Swinger’s By The Numbers NBA Picks For Tuesday

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Swinging Johnson

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 4:18 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 Tuesday evening and cash in our NBA picks.  

Raptors (32-23 SU, 31-23-1 ATS) At Bulls (26-29 SU, 26-29 ATS)
  • Chicago is 6-2 ATS in their last eight games as a home underdog.

  • Chicago is 9-0 against the spread versus the Raptors over the past three seasons.

  • Chicago is 5-2 ATS in their last seven games following a straight up loss of more than 10 points.

  • Chicago is 5-1 ATS in their last six home games vs. a team with a winning road record.

  • Toronto is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 Tuesday games.

  • Toronto is 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games as a favorite.

  • Toronto is 1-5 ATS in their last six games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.

  • Toronto is 1-4 ATS in their last five games playing on one day’s rest.

Chicago’s two stars, Jimmy Butler and Dwyane Wade, will most likely sit this one out -- which explains the generous head start given to the Bulls by the NBA odds makers. But the fact remains that neither the Raptors nor Bulls have been playing well recently, and in this pick-your-poison matchup we will always side with the team getting the points. And of course, there’s the fact Chicago is 9-0 ATS over the last nine contests vs. Toronto that bolsters the argument for a Bulls cover.

NBA Free Pick: Bulls +7Best Line Offered: BetPhoenix

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 Cavaliers (37-16 SU, 24-27-2 ATS) At Timberwolves (21-34 SU, 23-32 ATS)
  • Minnesota is 2-5 ATS in their last seven Tuesday games.

  • Minnesota is 0-7 ATS in their last seven games following a straight up win.

  • Minnesota is 1-4 ATS in their last five games following an ATS win.

  • Minnesota is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.

  • Cleveland is 5-1 ATS in their last six after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.

  • Cleveland is 4-1 ATS in their last five when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.

  • Cleveland is 6-2-1 ATS in their last nine games playing on 2 day’s rest.

  • Cleveland is 4-1 ATS in their last five after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.

The Cavs have won and covered the number in five of their last six contests, which has made happy campers of those chalk-eaters backing Cleveland in their NBA picks. But tonight the Cavs will go without Kevin Love, who is getting a second opinion on his knee injury. They will turn to veteran Channing Frye, who will get the start with relief from the tandem of Richard Jefferson and Derrick Williams. The Cavs are 4-1 ATS against the T-Wolves over the last five and registered a 125-97 blowout in Cleveland in their only meeting with Minnesota this season.

NBA Free Pick: Cavs -4Best Line Offered: Skybook

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