I am on a small hot streak this week, and through six NBA Picks, I have cashed all six of them. Let’s try and continue with a two-team parlay in tonight’s NBA Odds!
Knicks vs. Bulls
Both teams are dealing with some injuries right now, but the Bulls’ are a little less damaging. Taj Gibson could miss this game, however Joakim Noah practiced yesterday after missing the Bulls’ last several games, and as long as one of them is playing tonight along with Pau Gasol, they should wreck the Knicks’ interior defense.
The NBA Odds reflect that tonight, as they have the Bulls as -11 favorites, with a total of 193 ½. However with Iman Shumpert and JR Smith still out for this game, the Knicks are going to have some issues on the perimeter. Jimmy Butler has been having a career year, and no one on the Knicks is going to be able to hold him tonight. Oh, and did I mention that the Bulls still have Derrick Rose, who is pretty good too.
Chicago has been very good when everyone expects them to this season. They are 5-0 ATS in their last five games against teams with a losing record, and they are 4-0 ATS in their last five games as favorites. Especially if Noah is able to go tonight, and even if Gibson can’t play, I think Chicago is a great play for the first leg of our parlay.
Thunder vs. Warriors
The game of the night is the Thunder and Warriors from Oakland, and the NBA Odds have the Dubs as -2 ½ favorites, with a total of 211 ½. Even though the spread is an enticing bet from both sides, the total is by far the better play for this game. Once you take a deeper look at both of these teams, the under looks like the NBA Pick of the night.
Golden State has been very improved on defense this season, and vastly improved on offense. However against the Thunder, who have a healthy roster now, this could be a playoff-style game, where defense is the name of the game. Taking a look at both of these teams, sure they have two of the better offensive players in the NBA right now, but they also have two pretty good team defenses, Their trends tell the story a little better than I can.
The under is 4-1 in the last five games for the Warriors, and for the Thunder, it’s even more. In their last 30 games, the Thunder have cashed the under in 23 of those games, and the under is 4-0 for the Thunder in their last four road games. On top of all of this, the under is 6-0 for the Dubs in their last six home games, and it is 5-2 in their last seven games when the NBA Odds favor them. I’m seeing a game that barely gets into the 100s, and cashes the under with relatively no sweat stains. Both of these teams can obviously get hot, however they both matchup really well against one another, and that will serve the defense well tonight.
Free NBA Parlay Pick: 2-team parlay: Bulls -11 & UNDER 211 ½ Thunder/Warriors at