:00 ET
Magic (+) over Pacers- These two are on mirror trends moving in opposite directions as Orlando is 6-1 ATS in their last seven games overall with a loss last time out against Detroit and Indiana is 1-6 ATS in their last seven and are coming off of a loss (covered) at Boston last night. Although the Magic are 6-0-1 ATS in their last seven Saturday games they are just 8-20 ATS in the last 28 meetings and just 4-10 ATS at Indiana. Remember the future doesn't always equal the past and when you're hot you're hot it's Magic...Take ORLANDO!
|03-30-19||Blazers v. Pistons -5||Top||90-99||Win||100||8 h 55 m||Show|
Portland at Detroit 7:00 ET
Pistons (-) over Trailblazers- Tricky, tricky here! Last Saturday 'we' used Detroit (+5) at Portland and ended up with a 112-117 'push' on a 2-0-1 day that is still part of 'our' current run (24-4-2 ATS L-10 days). This Pistons team has been good to 'us' even in defeat as they are 6-1-1 ATS in their last eight while going 4-4 SU. A few trends that pave the way have Detroit who is 10-1 ATS in their last 11 at home and Portland is 1-6 ATS in their last seven visits to the Motor City. Take the PISTONS!
|03-29-19||Nuggets +4 v. Thunder||115-105||Win||100||9 h 30 m||Show|
Denver at Oklahoma City 8:00 ET
Nuggets (+) over Thunder- Oklahoma City provided 'us' with a great comeback Megabucks winner over Indiana Wednesday and I expect this unbalanced club to fall against a more disciplined and overall better talented team. Denver who trails Golden State by one-game for the top seed in the West has defeated the Thunder 7-of-8 straight-up and is 8-0 ATS in the last eight meetings. OKC's Paul George has been playing hard but is still affected by left should pain. Losing tonight hurts more...Take DENVER!
|03-29-19||Blazers v. Hawks +3.5||Top||118-98||Loss||-110||8 h 7 m||Show|
Portland at Atlanta 7:30 ET
Hawks (+) over Trailblazers- Portland who is just 3.5-games behind Denver are off of a crushing 118-98 win at Chicago and have won five straight. The Trailblazers lost their big-time center Jusuf Nurkic but have managed to replace him with the more then capable Enes Kanter. Atlanta is playing some of their best basketball of the season and have won their last three and are 5-0 ATS in their last five following a straight-up win and are 7-2 ATS in their last nine games overall. Portland is 1-3-1 ATS in their last five after a straight-up win. Take ATLANTA!
|03-29-19||Pacers +6.5 v. Celtics||112-114||Win||100||8 h 34 m||Show|
Indiana at Boston 7:00 ET
Pacers (+) over Celtics- 'We' posted a Megabucks winner with OKC against the Pacers Tuesday night as Indiana blew a 10-point half-time lead but still 'lead' the Celtics by one-game in the East seeding. In the last meeting Boston when to Indianapolis and pounded the Pacers 135-108 but have struggled against the Pacers going 1-4 ATS in the last five meetings. The Pacers have dropped five of their last six SU but the Celtics are 0-5 ATS in their last five home games. I expect the Pacers to rebound from their loss at Oklahoma City and Boston to continue to struggle because of their internal problems. Take INDIANA!
|03-28-19||Kings v. Pelicans +4||118-121||Win||100||9 h 23 m||Show|
Sacramento at New Orleans 8:00 ET
Pelicans (+) over Kings- Sacramento who is still alive for the post-season haven't given up on the playoffs winning three of their last four. With eight games remaining and trailing the No. 8 seed by 5.5 games the Kings truly realize their fate. New Orleans is tanking and has dropped nine of ten but their younger players have shown some promise. The Kings are just 14-22 SU on the road and are just 2-5 ATS in their last seven games in New Orleans. This as the last opportunity for the Kings to party in New Orleans until next season and I expect them to take advantage of that and for the Pelicans to take advantage of the weary Kings. Take NEW ORLEANS!
|03-28-19||Clippers v. Bucks -8.5||118-128||Win||100||9 h 14 m||Show|
L.A. Clippers at Milwaukee 8:00 ET
Bucks (-) over Clippers- The surprising LA Clippers have qualified for the playoffs and let the entire NBA know about it with a huge celebration after their 122-111 win at Minnesota downing multiple bottles of champagne. Milwaukee meanwhile has won four of their last five playing without the injured Nikola Mirotic, Pau Gasol and Malcolm Brogdon. The Bucks are 23-13-1 ATS at home including 4-0 ATS in their last four as hosts while the Clippers are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 against teams with winning records. Take MILWAUKEE!
