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June 2009

14

Los Angeles Lakers at Orlando
Sunday 06/14 08:00 PM Eastern
3 units on First Half UNDER 99.5 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Outside of the "outlier" game three that was totally not representative of what this series has been about, the UNDER has been overwhelmingly full of value, any way yo...

14

Los Angeles Lakers at Orlando
Sunday 06/14 08:00 PM Eastern
5 units on Game Total UNDER 198.5 -110 (risk 5 to win 4.6)

The Orlando Magic will step on the court for game 5 knowing this may be their last game of the season. If that isn't a motivator, then there simply isn't one. You have t...

11

Los Angeles Lakers at Orlando
Thursday 06/11 09:00 PM Eastern
2 units on Orlando -2 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)Pick: 3 units on Game Total UNDER 201 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Magic had their backs to the wall down in the series 2-0 and came up with perhaps their best offensive performance of the season. They shot 63% from the field and got the wi...

09

Los Angeles Lakers at Orlando
Tuesday 06/09 09:00 PM Eastern
4 units on First Half UNDER 97.5 -110 (risk 4 to win 3.6)

One thing is clear about the oddsmakers in this series. They set the first 200+ NBA Finals total in 14 years. Looking at the first two games, they haven't even been in the b...

09

Los Angeles Lakers at Orlando
Tuesday 06/09 09:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Orlando -4 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)Pick: 5 units on Game Total UNDER 198.5 -110 (risk 5 to win 4.6)

The Orlando Magic came within an eyelash of bringing this series back home all even at one game each. They had a layup at the end of regulation that rimmed out. Instead, they fe...

07

Orlando at Los Angeles Lakers
Sunday 06/07 08:05 PM Eastern
2 units on First Half UNDER 101 -110 (risk 2 to win 1.8)

I like this game to go UNDER 101 in the first half as this one sets up perfectly. Orlando allowed 55 points in the paint in game one and that will certainly be an area of focus ...

07

Orlando at Los Angeles Lakers
Sunday 06/07 08:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Orlando +6.5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)Pick: 3 units on Game Total UNDER 202 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Watching game one, it looked like Orlando had a hangover from their big series win against the Cavs. There was a lid on the basket for Orlando. They got tons of great looks - la...

04

Orlando at Los Angeles Lakers
Thursday 06/04 09:05 PM Eastern
4 units on Los Angeles Lakers -280 (moneyline) (risk 4 to win 1.4)

The Magic's amazing win over LeBron and the Cavs has led to public support as they now see this Magic team capable of beating the Lakers. While I think Orlando has done amaz...

04

Orlando at Los Angeles Lakers
Thursday 06/04 09:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Orlando +6 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)Pick: 5 units on Game Total UNDER 206 -110 (risk 5 to win 4.6)

The Magic did the unthinkable in beating the Cavs, the top team in the league all season and nearly unbeatable at home, in six games. In that series the Magic had many mismatch ...

May 2009

30

Cleveland at Orlando
Saturday 05/30 08:35 PM Eastern
4 units on First Half UNDER 96.5 -110 (risk 4 to win 3.6)

The Cavs rolled through their first eight playoff games, with eight straight double-digit wins. I don't think too many thought they would be down in this series three games ...

29

Los Angeles Lakers at Denver
Friday 05/29 09:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Denver -5.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Lakers took control of the series as expected by winning game five in Los Angeles. The Nuggets are now in a must-win situation and will have to lay it all on the line in thi...

27

Denver at Los Angeles Lakers
Wednesday 05/27 09:00 PM Eastern
5 units on Los Angeles Lakers -260 (moneyline) (risk 5 to win 1.9)

The Nuggets and the Lakers have exchanged blows in this series so far, resulting in a 2-2 deadlock through four games. The fact is, these teams are very close and any of these g...

26

Cleveland at Orlando
Tuesday 05/26 08:35 PM Eastern
5 units on First Half UNDER 93.5 -110 (risk 5 to win 4.6)

This being a pivotal game four with the series possibly getting decided here. Expect a very intense effort by both teams, especially the trailing Cavs early on. They know if the...

26

Cleveland at Orlando
Tuesday 05/26 08:30 PM Eastern
4 units on Game Total UNDER 188 -110 (risk 4 to win 3.6)

The Magic would be leading in this series three games to none if not for a miracle game-winning three-pointer by LeBron James in game two. It's evident that the Cavaliers ha...

25

Los Angeles Lakers at Denver
Monday 05/25 09:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Game Total UNDER 208.5 -110 (risk 4 to win 3.6)

This series has been a very close one with either team capable of owning a 3-0 lead. It's been a statistical dead hea with both teams shooting 44% from the field and 76% fro...

24

Cleveland at Orlando
Sunday 05/24 08:35 PM Eastern
5 units on First Half UNDER 95 -110 (risk 5 to win 4.6)

This is a pivotal game in this series. The winner has a huge leg up on the series. Both of these teams have shown the capacity to "D" up in big spots, and it doesn'...

24

Cleveland at Orlando
Sunday 05/24 08:30 PM Eastern
5 units on Game Total UNDER 190 -110 (risk 5 to win 4.6)

The Cavs were looking down the barrel of 0-2 in the series until LeBron James hit a miracle 3-pointer to bring the Cavs back from the dead. That shot cost us a bundle as it kill...

22

Orlando at Cleveland
Friday 05/22 08:35 PM Eastern
2 units on Orlando +520 (moneyline) (risk 2 to win 10.4)Pick: 3 units on First Half UNDER 94.5 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Yes, I like Orlando enough here to go way out on a limb and make an official play on the moneyline. Can they really take both games 1 and 2 in Cleveland? Won't the Cavs be f...

22

Orlando at Cleveland
Friday 05/22 08:30 PM Eastern
5 units on Orlando +9.5 (-110) (risk 5 to win 4.6)Pick: 4 units on Game Total UNDER 189 -110 (risk 4 to win 3.6)

The Orlando Magic did what most thought was impossible - grab a game one win in Cleveland after the Cavs were 43-1 at home in meaningful games this season. Orlando’s win s...

21

Denver at Los Angeles Lakers
Thursday 05/21 09:05 PM Eastern
4 units on Game Total UNDER 211 -110 (risk 4 to win 3.6)

The Lakers and the Nuggets locked up in an exciting game one with Denver falling short thanks to 12 missed free throws and a terrible in-bounds pass at the end of the game. The ...

20

Orlando at Cleveland
Wednesday 05/20 08:35 PM Eastern
4 units on First Half UNDER 93 -110 (risk 4 to win 3.6)

Orlando games during the regular season averaged 99 first-half points. During the playoffs that has dropped to 92 and during the last five games, it's down to 89! Sense a tr...

20

Orlando at Cleveland
Wednesday 05/20 08:30 PM Eastern
5 units on Game Total UNDER 184.5 -110 (risk 5 to win 4.6)

The Cavs have really turned it up on the defensive end in the playoffs. The best defense in the NBA in points allowed during the regular season has turning it up a notch further...

19

Denver at Los Angeles Lakers
Tuesday 05/19 09:05 PM Eastern
4 units on Game Total UNDER 215 -110 (risk 4 to win 3.6)

The Lakers are known primarily for an explosive offense. But we learned well from last year in their series vs the Celtics, that if they don't step up their defense, they ar...

17

Orlando at Boston
Sunday 05/17 08:05 PM Eastern
3 units on Boston -150 (moneyline) (risk 3 to win 2)

The Celtics are yet again playing a close series that will come down to the wire. The winner here progresses to play the Cavs - what a prize! Many will look at this series, and ...

14

Los Angeles Lakers at Houston
Thursday 05/14 09:35 PM Eastern
5 units on Houston +9 (-110) (risk 5 to win 4.6)Pick: 5 units on First Half UNDER 98 -110 (risk 5 to win 4.6)

The Rockets are facing elimination and the oddsmakers have really played on the 40-point win by the Lakers last game, making them a huge favorite on the road. The largest amount...

14

Boston at Orlando
Thursday 05/14 07:05 PM Eastern
5 units on First Half UNDER 94.5 -110 (risk 5 to win 4.6)

The Boston Celtics have stolen two games in this series, overcoming huge deficits to prevail in the end. They have done what they always do, and that is come out playing defense...

12

Houston at Los Angeles Lakers
Tuesday 05/12 10:35 PM Eastern
5 units on First Half UNDER 100.5 -110 (risk 5 to win 4.6)

The Houston Rockets really stepped up last game in the absence of Yao Ming, who will miss the rest of the playoffs. The effort on the defensive end was instrumental in their rat...

12

Orlando at Boston
Tuesday 05/12 08:05 PM Eastern
5 units on First Half UNDER 96.5 -110 (risk 5 to win 4.6)

The Magic and Celtics have exchanged blows through four games in what is turning out to be another very good series. Tonight they return to Boston, in what is now a best of thre...

11

Cleveland at Atlanta
Monday 05/11 07:05 PM Eastern
5 units on Cleveland -10 (-110) (risk 5 to win 4.6)

When you look at an NBA semi-final round and see a double-digit line posted to the side of the visitor, it makes you look to the home side for value. The problem is that cupboar...

10

Boston at Orlando
Sunday 05/10 08:05 PM Eastern
4 units on Orlando -220 (moneyline) (risk 4 to win 1.8)

I'm jumping on Orlando on the moneyline as well today. If Boston keeps it close and finds a way to cover the 5-point spread, at least we'll make some with a straight-up ...

10

Boston at Orlando
Sunday 05/10 08:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Orlando -5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)Pick: 5 units on First Half UNDER 95 -110 (risk 5 to win 4.6)

We were on the Magic in game three with a very easy 5-unit winner. What's changed for this game? Not much. We have the same line and I still like the Magic. Yes, this is mor...

09

Denver at Dallas
Saturday 05/09 05:00 PM Eastern
2 units on Denver +150 (moneyline) (risk 2 to win 3)

Denver has been smokin' fools and lighting up chumps in these playoffs. Granted, most of their powerful wins have come at home. They lost to New Orleans in their first road ...

08

Los Angeles Lakers at Houston
Friday 05/08 09:30 PM Eastern
4 units on Houston +110 (moneyline) (risk 4 to win 4.4)

Houston shocked the world with a win in game 1. Can they pull off another upset in game 3 to take a 2-1 lead? Yes they can! The Rockets showed in game one (and parts of game two...

08

Boston at Orlando
Friday 05/08 07:00 PM Eastern
5 units on Orlando -5 (-110) (risk 5 to win 4.6)Pick: 3 units on First Half UNDER 94.5 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Celtics needed a big game after dropping the opener and they got it. They now have to head on the road, having lost the home-court advantage. As we predicted, they showed up...

07

Atlanta at Cleveland
Thursday 05/07 08:05 PM Eastern
3 units on Atlanta +13 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)Pick: 4 units on Game Total OVER 178.5 -110 (risk 4 to win 3.6)

The Atlanta Hawks are getting no respect, or is it that the Cleveland Cavaliers have now become over-valued over their five straight double-digit playoff wins? The last time the...

06

Houston at Los Angeles Lakers
Wednesday 05/06 10:30 PM Eastern
2 units on Los Angeles Lakers -10 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

The Lakers got a rude awakening in game one as they were beaten rather soundly by the Rockets. It was a massive upset as the Lakers were laying 9 points but lost by 8. The probl...

06

Orlando at Boston
Wednesday 05/06 08:00 PM Eastern
2 units on Boston -4 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)Pick: 2 units on First Half UNDER 93.5 -110 (risk 2 to win 1.8)

The Magic are a very good and somewhat underrated team. Despite that fact, I like the Celtics here in game two. The Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers became just the 14t...

05

Dallas at Denver
Tuesday 05/05 10:35 PM Eastern
3 units on Denver -6.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Nuggets are playing as well as anyone in the playoffs right now. They have really come together as a team, and they have been money at home. The Nuggets ran their home winni...

05

Atlanta at Cleveland
Tuesday 05/05 08:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Cleveland -11.5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)Pick: 3 units on Game Total UNDER 179 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Cleveland Cavaliers made quick work of the Detroit Pistons, winning four straight to sweep the series. The way they went about it was just like they have in the regular seas...

04

Houston at Los Angeles Lakers
Monday 05/04 10:30 PM Eastern
3 units on First Half UNDER 96.5 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Lakers came within two points of a sweep over the Jazz, and although much is made of the Lakers' offense, they beat the Jazz on the defensive end as they held the high-s...

04

Orlando at Boston
Monday 05/04 08:05 PM Eastern
3 units on Boston -2 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)Pick: 3 units on First Half UNDER 93.5 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Boston Celtics had a riveting series vs. the Bulls where they prevailed four games to three by winning convincingly at home in game seven by 10 points. After an early scare ...

03

Miami at Atlanta
Sunday 05/03 01:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Atlanta -5.5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)Pick: 3 units on Game Total UNDER 181 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

We come off one of the most exciting 7-game NBA playoff series ever between Boston and Chicago and we get this series. It too is a 7-game series but it hasn't been exciting....

02

Chicago at Boston
Saturday 05/02 08:05 PM Eastern
3 units on First Half UNDER 98 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

This certainly has been one of the most competitive series in a long time in the NBA Playoffs. Some say it's one of the best ever. With four games having already gone to ove...

01

Atlanta at Miami
Friday 05/01 08:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Atlanta +5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)Pick: 3 units on Game Total UNDER 182.5 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Miami Heat is up against a closeout game, and has not shot the ball well in this series vs. Atlanta. They have trouble matching up with the Hawks, and the proof is in the nu...

April 2009

30

Portland at Houston
Thursday 04/30 09:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Portland +5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)Pick: 3 units on Game Total UNDER 179.5 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

After somewhat of an offensive start, these teams have settled into a series that more closely matches the DNA of these teams - defense. Houston has long been associated with st...

30

Boston at Chicago
Thursday 04/30 07:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Boston +3 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)Pick: 3 units on First Half UNDER 97.5 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

This has been a tremendously exciting series for fans of both teams, as well as basketball fans in general. There have been three games decided in OT and one other was a one-pos...

29

New Orleans at Denver
Wednesday 04/29 10:35 PM Eastern
2 units on New Orleans +590 (moneyline) (risk 2 to win 11.8)

I wrote up in my game choice here on why I like the Hornets here. I also like them on the moneyline in this one, despite the really long odds. How can I back a team that lost...

29

New Orleans at Denver
Wednesday 04/29 10:30 PM Eastern
4 units on New Orleans +10.5 (+100) (risk 4 to win 4)Pick: 4 units on First Half UNDER 99 +100 (risk 4 to win 4)

The Denver Nuggets played a perfect game against the Hornets, while the Hornets put on one of their worst exhibitions in the history of the NBA. The end result a ridiculous 5...

28

Houston at Portland
Tuesday 04/28 10:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Portland -5.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

There is an old adage in sports wagering that says, "The team in need is the team indeed." That certainly applies to the Blazers, who no longer have a margin for error...

28

Philadelphia at Orlando
Tuesday 04/28 07:35 PM Eastern
4 units on First Half UNDER 96 -110 (risk 4 to win 3.6)

The Philadelphia 76ers have given the Magic all that they can handle and are even in the series through four games. This becomes a huge game for both teams, and the stamp to sta...

28

Chicago at Boston
Tuesday 04/28 07:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Boston -7.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Boston Celtics and Chicago Bulls have locked horns in an exciting series. Tonight, the teams return to Boston tied at two games apiece, and are ready to tip-off a pivotal ga...

27

Denver at New Orleans
Monday 04/27 08:35 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total UNDER 194 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Denver Nuggets have not been the same scoring team on the road as at home, especially when facing good defensive opponents. Against the top 10 defensive teams in the NBA in ...

27

Atlanta at Miami
Monday 04/27 08:05 PM Eastern
2 units on Atlanta +180 (moneyline) (risk 2 to win 3.6)

I like Atlanta's chances here of pulling off the upset win. I made the statements about the history of teams coming off a huge loss in the playoffs. These same teams have no...

27

Atlanta at Miami
Monday 04/27 08:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Atlanta +4.5 (+100) (risk 4 to win 4)

This has been a strange series through the first three games. Atlanta made a game one statement by blowing out the Heat by 26 points, only to come back on their home court and l...

26

Portland at Houston
Sunday 04/26 09:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Houston -4.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Let's face it. Portland is the higher seed but they aren't the better team. They have shown that by going up 2-1 and by answering Brandon Roy in game three. Roy lit the ...

26

Orlando at Philadephia
Sunday 04/26 06:30 PM Eastern
3 units on First Half UNDER 96 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

We nailed our ATS and moneyline picks on Philly in game three as they pulled off the upset. In that game, only 190 total points were scored, but in somewhat of a fluke, the firs...

26

Cleveland at Detroit
Sunday 04/26 03:30 PM Eastern
2 units on Detroit +385 (moneyline) (risk 2 to win 7.7)

Am I crazy? Maybe. But I'm taking a shot here. Cleveland has absolutely dominated the Pistons in the first three games, winning by an average of 14 points per game. LeBron h...

26

Boston at Chicago
Sunday 04/26 01:00 PM Eastern
3 units on First Half UNDER 100 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

After many left them for dead after their game one upset loss, Boston has come roaring back to take homecourt advantage back. It hasn't been KG whose on the bench. It hasn&#...

25

Los Angeles Lakers at Utah
Saturday 04/25 09:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Utah +4.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

There is one reason and one reason only why the Jazz are in the playoffs. It is their home-court advantage, and it isn't a novelty, it is something that they have enjoyed al...

