There are four double-digit favorites on the board tonight. The list includes the Spurs (-13.5 vs. Lakers), Bulls (-13 vs. 76ers), Suns (-11.5 vs. Magic) and Grizzlies (-11.5 vs. Utah). Are you adding any of the large chalk to your collection of NBA picks?
A lot is still on the line for a host of teams around the association, and we're here to help you discern where the best value is. Tonight we're covering five games closely.
Chicago Bulls vs. Philadelphia 76ers
Covered by Jason Lake
The 76ers, losers of 21 straight games, will entertain Joakim Noah and the Bulls in the City of Brotherly Love tonight. Current NBA odds have Chicago favored by 13 points on the road, where they've gone just 16-17 straight up this season.
Tom Thibodeau's team will hope to rebound after losing to Oklahoma City at home on Monday. Jason isn't touching a pick on this game's spread though and instead expects the UNDER to come through. He notes that Chicago loves playing at a slow pace, while Philadelphia's tempo has slowed down of late.
Pick: UNDER 196
Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics
Covered by Jordan Sharp
Thanks to another masterful all-around game from LeBron, the Heat got the better of the Cavaliers in Cleveland last night. Can they complete this back-to-back with another victory? They'll enter as 6.5-point road chalk in Boston.
The Celtics are on a bad run right now, having lost five games on the run, but Jordan steering clear from the spread. We've got another recommended total play on the cards tonight, with our handicapper viewing the OVER as the most logical selection.
Pick: OVER 199
Indiana Pacers vs. New York Knicks
Covered by Jason Lake
The Pacers have recovered very well after a rough patch, winning four games in a row heading into this showdown with Melo and the Knicks at Madison Square Garden.
As of now we see Indiana favored by 2.5 points, as they try to improve their 19-13 SU road record. New York, as you may know, is playing their best basketball of the season, having pieced together six consecutive wins. Jason is riding the momentum and backing a Knicks cover.
Pick: Knicks +2.5
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Dallas Mavericks
Covered by Joe Catalano
They're not completely out of the running, but it would take quite the run for the Timberwolves to somehow make the playoffs. They're 5.5 games back of the eighth spot ahead of tonight's road tilt with Dallas.
The Mavericks, winners of three straight, are holding firm in the seventh spot right now but they don't have the luxury of slipping up. Will they get the job done tonight? Joe isn't too confident in either one of these teams covering, so he'll put his money on the OVER and look for a lot of offensive fireworks.
Pick: OVER 210.5
San Antonio Spurs vs. Los Angeles Lakers
Covered by Doug Upstone
After the Clippers' recent loss in Denver, the award for the NBA's hottest team has shifted over to the Spurs. They've won 10 straight contests, putting them 1.5 games up on the second-place Thunder in the West.
What kind of NBA betting value is out there for San Antonio's visit to the Staples Center? The Lakers have obviously had a horrific season, but Doug thinks there's a good chance they can cover this huge number at home.
Pick: Lakers +13.5