|03-28-19||Magic +3.5 v. Pistons||Top||98-115||Loss||-108||9 h 48 m||Show|
Orlando at Detroit 7:00 ET
Magic (+) over Pistons- Don't look now but, the Magic have won six straight and lead the NBA Southeast with a half-game lead over Miami. Despite leading the division Orlando is still just an eighth seed so they must actually win the division or the fall short of making the playoffs. Detroit has played better of late themselves against the spread going 3-0-1 ATS but are just 1-4 SU in the last five overall. In head-to-head action Orlando is 7-2 ATS in the last nine meetings against the Pistons as Detroit is just 9-19 ATS in their last 28 versus the NBA Southeast. Take the MAGIC!
|03-27-19||Lakers v. Jazz -15||100-115||Push||0||12 h 31 m||Show|
L.A. Lakers at Utah 10:30 ET
Jazz (-) over Lakers- 'Break-up the Lakers'...two straight wins has Hollywood on a rampage as the Lakers defeated the Wizards 124-106 last night. Poor Los Angeles now has to play back-to-back game on the second straight night and their wining streak is in jeopardy as LeBron James will most likely sit out to be saved for the off-season. It has been over two months since the Lakers had won two straight and now they travel to Utah where the Jazz are 7-1 ATS in their last eight games. With or without James the Lakers should take a hard fall tonight. Take UTAH!
|03-27-19||Pacers v. Thunder -6||99-107||Win||100||9 h 56 m||Show|
Indiana at Oklahoma City 8:00 ET
Thunder (-) over Pacers- This line doesn't make much sense to me when 'we' look at the teams more recent work. We had Megabucks winner Indiana (+) last time out as they crushed Denver 124-88 after a four-game losing streak. OKC on the other side lost to Memphis Monday after a Megabucks win at Toronto following a four-game slide. These two met two weeks ago at Indy where the Pacers came back from a 19-point third quarter deficit and won 108-106 on a tip-in at the buzzer. OKC is 5-2 ATS in the last seven meetings as hosts and the Thunder are 15-5 ATS against the NBA Central while the Pacers are 6-1 against the NBA Northwest. So, that's a wash and what it comes down to is that this 'price' looks easy to take and taking money from the 'man' is not easy...LAY IT take OKLAHOMA CITY!
|03-27-19||Warriors -10.5 v. Grizzlies||118-103||Win||100||9 h 52 m||Show|
Golden State at Memphis 8:00 ET
Warriors (-) over Grizzlies- The Warriors just seem to be doing enough to just get by, sort of like most of my early school days but like the kid that passes his final they have a half-game lead in the West over Denver. Golden State is 1-8-1 ATS in their last 10 games vs. a team with a losing record and they are complacent after a win going 2-10 ATS after a straight-up win. But, they are 4-0 SU last four and 5-2 ATS in their last seven meetings against the Grizzlies. Memphis who has no shot of going anywhere have won five of six and are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 overall. They have dropped a pair to the Champs by 16 and 17-points while out West this season and they will have no chance tonight if the Warriors come to play and I believe (always dangerous) they will. Take GOLDEN STATE!
|03-26-19||Pistons +7.5 v. Nuggets||92-95||Win||100||10 h 55 m||Show|
Detroit at Denver 9:05 ET
Pistons (+) over Nuggets- Two days ago 'we' posted Indiana as a Megabucks winner over Denver and the Pacers came through with a resounding 124-88 win ending a six-game Nuggets winning streak. Detroit who is scrapping and battling every time out has lost eight of their last nine trips to Denver but are 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings. The Nuggets are just 1-4 ATS in their last five home games and are 3-8 ATS against the NBA Central in their last 11 meetings. Take DETROIT!
|03-26-19||Clippers v. Wolves +2.5||Top||122-111||Loss||-101||9 h 2 m||Show|
LA Clippers at Minnesota 8:05 ET
Timberwolves (+) over Clippers- The LA Clippers who have won five straight and 11 of the last 12 as they hold a half-game lead in the four-way battle for the 5th playoff spot in the West. Minnesota who has had a year to forget about (starting with the Jimmy Butler desertion) is out of the playoffs but haven't quit on the season and is still playing hard. The T'wolves surprisingly are 23-11 straight-up at home and are 4-1 ATS in their last five meetings against the Clippers. Karl-Anthony Towns scored 25 points with 20 rebounds for the second time in three games on Saturday and is leading the way. Take MINNESOTA!
|03-26-19||Hawks +1 v. Pelicans||130-120||Win||100||9 h 48 m||Show|
Atlanta at New Orleans 8:00 ET
Hawks (+) over Pelicans- New Orleans (another of the dysfunctional NBA club) have lost eight of their last nine including a loss at Atlanta two weeks ago. The fact of the matter is that when watching these two also-rans it is the Hawks that are still flying behind Trae Young and are still playing to win. On the other side New Orleans is playing without Jrue Holiday and E'Twaun Moore the past eight games and Anthony Davis has sat out four of the last 11 and when he does play his minutes are limited and his production has dropped in dramatic fashion. Take ATLANTA!
