We went 2-1-1 yesterday for another winning night of NBA Picks, but tonight only five games line the schedule, so we have to be extra diligent in finding value. Let’s parlay NBA Picks together to find more value!
Cavaliers vs. Spurs
The earlier game tonight on TNT should be a good one as well, as the Grizzlies head into Washington to play the Wizards. However the late game on TNT is much better tonight, as the Cavaliers head into San Antonio to play the Spurs. The NBA odds have the Cavs as a -1 favorite on the road, however there are still some sportsbooks that have the line at a PK. Either way the total is where I am focusing my attention on in this one, as it sits right at 206 tonight.
The Spurs’ defense has been nothing short of spectacular this season. Even though they are led by an aging group of veterans, the rest of this team is young and talented. However now that Lebron James is on a different, and probably better team in Cleveland, it’s going to be very interesting how the Spurs chose to defend Cleveland tonight. Either way, the under looks like a nice play to kick off our parlay tonight.
The last time these two played the game ended at 92-90, and with a total of 206 tonight, it makes me feel like the total is once again inflated. The under has cashed in five of the Spurs’ last six games as underdogs, and the under is 7-3 for the Cavs in their last ten games overall. Take the under.
Knicks vs. Lakers
Even though this game is almost a joke considering it’s the final game of the night, it’s still a very interesting one in regards to the NBA Odds. The Lakers come into this game as -6 favorites, which is somewhat reasonable, but slight overvaluing LA in my opinion. However the total is where I want to look at tonight, as it is all the way down to 190 ½ points. The total has shrunk since it opened last night at 192 ½, but it is creating some very good value for a potential over bet.
The Lakers have cashed the over at 4-1-1 in their last six games against teams with losing records, while the Knicks have done the same in 12 of their last 17 games against losing teams. I went on a big rant the other night about how the Knicks weren’t going to get above 80 points against the Jazz. They ended up scoring 82 points, but tonight against the league’s 29th ranked defense when it comes to points allowed per game, the Knicks should at the very least get close to 90 points this evening. If that can happen, the Lakers should be close to 100, which means the over is the play for this one.
While the Knicks play at a snails pace on offense, the Lakers should be good enough to force the issue, getting ahead and making the Knicks play catch up. The over tonight is also 5-2-1 in the Lakers’ last eight home games, so I’m seeing a final score of around 100-92 tonight. Take the over for this NBA pick as second part of the parlay.
NBA Picks: 2-team parlay: Cavs/Spurs UNDER 206 & Knicks/Lakers OVER 188.5 at 5Dimes