Monday's NBA Betting Odds Report

Steven Suarez

Monday, February 24, 2014 3:59 PM GMT

We've got every one of tonight's five games covered, along with a recommended NBA pick for each. Let's go over the odds and see where the value is.

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Philadelphia 76ers

Covered by Jordan Sharp

The two worst teams in not only the Eastern Conference but the entire NBA go head-to-head tonight. How exciting!

The 76ers will be at home tonight and they're laying three points. They're a miserable 8-20 against the spread on their own court this season, but they come up against a Bucks team that's won just four game straight up on the road.

Still, Milwaukee didn't just have their starting five decimated like Philadelphia did, with Spencer Hawes and Evan Turner heading out of town. Jordan is thinking we'd be best served by taking the points.

NBA Pick: Bucks +3

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Golden State Warriors vs. Detroit Pistons

Covered by Jeff Grant

The Pistons have 3.5 games back of the final spot in the Eastern Conference playoff picture and it's not like the changing of the guard at the head coach position has helped much. They're just 4-6 SU over their past 10 games overall.

Meanwhile, Golden State is picking up steam, having won three games in a row to put them in the sixth spot in the West.

There will be a lot of playmakers on the floor tonight, so it's not a complete surprise to see that Jeff likes the OVER in tonight's game in Detroit.

NBA Pick: OVER 208.5

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Dallas Mavericks vs. New York Knicks

Covered by Matthew Jordan

The race is on in the West and the Mavericks are doing themselves a lot of favors with their recent play. They're 8-2 SU over their last 10 and will like their chances of overcoming the struggling Knicks tonight.

It just keeps getting worse and worse for New York, who are now 5.5 games back of the eighth seed. They're 12-18 SU and 10-20 ATS inside Madison Square Garden heading into this tilt with Dirk Nowitzki and company.

And, after some deliberation, Matthew thinks the value is on the home team, while also liking the look of the OVER.

NBA Pick: Knicks +3.5 and OVER 204.5

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Los Angeles Clippers vs. New Orleans Pelicans

Covered by Jason Lake

The Clippers just recorded one of their best wins of the season in Oklahoma City and will hope to avoid a letdown in the Big Easy tonight.

New Orleans is having a rough time right now, losing three in a row and five of six. The losses haven't come against the best competition either, as they lost at home to the Knicks and on the road against the Bobcats and Wizards.

Tonight Jason fully expects L.A. to keep rolling with another road victory. He's laying the number and rolling with Doc Rivers' crew to add to the Pelicans' miseries.

NBA Pick: Clippers -5

[gameodds]5/256391/?r3=43-19-349/dec&r-1=43-19-349/us[/gameodds]

Boston Celtics vs. Utah Jazz

Covered by Matthew Jordan

Both the Jazz and Celtics have 19 wins on the year, but Utah will be at home for tonight's matchup and is therefore the favorite in the NBA odds.

The Jazz are 12-16 SU and 11-15-2 ATS at home on the year, with Boston at 8-21 SU and 16-13 ATS on the road. The Celtics come in on a four-game losing streak, while Utah has lost three in a row ahead of tonight's showdown.

Matthew again has two recommended plays. He's liking the Jazz's chances of a cover and also sees good value in the OVER cashing in Salt Lake City.

NBA Pick: Utah -3 and OVER 189.5

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