|03-25-19||Nets +6.5 v. Blazers||144-148||Win||100||11 h 11 m||Show|
Brooklyn at Portland 10:05 ET
Nets (+) over Trailblazers- The Nets provided 'us' with one of the great comeback wins of the season when they rallied from a 28-point deficit to beat Sacramento last week. Brooklyn has two games left on their seven game road trip and the Blazers with be a stern test. Portland has won six of their last seven and are fourth in the West and are a dominating 39-19-1 ATS in their last 59 games overall while the Nets are 11-3 ATS in their last 14 games against the Western Conference. Take BROOKLYN!
|03-25-19||Thunder v. Grizzlies +6||103-115||Win||100||9 h 16 m||Show|
Oklahoma City at Memphis 8:00 ET
Grizzlies (+) over Thunder- Oklahoma City and Memphis have been struggling of late as both clubs have dropped four of their last five straight up. This for the Grizzlies is not so unusual as they are 15 -games under 500 but for the Thunder it is crucial as they are tying to hang on to the sixth spot tied with Utah. Last time out OKC provided us with a Megabucks win as they won at Toronto 116-109 and have been wildly inconsistent. The Grizzlies have lost the last nine meetings including twice this season but are in a spot to win here. Take MEMPHIS!
|03-25-19||76ers v. Magic +2.5||Top||98-119||Win||100||8 h 16 m||Show|
Philadelphia at Orlando 7:00 ET
Magic (+) over 76ers- Both these clubs are looking to sew up playoff spots as the 76ers via for the third spot in the East and Orlando is hunting down Miami for the final spot. The Magic have won their last four making a valiant push for the final seed. The 76ers haven't been the best on the road 15-20 ATS and will finish on the road in seven of their final 10 games while Orlando is 8-3 ATS in their last 11 home games and 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 games versus the Atlantic Division. Take ORLANDO!
|03-24-19||Kings v. Lakers +1.5||106-111||Win||100||11 h 44 m||Show|
Sacramento at L.A. Lakers 9:30 ET
Lakers (+) over Kings- Well, it's official...The Lakers are out of the playoffs and LeBron legacy has taken a hit. The race to the bottom won't be as successful for LA as other have been doing it longer as they have lost 16 of their last 20. This must seem like a 'Prince and the Pauper' switch for Los Angels as the Kings who haven't made the playoffs in 13 years are favored in LA against the Lakers. But, the Kings still trail the Spurs by 5.5 games with just 10 games to play. Sacramento knows their chances are slim and will fade late here. Take the LAKERS!
|03-24-19||Spurs +1.5 v. Celtics||115-96||Win||100||9 h 53 m||Show|
San Antonio at Boston 7:30 ET
Spurs (+) over Celtics- Oh, how the mighty have fallen...since St. Patricks Day in Boston the Celtics are green around the gills. They have lost three straight including a 124-117 loss yesterday at Charlotte where they blew an 18-point fourth quarter lead and of course everyone except Kyrie Irving is to blame. San Antonio is now in the eighth in the West playoff seeding and have lost their last two after a nine games winning streak. Brad Stevens is starting to confront his team's play but just needs to look at the Irving and his huge ego which is affecting everyone else on the court. Boston is a mess and this 'line' tell 'us' that they are in trouble. Take SAN ANTONIO!
|03-24-19||Nuggets v. Pacers +2||88-124||Win||100||6 h 25 m||Show|
Denver at Indiana 5:00 ET
Pacers (+) over Nuggets- Both clubs are fighting for playoff position with Denver in a battle for the top spot in the West while Indiana is trying to establish home court for at least one playoff series. The Pacers return home after a disastrous road thrip where they dropped four straight including a 102-100 loss at Denver. The Nuggets enter this fray winners of six straight and are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 trips to Indiana but the underdog is an impressive 15-5-1 ATS in the last 21 meetings and the Pacers are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 at home. Take INDIANA!
|03-23-19||Pistons +5 v. Blazers||Top||112-117||Push||0||11 h 50 m||Show|
Detroit at Portland 10:00 ET
Pistons (+) over Trailblazers- Without much notice or fan fare the Pistons have played steady basketball the past five weeks winning 15 of their last 20 games straight up. Portland on the other hand have been steady most of the season and they have won five of their last six. Detroit has been doing it in a big was as they are 7-1 ATS in their last eight games following a win by 10-points or more. Add that the Pistons are 5-1 ATS in the last six meetings closes the deal for me...take DETROIT!
