NBA Picks of the Day: ATS & Total Offer Tonight's Finest Plays Maximize Your Profit

Jordan Sharp

Thursday, April 23, 2015 11:06 AM UTC

Thursday, Apr. 23, 2015 11:06 AM UTC

We went perfect yet again last night, and after another profitable evening, it’s time for me to release my NBA Picks of the day once again. I am 7-3 so far in these playoffs, and I’ looking for more tonight with these valuable NBA Odds. 

Bulls vs. Bucks
The Chicago Bulls have a 2-0 series lead against the Bucks heading into this matchup but this series is getting more physical by the day, and I expect nothing less tonight. The Bulls are -2 ½ road favorites tonight in Milwaukee, with a total of 187 points. While this should once again be a physical battle, the Bulls are probably just a bit ticked off that the Bucks would resort to borderline dirty play in the second game of this series, and if Tom Thibodeau is going to have anything to say about it (I know with the Bulls that is in question these days) the Bulls are going to have the mentality of being down 0-2 tonight, and they are going to lay waste to the Bucks.

With how well the Bulls guards are playing, as long as Jason Kidd doesn’t send one of his hatchet men after them to injure them, Chicago should win tonight. Michael Carter-Williams and Kris Middleton have proved to be no match for the Bulls’ Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler, and with motivation to make this a quick series, I see Chicago covering tonight. Milwaukee is already a semi-home court advantage for the Bulls, as it’s only about 90 miles away.

Not only that, but the Bulls have now won four games in a row ATS dating back to the regular season, and they are 6-1 ATS in their last seven games playing on two or more days rest. I see the Bulls choking out the Bucks tonight (maybe literally after the Nikola Mirotic cheap shot) and taking the win both SU and ATS with my NBA picks.

NBA Pick: Bulls -2 ½

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Warriors vs. Pelicans
New Orleans deserves a lot of credit for hanging in with the Warriors for both of their games at Oracle Arena to start this season. The Dubs have had no answer for Anthony Davis, and now as this series shifts to New Orleans, the Pelicans might have a shot to steal one here. The NBA odds have them as +5 home underdogs tonight in Game 3, with a total of 203.

I am tempted to take the points with the home team here, however I think it would be a risky proposition. However the total presents some nice value heading into this one, and although we lost the last time we tried to take the over in this series, I think things have changed enough as the series moves to New Orleans to warrant an over play.

At only 203 points, the total is lower than the previous two, which always helps. However, the over is 5-1 for the Pelicans in their last six times as home dogs, and overall as an underdog, the Pelicans are 14-6-1 in their last 21 as dogs. The Warriors on the other hand are 7-2-1 cashing the over in their last ten games following an ATS loss. Golden State has one of the best home court advantages in the game, however outside of that environment tonight, it could mean their defense gives up 100 points, which is right around their road average points allowed in the regular season.

NBA Pick: OVER 203 

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