It should be another wild night of NBA Odds, and with 3 games on tap tonight, there should be some nice value as well. I have found two more playoff picks to add to my NBA Picks of the day.
Wizards vs. Raptors
In Game 1 of this series, the Wizards came into Toronto and shut up Masai Ujiri and the entire north nation. However it wasn’t the usual suspects for the Wizards who got the win, and that should either encourage Raptors fans, or scare the crap out of them. In Game 1, Paul Pierce stepped up for a struggling Wizards team and led them in scoring, much like he did against the Raptors when he was on the Nets last season. However now he has the luxury of having one of the games best young point guards on the floor too, in John Wall, and I fully expect a bounce back game from Wall tonight.
Which brings me to the scary part. Wall had a bad game and the Wizards still won. I thought that to be impossible for the Wizards heading into these playoffs. Showing that they could win even when Wall has a bad game is huge for this team, and with them coming in as +5 underdogs in the Game 2 NBA odds, there might be value once again taking points with the Wizards.
I actually picked the Raptors in 7 games in this series, so it would not surprise me to see the come back and get the win here, however they did not look good in Game 1, and if Washington can get their young backcourt rolling in this series, they may make quick work of the Raptors.
The Raptors are now 0-4 ATS in their last four first round games in the last two seasons, and they are 0-5-1 ATS in their last six games as playoff favorites. The Wizards on the other hand are now 5-1 ATS in their last six games playing in the first round of the NBA playoffs, and they are 3-0-1 ATS in their last four games dating back to the regular season. Take the points tonight with your NBA picks.
My NBA Pick: Wizards +5 at BetOnline
Mavericks vs. Rockets
This series should not disappoint, and Game 2 tonight should be a great example of that. In Game 1 the Rockets squeezed by the Mavs 118-108, however we easily cashed the over of just 210 points, and I think we should go back to it this evening. I mentioned that I was buying low for that total and I could not have been more right. After dropping some from the 210 we originally got it at, the total for this game is all the way up to 215 ½. I mentioned in that Saturday picks of the day article that I thought the total would continue to raise with this series, but the value is not yet out of it tonight at 215 ½. The over still looks good.
The over is 6-1 in the Rockets last seven games, and it’s cashed in seven games in a row for the Rockets playing as home favorites. On top of that the over is 4-0 in their last four games playing against teams with a winning road record, and the Mavs have cashed the over in their last seven games in a row dating back to the regular season. Look for another fast paced game between these two teams, with the over once again being the play.
My NBA Pick: OVER 215 ½ at Pinnacle