25

Atlanta at Miami
Saturday 04/25 06:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Atlanta +4 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Atlanta Hawks split the two games with Miami in Atlanta, as the series moves to Miami for game three. The Hawks met with Miami four times during the regular season, and won ...

25

Denver at New Orleans
Saturday 04/25 01:05 PM Eastern
3 units on First Half UNDER 99 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

There is a contrast between these teams’ styles at home and on the road. Particularly in the situation that applies here as we have a top 10 offense against a top 10 defen...

25

Denver at New Orleans
Saturday 04/25 01:00 PM Eastern
3 units on New Orleans -4.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)Pick: 3 units on Game Total UNDER 196.5 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Denver Nuggets won the first two played in Denver going away, to go up 2-0 in the series. The Nuggets are a different team on the road however, as their now 35-8 mark at hom...

24

Orlando at Philadelphia
Friday 04/24 08:05 PM Eastern
2 units on Philadelphia +150 (moneyline) (risk 2 to win 3)

I mentioned that Philadelphia has been 10-3 ATS at home when listed as a short underdog of up to +4.5. The Sixers have also gone 7-4 straight up in their last 11 when liste...

24

Orlando at Philadelphia
Friday 04/24 08:00 PM Eastern
5 units on Philadelphia +3.5 (-110) (risk 5 to win 4.6)Pick: 3 units on First Half UNDER 96.5 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Philadelphia 76ers stole game one from Orlando, after Orlando seemed to have them put away. That brings them home where they can now claim home-court advantage for what has ...

24

Cleveland at Detroit
Friday 04/24 07:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Detroit +5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Cleveland Cavaliers have blown through their home schedule and destroyed everyone, to the tune of a double-digit winning margin. They have been successful on the road, but a...

23

Los Angeles Lakers at Utah
Thursday 04/23 10:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Utah +3.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Utah Jazz will be glad to get home as they have won just once on the road all year against a team with a winning record. The story changes at home where they have been a com...

23

San Antonio at Dallas
Thursday 04/23 08:30 PM Eastern
2 units on Dallas -5 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

The Dallas Mavericks accomplished what they set out to do and that was to steal a game in San Antonio. They negated the home-court advantage with the win, and come home with a c...

22

New Orleans at Denver
Wednesday 04/22 10:35 PM Eastern
3 units on New Orleans +200 (moneyline) (risk 3 to win 6)

As written in the pointspread pick on New Orleans, I fully expect that the Hornets will have a lot more sting in their step defensively in this one, and expect them to bounce ba...

22

New Orleans at Denver
Wednesday 04/22 10:30 PM Eastern
3 units on New Orleans +6 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)Pick: 3 units on First Half UNDER 98 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

There really were some pitiful performances in game one of the NBA first round playoffs, and you have to think that New Orleans was right up at or near the top of that list of s...

22

Miami at Atlanta
Wednesday 04/22 08:05 PM Eastern
3 units on Miami +180 (moneyline) (risk 3 to win 5.4)

I shared my thoughts on the pointspread side of this game, and why I like the Heat to bounce back here. I also like them on the moneyline. Coming off a loss like they suffered i...

22

Miami at Atlanta
Wednesday 04/22 08:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Miami +5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Heat wasn't on in game one. Dwayne Wade probably had his worst game of the season, shooting under 40% and contributing eight turnovers. The fact is that the entire Heat ...

22

Philadelphia at Orlando
Wednesday 04/22 07:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Orlando -11 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)Pick: 3 units on First Half UNDER 98 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Orlando Magic have to be chapped at what they did in game one at home, as they allowed an 18-point lead to evaporate and ended up on the losing end. You know the resolve wil...

21

Houston at Portland
Tuesday 04/21 10:00 PM Eastern
5 units on Portland -5.5 (-110) (risk 5 to win 4.6)

The Houston Rockets completely dominated the Portland Trailblazers in game one. It was the biggest home loss of the season for the Blazers who had lost just seven games at homes...

21

Detroit at Cleveland
Tuesday 04/21 08:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Cleveland -11 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Cleveland Cavaliers opened a big lead early and cruised over the hapless Pistons. This Pistons’ team is a far cry from what we have seen in the playoffs in years past....

20

Dallas at San Antonio
Monday 04/20 09:35 PM Eastern
4 units on San Antonio -6 (+100) (risk 4 to win 4)

The Spurs don't have Manu Ginobli, and Tim Duncan is playing at half-speed with ailing knees. That wasn't why they lost game one. They lost game one because uncharacte...

20

Chicago at Boston
Monday 04/20 07:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Boston -8.5 (-105) (risk 3 to win 2.9)

The Celtics felt the loss of Kevin Garnett as they struggled against the Bulls in game one. The Celtics got poor performances from their primary scoring options in Ray Allen, ...

18

Houston at Portland
Saturday 04/18 10:35 PM Eastern
2 units on Portland -170 (moneyline) (risk 2 to win 1.2)

The Trailblazers just don't lose often at home and they are laying just two baskets here against a team that has struggled all year long on the road. Houston is under .500...

18

Houston at Portland
Saturday 04/18 10:30 PM Eastern
5 units on Portland -4 (-110) (risk 5 to win 4.6)

The Cavaliers finished the season with just a single home loss. The Lakers finished with just five, Boston six, and then you have the Blazers who finished with just seven home...

18

Chicago at Boston
Saturday 04/18 12:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Boston -8.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Celtics' chance of a repeat took a blow when it was confirmed that Kevin Garnett would miss this series, and likely the rest of the playoffs altogether. That isn't...

15

Atlanta at Memphis
Wednesday 04/15 08:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total UNDER 190 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Atlanta starters took most of the game off last game and tonight will be more of the same. With the fourth seed clinched, there's not a whole lot to play for. Last night&#...

15

Houston at Dallas
Wednesday 04/15 08:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total UNDER 190 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Rockets clinch their first division title in 15 years with a win here. If they lose, they could see a possible second seed slip to a fifth seed. Needless to say, Houston w...

15

Milwaukee at Indiana
Wednesday 04/15 08:00 PM Eastern
2 units on Milwaukee +8 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

The season finale for both these teams couldn't come soon enough. The Pacers have had some glorifying momemts, beating the Lakers, Cavs, Magic and Celtics. But that is one...

15

Washington at Boston
Wednesday 04/15 08:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total UNDER 191 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

This is the last game for Ed Tapscott as the Wizards' coach. He's hoping to reach an embarrassing milestone - 20 wins for his club. The Wizards are bad and Boston is l...

13

Los Angeles Clippers at Utah
Monday 04/13 09:00 PM Eastern
2 units on Los Angeles Clippers +12.5 (+100) (risk 2 to win 2)

What goes up must come down and what gets hot must cool off, and such is the case with the Utah Jazz. The Jazz were a red-hot team going 15-1 and destroying everyone in their ...

13

New Orleans at Houston
Monday 04/13 08:30 PM Eastern
2 units on Houston -8 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)Pick: 4 units on Game Total UNDER 184.5 +100 (risk 4 to win 4)

The Houston Rockets have saved their best basketball of the season for last. They have now gone 21-7 over their last 28 games, and at home they are now 17-2 in their last 29! ...

13

Orlando at Milwaukee
Monday 04/13 08:00 PM Eastern
2 units on Milwaukee -3 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

The Orlando Magic is struggling mentally and physically right now. They lost the chance to be the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference Playoffs, and have not played well down ...

13

Toronto at Washington
Monday 04/13 07:30 PM Eastern
2 units on Toronto +2.5 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

Although it is too late for both these teams to do anything this season, the Wizards have not earned the right to be favored here. The Wizards have been favored 14 times on th...

12

Boston at Cleveland
Sunday 04/12 03:30 PM Eastern
4 units on Game Total UNDER 185.5 -110 (risk 4 to win 3.6)

Talk about a playoff atmosphere! If Boston wants to repeat as NBA champions, they'll have to go through Cleveland this year. So this game, with the playoffs a week away, m...

12

Dallas at New Orleans
Sunday 04/12 01:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Dallas +4.5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

Yes, the Mavs have had their road struggles this year. But, this team right now has something to play for and they are playing with purpose. A win today gives Dallas sole poss...

10

Sacramento at Los Angeles Clippers
Friday 04/10 10:30 PM Eastern
4 units on Sacramento +4 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

The Los Angeles Clippers were competitive at times with Zach Randolph. Unfortunately, after a suspension for a DUI, he won't be playing in this one. The Clippers are a bad t...

10

Utah at San Antonio
Friday 04/10 08:30 PM Eastern
4 units on Utah +3 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

While Utah has not fared well on the road against winning teams, they will face one here in San Antonio that has been riddled with injuries. They have lost Ginobli for the seaso...

10

Charlotte at Oklahoma City
Friday 04/10 08:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Charlotte -3 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Charlotte Bobcats are holding onto the final playoff spot in the East by just a single game. This is not a place to stumble, if they hope to garner their first-ever playoff ...

10

New Jersey at Detroit
Friday 04/10 08:00 PM Eastern
3 units on New Jersey +7.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Pistons are just simply a team based on reputation of past years and not this year's results. They have needed to win down the stretch, but have managed to go just 5-9 o...

10

Phoenix at Memphis
Friday 04/10 08:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Phoenix -1.5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)Pick: 5 units on Game Total UNDER 227 -110 (risk 5 to win 4.6)

The Memphis Grizzlies are a horrible team that made a little run, as almost any team does, and it is reflected in the line posted here, but not justified by what the team is. Me...

10

Indiana at Atlanta
Friday 04/10 07:30 PM Eastern
4 units on Indiana +5.5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

The playoffs have started for the Indiana Pacers - even though they might not be in them. They sit one game behind Charlotte for the eighth and final spot in the NBA East, so ex...

08

Portland at San Antonio
Wednesday 04/08 08:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total UNDER 180.5 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

We were on the Spurs last night and got the win, despite the absence of Ginobli. Tonight they will also likely be without Duncan who is slated for rest. San Antonio will revert ...

08

Atlanta at Milwaukee
Wednesday 04/08 08:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Atlanta +1 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Atlanta needs to keep winning to keep hopes alive for home-court advantage in the playoffs. Given their 7-game thriller vs. Boston last year, in which they couldn't lose at ...

08

Memphis at Orlando
Wednesday 04/08 07:00 PM Eastern
5 units on Orlando -14.5 (-110) (risk 5 to win 4.6)

Orlando's coming off an embarrassing loss to Houston. In that game they were held to just 83 points. They've shot 38% from the field in back-to-back games. I expect them...

07

Orlando at Houston
Tuesday 04/07 08:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total UNDER 187.5 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

This game should produce playoff intensity from both sides, as it is Orlando's last game against a team over .500. Both of these teams bring top 10 defenses to the table in ...

07

San Antonio at Oklahoma City
Tuesday 04/07 08:00 PM Eastern
3 units on San Antonio -5.5 (-105) (risk 3 to win 2.9)

The San Antonio Spurs learned a harsh lesson a few weeks ago when they came in here and were surprised by the Thunder 78-76. You can bet the Spurs are going to come in here with...

07

New Orleans at Miami
Tuesday 04/07 07:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Miami -175 (moneyline) (risk 3 to win 1.7)

The Miami Heat has been rock solid at home where they have put together a 26-12 mark on the season. That includes 9-2 since mid-February, and when you consider that the two loss...

07

Atlanta at Toronto
Tuesday 04/07 07:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Atlanta -1.5 (-105) (risk 3 to win 2.9)

The Toronto Raptors saw their season high six-game winning streak come to an end at the hands of the New York Knicks. This is still a team that is just 5-13 straight up at home ...

07

Philadelphia at Charlotte
Tuesday 04/07 07:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Philadelphia +4.5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

There is no doubt that the Charlotte Bobcats are an improved team, but the oddsmakers are beginning to over compensate, pushing the value to the other side. While they have play...

05

Indiana at Oklahoma City
Sunday 04/05 07:00 PM Eastern
5 units on Indiana +2 (-110) (risk 5 to win 4.6)

The only interesting thing about this game will be Danny Granger and Kevin Durant - two bright stars on really bad teams. Both players are averaging 25 points per game. It's...

05

Portland at Houston
Sunday 04/05 07:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total UNDER 186 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Portland has a chance to clinch a playoff berth for the first time in six seasons. They are playing very well right now, but will face a very stiff test today in Houston. The Ro...

05

Phoenix at Dallas
Sunday 04/05 03:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total UNDER 230 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

This total has gotten near absurd-level. Yes, these teams both love high-scoring games. But 230 is a very high bar to hit and I think it's too high. Emotional bettors have f...

05

San Antonio at Cleveland
Sunday 04/05 01:00 PM Eastern
3 units on San Antonio +6.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)Pick: 3 units on Game Total UNDER 182 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Neither of these two teams is playing well as the season winds down. Cleveland faces the possibility of a third-straight loss for the first time this season. They have a 3.5 gam...

04

Memphis at Milwaukee
Saturday 04/04 08:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Memphis +7 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Grizzlies are playing as well as they have all season with three straight wins, and four of their last five. Better yet, they are 5-1 in their last six against teams with a ...

04

Orlando at Atlanta
Saturday 04/04 07:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Orlando -1.5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

Last night the Orlando Magic laid it all over the Cleveland Cavaliers, and didn't expend much energy in the process as, for all intent and purposes, the game was over at hal...

04

Toronto at New York
Saturday 04/04 01:00 PM Eastern
5 units on Game Total UNDER 221 -110 (risk 5 to win 4.6)

The New York Knicks were on an offensive roll that saw them surpass the 100-point mark in 26 straight games. That offense has left the building, but the totals issued in their g...

03

New Orleans at Golden State
Friday 04/03 10:35 PM Eastern
3 units on Golden State +3.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Golden State Warriors are one of just five teams in the NBA with a losing overall record, but a winning record at home. The Warriors have used that home court to stay in a l...

03

San Antonio at Indiana
Friday 04/03 07:05 PM Eastern
3 units on Indiana +4 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Indiana Pacers have been a tough team at home against the top teams. They have already beaten nine teams with winning records at home, and lost to four others by just two po...

02

Utah at Denver
Thursday 04/02 10:35 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total OVER 209 +100 (risk 3 to win 3)

The Utah Jazz has played 15 games on the road this season vs. teams with a winning record on the season. They have allowed every one of the 15 teams to score 100 or more, and ha...

01

Miami at Dallas
Wednesday 04/01 08:35 PM Eastern
3 units on Dallas -5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Miami heat is certainly in a better place than they were last year and will be in the playoffs, however they still haven't learned how to win on the road, especially vs ...

01

Toronto at Orlando
Wednesday 04/01 07:05 PM Eastern
4 units on Orlando -9.5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

The Toronto Raptors have now won four games in a row for the first time all season. All that will do is get Orlando's attention that they need to show up for this one. Toron...

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Utah at Portland
Tuesday 03/31 10:05 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total OVER 194 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Going into last night, the Utah Jazz had held the last 10 teams they played at home to fewer than 100 points. Put them on the road, especially against teams with a winning recor...

31

Detroit at Cleveland
Tuesday 03/31 07:05 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total UNDER 177.5 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Since Lebron James arrived in Cleveland, the Cavaliers and the Pistons have played some of the ugliest games of any two teams in the league. This has become a hate match, and th...

31

Los Angeles Lakers at Charlotte
Tuesday 03/31 07:05 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total UNDER 192 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Charlotte Bobcats are a rare team as they are a top five defensive team, yet have a losing record on the season. They have played at home 11 times against the NBA's top ...

30

New York Knicks at Utah
Monday 03/30 10:05 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total UNDER 212.5 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Utah Jazz is a red-hot team that has now gone 20-6 over their last 26 games. They have been a tale of two teams during the second half of the season. On the road, the Jazz h...

29

Chicago at Toronto
Sunday 03/29 03:35 PM Eastern
3 units on Chicago +2.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Toronto Raptors have won a season-high three games in a row, something they have done two other times, and just seven times over the last two years. This is an underachievin...

28

Phoenix at Utah
Saturday 03/28 09:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Phoenix +9 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

The Phoenix Suns’ playoff hopes are on life support, as they trail Dallas by three games with just nine to play for the eighth and final slot in the Western Conference. Th...

28

Indiana at Chicago
Saturday 03/28 02:05 PM Eastern
4 units on Game Total OVER 213 -110 (risk 4 to win 3.6)

The Indiana Pacers have now played seven straight games to the UNDER. That is a bit misleading, as none of those games were against teams ranked in the bottom 10 in points allow...

27

Memphis at Sacramento
Friday 03/27 10:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Sacramento -150 (moneyline) (risk 3 to win 2)

The odds are certainly stacked well against the Memphis Grizzlies when it comes to winning on the road. The Grizzlies are just 5-29 on the road this season, and taking it back t...

27

Denver at Dallas
Friday 03/27 08:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Dallas -180 (moneyline) (risk 3 to win 1.7)

Dallas looked like a team on the decline early in the season, but they sure have changed some minds about that. They are dominating their home court, where they have fallen to j...

27

Los Angeles Clippers at San Antonio
Friday 03/27 08:30 PM Eastern
4 units on San Antonio -11 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

The LA Clippers have been dreadful on the road. They aren't just losing games, they are getting manhandled. Their last 19 road games have seen them lose by 12 or more in 15 ...

