Wizards vs. Nets
Washington goes on the road to Brooklyn for the first time this season, and the Nets are -5 ½ favorites with a total of 184. The Wizards have won both times these two have faced one another this season and covered as well, but tonight against the Nets, I can’t quite recommend Washington ATS. Even though their record is spectacular ATS this season, they could possibly be without rookie sensation Bradley Beal tonight. He has been very consistent on offense recently.
The Wizards are the worst road scoring team in the NBA, and six of the last eight times these two have faced one another, the total went under. The under has also cashed in four of the last five times these two have played one another in Brooklyn (New Jersey).
NBA Pick: UNDER 184
Raptors vs. Lakers
Toronto takes their show out west tonight against the Lakers. LA is a -7 ½ NBA odds favorite with a total of 206 ½ and while I can’t really recommend either team on the spread, I do really like the total this evening. The Raptors have been a traditionally bad road team defensively this season, and now with Rudy Gay, their offense has gotten better as well. The Raptors are 18-13 cashing the over on the road this season, and the Lakers not only give u tons of points, but their offense is getting a lot better.
Nine of the last ten times these two have faced one another, the total has gone over. Plus, in their last ten games against one another, the average score between these two has been 110-104, making the over tonight a nice bet. The Raptors started off this road trip giving up 120 points or more in two games in a row, and I think the Lakers will score well into the 100s tonight, as will the Raptors. The over is looking like the NBA pick to take in this one.
NBA Pick: OVER 206 ½ at bookmaker[gameodds]5/220508/43/us[/gameodds]