NBA Picks: Free Picks of the Day

Jordan Sharp

Friday, March 15, 2013 12:21 PM UTC

Friday, Mar. 15, 2013 12:21 PM UTC

It was a rough outing for me Wednesday, but that just motivated me to go even harder on Friday. Let’s take a look at three of my favorite picks for Friday night and get three very nice wins going into the weekend.

NBA Picks of the day

Season NBA record: 123-98-4 

Bobcats vs. Raptors

The Kittie Cats finally got a win both SU and ATS the other night after they destroyed the Celtics at home. That snapped a ten game losing streak both SU and ATS but now the Cats are +12 underdogs tonight in Toronto. The Raptors have already covered both of these two’s meetings this season, but a lot has changed and -12 is a lot.

However, I am siding with the Raptors in this one. Charlotte cannot play on the road. They can’t score and they can’t play defense. Even though the Raptors have lost Andrea Bargnani for the season, I think Toronto plays better without him, so I’m laying the points.

My NBA Picks: Raptors - 12


Also check out our pick on the Magic vs. Thunder!

Cavs vs. Mavs

It’s the battle of the rhyming team names, as Cleveland heads into Dallas tonight. They will of course be without Kyrie Irving, and they Cavs are +7 ½ NBA Odds underdogs. However, I think the spread is right where it needs to be, so I’m focusing on the total. 204 ½ is great value for an over bet in this situation.

Both of these teams give up well over 100 points per game on defense, and the Mavs have been cruising on offense recently, scoring an average of 105 per game over their last six games. Dallas is also coming off of a back to back, which is just the jolt the Cavs offense will need without their star point guard. Shaun Livingston and Boobie Gibson will fill in nicely, and I like the over in this one.

My Pick: OVER 204


Grizzlies vs. Denver

Tonight is the battle between the two hottest teams in the NBA, as the Grizzlies travel into Denver to play the Nuggets. Denver has won 10 straight and comes into this one 9-0-1 ATS in those ten games. Memphis has similarly been winning SU and ATS, and tonight the Grizzlies are +5 underdogs.

I really want to be on the Grizz for this NBA pick, but instead I’m siding with the total, and I’m looking towards the under. The Nuggets’ offense has been great, but their defense has also been solid in their winning streak. In their last six wins, the Nuggets have only given up 95 points per game, and the Grizzlies of course have been even better defensively. I think we will see one of the lowest scoring games in Denver this season, and I think 194 ½ is a bit too high. This spread might even increase as the day goes along, but I think the under is the way to go. The last four times these two have faced the under has cashed, while three of the last five games for both the Nuggets and Memphis have gone under.

My NBA Pick: Under 194 ½ All options available at

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