27

Boston at Atlanta
Friday 03/27 07:30 PM Eastern
5 units on Game Total UNDER 185 -110 (risk 5 to win 4.6)

The Celtics are getting healthier, and when they play on the road vs. teams with a winning record, they always bring their defense. The Celtics have played under against the .50...

27

New Orleans at New York
Friday 03/27 07:30 PM Eastern
3 units on New York +5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)Pick: 3 units on Game Total OVER 205 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Knicks are a team that is a no-show against the poor teams in the NBA as witnessed by their last three at home vs. teams with a losing record. They were favored in all three...

27

Charlotte at Philadelphia
Friday 03/27 07:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Philadelphia -200 (moneyline) (risk 3 to win 1.5)

The Charlotte Bobcats have done a much better job of late and are a vastly improved team, but they still have trouble finding the win column on the road. The Bobcats have just 1...

27

Oklahoma City at Toronto
Friday 03/27 07:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total OVER 200.5 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Raptors are an underachieving team that seems to have quit. The sure sign of a team throwing in the towel is shown by their lack of commitment to the defensive end of the fl...

25

Denver at New Orleans
Wednesday 03/25 08:05 PM Eastern
3 units on New Orleans -190 (moneyline) (risk 3 to win 1.6)

The Hornets have snapped off the injury bug and have been rolling along, especially at home. The Hornets have buzzed to an 8-1 home mark in their last nine and overall have turn...

25

Boston at Orlando
Wednesday 03/25 08:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Orlando -3.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The odds-maker is saying outside the home-court advantage this game is even. That might be true of a healthy Boston team, but not this one. KG is just getting back into the swin...

25

Milwaukee at Toronto
Wednesday 03/25 07:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Milwaukee +4 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

I find it impossible to back a team as a favorite that has underachieved for two seasons, has gone 2-9 in their last 11 games and apparently has thrown in the towel on another l...

24

Houston at Utah
Tuesday 03/24 10:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Houston +5.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Houston had spent most of the season trying to get over the hump on the road, and they finally have. They have moved over .500 and now stand at 18-17 on the strength of winning ...

24

Golden State at San Antonio
Tuesday 03/24 08:30 PM Eastern
5 units on Golden State +8.5 (-110) (risk 5 to win 4.6)

The Spurs opened the season slow and then went on a tear. Since then, the rigors of a long season and injuries have seen them fall to just 6-7 over their last 13 games. They are...

22

Cleveland at New Jersey
Sunday 03/22 06:00 PM Eastern
3 units on New Jersey +6 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Nets need to keep winning to have a shot at the playoffs so I expect a top-notch effort from them tonight. The truth is, they need this game more than Cleveland, who now has...

21

Indiana at Charlotte
Saturday 03/21 07:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total OVER 198.5 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

I really question this total and feel it is chock full of value. The Pacers have not played to a total posted below 200 since December 28th of last year, and just twice since ar...

21

Atlanta at Cleveland
Saturday 03/21 01:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Game Total UNDER 184.5 -110 (risk 4 to win 3.6)

The Cleveland Cavaliers have been roaring at home, coming into this game against the Hawks at 31-1 on the season. They are the best defensive team in the league in points allowe...

20

Boston at San Antonio
Friday 03/20 08:30 PM Eastern
3 units on San Antonio -250 (moneyline) (risk 3 to win 1.2)Pick: 4 units on Game Total UNDER 182.5 -110 (risk 4 to win 3.6)

The Boston Celtics have fallen off, but they have been bitten by the injury bug, so San Antonio is catching them at the right time. The Celtics are a mediocre 10-9 over their la...

20

Sacramento at New York Knicks
Friday 03/20 07:30 PM Eastern
5 units on Sacramento +9.5 (-110) (risk 5 to win 4.6)

The Kings have not been competitive in the win column on the road, as they come in with a dismal 4-31 road record. They have been highly competitive against the number vs. the t...

19

Portland at Cleveland
Thursday 03/19 08:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Cleveland -10 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)Pick: 4 units on Game Total UNDER 185 -110 (risk 4 to win 3.6)

Portland is 33-6 at home, but on the road it's a different story. Away from home they are just 15-19 straight-up and it's not any better against the spread (14-20). Clev...

19

Dallas at Atlanta
Thursday 03/19 07:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Atlanta -260 (moneyline) (risk 4 to win 1.5)

Atlanta goes for the perfect 7-0 on this home stand and I really like them to accomplish it. Dallas has a 16-19 record on the road this season while the Hawks are nearly unbeata...

18

Washington at Los Angeles Clippers
Wednesday 03/18 10:30 PM Eastern
4 units on Washington +6.5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

This might be classified as the battle of the inept as the Clipers and Wizards clash in LA, both with over 50 losses on the season already. The Wizards haven't won too many ...

18

Philadelphia at Phoenix
Wednesday 03/18 10:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Phoenix -285 (moneyline) (risk 4 to win 1.4)

The Phoenix Suns fell apart for awhile as they dropped six straight, but have it back together and have won their last two straight. The Philaelphia 76ers are coming off a huge ...

18

New Jersey at New York Knicks
Wednesday 03/18 07:30 PM Eastern
4 units on New York Knicks -290 (moneyline) (risk 4 to win 1.4)

The New Jersey Net have stopped playing defense and looks like this team is ready to pack it in. They are just 1-6 in their last seven games and are allowing 110.6ppg in the sev...

17

Boston at Chicago
Tuesday 03/17 08:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Boston -1 (-120) (risk 3 to win 2.5)

The Celtics have suffered a cluster of injuries, but Eddie House is playing and Rondo is back. That should make a difference tonight against the Bulls. The Bulls haven't bee...

17

Minnesota at San Antonio
Tuesday 03/17 08:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total OVER 191.5 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Timberwolves were coming on as a team, but then lost their best player - Al Jefferson for the season. They have since lost their inside presence and the ability to stop anyo...

17

Orlando at Cleveland
Tuesday 03/17 07:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Cleveland -6 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

There is no doubt about the Cavaliers strength at home. The NBA's overall defensive leader in points allowed at 91.3 is even stronger defensively at home. The Cavs are allow...

16

Houston at New Orleans
Monday 03/16 08:00 PM Eastern
4 units on New Orleans -165 (moneyline) (risk 4 to win 2.4)Pick: 4 units on Game Total UNDER 182.5 -110 (risk 4 to win 3.6)

The Houston Rockets have been punishing teams at home all season where they are 27-8. The road has met them with a much different fate as they are a below .500 team on the highw...

15

Phoenix at Golden State
Sunday 03/15 09:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Phoenix +2.5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

The Suns snapped a really bad losing streak last game vs. Oklahoma City. This game should feel more comfortable for the Suns as they get a team that doesn't mind playing the...

15

Sacramento at Washington
Sunday 03/15 06:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Washington -2 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Kings are 14-51 (NBA worst 4-28 on the road), yet they are given a roughly equal chance of winning this game? Hmmmm. I'm not buying it. Yes, the Wizards have their own p...

15

Utah at Orlando
Sunday 03/15 06:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Orlando -5.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Hedo Turkoglu is questionable for this game but I like the Magic either way (more with him playing of course). Utah simply isn't a good road team. While 28-6 at home, they a...

15

Miami at Philadelphia
Sunday 03/15 01:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Miami +7.5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

Miami has already beaten the Sixers in two of the three meetings this season, yet they are getting a bushel of points here. Philadelphia has a losing record ATS at home and thei...

15

Portland at Atlanta
Sunday 03/15 01:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total UNDER 189 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Blazers are tied with the Nuggets at the top of the Northwest. This team doesn't lose at the Rose Garden but on the road they struggle. Atlanta is very similar - not so ...

14

Oklahoma City at Phoenix
Saturday 03/14 10:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Oklahoma City +8 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The best bet in sports since Thanksgiving has been the Oklahoma City Thunder. Just look at the schedule, and if they are listed play them. That would have given you a 35-15 ATS ...

14

San Antonio at Houston
Saturday 03/14 08:30 PM Eastern
5 units on Houston -140 (moneyline) (risk 5 to win 3.6)Pick: 3 units on Game Total UNDER 183 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

There should be a playoff-like atmosphere in Houston tonight, especially with San Antonio, an in-state rival making an appearance. These are two top teams and both are in the NB...

14

Charlotte at Minnesota
Saturday 03/14 08:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total OVER 192.5 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Timberwolves were not a good team with Al Jefferson in the middle, although they began to use his skills at both ends of the court to become more competitive. His absence ha...

13

Dallas at Golden State
Friday 03/13 10:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Dallas -1 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Golden State Warriors have a winning record at home but are under .500 at home vs. teams that are better than .500 on the season, so being a favorite here is suspect. The Ma...

13

Indiana at Atlanta
Friday 03/13 07:30 PM Eastern
4 units on Indiana +5.5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

The Hawks have played well all year at home. But their last five home tilts have all been against top teams and might get caught relaxing here. They have been caught in this sit...

13

Memphis at Boston
Friday 03/13 07:30 PM Eastern
5 units on Memphis +12.5 (-110) (risk 5 to win 4.6)Pick: 2 units on Game Total OVER 192.5 -110 (risk 2 to win 1.8)

The Boston Celtics are a very banged up team right now. They are missing their PG in Rondo, their enforcer inside in Garnett, and three other key contributors. I'd buy this ...

13

Chicago at Philadelphia
Friday 03/13 07:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Philadelphia -3.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Bulls are off a stretch that saw them win seven of 10 games, but have returned to form of late as they are just 4-6 over their last 10. They have not been a good road team e...

13

Houston at Charlotte
Friday 03/13 07:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Houston -1 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Rockets have turned the corner and moving up at 21-9 and are playing .700 basketball over their last 30 games. Within that stretch was a 21-point thrashing of the Bobcats. T...

11

Los Angeles Lakers at Houston
Wednesday 03/11 08:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Houston -3.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Lakers looked like they would easily coast across the finishline with the best record in the NBA and home-court advantage throughout the playoffs, but that isn't so cert...

11

Memphis at Minnesota
Wednesday 03/11 08:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Minnesota +2.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

For just the second time all season Memphis will be favored on the road tonight facing Minnesota. Here is a team that has mustered just four road wins all season in the favorite...

11

Utah at Atlanta
Wednesday 03/11 07:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Atlanta -2 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

There's no place like home for both of these teams as each has struggled on the road. The bad news for the Jazz, they are traveling for this one. The Jazz have won 12 straig...

09

Houston at Denver
Monday 03/09 09:05 PM Eastern
3 units on Denver -175 (moneyline) (risk 3 to win 1.7)

I pointed out a lot of reasons why I like the Nuggets in this one laying the points. It certainly stands to reason that I would like them straight-up as well. The Rockets are ju...

09

Houston at Denver
Monday 03/09 09:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Denver -4 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Nuggets are just 3-7 in their last 10 games, and on the surface look like a fading team. A closer look shows that six of the seven losses were on the road, and the home loss...

09

Chicago at Miami
Monday 03/09 07:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Miami -5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Miami Heat have something few teams have, and that is a top five player that has elevated his level of play recently. Dwayne Wade is playing like a player possessed of late....

09

Orlando at Detroit
Monday 03/09 07:30 PM Eastern
4 units on Game Total UNDER 187 -110 (risk 4 to win 3.6)

The Detroit Pistons have not had the year that they were expected to have. Their letdown is a product of an offense that is amongst the worst in the league. But, they can still ...

08

Memphis at Houston
Sunday 03/08 07:00 PM Eastern
2 units on Game Total OVER 196 -110 (risk 2 to win 1.8)

This game will likely get very ugly as the Memphis Grizzlies are just 4-24 on the road while Houston is 26-6 at home. Regardless of the winning margin, I like the OVER. Memphis ...

08

Phoenix at San Antonio
Sunday 03/08 03:30 PM Eastern
5 units on Phoenix +6 (-110) (risk 5 to win 4.6)

Phoenix needs a win here to avoid going 0-4 on this road stand. If that's not enough motivation, Phoenix is playing with double-revenge motivation. The last game they allowe...

08

Orlando at Boston
Sunday 03/08 01:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Boston -3.5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

Two of the top teams in the east clash in what should be a good game in Boston. The Celtics have taken care of Orlando twice already this season as they aren't intimidated b...

07

Detroit at Atlanta
Saturday 03/07 07:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Game Total UNDER 184 -110 (risk 4 to win 3.6)

The Detroit Pistons are struggling in all areas but one, they continue to play defense for 48 minutes. They seem to turn it up against the better teams on the road. The Pistons ...

07

Washington at Dallas
Saturday 03/07 07:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total OVER 197 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Dallas has not only been good at home at 23-8 on the season, they have been perfect at 15-0 vs the teams with a record of under .500 for the season. What they have been able to ...

06

Milwaukee at Chicago
Friday 03/06 08:30 PM Eastern
5 units on Milwaukee +6.5 (-110) (risk 5 to win 4.6)

This Bulls team which was young and made the playoffs two years ago was expected to mature into an annual playoff contender. Last year they completely under-achieved and many th...

06

Cleveland at Boston
Friday 03/06 08:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Game Total UNDER 185 -110 (risk 4 to win 3.6)

These teams have a lot of respect for each other, but no love. The rivalry is on after Boston disposed of the Cavs in an exciting playoff series last season. The series was for ...

06

Golden State at Detroit
Friday 03/06 08:00 PM Eastern
5 units on Golden State +9 (-110) (risk 5 to win 4.6)

The Detroit Pistons are definitely a team on the decline and it is showing up big on their own court that they have had a very difficult time protecting. The Pistons are just 2-...

05

Portland at Denver
Thursday 03/05 10:30 PM Eastern
4 units on Denver -7 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

The Nuggets have struggled somewhat with their offense, but that hasn't stopped them from posting a 22-7 mark at home this season. Meanwhile, Portland has had their own prob...

05

Dallas at New Orleans
Thursday 03/05 08:00 PM Eastern
4 units on New Orleans -6 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

It has been a grind for the Mavs of late, who had a muscle tussle last night with San Antonio. Just take a look at the last few days. They played at home against Toronto on Sund...

04

Washington at Oklahoma City
Wednesday 03/04 08:05 PM Eastern
4 units on Oklahoma City -195 (moneyline) (risk 4 to win 2.1)

The Washington Wizards have been plain awful on the road this season. They have just four road wins all season, and two of them were over New Jersey as it seems they have the Ne...

04

San Antonio at Dallas
Wednesday 03/04 08:00 PM Eastern
5 units on Dallas -2.5 (-110) (risk 5 to win 4.6)

The San Antonio Spurs will once again be without Manu Ginobli, and sooner or later that catches up to you. They will be facing a Dallas team out to erase a bitter memory of a 17...

03

Toronto at Houston
Tuesday 03/03 08:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Houston -9 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

We were on Houston the other night in Chicago. They had the game in hand but blew a 17-point lead late and lost. That game was on the road where this team has had trouble closin...

03

Denver at Detroit
Tuesday 03/03 07:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Detroit -150 (moneyline) (risk 3 to win 2)

Chauncey returns to Detroit but I don't think the hosts are going to take it lightly on him. Denver is without Carmelo tonight who was suspended after the game vs. Indiana. ...

03

Chicago at Charlotte
Tuesday 03/03 07:00 PM Eastern
2 units on Chicago +2 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

The Bulls came back from 17 down with under six minutes to beat the Houston Rockets last game. That kind of performance provides confidence and inspires a team. Charlotte is bac...

02

Cleveland at Miami
Monday 03/02 07:30 PM Eastern
4 units on Game Total UNDER 186.5 -110 (risk 4 to win 3.6)

The Cavaliers are doing their best to keep up with the Lakers for the crucial home-court advantage throughout the playoffs. Their calling card has been on the defensive end as t...

01

San Antonio at Portland
Sunday 03/01 08:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Portland -175 (moneyline) (risk 3 to win 1.7)

We were on the Spurs a few days ago when they beat Portland. Going the other way here. That game was in San Antonio. This one is in Portland and the Blazers will have fresh hot ...

01

Denver at Indiana
Sunday 03/01 07:00 PM Eastern
5 units on Game Total UNDER 215.5 -110 (risk 5 to win 4.6)

I expect the Pacers to play better defense as they gave up 135 to the Nuggets in that last game and they won't want that kind of embarrassment again here, at home. The total...

01

New Orleans at New Jersey
Sunday 03/01 06:00 PM Eastern
2 units on New Jersey +4.5 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

The Hornets have been a strange team this year having streaks of both good and bad. Lately it's been bad. They have lot 11 of their last 15 games against the spread. On the ...

February 2009

28

Houston at Chicago
Saturday 02/28 08:30 PM Eastern
2 units on Houston +1 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

The Rockets are a hot team right now posting wins in their last six games. Three of them were to below .500 teams and by an average of 19 points per game. The Bulls have cooled ...

28

Washington at Milwaukee
Saturday 02/28 08:30 PM Eastern
4 units on Game Total UNDER 207.5 -110 (risk 4 to win 3.6)

The Milwaukee offense and rotation has really taken a hit with the loss of Alexander, Bogut, and Redd. It appears to be catching up to them after several games over 100 points, ...

28

Oklahoma City at Memphis
Saturday 02/28 08:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Oklahoma City +7.5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

The Oklahoma City Thunder made a bit of a surge after opening the season 3-29. They suddenly got hot and went 8-6, but have reverted to form going winless in their last seven. O...

