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Our Daily NBA Tips cover all the key games throughout the 2019/2020 NBA season and there is no better place to bet on all the action than Ladbrokes.

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Sunday 8th December

New York Knicks Vs Indiana Pacers

Sunday December 8th, 11:30am, Madison Square Garden

Seven wins from their last 10-games has the Pacers making some noise in the Central Division as they hope to keep pace with the runaway Bucks.

Indiana currently sits sixth in the East at time of publish behind a 14-7 record, but this is still a huge weekend for Nate McMillan’s side on no rest.

A tough trip to Detroit on Saturday is followed by a visit to the Garden on Sunday to face the lay-about Knicks. Nothing about New York’s seven-game losing streak makes me want to back the Knicks outright, but I do think there is some value to be found on the Over.

The Knicks are a lot of things, but they’ve quietly been a decent team defensively at home. New York has allowed the 10th fewest points averaging against per-game, which could make life tough for the Pacers on a short turnaround.

At the same time though, the Pacers have weirdly played much better on no rest than they have with a day in between games. Indiana is averaging 109 points in the second game of a back-to-back, while they’ve also put up 110-points or more in three of their last five against the Knicks.

Tip: Pacers Over the Points Total

Saturday 7th December

Oklahoma City Thunder Vs Minnesota Timberwolves

Saturday December 7th, 12:00pm, Chesapeake Energy Arena

Minnesota will be hoping to put its 7-3 record on the road to good use on Saturday as they look to rebound from a two-game losing streak against Oklahoma City.

The Wolves were one of the early season surprise packets starting the season with four wins from their opening five games, but they’ve quickly reverted back to their old ways sitting an even .500 behind a 10-10 record.

Oklahoma City has won only four of its last 10-games, but the Thunder still have plenty to feel good about sitting 10th in the West. Bill Donovan’s side has also played particularly well at home winning six of their 11-games, but that still doesn’t explain OKC opening as -2.5 favourites.

The Wolves have won seven of their last 10-games over the Thunder and are also 7-3 against the spread as the away team this season. Better yet, Minnesota is also 2-1 when facing division opponents, so take the Wolves to win this one.

Tip: Back the Wolves to Cover the Line (+2.5 Points) @ $1.92

Boston Celtics Vs Denver Nuggets

Saturday December 7th, 12:00pm, TD Garden

You never know, this game could turn out to be a Finals preview.

Denver has held Boston’s number in recent times winning all three of their last meetings. The Nuggets will head to the Garden on short rest after facing the Knicks in New York on Friday, but if you’ll remember back to last season, Denver covered the spread in nine of their 13-games on no rest.

Boston are a tough team however, which makes this game fascinating for a number of reasons. The Celtics are one of only three teams with an undefeated record at home, while Boston is also coming off a double-digit win over the Heat on Thursday.

There is something special about this Nuggets team on the road, though. Not only has Denver won five of its seven games so far, but the Nuggets have also allowed the second-fewest points to opponents.

Last but not least, Denver holds a near-perfect 6-1 record straight-up in non-conference games this season. All things considered, take the Nuggets to at least come close.

Tip: Back the Nuggets to Cover the Line (+3.5 Points) @ $1.92

Friday 6th December

Washington Wizards Vs Philadelphia 76ers

Friday December 6th, 11:00am, Capital One Arena

The Wizards have been a fantastic first half betting play all season, but I’m willing to back against the trends this time around.

Washington ranks fourth in average first half points this year behind only the Mavericks, Rockets and Bucks. The Wizards will likely meet their match on Friday though as they face a Sixers side that ranks top five in fewest first half points allowed.

The Sixers have rebounded strongly from a form slump late last month to win eight of their last 10-games. Philly also heads to Washington riding a four-game winning streak with a chance to move into the third spot in the East with a win.

Philadelphia’s last 10-games have also been impressive in the sense they’ve allowed an average of only 49 first half points to opponents. Considering the Wizards have averaged only 51 in their last three games against the Sixers, I’m happy to take the Under on Washington’s 1st Half Total.

Tip: Wizards Under 55.5 Total 1st Half Points @ $1.92

Toronto Raptors Vs Houston Rockets

Friday December 6th, 11:30am, Scotiabank Arena

It’s been a rough couple of days for Rocket fans following Wednesday’s ‘no-bucket’ call against the Spurs.

Houston has had a day off to stew on their narrow double-overtime loss, but unfortunately, it’s still tough to see Mike D’Antoni’s side bouncing back in Toronto.

The Raptors continue to challenge for a top two spot in the East behind a 15-5 record. Toronto has been almost untouchable at home winning nine of their 10-games so far, although they did slip up in a blowout loss to the Heat on Wednesday.

Hardcore NBA bettors likely know full well how profitable the Raptors have been at home this season, but they may not be aware how consistent Toronto has been when it comes to rebounding from a loss.

The Raptors are 3-1 against the spread following a previous defeat and, perhaps more importantly, 5-3 in non-conference games. With the Rockets struggling for form on the road, take full advantage of this narrow line.

Tip: Back the Raptors to Cover the Line (-2 Points) @ $1.92

Thursday 5th December

Detroit Pistons Vs Milwaukee Bucks

Thursday December 5th, 11:00am, Little Caesars Arena

Twelve straight wins has the Bucks favoured by -6.5 on Thursday as they hit the road to face an up and down Pistons team.

Detroit has won only four of their last 10-games, while their 6-4 record at home leaves a lot to be desired.

Milwaukee’s slow start to the season drew some doubters, but now sitting comfortably atop the East at 18-3, it looks as though the Bucks are a shoo-in for a deep playoff run.

The Bucks have also won nine of their last 10-games against Detroit and currently lead the league in points-per-game. Throw in a 20-5 record against the spread vs division opponents, and you have the makings for a comfortable Milwaukee win.

Tip: Back the Bucks to Cover the Line (-6.5 Points) @ $1.90

Boston Celtics Vs Miami Heat

Thursday December 5th, 11:30am, TD Garden

Marcus Smart looks likely to miss Thursday’s game against the Heat, but I’m still willing to back the Celtics to kick off their three-game home stand with a win over Miami.

The Heat have been one of the surprise packets to start the season holding a six-game lead atop the Southeast Division, but Miami has shown signs of struggle on the road playing to a 7-5 record.

Boston, on the other hand, has been outstanding at home as one of only three teams in the league with an unbeaten record. The Celtics currently rank ninth in points-per-game at home, while their defensive efforts haven’t been too shabby, either.

These two teams have a long history of close games with the last three being decided by 10-points or more. Even so, the Celtics still hold a perfect 9-0 record against the spread vs teams with a winning record, making the 5.5-point spread worth taking on.

Miami also rolls into this game on no rest after handing the Raptors a loss on Wednesday. It was a big result for the Heat against the defending champs, but with an 0-3 record straight-up in the second game of a back-to-back, stick with the Celtics.

Tip: Back the Celtics to Cover the Line (-5.5 Points) @ $1.90

Portland Trail Blazers Vs Sacramento Kings

Thursday December 5th, 2:00pm, Moda Center

Portland’s three-game winning streak ended abruptly on Wednesday as the Blazers failed to put up points on the road against the Clippers.

It’s been a rough start for last year’s Western Conference runner-up’s as the Blazers currently sit 8-13. It’s tough to narrow Portland’s problems down to just one thing, but with a lack of talls, it’s no surprise to find the Blazers ranking Top 10 in points allowed whilst struggling for consistent mid-range shooters.

Things aren’t about to get any easier on Thursday as the Blazers host the lively Kings. Sacramento, much like last season, have been a frustrating betting play as they continue to flirt with a .500 record. But for the most part, the Kings have quietly been one of the best plays as the road team.

Sacramento has covered the spread in seven of their 10-games so far away from home. If you include Portland’s horrible 0-4 record straight-up on no rest, it’s safe to say the Kings should have no problem at least keeping this close.

Tip: Back the Kings to Cover the Line (+3 Points) @ $1.92

Wednesday 4th December

Washington Wizards Vs Orlando Magic

Wednesday December 4th, 11:00am, Capital One Arena

The Wizards were crushed by 25-points on Monday against the Clippers as Kawhi Leonard and Paul George both put up over 30-points.

Nothing about Washington is convincing right now, which makes Wednesday’s home game against the 8-11 Magic all the more interesting.

The injury to Nikola Vucevic has left a large hole in Orlando’s lineup that, not surprisingly, has seen the Magic win only five of their last 10-games.

With that said, Orlando has still been a strong side defensively – particularly in the first half – where they’ve allowed the second-fewest points.

The Wizards, to their credit, have been a great first half team ranking third in average points. That said, Bradley Beal struggled mightily against the Clippers from the field on Monday hutting just 7-of-19, which could leave Washington a little short on the 1st Half Total in this one.

Finally, the Wizards have averaged only 54 first half points in their last three games against the Magic. With the Total a little higher than that, take the Under.

Tip: Wizards Under 58.5 Total 1st Half Points @ $1.96

New Orleans Pelicans Vs Dallas Mavericks

Wednesday December 4th, 11:30am, Smoothie King Center

These two teams might be at opposite ends of the Western Conference standings, but there still might be some fireworks on Wednesday.

Dallas is on a roll right now having won seven of its last 10-games. The Mavericks sit fourth in the West behind a 13-6 record, largely due to the MVP play from the league’s third-highest points scorer, Luka Doncic.

The Pelicans are reeling after a somewhat surprising start to the season. New Orleans is only two games ahead of the last placed Warriors in the West, but if you’ve been paying attention, you might know the Pelicans have had no trouble scoring points.

Over their last 10-games, the Pelicans have averaged the ninth-most points in the league. The Mavericks, meanwhile, have gone one better by ranking fifth.

Betting the Over on Dallas road games this season has been highly profitable, so much so that the Mavericks hold a league-best 7-2 record.

Considering eight of the last 10-games between these two sides have also gone Over, well… you know what to do.

Tip: Over 233.5 Total Points @ $1.90

Denver Nuggets Vs Los Angeles Lakers

Wednesday December 4th, 1:00pm, Pepsi Center

This appears to be a potential Conference Finals preview as the West’s top two teams square off in Denver.

Plenty has been made of the Nuggets’ neaer-perfect 8-2 record at home this year, but it’s also easy to forget the Lakers’ 8-1 record on the road.

Los Angeles came up short to the Mavericks at home on Monday losing by 14-points. It was an uncharacteristically quiet night from LeBron James, while the Lakers’ bench didn’t make things any easier.

From a betting perspective though, that actually comes as good news. The Lakers are a perfect 2-0 this season following a previous loss, while their 11-2 record after a day off isn’t too shabby, either.

Tip: Back the Lakers to Win @ $2.15

Tuesday 3rd December

Philadelphia 76ers Vs Utah Jazz

Tuesday December 3rd, 11:00am, Wells Fargo Center

Utah heads south on Tuesday to complete the final leg of their five-game road trip.

It’s been a rough go for the Jazz having won only one of their four games so far, and although yesterday’s loss 20-point loss to the Raptors was hardly flattering, it still might be worth taking a chance on Utah in Philly.

The Sixers have woken from their late November slumber to win seven of their last 10-games. Philly also comes into this one riding a three-game winning streak, but the trends still suggest the Jazz are the best play.

Utah holds a perfect 3-0 record on no rest this year while the Jazz have also played to a 4-3 record straight-up following a previous loss.

The current price on offer the Jazz looks well over the odds. Utah has won six of their last 10-games against Philly, so don’t be afraid to back an upset.

Tip: Back the Jazz to Win @ $2.85

Sacramento Kings Vs Chicago Bulls

Tuesday December 3rd, 2:00pm, Golden 1 Center

After a reasonably slow start to the season, the Kings have quickly developed into a dependable betting play against the spread.

Sacramento prepares for its second home game in a row on Tuesday only two days after a big three-point win over the Nuggets. The Kings are still battling for a .500 record, but six wins in their last 10-games is a step in the right direction.

The Kings have covered the spread in seven of their 10-games so far when they’ve had a day off in between. Sacramento’s 6-1 record against the spread following a previous win also happens to be the best in the league.

Chicago has lost its last three games against the Kings. The Bulls also haven’t won in Sacramento since 2017, so take the home side to win somewhat comfortably.

Tip: Back the Kings to Cover the Line (-5 Points) @ $1.92

Monday 2nd December

Los Angeles Clippers Vs Washington Wizards

Monday December 2nd, 2:30pm, Staples Center

Paul George and Kawhi Leonard will take the court for only the second time this season as they hosts the Wizards at home.

The pair failed to produce a win on Saturday as the Clippers fell by 10-points to the Spurs in San Antonio, but that hasn’t stopped the bookies from favouring Los Angeles by double digits.

Washington also heads to Hollywood on the heels of a blowout 22-point loss to the Lakers. The Wizards have won only four of their last 10-games, but that doesn’t mean there’s no value to be had on Washington at the line.

Backing the Wizards to cover the spread on the road this season has already proven to be profitable. Washington has covered in six of their 10-games so far, while they’ve also been a strong play against the spread following a previous loss, playing to the same record.

Tip: Back the Wizards to Cover the Line (+12 Points) @ $1.92

Sunday 1st December

Denver Nuggets Vs Sacramento Kings

Sunday December 1st, 9:00am, Pepsi Center

This should be fascinating betting matchup between one of the West’s top teams and a young up and comer.

The Kings were pegged as a contender heading into the season but so far Sacramento has floundered into ninth.

Much like last year, Sacramento continues to struggle against teams they really should be beating, unlike the Nuggets, who are red-hot riding a six-game winning streak.

The Kings head into this game on two days rest, while the Nuggets are even fresher on three. While it might seem like this spells a big win for the Denver though, the Total is probably the better play.

Denver has allowed the fewest points defensively in the league while the Kings have also fared well allowing the 11th fewest. Better yet, the Total has gone Under in four of Denver’s five games on two-three days’ rest this season, and three of Sacramento’s four.

Tip: Under the Points Total

Milwaukee Bucks Vs Charlotte Hornets

Sunday December 1st, 12:00pm, Fiserv Forum

The Hornets have proven themselves a handful this season despite what their 7-12 record might suggest.

Nobody is expecting Charlotte to go into Milwaukee and pinch a win from the Bucks, but with both sides playing on no rest, there might be some value at the line in this game on Sunday.

The Hornets face a big weekend as they back up from Saturday’s game against the Pistons. So far Charlotte’s young roster has already proven themselves more than capable of handling back-to-back games though, playing to a league-best 4-0 record in this scenario against the spread.

Cody Zeller and Malik Monk are both probable to play against Detroit. With what will no doubt be a double-digit line set, take the Hornets to Cover.

Tip: Back the Hornets to Cover the Line

Saturday 30th November

Cleveland Cavaliers Vs Milwaukee Bucks

Saturday November 30th, 11:30am, Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse

One of the NBA’s best betting plays is in action here as the Bucks prepare for a brief one-game road trip in Cleveland.

Milwaukee is sitting pretty atop the Eastern Conference at 15-3 thanks in large part to a weakened strength of schedule over throughout November.

The Bucks have won nine of their last 10-games, but more importantly, they’ve been an outstanding betting play against the spread vs division opponents. Over the last two seasons, Milwaukee has covered in 20 of their 24 games against opponents from the Central Division, adding to that record by covering in four of their five games so far this season.

Milwaukee has also won eight of their 10-games on the road and covered in six of their last 10 against Cleveland. Considering the Cavs have averaged the fifth-fewest points at home this year, take the Bucks to win big.

Tip: Back the Bucks to Cover the Line (-10.5 Points) @ $1.92

Memphis Grizzlies Vs Utah Jazz

Saturday November 30th, 12:00pm, FedEx Forum

The Grizzlies continue to torment punters with their hot and cold performances.

I’ve tipped Memphis several times to win the first half this season, with the reason being the Grizzlies have averaged the ninth-most points in the first two quarters.

Utah has been the exact opposite in the first half averaging the seventh-fewest points, which has largely left the Jazz with plenty of work to do in the final quarter.

The Grizzlies have also won the first half in 18 of their last 21 games against opponents from the Northwest Division. In case you need further convincing, Memphis has averaged 52-points in the first half in their last three meetings against the Jazz, compared to Utah’s 47.

Tip: Back the Grizzlies to Win the 1st Half @ $2.60

San Antonio Spurs Vs Los Angeles Clippers

Saturday November 30th, 12:30pm, AT&T Center

All signs point towards Kawhi Leonard suiting up for his return to San Antonio on Saturday, setting up what could turn into an ugly game for the struggling 6-13 Spurs.

Whether it’s applause or boos for Kawhi, the only thing that really matters it the Clippers are averaging eight-points more per 100 possessions when their multi-million man is on the court.

Los Angeles is favoured by -7 at time of publish, which looks a little slim considering how polished the Clippers have looked offensively.

On the road, Los Angeles is averaging the sixth-most points-per-game, spelling enormous trouble for a Spurs team that has allowed the sixth-most points-per-game defensively.

The Total on the Clippers is set at 116.5 points, which might seem a little steep considering this isn’t a home game. On the plus side, the Total has gone Over in four of the Clippers’ seven games on the road this year, so take Los Angeles to hand it to the Spurs.

Tip: Clippers Over 116.5 Total Points @ $1.96

Thursday 28th November

Indiana Pacers Vs Utah Jazz

Thursday November 28th, 11:00am, Bankers Life Fieldhouse

This shapes up as a fascinating matchup between the current six seeds in each conference.

The Pacers roll into this one as favourites with home-court advantage as they look to extend their winning streak to four. Indiana has won six of their last 10-games over the Jazz and two of their last three but considering these two teams have struggled for points all season, your best bet is to ride the Total.

Both Indiana and Utah rank in the bottom half of the league in average points-per-game. On the flip side though, the two also rank Top 10 in fewest points allowed to opponents.

The Jazz head to Indianapolis hoping to bounce-back from their four-point loss to the Bucks on Tuesday, and from a betting perspective, this scenario has also been highly profitable. Utah has been the best side to back on the Under following a previous loss saluting 80% of the time, so take this one to be low scoring.

Tip: Under the Points Total

Houston Rockets Vs Miami Heat

Thursday November 28th, 12:00pm, Toyota Center

It’s a cross conference showdown on Thursday between the 12-4 Heat and a Rockets team on a three-game slide.

James Harden currently leads the league in points-per-game, but that still hasn’t saved the Rockets from losing to the Nuggets, Clippers and Mavericks in succession. There’s a chance Houston takes the court minus Clint Capela in this one, creating a favourable matchup for Miami centers Bam Adebayo and Kelly Olynyk.

The Heat aren’t scoring points in a hurry, but just like last season, their defence is doing the talking.

Miami has held opponents to the seventh-fewest points in the league and the second-lowest rebound average, creating further matchup nightmares for the Rockets. The Heat have also won two of their last three games against Houston, making them the side to bet on in this East v West battle.

Covering in four of their seven games so far, the Heat have already proven to be a strong betting play against non-conference opponents. Better yet, over the last two seasons, Miami has also covered the spread in all 12 games against opponents from the Southwest division.

Tip: Back the Heat to Cover the Line (+5.5 Points) @ $1.92

Phoenix Suns Vs Washington Wizards

Thursday November 28th, 1:00pm, Talking Stick Resort Arena

There wasn’t much to like about the Wizards’ blowout loss to the Nuggets yesterday, but from a betting standpoint, it’s still worth sticking with Washington.

The Wizards have already proven themselves a great bet when it comes to covering the spread following a previous loss with a 5-2-1 record. Washington was also the best play in the league last year when it came to covering on no rest.

Phoenix roll into this one well-rested after losing to the Nuggets themselves on Monday. The understrength Suns looked as though they were set for a big upset – right before they blew a five-point half time lead, of course.

The Suns now sit at an even .500 after their brilliant start to the season largely due to a long list of injuries. Aron Baynes has already been ruled out of Thursday’s game with a hip injury, only strengthening the cause for the Wizards to at least keep this one close.

Tip: Back the Wizards to Cover the Line (+8 Points) @ $1.92

Wednesday 27th November

Denver Nuggets Vs Washington Wizards

Wednesday November 27th, 1:00pm, Pepsi Center

This shapes up as a difficult betting matchup between a red-hot 12-3 Nuggets side and a very dangerous looking Wizards team.

Denver has won five on the trot and lost only two games at home, but with Bradley Beal averaging the fourth-most points in the league, there’s nothing stopping Washington from giving the Nuggets a serious run for their money.

Just like last season, the Nuggets have been elite defensively. Denver has allowed the fewest points to opponents this season as well as the sixth-lowest field-goal percentage against, but in case you missed their most recent game against the Suns, the Nuggets are prone to giving up points in the first half.

Denver allowed the Suns to put up 57-points on Monday before roaring back to claim a 116-104 win.

Despite the comeback though, there’s no getting around just how dominant the Wizards have been themselves in the opening two quarters. Washington ranks second behind the Mavericks in average first half points, which makes them a strong play to make up for their loss to the Kings earlier in the week.

It just so happens that the Wizards’ first half Total has also gone Over in 32 of their last 44 games following an upset loss as the favourite. With a reasonable Total set, take the Wizards to put up a fight early.

Tip: Wizards Over 55.5 1st Half Total Points @ $1.88

Tuesday 26th November

Indiana Pacers Vs Memphis Grizzlies

Tuesday November 26th, 11:00am, Bankers Life Fieldhouse

Three straight losses and a 5-10 record continues to doom the Grizzlies in the Western Conference.

Nothing was expected from Memphis this season, but I do expect them to live up to their reputation on Tuesday as one of the top teams to bet on in the first half.

The Grizzlies have averaged the 10th most points in the first half this season at a clip of 56.4. In comparison to the Pacers, who rank 20th in the league with 53.7, it’s safe to say the +5 line is well and truly value.

This has been one of my favourite plays of the season so far, and while it hasn’t payed off every time, it’s still been more than profitable. The Grizzlies are 50-20 against the first half spread as the underdog over the last two seasons, so don’t second guess this one.

Tip: Back the Grizzlies to Cover the 1st Half Line (+5 Points) @ $1.96

San Antonio Spurs Vs Los Angeles Lakers

Tuesday November 26th, 12:30pm, AT&T Center

These two teams meet for the second time on Tuesday following the Lakers’ six-point win over the Spurs three weeks prior.

San Antonio fans have very little to feel excited about with just six wins from 17 games, but I still think there is money to be made on the Spurs when you consider the trends.

Over the last two seasons, Gregg Popovich’s team owns a tidy 29-11 record against the spread when it comes to avenging a loss.

The Spurs’ 4-4 record at home this season is far from pretty, but San Antonio has quietly averaged the 11th most points-per-game this season. LaMarcus Aldridge, fresh from a team-high 23-points during Sunday’s win over the Knicks, also looks capable of challenging a Lakers team that has allowed the fifth-most points to opposing centers.

It always feels a little weird to back against a dominant team like Los Angeles, especially one that has lost only once on the road all year.

I do think the line looks just about right in this one considering only six points separated the two last time out. Anthony Davis’ shoulder injury could also throw a spanner into the works.

Tip: Back the Spurs to Cover the Line (+5 Points) @ $1.92

Monday 25th November

Denver Nuggets Vs Phoenix Suns

Monday November 25th, 12:00pm, Pepsi Center

The Suns return to the court on no rest after handing the Timberwolves a two-point loss on Sunday.

It was a scrappy, hard-fought win for Phoenix, capped off by a huge 35-point game from Devin Booker. The Suns desperately needed a win after losing their previous three games, but they’ll need more of the same from their star players on Monday against a Nuggets side riding a four-game winning streak.

Phoenix and Denver met earlier in October in a one-point thriller. The Nuggets walked away with the win, but from a betting perspective, that actually turns out to be a positive when it comes to finding a play in this one.

The Suns are a perfect 9-0 against the spread when it comes to avenging a loss against an opponent this season. Phoenix will need to dig deep with Ricky Rubio and Aron Baynes on the sidelines, but with a double-digit line to play with, it’s worth backing the Suns to at least keep this close.

Tip: Back the Suns to Cover the Line (+10.5 Points) @ $1.92

Los Angeles Clippers Vs New Orleans Pelicans

Monday November 25th, 1:00pm, Pepsi Center

There’s no word on Kawhi Leonard’s status for this game, but either way, I’m still happy to play on the 1st Half Overs.

Los Angeles has won all four of its games during this current home stand, and they should feel plenty confident against a Pelicans side heading to the Staples Center on no rest after losing by eight to the Jazz on Sunday.

New Orleans has allowed the second-most points to opponents during the first half this season, which spells bad news with Derrick Favors also on the sidelines. Jahlil Okafor and Josh Hart are also questionable for this game, so it’s worth backing the Clippers to put up some big numbers early.

Tip: Clippers Over 63.5 1st Half Total Points @ $1.92

Sunday 24th November

Philadelphia 76ers Vs Miami Heat

Sunday November 24th, 11:30am, Wells Fargo Center

There’s no rest for the wicked as both the Sixers and the Heat meet on short rest.

Philly holds home-court advantage in this one a day after hosting the Spurs, while the Heat travel East after facing the Bulls in Chicago on Saturday.

These two sides have plenty of history against one another, but it’s been the Heat who hold the upper hand in recent memory. Miami has won three of their last five games against Philly and also finished last season 7-5 against the spread on no rest.

Like last season, the Heat have also been one of the top defensive teams in the league allowing the sixth-fewest points-per-game. Against a questionable Sixers side trying to iron out some kinks, back Miami to Cover on the road.

Tip: Back the Heat to Cover the Line

Saturday 23rd November

Chicago Bulls Vs Miami Heat

Saturday November 23rd, 12:00pm, United Center

Four wins from their last 10-games has the Bulls slipping down the standings in the East.

Chicago did manage a big 20-point win over the Pistons on Thursday, but there’s no getting around how much the Bulls have struggled for points.

Jim Boylen’s team has scored the ninth-fewest points through the first six weeks of the season, making Chicago one of the top betting plays when it comes to backing the Unders.

Miami, on the other hand, has allowed the sixth-fewest points to opponents defensively, only strengthening the case for a low-scoring game from the Bulls.