|03-23-19||Suns +10 v. Kings||103-112||Win||100||11 h 40 m||Show|
Phoenix at Sacramento 10:00 ET
Suns (+) over Kings- The Sacramento Kings have an opportunity to reach the coveted 500 mark with a win here tonight. Both these clubs are coming off of big game one where the Suns crushed Dallas and the other where the Suns were destroyed by the Pistons. It just seem natural for these two to move toward the middle after performances like that. For Sacramento they are 0-3-1 ATS following a win while Phoenix is 5-0 ATS in their last five road games. Take the SUNS!
|03-23-19||76ers v. Hawks +8||127-129||Win||100||8 h 13 m||Show|
Philadelphia at Atlanta 7:30 ET
Hawks (+) over 76ers- How about Joel Embiid? This monster personally destroyed the Celtics physique with his clutch performance down the stretch last time out as the 76ers posted a huge come-from-behind victory. Whether Embiid plays or not (he's resting more of the playoffs) the mental attitude of Philadelphia entering this fray should be down a notch. Atlanta is 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings and 9-3 ATS overall against the Sixers. Take ATLANTA
|03-22-19||Nets v. Lakers +2||111-106||Loss||-110||12 h 15 m||Show|
Brooklyn at L.A. Lakers 10:30 ET
Lakers over Nets- The Brooklyn Nets have made huge strides this season and are a cinch for playoffs in the East and are off of an incredible come-back win over Sacramento where they trailed by 25-points in the fourth quarter. D'Angelo Russell who was the Lakers #2 overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft but started his career with injuries and it has taken almost five years for him to reach his potential. Lebron James sat out Tuesday's Lakers loss at Milwaukee but should be well rested and ready to play tonight. Look for Los Angeles to end their four-game slide with a win tonight. Take the LAKERS!
|03-22-19||Spurs +6 v. Rockets||105-111||Push||0||10 h 0 m||Show|
San Antonio at Houston 8:00 ET
Spurs (+) over Rockets- 'We' are happy with the Spurs who just had their nine-game winning streak stopped by Megabucks winner Miami on Wednesday and now travel to Houston to battle their in-state rival. Houston who is 2-1 against San Antonio this season and has won five of the last seven meetings and had won 12 of 13 before being upset by the Heat. The Spurs have turned their season around and are ready to make their stretch run. Take SAN ANTONIO!
|03-22-19||Thunder +2.5 v. Raptors||Top||116-109||Win||100||10 h 38 m||Show|
Oklahoma City at Toronto 7:30 ET
Thunder (+) over Raptors- Oklahoma City is in the mist of a four-game losing streak with their last loss coming at home against Toronto who recovered to win 123-114 in overtime after blowing a 20-point lead. The Raptors who are just two games behind Milwaukee for the top spot in the East are a meager favorite here and although they are 18-3 in their last 21 at home they have not had great success ATS. Toronto is just 16-20 ATS at home and are 5-12 ATS when hosting the Thunder. Look for OKC to break their mini losing streak tonight. Take OKLAHOMA CITY!
|03-21-19||Mavs v. Kings -8.5||100-116||Win||100||12 h 34 m||Show|
Dallas at Sacramento 10:00 ET
Kings (+) over Mavericks- Can you image the aftermath of blowing a 25-point fourth quarter lead and becoming just the third team of 3,031 to blow a lead that big that late in an NBA contest. Sacramento fell to Brooklyn (Money Game winner) 123-121 and now host the Mavericks who have had issues of their own blowing leads. Dallas is just 2-14 AU in their last 16 games while the Kings have dropped 10 of their last 14. In their vast improvement this season the Kings are 23-12-1 ATS at home while the Mavs are just 6-29 SU on the road. Add that Dallas is just 3-9 ATS in their last 12 meetings. Take SACRAMENTO!
|03-21-19||Jazz v. Hawks +8||114-117||Win||100||9 h 49 m||Show|
Utah at Atlanta 7:30 ET
Hawks (+) over Jazz- Utah is playing their third game in four nights and are on their way into the playoffs with a defense that has held four of their last six opponents under 100 points. Atlanta in the flip side in the second leading scoring team in the league but have dropped their last thee games. The Hawks fly high after a loss going 4-1 ATS in their next game out. This one just figures to be close...take ATLANTA!
|03-21-19||Nuggets v. Wizards +8.5||113-108||Win||100||9 h 30 m||Show|
Denver at Washington 7:00 ET
Wizards (+) over Nuggets- This is a great matchup (?) of teams that I love to 'play' with and against and tonight 'we' are flipping our pattern. Denver clinched a playoff spot last time out and there has to be a sense of relief and gratification as they travel to play the lowly Wizards. Now, the Nuggets are 10-5 SU in their last 15 trips to the Capital but just 2-5 ATS in their last seven trips to DC. The Wizards are 22-13 ATS at home and are 5-1 ATS after a straight-up loss. Take WASHINGTON!
