Picks Of The Day, April 25th

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Jordan Sharp

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 4:59 PM GMT

We cashed both of our picks on Monday night and we are back in the black after the first week and change! Let’s keep our hot streak from this weekend and the beginning of the week going with more NBA Expert Picks!

Grizzlies vs. Spurs

After two impressive performances from Beale Street, the Grizzlies head back to San Antonio for a crucial Game 5. However, the Spurs should regroup tonight and I see them re-engaging their defense early on tonight.

After losing two straight games to the Grizzlies and being outcoached by a rookie head coach over the last two games, I suspect Gregg Popovich and company regroup and re-focus at home tonight in this crucial Game 5. After not playing well on defense over the last two games, the Spurs’ defense should come out hot in the beginning of Game 5.

That’s why I’m looking at the first half total of 95 ½ for this one. The crowd’s energy in San Antonio will be high tonight and that should help the Spurs buckle down on defense early in the game.

In the first two games of this series from Texas, the Spurs held the Grizzlies to under 40% shooting from the floor and the first half of this tied series should recreate that kind of urgency for the Spurs on defense.

All they need to do is slow down Marc Gasol or Mike Conley and ensure that no other Grizzlies role players go off. Now that the Spurs are back at home, that shouldn’t be too hard. I see this one shifting tonight, so add the under in the first half to your NBA Picks. I see a halftime score of around 49-41 in this one.

Free NBA Pick: UNDER 95 ½ 1HBest Line Offered: at 5Dimes

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Jazz vs. Clippers

Utah and LA head back to Los Angeles for an important Game 4 tonight and by all accounts it should be a hotly contested game. That makes teasing this game’s spread and total a fine wager for the Tuesday night slate of NBA Odds.

With the series knotted at two games apiece and with both teams dealing with some injuries, Game 5 should be nothing short of testy. Both these teams fought one another hard in Game 4, but the loss of Blake Griffin was too much to overcome for the Clippers.

However, with Gordon Hayward looking good and Rudy Gobert back in the lineup for Utah, the Jazz may still be a good play here on Tuesday night. However, the best way to go about betting this game may be a teaser.

After two higher scoring games in Utah, I see the series slowing down some in Game 5. It’s going to bring out the best of the two team’s defenses and considering both teams failed to get above 100 points in Games 1 and 2, we could see a repeat of that in Game 5.

On top of that, while being back in Los Angeles will help the Clippers, teasing up the Jazz in this one is a great teaser play. All four of these games so far have had an average margin of victory of just 5.5 points and I doubt that grows much bigger with the loss of Griffin. We should see a slow-paced game tonight with a ton of defense with the series tied 2-2. Take that and make a teaser into this game in order to cash another winning NBA ticket!

Free NBA Picks: Jazz +8 ½ & UNDER 201  (Teaser)Best Line Offered: at BetOnline

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