In case you aren’t convinced though, the Total has also gone Under in 78 of Chicago’s last 112 games in November dating back to 1996, so against of the top defences in the league, it’s worth paying attention to the trends.

Tip: Bulls Under 105 Points @ $1.92

Philadelphia 76ers Vs San Antonio Spurs

Saturday November 23rd, 12:00pm, Wells Fargo Center

Philly has bounced back strongly from their two-game losing streak earlier in the week to string together a pair of wins over the Cavs and Knicks.

The Sixers remain home on Saturday as they prepare to face the Spurs. San Antonio has slid all the way down to 14th in the Western Conference behind a 5-10 record, largely due to their current seven-game losing skid.

Brett Brown’s side has won two of their last three games against the Spurs, but I’m expecting this one to be a bit of a blowout. San Antonio has won only one of their seven games on the road so far, while they’ve also allowed the seventh-most points in the league.

Our bookies are favouring Philly by 7.5-points in this one, and although the spread might seem a little generous considering the Sixers’ recent slump, I’m still willing to take the Spurs on.

San Antonio has covered the spread in only three of their 12 games this season, so it’s worth playing against the Spurs and backing Philly to make a statement.

Tip: Back the Sixers to Cover the Line (-7.5 Points) @ $1.92

Denver Nuggets Vs Boston Celtics

Saturday November 23rd, 1:00pm, Pepsi Center

The Celtics prepare for their final game of a lengthy West Coast road trip hoping to bounce-back from an overtime loss to the Clippers on Thursday.

Now at 11-3, Boston already looks a lock for a playoff spot. That said, this is a massive early season test for the Celtics as they square off against the second-best team in the West.

Just when it looked like Brad Stevens’ side were done for in Los Angeles, they fought all the way back to send the game to overtime. Boston’s resiliency is unmatched this season, which has already made them a very profitable betting play against the spread.

The Celtics are a perfect 2-0 against the spread following a previous loss this season. Boston has also covered in three of their four games as the away underdog this season, so with a generous four-point line set, take the Celtics to at least keep this game close.

Tip: Back the Celtics to Cover the Line (+4.5 Points) @ $1.92

Friday 22nd November

Milwaukee Bucks Vs Portland Trail Blazers

Friday November 22nd, 12:00pm, Fiserv Forum

This is one of the toughest games to predict of the entire week.

Portland rolls into this one on a day’s rest after losing by 11-points to the Pelicans on Wednesday, while the Bucks are backing up on no rest after a tough road trip in Atlanta against the Hawks.

Milwaukee is always a good betting play against the spread at home, but the Bucks’ 6-7 record on no rest last season leaves me a little hesitant to take the Blazers on.

Instead, the Total is the way to go in this one. Since this is a cross conference game, it’s worth noting that just over 65% of Portland’s games went Over the Total last year in this same scenario.

In case you still aren’t convinced, it’s also worth noting that the average Total in the last three games between these two sides is 219 points. The Bucks have allowed the ninth-most points to opponents at home this year, so take the Over on the Blazers.

Tip: Blazers Over the Points Total

Phoenix Suns Vs New Orleans Pelicans

Friday November 22nd, 2:30pm, Talking Stick Resort Arena

Just quietly, one of the top early season betting plays is in action on Friday.

The Suns, fresh from a big loss to the Kings on Wednesday, will be looking to put their perfect 4-0 record against the spread following a loss on the line as they host a Pelicans team riding a two-game winning streak.

Wednesday’s loss to Sacramento marked the first time all season the Suns have lost back-to-back games. With a brief return back to Phoenix however, take the Suns to win this one comfortably.

Tip: Back the Suns to Cover the Line (-4 Points) @ $1.92

Thursday 21st November

Washington Wizards Vs San Antonio Spurs

Thursday November 21st, 11:00am, Capital One Arena

These two sides meet in Washington on Thursday hoping to make up for a pair of respective losses in their previous game.

The Spurs lost by seven to the Mavericks on Tuesday, while the Wizards lost by four to the Magic last time out. The bookmakers are favouring the Spurs by 2-points in this one, but if you’ve backed the Wizards following a previous loss this season, you’ve likely turned a profit.

Washington is 4-2-1 against the spread following a previous loss, while the Spurs are 2-6 straight-up in the same scenario. San Antonio has also won only one of their six games on the road this season, largely due to allowing the 11th most points.

With that in mind, the Total might actually be the safer play in this one. It just so happens that the Total has gone Over in 13 of Washington’s last 14 home games playing on two days’ rest, so back the Wizards to score big agaisnt the Spurs’ questionable defence.

Tip: Wizards Over 118.5 Total Points @ $1.88

Dallas Mavericks Vs Golden State Warriors

Thursday November 21st, 11:30am, American Airlines Center

The Warriors will jump on a plane immediately following Wednesday’s game against the Grizzlies as they travel to Dallas on short rest.

Betting on Golden State is a risky play this season, but they’ve been semi-decent against the spread on no rest covering in two of their three games.

Our bookies have set a whopping 13.5-point line in favour of the Mavericks, but this kinda feels like a trap game. Dallas has won by double-digits only twice this season, while they’ve also won only four of their seven home games so far.

Tip: Back the Warriors to Cover the Line (+13.5 Points) @ $1.92

Los Angeles Clippers Vs Boston Celtics

Thursday November 21st, 2:00pm, Staples Center

The Celtics will be greeted by a well-rested Kawhi Leonard on Thursday as they continue their West Coast road trip with a visit to the Staples Center.

Boston rebounded from its one-point loss to the Kings with a blowout victory over the Suns on Tuesday, but even so, the Eastern Conference leaders still find themselves as underdogs against the championship favourites.

With Leonard on the sidelines, the Clippers survived a big scare on Tuesday as they held on for a two-point win over the Thunder. It was a big game from Paul George that saw Los Angeles over the line – something Doc Rivers’ side will need more of on Thursday.

Boston has surprised everyone to start the season losing only two games, and although it is only early, the Celtics’ record looks legit.

Betting on these blockbuster type games can sometimes be risky, but I’m happy to trust the Celtics in this one. Brad Stevens’ side is 21-5 against the spread following a previous win as an underdog, so it’s certainly worth backing Boston to cover this generous line.

Tip: Back the Celtics to Cover the Line (+5.0 Points) @ $1.92

Wednesday 20th November

Memphis Grizzlies Vs Golden State Warriors

Wednesday November 20th, 12:00pm, FedEx Forum

The Grizzlies saw their three-game winning streak come to an end on Monday losing by 17-points to the Nuggets.

Memphis looks to rebound as they host the Warriors on Wednesday, but even though the bookmakers are favouring the Grizz by 6.5-points, it still might be worth playing it safe with a tried and true trend.

The Grizzlies rank ninth in points-per-game during the first half this season. Memphis has been a steady betting play to cover the first half spread over the last two years playing to a 36-13 record.

Golden State, on the other hand, has allowed the third-most points-per-game in the first half to opponents this year. With so many stars already on the bench, the Dubs received further bad news over the weekend as D’Angelo Russell sprained his thumb against the Celtics.

Memphis has also covered the first half spread in 19 of their last 24 games during the month of November, so make sure you stick what’s working.

Tip: Back the Grizzlies to Cover the 1st Half Line (-3.5 Points) @ $1.96

New Orleans Pelicans Vs Portland Trail Blazers

Wednesday November 20th, 12:00pm, Smoothie King Center

Things continue to spiral out of control in Portland as the Blazers find themselves slipping even further down the Western Conference standings at 5-9.

After a deep playoff run last season the early disappointment has come as a shock to a fanbase who was expecting further success. With a lack of depth in the paint however, it’s no surprise to find the Blazers reeling with only three wins in their last 10-games.

Portland lost in a blowout to the Rockets on Tuesday by 24-points. The Blazers gave up a combined 64-points to Russell Westbrook and James Harden, but the good news is Derrick Favors and Josh Hart have been ruled out of Wednesday’s game against the Pelicans due to injury.

The health of Brandon Ingram is also up in the air as he battles a knee injury, alongside Lonzo Ball, who is questionable with an adductor strain. The Blazers are 4-4 following a previous loss this season, so with a bunch of the Pelicans’ top stars out, back Portland to rebound.

Tip: Back the Blazers to Cover the Line (-3.5 Points) @ $1.90

Sacramento Kings Vs Phoenix Suns

Wednesday November 20th, 2:00pm, Golden 1 Center

This should be a fascinating battle between two of the youngest and most exciting rosters in the entire league.

Sacramento has hit a purple patch of late winning five of their last 10-games. It’s a welcome sign after the Kings opened the season 0-5, but they’ll certainly have their work cut out for them against a surprisingly good Suns team hoping to bounce-back from a blowout loss to the Celtics on Tuesday.

Whether it be at the line or head-to-head, backing the Suns to rebound from a previous loss has been one of the top betting plays of the young season.

Against the spread, the Suns are a perfect 4-0 when it comes to avenging a previous loss, while they’ve also covered the spread on no rest back in October by beating the Clippers only 24 hours after losing by a point to the Nuggets.

These two sides have split their last 10-games five wins apiece, but it’s the Suns who have covered the spread in six of the 10 meetings. This game should be close – as the line suggests. But take the Suns to make up for last night’s shortcomings.

Tip: Back the Suns to Cover the Line (+1.5 Points) @ $1.90

Tuesday 19th November

New York Knicks Vs Cleveland Cavaliers

Tuesday November 19th, 11:00am, Madison Square Garden

A blowout 19-point loss to the Sixers on Monday has sunk the Cavs to 4-8 on the season.

The loss also marks Cleveland’s third-straight loss on the trot, so why should you back them on Tuesday in New York?

Firstly, last season the Cavs were money playing on no rest covering the spread in nine of their 14 games. Secondly, Cleveland has also been a consistent betting play this season following a previous loss, covering the spread in three of their seven games so far.

Sitting at the very bottom of the Eastern Conference standings, the Knicks roll into this one on the back of a narrow one-point loss to the Hornets on Sunday. New York is only 3-6 straight-up following a previous loss this year, while more importantly, the Cavs have also covered the spread in eight of their last 10-games against New York.

Tip: Back the Cavs to Cover the Line (+5.5 Points) @ $1.92

Dallas Mavericks Vs San Antonio Spurs

Tuesday November 19th, 12:30pm, American Airlines Center

An eight-point win over the Raptors on Sunday has kept the Mavericks in touch with the rest of the West, but you can’t say the same for a Spurs and their current five-game losing skid.

Dallas has won only two of their last eight-games over San Antonio, but while that might suggest the Spurs are a worthwhile play head-to-head, the Total is probably your safest bet.

The Total has gone Under in the last three games between these two sides, although I’m not entirely confident in either teams defence right now. The Spurs have allowed just over 114 points-per-game so far, which ranks seventh highest in the league. Meanwhile, the Mavericks haven’t been much better allowing an average of 111-points.

With all that said, the Total looks a little low ahead of Tuesday’s game. Offensively, Dallas is averaging the 10th most points-per-game, so take the Overs.

Tip: Over 224.5 Total Points @ $1.92

Phoenix Suns Vs Boston Celtics

Tuesday November 19th, 1:00pm, Talking Stick Resort Arena

Boston’s 10-game winning streak came to an end on Monday as the Celtics lost on the buzzer to the Kings.

Brad Stevens’ side has been the best team in the East so far, but as the Celtics prepare to play their third game in just four days, there’s every chance Boston’s lack of rest catches up to them.

The Celtics were a tough play following a previous loss last year. So far last seasons trends have been money, so it’s tough to find faith in Boston’s 14-22 record in this scenario against the spread.

On the flip side, the Suns prepare for their sixth-straight home game after beating the Hawks comfortably last Friday. Phoenix owns a 6-2 record against the spread at home so far, making the Suns a worthwhile bet to hand Boston their third loss on the season.

Tip: Back the Suns to Cover the Line (-3.5 Points) @ $1.92

Monday 18th November

New Orleans Pelicans Vs Golden State Warriors

Monday November 18th, 11:00am, Smoothie King Center

The Pelicans and the Warriors meet on Monday in a game that could turn out to be surprisingly high scoring.

No Steph Curry and no Zion Williamson has stopped either of these two teams from putting up points this year. So far close to 67% of the Warriors’ games have gone Over the Total this season, while the Pelicans aren’t far behind at 64%.

Points wise all signs point towards a high-scoring game as well. The Warriors, even without their top stars, have still managed to average just over 110 points-per-game. The Pelicans, meanwhile, have been the surprise standouts so far ranking fifth in the league.

Tip: Over 226 Total Points @ $1.90

Sunday 17th November

Dallas Mavericks Vs Toronto Raptors

Sunday November 17th, 12:30pm, American Airlines Center

Fresh from a hostile loss to the Knicks at The Garden on Friday, the Mavs return home to the comforts of the American Airlines Arena to take on a dangerous looking Raptors team.

Even without Kawhi Leonard Toronto hasn’t skipped a beat. The Raptors, now at 8-3, sit third in the East, and if you hadn’t already heard, Toronto has also won seven of their last 10-games.

The Raptors earned a hard-fought win over the Blazers on Thursday coming back in the second half to win by eight points. Even so, I’m happy to go against the grain here and back the Mavericks to keep this one close.

You might remember the Mavs being a fantastic play against the spread following a loss last season.

Dallas finished 28-19-1 in this scenario, while the Mavs were also money in non-conference games playing to the tune of a 19-10-1 record.

This is a big test for Rick Carlisle’s as the Mavs have now lost back-to-back games for the first time this season. With the Raptors three losses all coming on the road however, it’s worth backing Dallas to at least keep this close.

Tip: Back the Mavericks to Cover the Line

San Antonio Spurs Vs Portland Trail Blazers

Sunday November 17th, 12:30pm, AT&T Center

Can we trust the Spurs in the second game of a back-to-back?

San Antonio heads home on short rest following Saturday’s game in Orlando, and if you’ll remember last season, the second game of a doubleheader wasn’t exactly the Spurs’ strong suit.

Gregg Popovich’s side finished 4-9 straight-up in this scenario, which makes the Blazers look a worthwhile bet at the line.

To be fair, Portland hasn’t exactly been the safest bet this season, either. The Blazers have struggled to start the season at 4-8, and they certainly looked far from their best in another disappointing home loss to the Raptors on Thursday.

That said, the Blazers are averaging just over 110-points on the road, which is good news against a Spurs team that has allowed the ninth-most points to opponents at home. All in all, take the Blazers to come out firing against a weary Spurs team.

Tip: Back the Blazers to Cover the Line

Saturday 16th November

Charlotte Hornets Vs Detroit Pistons

Saturday November 16th, 11:00am, Spectrum Center

Nothing stings more than a loss at home on a buzzer-beater, as the Hornets found out the hard way.

Ja Morant’s last-second layup sunk the Hornets against the Grizzlies on Thursday, but if you’ve paid attention to Charlotte at all this season, you’ll know they are quite capable of putting up points in the first half.

The Hornets actually led at halftime against Memphis before things went pear shaped. Charlotte ranks ninth in points-per-game during the first half this season, which makes them a great bet to cover the spread against a Pistons team that has allowed the fifth-most points in the opening two quarters.

Tip: Back the Hornets to Cover the 1st Half Line (+1 Point) @ $1.92

Orlando Magic Vs San Antonio Spurs

Saturday November 16th, 11:00am, Amway Center

This should be a telling game between two of the top unknowns of the 2019/20 season.

San Antonio has been a frustrating play against the spread this year, but I’m still willing to back them against an Orlando side that continues to struggle for points.

The Spurs have covered in only two of their 11 games so far, however, keep in mind this was one of the best teams to back following a previous loss last season.

Gregg Popovich’s side came up short to the Wolves on Thursday – the Spurs’ third loss in a row. Last year San Antonio covered in 20 of their 37 games following a previous loss though, making the 3.5-point line look a little generous.

The Magic have allowed the fewest points defensively but also scored the fewest points on offence. With only three wins in their last 10-games, don’t be surprised if the Magic struggle to keep up with the Spurs.

Tip: Back the Spurs to Cover the Line (+3.5 Points) @ $1.92

Golden State Warriors Vs Boston Celtics

Saturday November 16th, 2:30pm, Chase Center

The Celtics head West on Saturday hoping to extend their winning streak to double digits.

Boston’s red-hot 9-1 start to the season has caught everybody by surprise, and as the odds suggest, it’s difficult to back against Brad Stevens’ side right now.

The Warriors’ fall from grace now has them in line for a top draft pick as they sit dead last in the West at 2-10. Offensively the Dubs are still capable of putting up points, but on the opposite end Golden State ranks third in points allowed.

Boston has been one of the safest bets against the spread this season playing to the tune of a 6-2-2 record. Likewise, the Celtics have also been money against Golden State in recent times covering in seven of their last 10-games.

Despite their flawless start to the season, this still remains a big test for the Celtics. Boston struggled on the road out West late last year, but with the Warriors reeling and the Celtics rolling, take the visitors to win big.

Tip: Back the Celtics to Cover the Line (-8.0 Points) @ $1.92

Friday 15th November

Milwaukee Bucks Vs Chicago Bulls

Friday November 15th, 12:00pm, Fiserv Forum

Chicago travels north to Milwaukee on Friday hoping to carry momentum over from their 18-point blowout win over the Knicks on Wednesday.

The Bulls are standing their ground in the Eastern Conference at 4-7, but they face an enormous task against one of the NBA’s championship favourites.

Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks have enjoyed three days rest in preparation for this game after handing the Thunder a two-point loss on Monday. It’s only early, but the Bucks already find themselves in a must-win situation with the Celtics storming ahead to a two-game lead atop the Conference.

If you’re a Bucks fan, the good news is Milwaukee has had no trouble beating the Bulls in recent times. The Bucks have won seven of their last 10 meetings against Chicago and have also covered the spread in six.

The only team the Bulls have beaten inside the East’s top eight is the Hawks. The Greek Freak has averaged just shy of 20-points and eight rebounds against Chicago during his career, but more importantly, the Bucks are also 17-3 in their last 20 games against the spread vs division opponents.

Tip: Back the Bucks to Cover the Line (-11.5 Points) @ $1.92

New York Knicks Vs Dallas Mavericks

Friday November 15th, 12:00pm, Madison Square Garden

Kristaps Porzingis returns to the Garden for the first time since being traded to the Mavericks midway through last season.

For that reason alone, this should be an interesting game to watch as the disgruntled New York fanbase are sure to make their voices heard, but from a betting standpoint, the Unders looks to be the only worthwhile play.

The Knicks are averaging the second-fewest points in the league ahead of the Magic, while at home, New York ranks dead last.

In their last three meetings the Knicks have averaged 104-points against Dallas. This one should come close, but I’m happy to take the Unders on New York considering 88% of their games went Under the Total last year following a day off.

Tip: Knicks Under 104.5 Total Points @ $1.92

Thursday 14th November

Charlotte Hornets Vs Memphis Grizzlies

Thursday November 14th, 11:00am, Spectrum Center

Until the Grizzlies prove otherwise, I’ll continue to back them in the 1st Half Market.

Memphis has been seventh-highest scoring side in the first half this season as they continue to give even the best teams a solid run for their money.

Earlier this week the Grizzlies came good on the 1st Half spread, covering in a 113-109 win over the Spurs in San Antonio. To be fair though, this trend has been money for the last two years as the Grizzlies have won the first half in 34 of their last 46 games.

In case you still aren’t convinced, the Hornets have also allowed the seventh-most points in the first half this year. With some value on offer, this might be the safest bet of the day.

Tip: Back the Grizzlies to Win the 1st Half @ $2.00

Orlando Magic Vs Philadelphia 76ers

Thursday November 14th, 11:00am, Amway Center

The Sixers got back on track yesterday with a not-so pretty one-point win over the Cavs in Cleveland.

Philadelphia now heads to Orlando on short rest to face a Magic side looking to rebound from a seven-point loss to the Pacers on Monday.

So far this season Orlando has struggled to give their home fans anything to cheer about with only three wins from six games. Overall, the Magic are just 3-7 on the season, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t capable of putting up some points in this one.

Last season playing on the Overs was highly profitable when the Sixers were playing on no rest. Ten of Philly’s 13 games went Over last year, which makes the 208.5 Total on Thursday look a little slim.

The Magic are the second-best team defensively allowing only 99.3 points-per-game. That said, these two sides have combined for an average score of 218 points across their last three meetings, so take a well-rested Magic side on two days’ rest to keep up with Philly’s star power.

Tip: Over 208.5 Total Points

Portland Trail Blazers Vs Toronto Raptors

Thursday November 14th, 2:00pm, Moda Center

Nothing went right for the Blazers yesterday as they lost by double-digits on the road to the Kings.

Portland now heads back to the Moda Center on short rest to face a Raptors side eager to make up for their own double-digit loss to the Clippers on Tuesday.

If you bet on the NBA last season you might remember how frustrating the Blazers were in the second game of a doubleheader. Portland finished the season 5-7 straight-up, while the Raptors on the other hand finished 23-9 following a previous loss.

The Blazers have been struggling to find shooting from most of their roster so far with only Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum averaging over 20 points-per-game. Considering the Raptors have covered the spread in six of their 10-games so far, take full advantage of the generous line on offer.

Tip: Back the Raptors to Cover the Line (+3.0 Points) @ $1.92

Wednesday 13th November

Chicago Bulls Vs New York Knicks

Wednesday November 13th, 12:00pm, United Center

It’s been a rough start to the season if you’re a Bulls or Knicks fan, but the good news is you can at least cash in for a profit between these two cellar dwellers on Wednesday.

I’m sure I’m not surprising anybody when I say the Knicks and Bulls are among the bottom five teams in points-per-game this year. The Total has gone Under in six of the last 10-games between these two, but there might be more value to be had on the first half Total.

The opening two quarters have posed plenty of problems for Chicago and New York. Again, both sides rank bottom five in points scored in the first half, which makes the 109.5 1st Half Total set for this game look way too high.

The avereage 1st Half Total between these two sides has been 105-points. All things considered, take the Unders.

Tip: Under 109.5 1st Half Total Points @ $1.90

Utah Jazz Vs Brooklyn Nets

Wednesday November 13th, 1:00pm, Vivint Smart Home Arena

Maybe one day this will turn out to be a future Finals match up, but for now, I’m happy to play on the Unders between these two inter-conference foes.

Brooklyn has some serious work to do at 4-5. The Nets have won only one of their six road games so far, largely due to a complete lack of shot-blockers and defensive rebounding.

What the Nets do have going for them though is some strong three-point shooting. Brooklyn ranks third in shots made from beyond the arc, which could challenge Utah to keep pace early in the first half.

All of that suggests this game could be high-scoring, but if the Jazz are forced into making shots they don’t want to take, the hosts could struggle for points.

The Jazz remain undefeated at home this year and they have also won six of their last 10-games. Backing Utah with home-court advantage has been money to start the new season, but so has playing on the Unders on Utah in the first half of the season.

Over the last three years the 1st Half Total has gone Under in 120 of the Jazz’s 184 games in the half of the season. Utah has averaged the fifth-fewest points in the first half so far, making this trend worthy of backing – especially in the second game of a back-to-back.

Tip: Jazz Under 54.5 1st Half Total Points @ $1.88

Denver Nuggets Vs Atlanta Hawks

Wednesday November 13th, 1:00pm, Pepsi Center

The Nuggets have seemingly picked up where they let off last season steaming ahead to an impressive 7-2 record alongside the Lakers in the West.

Denver rolls into this one fresh from Nikola Jokic’s buzzer-beater on Monday against the Wolves in Minnesota, but it already appears the bookies are favouring the Nuggets to win by more than just two points this time around.

If you’ve bet on the Nuggets this season you probably already know how problematic they’ve been against the spread. After a previous win, Denver has covered in only two of their six games – and after a day off, they are 0-3-1.

This all points towards the Hawks keeping Wednesday’s game close, something they’ve done in previous meetings with Denver. In their last 10-games, Atlanta has covered the spread in seven.

Tip: Back the Hawks to Cover the Line (+11.5 Points)

Tuesday 12th November

Boston Celtics Vs Dallas Mavericks

Tuesday November 12th, 11:30am, TD Garden

The Celtics suffered some bad news on Sunday as key forward Gordon Hayward fractured his hand in the blowout win over the Spurs.

Hayward’s absence will limit Boston defensively in the paint, but at 7-1 and atop the East, there’s still no reason to panic as the Celtics return home on Tuesday to face the Mavericks.

Dallas currently sits seventh in the West at 6-3, and although their perfect 4-0 record on the road makes them a strong upset chance in this one, I’m still happy to stick with what’s been working – and that’s the Celtics against the spread.

Boston has covered in five of their eight games as well as three of five as the favourite. It helps knowing the Celtics have allowed the fifth-fewest points in the league, but more importantly, Boston has also covered the spread in 20 of their last 25 games coming off a win as an underdog.

Tip: Back the Celtics to Cover the Line (-3 Points) @ $1.92

San Antonio Spurs Vs Memphis Grizzlies

Tuesday November 12th, 11:30am, AT&T Center

There’s certainly nothing to like about the Grizzlies at 2-7, however I am happy to play on Memphis in the first half against the Spurs.

Memphis has quietly been one of the best teams in the first half this season averaging the seventh-most points per-game. If you bet on the NBA over the last two seasons you’ll know how profitable the Grizzlies have been against the first half spread covering in 46 of their last 65 games as the underdog.

The Spurs have allowed an average of 55-points in the first half to opponents this season, which makes the very generous 6.5-point line look well and truly worthwhile.

Tip: Back the Grizzlies to Cover the 1st Half Line (+6.5 Points) @ $1.92

Sunday 10th November

Charlotte Hornets Vs New Orleans Pelicans

Sunday November 10th, 11:00am, Spectrum Center

For two teams that looked destined to struggle this season, the Hornets and Pelicans have surprisingly produced some exciting results.

New Orleans has been a strong Overs play through the first month, and until that chances, I’m willing to stick with it as they travel to Charlotte on Sunday.

Six of the Pelicans’ seven games have gone Over the Total already this year, largely due to their offence that ranks fourth in points-per-game.