27

Charlotte at Golden State
Friday 02/27 10:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Golden State +1 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)Pick: 3 units on Game Total OVER 208.5 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Charlotte remains the only NBA team in the top 10 in scoring defense with a losing record, but they will have their hands full tonight against a Golden State team they couldn...

27

Los Angeles Lakers at Denver
Friday 02/27 09:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Los Angeles Lakers -2 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Lakers continue to roll and are hungry to have the home-court advantage throughout the playoffs, so every game matters. They have taken off again and are 13-1 in their last ...

26

Cleveland at Houston
Thursday 02/26 08:00 PM Eastern
5 units on Game Total UNDER 186 -110 (risk 5 to win 4.6)

The Cleveland Cavaliers have been the best defensive team in the NBA this season, allowing just over 90 points per game. Houston has also been a !GOOD1! defensive team over the ...

25

Atlanta at Denver
Wednesday 02/25 09:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Atlanta +8 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Denver offense is suddenly out of sync. After going all of last season, and most of this season, without ever having a game where they scored under 80 points, they have sudd...

25

Portland at San Antonio
Wednesday 02/25 08:30 PM Eastern
3 units on San Antonio -140 (moneyline) (risk 3 to win 2.1)Pick: 3 units on Game Total UNDER 181 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Trailblazers at 23-5 have proven they can play with anyone at home, but when taking to the road it becomes a much more difficult task, one they haven't been so effective...

25

Orlando at New York Knicks
Wednesday 02/25 07:30 PM Eastern
4 units on New York Knicks +2.5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

The New York Knicks have served there backers well in this role as they are now 7-3 ATS in their last ten as a home dog vs teams with a winning record on the season. That includ...

25

Memphis at Indiana
Wednesday 02/25 07:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total OVER 209 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Indiana loves to push the ball up and down the court and when they get against the weaker or sub-.500 team, they are able to impose that will as nine of their last 12 vs that ty...

24

Portland at Houston
Tuesday 02/24 08:35 PM Eastern
3 units on Houston -195 (moneyline) (risk 3 to win 1.5)

The Rockets have been superb at home as they have played to a 22-6 mark on the season. The up-start Blazers have yet to find success on the road, bringing just a 12-15 mark into...

24

Portland at Houston
Tuesday 02/24 08:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Houston -4.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Rockets have been superb at home as they have played to a 22-6 mark on the season, while the up-start Blazers have yet to find success on the road, bringing just a 12-15 mar...

24

Dallas at San Antonio
Tuesday 02/24 08:25 PM Eastern
3 units on San Antonio -200 (moneyline) (risk 3 to win 1.5)

The Spurs had a lot of injury issues early in the season, and the shouts that this team was on the decline were not accurate. They began their home schedule at 5-5 but have sinc...

24

Dallas at San Antonio
Tuesday 02/24 08:20 PM Eastern
3 units on San Antonio -4.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Spurs had a lot of injury issues early in the season, and the shouts that this team was on the decline were not accurate. They began their home schedule at 5-5 but have sinc...

23

Atlanta at Utah
Monday 02/23 09:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Utah -320 (moneyline) (risk 3 to win 0.9)

The Jazz are now 63-10 in their last 73 games at home. Their last 19 home games have seen them go 16-3, but the three losses were to Orlando, San Antonio, and Cleveland - all te...

23

Boston at Denver
Monday 02/23 09:00 PM Eastern
2 units on Denver +2 (+110) (risk 2 to win 2.2)

Boston has been the top team over much of the last two years, but without Kevin Garnett in the lineup, it is hard to see them favored against a Nuggets’ team that is 20-6 ...

23

Indiana at New York Knicks
Monday 02/23 07:35 PM Eastern
3 units on New York Knicks -275 (moneyline) (risk 3 to win 1.1)

The Knicks are getting comfortable with the Mike D'Antoni high-octane offense as they have scored 100+ in each of their last 16 games. That has translated well for them as t...

22

Boston at Phoenix
Sunday 02/22 02:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Phoenix -2 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Celtics are without KG and the Suns are on fire. Phoenix has put up 140+ in all three games since the coaching change. Unfortunately for Phoenix it looks like they will be w...

22

Detroit at Cleveland
Sunday 02/22 02:30 PM Eastern
4 units on Game Total UNDER 180 -110 (risk 4 to win 3.6)

This total is set low - but not low enough. These two teams when they meet simply play defense and go UNDER the posted total. Over the past three seasons 12 of the 16 games have...

21

New Orleans at Utah
Saturday 02/21 09:00 PM Eastern
5 units on New Orleans +8 (-110) (risk 5 to win 4.6)

The Jazz have been a top-notch team at home over the last two years as they have dropped just 10 games. The Hornets are no pushover however, and I see value here as the Hornets ...

21

Sacramento at Dallas
Saturday 02/21 09:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total OVER 213 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Dirk Nowitski scored nine points last night against Houston. It was just the second time he has scored under 10 this year. The first was all the way back in game three against t...

20

New Orleans at Los Angeles Lakers
Friday 02/20 10:30 PM Eastern
2 units on Los Angeles Lakers -8.5 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

This line may look high with the defensive-minded Hornets coming to town, but that defense just hasn't translated for this New Orleans team on the road against winning teams...

20

Dallas at Houston
Friday 02/20 08:30 PM Eastern
4 units on Houston -3 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

The Houston Rockets have a score to settle with the Dallas Mavericks. The Mavs handed the Rockets a 10-point loss earlier in the season in Houston. It was a !BAD! loss for Houst...

20

Indiana at Minnesota
Friday 02/20 08:00 PM Eastern
5 units on Indiana +3 (-110) (risk 5 to win 4.6)

The Minnesota Timberwolves were coming together as a team, but then they got a bad break as Al Jefferson went down with a knee injury, which ended his season. His 23 ppg and 11 ...

20

Toronto at New York Knicks
Friday 02/20 07:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total OVER 214 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Knicks are definately catching onto the Mike D'Antoni run-and-gun offense and are starting to work it to perfection. They have reached the 100-point mark for a season-hi...

20

Orlando at Charlotte
Friday 02/20 07:00 PM Eastern
2 units on Charlotte +2.5 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

Charlotte is a well-distinguished team. They have one trait that teams with losing records don't usually possess. They play defense. The Bobcats are No. 4 in the NBA in fewe...

19

San Antonio at Detroit
Thursday 02/19 08:00 PM Eastern
4 units on San Antonio +1 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)Pick: 3 units on Game Total UNDER 180.5 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

This game is always a bruising, physical affair. They met earlier in the season at San Antonio and produced their typical ugly game. The final tally in that one was 166 points. ...

18

Memphis at Portland
Wednesday 02/18 10:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Memphis +11.5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

The Grizzlies went through a dreadful 2-20 run, but have regrouped and the young talent is beginning to gel. The 22 game stretch featured 14 where the Grizzlies lost by 10+. Thi...

17

New Orleans at Oklahoma City
Tuesday 02/17 08:00 PM Eastern
2 units on New Orleans -3 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

The break came at the right time for the Hornets as they would like to put an inconsistent and dissapointing first-half behind them. The good news is they came out of it with a ...

12

Portland at Golden State
Thursday 02/12 10:30 PM Eastern
4 units on Portland +3.5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

The Warriors are getting a huge bounce here off their 144-point explosion against the Knicks. They are still not good in this role as they are just 6-9 ATS as a favorite. They a...

12

Boston at Dallas
Thursday 02/12 09:30 PM Eastern
4 units on Dallas +2.5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

Dallas is playing on a high level right now as they are winners in six of their last seven. What has gone unnoticed with this team is their domination at home. They started the ...

12

Miami at Chicago
Thursday 02/12 07:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Chicago -173 (moneyline) (risk 3 to win 1.7)

The Bulls have finally awakened and are playing their best basketball in two years. They followed a successful 4-3 road trip with a win at home over the Pistons. They have now g...

11

New York Knicks at Los Angeles Clippers
Wednesday 02/11 10:30 PM Eastern
3 units on New York Knicks +5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Clippers getting a bounce here off of two wins in their last three and scoring back to back in the 120s. They shot 59% in each of those and quickly reverted back to form with a ...

11

Boston at New Orleans
Wednesday 02/11 08:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total UNDER 185.5 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Celtics have played nine games on the road vs teams with a winning record on the season and not one has reached 100 points against them. They are giving up just 86.8ppg in t...

11

Indiana at Milwaukee
Wednesday 02/11 08:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Milwaukee -5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Not sure if there is any team in the NBA that can claim wins over the LOS ANGELES Lakers, Boston, Orlando and Cleveland, but the Pacers can. They have beaten them all with their...

11

Atlanta at Detroit
Wednesday 02/11 07:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total UNDER 188 -100 (risk 3 to win 3)

The Pistons have long been the king of defense in the NBA along with the San Antonio Spurs. One major difference this season and that is an offense that generates just 93.9ppg a...

11

Denver at Orlando
Wednesday 02/11 07:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Orlando -7.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Nuggets rebounded nicely off 70 point offensive breakdown at New Jersey, but still managed under 100 points now for two in a row. That may be really bad news for Denver fans as ...

10

New York Knicks at Golden State
Tuesday 02/10 10:30 PM Eastern
4 units on New York Knicks +4.5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

The Knicks have had more success this season under Mike D'Antoni's catch-and-shoot offense. When they haven’t been winning, they have certainly been getting the mo...

10

Sacramento at Dallas
Tuesday 02/10 08:30 PM Eastern
4 units on Game Total OVER 212.5 -110 (risk 4 to win 3.6)

Sacramento looks like a team that has waved the white flag and surrendered for the season. Now they seem like they just want to go out and have fun, but that also means no defen...

10

Toronto at Minnesota
Tuesday 02/10 08:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total OVER 194 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Timberwolves have turned the corner after starting 3-23. This team could have quit, but have instead gone 13-10 in their last 23. A team that reached 100 points in just nine...

10

Washington at Atlanta
Tuesday 02/10 07:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Atlanta -8.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Like most bad teams, Washington has made a couple of runs this season. They went 6-1 ATS during a stretch and 5-0 ATS in another. The truth is in their before and after their ru...

09

Los Angeles Clippers at Charlotte
Monday 02/09 07:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Game Total UNDER 196.5 -110 (risk 4 to win 3.6)

Charlotte is a surprising team to find that their overall record is a losing one, but they rank No. 6 team in the NBA in fewest points allowed per game. There is no other team w...

08

Utah at Golden State
Sunday 02/08 09:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Utah +1 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Jazz have beaten Golden State eight of the last nine times they have met. Deron Williams is back and seems to be back in form, having put up 30+ in two straight games. The J...

08

Phoenix at Detroit
Sunday 02/08 08:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Detroit +1 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

What happened to the Phoenix Suns? Perennially a top team in the West, they aren't even qualified for the playoffs this season. There are rumors about trading Shaq and Stoud...

08

Minnesota at New Orleans
Sunday 02/08 07:00 PM Eastern
2 units on New Orleans -4 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)Pick: 2 units on Game Total OVER 189.5 -110 (risk 2 to win 1.8)

Minnesota has some serious problems right now. They have lost five of their last six (four of those lost ATS) and they are getting blown out. The good teams they are playing are...

08

Charlotte at Miami
Sunday 02/08 06:00 PM Eastern
2 units on Charlotte +7 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

Two struggling teams meet here and seven points is just too much for the Heat to be laying. Sean May is expected back in this one for the Bobcats who have struggled without Raja...

08

San Antonio at Boston
Sunday 02/08 01:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Boston -7 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)Pick: 4 units on Game Total UNDER 186 -110 (risk 4 to win 3.6)

San Antonio comes off a four day lay off and has to face the World Champions. It's actually been a longer rest for the starters as most of them sat out a good portion of the...

07

Toronto at Memphis
Saturday 02/07 08:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Toronto +1.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Toronto is in desparate need of a win. They put together three straight wins to snap a seven-game slide at the end of last month. But, they have proceeded to drop five in a row....

07

Denver at New Jersey
Saturday 02/07 07:30 PM Eastern
4 units on New Jersey +2.5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

New Jersey has felt the fear of getting too far out of the playoff race to recover. And they have responded with three straight wins. They are very close to Milwaukee now for th...

07

Los Angeles Clippers at Atlanta
Saturday 02/07 07:00 PM Eastern
5 units on Atlanta -7.5 (-110) (risk 5 to win 4.6)

The Clippers somehow put together a blowout win last game beating the Grizz 126-105. They hit a franchise-record sixteen 3-pointers and shot 59% from the field. Trend or anomoly...

06

Atlanta at Charlotte
Friday 02/06 07:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Atlanta +2 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Hawks are a much improved team and yet they still get no respect from the oddsmaker. If the playoffs started today, the Hawks would be the number four seed and have the home...

05

Dallas at Utah
Thursday 02/05 10:30 PM Eastern
2 units on Utah -3 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

This is a tough line to figure out here with the Jazz having one of the top home-courts in the NBA. The Jazz have gone 56-10 here in their last 66. The Mavs are playing well, bu...

04

Phoenix at Golden State
Wednesday 02/04 10:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Golden State +4 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

This is always a fun game to watch if you like scoring and no defense as each of the last five meetings have produced 238 points or more. The Suns have to be one of the most ove...

04

Portland at Dallas
Wednesday 02/04 08:30 PM Eastern
4 units on Portland +3.5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

The Trail Blazers showed some maturity when they came back from way down on the road against New Orleans. They outscored the Hornets by 19 in the final quarter to get the win. T...

04

Atlanta at Minnesota
Wednesday 02/04 08:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Atlanta +2.5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

The Minnesota Timberwolves have been playing much better, but being favored against a winning team at home may be a stretch. This is a team that is just 3-23 straight up all sea...

04

Chicago at New Orleans
Wednesday 02/04 07:30 PM Eastern
3 units on New Orleans -2.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Although Chris Paul will likely sit this one out with a hamstring injury, I still like the Hornets at home against a weak Bulls team that won’t be able to exploit the loss...

04

Miami at Detroit
Wednesday 02/04 07:30 PM Eastern
4 units on Miami +4 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

The Pistons’ defense can never be questioned, but this year, the offense is just as weak as the defense is good. They rank just 29th in points scored offensively, their lo...

04

Los Angeles Clippers at Orlando
Wednesday 02/04 07:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Orlando -13 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The LA Clippers are a mess. They have won just two games since the week of Christmas. They have not even been close to being competitive on the road against the top teams, as th...

04

New Jersey at Washington
Wednesday 02/04 07:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total OVER 191.5 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Washington has struggled offensively all season, but has shown some signs of life recently. They have scored 94+ in eight of their last 11, after going nine straight games witho...

03

San Antonio at Denver
Tuesday 02/03 09:00 PM Eastern
2 units on Denver -6 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

The Nuggets are a much different team this season. They still can ring up points in a hurry, but all of a sudden they are making a commitment on the defensive end. They have hel...

03

Milwaukee at New Jersey
Tuesday 02/03 07:30 PM Eastern
4 units on Milwaukee +4.5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

The Bucks are an improved team. Their improvement has translated well on the road against the weaker teams. Over their last 12 on the road against sub-.500 teams, the Bucks are ...

03

Boston at Philadelphia
Tuesday 02/03 07:00 PM Eastern
2 units on Boston -2.5 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

The Sixers have certainly stepped it up over the last three weeks as they are 10-3 over their last 13 games. But I am not sure that this warrants being this small of a dog in th...

02

Portland at New Orleans
Monday 02/02 08:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total UNDER 184 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The New Orleans Hornets have been a defensive powerhouse at home. Their last 15 home games have seen them hold all 15 teams to UNDER their season's scoring average. It isn&#...

01

Cleveland at Detroit
Sunday 02/01 02:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total UNDER 180 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

This has become a heated rivalry game since the Cavs added LeBron and became competitive. This game has been one of the most consistent defensive struggles in the NBA, and when ...

January 2009

31

Utah at Portland
Saturday 01/31 10:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total OVER 200.5 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Here is another market-inefficiency play. Teams that are matching up as two good offensive units that average between 98-102 points a game fit this description, especially when ...

31

Chicago at Phoenix
Saturday 01/31 09:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Chicago +9.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Outside of a 20-point thrashing at home against the Raptors, the Bulls have hung around every game lately. They are just 4-5 in their last nine games, but that includes defeats ...

31

Los Angeles Clippers at Washington
Saturday 01/31 08:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Los Angeles Clippers +4.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

I'm not sure if it is in either team’s best interest to win this game as they are likely to be doing battle for the NBA's top draft pick. I just find it impossible...

30

Chicago at Sacramento
Friday 01/30 10:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Chicago -1 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

The Kings were not playing any sort of competitive defense early in the season, but suddenly they have stopped defending at all. It is almost like this team has given up. They h...

30

Boston at Detroit
Friday 01/30 07:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Game Total UNDER 181 -110 (risk 4 to win 3.6)

The Pistons aren't quite the same team we are used to seeing, but in a big game, they hang around by playing ugly and defensive. In the three games they have played at home ...

30

Milwaukee at Toronto
Friday 01/30 07:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Milwaukee +7.5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

Individually, the collection of talent on this Toronto team is apparently better than the team itself. The chemistry is lacking here. A team that has some weapons has sunk into ...

29

Cleveland at Orlando
Thursday 01/29 08:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Cleveland +4.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Cavaliers are on a mission this season after dropping a close series to the Celtics last year in the NBA Eastern Conference finals. They have gone 5-3 ATS as a dog on the ro...

