NBA Picks: Saturday Picks of the Day

Saturday, December 7, 2013 1:31 PM UTC

Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 1:31 PM UTC

We had our first 3-0 night in a little over a week on Friday, and for Saturday, I am back in the saddle again trying to cash you some more winners. With several games on the Saturday card, let’s see which NBA Odds are most intriguing to start the weekend games.
<p><b>Warriors vs. Grizzlies</b></p> <p><span style="font-size:1em">One night after getting slapped by the Rockets, the Warriors head into Memphis tonight for a matchup with the Grizzlies. Despite being without Marc Gasol, <a target="_blank" title="Read our preview and picks from their most recent game we covered" href="/nba-basketball/free-picks/nba-picks-clippers-vs-grizzlies-a-35563/">the Grizz are still a formidable opponent</a>, and at home, they tend to play very well.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:1em">I can’t necessarily say the same thing about the Warriors right now. With Andre Iguodala still likely a few days from returning, the Warriors have looked lost without him, especially last night. Iggy is the glue that holds the Warriors’ young team together, and potentially without him again, I expect Memphis to win this game tonight.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:1em">The Grizzlies are a little banged up right now outside of Gasol, however I doubt either injury forces them to lose this game. Ed Davis sprained his ankle and his status for tonight is unknown, as is the status of Tony Allen, who sat out the Grizz’s last game with a hip injury. If both of these guys play, I’ll feel even better about <a target="_blank" title="Free NBA picks for most of the action" href="/nba-basketball/">our NBA pick</a>. However if they both sit, it might turn this into a no-play.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:1em">The Grizzlies however have covered their last five meetings in a row with the Warriors, including a nice road win in Oakland a few weeks back. The Warriors are also 0-5 SU in their last five road games to Memphis, and 3-6 ATS in their last nine trips to Beale Street. With the Warriors coming off of a back to back, I see the Grizzlies taking care of business.</span></p> <p><b style="font-size:1em">My Pick: </b><span style="font-size:1em">Grizzlies -1</span></p> <p>[gameodds]5/249406/?r-1=43-19-349/us[/gameodds]</p> <p><b>Nets vs. Bucks</b></p> <p><span style="font-size:1em">It looks as if the Nets are destined for the lottery, the problem is they do not own their first round pick. Another team destined for the lottery is the Bucks, and the two face off tonight, as the Nets are -3 <a target="_blank" title="Live NBA odds for every game" href="/betting-odds/nba-basketball/">NBA Odds favorites</a>. However I am more focused on the total, and I think the value is there for an over bet.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:1em"><a target="_blank" title="Shop around for the best lines and odds" href="http://www.sportsbookreview.com/">Sportsbooks are listing the total</a> at 189, this total seems a bit too low for these two defensively inept teams. As of today, the Bucks are giving up about 100 points per game, and although they seem to get better at home, it won’t be enough to take the under here, especially on the back to back. The Nets have been purging points to other teams this season, as on the road and at home, the Nets are still giving up over 103 points per game.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:1em">After playing last night, the Bucks should be tired enough to give up some points to the Nets, and <a target="_blank" title="Read our preview from their game with the Knicks earlier this week" href="/nba-basketball/free-picks/nba-picks-knicks-vs-nets-a-35551/">even though Brooklyn is banged up right now</a>, so are the Bucks, and they still should have enough healthy pieces to put up some points against Milwaukee.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:1em">The total has gone over in five of Milwaukee’s last seven games, and I think tonight makes six of their last eight. Two of the last three times these two teams have met, the total has gone over. Both teams are dealing with a ton of injuries right now, which is going to mean more run for bench guys, little defense, and likely enough scoring to cash the over.</span></p> <p><b style="font-size:1em">My Pick: </b><span style="font-size:1em">OVER 189</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:1em">[gameodds]5/249408/?r-1=43-19-349/us[/gameodds]<br /></span></p>
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