Charlotte doesn’t pose as much of a threat on attack, but defensively the Hornets have allowed the eighth-most points in the league. Considering the Total has gone also gone Over in 75% of the Pelicans’ away games this year, stick with what’s working.

Tip: Pelicans Over the Points Total

Oklahoma City Thunder Vs Golden State Warriors

Sunday November 10th, 12:00pm, Chesapeake Energy Arena

The injury to Steph Curry means there’s been plenty of value on offer for the Warriors in the head-to-head market.

Sunday sees the Dubs travel to OKC on no rest following Saturday’s game in Minnesota, and although the Warriors’ starting five has been ravished with injury, there’s still every chance Golden State gets the job done here.

It mightn’t mean much with so many of their stars on the bench, but the Warriors finished last season 9-4 on no rest. This is the type of “prove it” opportunity the Warriors’ youngers guys should lap up as they look for more playing time, so take Golden State to win outright.

Tip: Back the Warriors to Win

Saturday 9th November

Utah Jazz Vs Milwaukee Bucks

Saturday November 9th, 1:00pm, Vivint Smart Home Arena

There’s no rest for the wicked as the Jazz and the Bucks both return from a pair of wins over the Sixers and Clippers to do battle in a Saturday blockbuster.

The head-to-head market offers tremendous value, but with the line favouring the Bucks by only 1.5-points, I’m more than willing to back Milwaukee to make a statement on the road.

If you bet on the NBA last season you might recall how profitable the Bucks were on the road. Against the spread, Milwaukee finished with a league-best 28-18-2 record, while they also fared quite well after a day’s rest to again, a league-best 36-20-1 record.

I know, that was last season, but already we’ve some of last year’s trends carry over quite nicely.

Defensively, the Jazz have been outstanding at home allowing the third-fewest points-per-game. On offence Utah has struggled though, ranking 24th in points scored with home-court advantage.

Fresh from a 38-point game against the Clippers in Thursday’s win, I’m also willing to back Giannis Antetokounmpo to undo some of Utah’s top defensive work. The Bucks have covered the spread in their last three games against the Jazz, so until proven otherwise, I’ll continue to back Milwaukee with these slim lines on offer.

Tip: Back the Bucks to Cover the Line (-1.5 Points) @ $1.92

Los Angeles Lakers Vs Miami Heat

Saturday November 9th, 2:30pm, Staples Center

The Lakers are sizzling right now as they hope to extend their winning streak to six on Saturday, but I’m not so convinced Miami can’t keep this game close.

LeBron James is in MVP-like form and Anthony Davis is complimenting him nicely. As far as the bench is concerned though, there are still a few concerns surrounding the production of Kyle Kuzma and Rajon Rondo.

The Heat are 5-2 at the time of publish, but it feels as though Erik Spoelsta’s side isn’t receiving the respect they deserve. Miami’s defence has been outstanding so far allowing the 10th fewest points-per-game, which could bring the Unders into play.

Not to be outdone, the Lakers have also been amazing on defence tied for the fourth-fewest points allowed. The Total has gone Under in seven of the last 10 meetings between these two sides and in two of the Lakers’ three home games, so you know what to do.

Tip: Under 215.5 Total Points @ $1.92

Friday 8th November

Charlotte Hornets Vs Boston Celtics

Friday November 8th, 12:00pm, Spectrum Center

The Celtics are cruising along nicely in the midst of a five-game winning streak.

After winning by six over the Raptors a fortnight ago, Boston has gone on to record wins over the Knicks twice, the Bucks and the Cavaliers while also averaging the sixth-fewest points against defensively.

A trip to Charlotte was supposed to be a cakewalk this season but already the Hornets have proven themselves as no easy beat. At 4-3, Charlotte’s winning start to the season has been one of the many surprise headlines, but I’m still willing to back Brad Stevens’ defence to do the talking on Friday.

The Celtics are 2-1 on the road and with a win over the Hornets, they could potentially seize the top spot in the Eastern Conference.

Offensively Boston has some work to do, but this is the perfect opportunity for the Celtics to find their stride against a Charlotte defence that has allowed the ninth-most points in the league.

If you’re looking for one last stat to hang your hat on, make it this: over the last three seasons, the Celtics are 39-17 against the spread after three or more wins on the trot.

Tip: Back the Celtics to Cover the Line (-6.5 Points) @ $1.92

San Antonio Spurs Vs Oklahoma City Thunder

Friday November 8th, 12:30pm, AT&T Center

The Spurs return home on Friday hoping to make up for their recent eight-point loss to the Hawks.

Big time NBA bettors will recall how profitable San Antonio was on the back of a loss against the spread last season finishing with a convincing 20-16-1 record.

Oklahoma City has stood their ground following the loss of Paul George and Russell Westbrook, but with an 0-2 record on the road so far, I’m willing to take the Spurs to win comfortably. San Antonio has covered the spread in seven of their last 10-games against the Thunder, so this one isn’t worth overthinking.

Tip: Back the Spurs to Cover the Line (-4.5 Points) @ $1.92

Phoenix Suns Vs Miami Heat

Friday November 8th, 1:00pm, Talking Stick Resort Arena

You’d be mad to bet against the red-hot Suns… right?

Phoenix’s fast start to the season has caught every NBA pundit off guard, but despite their three-game winning streak, I’m still willing to take the Suns on with the Heat coming to town.

Miami sits third in the East behind a strong 5-2 record. The Heat have struggled on the road with only two wins from four games, but Miami’s 8-2 record against the spread in their last 10 meetings against Phoenix is enough of a reason to trust Erik Spoelstra’s side.

Just like last season, Miami is already one of the best defensive sides in the league. To be fair, the Suns also rank bottom ten in points allowed per-game, but with a narrow 1.5 line set in favour of the Suns, the Heat are a strong chance to Cover.

In their last 30 games against non-conference opponents, the Suns have covered the line only five times. The Heat are 2-1 against the spread following a day off, so take Miami to either keep this close, or win.

Tip: Back the Heat to Cover the Line (+1.5 Points) @ $1.92

Thursday 7th November

Memphis Grizzlies Vs Minnesota Timberwolves

Thursday November 7th, 12:00pm, FedEx Forum

It’s been a tough start to the season for the 1-5 Grizzlies as they prepare for their third straight home game against the Wolves.

Memphis has lost three on the trot following a seven-point loss to the Rockets on Tuesday, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t any value to be had on the home underdogs.

The Timberwolves are allowing an average of 58.5 first half points – the fifth-most in the league. The Grizzlies aren’t anything special offensively, but Memphis is averaging just shy of 56 first half points themselves through the first month of the season.

The 1st Half Total might seem like a safe play all things considering, but the current price on offer for the Grizzlies head-to-head is massively over the odds. Memphis has led at half time in 16 of their last 18 games against opponents from the Northwest Division, so take the Grizzlies to put a scare into the Wolves.

Tip: Back the Grizzlies to Win the 1st Half @ $2.20

Dallas Mavericks Vs Orlando Magic

Thursday November 7th, 12:30pm, American Airlines Center

Sticking to the half time trend, I’m also happy to take on the Mavericks at home against a very stingy Magic defence.

Averaging just under 50, Orlando has allowed the second-fewest first half points in the league. The Mavericks, meanwhile, lead the league in first half points scored at 63.5, but with a 55.5 Total set, I’m happy to back Orlando’s defence to do the talking.

In case you need further convincing, the Mavs have also averaged only 50 first half points in their last three games against the Magic. So with all that in mind, play on the Unders.

Mavericks Under 55.5 1st Half Points @ $1.88

Utah Jazz Vs Philadelphia 76ers

Thursday November 7th, 1:00pm, Vivint Smart Home Arena

The Sixers suffered their first loss of the season on Tuesday, but I’m still willing to back Philly to bounce-back on the road in Utah.

Brett Brown’s team is firing on all cylinders as the Sixers continue to make teams pay in the paint. Philly is shooting just under 47% from the field and is also averaging over 48 rebounds per-game, but perhaps more importantly, the Sixers finished last season 22-13 against the spread following a previous loss.

A narrow 2-point line is always a little risky, especially against the Jazz, who are yet to lose a game at home. That said, the Sixers have six of their last 10-games against Utah, and while this is a big road test early in the season, don’t be surprised if Philly make a statement.

Tip: Back the Sixers to Cover the Line (+2 Points) @ $1.92

Wednesday 6th November

Denver Nuggets Vs Miami Heat

Wednesday November 6th, 11:30am, Barclays Center

The Heat have quietly been one of the best teams in the league to start the season with a 5-1 record.

Miami are fresh from a big 29-point win over the Rockets on Monday and as they were last season, the Heat look a good bet to cover the spread on the road against Denver.

The Heat finished with a league-best 26-15 record against the spread on the road last season, and they should be feeling confident ranking sixth in the league in points-per-game.

Denver has struggled to get going offensively this year as they rank bottom five in points-per-game. These two sides have also been two of the better teams defensively, so I’m happy to take the double in this game at some value.

Tip: Back the Heat to Cover the Line (+5.5 Points) & Under 209.5 Total Points @ $3.60

Tuesday 5th November

Brooklyn Nets Vs New Orleans Pelicans

Tuesday November 5th, 11:30am, Barclays Center

These two teams will be hoping to move one step closer towards .500 Tuesday after rather slow starts to the season.

New Orleans lost by double-digits to the Thunder on Sunday leaving the Pelicans still without a road win this season. The Nets, meanwhile, lost by four to the Pistons in Detroit.

Brooklyn’s new-look offence has taken a little while to gel, but they should feel somewhat confident about ranking third in points-per-game.

The Pelicans have been a great Overs bet through the first two weeks as five of their six games have gone Over the Total. New Orleans has struggled defensively all year allowing the second-most points on the road, but on the flip side, the Nets haven’t been much better allowing seventh-most points at home.

These two sides have combined for an average half-time score of 125-points in their last three games. The first half total has also gone Over in 56 of the Pelicans’ last 78 games across the last two seasons, so take a high scoring start from New Orleans.

Tip: Pelicans Over the 1st Half Total

Memphis Grizzlies Vs Houston Rockets

Tuesday November 5th, 12:00pm, FedEx Forum

I’m finding it extremely difficult to back the Rockets on a consistent basis, but the trends heading into Tuesday’s game in Memphis are too good to ignore.
Houston were walloped by 29-points in Miami on Monday as James Harden finished with only 29-points. With a 1-2 record on the road, it’s been a familiar theme all season for the Rockets as the new-look offence with Russell Westbrook in the fold is yet to really click.

That said, the Rockets proved highly profitable last season on the back of a loss. Houston finished 20-13, while they also came good playing on no rest to the tune of an 8-4 record.

There’s no real value in the head-to-head market, but I’m still confident in the Rockets at the line. Houston has covered the spread in seven of their last 10-games against the Grizzlies. Memphis has also allowed the fifth-most points opponents at home this season.

Tip: Back the Rockets to Cover the Line (-6.5 Points) @ $1.92

Minnesota Timberwolves Vs Milwaukee Bucks

Tuesday November 5th, 12:00pm, Target Center

The bookies are trying to trap you into backing the Over between these two high-scoring offences, but I’m not buying it.

Milwaukee and Minnesota both rank top five in points-per-game, and while neither has been particularly special defensively, the 230.5-point total looks a little high.

The Bucks and Wolves have combined for an average total of 207-points across their last 10-games. The Under has saluted in seven of them, and while it mightn’t mean much, the total has also gone Under in 23 of the Wolves’ last 30 games in November.

Tip: Under 230.5 Total Points @ $1.90

Monday 4th November

San Antonio Spurs Vs Los Angeles Lakers

Monday November 4th, 10:00am, AT&T Center

Four wins on the trot has Laker fans up and about with another game on the road.

Los Angeles handed Dallas a nine-point loss on Saturday and have since been installed as minor one-point underdogs on the road against San Antonio.

If you’ve caught a glimpse of the Spurs so far, you’ll know this is massive overs. San Antonio has been awful defensively allowing 111.2 points-per-game, while on attack, Gregg Popovich’s side is shooting below 35% from three-point range.

The Lakers have already been money against the spread this season covering in four of their five games. Los Angeles is also 7-1 against the spread in their last eight games a fellow Western Conference opponent, so take advantage of this generous line.

Tip: Lakers to Cover the Line (+1 Point) @ $1.92

Los Angeles Clippers Vs Utah Jazz

Monday November 4th, 12:00pm, Staples Center

This game shapes up to be a bit of a blockbuster between two teams hoping to improve on their 4-2 records.

Utah came up short to the Kings on Saturday away from home in a one-point loss, but if you’ll recall, backing the Jazz following a defeat was one of the most profitable plays of the entire year.

The Jazz finished 22-12-1 after a loss against the spread, while Utah’s defence has been outstanding so far allowing the fewest points in the league.

Los Angeles has the edge on offence in this game, but they do need to tighten up defensively. The Clippers are allowing an average of just under 110-points per-game, so take the Jazz to keep this one close.

Tip: Back Utah to Cover the Line (+4.5 Points) @ $1.92

Sunday 3rd November

Detroit Pistons Vs Brooklyn Nets

Sunday November 3rd, 10:00am, Little Caesars Arena

We’re only just over a week into the season, but this already shapes up as a pivotal Eastern Conference matchup between two serious playoff contenders.

The Nets and Pistons meet in Detroit on Sunday on the back of only 12 hours rest. Brooklyn, fresh from a tough home game against the Rockets, will be hoping to earn their first road win of the season, while the Pistons back up on short rest after a trip to Chicago.

Playing on the Unders was highly profitable on these two teams last season, especially on no rest. Close to 62% of Detroit’s games went Under the Total in the second set of a double-header, while the Nets weren’t far behind at 57%.

In case you need further convincing, the Total has also gone Under in seven of the last 10-games between these two sides. With limited rest, I expect points to come at a premium.

Tip: Under 224 Total Points @ $1.92

Washington Wizards Vs Minnesota Timberwolves

Sunday November 3rd, 11:00am, Capital One Arena

The Wizards have picked up where they left off last season by being one of the top betting plays on short rest.

After disposing of the Thunder last Saturday, Washington came out fighting a day later to cover the spread in a two-point loss to the Spurs.

For those unaware, the Wizards finished 12-3 last year against the spread on no rest. They’ve also opened this season 4-1 against the spread, and although the Wolves have looked impressive so far, it’s worth backing taking the Wizards to come good on what they do best.

Tip: Back the Wizards to Cover the Line (-2 Points) @ $1.92

Golden State Warriors Vs Charlotte Hornets

Sunday November 3rd, 11:30am, Chase Center

No Steph Curry spells no chance for the Warriors, right?

The even money on offer tells the story as the bookmakers are favouring the Dubs by only a point on Sunday. The head-to-head price is also very tempting, but the trends suggest there could be a safer play elsewhere in the market.

It’s no surprise to learn the Warriors have allowed the second-most points in the league this season. Losing defensive masterminds like Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson was always going to hurt, while the loss of Curry now makes life extremely tough on the opposite end.

The Hornets were the heavy favourites for the No. 1 overall pick, but at 2-3, Charlotte has already proven that they are no easy-beat.

Over the last two seasons the Total has gone Over in all nine of the Hornets’ road games on two days’ rest, so back Charlotte to put up a big score on the struggling Dubs.

Tip: Hornets Over 111 Total Points @ $1.92

Saturday 2nd November

Orlando Magic Vs Milwaukee Bucks

Saturday November 2nd, 10:00am, Amway Center

The Bucks should have a point to prove on Saturday after blowing a 58-42 halftime lead to the Celtics on Thursday.

Milwaukee find themselves sitting just 2-2 in the East after what has so far been a rather slow start to the season. The Bucks remain on the road as they travel to Orlando, but if you were paying attention last season, you might remember this exact scenario being one of the most profitable plays of the entire year.

On the back of a loss, the Bucks covered the spread in 19 of their 26 games. But wait, Milwaukee also holds a 17-3 record agaisnt the spread in road games following a loss as the favourite.

The Magic haven’t lost a game at home, but considering Orlando has averaged the fewest points-per-game in the league, take the Bucks to Cover what is a very slim line.

Tip: Back the Bucks to Cover the Line (-4.5 Points) @ $1.92

Boston Celtics Vs New York Knicks

Saturday November 2nd, 10:30am, TD Garden

The underdog Celtics of old turned up in a big way on Thursday as Boston came all the way back to defeat the Bucks 116-105 at home.

It’s only early, but that could turn into a serious momentum builder for Brad Stevens’ side as the Celtics appear to be having fun playing basketball again.

The Celtics look to have found some form on offence, but it’s hard to ignore their struggles in the first half. Boston has averaged the fewest points-per-game in the opening two quarters, which makes them a worthwhile play on the 1st Half Under.

In case you aren’t convinced though, don’t forget the Total has gone Under in 31 of Boston’s 40 games against division opponents in the first half over the last two seasons.

Tip: Celtics Under 57.5 1st Half Points @ $1.92

Sacramento Kings Vs Utah Jazz

Saturday November 2nd, 1:00pm, Chase Center

No team has been more disappointing than the Kings to start the season.

Sacramento’s 0-5 start is concerning for a team that was supposed to compete for a playoff spot. The Kings’ schedule hasn’t helped matters, but fresh from a loss to the lowly Hornets at home, it’s still tough to find much faith in Luke Walton’s side.

Things are only about to get tougher for the Kings as they face the 4-1 Jazz on Saturday. If you haven’t heard, Utah’s defence has allowed the fewest points-per-game in the league, which spells huge trouble for a Kings side averaging the second-fewest points offensively.

The Kings have averaged only 97 points in their last three games against Utah, so with a big Total set, back the Unders on Sacramento.

Tip: Kings Under 109.5 Total Points @ $1.96

Friday 1st November

Atlanta Hawks Vs Miami Heat

Friday November 1st, 10:00am, State Farm Arena

The Hawks hit some early strife on Wednesday in the form of a Trae Young ankle injury. The former first round pick is day-to-day for now, but that hasn’t stopped bookmakers from favouring the Heat by six-points.

Miami has been a strong play already this season covering the line in three of their four games. From a form standpoint, there’s little work to do considering the Heat took care of the Hawks 112-97 on Wednesday, but Young’s injury has thrown a spanner into the works.

No MRI was required on Young’s ankle, which suggests he could play on Friday. Whether the Hawks want to risk him this early in the season is a decision for coach Lloyd Pierce, but if we consider the trends, it might still be worth backing Atlanta regardless.

The Hawks are 4-1 against the spread in their last five home games. They also finished 27-24 against the spread last year after a day off. If Young plays, this line should come in, so make sure you get on early.

Tip: Back the Hawks to Cover the Line (+6.0 Points) @ $1.92

New Orleans Pelicans Vs Denver Nuggets

Friday November 1st, 12:30pm, Smoothie King Center

The Pelicans and Nuggets meet on Friday after a pair of home losses on Wednesday.

New Orleans were no match for the Warriors in their 11-point loss, while the Nuggets allowed a six-point lead in the third quarter to slip in the final term against the Mavericks.

Neither of these teams were particularly profitable on the back of a previous loss last season, but there could be some value in the Total Points market.

In 48 games after losing previously, the Total went Over in 62% of the Pelicans’ following games. Considering New Orleans leads the league in points-per-game, take this one to be high scoring.

Tip: Over the Points Total

Los Angeles Clippers Vs San Antonio Spurs

Friday November 1st, 1:30pm, Staples Center

The Clippers chose to rest Kawhi Leonard on Thursday due to “load management.”

It sounds as though coach Doc Rivers is saving Kawhi for Friday’s home game against the Spurs, which explains the -5 point line set in favour of the Clippers.

As expected, Los Angeles hasn’t missed a beat so far averaging the third-most points in the league while shooting 52% from the field and 40% from three.

San Antonio, meanwhile, ranks eighth in points allowed and three-point shooting percentage against.

With Kawhi returning and home-court advantage, this one isn’t worth overcomplicating.

Tip: Back the Clippers to Cover the Line (-5 Points) @ $1.92

Thursday 31st October

Toronto Raptors Vs Detroit Pistons

Thursday October 31st, 10:30am, Scotiabank Arena

Detroit’s road trip continues on Thursday as they head north to Toronto to face the defending champs.

Betting on the Pistons was tough last year, and it hasn’t been any easier so far with Detroit yet to string together back-to-back wins.

The Raptors have opened the season 3-1 following a nine-point victory over the Magic on Tuesday. That said, Toronto’s offence is far from what it used to be currently ranking 23rd in field-goal percentage.

The Pistons, meanwhile, rank fourth in the same department. The defence has allowed only 109.5 points-per-game, which could cause problems for a Raptors team that continues to start games slowly.

Detroit has covered the line in four of their last five games against the Raptors including six of their last eight in Toronto. With a generous line set, take the Pistons to keep this close.

Tip: Back the Pistons to Cover the Line (+8.5 Points) @ $1.92

Oklahoma City Thunder Vs Portland Trail Blazers

Thursday October 31st, 11:00am, Chesapeake Energy Arena

The Blazers find themselves 2-2 through four games as they look to bounce-back from a nail-biting three-point loss to the Spurs on Tuesday.

Shooting just 32% from beyond the arc, it’s safe to say three-point shooting has been Portland’s biggest downfall early on. Fortunately, they’ll have a chance to right their wrong on Thursday as they take on the 1-3 Thunder, but if you’ve caught a glimpse of OKC so far, you’ll know nothing is going to come easy.

Oklahoma City had the Rockets on the ropes on Tuesday falling by only four points. They also put up a double-digit win over the Warriors last week after coming within five points of the Jazz on opening night.

It just so happens that three-point shooting is the Thunder’s speciality – just on the other end of the floor. OKC has allowed the lowest three-point shooting percentage to opposing teams so far, which spells bad news for the visiting Blazers.

The Thunder have held Portland to Under 112 points in three of their last five games, so instead of risking a head-to-head bet, play on the Total.

Tip: Blazers Under 112 Points @ $1.92

Utah Jazz Vs Los Angeles Clippers

Thursday October 31st, 1:00pm, Vinvint Smart Home Arena

Utah had their hands full on Tuesday against the Suns, but like all good teams do, the Jazz found a way to pull out a one-point victory.

Los Angeles had a less than close call of their own against the Hornets. The Clippers tore apart Charlotte to win 111-96, extending their record to 3-1 on the season.

Utah has won seven of their last 10-games against the Clippers. During that time, they’ve averaged a first half score of 55-points to Los Angeles’ 51.

Considering the Clippers haven’t won in Utah since 2017, take the Jazz to win the first half.

Tip: Jazz to Win the 1st Half  @ $1.85

Wednesday 30th October

Miami Heat Vs Atlanta Hawks

Wednesday October 30th, 10:30am, AmericanAirlines Arena

There’s certainly no shame in losing to the Sixers, as the Hawks did on Tuesday.

Atlanta had Philly on the ropes early on with a nine-point first quarter lead, but a quiet night from the bench ultimately cost the Hawks what would have been a huge early season upset.

Already the Hawks have shown plenty of poise though as Trae Young ranks second in the league in points-per-game. That should come in handy as Atlanta prepares for the Heat on no rest, but if you’ve caught a glimpse of Miami this season, you’ll understand why the spread for this game looks a little generous.

The Heat opened the season 2-0  before losing by seven to the Timberwolves on Monday. Miami looks the team to beat in the Southwest, but keep in mind, Erik Spoelstra’s side finished 7-9 against division opponents last year.

Miami’s bread and butter so far has been the three-point shot. The Heat are shooting 38% from beyond the arc – which ranks eighth in the league. On the flip side however, the Hawks have allowed the second-lowest three-point percentage against this season.

This is a game the Hawks will be desperate to win, and with a steady 8-8 record against the spread vs division opponents last year, it’s worth backing them to do so.

Tip: Back the Hawks to Cover the Line (+8.0 Points) @ $1.91

Denver Nuggets Vs Dallas Mavericks

Wednesday October 30th, 12:00pm, Pepsi Center

The Mavericks came back to earth a little on Monday losing by three points to the Blazers.

After a fast 2-0 start, Dallas received a harsh reality check against one of the top dogs in the Western Conference, and things aren’t about to get any easier on as the Mavs hit the road on Wednesday in Denver.

The Nuggets remain unbeaten after surviving a late scare from the Kings yesterday in Sacramento. If you were betting on the NBA last season, you might remember Denver were absolute money playing on no rest to the tune of a league-best 12-1 record.

There’s certainly something exciting about Dallas this season, but keep in mind the Mavs have shot just 44% from the field and 30% from three. That won’t cut it against an elite scoring (and defensive) side like Denver, so back the Nuggets to win this one a little more reasily

Tip: Back the Nuggets to Cover the Line (-6.0 Points) @ $1.91

Los Angeles Lakers Vs Memphis Grizzlies

Wednesday October 30th, 1:30pm, Staples Center

Is there anything stopping the Grizzlies from keeping this game close?

Memphis is averaging 112.3 points-per-game, but on the opposite end, the Grizzlies have unfortunately allowed the fifth-most points defensively.

The Lakers are far from steady right now as Anthony Davis and LeBron James continue to work things out. Los Angeles needs to find some consistency from three if they wish to compete for a playoff spot, but as far as a betting play for Wednesday’s game goes, the Lakers’ questionable shooting from downtown should put the Unders into play.

Stay with me here, because this is a little technical. In their last two seasons, 25 of the Lakers’ 34 games have gone Under the Total against a team allowing 106 (or more) points-per-game.

Tip: Lakers Under 115.5 Total Points @ $1.96

Tuesday 29th October

Milwaukee Bucks Vs Cleveland Cavaliers

Tuesday October 29th, 11:00am, Fiserv Forum

Despite losing by five to the Heat on Sunday, the bookmakers have wasted no time installing the Bucks as whopping 15.5-point favourites against the Cavs at home.

Milwaukee shot only 31% from three against Miami as they managed to blow a 13-point half time lead. Not to worry though, because if you were paying attention last year, you’ll know the Bucks were one of the most profitable plays to cover the spread on the back of a previous loss.

The Bucks finished last season 19-7, covering 73.1% of the time. The Cavs, meanwhile, hit the road on a high after defeating the Pacers by double-digits on Sunday, but it’s doubtful we see Tristan Thompson put up 25-points again against one of the best defensive sides in the league.