28

Denver at New Orleans
Wednesday 01/28 08:00 PM Eastern
4 units on New Orleans -166 (moneyline) (risk 4 to win 2.4)

The Nuggets have been a vastly improved team from last season, but one area they still have not been able to fix is playing on the road vs the top teams. They have dropped their...

28

Atlanta at New York Knicks
Wednesday 01/28 07:30 PM Eastern
2 units on Game Total OVER 207 -110 (risk 2 to win 1.8)

The Knicks have the Mike D'Antoni offense clicking and it has led to five straight wins and five straight topping the 100 point mark. It has become common for the Knicks at ...

28

Milwaukee at Indiana
Wednesday 01/28 07:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Milwaukee +6.5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

The Bucks won just seven times on the road all of last year and at the midway point this year they have already put nine in the win column on the road. When you look a little cl...

27

San Antonio at Utah
Tuesday 01/27 09:00 PM Eastern
3 units on San Antonio +2 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)Pick: 2 units on Game Total OVER 193 -110 (risk 2 to win 1.8)

The Utah Jazz has hit a bump in the road. This may have something to do with the level of competition. They have played three-straight games against teams with a combined 91-41 ...

26

Minnesota at Milwaukee
Monday 01/26 08:00 PM Eastern
2 units on Minnesota +136 (moneyline) (risk 2 to win 2.7)

Minnesota has a load of talent, but is young and inexperienced. Things have really changed as this team finds its confidence. Since they have been under the direction of Kevin M...

26

Houston at New York Knicks
Monday 01/26 07:30 PM Eastern
4 units on New York Knicks +2 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)Pick: 4 units on Game Total UNDER 206.5 -110 (risk 4 to win 3.6)

Here we are looking at the Knicks, who have been tough at home with a 12-9 mark against the Rockets who are a good team overall, but not so good on the road at 12-11. We have a ...

25

Los Angeles Clippers at Golden State
Sunday 01/25 09:05 PM Eastern
5 units on Los Angeles Clippers +10 (-110) (risk 5 to win 4.6)

Do we really have a team that is 13-31 on the season, a team that is giving up 112 points per game, laying double-digits? Yes we do and we're jumping on the other side. Gold...

25

Utah at Denver
Sunday 01/25 08:05 PM Eastern
4 units on Utah +8 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

Utah has struggled on the road this season and Denver has been a good road team, but this is Utah-Denver. The Jazz have dominated the Nuggets recently, having won seven of the l...

25

Charlotte at Indiana
Sunday 01/25 07:05 PM Eastern
2 units on Game Total OVER 201 -110 (risk 2 to win 1.8)

Charlotte is just 6-11 to the OVER on the road, but Indiana is 13-5 OVER at home. The Pacers are averaging 108 per game at home, while allowing 106 per game. Over the past three...

25

Chicago at Minnesota
Sunday 01/25 07:05 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total UNDER 207 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Chicago is reeling, having lost 11 of 16 road games including nine of their last eleven. Meanwhile, Minnesota is surging and coming off their best win of the season, an 8 point ...

25

Houston at Detroit
Sunday 01/25 06:35 PM Eastern
4 units on Houston +2.5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)Pick: 4 units on Game Total UNDER 180.5 -110 (risk 4 to win 3.6)

Detroit is coming off a game vs. Dallas in which they allowed 112 points, at home. Guess what Detroit's mindset is going to be today? Yep. They are going to bring the defens...

25

San Antonio at Los Angeles Lakers
Sunday 01/25 03:35 PM Eastern
4 units on Los Angeles Lakers -6.5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

One thing for sure this season - the Lakers pick their spots to show up and make a statement. Still accused (and deservedly so) sometimes of playing soft, the Lakers have picked...

24

Cleveland at Utah
Saturday 01/24 09:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Cleveland +3 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Cavs have been crushing the number all season long, and here they are getting points this time around. This will be just their eighth time getting points all season and are ...

23

Oklahoma City at Los Angeles Clippers
Friday 01/23 10:35 PM Eastern
3 units on Los Angeles Clippers +2.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

It has been over two years since this Oklahoma City team has been favored on the road. They have played with line value for the last month, but that has reversed itself now. A t...

23

Dallas at Detroit
Friday 01/23 07:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Game Total UNDER 184.5 -110 (risk 4 to win 3.6)

The last time the Pistons scored 100 points in a game that did not go to OT, was all the way back on December 12, some 20 games ago. The same can be said for their opponents who...

23

Houston at Indiana
Friday 01/23 07:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Houston -108 (moneyline) (risk 4 to win 3.7)

The Pacers have had their moments this season with big wins over the Lakers and Celtics at home, but those moments have been few and far between. The Rockets dropped a game at h...

23

New Orleans at Minnesota
Friday 01/23 07:00 PM Eastern
4 units on New Orleans -108 (moneyline) (risk 4 to win 3.7)

The Timberwolves appear to be a hot team right now, but are they? They opened 4-24 to a difficult schedule, but have now gone 9-4. A close examination of eight of those wins sho...

23

Phoenix at Charlotte
Friday 01/23 07:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Charlotte +4.5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

The Charlotte Bobcats got off to a horrendous start where they saw their record sink to 4-23 through 27 games. They have now been playing their best basketball of the season, go...

21

Cleveland at Portland
Wednesday 01/21 10:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Cleveland -1 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)Pick: 4 units on Game Total UNDER 183 -110 (risk 4 to win 3.6)

Cleveland lost in LA in their last game of this road trip and will surely come out intense for this one. The Cavaliers have been the top team in the NBA coming back from a loss ...

21

New Jersey at New Orleans
Wednesday 01/21 08:05 PM Eastern
3 units on New Jersey +165 (moneyline) (risk 3 to win 5)

The New Jersey Nets are a mysterious team. They can't get out of their own way at home where they are a dismal 9-14, but have had a lot of success on the road at 10-8, ...

21

Boston at Miami
Wednesday 01/21 07:30 PM Eastern
4 units on Game Total UNDER 187 -110 (risk 4 to win 3.6)

The Boston Celtics have risen above their worst stretch in two years that saw them drop seven of nine. They have now won five in a row, and their success is born on the defensiv...

21

Phoenix at New York
Wednesday 01/21 07:30 PM Eastern
4 units on New York +6 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

The Knicks might find a comfort zone here against a Phoenix team that still likes to get up-and-down the court. The Knicks stayed close enough at Phoenix to cover, and interesti...

20

Atlanta at Chicago
Tuesday 01/20 08:30 PM Eastern
4 units on Atlanta +4.5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

The Chicago Bulls have only been favored against a winning team once all season, and it happened to be against Atlanta. That didn't work out very well as they lost the game ...

19

Minnesota at Los Angeles Clippers
Monday 01/19 03:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total OVER 193.5 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Timberwolves found the win column in just four of their first 27 games. Those 27 games saw them reach 100 points just ten times or 37% of the time. They are now discovering ...

19

Denver at Houston
Monday 01/19 02:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Houston -3 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

This line is saying the Denver Nuggets who are 11-8 on the road are even with the Rockets who are 13-5 at home, if you take out the home-court advantage of three points. I disag...

19

San Antonio at Charlotte
Monday 01/19 02:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Charlotte +5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Charlotte Bobcats got off to a horrendous start as they stood just 7-18. They had trouble getting into new coach Brown's offensive scheme, but have now been 9-6 since wh...

19

Chicago at New York
Monday 01/19 01:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total OVER 208 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Knicks have struggled at times to get Mike D'Antoni's run and gun offense, that he brought over from Phoenix, to work the way it is intended. Where they haven't ...

19

Dallas at Philadelphia
Monday 01/19 01:00 PM Eastern
2 units on Philadelphia -200 (moneyline) (risk 2 to win 1)

The Philadelphia 76ers looked destined to be looking from the outside when the playoffs start in the NBA, but things have changed. This team has caught fire and have run off sev...

18

Miami at Oklahoma City
Sunday 01/18 07:05 PM Eastern
4 units on Miami +100 (moneyline) (risk 4 to win 4)

Miami opened as a favorite here and has moved to an underdog. The linesmakers should have left it where it was. Yes, the Thunder are hot as they entertain thoughts of a winning ...

18

Phoenix at Toronto
Sunday 01/18 12:35 PM Eastern
4 units on Toronto +3 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

Toronto has lost four straight and their defense is playing very poorly. Phoenix is coming to town and the Suns are off two straight losses so it's time to get healthy again...

17

Orlando at Denver
Saturday 01/17 09:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Orlando +100 (moneyline) (risk 4 to win 4)

The Orlando Magic doesn't get the publicity of the Cavaliers with LeBron, or the Celtics with their trio of stars, or the Lakers with Kobe. What they do get is money for the...

17

Utah at Dallas
Saturday 01/17 09:00 PM Eastern
5 units on Utah +5 (-110) (risk 5 to win 4.6)

The Mavericks have skidded to four-straight losses and have been outscored by 11 points per game in the process. This team has been walking a fine line all season, as even their...

17

San Antonio at Chicago
Saturday 01/17 08:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Chicago +3.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Spurs have recovered from a slow start due mostly to injuries and have played well, but were run out of the building last night against Philadelphia. This is a bad spot for ...

16

Orlando at Los Angeles Lakers
Friday 01/16 10:30 PM Eastern
5 units on Orlando +4.5 (-110) (risk 5 to win 4.6)

The Lakers have all the glitz of Hollywood, the premier player in the NBA in Kobe Bryant and a 20-2 mark at the Staples Center, so it is easy to get romanced into backing them g...

16

Minnesota at Phoenix
Friday 01/16 09:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Minnesota +8 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

It is tough for bad teams to shake the reputation of being bad, even when they are playing well, such as Oklahoma City and in this case, Minnesota. Even bad teams have stretches...

16

New Orleans at Cleveland
Friday 01/16 08:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Cleveland -3 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)Pick: 4 units on Game Total UNDER 185.5 -110 (risk 4 to win 3.6)

I'm not sure how the odds makers figured this line. What they are saying is that these teams are even if you throw out the home-court advantage. That is hard to say that Cle...

16

Detroit at Oklahoma City
Friday 01/16 07:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Oklahoma City +3.5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)Pick: 3 units on Game Total OVER 189 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Pistons are struggling in a big way. Tayshaun Prince is slumping, Richard Hamilton hasn't been able to get in the flow since his groin injury, and Allen Iverson is havin...

16

New York at Washington
Friday 01/16 07:00 PM Eastern
5 units on New York +3.5 (-110) (risk 5 to win 4.6)

The Wizards are having a nightmare season, and could never be considered the value team when posted as a favorite. They have only won five games at home this season. When you lo...

14

Atlanta at Los Angeles Clippers
Wednesday 01/14 10:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Los Angeles Clippers +152 (moneyline) (risk 3 to win 4.6)

Atlanta is another one of those up and coming teams that hasn't learned how to win on the road yet. While a stellar 15-4 at home they are just 7-11 on the road. Along that p...

14

Sacramento at Golden State
Wednesday 01/14 10:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Sacramento +190 (moneyline) (risk 3 to win 5.7)

Might seem gutsy to be on the moneyline with a team that has but two road wins on the season, but Golden State has already dropped games at home to Memphis and Chicago who have ...

14

Los Angeles Lakers at San Antonio
Wednesday 01/14 09:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Los Angeles Lakers +117 (moneyline) (risk 3 to win 3.5)

I have pointed out a lot of reasons for the Lakers on the ATS pick, some which cross over to playing them on the moneyline. They are a perfect 2-0 SU when getting points on the ...

14

Los Angeles Lakers at San Antonio
Wednesday 01/14 09:00 PM Eastern
5 units on Los Angeles Lakers +2.5 (-110) (risk 5 to win 4.6)

Anytime you can get a team like the Lakers that have compiled a 31-6 record on the season getting points it has to grab your attention. That especially rings true when they have...

14

New Orleans at Dallas
Wednesday 01/14 08:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Dallas +4.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Mavs three straight losses probably has a lot to do with them being an underdog at home to the Hornets. The Mavs started this season poorly but have since rebounded to go 20...

14

Washington at New York Knicks
Wednesday 01/14 07:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total OVER 200.5 +100 (risk 3 to win 3)

Was surprised to see this one set so low. These teams played to totals of 203.5 and 211 in their previous meetings on the season and promptly scored 222 and 239 points in those ...

14

Portland at Philadelphia
Wednesday 01/14 07:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Philadelphia +2 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

We not only get home-court advantage here, but the Sixers are actually a better team at home (9-8) vs a Portland team that hasn't learned to win on the road yet at 8-9. This...

13

Atlanta at Phoenix
Tuesday 01/13 09:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Atlanta +7 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

The Hawks are not nearly the road team that they need to be to compete with the NBA's elite, but they are knocking on the door. This line gets inflated due to the 38-point l...

13

Los Angeles Lakers at Houston
Tuesday 01/13 08:30 PM Eastern
2 units on Houston +4 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

The Lakers are a good team that has lived a rather charmed life on the road of late. The Lake Show has only played three games on the road since November 20, against teams with ...

13

Miami at Minnesota
Tuesday 01/13 08:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Miami -120 (moneyline) (risk 3 to win 2.5)

The Heat once walked in the shoes the Timberwolves wear as recently as last year when they went out every night expecting to lose. The T-Wolves are still walking in those shoes ...

12

Indiana at Utah
Monday 01/12 09:00 PM Eastern
5 units on Indiana +11 (-110) (risk 5 to win 4.6)

The Pacers may have just six road wins, but they have played competitively. This season, the Pacers are 7-3 ATS when getting eight or more points and recently, an even better 4-...

12

New York at New Orleans
Monday 01/12 08:00 PM Eastern
5 units on New York +11.5 (-110) (risk 5 to win 4.6)

The Knicks are off their worst offensive performance of the season having scored just 76 points at Houston. The Knicks have been held down four other times this season as their ...

12

Oklahoma City at New Jersey
Monday 01/12 07:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total UNDER 202 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Nets have really struggled at home as they have a much better record on the road, which is highly unusual in the NBA. They have really had problems with some of the bad team...

11

Orlando at San Antonio
Sunday 01/11 08:35 PM Eastern
5 units on Orlando +2.5 (-110) (risk 5 to win 4.6)

What a game this should be! The Magic are 29-8 overall and they are doing it just as well on the road as at home. On the road they are 13-5, scoring 101 per game. San Antonio ha...

10

Detroit at Utah
Saturday 01/10 09:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Detroit +10 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Pistons are banged up, but they been down this road before. They have not been a double-digit dog in at least the last five years, so regardless there is value here. When yo...

10

New York Knicks at Houston
Saturday 01/10 08:30 PM Eastern
2 units on Game Total OVER 204.5 -110 (risk 2 to win 1.8)

The Houston Rockets have long had the reputation of playing solid defense, and once again they are ranked No. 7 in points allowed in the NBA. They have showed a willingness to g...

10

Milwaukee at Minnesota
Saturday 01/10 08:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Milwaukee +2 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)Pick: 3 units on Game Total OVER 199.5 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Timberwolves have played better of late, but it is hard to see a team that has just 10 wins on the season as a favorite, especially when they have already had a 13-game losi...

10

Charlotte at Washington
Saturday 01/10 07:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total OVER 180 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

There aren't a lot of wins coming into this battle between the Hornets and the Wizards. The Wizards have just five wins at home while the Hornets have managed just three on ...

09

Dallas at Phoenix
Friday 01/09 10:30 PM Eastern
4 units on Phoenix -5.5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

The Dallas Mavericks started the season just 2-7 and looked to be heading south, but have surged to go 20-6 since then. The problem is they have not put up ATS numbers like a ho...

09

Detroit at Denver
Friday 01/09 09:05 PM Eastern
4 units on Denver -173 (moneyline) (risk 4 to win 2.3)

I like the moneyline on Denver here as well. As I pointed out in the game write-up, the Pistons have only beaten two teams all season on the road with a winning record, and thei...

09

Detroit at Denver
Friday 01/09 09:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Denver -4 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Nuggets have simply been a different, but better team since Chauncey Billups came over from Detroit and learned the personnel and offense. The Nuggets own a 26-9 mark with B...

09

New Jersey at Milwaukee
Friday 01/09 08:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total OVER 194 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Surprisingly, the Nets have been much tougher on the road this season than they have been at home. The Nets’ road mark stands at 10-6. When looking at the numbers, it is q...

09

Washington at Chicago
Friday 01/09 08:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total OVER 197 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Wizards have simply been a disaster, especially on the road where they are just 2-14. When playing against the sub-.500 teams, they are giving up 104 ppg, including 117 to t...

09

Boston at Cleveland
Friday 01/09 08:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Game Total UNDER 184.5 -110 (risk 4 to win 3.6)

This should be a battle with playoff intensity. The Cavs are unbeaten on the season in 18 home games. The biggest reason is the effort the Cavs are making on the defensive end. ...

08

New York Kinicks at Dallas
Thursday 01/08 08:30 PM Eastern
4 units on New York Kinicks +8 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

The Dallas Mavericks looked like a fading team off their 2-7 start, but have recovered nicely and have been on a 19-6 tear since. The wins have come fast and furious, but the te...

07

Indiana at Phoenix
Wednesday 01/07 09:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Indiana +9.5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

The Pacers have opted into life in the fast lane. They have been putting up points like the Suns, Nuggets and Golden State of late and have scored 100+ in 12 out of their last 1...

