NBA Picks of the Day: Pair of Plays to Maximize Saturday's Profits

Jordan Sharp

Saturday, February 28, 2015 7:02 PM UTC

Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015 7:02 PM UTC

After what was a crazy night of NBA action, Saturday is a much calmer with only 6 games on tap. However I have found some more NBA Odds value in tonight’s games, here are my free NBA picks. 

Pistons vs. Wizards
Both of these teams played last night and lost, and with the Wizards struggling and the Pistons pushing for the playoffs, both teams could really use a win here. The Wizards come into this one losers of six in a row and 11 of their last 13, however they are -3 ½ favorites in this one with a total of 192. The back-to-back will hurt this game a little, but I think it could hurt the Wizards a little more. That is why I am recommending taking the points here.

These two teams played in Detroit almost a week ago and the Pistons dominated the Wizards by 17 points. This time should be no different, as Reggie Jackson has been playing well for Detroit since being acquired from the Thunder. Detroit is 9-4 ATS in their last 13 road games, and they are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games versus winning teams.

The Wizards on the other hand are only 2-5 ATS in their last seven home games, and they are only 3-14 ATS in their last 17 games overall. On top of that they are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games as favorites. I could see the Pistons out-muscling Washington down low in this one, and either covering the spread or winning outright.

My Free NBA Pick: Pistons 

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Grizzlies vs. Wolves
Both played last night and both lost, Grizzlies got blown out by the Clippers in Memphis. The Wolves on the other hand also lost, however they played a tough game in Chicago against the short-handed Bulls. Now the two teams are set to meet up tonight, and the NBA odds have the Grizzlies as -5 favorites, with a total of 192. Memphis has had two bad games in a row with a loss to the Kings and a bad loss to the Clippers last night, however I think they can bounce-back against a Wolves team that while playing better, is not at the level of the Grizzlies.

Ricky Rubio is going to be no match for the defense of Mike Conley, even though Rubio has been playing well. The big men for Memphis should have little trouble dominating the game tonight, and as long as they are ready to play tonight, I am laying the points with Memphis.

Memphis is 3-1-1 ATS in their last five games after a SU loss, and they are 5-2-1 ATS in their last eight games following an ATS loss. While the Wolves are 4-1 ATS in their last five home games, they are only 2-7 ATS in their last nine Saturday games, and they are only 2-5 ATS in their last seven games as home dogs between +5 and +10 ½. Look for Memphis to continue the trend of bouncing back after a loss, and look for them to cover this smaller spread, add them as your NBA pick tonight.

My Free NBA Pick: Grizzlies -5 at The Greek

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