|03-20-19||Heat +6.5 v. Spurs||Top||110-105||Win||100||8 h 20 m||Show|
Miami at San Antonio 8:30 ET
Heat (+) over Spurs- If trends were all we had to go on this game would be one-sided as the Spurs have turned it around and are the hottest team in the NBA. San Antonio is 9-0 SU and 8-1 ATS in their last nine games including our Megabucks winner over Golden State on Monday. Miami has won their last two but have struggled against the Spurs going 2-10 ATS in the last 12 meetings including 1-4 ATS in their last five meetings in San Antonio. Spurs in a let-down spot here. Take MIAMI!
|03-20-19||Wizards v. Bulls +3.5||120-126||Win||100||8 h 45 m||Show|
Washington at Chicago 8:00 ET
Bulls (+) over Wizards- The idea that Washington is still in the playoff hunt makes me laugh as they are an imposter if I ever saw one. Chicago was expected to be one of the weakest team in the NBA and they are but they have managed to win 20 games and have not quit on the season. The Wizards have had the edge in Chicago goin 12-4 ATS in their last 16 visits to the Windy City but they are just 2-5 ATS in the last seven meetings overall. Take the BULLS!
|03-20-19||Celtics +3 v. 76ers||115-118||Push||0||7 h 42 m||Show|
Boston at Philadelphia 7:00 ET
Celtics (+) over 76ers- With or without Joel Embiid Philadelphia has reeled off five straight win while Boston has 0-4 ATS in their last four outings. The 76ers have been able to dominate much of the league but have found themselves struggling against the Celtics. Boston is 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings and 4-1 ATS in their last four trips to the 'City of Brotherly love (HA). After sitting out his last game to assure he would be ready for Boston Embiid will play here but to no avail and the Celtics have the 76ers number. Take BOSTON!
|03-19-19||Pacers +5 v. Clippers||109-115||Loss||-104||11 h 60 m||Show|
Indiana at L.A. Clippers 10:30 ET
Pacers (+) over Clippers- The surprising LA Clippers (I'm surprised because of the gutting of the team) have a six-game lead in holding the final playoff spot if the West over Sacramento. LA has won seven of eight while Indiana has lost three straight on the road but have won the last five meetings overall and are 6-0 ATS in the last six meetings in Los Angeles. Although the Pacers have dropped seven of 11 they are still the fourth seed in the East and get the money here. Take INDIANA!
|03-19-19||Nets +3.5 v. Kings||123-121||Win||100||11 h 37 m||Show|
Brooklyn at Sacramento 10:00 ET
Nets (+) over Kings- Brooklyn is going to the NBA Playoffs while the Kings are having their best season in tears are not going anywhere with the exception of possibly a golf course. Sacramento trails the LA Clippers by six games with 13 to go and their chances are slim. The Kings are off of a routing of the Bulls 129-102 Sunday and face the Nets who has lost three straight on their current road trip. The Nets seem to have the Kings 'number' as they are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 meetings and 5-2 at Sacramento. Take BROOKLYN!
|03-19-19||76ers v. Hornets +2||118-114||Loss||-115||8 h 41 m||Show|
Philadelphia at Charlotte 7:00 ET
Hornets (+) over 76ers- With their win over Milwaukee Sunday the 76ers have clinch a playoff spot and are seeded No. 3 in the East behind the Bucks and Raptors. With that road victory under their belt Philadelphia travels to Charlotte to play the Hornets who they have beaten three times this season by a total of six points. The Hornets were annihilated by Miami on Sunday with their lowest scoring output (75-points) in franchise history. With a straight-up home record of 21-14 and a 76ers ATS road record of 14-19 it is the Hornets turn to sting the 76ers. Take CHARLOTTE!
|03-18-19||Pacers +4 v. Blazers||98-106||Loss||-102||11 h 14 m||Show|
Indiana at Portland 10:30 ET
Pacers (+) over Trailblazers- Both these squads are fighting for a home court playoff series with about a dozen games remaining and this contest will help jump one of these clubs. The Trailblazers who are 3-3 in their last six will be without C.J. McCollum while Indiana is and will be without Victor Oladipo. The Pacers have been able to make an adjustment and their quality of play has slipped very little while we will have to see how McCollum's absence will affect the Blazers play. The line is short and give the Pacers a slid chance despite the fact that they are 1-7 ATS in the last eight meetings overall and 1-5 ATS in their last six meetings in Portland. Take INDIANA!