07

Orlando at Atlanta
Wednesday 01/07 07:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Atlanta -2 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Hawks are the up and coming team in the NBA and are finally learning to win some on the road, while at home they have become one of the elite teams in the league at 15-2. Th...

07

Toronto at Washington
Wednesday 01/07 07:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Toronto +2.5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

Not sure if a team that has posted just 7 wins in 33 games should ever be posted as a favorite because in and of itself it shouts value on the other side. The Wizards have prove...

06

New Orleans at Los Angeles Lakers
Tuesday 01/06 10:30 PM Eastern
4 units on Los Angeles Lakers -6.5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

The Lakers have worn the “invincibility tag” at home on the season where they are 18-1. They have won five straight overall and on this home stand, The Lake Show is ...

06

New York at Oklahoma City
Tuesday 01/06 08:05 PM Eastern
2 units on Game Total OVER 214.5 -110 (risk 2 to win 1.8)

The Knicks inexplicably handed the Celtics a 12-point loss last game out. New York kept Boston to just 88 points while scoring 100 themselves. It was the fewest points allo...

05

Golden State at Utah
Monday 01/05 09:00 PM Eastern
5 units on Golden State +10.5 (-110) (risk 5 to win 4.6)

The Utah Jazz displayed the top home court in the NBA last season finishing the regular season at 37-4, but have already dropped four of their first 17 this year on the home har...

05

Sacramento at New Jersey
Monday 01/05 07:30 PM Eastern
5 units on Sacramento +4 (-110) (risk 5 to win 4.6)Pick: 3 units on Game Total OVER 200.5 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The New Jersey Nets have struggled on their home court all season long and enter this one with a horrible 6-12 mark. That mark certainly hasn't gotten any better with the ar...

05

San Antonio at Miami
Monday 01/05 07:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Miami +3.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)Pick: 3 units on Game Total UNDER 181.5 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Things are changing in Miami! The NFL Dolphins went from worst to first in the NFL East and the Heat has gone from a team that won just 15 games a year ago, to one that has alre...

04

Portland at Los Angeles Lakers
Sunday 01/04 09:35 PM Eastern
3 units on Los Angeles Lakers -11.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Lakers are back. They have won their last five games by an average of 12.2 points per game. Portland is making a claim as a contender in the West but they are largely doing ...

04

Boston at New York
Sunday 01/04 06:05 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total OVER 207 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

New York is leading all teams in the East in scoring at 104.2 points per game. In the first two meetings this season, the games averaged 220 points. Yes, the Celtics will bring ...

03

Minnesota at Chicago
Saturday 01/03 08:35 PM Eastern
4 units on Chicago -7 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

Neither of these teams are going anywhere this season. The Bulls are fresh off a 25-point loss to the Cavs and have not been competitive at all against the teams that are .500+....

03

New Orleans at Denver
Saturday 01/03 08:35 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total OVER 195 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The New Orleans Hornets have been buzzing on defense and consequently, their 29 games on the season have featured 19 going under the total. That changes dramatically when they f...

03

Philadelphia at San Antonio
Saturday 01/03 08:35 PM Eastern
3 units on Philadelphia +9.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

This number seems right, except the oddsmakers forgot one thing. The Spurs are certainly a hot team right now and have been on a 19-6 run. Where the oddsmakers erred here i...

02

Denver at Oklahoma City
Friday 01/02 08:05 PM Eastern
4 units on Oklahoma City +7.5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

The Thunder has managed to find the win column just four times, but continue to be improving. They began the season by dropping six of their first eight at home 10 of their firs...

02

Atlanta at New Jersey
Friday 01/02 07:35 PM Eastern
3 units on New Jersey +4.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Sometimes you have to pay attention to a poor team dominating and having the number of a better team. Thus has been the case between these two teams as the Nets have already tak...

02

Chicago at Cleveland
Friday 01/02 07:35 PM Eastern
3 units on Cleveland -12 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Cavaliers are sending out “buy” signs like a flagship after a loss where they have won their next contest by an average of 18.25 points per game - with none comi...

December 2008

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Philadelphia at Los Angeles Clippers
Wednesday 12/31 09:35 PM Eastern
2 units on Los Angeles Clippers +4 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

Elton Brand won't be playing in this one vs. his old team. Some think that will take some of the passion out of the game for LA. I don't. They still want to beat his new...

31

Golden State at Oklahoma City
Wednesday 12/31 08:05 PM Eastern
2 units on Oklahoma City +2.5 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

Oklahoma City is awful. There, I said it. Having said it, I'm backing them tonight! The Thunder have lost 29 of 32 games thus far and are threatening the 1972-73 Phladelphia...

31

Milwaukee at Houston
Wednesday 12/31 07:05 PM Eastern
4 units on Game Total OVER 189 -110 (risk 4 to win 3.6)

We were on the Bucks last night as they upset the Spurs as a +8 dog. This team is under the radar - they are better than most think. That win was their sixth win in their last e...

30

Boston at Portland
Tuesday 12/30 10:05 PM Eastern
4 units on Game Total UNDER 186 -110 (risk 4 to win 3.6)

Boston had won 19 straight. Then they lost two in a row. They took out their frustrations on Sacramento last night, holding the Kings to a ridiculous 63 points. I don't thin...

30

Los Angeles Clippers at Sacramento
Tuesday 12/30 10:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Los Angeles Clippers +2.5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

These are two very bad teams. As bad as the Clippers are, Sacramento is worse. Boston smacked down the Kings 106-63 last game, showing just how bad Sacramento really is. On the ...

30

Milwaukee at San Antonio
Tuesday 12/30 08:30 PM Eastern
4 units on Milwaukee +8 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

The Spurs have been hot and have regained their swagger. But they shouldn't be laying this many points to Milwaukee. The Bucks have been playing some very solid defense of l...

30

Cleveland at Miami
Tuesday 12/30 07:30 PM Eastern
4 units on Game Total UNDER 182.5 -110 (risk 4 to win 3.6)

These teams two days ago and scored 179 points. We were on the UNDER winner in that one and we'll jump right back on it again tonight. These teams gone UNDER in 32 of their ...

30

Atlanta at Indiana
Tuesday 12/30 07:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Atlanta +1 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

Atlanta goes for six in a row here and I think they get it. This team is playing excellent basketball right now. Heck they are 20-10 and facing a 10-20 team and getting points! ...

30

New York at Charlotte
Tuesday 12/30 07:00 PM Eastern
4 units on New York +5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)Pick: 2 units on Game Total OVER 206.5 -110 (risk 2 to win 1.8)

It's clear isn't it? Mike D'Antoni just doesn't like defense. He didn't play it in Phoenix and he isn't playing it in New York. The Knicks have allowed t...

29

Washington at Houston
Monday 12/29 08:35 PM Eastern
4 units on Game Total OVER 189.5 -110 (risk 4 to win 3.6)

The Wizards are 1-11 on the road this season and the reason is not offense but defense. They are giving up 101 per game away from home. Houston scores over 100 at home. So, the ...

29

Memphis at Minnesota
Monday 12/29 08:05 PM Eastern
5 units on Memphis +2.5 (-110) (risk 5 to win 4.6)

The Timberwolves have lost nine straight home games and are 2-12 at home on the year yet they are favored here. Sure, Memphis is just 2-12 on the season away from home but they ...

29

Phoenix at Oklahoma City
Monday 12/29 08:05 PM Eastern
3 units on Phoenix -9 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

It's not often that I back a big road favorite but I like Phoenix here. The Thunder have been a solid play this year as a big road dog, posting a 12-4 ATS mark on the road. ...

29

Denver at Atlanta
Monday 12/29 07:05 PM Eastern
3 units on Atlanta -5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)Pick: 2 units on Game Total UNDER 200 -110 (risk 2 to win 1.8)

The fact that they are under the radar thanks to th Celtics, Cavs and Magic, the Hawks are undervalued, especially at home. Atlanta is 13-2 at home and Denver is 9-7 on the...

28

Miami at Cleveland
Sunday 12/28 07:05 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total UNDER 185.5 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Cleveland is trying to stake their claim as one of the top couple of teams in the NBA. They are doing a good job as they have lost just four games out of 29 thus far, winning by...

28

New Orleans at Indiana
Sunday 12/28 07:05 PM Eastern
3 units on New Orleans -190 (moneyline) (risk 3 to win 1.6)Pick: 3 units on Game Total OVER 195.5 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Indiana is scoring, but they can't stop anyone either. They are allowing 104.5 points per game and come off back-to-back 108 point defensive performances. Today they face on...

28

Dallas at Los Angeles Clippers
Sunday 12/28 03:35 PM Eastern
4 units on Dallas +0 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

Dallas has reversed their trend of recent years. In years past they were unstoppable at home but average on the road. This season they are 8-6 at home but 9-6 on the road. The C...

27

Detroit at Milwaukee
Saturday 12/27 08:30 PM Eastern
2 units on Game Total OVER 190.5 -110 (risk 2 to win 1.8)

Things have changed for the Pistons who are now underdog to a Milwaukee team that lost 18 of their last 21 a year ago. Things have also changed for this Milwaukee team, who now ...

27

Chicago at Atlanta
Saturday 12/27 07:00 PM Eastern
5 units on Chicago +10.5 (-110) (risk 5 to win 4.6)

This line is chock full of value for the Bulls. They were listed as a +10 dog in Boston, now Atlanta is getting equal billing? They were also just 12 and 13 point dogs to the Ce...

27

Oklahoma City at Washington
Saturday 12/27 07:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Game Total OVER 196 -110 (risk 4 to win 3.6)

Someone will pick up the win here tonight as these teams don't find the win column often with just seven wins between them. Oklahoma has been punchless offensively, but that...

26

Philadelphia at Denver
Friday 12/26 09:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total OVER 197.5 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

This is simply a bad line on the total. The Nuggets are capable of putting a 120 on anyone on any given night. They have played to very few totals under 200 the last 3+ years, a...

26

Houston at New Orleans
Friday 12/26 08:00 PM Eastern
3 units on New Orleans -1 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)Pick: 3 units on Game Total UNDER 184.5 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The New Orleans Hornets played perhaps their worst game of the season yesterday against the Orlando Magic, managing just 68 points. It certainly has affected this line considera...

26

Indiana at Memphis
Friday 12/26 08:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Indiana +1.5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)Pick: 3 units on Game Total UNDER 205 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

It’s hard to believe that this Memphis team could be favored at home, but it will be for the seventh time this season. They have managed to go 1-5 SU as a home favorite an...

26

Minnesota at New York Knicks
Friday 12/26 07:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total OVER 215 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Knicks’ running game has produced mixed results thus far this season. They have had their moments good and bad. Where it has been most effective is the place you'd...

26

Chicago at Miami
Friday 12/26 05:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Chicago +5.5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

The Miami Heat is a much-improved team and the presence of Wade in the lineup has done two things. Wade is the type of player that can win a game down the stretch, but he also h...

25

Dallas at Portland
Thursday 12/25 10:35 PM Eastern
4 units on Portland -4.5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

Dallas is surprisingly playing better on the road this season than at home. But, they face a stiff challenge tonight vs. Portland. The Trailblazers are just 8-9 on the road this...

25

Boston at Los Angeles Lakers
Thursday 12/25 05:05 PM Eastern
5 units on Boston +2.5 (-110) (risk 5 to win 4.6)Pick: 4 units on Game Total OVER 200.5 -110 (risk 4 to win 3.6)

A week ago my NBA power rankings had the Lakers #1 and Boston #2. With these two teams meeting in a huge game, I decided to update my rankings (see latest here). What did I find...

23

Los Angeles Lakers at New Orleans
Tuesday 12/23 08:05 PM Eastern
4 units on Los Angeles Lakers +3 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

A 22-5 team getting points? I'll take it! On November 12, the Lakers showed that New Orleans is still looking up at them as they beat the Hornets 93-86. The Lakers never tra...

23

Chicago at Detroit
Tuesday 12/23 08:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Chicago +6.5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)Pick: 4 units on Game Total OVER 199.5 -110 (risk 4 to win 3.6)

Will the Iverson trade work out for Detroit in the end? We'll know next spring. But so far, he and his teammates are not clicking and the Pistons are just 10-11 with him in ...

23

Utah at Milwaukee
Tuesday 12/23 08:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Milwaukee -1 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)Pick: 3 units on Game Total UNDER 199 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Jazz have beaten the Bucks eight straight times. But, I expect that streak to end tonight as the Jazz don't have Carlos Boozer in this one and the Bucks are hot right no...

23

Golden State at Miami
Tuesday 12/23 07:30 PM Eastern
4 units on Golden State +8 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

The last time these teams met, Haslem buried a three-pointer at the end of regulation to tie the game and Miami won in OT by one point. Golden State should bring their A-game he...

23

Houston at Cleveland
Tuesday 12/23 07:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Game Total UNDER 187 -110 (risk 4 to win 3.6)

Today we get a 19-9 team visiting a 23-4 team that is perfect at home. Expect some intensity, especially on the defensive end of the court. The Rockets are holding opponents to ...

22

Toronto at Los Angeles Clippers
Monday 12/22 10:30 PM Eastern
4 units on Toronto +2.5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

The Clippers rarely get an opportunity to play in the role of a favorite. They certainly haven't relished in the role either as they are just 6-11 ATS when favored the last ...

22

Portland at Denver
Monday 12/22 09:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Denver -3 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

Denver has finally found a way to put some more games in the win column with a high-powered offense. That extra gear came in the trade for Chauncey Billups who has become part o...

21

New York at Boston
Sunday 12/21 06:05 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total OVER 208.5 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Boston goes for a franchise-record 18th straight win tonight. Given the rich and storied history of the Boston, that's saying something. Boston's offense is clicking on ...

21

Detroit at Atlanta
Sunday 12/21 02:05 PM Eastern
4 units on Game Total UNDER 187 -110 (risk 4 to win 3.6)

Two solid teams are getting together here and what does that mean? Defensive intensity. Atlanta is 10-2 at home where they are holding opponents to 92.6 ppg. Over their last fiv...

20

Denver at Phoenix
Saturday 12/20 09:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Denver +5.5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

The Nuggets have been a much better team with Billups in their lineup. He gives them leadership at the point with a 5:1 assist to turnover ratio and as well scoring 18 ppg. It&#...

20

Los Angeles Clippers at Milwaukee
Saturday 12/20 08:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total OVER 191.5 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Clippers have certainly become a more competitive team with the addition of Zach Randolph. When you add nearly 25 ppg to your offense, the numbers begin to take on a new loo...

20

Houston at Minnesota
Saturday 12/20 08:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total OVER 192 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

While the Rockets have always been a defense-first team, the numbers are much different on the road. The Rockets have been yielding 100 ppg in their last seven on the road and, ...

20

Indiana at Philadelphia
Saturday 12/20 07:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Indiana +10.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

I’m not too sure how much value you can find in a sub-.500 team as a double-digit chalk, especially when they had the fight of their life in an earlier matchup won by the ...

20

Golden State at Charlotte
Saturday 12/20 07:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Golden State +6.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)Pick: 3 units on Game Total OVER 206 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Golden State Warriors rarely score under 100 points in a game, and they are off of a 99 point effort last night. They have come back strong after being held down to average ...

20

Los Abgeles Lakers at Orlando
Saturday 12/20 07:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total OVER 205.5 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Lakers are coming off a loss and a poor offensive effort last night in Miami. They have failed to reach the 100 point plateau just four times this season. They have come bac...

19

Toronto at Oklahoma City
Friday 12/19 08:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total OVER 200 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Oklahoma City Thunder has won just two games all season. One thing that has changed however, is that this team has come together offensively. They have upped their scoring a...

19

Utah at Detroit
Friday 12/19 08:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Utah +3 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Pistons have not been the same team this year as we have seen in recent years. Since their trade for Iverson, they have been just 10-9 and if you look closer, they haven'...

19

Milwaukee at New York Knicks
Friday 12/19 07:30 PM Eastern
4 units on Game Total OVER 215.5 -110 (risk 4 to win 3.6)

The Knicks are certainly an entertaining team, and on any given night can score their way into the game - just ask the Lakers who needed to put up 116 to beat this team by two. ...

19

Los Angeles Clippers at Indiana
Friday 12/19 07:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total UNDER 207 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Pacers are coming off a 247-point game which is pushing this line higher than it should be. The reality is that they are still without Mike Donleavy, and TJ Ford and Troy Mu...

19

Philadelphia at Washington
Friday 12/19 07:00 PM Eastern
2 units on Game Total OVER 193 -110 (risk 2 to win 1.8)

The Wizards have been playing short with injuries all season, and it's certainly a product of their disappointing start. They have also played a very difficult home schedule...

18

Phoenix at Portland
Thursday 12/18 10:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Portland -4 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Portland Trailblazers showed some signs of an up-and-coming team a year ago when they ran off 13 straight wins and 17 of 18. This season, they have been much more consistent...

17

San Antonio at New Orleans
Wednesday 12/17 09:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total UNDER 186 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

A heavyweight matchup here between the Sours and the Hornets. The Spurs have gotten healthier and the wins have followed as they have now won six straight. The Hornets have been...

17

Los Angeles Clippers at Chicago
Wednesday 12/17 08:30 PM Eastern
4 units on Game Total OVER 195 -110 (risk 4 to win 3.6)

The Clippers are a much better team now that they have added Zach Randolph's scoring and rebounds. The change has been most noticable on the offensive end where the Clippers...

