I have identified just a few NBA picks that I have my eyes on tonight, so follow along with me and let’s see if we can cash some winning tickets tonight.
Wizards vs. Raptors
Washington is coming off their win last night in DC where they dismantled a very injured Bulls team late in the game. Tonight they are going into Toronto for the last time this season and the NBA Odds have the Raptors favored by -3 ½ with a total of 195.
The Wizards got back their starting power forward Nene last night and he had a great game against Chicago and he will be big tonight against a smaller Raptors team. The Wizards are already very good ATS this season and they are constantly undervalued. I think that is happening once again as the sportsbooks aren’t taking into account how good the Wizards are on the second night of a back to back.
Short rest has seemed to have little to no effect on the Wizards this season. Washington is 15-3 ATS when playing on the second night of a back to back, and even though they had a tough one against Chicago last night, I’m taking the points with them tonight.
Toronto has packed it in this season and is vividly ready for the offseason. The Wizards have won and covered their last two meetings with the Raptors and I think they make it three. Even though they don’t have a lot of successes in Toronto, one of those two recent wins can there, and I see no reason they can’t do it again.
My NBA Picks: Wizards +3 ½
Hornets vs. Warriors
One of the late games this evening will feature the Hornets on the road in Oakland to play the Warriors. The NBA Odds for this one favor the Warriors by -8, however I’m seeing much more value in the total tonight, which sits at 197 points.
All season the books have undervalued the Hornets on the road. New Orleans is 19-16 ATS on the road, and the over has cashed at 21-14 on the road for them this season. Once again I think they are undervalued and I am going with the over in this one.
The Hornets give up a ton of points on the road this season and against the Warriors at the Oracle tonight, I would be very surprised if Golden State doesn’t touch at least 105 points or more tonight. New Orleans is giving up over 100 points per game on the road this season and the Warriors are scoring almost 102 points per game at home. Plus, the Warriors’ home defense isn’t that impressive, as they rank 20th in the NBA giving up almost 98 points per game at home. It is almost certainly because of their faster pace at home and I think that will show tonight.
Even though the past trends don’t really work in our favor, with it being at the end of the season, I think the tired legs will lead to the over. The Hornets have either scored or given up over 100 points in their last four contests.
My NBA Picks: OVER 197[gameodds]5/223741/43/us[/gameodds]