Tip: Back the Bucks to Cover the Line (-15.5 Points) @ $1.91

Los Angeles Clippers Vs Charlotte Hornets

Tuesday October 29th, 1:30pm, Staples Center

Only two days after pummeling the Lakers on opening night, the Clippers somehow lost by eight points to the Suns in Phoenix – much to the chagrin of punters on board the favourites.

The Suns have proven they are no easy-beats already this year, so you can probably excuse the Clippers’ loss as they still iron out a few kinks to start the season.

Fortunately, Los Angeles now faces a Hornets side fresh from a 19-point loss to the Lakers on Monday, and with no rest between games, it’s difficult to see Charlotte coming up with an answer to the likes of Kawhi Leonard and Montrezl Harrell.

The Clippers finished last season 22-15 against the spread following a previous loss, but there might be some real multi value on offer here. Not that it means much, but in home games after allowing 115-points or more last year, the Clippers also went Over the Total in 31 of their 39 games.

Tip: Clippers to Cover the Line (-10.5 Points) & Over 223.5 Total Points @ $1.90

Monday 28th October

Minnesota Timberwolves Vs Miami Heat

Monday October 28th, 10:00am, Target Center

Looks like we may have underestimated the Timberwolves.

It’s only a short sample size, but with a pair of wins over the Nets and Hornets to start the season, Minnesota already look a serious dark horse to make the playoffs in the West.

Of course, we’ve gotten carried away about Minnesota before, and with the visiting Heat coming to town, it’s safe to say this will be another big test for Ryan Saunders’ side.

The Heat were one of the best teams to back against the spread on the road last year saluting to the tune of a 26-15 record. Miami was also a strong play agaisnt the spread in the second game of a doubleheader covering in seven of their 13 games, so back the Heat to keep this tight.

Tip: Back the Heat to Cover the Line

Dallas Mavericks Vs Portland Trail Blazers

Monday October 28th, 10:00am, American Airlines Center

The 2-0 Mavericks host the Blazers on Monday as Dallas hopes to extend its unbeaten streak to three.

Funnily enough, that’s also the same number of home games the Mavs have won over Portland dating back to April last season.

The Blazers lost their season-opener to the Nuggets at home on Thursday by eight points while they also had plenty of trouble against teh Kings in Sacramento on Saturday. Overall, it looks as though there is something missing on offence in Portland, which could spell disaster against a Mavericks side riding the hot hands of Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis.

You might not know it, but Dallas was also one of the more profitable spread plays at home last year. The Mavericks covered in 24 of their 41 home games last season, a trend that looks tough to ignore.

Tip: Back the Mavericks to Cover the Line

Sunday 27th October

Houston Rockets Vs New Orleans Pelicans

Sunday October 27th, 11:00am, Toyota Center

There was plenty to like about the Rockets on Friday despite losing to the Bucks 117-111.

Russell Westbrook’s 24-point game was an encouraging sign after a down season last year, but Houston’s inability to defend both Giannis Antetokounmpo and the the three shot was a mild concern.

The Rockets will be hoping for more of an impact from James Harden on Sunday following his lackluster 19-point effort. Finding the right mix of minutes for Westbrook and Harden will come with time, but for now, it’s obvious coach Mike D’antoni has a few kinks to iron out.

Meanwhile in New Orleans, the Pelicans continue to take everybody by surprise. After taking the Raptors to overtime on opening night, New Orleans returned three days later to lose another close one to the Mavericks.

The Pelicans already look competitive, which is impressive considering Zion Williamson is on the sidelines. With pure shooters like Brandon Ingram and JJ Reddick on the roster, this team can hurt you from three – as the Rockets have found out the hard way in the past.

New Orleans has covered the spread in six of their last 10-games against the Rockets, and considering the bookmakers are favouring Houston by double-digits, it’s worth backing the Pelicans to keep this close.

Tip: Back the Pelicans to Cover the Line (+10.5 Points) @ $1.92

Chicago Bulls Vs Toronto Raptors

Sunday October 27th, 11:30am, AT&T Center

The Bulls have picked up where they left off last year: inconsistent.

Chicago lost a heartbreaker on Thursday against the Hornets before coming all the way back against Memphis on Saturday to win 110-102.

Backing the Bulls to win outright in the second game of a doubleheader is a risky play, but on the flip side, the Raptors haven’t looked all that convincing either. Toronto had their hands full on opening night against the Pelicans, right before they allowed the Celtics to come all the way back on Saturday to steal a last-minute win.

Both of these teams should have a point to prove on Sunday, so you can expect a high-scoring game. The Total has gone Over in six of the last 10-games between Chicago and Toronto, so expect plenty of points.

Tip: Over 223 Total Points @ $1.92

San Antonio Spurs Vs Washington Wizards

Sunday October 27th, 11:00am, United Center

The Spurs have enjoyed a handy two-day break as they look to earn their second win of the season.

San Antonio won by eight against the Knicks on Thursday, but it was hardly a convincing victory. DeMar DeRozan had a quiet night with only 13-points, while the Spurs as a team shot only 33% from three.

Washington has already shown plenty of moxy to start the season despite their record. An eight-point loss to the Mavericks on opening night still saw plenty of positives, while a the Wiz were also competive against the Thunder on the road on Saturday.

The Wizards were the best side to back on no rest last season covering the spread in 12 of their 15 games. With the Spurs looking a little rusty to begin the season, take advantage of this generous line.

Tip: Back the Wizards to Cover the Line (+12 Points) @ $1.92

Saturday 26th October

Oklahoma City Thunder Vs Washington Wizards

Saturday October 26th, 11:00am, Chesapeake Energy Arena

Overreactions are all the rage this time of the year, as you can see by the line set for Saturday’s game between the Thunder and Wizards.

Oklahoma City lost by five to Utah on Opening Night, while Washington fell to the Mavericks by eight. There was to like and lots to loathe about both teams, but the line looks way too generous in Oklahoma City’s favour.

The Wizards lucked out with Bradley Beal being ejected in the fourth quarter on Thursday but the good news is the new multi-million man has avoided suspension. Even without Beal on the court though, Washington still put up 32-points in the final quarter to put a real scare into the Dallas home fans.

The Wizards are 4-1 in their last five road games dating back to last season and they also won their last visit to OKC by double digits. With an eight point safety net, take Washington to Cover.

Tip: Back the Wizards to Cover the Line (+8.0 Points) @ $1.91

Sacramento Kings Vs Portland Trail Blazers

Saturday October 26th, 1:00pm, Golden 1 Center

The Kings return home as two-point underdogs against the Blazers  following a 29-point loss to the Suns on Opening Night.

Sacramento were a popular pick to make the playoffs this season after fading down the stretch last year, but already it seems the same old inconsistencies have crept in as turnovers and a lack of perimiter defence cost the Kings the game.

To make matters worse, forward Marvin Bagley is set to miss 4-6 weeks with a fractured thumb. There’s still plenty of young talent on the roster in the form of De’Aaron Fox and Buddy Hield, but keep in mind, when Bagley was off the floor last year the Kings’ offensive rating dropped nearly two points.

The Blazers are also looking to bounce-back from a loss of their own against the Nuggets on Thursday. It’s tough to win games when you allow the opposing team to shoot 56% from three, and it’s even tougher when you shoot shoot only 25% from three yourself.

Fortunately, the Blazers were among the best teams to back against the spread last year following a previous loss. Portland finished with a 27-20-2 record in this scenario, while the Blazers are also 4-1 against the spread in their last five games against Sacramento.

Tip: Back the Blazers to Cover the Line (-2.0 Points) @ $1.91

Friday 25th October

Detroit Pistons Vs Atlanta Hawks

Friday October 25th, 10:00am, Little Caesers Arena

For the second straight year NBA bettors will be hoping the Hawks can pick up where they left off by becoming one of the most consistent against the spread picks away from home.

Atlanta finished the 2018/19 season 24-17 on the road against the spread largely due to a “never say die” type attitude from its young core. The same starting five, all of which are under 22-years-old, returns for another season while the Hawks also got busy adding first round draft pick Cam Reddish to the fold.

The Pistons will no doubt have their hands full on Friday as they back up on no rest. Thanks to Andre Drummond’s double-double and a handy 18 points from Derrick Rose, Detroit pulled off a big upset over the Pacers in Indiana.

Doubleheaders this early in the season are tough for any team, let alone one that finished 6-7 on no rest last year. The Hawks are also 5-1 against the spread in their last six games against Detroit, so back Atlanta’s young shooters to seriously challenge the Pistons.

Tip: Back the Hawks to Cover the Line (+1.5 Points)

Houston Rockets Vs Milwaukee Bucks

Friday October 25th, 11:00am, Toyota Center

It’s very difficult to separate these two teams on Friday despite the value on offer.

Milwaukee was money on the road against the spread last season playing to a 28-18-2 record, but you can’t discount Houston’s 27-18-2 record at home either.

We’ll finally get a glimpse into the James Harden/Russell Westbrook partnership, which could turn out to be a blessing in disguise or a complete bust. Both are extra competitive ball hogs who crave points and the limelight, which means teamwork and chemistry could take a while to develop.

The Bucks, meanwhile, are the firm favourites to win the Eastern Conference. Last year’s MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo still mightn’t be in his final form, which is a scary thought for the rest of the league.

Plenty went wrong last year in Houston on and off the court, but rebounding was by far at the top of General Manager Daryl Morey’s list of priorities during the offseason. Unfortunately, the Rockets haven’t made any headway in that department, which means we should see Giannis control the boards and lead the Bucks to a statement win.

Tip: Back the Bucks to Cover the Line (+2 Points) @ $1.92

Golden State Warriors Vs Los Angeles Clippers

Friday October 25th, 1:30pm, Chase Center

Don’t even bother reminding the Warriors of just how dangerous this Clippers side can be.

Los Angeles pulled off a big win over the Dubs at Oracle during the first round of last year’s playoffs before losing the series 4-2. That was before Kawhi Leonard though, and if you caught a glimpse of the new-look Clips on Wednesday, you’ll know this team means business.

For the first time in forever, the Warriors are an unknown. With Klay Thompson done for the season and Kevin Durant now in Brooklyn, the bulk of the scoring burden now belongs to Steph Curry, Draymond Green and the newly added D’Angelo Russell.

The Clippers shot over 50% from the field against the Lakers largely thanks to a big performance ferom Montrezl Harrell and Lou Williams off the bench. Los Angeles will need more of the same against the Warriors on Friday as the Dubs, or more specifically Curry, will load up on threes in their Chase Center debut.

Six of the last 10 games between these two sides have gone Over the Total, while it also appears the bookies are overlooking just how much talent is still left on the Warriors’ roster. This one should be a classic high-scoring, Friday afternoon affair.

Tip: Over 225.5 Total Points @ $1.92

Thursday 24th October

Charlotte Hornets Vs Chicago Bulls

Thursday October 24th, 10:00am, Spectrum Center

Hornets 126 - Bulls 125

The Bulls look much-improved this season after adding Tomas Satoransky and Thaddeus Young to the roster. Chicago could be a real dark horse to make the playoffs in the East, so look for the Bulls to make a serious statement on Thursday against the lowly Hornets. Chicago is 21-15 against the line against Southeast Division opponents and 11-7 against Southeast opponents on the road.

Tip: Back the Bulls to Cover the Line (-3 Points) @ $1.92

Philadelphia 76ers Vs Boston Celtics

Thursday October 24th, 10:30am, Wells Fargo Center

76ers 107 - Celtics 93

Plenty has changed on the Celtics’ roster, but this is typically a game Boston turns up for. The Celtics have won seven of their last 10 games over the Sixers, and also hold an impressive 6-2 record against the line. Philly has improved plenty this season, especially on defence, and they should feel confident knowing new recruit Al Horford has insider knowledge on Brad Stevens’ schemes. That said, the new-look Celtics with Kemba Walker in the fold should have a serious point to prove in the season-opener, so take advantage of this generous line.

Tip: Back the Celtics to Cover the Line (+5.0 Points) @ $1.90

Phoenix Suns Vs Sacramento Kings

Thursday October 24th, 1:00pm, Talking Stick Resort Arena

Suns 124 - Kings 95

The Kings open the season in Phoenix on Thursday hoping to make up for lost time. Last season Sacramento looked poised for a playoff spot with a winning record at the All-Star break, right before a second half slump cost them a spot. Despite the disappointment, the Kings carry over the same talented roster into the new season, while the Suns could pack a surprise. Fifty-seven percent of the Kings’ away games went Over the Total last season, which looks to be the play in this one. Sixteen of Sacramento’s 19 road games during the first half also went Over the Total last year, so back this one to be high scoring.

Tip: Over 232.5 Total Points @ $1.94

Wednesday 23rd October

Toronto Raptors Vs New Orleans Pelicans

Wednesday October 23rd, 11:00am, Scotiabank Arena

Zion Williamson would have made this game a lot more exciting, but even if the No. 1 overall pick was available, it still would’ve been tough to fade the defending champs. The general perception of Toronto right now is “won and done”. With Kawhi Leonard in Los Angeles, plenty of people are overlooking just how much talent is left on this roster. The Raptors finished sixth in three-pointers made last season, while the Pelicans ranked sixth in three-pointers allowed. There’s no doubt New Orleans’ shooting has improved with the additions of Brandon Ingram and Lonzo Ball, but don’t sleep on the Raptors’ defence either. Toronto held opposing teams to only 44% shooting from the field last year, so back the Pelicans to struggle in the season-opener.

Tip: Pelicans Under 112 Total Points @ $1.92

Los Angeles Lakers Vs Los Angeles Clippers

Wednesday October 23rd, 1:30pm, Staples Center

No Paul George has the Clippers out to 2.5-point underdogs in the first Hollywood showdown of the year. There should be plenty of energy at the Staples Center with the rivalry renewed, but it’s difficult to back against the Lakers when you consider how much talent is now on the roster. We should see a bit of everything in this game in terms of highlight dunks, three-point shooting and stellar defence. But with all due respect to Kawhi Leonard, you have to side with LeBron James and Anthony Davis. Leonard will likely carry most of the scoring burden in this one, which doesn’t bode well as he looks to build chemistry on a new team. Kawhi put up only 24-points in his debut with the Raptors last year against the lowly Cavs, and while that’s nothing to sneeze at, you can expect a similar total in his Clippers debut.

Tip: Back the Lakers to Cover the Line (-2.5 Points) @ $1.91

2018

Friday 14th June – NBA Finals Game 6

Golden State Warriors v Toronto Raptors
11.00am

Warriors to Cover the Line (-2.5 Points)

It looks as though Kevin Durant might have played his final game in yellow and blue as the Warriors hope to force a Game 7 without him on Friday. The good news is Golden State have regained some of their momentum following Tuesday’s one-point win, and it couldn’t have come at a better time as the Dubs prepare to play their final game at Oracle Arena.

Toronto will take full confidence in the fact they are a perfect 3-0 at Oracle this season, but if the Raptors shoot just 25% from three like they did during Game 5, they might be headed back home with plenty to think about.

We’ll likely see the Warriors revert to their old method of playing through Steph Curry, which tallied 31-points once Durant left the court. The big key to this game though will be Draymond Green, who will be tasked with keeping Pascal Siakam quiet. The Raptors’ 6-foot-9 forward has averaged 16.8 points against Golden State at Oracle this season.

Both Green and Siakam hold the key to success for their respective team. Three-point shooting has been vital all series long, placing emphasis on how important offensive rebounds are as well as turnovers.

Green currently leads Golden State with 22 turnovers in the previous five games. On the flip side though, Toronto’s offence is tough to trust on the road shooting just 35% from three.

The Warriors are 9-11-1 against the spread during this year’s playoffs, but it’s worth taking advantage of a very narrow line. The Dubs have plenty to play for following Durant’s emotional exit, and if you think this generations most successful dynasty is going to lose their final game at Oracle in front of their endearing fans, think again.

Klay Thompson Over 23.5 Points

$1.80

The Raptors have typically been a great defensive team against three-point shooting on the road during the playoffs, but they’ve been happy to allow opposing teams to take chances from downtown.

Toronto are allowing an average of 34.5 shots from beyond the arc, a daring strategy against an elite three-point shooting side like Golden State. Klay Thompson took full advantage in Game 5 finishing with 26-points on 7-of-13 shooting from three-point land. He also put up 28 on the Raptors during Game 4 at Oracle.

Tuesday’s fourth quarter was particularly worrying from the Raptors perspective as they allowed the Warriors to nail five three-pointers, two of which came from Thompson. This Total looks a little short, so back the Overs with confidence.

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Tuesday 11th June – NBA Finals Game 5

Toronto Raptors v Golden State Warriors
11.00am

Raptors to Win* @ $1.80

*If Kevin Durant Doesn’t Play

This series deserves to go seven games, we’ve seen the dynasty rocked by the upstarts from the North who are now on the verge of sealing the title in five in front of their loyal fans… and Drake. This tip does come with the caveat of expecting Kevin Durant to miss another game which, despite his best efforts to make it look like he’ll play seems like the most likely outcome. Without him, Toronto has the recipe to outscore Golden State despite the best efforts of Steph Curry and Klay Thompson. That is thanks to the efforts of the likes of Pascal Siakam, Kyle Lowry and Danny Green who can pitch in with key baskets and take the pressure of Leonard. If Durant does find a way to play then there has to be some sort of assumption that he can have a tangible impact on the game and that would just tip the scales in favour of Golden State, but for the time being, I’ll stick with Toronto here.

Kawhi Leonard over 31.5 Points

$1.83

The last three games have seen Leonard really step up including 36 points in their huge game four win in The Bay. He’s been helped by the contributions of his teammates but this is the game where he needs to take over so if the Raptors are to win, it will be on the back of another big game from Leonard.

Saturday 8th June

Golden State Warriors v Toronto Raptors
11.00am

Over 216 Total Points

Kevin Durant will miss his ninth straight game on Saturday, but the bookies are still favouring Golden State with Klay Thompson announced to return from a hamstring injury. The Warriors were happy to concede Game 3 with two of their biggest stars missing, but we should see the Golden State of old bounce-back in Game 4.

Game 3 saw plenty of pace in the early stages helping the Total go Over. Steph Curry’s playoff-high 47-points helped, but we should see Golden State shoot better than 33% from three this time around.

The inclusion of Thompson changes the Warriors drastically. Game 3’s absence forced Draymond Green into a shooting role, taking away the lethal Curry/Green pick-n-roll that has dominated all postseason.

Eight of Golden State’s last 11 games have gone Over the Total against Toronto, so back another high-scoring game.

Warriors to Cover the 1st Half Spread (-2.5)

$1.91

The Warriors opened as -5.5 favourites before the line was trimmed to -4.5 following the Thompson news. Unfortunately, the Warriors are 8-10-1 against the spread during this year’s playoffs, but there’s still value to be had on the first half spread.

It’s a must-win game for the Warriors, who have now lost back-to-back games at Oracle. Toronto was the better team offensively during Game 3 thanks to strong three-point shooting, a bounce-back performance from Pascal Siakam, and Kawhi Leonard’s 30-point performance, but the added inclusion of Thompson can’t be stressed enough.

The Warriors have been the highest scoring first half team during the playoffs, averaging exactly 58.8 points. The scoreline from Game 3 reads as a convincing Toronto win, but keep in mind, there were only eight points separating the two at half time.

If the Raptors struggled to put away an understrength Warriors side in Game 3, what can we expect on Saturday? After three-straight games trailing by 10-points or more during the first half, back Golden State to buck that trend and lead at the break.

Thursday 6th June

Golden State Warriors v Toronto Raptors
11.00am

Warriors to Cover the Line (-4.5 Points)

The Warriors return to Oracle minus Kevin Durant for the eighth straight game. Golden State have survived so far without their two-time Finals MVP, but the potential loss of Klay Thompson to a hamstring injury could be disastrous. Golden State will also go without Kevon Looney for the rest of the series, leaving the Warriors short one of their most explosive bench players. With those three names off the court, it’s not surprising to learn Golden State are averaging 19.5 points less per game, but even so, the Warriors should take full confidence into Game 3.

Toronto were in the fight during Game 2, at least up until the third quarter. The Raptors allowed 34 points in the third term, while Pascal Siakam was manhandled by Draymond Green to shoot just 27% from the field.

The biggest problem for the Raptors so far has been an over-reliance on the three-point ball. Things were clicking in Game 1, but Toronto finished 11-for-38 from downtown during Game 2.

It’s worth noting the Raptors average close to seven points less on the road than they do at home. By all accounts, Thompson should suit up for this game in limited minutes, and considering Toronto are 1-13 in their last 14 trips to Oracle, the Warriors look a good bet to Cover with a generous line.

Monday 3rd June

Toronto Raptors v Golden State Warriors
10.00am

Over 215 Total Points

The Raptors can tick one item off their bucket list: they’ve earned their first ever Finals win.

Toronto’s defence was enormous during Game 1’s nine-point win over the Warriors, so much so the bookies have set a very similar market looking ahead to Monday’s Game 2.

Perhaps the biggest takeaway to emerge from the opening game though was the success both sides found from beyond the arc. Both teams received wide open looks all game long, with Steph Curry hitting four of his nine attempts and Toronto shooting a tick under 40% from three.

With that in mind, the Overs immediately stands out as a strong play. The Total has now gone Over in six of Golden State’s last seven games on the road, and while Game 1 looked like it was heading for the Under, try to keep in mind both sides combined for 119-points in the second half.

The bench also played a big role for both teams, which should keep the scoreboard ticking over. Fred VanVleet chipped in with a handy 15-points, while Kevon Looney and Quinn Cook paired for 15 of their own.

The Total has also gone Over in Golden State’s last five games against Toronto, so back the Total with confidence.

Friday 31st May

Toronto Raptors v Golden State Warriors
11.00am

Warriors To Win @ $2.00

For the first time in five years, we’re finally being treated to something different. The Raptors have opened as -1-point favourites ahead of Game 1 in Toronto, but you’ll want to take a few stats into consideration first. Since this is Golden State’s fifth-straight Finals appearance, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to learn the Warriors are 18-1 straight-up in Game 1’s of the NBA Finals. Friday will mark only the second time Golden State has started a playoff series on the road since 2015 – but even so, the Warriors can find faith in the fact the Raptors are 3-15 straight-up in playoff Game 1’s.

Both sides have been so-so against the spread during this year’s playoffs, while Toronto’s 25-26 record at home is of concern. Much of this series boils down to shooting, and surprise surprise, the Warriors have been the best side from the field during the entire postseason, largely due to a very successful pick-n-roll.

This series basically boils down to an experienced side favoured to win the Finals since the start of the season, vs a Raptors team that might just be punching above their weight. You don’t receive these kinds of odds on the Dubs very often, so back Golden State straight-up.

Klay Thompson Over 22.5 Total Points

$1.83

Golden State’s bench has played a key role in their success up until this point, but you can expect Steve Kerr to keep Thompson and Steph Curry on the court for upwards of 40-minutes in Game 1. That should leave Thompson plenty of opportunities to post 20-points or more on Friday, something he’s done five times already during this year’s playoffs.

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Sunday 26th May

Toronto Raptors v Milwaukee Bucks
10.30am

Bucks to Cover the Line (+2.5 Points)

The Bucks looked well on their way to earning a 3-2 series lead in Game 5 – at least before the second quarter, anyway. Milwaukee’s 17-point second term cost them a win at home as they now head back to Toronto with the series on the line. You’d be foolish to back against Milwaukee forcing a Game 7 though when you consider the Bucks are a perfect 9-0 against the spread in a road game following a loss as the favourite. Head coach Mike Budenholzer will no doubt make adjustments ahead of Sunday, most of which should centre around getting Khris Middleton the ball. Middleton took only nine shots on Friday as the Bucks have suddenly become a little one dimensional. Milwaukee is also 28-17-2 against the spread on the road, so back the Bucks to Cover the line.

Friday 24th May

Milwaukee Bucks v Toronto Raptors
10.30am

Bucks to Cover the Line (-6.5 Points)

It’s been one of the best bets all season, so why change anything? The Bucks entered Wednesday’s Game 4 in Toronto as the favourite only to be upset by the Raptors 120-102. With the series all evened up, this swing game is vitally important for both sides, but it’s the Bucks who hold the upper hand from a trend perspective. Not only are Milwaukee 19-5 against the spread following a loss, but they are also 16-3 against the spread following an upset loss as the favourite. The Bucks made short work of Toronto in Game 2 to win by 22-points, a game that saw a measly -6.5 line set. This feels awfully similar, and with Kawhi Leonard nursing further quad problems and Kyle Lowry still in pain with a hand injury, don’t think twice about backing the Bucks to Cover.

Khris Middleton Over 17.5 Points

$1.87

The great thing about this Bucks team is their unselfish attitude. Giannis Antetokounmpo is happy to take a backseat so long as his teammates are performing, which is exactly what Khris Middleton did during Game 4. Despite the loss, Milwaukee’s quick shooting small-forward put up 30-points, but the good news is Middleton averages a higher field-goal percentage at home than he does on the road. The stats also show Middleton doesn’t shy away from taking more shots beyond the arc at home, so back the Over.

Wednesday 22nd May

Toronto Raptors v Milwaukee Bucks
10.30am

Milwaukee to Win and Over 216.5 Points @ $3.40

The Bucks had their six game run snapped by the Raptors in Game 3 shooting just 37% from the field. How to approach betting on this game hinges on whether you feel they will be able to find their range in Game 4. A win here would put them on the verge of the NBA Finals and I think that Giannis Antetokounmpo will play a big role here getting the Bucks over the line both literally and figuratively. If they can get their shooting back over 40% they’ll be hard to stop no matter what Kahwi does.

Tuesday 21st May

Portland Trail Blazers vs Golden State Warriors
11.00am

Warriors to Cover the Line (-2.5 Points)

The Warriors can punch their fifth-straight trip to the Finals on Tuesday with a win in Portland. Unlike other sports, bouncing back from a 3-0 series hole is almost impossible in the NBA, and although the Blazers showed tremendous fight in the first half during Game 3, the fact they managed to blow a 13-point lead at half time for the second game in a row remains a concern. The Warriors know how to switch it on in the second half of the season, or should we say the fourth quarter. Golden State is averaging close to 28-points in the final term, the highest average of any remaining team in this year’s playoffs. Considering we’ve seen very little leadership (or points) from Damian Lillard in this series as well as a complete lack of defence in transition, back the Warriors to Cover.