17

Utah at New Jersey
Wednesday 12/17 07:30 PM Eastern
2 units on New Jersey +2.5 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

It certainly hasn't been the start the Jazz have expected.  They have already equaled last season's home losses at four and have played some suspect basketball on t...

17

Boston at Atlanta
Wednesday 12/17 07:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total UNDER 186 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Boston is unreal this year at 23-2. They are going for their sixteenth straight win in this game but could get a fight from Atlanta. The Hawks showed they matchup pretty well wi...

17

Milwaukee at Philadelphia
Wednesday 12/17 07:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Milwaukee +3.5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)Pick: 4 units on Game Total OVER 192 -110 (risk 4 to win 3.6)

The Milwaukee Bucks travel to Philly tonight to take on the Sixers. The Bucks are a much healthier team and vastly improved from a team that went 7-34 on the road last year and ...

16

Denver at Houston
Tuesday 12/16 08:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total OVER 200 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Denver Nuggets are back to their scoring ways, as it took a while in transition from Iverson to Billups. Over the last 13 games the Nuggets are producing 108.4 ppg, and eigh...

16

New Orleans at Memphis
Tuesday 12/16 08:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total OVER 192.5 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Grizzlies have fallen hard and fast from their playoff appearance a few years ago. They have some young talented players, but not enough to be competitive as their 9-15 reco...

16

Chicago at Charlotte
Tuesday 12/16 07:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Game Total OVER 187.5 -110 (risk 4 to win 3.6)

The Bulls have not been defensively minded of late and have gone to a more up-tempo pace. The problem is that because the Bulls aren't defending either, they have allowed 10...

15

New York at Phoenix
Monday 12/15 09:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total OVER 225 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Suns seem to cool the jets as Shaq came over, but recently that hasn't been the case as the running style is more suitable to their personnel. Shaq has missed the last t...

15

Denver at Dallas
Monday 12/15 08:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total OVER 209.5 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

At least one team is happy over the Iverson/Billups trade and that is the Nuggets who are off to a 16-7 start. The Nuggets were a high-octane team, slowed a bit when Billups cam...

15

Milwaukee at Miami
Monday 12/15 07:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Milwaukee +4.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Certainly two of the most improved teams in the NBA will be going at it in this one. The Bucks dropped 18 of their last 21 a year ago, while the Heat was the worst team in the l...

15

Indiana at Washington
Monday 12/15 07:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Indiana +1.5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)Pick: 3 units on Game Total OVER 212 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

It is tough to look at a team like the Wizards and find any reason to side with them as a favorite, regardless who they are playing. The wizards have dropped five out of six and...

14

Miami at Memphis
Sunday 12/14 04:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total OVER 193.5 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Miami is off a 73-point performance - a game in which Dwayne Wade got just 21 points. The league's leading scorer isn't going to have back-to-back off games. Prior to th...

13

Houston at Los Angeles Clippers
Saturday 12/13 10:30 PM Eastern
5 units on Game Total OVER 191 -110 (risk 5 to win 4.6)

The Rockets have long been known to be a defensive team, but it hasn't translated on the road, and they have picked up the pace more this season. They have allowed 101 ppg i...

13

New York Knicks at Sacramento
Saturday 12/13 10:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total UNDER 218.5 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Under new Coach Mike D'Antoni, the Knicks certainly like to get up-and-down the floor. The problem is that the personnel on the Knicks don’t translate as well as the p...

13

Washington at Philadelphia
Saturday 12/13 07:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total OVER 196 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Washington Wizards have once again been beset with injuries. They refuse to play defense as six teams have put 110+ on them already this season and six others crossed the ce...

13

Cleveland at Atlanta
Saturday 12/13 07:05 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total UNDER 187 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Cleveland is on fire. They have won eleven in a row both straight-up and ATS - and they've done it in dominating fashion. The Cavs have been using the big defeats as an oppo...

13

Detroit at Charlotte
Saturday 12/13 07:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Charlotte +2 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

I think the Pistons are regretting the trade for Allen Iverson as it broke up the chemistry between Hamilton and Billups. The Pistons started 4-0, but since adding Iverson are j...

12

Houston at Golden State
Friday 12/12 10:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Golden State +1.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Warriors are finally getting some results out of their frenetic pace. They have now won two straight for just the second time on the season. They have been a terrible road t...

12

Orlando at Phoenix
Friday 12/12 09:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Game Total UNDER 209 -110 (risk 4 to win 3.6)

Orlando is making a good living on the NBA road as they are willing to play defense and it shows with their gaudy 8-2 road mark. The Magic have allowed just 94.8 points per game...

12

Chicago at Memphis
Friday 12/12 08:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Memphis +2 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Bulls appeared to be on their way as a team on the rise two years ago in the NBA. They have some young players that looked like they would bring Chicago back, but it hasn...

12

Atlanta at Miami
Friday 12/12 07:30 PM Eastern
4 units on Atlanta +2.5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)Pick: 2 units on Game Total OVER 193 -110 (risk 2 to win 1.8)

This is a matchup of two much-improved teams. The Heat certainly had nowhere to go but up, and the Hawks look like a team that will get themselves above the .500 mark this seaso...

11

Boston at Washington
Thursday 12/11 08:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total OVER 196.5 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Boston Celtics seem like a team bent on repeating their Championship season from a year ago as they come to Washington having won 12 straight and sit at 20-2 on the season. ...

10

Minnesota at Denver
Wednesday 12/10 09:00 PM Eastern
2 units on Denver -12.5 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

The Nuggets are amongst the NBA's hottest teams right now and the offense has taken charge as usual but of notice is the defense is playing much better than in past years. D...

10

New York Knicks at New Jersey
Wednesday 12/10 07:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total OVER 213 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Mike D'Antoni seems to have found a way to squeeze a few more wins out of the Knicks with his running game. That might suit the Nets just fine as they have put up 110+ in se...

10

Indiana at Toronto
Wednesday 12/10 07:00 PM Eastern
5 units on Indiana +3 (-110) (risk 5 to win 4.6)

The Tornto Raptors were supposed to be heading towards the elite amongst NBA teams last season, but it never happened. This year most thought they'd be improved, but that ha...

09

Los Angeles Lakers at Sacramento
Tuesday 12/09 10:00 PM Eastern
2 units on Game Total OVER 213 -110 (risk 2 to win 1.8)

The Lakers are simply rolling and putting up huge numbers against all comers. They have won 17 of 19 games, averaging 108.4 per game. Over their last eight games, they have take...

09

Orlando at Portland
Tuesday 12/09 10:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Game Total UNDER 187 -110 (risk 4 to win 3.6)

Portland has established themselves as a player in the NBA West and enters this one at 15-7, but has yet to taste defeat at home as they are 7-0 on the season. The Blazers are l...

09

New York at Chicago
Tuesday 12/09 08:30 PM Eastern
3 units on New York +8 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Two 9-11 teams meet here, yet one is getting a whopping eight points. The team laying the points has an injured point guard. Derrick Rose, who is averaging 18.1 points and 6.1 a...

08

Orlando at Los Angeles Clippers
Monday 12/08 10:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Los Angeles Clippers +4 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Clippers made a move to get Zach Randolph to reinforce a team that was having trouble staying competitive in the NBA. His six games with the team show the Clippers with two ...

08

Golden State at Oklahoma City
Monday 12/08 08:00 PM Eastern
2 units on Golden State +1 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

It is very surprising to see a team that has struggled like Oklahoma City installed as the favorite here. They are 2-19 on the season and simply haven't been competitive - e...

07

Portland at Toronto
Sunday 12/07 01:05 PM Eastern
3 units on Portland -2.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Portland has been a nice surprise, starting the season 14-7. Prior to losing to the Celtics in teir last game, they had won six in a row and 13 of 16 games. That loss to the Wor...

06

Utah at Phoenix
Saturday 12/06 09:05 PM Eastern
4 units on Utah +8 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

When will people catch on? The Suns just aren't very good this year. Yes, they were one of the most feared offenses in the league for years. But their coach has changed, the...

06

Golden State at San Antonio
Saturday 12/06 08:35 PM Eastern
5 units on Golden State +12 (-110) (risk 5 to win 4.6)

The Spurs seem to be back. They have their "big three" back and are again winning, having won five of their last seven games. The Warriors are going the opposite direc...

06

Washington at Chicago
Saturday 12/06 08:35 PM Eastern
3 units on Washington +8.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)Pick: 4 units on Game Total OVER 200 -110 (risk 4 to win 3.6)

Washington has been terrible this year, especially on defense. But their defense is improving as they have shaved 3 points per game off their average over their last five games....

06

Los Angeles Clippers at Minnesota
Saturday 12/06 08:05 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total OVER 194 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

What an ugly game. These teams have combined for a 7-30 record thus far. LA has lost seven of eight and Minnesota has lost four straight. Neither has a terrible offense but both...

06

Oklahoma City at Miami
Saturday 12/06 07:35 PM Eastern
4 units on Oklahoma City +11 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

The Thunder are bad, yes. But the betting public continues to lose by fading them. They are 2-18 overall straight-up but have a winning ATS record. On the road, they are 1-9 SU ...

05

Los Angeles Clippers at Memphis
Friday 12/05 08:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total OVER 196 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

This is a matchup of two teams starving for a win as they have combined to win just seven games in 36 tries between them this season. One notable change for the Clippers is the ...

05

Portland at Boston
Friday 12/05 08:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Game Total UNDER 184 -110 (risk 4 to win 3.6)

The Celtics certainly aren't playing like a content team off their Championship a year ago. In fact, they look even better. The Celtics are making the commitment on the defe...

05

Indiana at Cleveland
Friday 12/05 07:30 PM Eastern
4 units on Indiana +11 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)Pick: 2 units on Game Total UNDER 207 -110 (risk 2 to win 1.8)

The Pacers were supposed to be a very uncompetitive team this season, but have had a couple of players step up their games and have now become competitive. Danny Granger is an e...

05

New York at Atlanta
Friday 12/05 07:30 PM Eastern
5 units on New York +10.5 (-110) (risk 5 to win 4.6)

This one takes on an inflated look because the Knicks were just incinerated by the Cavs by 36 points. If you've been watching, the Cavs have been doing that to almost everyo...

05

Los Angeles Lakers at Washington
Friday 12/05 07:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Los Angeles Lakers -11.5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)Pick: 2 units on Game Total UNDER 213.5 -110 (risk 2 to win 1.8)

This Lakers team sure looks committed after losing to the Celtics in the NBA Finals last year. They realize they want this year's Champion to have to go through LA, so they ...

03

Indiana at Boston
Wednesday 12/03 07:30 AM Eastern
5 units on Indiana +14 (-110) (risk 5 to win 4.6)

The Pacers have an emerging bigtime player in Danny Granger and he delivered down the stretch to sink the Lakers last night. They have now beaten the Lakers, Houston, Boston and...

03

Memphis at Atlanta
Wednesday 12/03 07:00 AM Eastern
3 units on Memphis +9 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Hawks are a team on the rise in the NBA right now, but not sure they should be exalted as nearly double-digit chalk yet. They started faster than their growth profile should...

03

New York at Cleveland
Wednesday 12/03 07:00 AM Eastern
5 units on New York +15 (-110) (risk 5 to win 4.6)

Cavs playing with a purpose early and are a perfect 9-0 at home on the season. They have been winning and winning big, so there is nowhere to go but down. The books keep inflati...

02

Utah at Sacramento
Tuesday 12/02 10:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Utah +2 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

It is hard to understand this one. The Kings are 1-9 in their last 10 games and have been getting pounded, as they have dropped their last two by 23 and 26-point margins. They a...

02

Detroit at San Antonio
Tuesday 12/02 08:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Detroit +5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Pistons are a defense first team, as are the Spurs especially with their injury-shortened bench. While the Pistons opened offensively minded scoring 100+ in their first four...

02

Los Angeles Clippers at Dallas
Tuesday 12/02 08:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total OVER 196.5 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Los Angeles Clippers have some young talent, but have struggled to find the win column as they bring their 3-13 mark to Dallas. The Mavericks looked old and rusty in their f...

02

Washington at New Jersey
Tuesday 12/02 07:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total OVER 205.5 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

New Jersey has a new look and is becoming one of the up-tempo teams in the league. After opening the season scoring 91.7 points per game in their first seven, and playing to a 2...

01

Miami at Golden State
Monday 12/01 10:30 PM Eastern
5 units on Miami -3.5 (-110) (risk 5 to win 4.6)

The bloom is off the rose for the Golden State Warriors and their fun to watch up-and-down the court frenzy. It has been nothing but downhill since their shocking defeat of the ...

01

Minnesota at Charlotte
Monday 12/01 07:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Minnesota +3.5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

Both of these teams are starved for the win right now. Both teams also see this as a very winnable game. The Bobcats have covered four-straight games, but they did lose ATS ...

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New Jersey at Phoenix
Sunday 11/30 08:05 PM Eastern
5 units on New Jersey +9 (-110) (risk 5 to win 4.6)Pick: 3 units on Game Total OVER 206.5 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

New Jersey, behind the emerging Devin Harris, could actually be a good team. They are already 2-1 on this West Coast road trip and face a Phoenix team that is just 4-4 at home s...

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Chicago at Philadelphia
Sunday 11/30 05:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Chicago +6 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

The Bulls are just 2-7 on the road this season, but I like them to keep this one close. Philadelphia has covered the spread in just one of their last six games overall and in tw...

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Portland at Detroit
Sunday 11/30 03:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total UNDER 186.5 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Portland is off to a great start at 11-6 and they are doing it on defense. On the season, they are holding opponents to 93.5 points per game and over the past five games, it has...

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Miami at Los Angeles Clippers
Saturday 11/29 10:30 PM Eastern
5 units on Miami +1.5 (-110) (risk 5 to win 4.6)

Dwayne Wade is coming off a horrible performance against Portland, posting 12 points on 5-for-14 shooting. Miami scored 68 points and lost by 38 points. Wade and the rest of thi...

29

New Jersey at Utah
Saturday 11/29 09:00 PM Eastern
3 units on New Jersey +8.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Deron Williams is back and this line reflects his presence. But, he hasn't been playing full time going under 30 minutes in both of his first performances. I don't think...

29

Denver at Minnesota
Saturday 11/29 08:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Minnesota +5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

The public is catching on to how good the Nuggets have become since the trade for Chauncey Billups. They have won seven of ten, and consequently the public is all over Denver in...

29

Atlanta at Washington
Saturday 11/29 07:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Atlanta +1.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Washington is favored here? This team has the third-worst defense in the NBA, allowing 47.3% shooting. If a team has a great offense, it can overcome that. But, the Wizards are ...

29

Indiana at Orlando
Saturday 11/29 07:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Indiana +8 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

The Pacers are revenging an overtime loss to Orlando eight days ago. In that game, Dwight Howard ate them up and this time they'll find a way to limit his success enough to ...

28

Milwaukee at Detroit
Friday 11/28 08:00 PM Eastern
5 units on Milwaukee +9 (-110) (risk 5 to win 4.6)

The Bucks have already won nearly as many games as they did after the All-Star break last year. They finished injured physically and emotionally, but are healthy and responding....

28

Atlanta at Toronto
Friday 11/28 07:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Atlanta +5.5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

The Toronto Raptors appeared to be heading in the right direction with some skilled players, and last year was supposed to be their breakout year. It just never materialized and...

26

Denver at Los Angeles Clippers
Wednesday 11/26 10:35 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total OVER 197.5 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

You don't see too many Nugget games with a total posted south of the 200 mark. This version isn't piling up the points on a regular basis, but is still capable of the 11...

26

New Jersey at Sacramento
Wednesday 11/26 10:05 PM Eastern
3 units on New Jersey +2.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Nets have a score to settle with Sacramento as they came in here last year and got lit up 128-94. Up by 24 heading into the fourth quarter, the Kings, not used to winning, p...

26

Chicago at San Antonio
Wednesday 11/26 08:35 PM Eastern
3 units on Chicago +7.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Hard to look at the NBA standings and see San Antonio with a losing record at home and just 7-6 on the season. Injuries, age, and a lack of bench depth has rendered this team as...

26

Indiana at Houston
Wednesday 11/26 08:35 PM Eastern
5 units on Indiana +10 (-110) (risk 5 to win 4.6)

The Pacers sold out this season before it started. Dealt their best player trying to position themselves in the future with top draft picks and cap room to acquire a star player...

26

New York Knicks at Detroit
Wednesday 11/26 08:05 PM Eastern
4 units on New York Knicks +13 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

The Knicks have been a thorn in the side of the Pistons for awhile now. When these teams collide you never know what to expect, except the Knicks will give the Pistons fits. Two...

26

Orlando at Philadelphia
Wednesday 11/26 07:35 PM Eastern
3 units on Orlando +5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Magic certainly aren't getting their due respect from the odds-makers. After a bumpy 0-2 start, the Magic have been as good as anyone in the league posting a 10-2 mark. ...

26

Milwaukee at Atlanta
Wednesday 11/26 07:05 PM Eastern
3 units on Milwaukee +7.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

There is no disputing the Bucks are an under the radar NBA team. After closing last season at 3-21 and winning just seven after the All-Star break, it is easy to count this team...

25

Indiana at Dallas
Tuesday 11/25 08:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Indiana +8 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Dallas Mavericks are a team on the decline. The win total has shrunk last year, and it is about to do so again this year. This is a team that lost just five games at home tw...

