NBA Picks: Monday's NBA Picks Rundown

Steven Suarez

Monday, January 20, 2014 6:33 PM GMT

Who's ready for a full day of NBA basketball action? We're back once again we another comprehensive look at all of the odds along with our favorite picks.

Brooklyn Nets vs. New York Knicks

Covered by Jordan Sharp

The battle for supremacy in the Big Apple continues, with the Knicks playing host to this battle inside Madison Square Garden. 

It's a little surprising to see Brooklyn favored here on the “road”, but they have been playing a lot better as of late and it looks like Deron Williams could make his return as well. Throw in the fact the Knicks are a dreadful 5-15 ATS at home this season and you can see why Jordan likes the Nets to win and cover the 2 points asked for by the NBA odds makers.

Pick: Nets -2

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New Orleans Pelicans vs. Memphis Grizzlies

Covered by Jeff Grant 

The Grizzlies are the hosts for tonight, but that hasn't meant much for this team so far this season. They're a very mediocre 11-12 SU at home heading into tonight's home encounter with the Pelicans, with Memphis giving away eight points to the visitors. 

What's our best course of action in Jeff's estimation? He looks for more of a grinding defensive battle tonight and is therefore recommending that we take the UNDER as one of our NBA picks. 

Pick: UNDER 191

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Miami Heat vs. Atlanta Hawks

Covered by Matthew Jordan

We all knew the Heat's losing streak wouldn't last long, as they were able to come out and crush the 76ers the other night for their first win in four games. They'll try and ride that new-found momentum into the ATL tonight.

Currently the defending champs are favored by 5.5 points – will they get the cover? Not in the eyes of Matthew, who's taking the home team (as well as the OVER) in what will be a rare sellout in Atlanta. 

Pick: Hawks +5.5 and OVER

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LA Lakers vs. Chicago Bulls

Covered by Matthew Jordan

Any other season this would be a highlight game, but injuries to superstars Kobe Bryant and Derrick Rose have made this matchup far less attractive. Still, these are two heavy-hitter markets, so there's sure to be a lot of NBA betting interest. 

The Bulls will be favored by as many as nine points, with oddsmakers expecting a comfortable win for a team that's coping really well since the departure of Luol Deng. Matthew, however, doesn't feel like Chicago should be favored by so many points, so he'll be on the Lakers to cover as sizable dogs.

Pick: Lakers +8.5

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Portland Trail Blazers vs. Houston Rockets

Covered by Steven Suarez

Here you've got two of the Western Conference's best going head-to-head, with the Trail Blazers feeling really good about themselves after two great road wins over San Antonio and then Dallas.

While it's difficult to pick against James Harden and company, especially at home, we're going to ride Portland while they're hot. I think the Trail Blazers are the right side in what should be a fantastic spectacle. 

Pick: Trail Blazers +2.5

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Indiana Pacers vs. Golden State Warriors

Covered by Jason Lake

This is another great game, featuring exciting young superstars in Stephen Curry and Paul George dueling it out. The Warriors are one-point chalk at home, where they've gone 12-5 SU so far this season. 

What does Jason think of this game? It's going to interesting to see which way he leans with his NBA picks, so come back and see us shortly to see what his final play is. 

Pick: Check back later!

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