Sunday 19th May

Portland Trail Blazers vs Golden State Warriors
11.00am

Over 221 Total Points

With the series shifting back to Portland for Game 3, the odds have surprisingly swung in favour of the Blazers despite the 2-0 hole. Portland led by as many as 15-points at half time during Game 2 but struggled to contain Draymond Green and Steph Curry in the pick ‘n’ roll in the second half. The pair combined for 53-points in Golden State’s win, but if you fancy the Blazers at this price, the good news is Golden State are 4-5 straight-up as the away underdog this season.

For those looking for a safer play, the Over looks to be your best chance. Five of Portland’s last seven home games have gone Over the Total, while the Blazers also combined for 220-points or more in all three of their home games against the Nuggets. Portland holds a 27-19-1 record against the Overs in home games this season, so back this one to be high scoring.

Saturday 18th May

Milwaukee Bucks vs Toronto Raptors
10.30am

Raptors To Win @ $3.30

The positive to come from Game 1 was Kyle Lowry’s 30-point performance. The negative was Lowry had 30-points and the Raptors still lost. Toronto will still take plenty of heart in the fact they held Giannis Antetokounmpo to three points in the fourth quarter, however. Speaking of the final term, Kawhi Leonard and Pascal Siakam combined to shoot 1-from-7 from the field, something you rarely see from a Raptors side that averaged the 10th most points in the second half during the regular season. Toronto are also 20-8 straight-up following a win, and despite their lacklustre fourth quarter, it’s worth remembering the Raptors held an 11-point lead at the end of the first. This feels a lot like Milwaukee’s series against Boston, so don’t be surprised if Toronto levels this up.

Khris Middleton Under 19.5 Points

$1.80

Middleton has been money in Game 2’s so far putting up 24-points or more against both the Pistons and the Celtics. Unfortunately, this Total looks a little high considering Middleton managed only 11-points against the Raptors in Game 1. Toronto has been strong defensively against opposing guards during this year’s playoffs allowing only 44.3 points-per-game. Considering Middleton has averaged only 14 points in four games against the Raptors this year, back the Under.

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Friday 17th May

Golden State Warriors vs Portland Trail Blazers
11.00am

Over 218 Total Points

If the Blazers hold any hope of evening up this series, they need to find a way to stop Steph Curry. With Kevin Durant gone, Curry shot 9/15 from beyond the arc to finish with 36-points. Portland have been one of the better defensive sides against three-point shooting during the postseason, but with Durant set to miss Game 2, head coach Terry Stotts needs to make adjustments.

The Blazers allowed the Nuggets to shoot over 40% from three during Game 1, only to knuckle down in Game 2 holding Denver to less than 22%. Portland also needs more from Damian Lillard, but the good news is in games where he posted less than 20-points, he’s bounced back with 20+ points 13 times this season.

Still, six of the last 10-games between these two sides have gone Over the Total, including close to 62% of Golden State’s games during the postseason. If Lillard can find some form, Game 2 should be much more high-scoring.

Enes Kanter Over 10.5 Rebounds

$1.71

If you’re searching for some value to add to your multi, look no further than Enes Kanter. The big man put up 16 rebounds during Game 1, taking his average to 11 during the postseason. Kanter caused problems for Golden State when he met the Warriors back in January as a Knick nabbing 16 boards, and considering he’s averaging 9.9 rebounds on the road this year, this is a bet worth taking.v

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Thursday 16th May

Milwaukee Bucks vs Toronto Raptors
10.30am

Under 108 1st Half Points

The Raptors head to Milwaukee following Kawhi Leonard’s unforgettable buzzer beater. It’s the defence that might show steal the show in Game 1 though, as Nic Nurse’s side have allowed the fewest 1st Half Points during the postseason so far. On the flip side, the Raptors are averaging just 49.8 points on the road during the 1st Half, which makes the Unders a worthwhile play. In their 19 games since the All-Star break, 16 of Milwaukee’s games have gone Under the 1st Half Total, while these two have combined for an average of 106 1st Half Points across their last 10-games.

Pascal Siakam Over 19.5 Points

$1.83

Siakam played a key role in the Raptors’ Game 7 win over Philly earlier this week, chipping in with 11-points, 11 rebounds and a pair of assists. You don’t need to remind Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer just how dangerous Toronto’s big man is, though. Siakam averaged 24.3 points in four regular season games against the Bucks this year, while he’s also put up 19-points or more seven times during the postseason. The good news is home/road splits don’t really apply to Siakam, either. He averaged the same number of points (16.9) at home as he did on the road during the regular season.

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Wednesday 15th May

Golden State Warriors vs Portland Trail Blazers
11.00am

Line/Total Double: Blazers (+7.5)/Over 213.5

Willing to ride the Blazers to keep this opening game close and high-scoring. Portland already owns a win over the Warriors at Oracle this season, and as we saw during Game 7 against the Nuggets, the Blazers are lethal when it comes to shutting down teams from the perimeter. Portland held Denver to just 10.5% shooting from beyond the arc – something we’ve seen them execute against Golden State. The Blazers held the Warriors to 34% shooting from three when they last met and have also held opposing teams to just 108 points on the road during the postseason. Portland are also 36-27 against the spread on a day’s rest while the Total has gone Over in four of their last five games.

Andre Iguodala Over 12.5 Points

$1.95

Andre Iguodala has been outstanding so far during the playoffs averaging close to 12 points a game. The big man shot over 50% from the field during Games 5 and 6 against Houston, also chipping in with 28 boards. With Kevin Durant’s status still uncertain, the Warriors will rely heavily on their bench to start this series. Iguodala has put up 12 points or more six times during the postseason, so with a generous line, back him to have another big performance.

Monday 13th May

Toronto Raptors vs Philadelphia 76ers
9.00am

Raptors To Win/Under 209.5 Points @ $2.62

Fascinating battle between two sides with very little Game 7 experience. The Raptors haven’t played a do-or-die playoff game since 2016, while you have to rewind all the way back to 2012 to find the Sixers’ last Game 7. I’m happy to stick with Toronto at home considering they are 19-8 straight-up following a previous loss. Since there’s very little value on offer though, take the Match Winner/Total Points double. The bookies are trying to trap you into backing the Over, but keep in mind close to 73% of Toronto’s games have gone Under the Total this season. Philly has also seen close to 64% of their playoff games fall Under, while the Raptors have allowed the fewest points-per-game during the postseason.

Denver Nuggets vs Portland Trail Blazers
9.00am

Under 212.5 Total Points

Game 7 shifts back to Denver on Monday following Portland’s blowout Game 6 win at home. Damian Lillard was on fire shooting 46% from three, while Nikola Jokic was brilliant with a 29-point performance of his own. The Nuggets have battled all season to have a shot at the Warriors, so you can expect them to knuckle down defensively at home. Denver has held teams to just 98 average points in their seven home playoff games, and have also struggled offensively averaging just 106 points on the other end. With that in mind, stick with the Under in what should be another epic battle.

Saturday 11th May

Houston Rockets vs Golden State Warriors
11.00am

Rockets to Cover the Line (-7 Points)

The Rockets had no excuses in Game 5 with Kevin Durant off the court, but they still managed to lose by five-points to set up a decisive Game 6 on Saturday. Durant won’t play for the rest of this series, and with home-court advantage, it’s no surprise to see the Rockets as favourites. At first glance, the -7 point line does look a little generous, but when you consider the Warriors are averaging 14.8 points less with Durant off the court this season, the Rockets can easily level this series up. Houston is 24-16-2 against the spread as the home favourite, and 4-1 in their last five games – so back Mike D’Antoni’s side to punch their Game 7 ticket.

Friday 10th May

Philadelphia 76ers vs Toronto Raptors
10.00am

Sixers to Cover the Line (+2 Points)

The series shifts back to Philly on Friday as the Raptors look to end it once and for all. Toronto won Game 5 convincingly on Wednesday and if the Sixers fail to find any production out of Ben Simmons, they might be headed home. Philly finds themselves in a rare position as home underdogs. The Sixers are 1-2 straight-up in this scenario, but it’s worth keeping in mind their 21-13 record against the spread following a loss. The Sixers are also averaging 116.2 points at home during the playoffs, so back Philly to keep it close at home.

Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets
12.30pm

Blazers 1-10 @ $3.00

Portland heads home to try and send this series to a Game 7. The Blazers came up short against the Nuggets in Game 5 losing by 22-points, but you can rest easy knowing Portland have been the second-best three-point shooting side at home in the playoffs. The Blazers lost three-straight games twice during the regular season, but unfortunately, their 0-5 record against the spread at home to the Nuggets is less than convincing. On the other hand, Denver aren’t exactly the most dependable side on the road, leaving the margin market looking like the safest and most valuable play.

Thursday 9th May

Milwaukee Bucks vs Boston Celtics
10.00am

Over 218 Total Points

The Bucks can clinch this series in front of their home fans on Thursday, and if Game 4 is anything to go by, it certainly looks likely. The Bucks are 35-27-4 against the spread following a previous win and 25-16-2 at home, but the Total might be your safest bet here. Keep in mind, the Celtics won Game 1 in Milwaukee convincingly, and although Kyrie Irving is fresh from two bad games, it’s hard to see him shooting 7/22 from the field again. Instead, focus on the Over here – close to 54% of Boston’s games have gone Over the Total following a loss, and the same can also be said for the Bucks following a win. These two combined for 225-points during Game 2, and with 11 of Milwaukee’s last 16 games against Boston going Over, it looks the most promising play.

Jayson Tatum Over 16.5 Points

$2.05

Now would be the ideal time for Boston’s 2017 first round pick to come through with the goods. To be fair, Tatum played exceptionally well in Games 3 and 4 tallying a combined 37-points, but he was far too quiet in Milwaukee failing to put up double-digits. Much of Milwaukee’s focus will be on Irving, who still managed 23-points on Tuesday despite his poor shooting performance. Including the playoffs, Tatum has put up 16.5 points or more four times against the Bucks, which puts him in good shape considering he’s shooting 45% from the field on the road.

Golden State Warriors vs Houston Rockets
12.30pm

Rockets to Cover the Line (+6 Points)

Boy do the Rockets look well over the odds at this price. If it wasn’t for a 24-point fourth quarter from the Warriors, Game 4 wouldn’t have been so close – and with that in mind, it’s certainly worth backing Houston to keep this close. As far as that fourth quarter goes, the Rockets deserve a huge mulligan. They allowed the sixth-fewest points in the final quarter during the regular season, while Golden State ranked 21st in points scored. If Houston stands any chance in this series this is a must-win, and if they can once again hold the Warriors to 24% shooting from beyond the arc, a Game 7 could be on the cards.

Andre Iguodala Over 9.5 Points

$1.74

Andre Iguodala hyperextended his left knee during Game 4, but he looks probable to play on Thursday. That’s good news for the 2015 Finals MVP, but even better news for the Warriors as they can now rely on one of their most versatile forwards. Providing Steve Kerr doesn’t limit Iguodala’s minutes, the Total here looks a little low. The big man racked up double-digits in the points column during Games 1, 2 and 3.

Wednesday 8th May

Toronto Raptors vs Philadelphia 76ers
10.00am

Toronto to Win & Kawhi Leonard to Score 30+ Points (SGM)

It’s all tied up between the Raptors and 76ers after Toronto wrestled back home court advantage with their win in Game 4. Now they head back north for the next clash in this series and look to put the 76ers on the brink of elimination. They are strong favourites over a Philadelphia team that hasn’t quite adapted to this stage yet but unfortunately there isn’t great value in the Raptors straight up. To add some value into it I’ll take a Same Game Multi with a Toronto win and the Raptors superstar Kawhi Leonard to score 30+ points. He is coming off 39 and will need another big game to get his team over the line here.

Denver Nuggets vs Portland Trail Blazers
12.30pm

Nikola Jokic and Damian Lillard to Both Score 25+ Points (SGM)

With the series heading back to Colorado, it’s evenly poised at 2-2 as the Nuggets are receiving a real test from Portland. Both teams will be turning to their star players once again in Nikola Jokic and Damian Lillard so rather than try to split these evenly matched teams, I’ll take a Same Game Multi backing those two superstars to score 25+ each. Lillard is averaging 25.9 points per game on the road this season while Jokic has averaged 25.7 points per game against Portland this season.

Monday 6th May

Philadelphia 76ers vs Toronto Raptors
5.30am

Sixers to Win and Over 214.5 @ $3.60

If the Sixers want to be taken seriously as a contender, this has to be their biggest game of the season as they look to take control over this series. Having blown out the Raptors with a huge fourth quarter, they’ll need to be on guard for a Raptors rebound here. With such a small line in this doubles market you may as well back the Sixers to win outright. As for the points total, I’m backing the over because five of the Sixers wins this postseason has seen them score 112 or higher in the game. If they win this game, you have to like them to score a lot of points.

Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets
9.00am

Under 210 Total Points @ $1.91

Much like the Sixers, Portland has a chance to take control of their series with a win in this game and put them on the verge of progression. Fatigue will play a huge factor in this game after their quadruple overtime game on Saturday which gave Portland the edge. Even though these guys are professionals it’s hard to see them being able to fire at full capacity on about 42 hours of rest. Take the under here as defence takes over.

Sunday 5th May

Houston Rockets vs Golden State Warriors
10.30am

Under 221.5 Total Points

The Rockets find themselves in a 2-0 hole heading back to Houston, and if Mike D’Antoni fails to find any production from the bench, the chances of a sweep are high. The Rockets look a little under the odds at this price, especially considering they are 14-16-1 against the spread following a previous loss. You don’t have to rewind very far to find Golden State’s last win in Houston either – the Warriors held on for a narrow two-point win back in March. The telltale sign from that game, however, was the low Total. The two sides combined for just 210 points, while their November meeting also saw just 193 points. The Total has gone Under in six of Houston’s last seven games at home to the Warriors and considering Houston have held teams to just 36% shooting from beyond the arc during the postseason, don’t be surprised if this is low-scoring.

Draymond Green Over 10.5 Points

$1.74

With so much emphasis placed on Kevin Durant, the Rockets have left themselves vulnerable to the likes of Draymond Green in the paint. The big man chipped in with 15-points during Game 2, contributing to Golden State’s 46% success rate from the field. The writing has been on the wall for Houston all season long, and things mightn’t get any better on Sunday. The Rockets have allowed an average of 52-point in the paint at home on the season, which ranks as the fourth-highest total in the league.

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Saturday 4th May

Boston Celtics vs Milwaukee Bucks
10.00am

Bucks to Cover the Line (+2 Points)

The pressure is back on Brad Stevens ahead of Game 3 to make some adjustments. The Celtics were blown out on Wednesday in Milwaukee, largely due to Mike Budenholzer’s creativity with schemes and Giannis Antetokounmpo in the pick ‘n’ roll. With that in mind, it’s still worth playing on the Bucks at the line. Milwaukee are 33-27-4 against the spread following a previous win, but perhaps what is most impressive is their 6-2 record as the away underdog. The Bucks crushed Boston by 13-points at the Garden back in December, and if Milwaukee can again hold Al Horford to a quiet night on the boards, they’ll easily gain the advantage in this series.

Gordon Hayward Over 12.5 Points

$1.95

If the Celtics are going to win Game 3, let alone the series, Gordon Hayward needs to throw caution to the wind. The star forward broke loose in the final two weeks of the regular season but looked extremely timid during Game 2 tallying only five-points in 30+ minutes. The good news is Hayward typically plays well against Milwaukee, so he deserves a mulligan. In games where Hayward has posted 10-points or less, he’s bounced back for a double-digit performance eight times this season. Hayward also averages 14.5 points against the Bucks this year, so take advantage of this generous line.

Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets
12.30pm

Blazers to Cover the Line (-3.5 Points)

The Nuggets laid a goose egg in Game 2 as they failed to snatch a 2-0 lead at home on Thursday. Instead, the series shifts back to Portland all tied up, and if you’ve been paying attention, you’ll know the Blazers have been money against the spread as the home favourite. Portland are 22-15-1 in this scenario, covering close to 60% of the time. The Nuggets, meanwhile, are 9-15 straight-up as the away underdog, and considering they finished the regular season 20-21 on the road, I want no part of Denver away from home.

Damian Lillard Over 27.5 Points

$1.87

Lillard attempted seven three’s during Game 2 but cashed in only once. So far this postseason Lillard has attempted an average of 10 three’s a game, and despite his lack of success on Thursday, keep in mind he’s still shooting close to 36% from beyond the arc. The Nuggets allowed the Spurs to shoot over 55% on the road during Game 6, highlighting how vulnerable their defence can be on the road. As Lillard now prepares for his return to the Moda Center following his memorable buzzer-beater over the Thunder, expect nothing less than a big performance.

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Friday 3rd May

Philadelphia 76ers vs Toronto Raptors
10.00am

Sixers to Cover the 1st Half Spread (-0.5 Points)

The Sixers look massive overs at this price, especially at home. I’m happy to play it safe on the 1st Half Spread though, a bet that’s provided profit all season. Philly are 25-16 when it comes to covering the 1st Half Spread, and I trust the Philadelphia home crowd will make life difficult for the visiting Raptors. Toronto stole a win in Philly back in February, but their bench remains a large concern. The Raptors saw only five-points from their subs, while the Sixers enjoyed 23-points from Greg Monroe and James Ennis III combined. The Sixers hold a +11 half time point average over their last three games, so back Philly to lead at the break.

Pascal Siakam Under 20.5 Points

Siakam combined for 50-points in Games 1 and 2, but the Under still looks a good bet here. Tobias Harris struggled on Siakam in Toronto, but I expect Sixers coach Brett Brown to make adjustments ahead of Friday’s game. The Raptors star center tallied only 16-points during his last visit to Philly, and while Siakam scored 21 in Game 2, keep in mind he shot just 36% from the field. That indicates most of his points came in the paint, an area the Raptors rank 18th in on the road this year.

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Thursday 2nd May

Denver Nuggets vs Portland Trail Blazers
11.00am

Blazers to Cover the Line (+3.5 Points)

Game 1 belonged to the Nuggets, but the Blazers certainly weren’t disgraced. Damian Lillard dropped a game-high 39-points in the loss, while Portland as a team shot 51.9% from the field. The Blazers are 17-13 against the spread following a previous loss and an even more impressive 21-9 straight-up. Depending on how game you are, Portland look a strong chance to steal Game 2 before the series shifts back to the Moda Center. The Blazers haven’t won in Denver since 2016, but if Enes Kanter can hold Nikola Jokic to under 20-points – something the Blazers accomplished back in November – this series could return to Portland all square.

Wednesday 1st May

Milwaukee Bucks vs Boston Celtics
10.00am

Under 220 Total Points

A 22-point win in Game 1 gives the Celtics the edge in this series, but not in the market. The Bucks, who were handed their first home loss of the playoffs on Monday, enter as the -7.0-point favourite this time around – but I’m still happy to stick with the Under. The Bucks are averaging just 109 points on a day’s rest, compared to the Celtics who are averaging just 108. Close to 60% of Milwaukee’s games have gone Under the Total following a loss, while the Celtics have held teams to just 91 points-per-game during the postseason. Better yet, these two have combined for an average of 207 points over their last three games, so back with a low-scoring game with confidence.

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Golden State Warriors vs Houston Rockets
12.30pm

Under 220.5 Total Points

The Warriors did a great job of shutting down Houston’s three-point shooting in Game 1, which leaves the Unders looking safe on Wednesday. Houston have been the best side all year when it comes to backing the Unders on the road, saluting for punters close to 62% of the time. It appears Golden State are happy to play through Kevin Durant, which left Steph Curry with a quiet 18-points in the opener. These two sides know each other extremely well, evident in the fact they’ve combined for an average Total of 214 points over their last three meetings. The Total has also gone Under in six of Houston’s last seven games and nine of their last 10 against Golden State.

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Tuesday 30th April

Toronto Raptors vs Philadelphia 76ers
10.00am

Raptors to Cover the Line (-6.5 Points)

Kawhi Leonard stole the show in Game 1 with his 45-point performance, helping the Raptors to a cruisy 13-point victory. I’m happy to back the Raptors to win by a similar margin on Tuesday due to one simple fact: the Sixers don’t know how to win in Toronto. Philly haven’t won up north since 2012, and considering they shot just 39% from the field on Sunday, it’s difficult to see the Sixers evening up this series. Not only were Philly boxed out inside the arc, they were also shutdown in the paint thanks to some big-time blocks from Pascal Siakam. That set up plenty of transition opportunities for Leonard, and if the Raptors can find the same success in the paint, they should have no trouble piling on the points.

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Denver Nuggets vs Portland Trail Blazers
12.30pm

Nuggets 1-10 @ $3.00

The Blazers have enjoyed a well-earned rest following last Wednesday’s miraculous Damian Lillard buzzer beater. As for the Nuggets, they head back home after winning a seven-game slugfest against the Spurs. These two sides met four times during the regular season with Denver winning three of the four. The Blazers haven’t won at the Pepsi Centre since 2016, while it’s worth noting the last six meetings between these two sides have been decided by 10-points or less. Not surprisingly, the Blazers have been the best shooting side from beyond the arc during the playoffs, yet at the same time, the Nuggets have held teams to just 33.8% from three. This should be a close battle, but the edge goes to Denver at home.

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Friday 26th April

San Antonio Spurs vs Denver Nuggets
10.00am

Spurs to Cover the Line (+2.5 Points)

The series is on the line for the Spurs as they return home down 3-2 to the Nuggets. Denver pulled off a blowout 15-point win during Game 2 in San Antonio, and it looks as though the bookies are trying to trap you into backing the Overs. Instead, the Spurs look great value here to push a Game 7. San Antonio are 19-15-0 against the spread following a loss and a surprising 9-1 straight-up as the home underdog. The Spurs have also been the sixth-best side from the field and on the glass during the playoffs, so depending on how brave you are, make sure you take the Spurs to win or cover.

Thursday 25th April

Houston Rockets vs Utah Jazz
10.00am

Under 212.5 Total Points

The Rockets return home to Houston with a chance to clinch the series, something they failed to do during Game 4. The Total has gone Under 210 points during three of their four games, which makes the Under look like a nice play on Thursday. James Harden was 0/15 from the field at three-quarter time in Game 3, only to bounce back with a 30-point performance on Tuesday. Even so, The Under has saluted in six of Houston’s last eight games against Utah, also coming through close to 54% of the time following a loss. The Rockets have allowed an average of 94-points during their two playoff games at home so far, so this one should be low-scoring.

Golden State Warriors vs Los Angeles Clippers
12.30pm

Clippers to Cover the Line (+14 Points)

The Warriors survived a scare during Game 4 and can now focus on clinching this series at Oracle. The last time Golden State played at home they blew a 31-point lead, and although the Warriors lead this series 3-1, the Clippers have every right to feel confident. Los Angeles is shooting 43% from the field during the playoffs and 36% from three – strong stats against a stingy Warriors defence. They are also 21-15 against the spread following a loss, good news with a generous +14-point line at publish. This young Clippers side is all about belief, and although they won’t win this series, it’s unlikely they go down without a fight.

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Wednesday 24th April

Philadelphia 76ers vs Brooklyn Nets
9.00am

Over 229.5 Total Points

The series swings back to Philly on Wednesday with the Sixers up 3-1. Brooklyn nearly stole Game 4 on Sunday up until Philly’s brilliant 27-point fourth quarter, and for that reason, I’m happy to stick with the Sixers to move onto the Conference Semis. As far as betting goes though, play on the Over in Game 5. The Nets have struggled over their last two games from three-point range shooting less than 32%, but keep in mind, they shot well over 40% in their opening two games in Philly. The bookies are trying to trap you by setting a low Total following a low-scoring Game 4, and with the Total going Over in five of Philly’s last seven home games against Brooklyn, don’t be surprised to see some points on the board.

Denver Nuggets vs San Antonio Spurs
11.30am

Under 211.5 Total Points

Time for the swing game between these two Western Conference foes. The series is tied 2-2 after the Nuggets’ 14-point road win on Sunday, but there’s something to be said for the Unders on Wednesday. The last two games have seen 220-points or more, but keep in mind, the Spurs and Nuggets combined for only 197-points in Game 1. Both sides also rank bottom five in points scored at home and on the road over the last month respectively, while the Nuggets held San Antonio to just 29% shooting from three in Game 4. It’s been a 50/50 split between the Overs and Unders across the last 10 games, but since this could be the series-deciding game, expect plenty of tight defence.

Portland Trail Blazers vs Oklahoma City Thunder
12.30pm

Blazers to Cover the Line (-3.5 Points)

Happy to take on the Blazers with this line on offer. Portland can win the series in front of their home fans on Wednesday, a likely outcome after OKC’s demoralizing 111-98 loss at home in Game 4. We’re yet to see anything convincing from the Thunder, or more specifically, Russell Westbrook. Portland won Games 1 and 2 at home to open the series and are also 22-14-1 against the spread as the home favourite. Damian Lillard is averaging 28 points across his last five home games, and if he shoots anywhere close to 50% from three like he did on Monday, the Blazers should have no trouble booking a date with the Conference Semis.

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Saturday 20th April

Orlando Magic vs Toronto Raptors
9.00am

Magic to Cover the Line (+4 Points)

With the series tied 1-1, the Magic return home as the four-point underdog against an unconvincing Raptors side. Toronto made short work of Orlando in Game 2, but they’ll need to be wary of a Magic side that ranked first in average points scored at home over the final month of the regular season. Orlando were held to just 26% shooting from beyond the arc on Tuesday, although it’s worth noting the Magic shot just over 35% from three at this season. Steve Clifford’s side is 20-18-2 against the spread following a loss and 22-17-1 with home court advantage. Back the Magic to keep this close.