|03-18-19||Warriors v. Spurs +2.5||Top||105-111||Win||100||9 h 57 m||Show|
Golden State at San Antonio 8:00 ET
Spurs (+) over Warriors- In early January the Spurs were sputtering along and had seemed to have lost their competitive fire on the road. Well, as they say in Texas don't ever count a Gregg Popovich coached team out 'until the dealing is done.' San Antonio has won eight straight overall and 10 straight at home. This is the best that they have played after their 'rodeo trip' return trip home stand.' These two have split their two meetings and the Warriors most likely will be without Devin Durant for the third straight game. Golden State is off of a National TV blasting of the Thunder Saturday. That was supposed to be a statement win after bouncing back from a loss against Phoenix. Not here...Take SAN ANTONIO!
|03-18-19||Nuggets +3.5 v. Celtics||114-105||Win||100||8 h 20 m||Show|
Denver at Boston 7:30 ET
Nuggets (+) over Celtics- If I have my calculations correct ant team from Boston named 'Celtics' should have s serious hangover prior to tonight's game. This is one time when playing at home is not an advantage. Boston 1-3-1 ATS last five overall and 1-5 ATS in their last five home games. Although the Nuggets have not won often in Boston the Celtics were 9-point favorites and tonight they are just -3. Somethin' not right Lucy...Take DENVER!
|03-17-19||Nets +6.5 v. Clippers||116-119||Win||100||9 h 26 m||Show|
Brooklyn at L.A. Clippers 9:00 ET
Nets (+) over Clippers- Hey, I'm so proud of Doc Rivers because I think that this season even after his success in Boston has shown his metal and ability to rebuild with a young team that comes to play every and and can contend. LA has won six of seven and are 3-1 at home with this the fifth of six at the Staples Center. Happy to take Brooklyn after posting against them with the Jazz as 'our' Power Play winner last night. The Nets were outscored 27-2 between the first and second quarters. They are no longer a pushover as their 36-35 record with attest. I look for the Nets to play hard a full 48 minutes. Take BROOKLYN!
|03-17-19||Raptors v. Pistons +1.5||Top||107-110||Win||100||5 h 35 m||Show|
Toronto at Detroit 4:00 ET
Pistons (+) over Raptors- This can be a tricky time in NBA evaluation as all of these clubs have their own agenda and it doesn't always have to do with winning. Back-ground noise becomes larger as the season intensifies and decisions on futures are being made. Toronto is looking to position themselves at a physical peak while Detroit is scrabbling for their playoff lives. Both these clubs are off of wins over the Lakers on consecutive nights by almost identical scores of 111-98 and 111-97. The Raptors seem to relax after a straight-up win and are 1-8 ATS in their last nine games following a straight-up win while the Pistons are 8-0 ATS in their last eight home games. Take DETROIT!
|03-17-19||Hornets +4 v. Heat||75-93||Loss||-110||2 h 31 m||Show|
Charlotte at Miami 1:00 ET
Hornets (+) over Heat- Do you honestly think that I would come back with Miami after the way they disrespected 'our' Megabucks release against the Bucks Friday night blowing a 20-point second half lead and losing the game outright by 15 points. This is the fourth straight on the road for the Hornets and they dropped the first two against Milwaukee and Houston before winning at Washington (Money Game). All the trends say to bounce back with the Heat but I just can't do it. Take CHARLOTTE!
|03-16-19||Nets v. Jazz -8||98-114||Win||100||10 h 42 m||Show|
Brooklyn at Utah 9:00 ET
Jazz (-) over Nets- Like moths to a flame the public has already gravitated to the dog here and I am surprised as Brooklyn is a long way from home and they have had suck struggles in Utah. The Nets are just 2-7 ATS in their last nine trips to Utah and enter this contest off of a loss at Oklahoma City which ended a four-game win streak and now I expect them to trend down for awhile. Take UTAH!
|03-16-19||Blazers +2.5 v. Spurs||Top||103-108||Loss||-108||9 h 12 m||Show|
Portland at San Antonio 8:30 ET
Trailblazers (+) over Spurs- A number of trends surround this fray that support and then wain against both clubs here. To start with San Antonio has won seven straight going 6-1 ATS. This is the fourth meeting with the home team wining the previous three and the Spurs would love to even the series here but, this line is way short. Although Portland is just 3-9 ATS in their last 12 visits to San Antonio but they are currently on a 7-1 ATS road run...take the TRAILBLAZERS!
