Monday, March 13th Picks Of The Day

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Jordan Sharp

Monday, March 13, 2017 5:08 PM GMT

We hit a small bump in the road on Sunday, but have no fear, because Monday’s slate of odds are here and I am ready to bounce back with a couple of valuable selections for today’s NBA Picks of the day!

  Chicago Bulls vs Charlotte Hornets 

Spectrum Center, Charlotte, NC
7:00 pm E.T

The Chicago Bulls are a bad basketball team. They fooled a lot of people into thinking they had the potential to be a competent team, they have proven over the last two or three weeks that the problems everyone said were glaring in the summertime are finally coming true.

The Bulls can’t shoot. It’s simple. This team ranks dead last with an atrocious 32.3% three-point percentage and their effective field goal percentage of 47.0% is almost a full percentage point worse than the 29th ranked team.

Now they are on the road in Charlotte, a place they always tend to play horrible and plus, they are off getting embarrassed yesterday afternoon in Boston. They only scored 80 points and they didn’t even get their first bucket until six minutes into the first quarter. They also only scored nine points in the first quarter of that game.

Plus, the trends are on our side here. Chicago is 7-5-1 cashing the under on the second half of a back to back and plus they are 24-10 cashing the under after a loss and 26-13 cashing the under against conference opponents.

Chicago has scored only 91 points in their last two games in Charlotte dating back to last season, so add the under for your NBA picks.

 Free NBA Pick: Under 200Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

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 Washington Wizards vs Minnesota Timberwolves  

Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
8:00 pm E.T

The Wizards are blowing through a tough West Coast road trip and their last two wins have come in dramatic overtime fashion. Now they have a trip to Minnesota to finish out this five-game trip.

The NBA Odds have this one as a virtual coin flip and a total of 214 ½, but I am busting out a play in the first quarter on this one. I haven’t had to use one all year, but the Wolves always seem to come ready to play when they are at home and coming off a long road trip, the Wizards are due for a down first quarter.

Over their last six home games, the Wolves are +69 points in the first quarter. That’s an average lead margin of 11.5 points per first quarter during that stretch.

Simply put, with the Wizards tired probably emotionally and physically, Tom Thibodeau is going to look to take advantage of that. The Wolves have been playing pretty good basketball over the last month, especially at home. I look to that and their recent dominance in the first quarter at home dating back to just before the break as a sign that the first quarter line of -1/2 on the Wolves is a fine play tonight.

 Free NBA Pick: Wolves 1Q -1/2Best Line Offered: at Bookmaker

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