Bet the Orlando Magic at BookMaker.eu
Though the Magic just suffered a humiliating 107-93 defeat at the hands of the woeful Cavaliers, I’m all in on Nikola Vucevic and company snagging what will likely be an inflated number against a Sixers squad that simply doesn’t have the beef down low to prevent Orlando from doing as it pleases close to the rim. Joel Embiid won’t be in uniform for this one. Neither will Boban Marjanovic with each dealing with knee injuries that will keep them out until the middle of March. That means the paint is going to be wide open for the Magic to do as they please. Philly’s failed to cover three straight at the best sportsbooks in the home chalk role, and Orlando was very competitive in the two prior meetings with Philadelphia in going 1-1 SU & 2-0 ATS.
Bet the Houston Rockets at BookMaker.eu
The only team the Raptors have covered against in their L/8 games have been the Boston Celtics. Things aren’t going very swell in Beantown this season, so I’m not exactly sure what that says about the supposed second best team in the Eastern Conference. Regardless, I want whatever cheddar linemakers are offering up with the Rockets in this one! Houston has been playing like a team possessed rattling off wins each of the L/5 times it’s taken to the hardwood, and it already has a 121-119 win against Toronto under its belt from earlier this season. Though the Dinos own one of the best home records in the Eastern Conference, they stand a bankroll killing 14-19 ATS in those matchups. Houston’s won each of its L/3 away from the Toyota Center and is running red hot!
Bet the Memphis Grizzlies at BookMaker.eu
This suggestion has everything to do with the scenario. Portland is currently one of the hottest teams in the league right now in winning six of their L/7 games and covering the closing NBA odds in each and every one of them. So why fade them in this spot against the last place Grizz? It’s simple really and it has everything to do with Portland’s schedule. This will be Damian Lillard and company’s final game of a seven-game road trip that picked up immediately following the All-Star break. On top of that, they’ve got a pretty crucial game lined up in the second leg of TNT’s Thursday night doubleheader with the Oklahoma City Thunder in their return to the Moda Center. Think they won’t be suffering from a bit of look ahead? I certainly do! The simple fact that Memphis has been playing better ball of late in covering their last two at betting sites makes my decision to take the points in this one that much easier.
Bet the Golden State Warriors at BookMaker.eu
So Marcus Morris came out after the 118-95 loss in Toronto and said the team would turn it around; immediately. They went out and lost to Portland the very next night but then followed it up with a win and rare pointspread cover against Washington soon after. The season was turned around, right? Wrong! Not even Kyrie Irving’s 24 points were enough to get the team past James Harden and the Rockets last time out. Boston will now hit the road for four games with the trip tipping off in Oakland against the defending champs. If ever there were a spot the Celtics would turn their season around, this would be it. I’m not buying it! I’m done throwing my hard-earned money on a team that continues to have many more questions than answers. With a couple days to relax and rest up off an extended 4-game road trip and having another couple days to prepare for their showdown with the surging Denver Nuggets, all of Steve Kerr’s squad attention will be on the Celtics. I don’t foresee that being a good thing for Brad Stevens and company.