Swinger’s By The Numbers NBA Picks For Thursday

Golden State Warriors

Thursday, February 2, 2017 3:44 PM GMT

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

Lakers (17-34 SU, 23-27-1 ATS) vs. Wizards (28-20 SU, 29-19 ATS)

* Washington is 20-6 ATS in their last 26 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.

* Washington is 10-1 ATS in their last 11 games as a favorite.

* Washington is 21-8 ATS in their last 29 home games.

* Washington is 8-0 ATS in their last eight games following a straight up win.

* Washington is 17-4 ATS in their last 21 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.

* LA is 2-6 ATS in their last eight road games.

* LA is 0-5 ATS in their last five games playing on one day's rest.

* LA is 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games following a straight up win.

The Wizards have covered the NBA odds in 10 consecutive games and now get the opportunity to entertain one of the dregs of the league in the Los Angeles Lakers. These teams have not met this season but the Lakers are staring at a five-game road trip beginning tonight in Washington, with their next stop tomorrow night in Boston. A lousy team, with a lousy schedule in front of them, will equal a lousy performance tonight against one of the hottest teams in the league.

Free NBA Pick: Wizards -11 Best Line Offered: at 5Dimes

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Hawks (28-21 SU, 24-25 ATS) vs. Rockets (36-16 SU, 30-22 ATS)

* Houston is 0-6 ATS in their last six games following a straight up win.

* Houston is 1-4 ATS in their last five games as a favorite of 5.0-10.5.

* Houston is 0-4 ATS in their last four games following a straight up win of more than 10 points.

* Houston is 1-6 ATS in their last seven games playing on one day's rest.

* Atlanta is 5-0 ATS in their last five Thursday games.

* Atlanta is 6-2 ATS in their last eight games following a straight up loss.

* Atlanta is 4-0 ATS in their last four road games vs. a team with a home winning percentage of greater than .600.

* Atlanta is 11-3 ATS in their last 14 games playing on zero day's rest.

The Hawks ran into a buzz saw last night in taking on the Miami Heat, one of the hottest teams in the league at this moment. As a matter of fact, Miami was one of our three NBA picks last night (3-0 ATS on Wednesday night) but the Hawks will reverse course tonight. As their 11-3 ATS record on zero night's rest indicates, this is a team that responds well the next night and rebounds after losses as evidenced by their 6-2 ATS mark following a loss. Grab the points here.

Free NBA Pick: Hawks +9 Best Line Offered: at Bookmaker

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 Warriors (42-7 SU, 24-24-1 ATS) vs. Clippers (30-18 SU, 23-25 ATS)

* LA is 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games as an underdog of 5.0-10.5.

* LA is 2-5 ATS in their last seven games as an underdog.

* LA is 0-4 ATS in their last four after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.

* LA is 1-4 ATS in their last five when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.

* GSW is 5-0-1 ATS in their last six after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.

* GSW is 15-5 ATS in their last 20 Thursday games.

* GSW is 9-2-1 ATS in their last 12 games after scoring more than 125 points in their previous game.

* GSW is 27-12-2 ATS in their last 41 games as a road favorite of 5.0-10.5.

Saturday night the Warriors decimated the Clippers 144-98 in Golden State and in early December it was more of the same as GSW flew into the Staples Center and dribbled out with a 115-98 victory as four-point road chalk. But that meeting took into account that the Clippers had superstar Chris Paul in the lineup who is now sidelined with an injury. Look for more fireworks by the Warriors in this one and a double digit victory.

Free NBA Pick: Warriors -8 Best Line Offered: at BetOnline

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