NBA Picks: Monday Night Value Picks

Jordan Sharp

Monday, January 28, 2013 12:41 PM GMT

Free NBA picks for a few of tonight's biggest matchups. Where do our NBA handicappers believe that the best value lies, and how do we plan on cashing in?

Monday brings about some nice action in the NBA, and I am here to help you take some monetary advantage of it. I have two NBA Picks for you today, and I’m loving the value that both present.

Warriors vs. Raptors

Obviously Air Canada Center has been a death trap for some incoming teams this season, but the Warriors seem ready for the task of traveling across the country and playing in Toronto. The Warriors have been playing outstanding this season on both sides of the ball, and they have covered against the Warriors in eight of their last nine times playing them.

Toronto is still dealing without their two starting frontcourt guys, and it looks as if Kyle Lowry is banged up a bit as well. The NBA Odds are very suspiciously favoring the road Warriors by only -1, but if it is a trap, I’m falling in it.

My Pick: Warriors -1

[gameodds]5/136420/43/us[/gameodds]

Kings vs. Wizards

The Kings are another Western Conference team traveling a long way for this one, as the Kings head into DC to play the Wizards. Washington is a -8 favorite in this game, with a total of 201 points. Washington has been playing well as of late, and the Kings are not the best road team.

However tempting the spread might be, I believe that the best value lies in betting the total, as I’m siding with the Over in this one. Washington acts like they are a good defensive team, and the Kings haven’t seen their defense since Chris Webber was playing. The Wizards will be able to run their offense well with John Wall back in the fold, and the Kings should be able to score some against the Wiz. Take the over.

My Pick: OVER 201

[gameodds]5/136422/43/us[/gameodds]