25

Phoenix at Oklahoma City
Tuesday 11/25 08:05 PM Eastern
3 units on Oklahoma City +10 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Phoenix Suns have adjusted quite readily to their new coach and style, and are better equipped to let Shaq be as effective as possible. But, the result is that the double-di...

25

Golden State at Washington
Tuesday 11/25 07:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total OVER 207.5 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

It has been a nightmare of a start for the Wizards who are entering this one with just a 1-10 mark. Injuries have once again created hardships for this team that simply doesn...

23

Chicago at Denver
Sunday 11/23 09:05 PM Eastern
4 units on Chicago +8.5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

The Nuggets have looked great since the addition of Chauncey Billups. THey are 7-2 in their last nine games. But they haven't covered the spread in the last two when laying ...

23

Golden State at Philadelphia
Sunday 11/23 05:05 PM Eastern
4 units on Golden State +6.5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

Golden State has struggled this year after losing Baron Davis in the offseason. They should have Jamal Crawford (acquired from the Knicks) at point for this game and that should...

22

Utah at Memphis
Saturday 11/22 08:05 PM Eastern
3 units on Utah +3 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Utah is banged up with Deron Williams and Carlos Boozer remain out. It's led to a 2-5 mark on the road thus far. The worst loss was last night to San Antonio - by 25 points....

22

Oklahoma City at New Orleans
Saturday 11/22 08:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Oklahoma City +15.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

New Orleans just cleaned up on Oklahoma City last night. They ran off to a 21-point half-time lead and coasted to an easy 25-point win. I would be shocked if they bring any focu...

22

Atlanta at Cleveland
Saturday 11/22 07:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Atlanta +12 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Atlanta Hawks are a much-improved team and getting double-digits on the road is value laden. They have already won at Orlando and New Orleans straight up, so they are not go...

22

Milwaukee at Charlotte
Saturday 11/22 07:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Milwaukee +2.5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

Charlotte has assembled some talented young players, but they are not a good team yet and have a bigger obstacle as they try to learn a brand new system under new head coach Lar...

21

Memphis at Dallas
Friday 11/21 08:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Memphis +9 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

What a difference a couple of years make! Dallas was unbeatable at home, or anywhere for that matter just two years ago. They slipped some last year and this year they have drop...

21

Utah at San Antonio
Friday 11/21 08:30 PM Eastern
5 units on Utah +4.5 (-110) (risk 5 to win 4.6)

San Antonio has had two things happen to them this season. One is that they have been riddled with injuries, which has taken their depth away. The other thing is that they are g...

21

Boston at Minnesota
Friday 11/21 08:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total OVER 184 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Celtics are coming to Minnesota off a big game at home against the Pistons that they won easily. They are a team based on defense, but after a big game and when coming back ...

21

New Jersey at Toronto
Friday 11/21 07:00 PM Eastern
5 units on New Jersey +8.5 (-110) (risk 5 to win 4.6)

A couple of years ago it seemed like this Raptors team was on the rise. They had a disappointing year last season, and are again out of the gate slow at just 6-5. They have mana...

19

Cleveland at Detroit
Wednesday 11/19 08:00 PM Eastern
3 units on First Half UNDER 95 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Cavs and Pistons renew a physical heated rivalry tonight in Detroit. These teams have played so many ugly games and why should tonight be any different. This being the first...

19

Milwaukee at Utah
Wednesday 11/19 08:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Milwaukee +10.5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

The Jazz are burning up the court again at home off to a 5-0 start. The Bucks are off a dismal season that saw them finish 3-18 and went through a lot of injuries.  They ar...

19

Sacramento at New Orleans
Wednesday 11/19 08:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Sacramento +13.5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

The New Orleans Hornets made a lot of noise in the NBA last season as an up and coming team. This season they have been slow out of the gate at 5-4 and have not covered in any o...

18

Portland at Golden State
Tuesday 11/18 10:30 PM Eastern
4 units on Portland +1 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

This line may say it all. Portland is barely a dog playing on the road at Golden State. After shocking Dallas in the playoffs two years ago, the Warriors did not make the playof...

18

Milwaukee at Denver
Tuesday 11/18 09:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Milwaukee +9.5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

This is a whole different approach by the Nuggets this season, as they have not scored 100 points in each of their last four games. To put that in perspective, they scored under...

18

Sacramento at Memphis
Tuesday 11/18 08:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Sacramento +5.5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)Pick: 3 units on Game Total OVER 197 -105 (risk 3 to win 2.9)

The Kings will not make the playoffs this season. They remain, however, competitive in these games that feature an opponent that is also not expected to find the postseason, and...

18

Miami at Washington
Tuesday 11/18 07:00 PM Eastern
4 units on Miami +2.5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

Miami did not crack double-digits in wins last year until after the All-Star break. This season they are half-way there in mid November. Things have certainly changed and Wade g...

17

San Antonio at Los Angeles Clippers
Monday 11/17 10:30 PM Eastern
4 units on San Antonio +2.5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

Oh how the mighty have fallen, or have they? The Spurs are off to a sluggish start, due largely to missing key players with injuries. There is still a talent pool on the court a...

16

San Antonio at Sacramento
Sunday 11/16 09:00 PM Eastern
4 units on San Antonio +2.5 (-110) (risk 4 to win 3.6)

Bettors have gotten burned on San Antonio early on and I think that has resulted in the wrong team being favored here. San Antonio has certainly started off this season on ...

16

Minnesota at Denver
Sunday 11/16 08:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total OVER 201.5 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Minnesota has dropped seven in a row to start the 2008 campaign. It doesn't get any easier tonight against Denver at the Pepsi Center. Minnesota isn't as horrible as the...

15

Utah at Cleveland
Saturday 11/15 07:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total OVER 191 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Cavs were a team that thrived on playing defense last season. They maintained the offense through LeBron James as anytime they needed a score, and their second best option w...

15

New Jersey at Atlanta
Saturday 11/15 07:00 PM Eastern
3 units on New Jersey +10.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

After a blistering start, Atlanta is giving out “sell” signs now. They were playing over their heads, and the lines have grown to inflated values. They came out smok...

15

Oklahoma City at Philadelphia
Saturday 11/15 07:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Oklahoma City +11 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Philadelphia 76ers will be playing their third game in four nights - usually a valued spot for the other side in the NBA. It makes it more desirable knowing the ‘Sixer...

15

Golden State at Los Angeles Clippers
Saturday 11/15 03:35 PM Eastern
5 units on Golden State +3.5 (-110) (risk 5 to win 4.6)

The Golden State Warriors are off to a sluggish start, but playing like champions compared to what the Clippers are doing. The Clippers are 1-7, and have played like a 1-7 team....

14

Orlando at Dallas
Friday 11/14 08:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Orlando +1 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Mavs are still getting respect, but their decline is taking place rapidly. The 61 wins from two years ago saw 16 wins disappear as the Mavs managed just 51 wins last season....

14

Milwaukee at Memphis
Friday 11/14 08:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Milwaukee +4.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

I’m not sure how a Memphis team rates this margin. They won just 22 games all of last season and look much the same here. They were hammered on their home-court by 32 poin...

14

Oklahoma City at New York
Friday 11/14 07:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Oklahoma City +8.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Knicks are staging the Mike D'Antoni run-and-gun with mixed results so far. This line gets juiced a bit off their 32-point win performance against Memphis. The Knicks do...

13

Detroit at Golden State
Thursday 11/13 10:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Detroit -189 (moneyline) (risk 3 to win 1.6)

Not many road teams get the win in the NBA as just nine teams were above .500 on the road last year. The Pistons were amongst the best with a 25-16 mark and are off at it again ...

12

Los Angeles Lakers at New Orleans
Wednesday 11/12 08:00 PM Eastern
3 units on New Orleans -1.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The New Orleans Hornets will face the unbeaten Lakers tonight in the Bayou. The Lakers needed a big fourth quarter rally to escape the Mavs last night. This will be the third ga...

12

Portland at Miami
Wednesday 11/12 08:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Miami -1.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Heat were tortured by the injury bug last year and finished the season with no-name players and were getting pasted night in and night out. The Blazers are an up and coming ...

12

Utah at Washington
Wednesday 11/12 08:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Utah -3.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)Pick: 3 units on Game Total OVER 195.5 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Jazz are sizzling out of the gate at 6-1, while the Wizards are in the middle of a nightmare at 0-5. The injury woes continue for the Wizards and they will be without the se...

11

Minnesota at Golden State
Tuesday 11/11 10:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total OVER 205 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

There is one thing for certain in the NBA and at the top of the list for proof, the Golden State Warriors stand alone. That certain truth is that NBA home teams dictate the temp...

10

Memphis at Phoenix
Monday 11/10 09:05 PM Eastern
3 units on Memphis +11 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

No one is giving Memphis a chance here, but they have been competitive this year. They have alternated wins and losses thus far. It will be tough to get the win here, but I do e...

09

Memphis at Denver
Sunday 11/09 08:05 PM Eastern
4 units on Game Total OVER 197.5 -110 (risk 4 to win 3.6)

Chauncy Billups was just 5-for-17 in his debut with Denver. Don't expect that to happen a second straight game. Even with that, Denver put up 108 points, and allowed 105 in ...

09

Toronto at Charlotte
Sunday 11/09 01:05 PM Eastern
3 units on Toronto -175 (moneyline) (risk 3 to win 1.7)

After a fast start, Toronto has dropped two straight. Here's their opportunity to halt that skid. Asking the Raptors to win on the road by 3.5 is a bit risky, but I really l...

08

Miami at New Orleans
Saturday 11/08 08:00 PM Eastern
2 units on Game Total OVER 192 -110 (risk 2 to win 1.8)

Last year this Miami team was a bunch of no-names fighting for time in the NBA on 10-day contracts, as the injuries just completely took their toll on this team. The Heat is bac...

08

Washington at Orlando
Saturday 11/08 07:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total OVER 198.5 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Wizards are off to a bad start at 0-4. The problem hasn't been on offense as they are averaging over 100 a game, but a lack of effort on the defensive end. The Wizards h...

07

Memphis at Golden State
Friday 11/07 10:35 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total OVER 195 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Golden State has a quick and easy reference to guide them tonight. In one of their worst offensive performances in years under Nelson, they were held to 79 points at Memphis. Th...

07

Dallas at Denver
Friday 11/07 10:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Dallas +1 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Denver thought the run-and-gun version of Melo and AI would vault them into the NBA's elite. They fell short of even winning a single game in the playoffs last year and...

07

Phoenix at Chicago
Friday 11/07 08:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Phoenix -4.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Suns have a new look, but are getting the same results. Their run-and-gun offense now gets to pick their spots. Now with Shaq on the floor they can slowdown, when he is out ...

07

Miami at San Antonio
Friday 11/07 08:00 PM Eastern
3 units on San Antonio -6.5 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Spurs really miss Manu Ginobili, but two things have happened that will make them a better team now, and into the future. Tony Parker and Tim Duncan realize they have to ste...

07

Toronto at Atlanta
Friday 11/07 07:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Atlanta -3 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The odds-makers must have a short memory. Didn't the Hawks win three straight in the playoffs against the Celtics to close last season? Aren't they 2-0 already at home t...

06

Houston at Portland
Thursday 11/06 10:30 PM Eastern
3 units on First Half UNDER 92.5 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Houston has been a defense-first team for several years now and this year is no different as they bring in the NBA's fifth-best mark in points allowed at 88.2. Last year the...

05

Los Angeles Clippers at Los Angeles Lakers
Wednesday 11/05 10:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total OVER 193 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

It is the battle of LA, round two, as these teams met just a short week ago with the Lakers blowing out the Clippers 117-79. The Clippers put up a pathetic offensive performance...

05

Boston at Oklahoma City
Wednesday 11/05 08:00 PM Eastern
3 units on First Half UNDER 91.5 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Boston will make its first trip into Oklahoma City tonight to face the Thunder. The Thunder just can't put the ball in the net right now, but have stayed in games because of...

05

Detroit at Toronto
Wednesday 11/05 07:05 PM Eastern
3 units on Toronto -3 (-110) (risk 3 to win 2.7)Pick: 3 units on First Half UNDER 92 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Detroit Pistons dealt Chauncey Billips, Antonio McDyess and Cheikh Samb to the Nuggets to obtain Allen Iverson. Iverson may not fit in right away and hasn't really gotte...

05

Phoenix at Indiana
Wednesday 11/05 07:00 PM Eastern
3 units on First Half UNDER 103 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

This will be back to back road games for the Suns and no more Mike D'Antoni to push the ball up the court as the Coach. Last night they flew out of the gate but stalled in t...

04

Boston at Houston
Tuesday 11/04 08:30 PM Eastern
5 units on First Half UNDER 89 -110 (risk 5 to win 4.6)

The Celtics won a Championship because they have players committed to playing defense, including their trio of stars - Garnett, Allen, and Pierce. The Celtics will do what they ...

04

Phoenix at New Jersey
Tuesday 11/04 07:30 PM Eastern
3 units on First Half UNDER 102.5 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Phoenix Suns are playing a completely different style with the departure of Coach D'Antoni and the addition of Shaq in the paint. No longer is this a team that wants to ...

03

Cleveland at Dallas
Monday 11/03 08:30 PM Eastern
2 units on Dallas -3 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)

Last season the Mavericks did a great job at home against teams that eventually went on to the playoffs. The Mavs finished 12-5 against the class of the NBA at home. The Cavs ha...

01

Portland at Phoenix
Saturday 11/01 10:00 PM Eastern
2 units on First Half UNDER 97.5 -110 (risk 2 to win 1.8)

The fact that Shaq is now residing in the paint for the Suns may just be bringing things to a halt in Phoenix. The Suns are in uncharted territory as their first two games have ...

01

Los Angeles Clippers at Utah
Saturday 11/01 09:00 PM Eastern
2 units on First Half UNDER 97.5 -110 (risk 2 to win 1.8)

Coach Sloan has had success in Utah preaching defense, and his teams are notorious for coming out and putting the defensive clamps on teams early. Here is the most powerful stat...

01

Dallas at Minnesota
Saturday 11/01 08:05 PM Eastern
3 units on Dallas -197 (moneyline) (risk 3 to win 1.5)Pick: 2 units on Game Total OVER 204 -110 (risk 2 to win 1.8)

Last year the Mavericks showed signs of a team heading down the curve. They went 101-30 prior to their last 33 games last season when they closed 17-16. The problem is defense. ...

01

Golden State at New Jersey
Saturday 11/01 07:30 PM Eastern
2 units on First Half UNDER 102.5 -110 (risk 2 to win 1.8)

The Nets have a much different look this year as well as a competitive bench fighting for minutes. That usually means that if guys want minutes, they have to play some defense. ...

01

Boston at Indiana
Saturday 11/01 07:05 PM Eastern
2 units on First Half UNDER 96.5 -110 (risk 2 to win 1.8)

The Celtics hung another banner in Boston, not because of the offensive prowess of Allen, Garnett, and Pierce, but because of their commitment to defense where they were tops in...

01

Miami at Charlotte
Saturday 11/01 07:00 PM Eastern
2 units on First Half UNDER 97 -110 (risk 2 to win 1.8)

The Charlotte Bobcats struggled during the preseason and struggled against Cleveland in their opener. It is a young team, learning a new system under new coach Larry Brown. The ...

October 2008

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Denver at Los Angeles Clippers
Friday 10/31 10:35 PM Eastern
2 units on Denver -2 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8)Pick: 2 units on Game Total OVER 198.5 -110 (risk 2 to win 1.8)

Both of these teams have gotten off to 0-1 starts, and will be hungry for their first win. The Clippers are supposed to be on the improve this season, but their 38-point loss to...

31

San Antonio at Portland
Friday 10/31 10:35 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total UNDER 177 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Portland faces what must be the most brutal early schedule in the history of the NBA. Coming off a game vs. the Lakers, they now face the Spurs. After this game they must travel...

30

New Orleans at Phoenix
Thursday 10/30 10:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total UNDER 197 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

It is a different era for the Suns who now have suddenly aged a bit with Shaq in the middle and Nash now 34-years-old. They also have a new coach, and the run-and-gun philosophy...

29

Los Angeles Lakers at Los Angeles Clippers
Wednesday 10/29 10:35 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total UNDER 202 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Lakers and the Clippers get a chance to open the season with their battle for LA. If last night was a precursor of what changes have been made with the Lakers from a year ag...

29

Phoenix at San Antonio
Wednesday 10/29 08:05 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total UNDER 187 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The San Antonio Spurs personify defense and it has been instrumental in their never ending run deep into the playoffs and some titles to go with it. Phoenix has changed the face...

29

Miami at New York Knicks
Wednesday 10/29 07:35 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total OVER 208.5 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

The Miami Heat will head to New York in the season opener for both teams. These teams both suffered from disappointing seasons a year ago and look to improve in the upcoming sea...

28

Portland at Los Angeles Lakers
Tuesday 10/28 10:35 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total UNDER 196.5 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

Portland finished last season with the distinction of playing more UNDER games than any other NBA team. Overall they were 49-32 to the UNDER, and 25-15 to the UNDER on the road....

28

Milwaukee at Chicago
Tuesday 10/28 08:35 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total UNDER 194.5 -110 (risk 3 to win 2.7)

These teams will both be looking to rebound from dismal campaigns last season as the Bucks finished the 07-08 season with eight straight defeats, and the Bulls playoff team from...