Swinger’s By The Numbers NBA Picks For Thursday, March 2

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Thursday, March 2, 2017 3:26 PM GMT

By The Numbers is a daily NBA column featuring Swinger’s top selections according to historical trends and game-time matchups. Let’s review the top picks for Thursday's slate and cash in our NBA picks.

Warriors (50-10 SU, 28-30-2 ATS) At Bulls (30-30 SU, 30-30 ATS)
  • Chicago is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
  • Chicago is 19-7 ATS in their last 26 Thursday games.
  • Chicago is 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games as a home underdog.
  • Chicago is 7-1 ATS in their last eight home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
  • Golden State is 6-13-1 ATS in their last 20 games following a ATS loss.
  • Golden State is 0-4 ATS in their last four games as a favorite.
  • Golden State is 0-4 ATS in their last four games overall.
  • Golden State is 0-4 ATS in their last four after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.

The knee-jerk reaction is to consider the Warriors' stunning upset at the hands of the Wizards on Tuesday night and assume that they will be loaded for bear (or bull as the case may be) tonight. However, the numbers are telling us a different story and let's not forget Chicago had won and covered the NBA odds in four straight until their 125-107 collapse against Denver two nights ago. Plus no Kevin Durant for Golden State. We will let the numbers guide us and include the Bulls as one of our two NBA picks on Thursday night.

NBA Free Pick: Bulls +7.5Best Line Offered: BetPhoenix

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Hornets (26-34 SU, 25-32-3 ATS) At Suns (18-42 SU, 29-29-2 ATS)
  • Phoenix is 26-9-1 ATS in their last 36 games following an ATS loss.
  • Phoenix is 50-24-3 ATS in their last 77 games following a straight up loss of more than 10 points.
  • Phoenix is 14-6 ATS in non-conference games.
  • Phoenix is 4-0 ATS against Southeast division opponents.
  • Charlotte is 3-9-2 ATS in their last 14 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
  • Charlotte is -15-1 ATS in their last 21 games vs. a team with a winning percentage below .400.
  • Charlotte is 1-7-1 ATS in their last nine games as a favorite.
  • Charlotte is 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.

This is a pick-your-poison matchup where two lousy teams, without a great deal of recent history between them, tip off for the first time in a long while. The last time they met was in the desert in January 2016 and it was the Suns who emerged with a 111-102 victory. This is also the sixth stop on a seven-game road trip for the Hornets and don't be surprised if these road weary travelers are not fit to fight tonight.

NBA Free Pick: Suns +3.5Best Line Offered: 5Dimes

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