By the Numbers Picks: Dogs Howl on Thursday Night

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Swinging Johnson

Thursday, April 6, 2017 3:54 PM GMT

By the Numbers is a daily column featuring Swinger’s top selections according to historical trends and game time matchups. Let’s review the top picks for Thursday’s slate and cash in our NBA picks.

Bulls (38-40 SU, 39-39 ATS) vs. 76’ers (28-50 SU, 48-29-1 ATS)
  • Philadelphia is 12-5 ATS in their last 17 games following a straight up loss.

  • Philadelphia is 4-1 ATS in their last five Thursday games.

  • Philadelphia is 12-3 ATS in their last 15 games following an ATS loss.

  • Philadelphia is 6-2 ATS in their last eight games as a home underdog of 5.0-10.5.

  • Chicago is 1-4 ATS in their last five games vs. a team with a winning percentage below .400.

  • Chicago is 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games as a favorite of 5.0-10.5.

  • Chicago is 0-4 ATS in their last four road games vs. a team with a losing home record.

  • Chicago is 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games playing on one days’ rest.

The Bulls saw their four-game winning streak snapped in New York on Tuesday night when they fell 100-91 as five-point road chalk to the Knicks. They now dribble into the Wells Fargo Center to take on a 76’ers crew that defeated them in their own building the last time they met by the score of 117-107. The oddsmakers have given the home club a 6 ½ point head start and with Chicago’s Rajon Rondo questionable for tonight’s tilt with a wrist injury, sustained against the Knicks, this live dog could very well pull the upset.

 

Free NBA Pick: 76’ers +6Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

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Nets (19-59 SU, 38-38-2 ATS) vs. Magic (27-51 SU, 31-46 ATS)
  • Orlando is 0-5 ATS in their last five Thursday games.

  • Orlando is 1-7 ATS in their last eight games vs. a team with a winning percentage below .400.

  • Orlando is 3-14 ATS in their last 17 games as a favorite.

  • Orlando is 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games as a favorite of 0.5-4.5.

  • Brooklyn is 10-1 ATS in their last 11 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.

  • Brooklyn is 5-1 ATS in their last six when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.

  • Brooklyn is 7-1 ATS in their last eight road games.

  • Brooklyn is 5-2 ATS in their last seven games as an underdog of 0.5-4.5.

Many would point to the Nets as being the worst team in the league but some who would dispute that contention would target Orlando as having that dubious distinction. The fact is that although the Nets have the worst record in the league they are indeed playing their finest basketball down the stretch. Brooklyn has won six of their last nine games outright and covered the number in seven of those contests. Conversely, the Magic have dropped five straight and failed to cover in four of those contests. Therefore, the Nets are not only a good bet to cover the number but win this one outright. Add Brooklyn to your NBA picks tonight.

 

Free NBA Pick: Nets +2½  Best Line Offered: at 5Dimes

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