|03-16-19||Grizzlies +2 v. Wizards||128-135||Loss||-109||8 h 33 m||Show|
Memphis at Washington 7:00 ET
Grizzlies (+) over Wizards- Yeah, well as Jody Foster might say one team is 'worser than the other.' Washington trails Miami by 3.5 games for the final playoff spot in the East but they have NO SHOT!Memphis of course has been a drag themselves killing their 'backers' on the road going 12-21 ATS including 2-5 ATS in their last seven visits to Washington. But, the Grizzlies are 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings and get the money here. Take MEMPHIS!
|03-15-19||Bulls +9 v. Clippers||121-128||Win||100||11 h 47 m||Show|
Chicago at L.A. Clippers 10:30 ET
Bulls (+) over Clippers- To be truthful I am so impressed with what Doc Rivers has done with this young Clippers squad that is fighting for a playoff spot in the difficult West as they get ready for their sixth straight home game. Chicago on the other hand has struggled the entire season and still have managed to turn a small profit ATS on the road. The Bulls have dropped their last three and five of six but are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games. Take CHICAGO!
|03-15-19||Bucks v. Heat +5.5||Top||113-98||Loss||-115||8 h 29 m||Show|
Milwaukee at Miami 8:00 ET
Heat (+) over Bucks- Both these clubs are off of huge blowout wins and it was the Bucks ending a 3-game slide by defeating New Orleans 130-113 on Tuesday. Milwaukee with the best record in the East pounded the Heat 124-86 at home on January 15 and I'm sure the Heat remembers it well. That is the only 'cover' the Bucks have against the Heat in the last seven meetings going 1-6 ATS and 0-5 ATS in their last five in Miami! Take the HEAT!
|03-15-19||Hornets +3.5 v. Wizards||116-110||Win||100||7 h 20 m||Show|
Charlotte at Washington 7:00 ET
Hornets (+) over Wizards- The Hornets are getting desperate as they are falling out of the race of the final No. 8 seed by losing 11 of their last 15 including four of their last five with that win coming over Washington 112-111 at home last Friday. Charlotte has a 1.5-game lead for the final spot over the Wizards and the pressure is all on the Wizards here. A though call when we see the Hornets are 1-6 ATS in their last seven visits to Washington. But, the illogical side is...CHARLOTTE!
|03-12-19||Blazers v. Clippers +2.5||Top||125-104||Loss||-110||13 h 6 m||Show|
Portland at L.A. Clippers 10:35 ET
Clippers (+) over Trailblazers- Portland who are off of a win over Oklahoma City Friday had Damian Lillard score 51 points and will become the Trailblazers second-leading scorer in franchise history needing 23 points to pass LaMarcus Aldridge. The Blazers are fifth in the West while the Clippers are next a half-game ahead of San Antonio. Los Angeles has won their last five and are hot at the right time. Take the CLIPPERS!
|03-11-19||Pistons +2 v. Nets||Top||75-103||Loss||-105||11 h 38 m||Show|
Detroit at Brooklyn 7:35 ET
Pistons (+) over Nets- After inconsistent performances of late Detroit and Brooklyn have have put together wins for their stretch run looking to secure a playoff spot. The Pistons have turned it on and have four four straight and eight of their last nine while the Nets have won their last three after three straight losses. Although Detroit is just 5-12 ATS in the 17 meetings the combo of Griffin and Drummond have helped Detroit turn the corner. Take the PISTONS!
|03-10-19||Raptors v. Heat +1||125-104||Loss||-103||5 h 9 m||Show|
Toronto at Miami 3:35 ET
Heat (+) over Raptors- Sometimes for reasons unknown one team although unlikely has another teams 'number' and that is how these two matchup. In the last four meetings Toronto is 4-2 straight-up against Miami but the Heat are 6-0 ATS in those games and are 5-1 Ats in their last six against the raptors at home. There is also an oddity surrounding Toronto and that is that they are 0-11 ATS after scoring 125 points or more in the previous game and they are off of a 127-104 win over New Orleans. So 'the beat goes on.' Take MIAMI!
|03-09-19||Celtics v. Lakers +6||Top||120-107||Loss||-109||10 h 20 m||Show|
Boston at L.A. Lakers 8:35 ET
Lakers (+) over Celtics- In yesteryear this would have been a great match-up and even today with Kyrie Irving and LeBron James going at it recalls days of the 'Bird and Magic' show, but it doesn't look that way now. As it is now Irving sits whenever and now James is going to play limited minutes. Despite the kind of season it has been for both these clubs the Lakers are 18-15 straight-up at home while Boston is just 13-18-1 ATS on the road. With the kind of media abuse LA has been going through this is a time to rise and the fact that the Celtics are having teams issues of their own gives 'us' a side. With Laker pride moving to the forefront here...Take LOS ANGELES!
