We went cold after almost two weeks of hot NBA Picks, however I am back on my horse tonight for the large NBA card.
The NBA Odds have several games that catch my
eye, however there are two in particular that are intriguing enough to share in
my NBA Picks of the day.
76ers vs. Celtics
playing last night in New York, the Celtics take their crew a few hours north
back to Boston, where they will meet up with the Sixers. The NBA Odds have the
Celtics as -3 ½ favorites despite playing last night on the road, with a total
of 202 points. Boston had been playing good defense this season, however the
114 given up last night by the Celtics is only the tip of the iceberg.
last ten games, the Celtics are giving up an average of over 100 points per
game, and while they are going into an environment that might be very friendly
for scoring tonight, I think a play on the over is in order. Boston’s defense
off a back to back will only decline, and from where they have played recently,
it makes the total look great.
the Celtics have been far from great on defense recently, the Sixers haven’t
played any defense all season. The Sixers are giving up over 110 points per
game on the road this season, and 111 points per game when playing against
this is the first time of four times the Celtics and Sixers will meet up this
season, and even though hey haven’t played one another yet, I still think the
over is the play considering the tired legs of Boston. Even though in their last
ten games the C’s have scored only 93 points per game, offense comes easy
against the Sixers, especially heading into Boston tonight. The over has gone
9-4 in the last 13 meetings from these two teams, and I see that trend
continuing this evening.
My Pick: OVER 202
Suns vs. Bucks
have continued to be the most undervalued team in the league, and tonight they
face the worst team in the entire NBA, the Milwaukee Bucks. The NBA Odds have
the Suns as -8 road favorites in this one, with a total of 201 points. With all
of the Bucks’ ‘injuries’ I find it hard to not really like Phoenix tonight.
Bucks have been getting out-classed this season and at home, they are a
horrendous 6-15 ATS. The Clippers blew them out this past Monday night, and I
think the Suns are going to do the same to them tonight. Phoenix is 15-6-1 ATS
on the road this season and they are 9-5 ATS taking on the Eastern Conference.
are also on a nice offense streak right now, and Milwaukee’s horrid on that end
of the floor. In their last ten games, the Suns are averaging over 109 points
per game, while the Bucks are scoring only 87 points per game in their last
ten. Even though they don’t have much of an advantage down low, if Larry
Sanders misses the game again, the odds of the Suns getting a big win are good.
and OJ Mayo missed Monday’s game with the flu, and I believe Sanders did not
practice yesterday. Even if they do play, the Suns will run up and down on
Milwaukee tonight to get the win. It is their 5th game in eight
nights, but against a poor team, I think the Suns can still cover.
Pick: Suns -8