NBA Picks: Pair of Friday Night Locks

Jordan Sharp

Friday, December 5, 2014 3:25 PM GMT

There are a dozen games on the NBA schedule tonight, and with so much potential value, I am here to help you wade through all of the NBA Odds. I have picked my two best NBA Picks for today, and I’m releasing them to you at no cost!

Rockets vs. Wolves
Houston will likely still be without Dwight Howard tonight as he has not played in several games in a row, and it could really hurt their defense against Minnesota. The Wolves had a horrible showing against the Sixers this past Wednesday, as they gave them their first win of the season. The Wolves are not +6 ½ home dogs against the Rockets on Friday night, with an NBA Odds total of 203 ½.

With Howard out, James Harden will once again have to take at least 40% of his teams’ shots. While this won’t kill the Rockets, the combination of him shooting a lot and no Howard means the score could be pretty high in this game. The Wolves had a hard time scoring this past Wednesday, but that may have been an anomaly. They aren’t going to be happy they lost to the Sixers either, so maybe they’ll be on their game a bit more tonight.

The Rockets are playing better defense this season, and the under has been cashing for them a lot. However the Wolves are a different story, as they have cashed the over in eight of their last 11 games. On top of that, the Wolves have cashed the over in five of their last seven home games. Look for them to have a bounce back game tonight against the Rockets.

NBA Pick: OVER 203 ½ at 5Dimes

 

Heat vs. Bucks
The Bucks are one of my favorite young teams in the NBA, and tonight they are -1.5 NBA Odds favorites against the Heat, with a total of 194 points. The Bucks have already beaten the Heat once this season, but Dwyane Wade did not play in that game, and Chris Bosh only hit two of his 17 shots. Wade is back now, and I doubt Bosh has another game like that against the Bucks interior defense. Even though Larry Sanders is an above average defender, Bosh is going to shoot better tonight, and I think it will lead to a Heat cover.

Miami is only 1-3-1 ATS in their last five games, but with Wade back the Heat take a whole different turn on offense. They have the experience to slow down a young and fast Bucks team, and as long as they don’t turn the ball over, (which they are very good at) they should win this game tonight, or at least cover the +1.5.

Milwaukee’s offense is dependent on Brandon Knight, and with Mario Chalmers, and possibly Wade defending him, I don’t think he’ll have a huge game this evening. He has been on a huge run recently, and while Jason Kidd is turning him into one of the better young point guards in the NBA, I think his offense will take a down turn tonight. Take the points for this NBA pick.

NBA Pick: Heat +1.5 at BetOnline