|03-09-19||Kings v. Knicks +6||102-94||Loss||-115||2 h 24 m||Show|
Sacramento at New York 12:00 ET
Knicks (+) over Kings- Sacramento was cruising along heading toward a playoff seed but have run into trouble of late losing four of five and six of eight and that includes a 115-108 win over New York less than a week ago. New York has a rejuvenated lineup and is 4-1 ATS in their last five meetings with the Kings and will get the nod here from me. Take the KNICKS!
|03-08-19||Nuggets +6.5 v. Warriors||105-122||Loss||-108||13 h 18 m||Show|
Denver at Golden State 10:30 ET
Nuggets (+) over Warriors- Golden State who most believe will just walk through the playoffs has just a one-game lead over Denver and the NBA's third best record in the NBA trailing both Milwaukee and Toronto. The Warriors are off of their worst home loss in the Steve Kerr era to the Celtics bowing 128-95 to Boston on Tuesday. The Nuggets are 5-2 ATS in their last seven while the Warriors are 1-10 ATS in their last 11 games overall with Denver 5-0-1 ATS in the last six meetings at Golden State. The road team is 9-4-1 ATS in the last 14. Take DENVER!
|03-08-19||Pistons v. Bulls +4||Top||112-104||Loss||-103||11 h 59 m||Show|
Detroit at Chicago 8:05 ET
Bulls (+) over Pistons- With wins in 10 of their last 12 games Detroit has move into the No. 6 seed in the NBA East and have won their last three by scoring an average 124 points. The Piston have two victories over Chicago this season both coming early in the season in October and November. The Bulls have picked up their play as well winning six of their last nine being led by Zack LaVine who has had 30 or more points in four straight games. In head-to-head action the Pistons are 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings but most of that damage was in Detroit as the home team (including at Chicago is 9-1 ATS in the last 10 meetings. Take CHICAGO!
|03-08-19||Raptors v. Pelicans +7||127-104||Loss||-103||11 h 53 m||Show|
Toronto at New Orleans 8:05 ET
Pelicans (+) over Raptors- Toronto who has the second best record in the NBA has dropped their last two and 3-of-4 entering this fray at New Orleans. The Pelicans we know are going through a lame-duck situation with Anthony Davis but have come to play of late winning three of their last four. These two have met once back in November and New Orleans had their way against the Raptors winning 126-110 outright as a 9-point underdog as Davis had 25 points and 20 rebounds. Although Toronto is 14-2 ATS in their last 16 trips to New Orleans the underdog is 22-8-1 ATS in the last 31 meetings and the Raptors are 4-16 ATS currently in their last 16 road games. Take NEW ORLEANS!
|03-07-19||Pacers v. Bucks -10||98-117||Win||100||11 h 15 m||Show|
Indiana at Milwaukee 8:00 ET
Bucks (-) over Pacers- The Milwaukee Bucks have lost two-in-a-row for the first time this season blowing double-digit leads in both losses to Utah and Phoenix (who they have lost to twice without defeating the NBA's worst). Meeting the Pacers seems like a larger task but the Bucks have already taken down Indiana back on October 19 at home 118-101 as a 4.5-point favorite. Now, Milwaukee is a double-digit favorite which spells trouble for the Pacers as the home team is 7-2 ATS in the last nine meetings. Take MILWAUKEE!
|03-06-19||Knicks +3.5 v. Suns||96-107||Loss||-105||13 h 3 m||Show|
New York at Phoenix 9:05 ET
Knicks (+) over Suns- The battle for Zion Williamson continues in Phoenix where the Knicks (13-51) who have a half-game lead over Phoenix for the worst record (14-51). Now, what happens when both teams are in the tank? There are just two clubs that have not defeated the Suns this season one is the team with the beat record (Milwaukee) and the other team has the worst record...yes it's New York. Phoenix took apart the Knicks in December 128-110 but this time New York should have veteran center DeAndre Jordan back after a five-games and 'turn-about-is fair play.' In a surprise the Knicks rise here. With a win last time out Phoenix comes out the next game and goes 1-6 ATS after a straight-up win. Take NEW YORK!
|03-06-19||76ers v. Bulls +5.5||Top||107-108||Win||100||12 h 11 m||Show|
Philadelphia at Chicago 8:05 ET
Bulls (+) over 76ers- Philadelphia is certainly a team that has to be recognized as the threat in the East with Joel Embiid in the lineup and now have been able to show that they can win without him in the lineup. The 76ers have won 4-of-6 in his absence and now take their act on the road visiting Chicago tonight off of last night's 114-106 win at Orlando. The Bulls who have made great strides this season although having lost their last two outings. But, the Sixers play down to their opposition as they are 5-11 ATS when play teams with winning percentage under 40%. Finally, the home team is 4-0 ATS in this series and the 76ers are 1-5 ATS in their last six trips to the Windy City. Take CHICAGO!