Indiana Pacers vs Boston Celtics
10.30am

Celtics to Cover the Line (+3 Points)

Betting on Boston remains tricky, especially when it comes to the Points Total. It took a 37-point effort from Kyrie Irving on Thursday to gift the Celtics a 2-0 series lead, but as we’ve come to learn in the past, the Pacers are an entirely different beast at home – particularly in the playoffs. Indiana held opposing teams to 101 points at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, the lowest total all season. The Celtics won comfortably in their lone trip to Indiana earlier this month, while it’s also worth noting Boston has won their last three road games. Speaking of streaks, the Pacers closed the regular season with two straight losses, while the mental errors present in Game 2 raise plenty of concerns. Boston are 9-6 as the away underdog against the spread, so take the Celtics to pull off an upset.

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Portland Trail Blazers
11.30am

Thunder to Cover the Line

There’s plenty of spice to this series on and off the court. The Russell Westbrook v Damian Lillard saga is intense and considering the Blazers have lost their last two visits to Oklahoma City, expect plenty of fireworks. The Thunder look a little under the odds at this price, but keep in mind, Westbrook is often money when it comes to backing up a poor performance. The 2017 MVP put up seven points against the Warriors last month and rebounded with 42 against the Raptors four nights later. The Thunder are 18-16 following a previous loss, so back OKC to get a win on the board.

Friday 19th April

Brooklyn Nets vs Philadelphia 76ers
10.00am

Under 227.5 Total Points

Looks like Joel Embiid will be a game-time position for Game 3, a factor the bookies have obviously considered given the short line. Embiid put up 26 points on the Nets on Tuesday, but even if the superstar center misses Friday’s game, Boban Marjanovic proved he can fill in just fine with a strong performance in Game 1. Plenty depends on Ben Simmons after his Game 2 triple double, but things won’t come easy for Philly offensively in Brooklyn. The Nets allowed the second-lowest three-point percentage at home during the regular season, while the Total has gone Under in two of their last three home games against the Sixers.

San Antonio Spurs vs Denver Nuggets
11.00am

Under 210.5 Total Points

Looks as though the bookies are taking into account the Spurs lost only nine games at home all year. Even so, you still have to consider Denver’s epic comeback in Game 2, including Nikola Jokic’s crucial double-double. The Nuggets have lost three of their last four games to the Spurs on the road by no more than 10-points, while both sides rank Top 10 in Unders percentage both at home and on the road. Denver finished 20-21 away from home during the regular season, so I can’t take them on at the line or straight-up. Instead, stick with the Unders.

Los Angeles Clippers vs Golden State Warriors
12.30pm

Warriors to Cover the Line (-8 Points)

After blowing a 31-point lead in Game 2, you might be tempted to back the Clippers at home – especially with these odds. Keep in mind though, the Warriors had no trouble pulling apart the Clippers at home back in January, winning comfortably by 18-points. Golden State held teams to just 110 points on the road during the regular season and also ranked fourth in points scored. With their Steve Kerr calling out Kevin Durant to be more aggressive, expect the Warriors to make a statement.

Thursday 18th April

Boston Celtics vs Indiana Pacers
9.00am

Over 203 Total Points

The bookies are once again tempting you to play the Unders by setting a very low 203-point line at publish. After both sides shot less than 40% from the field in Game 1, it’s more than reasonable, but it’s worth noting the Celtics completely controlled the glass reeling in 55 rebounds to Indiana’s 44. Despite both sides combining for 158 points on Monday, don’t forget these two sides also went well Over 200-points in their four meetings this season. There’s no doubt both sides are elite defensively, but the Celtics did rank ninth in three-point shooting and 11th in two-point shooting percentage at home during the regular season. Back this one to go Over.

Milwaukee Bucks vs Detroit Pistons
10.00am

Bucks to Cover the Line (-15 Points)

Doubt surrounds Blake Griffin’s status to play in Game 2, leaving the Bucks as the heavy -15 point favourites at home. Milwaukee covered nicely in Game 1 winning by 35-points, and with a 23-15-2 record as the home favourite against the spread, there’s no real reason to get too creative. Milwaukee had no trouble spacing the floor on Monday, which isn’t surprising considering the Pistons allowed teams to shoot the seventh-highest field-goal percentage during the regular season. The Bucks should have no trouble taking Game 2 ahead of their trip to Detroit.

Houston Rockets vs Utah Jazz
11.30am

Jazz to Cover the Line (+6.5 Points)

One of the top betting plays is in action on Thursday as the Jazz look to avenge their Game 1 loss to the Rockets. Utah are 21-10-1 against the spread following a previous loss and 20-12 straight up, while it’s to see the Jazz, a team with so much talent, shooting less than 30% from beyond the arc two games in a row. Joe Ingles needs to step up for Utah after Monday’s three-point game, but the good news is Kyle Korver is probable to play. Take the Jazz to at least keep this one close.

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Wednesday 17th April

Toronto Raptors vs Orlando Magic
10.00am

Magic to Cover the Line (+10 Points)

The Raptors should have a point to prove on Wednesday after Game 1’s embarrassing loss. Kyle Lowry played in 33 minutes of the three-point defeat, finishing 0/7 with a grand total of zero points. In games where Lowry scored 10-points or less, he bounced with a double-digit performance in the following game nine times during the regular season. Keep in mind, the Raptors also finished with the eighth-highest three-point percentage at home during this year, while they lost back-to-back games only six times. Still, Orlando are 23-19 straight-up following a win and 24-18 against the spread. Take the generous line that’s on offer.

Denver Nuggets vs San Antonio Spurs
11.00am

Under 208 Total Points

You don’t have to be a genius to work out what went wrong for the Nuggets in Game 1. The Spurs, like they’ve done all season, outshot Denver from three-point range, while Nikola Jokic laid an egg in his first ever playoff game. San Antonio led the league in three-point shooting this year, but it was surprising to see them find so much success from beyond the arc. The Nuggets allowed the lowest three-point percentage to opponents during the regular season, and perhaps more frustratingly for punters, finished 25-17 against the spread. Unfortunately, Denver’s record against the spread after a loss isn’t pretty, but their record on the Under is. Close to 61% of the Nuggets’ games went Under the Total following a loss, which is good news considering these two combined for only 197 points on Sunday.

Portland Trail Blazers vs Oklahoma City Thunder
12.30pm

Thunder To Win @ $2.10

Russell Westbrook and Paul George are clear to play on Wednesday, but that still mightn’t be enough to see the Thunder past the Blazers. Portland were relentless on defence holding OKC to just 15% from three, but as I mentioned in Game 1, it’s worth noting nine of the last 10 meetings between these sides have been decided by less than 10 points. This is by far the most difficult series to predict, especially with both sides ranking sixth and seventh in points-per-game this year. Perhaps the only form worth relying on is the Thunder’s 18-15 record after a loss, so stick with OKC to even things up.

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Tuesday 16th April

Philadelphia 76ers v Brooklyn Nets
10.00am

Over 226 Points

The Nets pulled off an upset victory in game one and know that worst case scenario, they’re going to be heading home level. What would be even better for the visitors would be to head home with a 2-0 lead and they have to feel pretty confident considering how even this matchup has been. Over the last ten games they are averaging 116 points apiece and have split them 5-5. In terms of a result this game really could go either way but it seems like the numbers are pointing at this being a high scoring affair so back the over.]

Golden State Warriors v Los Angeles Clippers
12.30pm

Warriors to Cover the Line (-13.5 Points)

It’s the playoffs and the Warriors are firing once again so this series is only headed one way. After a comfortable win in game one, the Warriors are expected to take care of the Clippers once again in this game and take a 2-0 series lead to LA. The Warriors have won four in a row against the Clippers and by double digits, covering the line in the last three. Why back anything different here?

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Monday 15th April

Portland Trail Blazers vs Oklahoma City Thunder
5.30am

Thunder to Cover the Line (+3 Points)

Plenty depends on the health of Paul George on Monday. OKC’s superstar guard missed the final game of the regular season with a sore shoulder, and as the stats suggest, the Thunder need him on the floor. Without George OKC are averaging 13.1 points less, but even if he suits up, the Blazers are no easy beat at home. Portland finished 24-16-1 against the spread on home court, but also keep in mind the Thunder have won three straight against the Blazers. This is a real coin flip, especially with the last five meetings between these two being decided by 10-points or less. With the Thunder ranking fourth in points scored over their last 10 road games, stick with OKC at the line.

Milwaukee Bucks vs Detroit Pistons
9.00am

Bucks to Cover the Line (-11.5 Points)

It’s been one of the best betting plays all season, and it’s only reinforced with the likes of Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton well-rested. The Bucks closed the regular season 25-12 against the spread as the home favourite, and not surprisingly swept the Pistons 4-0 in their season series. Milwaukee held Detroit to under 100-points in both home wins, while they also rank fourth in points-per-game at home over the last month. This one really isn’t worth overcomplicating.

Houston Rockets vs Utah Jazz
11.30am

Rockets to Cover the Line (-6.5 Points)

after losing their last two away games to the Lakers and Clippers. These two sides split their four-game series two wins apiece during the regular season, but aside from James Harden, it’s Houston’s defence that should see them over the line on Monday. The Rockets have allowed the fifth-fewest points at home over the last month and are also holding teams to just 31.6% from the field. With a strong 23-16 record against the spread at home and the Jazz also averaging only 110-points on the road this year, stick with Houston to Cover.

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Sunday 14th April

Toronto Raptors vs Orlando Magic
7.00am

Over 216 Total Points

The Magic return to the playoffs for the first time since 2012, but it’s a tough ask on Sunday against the Raptors in Toronto. The Raptors have shot 45% from three and 50% from the field over their last 10 home games to rank inside the NBA’s Top 10. For Orlando, the Magic have also had no trouble scoring points on the road averaging 111.7 with two-straight wins to their name. These two sides combined for 230-points when they met a fortnight ago in a game that saw Kawhi Leonard and Kyle Lowry only combine for 27-points. With the stakes higher, take full advantage of this narrow Total.

Golden State Warriors vs Los Angeles Clippers
10.00am

Over 216 Total Points

Both the Warriors and the Clippers will be looking to make a statement in Game 1, but with both sides owning five wins apiece over their last 10 meetings, stick with the Overs. The Warriors lead the league in field-goal percentage at home over their last 10-games, while the same can also be said for the Clippers on the road. The Total has gone Over in eight of the last 10 games between these two, including last week’s Warriors 131-104 blowout.

Denver Nuggets vs San Antonio Spurs
10.00am

Over 216 Total Points

Stick with what works, and that’s the Nuggets against the spread. Denver finished with a superb 25-16 record against the spread at home last year to rank second behind the Kings. They also had no trouble disposing of the Spurs a fortnight ago at home either, winning 113-85 in a quiet night for LeMarcus Aldridge. San Antonio’s star center averaged only 22.3 points across four games against Denver during the regular season, while the Spurs as a team haven’t fared much better on the road over their last 10-games averaging only 110 points.

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Thursday 11th April

Atlanta Hawks vs Indiana Pacers
10.00am

Hawks To Win @ $2.05

Play on the Hawks to finish their season on a high note. Atlanta have won their last two games on home-court over the Bucks and Sixers to lead the league in points scored at home over the last month. Indiana’s defence is one of the best in the league on the road, but they’ll enter this game without Wesley Matthews and potentially Myles Turner. The Pacers are allowing close to nine-points more per-game without those two on the floor, and average close to eight points less offensively. Four of the last five games between these two sides have been decided by 10-points or less, so expect a tight contest.

Brooklyn Nets vs Miami Heat
10.00am

Heat to Cover the Line (+5.5 Points)

We bid farewell to Dwyane Wade on Thursday, and as we saw during Wednesday’s win over the Sixers the night before, Miami remain determined to send the future Hall of Famer off in style. Long time punters already know how profitable the Heat have been off the back of a win. Miami are 22-16 against the spread following a victory in their previous game, covering close to 58% of the time. With the sixth seed all but locked up, the Nets can’t afford to rest any of their stars, and against a Heat defence that’s allowed the eighth-fewest points on the road over the last month, don’t be surprised if this one goes down to the wire.

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Milwaukee Bucks
10.00am

Thunder to Cover the Line (-4.0 Points)

No Giannis Antetokounmpo has the Bucks as the underdogs for only the second time at home this season. The odds look about right when you consider Oklahoma City’s dramatic last second win over the Rockets on Wednesday, and while the Thunder have very little to play for, they still look to be a great bet at the line. OKC are 6-5 straight-up on zero day’s rest and 25-21 against the spread following a win. While the Bucks have chosen to rest-up for the playoffs, the Thunder look to carry some momentum into their first round series against the Rockets.

Wednesday 10th April

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Charlotte Hornets
9.00am

Under 219.5 Total Points

Play on the Unders between the Hornets and Cavs on Wednesday. Even though Charlotte are still looking to make one last gasp playoff push, it’s worth noting the Total has gone Under in each of the last five meetings between these two. Diving a little deeper, the Cavs and the Hornets both rank inside the bottom five in points at home and on the road respectively across their last 10-games. For good measure, the Total has also gone Under in four of Charlotte’s last five games.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Torontpo Raptors
10.00am

Over 229.5 Total Points

The Total looks the play on Wednesday following on from Monday’s 258-point game between the Wolves and Thunder in Minnesota. The Raptors are averaging 116.3 points across their last 10-games, which spells bad news for a Wolves side allowing the highest three-point percentage to opponents during the same time frame. Toronto have been the second-best side when it comes to backing the Overs as the away side this year with seven of their last 10-games going Over the Total. Close to 58% of Minnesota’s home games have also gone Over this year.

Los Angeles Lakers vs Portland Trail Blazers
1.30am

Under 109 1st Half Points

The Blazers have been one of the better defensive sides all year, so it’s not surprising to learn they’ve allowed the fifth-fewest points on the road over their last 10-games. For what it’s worth, Los Angeles have also allowed the 10th fewest points at home during that same span, but the 1st Half Total looks to be the safest play here. The Lakers are averaging only 55.5 points in the 1st half at home this year, the ninth fewest in the league. The Blazers, meanwhile, are averaging only 53 points, the seventh-fewest. These two have combined for an average Total of 110-points in the first half of their last 10 meetings, so stick with the Under.

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Monday 8th April

Golden State Warriors v Los Angeles Clippers
10.30am

Warriors to by 1-10

It’s the final regulars season game at the O, although there will be some playoff basketball to come as the Warriors look to clinch the top seed in the Western Conference. You could be forgiven for oversimplifying this game but the Warriors are just a lot better than the Clippers, winning eight of the last ten but it hasn’t all gone their way with some close encounters in that time. LA is in much better for now, going 13-4 in their last 17 and should be able to keep this close.

Portland Trail Blazers v Denver Nuggets
11.00am

Portland by 11+

Denver will have one eye on the scoreboard as it finds out if it is still able to clinch home court advantage in the Western Conference. This isn’t a great venue for them to travel to though as Portland have been very strong at home all season, going 30-9 to this point. They are one of just four teams to lose less than 10 games at home so far and they will be looking to keep that record intact as they try to secure the fourth seed.

Los Angeles Lakers v Utah Jazz
11.30am

Lakers to Cover (+12)

Want to hear something weird? Since shutting LeBron down for the season, the Lakers have been pretty strong… against the spread. They have covered in six of their last eight and have a big line against them in their home game against the Jazz, who are still gunning for fourth spot and have won their last seven to climb up the Western Conference standings. The Lakers have covered in two of the last three meetings and I can back them with some confidence to at least keep this close.

Sunday 7th April

Milwaukee Bucks vs Brooklyn Nets
7.00am

Bucks to Cover the Money Line

Brooklyn’s strength of schedule has been tough on the Nets, but it’s now or never if they wish to hold on to their spot in the playoffs. Plenty of this bet depends on whether the Bucks choose to start or rest Giannis Antetokounmpo after clinching the Eastern Conference on Friday, but even so, Brooklyn’s two-game losing streak hardly instills much faith. The Nets lost by 10-points against the Bucks at home last week and are also allowing the fifth-most points on the road over the last month. To add further fuel to the fire, Milwaukee are also 22-13-2 against the spread as the home favourite, 31-15-1 on a day’s rest, and 6-4 against the spread in their last 10-games against the Nets.

Philadelphia 76ers vs Chicago Bulls
10.30am

Under Points Total

The Sixers have already clinched a playoff spot, but with just a two-game lead over the Celtics in the East, this game still holds some importance. As it stands, Joel Embiid and Jimmy Butler are questionable for Sunday’s game against the Bulls, while Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and Otto Porter are also out for Chicago. The Total has gone Over in six of the last 10 meetings between these two, but with so many stars missing, the Under looks a safe play.

Saturday 6th April

Indiana Pacers vs Boston Celtics
11.00am

Under 215 Total Points

Very difficult game that is shaping up to be a potential playoff preview. These two sides own five wins apiece over their last 10 meetings, and with that in mind, it’s best to stick with the Unders. Indiana has been brilliant at home over the last month, not only holding teams to the fifth-fewest points scored but also the sixth-lowest field goal percentage. The Celtics own two-straight wins over Indiana, but over their last 10-games they’ve shot just 45% from the field 37% from three to rank 17th in points-per-game. It also helps to know the Pacers have been the second-best side when it comes to backing the Unders after a win and the third-best side as the home favourite.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Miami Heat
11.00am

Heat to Cover the Line (-2.5 Points)

The Heat’s two-game skid couldn’t have come at a worse time, but with just a week until the playoffs, Miami are just one win away from rejoining the eight in the East. Saturday’s trip to Minnesota is crucial, and from a betting perspective, Thursday’s loss to the Celtics certainly helps. The Heat are 20-18-1 against the spread following a loss, but more importantly, 26-12-0 against the spread on the road – currently the best record in the league. Having also allowed the third-fewest points on the road over the last month, look for the Wolves to lose their third-straight home game.

Dallas Mavericks vs Memphis Grizzlies
11.30am

Mavs to Cover the Line (-5.5 Points)

Dallas fell by two-points against the Timberwolves on Thursday in a game they really should have won. Luke Doncic’s generous team play cost Dallas a chance at the buzzer-beater, but the loss puts the Mavs in good stead, at least from a betting perspective. Boasting a strong 27-18-1 record, the Mavericks have quietly been the fifth-best side to back against the spread following a loss. Dallas are also averaging the 12th most points at home over the last month, while the usually stout Grizzlies defence has allowed the second-most points on the road during the same time span.

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Friday 5th April

Philadelphia 76ers vs Milwaukee Bucks
11.00am

Under 230.5 Total Points

Tough game to get a feel for this game with both sides choosing to rest so many stars. The Sixers are 5-7 in the second game of a back-to-back, and with Jimmy Butler and Joel Embiid potentially out, it’s tough to trust Philly straight-up. Milwaukee will also rest Khris Middleton, and it wouldn’t be the least bit surprising to see Giannis Antetokounmpo take a night off. With all that in mind, back the Unders.

Sacramento Kings vs Cleveland Cavaliers
1.00pm

Kings to Cover (-9.5 Points)

All signs point towards the Kings bouncing back from Wednesday’s blowout loss to the Rockets. Not only has Sacramento been the best side to back against the spread at home this year they are also 26-12-1 against the spread following a loss. The Cavs are in tank mode, but it helps to know they’ve lost their last two games to the Kings by 10-points or more. For added insurance, Sacramento has been the second-best side to back against the spread on a day’s rest, while they are also averaging the sixth-most points at home over the last month.

Los Angeles Lakers vs Golden State Warriors
1.30pm

Over 227 Total Points

Sticking with the Over following Golden State’s blowout win agaisnt the Nuggets on Wednesday. With just two games separating themselves from Denver in the West, these final few games are crucial for the Warriors if they wish to hold on to the No. 1 seed. Golden State has been the ninth-highest scoring side on the road over the last month, while the Lakers have also allowed an average of 112.2 points at home during the same span. Close to 63% of the Dubs’ games have gone Over the Total as the away favourite. These two have also combined for an average Total of 226-points over their last 10-games.

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Thursday 4th April

Atlanta Hawks vs Philadelphia 76ers
10.30am

Sixers 11+ @ $2.95

Happy to take the Sixers against this tanking Hawks side. Atlanta kept it close with the Spurs on Wednesday, but the absence of John Collins and Taurean Prince ultimately cost the Hawks. In the second game of a back-to-back Atlanta are 4-7 straight-up, while the Sixers are a much more impressive 13-7 on two/three day’s rest. Philly fell short by two-points during their trip to Atlanta last month, so aside from this being a nice tune up ahead of the playoffs, it’s also a  revenge game. With an 8-3 record over their last 11 games as well as ranking second in rebounds on the road over the last month, look for the Sixers to win by plenty.

Denver Nuggets vs San Antonio Spurs
12.00pm

Nuggets to Cover the Line (-4.5 Points)

On board with the Nuggets to bounce-back from Wednesday’s disappointment against the Warriors. Just quietly, Denver has been one of the best sides to bet on in the second game of a back-to-back, coming through close to 73% of the time for a strong 8-3 record against the spread. At the same time, the Spurs now hit the road following their narrow win over the Hawks yesterday, but with a disappointing 5-8 record straight-up in the second game of a back-to-back, things don’t look promising. Considering Denver have also won their last three home games against San Antonio, the line should be safe.

Los Angeles Clippers vs Houston Rockets
1.30pm

Over 229 Total Points

The Rockets came good on the Overs on Wednesday cruising to a 25-point victory over the Kings. We’ll stick with the same outcome on Thursday against the Clippers in a game that could turn out to be a potential playoff preview. The Rockets have been the second-best side to back when it comes to playing on the Overs in the second game of a back-to-back. Houston also rank sixth in three-point shooting percentage over their last 10-games, while it’s worth noting the Clippers have allowed the sixth-most points at home on the year. These two sides combined for 246-points when they met back in October, and with Los Angeles needing a win to leapfrog the Jazz for fifth in the West, expect plenty of points.

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Wednesday 3rd April

San Antonio Spurs vs Atlanta Hawks
11.30am

Spurs 1-10

The Spurs are looking to bounce-back from Sunday’s seven-point loss to the Kings. Narrow games at home were a common theme last month with seven of San Antonio’s nine games on home-court being decided by 10-points or less. In case you hadn’t heard, the Hawks upset the Bucks on Monday thanks to Trae Young’s buzzer-beater. Unfortunately, the rookie point guard will bare even more responsibility on Wednesday with John Collins and Taurean Prince set to miss this game. The Spurs defence allowed the ninth-fewest points at home last month, so they should be able to squeak out another tight one to claim their second-straight win over the Hawks.

Sacramento Kings vs Houston Rockets
1.00pm

Over 227 Total Points

The Kings and the Rockets are back to do battle just three days after combining for 227-points. Houston took that one at home, but the Overs still figures to be the safest play on Wednesday considering the Kings have averaged 119.5 points at home over their last 10-games. Houston’s defence is real right now, however they struggled to defend Sacramento’s strong three-point shooting on Sunday. The Kings rank sixth in three-point shooting during that same ten game span, while they’ve also been the third-best side when it comes to backing the Overs on two/three day’s rest.

Golden State Warriors vs Denver Nuggets
1.30pm

Under 221.5 Total Points

Lots to like about the Unders in this one. Not only have Denver been the best side all year when it comes to backing the Unders on the road, Golden State have also come through close to 61% of the time at home. Diving deeper, the Warriors allowed 109.0 points-per-game at home last month, which ranked 15th overall. The Nuggets were a little better allowing the seventh-fewest on the road. On offense, the Nuggets averaged the fifth-fewest points on the road in March, while the Warriors averaged only 112.7 at home. With only a game separating these top two sides, expect some playoff-like defence on display.

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Tuesday 2nd April

New York Knicks v Chicago Bulls
10.30am

Under 213.5 Points

No this is not a typo, the Knicks-Bulls game featuring two teams with a combined 118 losses on the season is one of the best plays of the day. With two sides battling for draft position points might be at a premium here so I’ll take the under in this game. The Knicks have had 42 games go under this season while the Bulls have had 40 unders this season as well.

Minnesota Timberwolves v Portland Trail Blazers
11.00am

Portland to Cover -3.5 Points

This line seems way too short considering the stakes of this matchup, Portland are a much better side have had Minnesota’s number in the last couple of years. In the last ten games, the Trail Blazers are 8-2 against the spread and can move up to the third seed in the Western Conference with a win here. Minnesota is just playing out the schedule now and isn’t likely to put up too much of a fight in this one.

Utah Jazz v Charlotte Hornets
12.00pm

Utah to Win by 1-10

Utah is one of the form teams in the NBA right now winning nine of their last ten and climbing up the Western Conference standings in the process. This is another game where only one of the teams is playoff bound right now but that could change if Charlotte manages to end its two game losing run. They are three games behind the eighth placed Heat right now and can’t afford to drop any more games but it’s too had to back against the Jazz right now. I do think Charlotte will make it close, but will ultimately fall short.

Monday 1st April

San Antonio Spurs vs Sacramento Kings
10.00am

San Antonio to Cover the Line (-9.5)

San Antonio is playing for seeding, Sacremento is playing for pride. The Spurs will want to stay ahead of the eighth seeded Thunder and avoid a first round matchup with the Golden State Warriors. Sacremento has had the wood over San Antonio in the last two matchups but with nothing on the line for them here, it’s hard to see them being too motivated for this one.

Golden State Warriors v Charlotte Hornets
11.30am

Golden State to Cover -12

Golden State is locked in a battle with Colorado for the top seed in the Western Conference and while they would feel confident about their ability to beat anyone, anywhere in a big game, they’d rather lock down that advantage. To do that they need to beat a Charlotte side still in striking distance of an Eastern Conference playoff berth and with little to no margin for error. The Warriors have not lost back to back games in a month and it would be a big surprise to see them go down in this one. They have won six of the last seven against Charlotte all by double digits and I like them to beat the spread here.

Memphis Grizzlies v Los Angeles Clippers
12.30pm

Los Angeles Clippers by 11+

A battered and bruised Memphis team heads to the Staples Center to take on the playoff bound Clippers with an eye on making life difficult for their opponents. With just 10 wins on the road this season it’s unlikely they will give the Clippers too much drama in this game. As winners of seven of their last eight, the Clippers can take care of business and pick up another win on the road to the playoffs.

Sunday 31st March

Indiana Pacers vs Orlando Magic
10.00am

Under 204.5 Total Points

This would have to be one of the shortest Totals of the entire season, but even so, the Under still looks the play. Orlando has been the second-best side when it comes to backing the Under on the road this year, while close to 58% of Indiana’s games have gone Under the Total during the second game of a back-to-back. Diving a little deeper, these two sides also rank inside the bottom 10 in points allowed at home and away this month. In case you’re still not convinced, the Pacers are averaging only 102.8 points-per-game this month, the second-fewest in the league. The Magic aren’t much better averaging only 107.5.

Detroit Pistons vs Portland Trail Blazers
10.00am

Pistons to Cover the Line (-5 Points)

Massive test for the Blazers on short rest. Portland are 4-6 straight-up in the second game of a back-to-back as they now look for the series sweep over the Pistons on Sunday. Things won’t come easy against this current Detroit team, however. The Pistons are allowing the fifth-fewest points as well as the third-fewest rebounds to opponents at home this month. That’s bad news for the Blazers without Jusuf Nurkic, especially considering Detroit has won six-straight at home. The Pistons are also 6-1 against the spread in their last seven home games against Portland.

Phoenix Suns vs Memphis Grizzlies
1.00pm

Grizzlies to Cover the 1st Half Spread (-0.5 Points)

It’s again time for one of the most profitable betting plays of the entire season: the Grizzlies against the first half spread. Memphis are 22-14 against the first half spread on the road and go into this one as narrow -0.5 favourites. The Grizzlies have led at half time in three of their last five games against the Suns, including last November’s narrow two-point loss on the road in Phoenix. The Grizzlies’ 10-26 record on the road speaks for itself, but did you know they’ve been the fourth-highest scoring side in the first half this year? That’s worth knowing as they prepare to face a Suns side that’s allowed an average of 56.4 points in the opening two quarters.

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Saturday 30th March

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Denver Nuggets
11.00am

Under 221 Total Points

Paul George remains questionable for Saturday’s home game against the Thunder, and as we’ve learned ever since the All-Star break, even if he does play you’re hardly guaranteed a standout performance. Denver have scored the eighth-fewest points on the road this month, and as you should already know, have been the best side to play on the Under away from home this season. These two have combined for an average of 218.4 points during their last 10-games, while close to 61% of the Nuggets’ games have gone Under following a loss.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Golden State Warriors
11.00am

Over 229.5 Total Points

The Warriors travel back to Minnesota on Saturday no less than a fortnight after defeating the Timberwolves 117-107 on the road. That game fell four-points shy over the Over, but it’s worth noting Minnesota have been the worst team in the league when it comes to defending the three this month, allowing opponents to shoot 40.2% from beyond the arc. It goes without saying that Golden State are among the Top 5 teams in three-point shooting during the same time span. Also of note is the fact close to 67% of Minnesota’s games have gone Over the Total following two-three day’s rest.

Los Angeles Lakers vs Charlotte Hornets
1.30pm

Under 225.5 Total Points

All signs point towards LeBron playing on Saturday, but still take the Under between these two. Charlotte have been the ninth-lowest scoring side on the road this month, while the Lakers have been the seventh-lowest at home. Los Angeles have seen 62% of their games result in the Under, the highest percentage in the league. Charlotte, meanwhile, rank 19th in points scored on the road all year and have also managed to put up over 120-points only once away from home this month.

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Friday 29th March

Detroit Pistons vs Orlando Magic
10.00am

Magic to Cover the Line (+3.5 Points)

It’s hard to argue against a side that’s won six-straight games. The Magic are clinging to the eighth seed in the East, but make sure you play on them to cover against the Pistons on Friday. Following a win, Orlando are 20-16 against the spread, while they are also 25-17 on a day’s rest. As the Heat found out the hard way on Wednesday, Orlando’s biggest strength is the third quarter, where they’ve allowed the second-fewest points all season. Low and behold, the Pistons have also scored the second-fewest points in the third frame, making the Magic a great bet to cover what is a generous looking line.

Houston Rockets vs Denver Nuggets
11.00am

Under 218 Total Points

Would be wise to play it safe in this potential playoff preview. The Under looks the bet when you consider the Rockets and the Nuggets both rank inside the Top 10 in fewest points allowed this month, and the case only grows stronger when you factor in the Total has gone Under in eight of Denver’s last nine games on the road. Offensively, these two sides aren’t making much noise, either. The Nuggets have scored the fouth-fewest points through March, while James Harden’s slump has the Rockets ranking 18th. These two sides also rank inside the Top 10 when it comes to backing the Unders after a win, and for what it’s worth, in Conference games.

San Antonio Spurs vs Cleveland Cavaliers
11.30am

Spurs to Cover the Line (-12 Points)

Rewind all the way back to 2015 if you want to find the Cavs’ last win in San Antonio. More recently, Cleveland have lost six-straight games on the road, which is hardly comforting as they prepare to face a Spurs side that has lost eight times at home all season. San Antonio lost by nine to the Hornets in on Wednesday, which could turn out to be a positive in this one. The Spurs are 17-13-1 against the spread following a loss, and just for fun, 22-6 in home games against non-conference opponents. Just two days agter Lamarcus Aldridge’s 20-point double-double, this presents a perfect bounce-back opportunity for Gregg Popovich’s side.

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Thursday 28th March

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Indiana Pacers
11.00am

Under 217.5 Total Points

The Under looks the play between these two free fallers. Stats aside, something looks a little off about the Thunder. Paul George’s shoulder is far from 100%, and with Russell Westbrook hot and cold, it’s no wonder OKC fell to the Grizzlies in Memphis on Tuesday. The Pacers have also struggled recently winning just four of their last 10-games. Indiana have allowed the 10th fewest points on the road this month, while the Thunder have scored the fewest points at home during the same span. The Under is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings between these two, and just for some added insurance, close to 64% of the Pacers’ games have gone Under the Total following a day’s rest.

Memphis Grizzlies vs Golden State Warriors
11.00am

Grizzlies to Cover the First Half Line (+6 Points)

The Grizzlies have been an ugly side all season, but they’ve been kind when it comes to winning the first half. For what it’s worth, the Grizzlies are 41-23 in the first half against offensive teams averaging more than 106 points-per-game. The Warriors fall into that category, and since Golden State haven’t traveled to Memphis since 2017, there’s every chance Steve Kerr’s side starts out a little slow. The Grizzlies are 43-26-1 against the first half spread overall, and 22-12-1 at home.

Phoenix Suns vs Washington Wizards
1.00pm

Wizards to Cover the Line (-1.5 Points)

Backing the Wizards against the spread in the second game of a back-to-back has quietly been one of the better plays all season. Washington’s record stands at 12-3-0, making them the only team in the league with double-digit success. The Wizards have also enjoyed plenty of success in Phoenix in recent years – they haven’t lost to the Suns away from home since 2015. The other bit of good news is Scott Brooks’ side ranks 10th in points scored away from home this month.

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Wednesday 27th March

Charlotte Hornets vs San Antonio Spurs
10.00am

Over 220 Total Points

The Hornets and the Spurs both rank among the NBA’s Top 10 teams when it comes to backing the Overs this season, but there’s a few other reasons to back a high-scoring game on Wednesday. Charlotte have combined to put up over 220-points in three of their last five home games, while the Spurs have also been the top shooting side from the field so far this month, cashing in close to 50% of the time. Speaking of percentages, close to 53% of Charlotte’s home games have gone Over the Total this season, while the Total has also gone Over in 10 of San Antonio’s last 15 road games.

Miami Heat vs Orlando Magic
10.30am

Heat to Cover the Line (-4.5 Points)

Sticking with the Heat to spoil the Magic’s party on Wednesday. Orlando defeated the Sixers by 21-points on Tuesday to move just one game back from a playoff spot, but things won’t come easy in Miami considering the Heat are 9-5 against the spread on two-three days’ rest. Despite their losing record, Miami have also allowed the second-fewest points to opponents at home this month. The Magic, meanwhile, have scored the third-fewest points on the road during the time frame, and are 5-8 straight-up during the second game of a back-to-back. Miami remain the best side to back against the spread following a win, so bank on their winning form.

Dallas Mavericks vs Sacramento Kings
11.30am

Kings to Cover the Line (-2.5 Points)

This has been one of the best betting plays of the entire season. The Kings, who are still fighting for a spot in the playoffs by the way, fell by five-points to the Lakers on Monday, which is good news considering they are 24-11-1 against the spread following a loss. Sacramento are also 21-15 straight-up in the same scenario, while it might help knowing the Mavericks have lost four of their last five home games.

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Tuesday 26th March

Orlando Magic v Philadelphia 76ers
10.00am

Philadelphia to Win by 1-12 @ $3.00

This has been a very one sided match up of late with the 76ers winning five of the last six meetings between these teams including a 114-106 matchup earlier this month. The one concerning matter for the 76ers is the fact they aren’t really blowing teams out, instead usually taking out single digit winning margins. As they continue their tuning up for the postseason, the Magic should take care of business and win this but don’t be surprised if there’s a few nervous moments in the fourth quarter

Memphis Grizzlies v Oklahoma City Thunder
11.00am

Thunder to Win by 13+ @ 2.35

With all due respect to the Grizzlies, a loss would do them a favour here as they now fight for draft lottery positioning. Oklahoma has won nine of the last ten and covered on six of those occasions but for a bit of added value, take a big win for the Thunder here. Two of the last three wins for the Thunder over the Grizzlies have been by double digits so back a big win here.

Portland Trail Blazers vs Brooklyn Nets
12.00pm

Portland to Cover the Line (-6)

There’s not a lot of science behind this pick beyond the fact Portland is a very good team at home and this line is small enough to back in with confidence. The Trail Blazers have gone 28-9 straight up at home and 22-14-1 against the spread so take them at any line that is in the single digits.

Monday 25th March

Boston Celtics v San Antonio Spurs
10.30am

San Antonio to Win @ $2.20

Boston has a tough ask here, coming into this game just over 24 hours after playing Charlotte against a side they have struggled mightily with. Nine of the last ten have gone the way of San Antonio and it’s hard to back Boston with any confidence after Kyrie Irving’s comments about “getting to the playoffs healthy” being more important than being in good form. Even with their winning streak over, the Spurs look like a good play.

Golden State Warriors v Detroit Pistons
11.30am

Over 218.5 Points

Both teams have the scoring ability to turn this game into a shootout so we’ll back the over here as both sides continue their playoff preparations. Golden State is averaging 117.6 points per game while the Pistons have an average of 107.6 and have scored over 110 in each of their last four and eight of their last ten. Golden State has been steadily improving as of late and should do their part to help this game reach the over.

Sacremento Kings v Los Angeles Lakers
9.00am

Sacremento to Cover the Line (-3.5 Points)

For the first time in what feels like an eternity, LeBron James will not be going to the playoffs. That means the next couple of weeks are all about pride (& maybe draft lottery positioning). Sacremento’s playoff chances are only marginally better than the Lakers but they can still aim for a 41-41 record starting with a win here. They haven’t travelled all that well but the Lakers haven’t been that great at home so take the visitors and the points.

Sunday 24th March

Washington Wizards vs Miami Heat
10.00am

Heat to Cover the Line (+1.5 Points)

Let’s stick with what works, and that’s the Heat at the line. Miami is 6-4 against the spread in the second game of a back-to-back, but in case you still don’t trust the Heat, keep in mind Washington are 14-29 straight-up on one day’s rest. Miami fought tooth and nail against the Bucks on Saturday, but as we continue to find, they are money on the road. The Heat hold the best record against the spread away from home (23-11), while they’ve also averaged just 98.7 points to opponents on the road this month.

Sacramento Kings vs Phoenix Suns
1.00pm

Kings to Cover the Line (-10 Points)

The Kings have been kind to us against the spread all season. Not only is Sacramento the best side when it comes to covering at home, they are also 27-11-1 after one days’ rest. Phoenix has been a surprise side on the road this month leading the league in points-per-game, however, they haven’t won in Sacramento since 2017. On the flip side, the Suns have also allowed the third-most points on the road this month, while the Kings rank eighth in points scored at home thanks to blowout wins over the Mavericks and Bulls.

Portland Trail Blazers vs Detroit Pistons
1.00pm

Blazers to Cover (-5 Points)

Willing to play on the Blazers considering they are 18-12 as the home favourite against the spread. Portland has won their last three games at home, all of which came by 10-points or less. Even without C.J. McCollum, the Blazers have been the fourth-highest scoring side at home this month, while the Pistons round out as the fourth-lowest scoring side on the road. For what it’s worth, the Blazers are also 24-19 against the spread following a win in their previous game, while they last beat the Pistons at home by 13 this time last year.

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Saturday 23rd March

Toronto Raptors vs Oklahoma City Thunder
10.30am

Raptors 1-10 @ $3.00

It’s a repeat of Thursday’s narrow overtime thriller, only this time, the Raptors find themselves as 2.5-point favourites with Kyle Lowry out. It goes without saying  Toronto are an entirely different side without their star point guard. Minus Lowry, the Raptors are 8-5 this season averaging exactly 11.1 points less. The Thunder have won only two of their last five road games, but they are averaging the 12th most points away from home this month. Three of the last five meetings between these two have been decided by 10-points or less, so stick with the margin.

Houston Rockets vs San Antonio Spurs
11.00am

Over 221 Total Points

Safe to expect plenty of points between these two Western Conference foes. The Rockets have been the sixth-best side when it comes to backing the Over at home this season, coming through close to 56% of the time. More importantly, San Antonio have been the best side in the league when it comes to backing the Over on the road, and when you look at their stats, it’s hard to see this one being low-scoring. Despite losing to the Heat on Wednesday, the Spurs are averaging the highest field-goal percentage away from home this month. They’ve also seen 61% of their games go Over following a loss.

Milwaukee Bucks vs Miami Heat
11.30am

Heat to Cover the Line (+9.5 Points)

The Heat have been money on the road all year, so there’s no reason to shy away from them against the spread on Saturday. Giannis Antetokounmpo is probable for this game, but even so, back Miami and their 17-7 record as the spread underdog on the road. The Heat came through with the goods on Thursday defeating the Spurs by five in San Antonio, largely due to the fact they’re the only team to average under 100-points to opponents on the road this month. In case you need further convincing though, the Heat have also been the best side to back against the spread following a win.

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Friday 22nd March

Washington Wizards vs Denver Nuggets
10.00am

Wizards to Cover the Line (+6.5 Points)

Happy to take on the Wizards despite their overtime loss to the Bulls on Thursday. Washington has been a great play at home this season, coming through close to 63% of the time with a strong 22-13 record against the spread. The Wizards are averaging the sixth-most points at home this month, while the Nuggets have won by an average margin of only five points on the road this year. Washington has also been reliable during the second game of a back-to-back. The Wizards are the only side in the league with a double-digit winning record against the spread on zero days’ rest.

Phoenix Suns vs Detroit Pistons
1.00pm

Under 218.5 Points

Put the Under in play on Friday between these two low-scoring sides. The Suns have been the third-best team when it comes to backing the Under at home this year, while the Pistons have been the seventh-best side on the road. Diving a little deeper, the Pistons have also allowed the sixth-fewest points on the road this month, bad news for a Suns side that’s scored the same number of points at home during the same time frame. In three of Phoenix’s last five home games, the Total has failed to reach 220-points. The same also goes for the Pistons in three of their last five road games.

Sacramento Kings vs Dallas Mavericks
1.00pm

Kings to Cover the Line (-8.5 Points)

Huge ask for the Mavericks following Thursday’s loss to the Blazers. Dallas is 1-11 in the second game of a back-to-back this year, leaving the Kings looking like good value as the 8.5-point favourite. Sacramento rolls into this one off a last-second loss to the Nets on Wednesday, which is good news considering the Kings are 21-11-1 against the spread following a loss. Sacramento has also won seven of their last 10-games against the Mavs and are currently 21-8 when it comes to covering the spread against teams with a losing record.

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Thursday 21st March

Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics
10.00am

Celtics To Win @ $2.30

Few things to consider in this one. Firstly, Philly are 4-7 in the second game of a back-to-back, so try to forget Wednesday’s narrow win over the Hornets, even if it was impressive without Joel Embiid. Second, Boston traveled to Philly only a month ago, a game they won by three-points without Kyrie Irving. Third, well, that’s exactly where Boston rank in points scored on the road this month. And fourth, the Celtics have won eight of their last 10-games against the Sixers.

San Antonio Spurs vs Miami Heat
11.30am

Heat to Cover the Line (+6.5 Points)

This match up has trap game written all over it. Drink the kool-aid the Spurs are selling – hey, they’ve lost only seven games at home all season! But at the same time, try not to discount the fact Miami leads the league with a 22-11-0 record against the spread on the road. The Heat are fresh from a win over the Thunder in Oklahoma City on Monday, and as the stats suggest, they’ve also been the top side defensively this month. Miami have allowed only 99.5 points on the road this month, the fewest in the league. This line looks generous for a Heat side that have won more games on the road than they have at home this season.

Portland Trail Blazers vs Dallas Mavericks
1.00pm

Blazers 1-10 @ $2.50

Nothing about this game spells good news for the Mavs. Dallas have lost seven-straight road games dating back to the first week of February, and considering they’ve allowed the sixth-most points away from home this month, it’s doubtful we’ll see that streak will snap anytime soon. On the plus side, the Blazers do have some soul searching to do. Portland are expected to be without start shooting guard C.J. McCollum for the rest of the regular season – bad news considering they’ve averaged 12.7 points less without him on the floor. Four of the last five meetings between these teams have been decided by 10-points or less, and while the Blazers have lost only nine-games at home all year, this one should be close.

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Wednesday 20th March

Charlotte Hornets vs Philadelphia 76ers
10.30am

Sixers To Win @ $1.91

You can’t go past the Sixers at this price. Philly have won four-straight games since Joel Embiid’s return, including Monday’s five-point win over the Bucks which saw Embiid tally a 40-point double-double. The Sixers have won nine of their last 10-games over Charlotte, and most importantly are allowing the 10th lowest field-goal percentage to opponents this month. The Hornets have scored the fifth-fewest points during the same time span, bad news with Cody Zeller and Tony Parker set to miss Wednesday’s game.

Milwaukee Bucks vs Los Angeles Lakers
11.00am

Bucks to Cover the Line (-11 Points)

Two words: trap game. Milwaukee are 18-13-1 as the home favourite against the spread this season, but did you know the Bucks are also 23-7 off a loss as the favourite? Milwaukee lost by five to the Sixers on Monday, and now enter Wednesday’s game against the Lakers as the 12-point favourite. Los Angeles are 18-20 following a loss and have also allowed the fifth-most points to opponents this month. The Bucks, on the other hand, rank third in points scored.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Golden State Warriors
11.00am

Warriors 1-10

There’s a couple of reasons to find faith in Golden State on Wednesday. The Warriors have lost the second game of a back-to-back only three times this season, while more importantly, they’ve also allowed the fifth-fewest points on the road this month. You have to rewind back to 2016 to find Golden State’s last win in Minnesota, but keep in mind, the Dubs are 15-6 in games following a loss. The last three meetings between these two have been decided by 10-points or less, so it’s worth taking a play on the margin.

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Tuesday 19th March

Boston Celtics v Denver Nuggets
10.30am

Boston to Cover -3.5 Points

The Celtics have fallen down to the Eastern Conference’s fifth see as they appear to be jostling with Indiana and Philadelphia for the third seed. With five wins from their previous six games they have to continue to take care of business at home, where they have a 26-10 record. While Gordon Hayward is likely to be out for this game with an injury that might encourage the younger players on the team to step up here. Even though the Nuggets have been travelling well in the last couple of weeks, with a 16-16 record on the road, I have to back Boston at home and with a small line, it’s worth adding that on.

San Antonio Spurs v Golden State Warriors
11.00am

Spurs to Win @ $2.20

Look, it feels weird backing against the Warriors in any game but you can’t ignore the Spurs and their eight game winning streak here. San Antonio’s 28-7 home record holds up with just about every team in the NBA and makes them good value as an underdog play in this game. Including their playoff meeting, San Antonio has actually won four of the last five home games against the Warriors. This is backing the Spurs solely on recent form but why not take them at that value.

Phoenix Suns v Chicago Bulls
1.30pm

Over 213 Total Points

A game with pride and… well pretty much pride on the line, both of these sides are turning their attention to the NBA Draft having been officially eliminated from the playoff race. The Bulls have lost their last five and the Suns have lost three of their last five but, both teams have been involved in some high scoring affairs in the last month. Both teams have scored over 100 points in eight of Phoenix’s last ten games and nine of Chicago’s last ten so with neither side seemingly set on playing defence, back the overs here.

Monday 18th March

Sacremento Kings v Chicago Bulls
9.00am

Sacremento to Win & Under 232 Points

Neither side is really setting the world alight at the moment with both sides putting together a miserable 3-7 record in their last 10 games. The Kings have been able to stay close to a .500 record on the back of a 20-14 record at home while the Bulls have been pretty dire on the road, going 11-24. Only two of the last ten between these two have gone over so the under is definitely in play here and the Kings have won each of the last three between these two so back them to win in the doubles market.

Houston Rockets v Minnesota Timberwolves
12.00pm

Houston to Cover the Line (-10)

Minnesota is still searching for its tenth win on the road this season with a 25% win record away from home. The Rockets are looking to hold serve in the race for playoff seeding in the west and is looking to improve on its 25-10 home record here. The Rockets have won seven of the last ten meetings between these teams and covered on six of those occasions and with the poor road form of the Timberwolves it’s worth backing that form to continue.

Los Angeles Clippers v Brooklyn Nets
12.00pm

Under 231 Total Points

The unders immediately jumps out in this game as both sides have been playing plenty of low scoring games in the last few weeks. Six of the Clippers last ten have gone under while Brooklyn is backing up from a game in Utah on Sunday (AEST). Head to head the Clippers have an edge in this one but for the value, back a low scoring clash.

Sunday 17th March

Washington Wizards vs Memphis Grizzlies
10.00am

Under 224 Total Points

Tough to get a feel for this game, but the Under looks safe considering the Grizzlies have allowed the fewest points on the road all season. Washington are coming off a loss to the Hornets on Saturday, while Memphis roll into this one on two days’ rest. The Grizzlies held both the Thunder and the Mavericks to under 100-points on the road earlier this month, and for what it’s worth, have also held opponents to the second-lowest field goal percentage on the road in March. Seven of the Grizzlies’ last 10-games on the road have also gone Under, including five of their last six against Washington.

Dallas Mavericks vs Cleveland Cavaliers
11.30am

Under 215.5 Total Points

Dallas will look to rebound following Friday’s heartbreaking loss to the Nuggets, and while it’s tempting to back the Mavs against the spread, it’s probably safer to stick with the Unders. So far this month Dallas have allowed the 10th fewest points at home, while they’ve also been the third-best side when it comes to backing the Unders on one days’ rest. Cleveland have lost four-straight on the road, and not surprisingly, have scored the seventh-fewest points away from home this month. Dallas also rank dead last in points scored at home during the same span.

San Antonio Spurs vs Portland Trail Blazers
11.30am

Spurs to Cover the Line (-2 Points)

What can you say about the Spurs right now? San Antonio have lost only twice at home since the start of the New Year, while their 21-12-0 record against the spread on home-court says it all. The Spurs have also enjoyed themselves at home against the Blazers in recent years – they’ve won three-straight at the AT&T Center dating back to 2017. The Blazers are 9-7 on the road since the start of 2019, however they so far rank fifth in points allowed this month. The addition of Rudy Gay back into San Antonio’s lineup should give them an added boost as both sides return for the second game of a back-to-back.

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Saturday 16th March

Washington Wizards vs Charlotte Hornets
10.00am

Wizards to Cover the Line (-3.5 Points)

For the second time this month the Wizards and the Hornets do battle. Charlotte walked away with a one-point win when these two met last fortnight, but there’s something to be said about this Wizards side right now. Washington have not only won two-straight, they’ve also won their last four games at home. The Wizards are 15-13 against the spread following a win, but more importantly, a whopping 15-3 against the spread when it comes to avenging a loss to an opponent at home.

Miami Heat vs Milwaukee Bucks
11.00am

Bucks to Cover the Line (-5 Points)

Happy to stick with what’s worked all season. The Bucks have been the second-best side against the spread on the road, covering close to 62% of the time with a 21-13-2 record. The Heat should treat this game like a potential playoff preview, so expect them to play hard in the first half. Unfortunately for them, the Bucks have been the fourth-highest scoring side on the road this month, while they also have the added motivation of trying to win their first game in Miami since 2016. The Heat may go without Dwyane Wade on Saturday, bad news considering the Bucks are also 16-3 against the spread when playing a team with a losing record on the road since the All-Star break.

Los Angeles Clippers vs Chicago Bulls
1.30pm

Over 228.5 Points

Don’t be deceived by the Total in this game. The Total may have gone Under in eight of the last 10-games between the Clippers and Bulls, but try to keep in mind, both sides have ranked among the best in points this month. At home, the Clippers rank as the sixth-highest scoring side, while on the road, the Bulls have gone one better leading all teams in points this month. Despite losing by five back in January, don’t forget the Bulls piled on 36-points against the Clips in the second quarter. Los Angeles have also been the third-best team when it comes to backing the Overs at home this season, coming through close to 61% of the time.

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Friday 15th March

Indiana Pacers vs Oklahoma City Thunder
10.00am

Thunder to Cover the Line (+1 Points)

Riding the Thunder to Cover against the Pacers on Friday. Oklahoma City piled on the points in the third quarter on Thursday to walk away with a 12-point win over the Nets. The Thunder have been the sixth-best team following a win this season boasting a strong 27-14 record, while they are also 19-17 when it comes to covering the spread on the road. Since four of the last five meetings between the Thunder and Pacers have been decided by five-points or less, expect this one to be close. It also helps knowing OKC are 4-1 against the spread in their last five-games when playing Indiana.

Toronto Raptors vs Los Angeles Lakers
11.00am

Raptors to Cover the Line (-8 Points)

How much stock can you put into Toronto’s blowout loss to the Cavs on Wednesday? Like the Warriors and Bucks, the Raptors looked a little bored as we head towards the playoffs, but we should see them bounce-back nicely at home on Friday. Following a loss, Toronto are 13-6 straight-up, while their defensive metrics suggest the loss to Cleveland was nothing more than a fluke. The Raptors have allowed the 11th lowest field-goal percentage this month and the 13th fewest points. Toronto have lost back-to-back games only five times this season, and keep in mind, they’ve also covered the spread in seven of their last 10 meetings with the Lakers.

Denver Nuggets vs Dallas Mavericks
1.30pm

Under 220 Points

Not only have the Nuggets and Mavs been two of the Top 10 best sides when it comes to backing the Unders this season, they’ve also combined for an average of 214 points across their last five games. Denver have been one of the best defensive sides all season, but they’ve also allowed the ninth-fewest points to opponents this month. Dallas, meanwhile, rank dead last in points scored during that same time frame, leaving the Unders looking well and truly safe in this one.

Player Pick: Nikola Jokic Over 21.5 Points @ $1.95

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Thursday 14th March

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Brooklyn Nets
10.00am

Nets to Cover the Line (+7.5 Points)

The Thunder’s narrow win over the Jazz on Tuesday has this one feeling a little like a trap game. Oklahoma City have won by an average margin of 12-points at home this year, but there’s something to be said for this Nets side that have now won four-straight. Not only are Brooklyn 20-15 against the spread following a win, they are also 19-13 against the spread on the road. The Nets have held two of their last four opponents to under 100-points, bad news for a Thunder side that haven’t seen the same Paul George of late. This one should be close.

Miami Heat vs Detroit Pistons
10.30am

Over 208.5 Total Points

Sticking with the Overs between these two playoff foes. The Heat and Pistons met a fortnight ago to combine for 215-points, leaving Thursday’s Total looking a little short. Blake Griffin was completely shutdown by the Nets on Tuesday finishing with 10-points. We should see a bounce-back performance in this one considering the Heat have allowed the fourth-most points to opposing forwards this month. Better yet, Miami are 20-14 when it comes to backing the Overs at home this year, earning them the fifth-highest percentage in the league. The Heat are also averaging the eighth-most points at home this month, while finally, the Total has gone Over in seven of the last 10 meetings between these two.

Player Pick: Blake Griffin Over 22.5 Points @ $1.74

Houston Rockets vs Golden State Warriors
12.30pm

Rockets to Cover the Line (-2 Points)

Lack of team chemistry and Draymond Green might be the furthest thing from Steve Kerr’s mind right now. Kevin Durant will miss Thursday’s game with a right ankle contusion, bad news considering the Warriors average exactly 15.2 points less without him on the court. The Rockets, meanwhile, have allowed the fewest points to opponents this month, so it’s no surprise to learn they’ve won nine of their last 10-games. The Rockets destroyed the Dubs by 21-points during their last visit to Houston in November, and they’ve also turned into a consistent side against the spread. At home, the Rockets are 18-14-1 on the year.

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Wednesday 13th March

New Orleans Pelicans vs Milwaukee Bucks
11.00am

Over 237.5 Total Points

The Total looks large, but the Unders should come through on Wendesday. Don’t let New Orleans’ 30-39 record fool you – the Pelicans have quietly ranked 10th in points scored this month, just four spots lower than the Bucks. These two sides have combined for an average of 216.5 points across their last 10 meetings, and while that’s well short of Wednesday’s Total, keep in mind they also combined for 238-points when they met back in December. In case you’re still not convinced, does it help knowing both Milwaukee and New Orleans also rank inside the Top 10 in points allowed this month? Eight of their last 10 games have gone over the Total, so try not to sweat.

Player Pick: Brook Lopez Over 13.5 Total Points @ $1.87

Chicago Bulls vs Los Angeles Lakers
11.00am

Under 226.5 Total Points

The Bulls have been a fun side since the All-Star break, but this Total looks a little ambitious. Sure, Chicago rank inside the Top 10 in points scored this month, but keep in mind, four of their last five meetings have failed to go over 210 points. The Lakers rank inside the bottom 10 in points scored throughout March, largely due to the on again/off again benching of Lebron James and the injuries to Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma and Brandon Ingram. Aside from individual efforts though, the Bulls and the Lakers rank inside the Top 10 when it comes to backing the Unders off a loss in their previous game. It’s hard to see this one going Over with so many big names missing.

Los Angeles Clippers vs Portland Trail Blazers
1.30pm

Blazers to Cover the Line (-2.5 Points)

The Blazers let us down on Friday against the Thunder, but there’s no getting past the fact they’ve been one of the better sides to back against the spread on the road this season. Portland have come through close to 64% of the time as the road favourite, and it helps knowing they already own a four-point win over the Clippers on the road this season this season. Los Angeles ride into this one following a huge win over the Celtics on Tuesday, but they’ve hardly been reliable in the second game of a back-to-back. The Clips hold a 6-6 record on no rest, bad news against a Blazers side that’s won three-straight trips to Staples.

Player Pick: C.J. McCollum Over 22.5 Total Points @ $2.00

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Tuesday 12th March

Houston Rockets vs Charlotte Hornets
11.00am

Under 225 Total Points

The safest play in this one looks to be the Unders. The second game of a back-to-back has hardly been Charlotte’s forte this season – they are 4-8 straight-up on zero days’ rest. More importantly, 18 of Houston’s last 23 games against the Hornets have resulted in the Unders. The average combined Total across their last five is 214.8 points, good news considering the Rockets average only 104.8 points in the second game of a back-to-back. Houston have also allowed the fewest-points in the league so far this month, so this one should be a bit of a low-scorer.

Utah Jazz vs Oklahoma City Thunder
12.00pm

Thunder to Cover the Line (+3.5 Points)

Happy to take the Thunder on here despite the fact they’ve won just two of their five games this month. Friday’s win over the Blazers looks to be a strong form guide for Tuesday’s trip to Utah. Oklahoma City shot 45% from the field, showcasing just how dangerous this team can be when Westbrook/George are on fire. The Jazz found that out the hard way when they met the Thunder in last month’s one-point loss. The Thunder are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games against Utah, and for what it’s worth, 9-6 on two days’ rest.

Los Angeles Clippers vs Boston Celtics
1.30pm

Clippers To Win @ $2.00

Take this price for the Clippers and run. Boston will go without Jayson Tatum on Tuesday, and it should come as no surprise to learn the Celtics are averaging close to three-points less without their star forward on the court this season. Boston’s fortunes have taken a turn for the better during this West Coast swing having now won all three games over the Warriors, Kings and Lakers. The Celtics rank third in field-goal percentage over the last month, but more importantly, the Clippers have allowed the seventh-lowest field-goal percentage against during that span. Boston have won just three of their last 10 against Los Angeles, and with no Tatum and a less than 100% Kyrie Irving, the Clips look a good price for an upset.

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Monday 11th March

Minnesota Timberwolves vs New York Knicks
11.00am

Timberwolves to Cover the Line (-6.5 Points)

Minnesota is hardly setting the world alight this season at 31-35 but they are still going better than a Knicks side that is atrocious on a good day. With just 13 wins compared to 53 losses and a 1-4 record against the spread in its last five, the Knicks are one of those teams you can back against with plenty of confidence.

San Antonio Spurs vs Milwaukee Bucks
11.00am

Bucks by 1-12

The Spurs have been phenomenal at home this season, building a 25-7 record as they prepare to take on one of the league’s best road teams in the Bucks, whose record away from Wisconsin sits at 23-11. It’s been a long time since the Spurs last beat the Bucks with their last win coming on December 5, 2016 in a 97-96 nailbiter. Since then the Bucks have won four on the trot against the Texan team although every game has been decided by a single digit margin. Both of these sides are in fantastic form but I have to give the edge to the Bucks here although I don’t think it will be easy.

Golden State Warriors v Phoenix Suns
11.30am

Suns to Cover the Line (+17 Points)

Talk about a massive mismatch, the Warriors should outclass their visitors in this one but that line is way too big for a team like this. Golden State has not been a great side against the spread this season with a 26-38-1 record, they really are victims of their own success having to deal with massive lines such as this one. At home they have covered on just 12 of 33 occasions and just twice in their last 10 games. The Suns have struggled head to head losing each of the last 10 meetings but managing to cover in seven of those games so play it a bit safe here and back the Suns to pull off a backdoor cover late in the fourth.

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Sunday 10th March

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Washington Wizards
12.00pm

Wizards to Cover the Line (+7 Points)

There’s no question the Wolves should be the favourites on Sunday. Minnesota have won four of their last five home games, but how much do you trust them against a playoff hungry side like the Wizards? The stats don’t lie: Washington have been the third-best side against the spread this season in the second game of a back-to-back, while they are also 8-3 straight-up on zero days’ rest. These two sides have split their last 10-games five wins apiece, with three of the last five being decided by 10-points or less. Better yet, the Wizards’ last trip to Minnesota in 2017 saw them walk away with a three-point win.

Milwaukee Bucks vs Charlotte Hornets
1.00pm

Bucks to Cover the Line (-12.5 Points)

Say what you will about the Bucks, they’ve been one of the best sides to back all season. Milwaukee are 18-12-1 against the spread at home, but this game might be more about the opponent. Charlotte are 4-7 during the second game of a back-to-back. The Hornets haven’t won in Milwaukee since 2016, and just in case you feel like the 13-point line is a little large, keep in mind the Bucks have won by an average of 16.3 points at home this season.

Portland Trail Blazers vs Phoenix Suns
2.00pm

Under 229.5 Total Points

The Total here looks way too high, so make sure you jump on this one as early. The Blazers and the Suns have combined for an average of 216 points across their last five games, and now look to make up for Friday’s overtime disappointment against the Thunder. Portland should win this one easily, but there’s something to be said about the Suns. They’ve been the third-best side when it comes to backing the Unders this season. The Suns are also averaging the ninth-fewest points on the road this month, so expect something closer to a 112-90 type of game.

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Saturday 9th March

Charlotte Hornets vs Washington Wizards
11.00am

Over 234 Total Points

Are these two serious about the playoffs? The Wizards and Hornets remain on the fringe of the eight in the Eastern Conference, but as far as Saturday’s game goes, play it safe with the Overs. Close to 60% of Washington’s away games have gone Over the Total this season, while close to 53% of Charlotte’s games at home have seen the same result. The Over has also come through in seven of the last 10-games between these two, and it also helps knowing the Wizards rank second in points scored and fifth in points allowed over the last month.

Memphis Grizzlies vs Utah Jazz
12.00pm

Grizzlies to Cover The Line (+5.5 Points)

Here’s a list of teams that have fallen victim to the Grizzlies in Memphis since the start of the year: Blazers, Lakers, Wolves, Pacers, Spurs. The Jazz haven’t lost in Memphis since 2017, but did you know they’ve allowed the sixth-most points to opponents over the last month? The Grizzlies, meanwhile, remain a defensive dynamo. They’ve allowed the second-fewest points at home all year, bad news for a Utah side that have won just two of their last five road games. As the home underdog against the spread the Grizzlies are 8-6, making the line look more than safe.

Miami Heat vs Cleveland Cavaliers
12.00pm

Over 213.5 Total Points

The Total looks a little short in this one. Miami are averaging 114.8 points at home over the last month, while they’ve also been the seventh-best side when it comes to backing the Overs at American Airlines Arena. Cleveland might be headed for a number one draft pick, but they’ve put managed to put up over 100-points in three of their last five road games. The Total has gone Over in four of the Cavs’ last six games, and Over in five of Miami’s last seven.

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Friday 8th March

Milwaukee Bucks vs Indiana Pacers
12.00pm

Under 222 Total Points

Willing to take the Unders on Friday for several different reasons. Not only do the Bucks average more points on the road than they do at home, both sides also rank inside the Top 10 in fewest points allowed this season. The average combined Total across their last 10-games is 203.3, while both the Bucks and Pacers have fared towards the middle of the pack in points-per-game over the last month. Indiana will go without Domantas Sabonis for this one. The Total has also gone Under in seven of the last 10 meetings.

Portland Trail Blazers vs Oklahoma City Thunder
2.30pm

Blazers to Cover The Line (-3.5 Points)

There’s no place like home. The Blazers return to the Moda Center following an arduous road trip that saw them win five from seven. A win on Friday would see Portland leapfrog the Thunder for the fourth spot in the Western Conference standings, and with the third-best record at home against the spread, what’s not to like? Portland have won by an average margin of 14.8 points at home this season, hardly good news for the Thunder and a less than 100% Paul George.

Player Pick: C.J. McCollum Under 20.5 Points @ $1.91

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Thursday 7th March

Charlotte Hornets vs Miami Heat
11.00am

Heat to Cover The Line (+3.5 Points)

The Heat have been great value on the road this season, particularly against the spread. I’m all-in on Miami to keep this one close on Wednesday, but more importantly leapfrog the Hornets for the eighth-spot in the East. It’s a big game for the Southeast Division, but did you know the Heat have been the best side to back against the spread on the road, saluting close to 65% of the time? These two sides have been complete opposites over their last five games: Charlotte have lost four of their last five at home, while the Heat hold a handy 4-1 record against the spread.

Brooklyn Nets vs Cleveland Cavaliers
11.30am

Cavs to Cover The Line (+9.5 Points)

More than willing to take the Cavs on with this generous line. Aside from winning just four of their last 10-games, the Nets have allowed the second-most points at home over the last month. That mightn’t mean much when you consider the Cavs are 6-24 on the road, but there’s something to be said about this Cleveland side. The Cavs are fresh from a 14-point home win over the Magic on Monday, and it’s not like they haven’t beaten the Nets in Brooklyn already this season. Cleveland walked away with a 99-97 victory back in December, while more recently they’ve two of their last four road games.

Chicago Bulls vs Philadelphia 76ers
12.00pm

Over 227 Total Points

All signs point towards the Overs in this one. The Sixers and the Bulls have combined for an average Total of 221.2 points across their last five games, with the two combining for 235-points when they last met back in October. Chicago surprisingly rank inside the Top 10 in points scored across their last 15-games, and as for Philly, well they are fresh off a 114-106 win over the Magic on Wednesday. The Bulls weren’t quite so lucky against the Pacers yesterday, however Chicago are averaging 111.7 points during the second game of a back-to-back. The Sixers sit a little north of that margin at 121.0.

Player Pick: Jimmy Butler Over 20.5 Points @ $1.87

Thursday’s NBA Multi: Heat to Cover (+3.0 Points), Knicks To Win, Bulls/Sixers: Over 227 Points @ $8.87

Wednesday 6th March

Memphis Grizzlies vs Portland Trail Blazers
12.00pm

Under 216 Total Points

Unders looks the play in this one when you consider the last two meetings between the Grizzlies and Blazers have both resulted in Under 200-points. Both sides rank inside the Top 10 in fewest points allowed over their last 15 games, while the Grizzlies have been the best side in the league when it comes to backing the Unders this year. The combined Total across the last 10 meetings between Memphis and Portland is 197.5 points, leaving the Unders looking well and truly safe.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Oklahoma City Thunder
12.00pm

Under 236.5 Total Points

Big day for the Thunder. A loss would sink them to fourth in the West, while a win for the Wolves would put them dead even with the Lakers for 10th. Without Paul George and Robert Covington on the court though, it’s tough to predict how this one plays out. The Thunder have lost two of their three games without George, but fortunately, the Unders looks to be a handy play. Oklahoma City are the third-best side in the league when it comes to backing the Unders on the road this season. It also helps knowing the Total has gone Under in all five of Oklahoma City’s last five games.

Golden State Warriors vs Boston Celtics
2.30pm

Celtics to Cover The Line (+7 Points)

Kyrie Irving isn’t happy in Boston (surprise), so why should you take on this dysfunctional Celtics team away against the Warriors on Wednesday? For one, Golden State will go without Klay Thompson for this game. The Warriors average close to five-points less without their skilled three-point shooter, while the Celtics are 6-3-1 against the spread during their last 10-games against Golden State. Boston lost by only four-points at Oracle back in January, a game that saw Kyrie Irving put up 32. Don’t be surprised if the Celtics keep this one close despite the off-court troubles.

Wednesday’s NBA Multi: Boston Celtics (+7.0), Timbewolves/Thunder: Under 236.5 Total Points, Raptors To Win @ $6.16

Tuesday 5th March

San Antonio Spurs vs Denver Nuggets
12.30am

San Antonio Spurs To Win @ $1.87

The Denver Nuggets have suffered two upsest losses on the trot and it does not get any easier against the San Antonio Spurs this afternoon. The Spurs have won their past 12 games against the Nuggests at AT&T Centre and they go into this clash on the back of two straight games. The Spurs are always tough to beat at home and they are over the odds at their current price.

Phoenix Suns vs Milwaukee Bucks
1.00pm

Milwaukee Bucks To Cover The Line (-13 Points)

The line is a big one, but the Milwaukee Bucks should really prove to be too strong for their rivals in this clash. The Phoenix Suns have struggled badly at home in recent weeks, while the Bucks have covered the line in ten of their past 11 games on the road. The Suns won the most recent meeting between the pair and the Bucks will be keen to atone for that defeat.

Los Angeles Lakers vs Los Angeles Clippers
2.30pm

Los Angeles Clippers To Win @ $2.45

The Los Angeles Lakers continue to struggle and betting against them has been a profitable play throughout this season. The Lakers have won only one of their past six games as favourites and there is no way that they should be as short as their current quote. The Clippers have won five of their past seven games in impressive fashion and they are well and truly over the odds to continue their winning ways.

Monday 4th March

Detroit Pistons v Toronto Raptors
9.00am

Unders

It’s been a while in between drinks for the Pistons. They haven’t defeated the Raptors at home since 2016, but you’d be right to expect a little more from Detroit on Monday. The Pistons have won seven of their last 10 to improve to the seventh spot in the East, but as far as a betting play goes, make sure you take a hard look at the Unders market. The Raptors and Pistons allowed the fourth and fifth-fewest points during the month of February – they’ve also combined for an average Total of 204.7 points across their last 10 meetings.

Oklahoma City Thunder v Memphis Grizzlies
10.00am

Unders

Four of the last five meetings between these two have hardly been close. If you’ve been taking notes, you’ll also know the Grizzlies have lost eight-straight to the Thunder dating back to 2017, but if Paul George misses his third-straight game, is it crazy to imagine this one being a little close? Oklahoma City are averaging just 106.1 points during the second game of a back-to-back – hardly ideal considering Russell Westbrook’s hot/cold performances. For what it’s worth, the Grizzlies also average only 96.3 points on Sunday’s, but perhaps more importantly, they’ve been the best side in the league when it comes to backing the Unders in away games this season.

Sunday 3rd March

Cleveland Cavaliers v Detroit Pistons
9.00am

Over 216 Total Points

It’s been a tough season for the 15-47 Cavs, but at least they’ve provided some value in the Points market at home. Cleveland have been the sixth-best side in the league when it comes to backing the Overs, coming through close to 57% of the time on home-court. The Cavs have put up 120-points or more in three of their last five games, while six of Detroit’s last seven have gone Over the Total. The Pistons also rank third in three-point percentage over their last 10-games, averaging 112.3 points-per-game on the road since the All-Star break.

Miami Heat v Brooklyn Nets
11.30am

Over 220.5 Total Points

Nice and simple does the trick. The Heat have been the seventh-best side when it comes to backing the Overs this season, and as for the Nets, well they also rank inside the Top 10 when it comes to backing the Overs on the road. The Total has gone Over in four of Brooklyn’s last five games away from home, while they also finished inside the Top 10 in points allowed during the month of February. These two sides combined for 227-points when they met back in November, and with both coming off narrow losses, expect a points-fest.

Milwaukee Bucks v Utah Jazz
1.00pm

Bucks to Cover First Half Spread

You have to rewind a long, long way to find Milwaukee’s last win in Utah. They haven’t won on the road against the Jazz since 2001, but having won nine of their last 10 heading into Sunday’s game, you’re probably best off avoiding the head-to-head market. Instead, focus on the first-half: the Bucks are 21-9 when it comes to covering the first-half spread on the road, and it helps knowing they also average more points away from home (108.8) than they do at home.

Saturday 2nd March

Atlanta Hawks v Chicago Bulls
11.30am

Bulls To Win @ $2.15

Chicago looks well under the odds at this price. The Bulls have won five of their last 10 and four of their last five road games, while they were also the 11th highest scoring side in the month of February. Jim Boylen’s side have found an extra gear since trading for Otto Porter, and although the Hawks have been competitive at home, they have allowed the most points at home this season. These two side have split their last 10-games five wins apiece, so while the Bulls are hot, make sure you jump on board.

Brooklyn Nets v Charlotte Hornets
11.30am

Nets 1-10 @ $3.00

Sticking with the Nets for the second week in a row. Brooklyn came back from six-points down at three-quarter time to win 117-115 when these two sides met last Sunday. Charlotte, who currently have allowed the sixth-most points to opposing guards this season, had no answer for D’Angelo Russell in the final quarter. The 23-year-old finished with 40-points, tying a career high whilst shooting 45% from three. Seven of the last 10 meetings between these two sides have been determined by 10-points or less. Charlotte have also lost two of their last three by no more than five.

Sacramento Kings v Los Angeles Clippers
2.00pm

Clippers To Cover The Line (+3.5 Points)

The Clips have had no trouble with the Kings this season. They’ve won all three meetings between the two, including a 12-point win in Sacramento back in November. Los Angeles have been the top scoring side in the fourth quarter this season, while the Kings have allowed the seventh-most points in the final term. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 15.6 points-per-game against the Kings this year, and since the Clippers have been the fifth-best side to back against the spread on the road, don’t be surprised if they win this.

Friday 1st March

Indiana Pacers v Minnesota Timberwolves
11.00am

Under 221.5 Total Points

Unders looks the play in this one. The Wolves lost in overtime to the Hawks on Thursday, while the Pacers look to turn things around following a nine-point loss to the Mavericks. Indiana are averaging just 104-points during the second game of a back-to-back, while they’ve also been the second-best team in the league when it comes to backing the Unders at home. The average combined Total across the last three meetings between these two is 208.1 points, which suggests the Unders should well and truly come through.

Houston Rockets v Miami Heat
12.00pm

Over 218.5 Total Points

Two teams coming off two thrilling victories, what could possibly go wrong? The Heat and Warriors combined for 251-points on Thursday, while the Rockets and Hornets combined for 231. At home Miami have been the seventh-best side when it comes to backing the Overs, while the Rockets allowed the sixth-highest field goal percentage last month. In four of Houston’s last five road games they’ve combined for 220-points or more, making them good for another handy Total after finishing fifth in points scored during February.

Oklahoma City Thunder v Philadelphia 76ers
12.00pm

Thunder 1-10 @ $2.60

Did you know the Thunder have won 10-straight over the Sixers? When these sides met back in January the Thunder walked away with a narrow two-point win in Philadelphia, a game that saw Russell Westbrook and Paul George combine for 52-points. Over their last five meetings the Thunder have won four by 10-points or less, but most importantly, OKC rank inside the Top 10 in fewest points allowed to opposing forwards and guards this season. That spells trouble for the Embiid-less Sixers, who have played just four of their last 10-games on the road.

Thursday 28th February

Atlanta Hawks v Minnesota Timberwolves
11.30am

HawksTo Win @ $2.55

Happy to take on a Hawks upset at this price. Atlanta hung tough with the Rockets at home on Tuesday to lose by only eight-points, but it’s worth noting they won the fourth quarter. With fond memories of a win over the Wolves late last year, Atlanta should also feel confident knowing Minnesota have lost four of their last five road games. The Wolves have allowed the eighth-most points in away games this month, and with Trae Young fresh from a 36-point game against Houston, you have to like this price.

Boston Celtics v Portland Trail Blazers
12.00pm

Blazers To Win @ $2.20

Tipping the Blazers to upset Boston at home on Thursday. If you missed the Celtics in Toronto on Wednesday, don’t bother watching the highlights. Boston lost by 23 after shooting just 38% from the field, while Kyrie Irving finished with seven-points. After a loss the Celtics are 12-11 this season, while they also average only 106.7 points in the second game of a back-to-back. That won’t cut it against a team like the Blazers who find themselves on a four-game win streak having won seven of their last 10. Portland have been the sixth-best scoring side in the league this month, while they’ve also allowed the ninth-fewest points-per-game on defense.

Player Pick: Kyrie Irving Under 25.5 Total Points @ $1.87

Dallas Mavericks v Indiana Pacers
12.30pm

Under 215.5 Total Points

There’s a handful of reasons to stick with the Total here. Dallas have been the sixth-best side when it comes to backing the Unders at home this year, while the Pacers have allowed the fewest points-per-game all month. When these two met last month, they combined for 210-points, while the average combined Total over their last 10 is also encouraging: 167.5. The Total has gone Under in Dallas’ last three games against Indiana, so we should be in for a low-scoring affair.

Utah Jazz v Los Angeles Clippers
1.00pm

Jazz to Cover The Line (-9.5 Points)

Three games separate the Clippers from the Jazz in the West. Los Angeles are 17-16 on the road this year, but did you know they’ve lost four straight games to Utah? All four losses came by 10-points or more, while the Jazz have covered the spread 57% of the time at home this season. Most importantly, Utah have been the second-highest scoring side in the league this month, and on a more personal note, it’s encouraging to know Donovan Mitchell has averaged 22.6 points-per-game against the Clips throughout his career.

Player Pick: Montrezl Harrell Over 16.5 Total Points @ $1.87

Wednesday 27th February

New York Knicks v Orlando Magic
11.30am

Under 215.5 Total Points

The Unders looks safe considering both the Knicks and the Magic rank inside the Top 10 in fewest points allowed this month. It’s hardly what you’d expect from two losing sides in the East, but after New York’s explosion against the Spurs on Monday, let’s not get too creative. The average Total over their last 10-games is 185.1 – well Under Wednesday’s margin. The Knicks are averaging the fifth-fewest points at home this year, while Orlando have allowed the ninth-lowest field goal percentage. In sum, that points towards a scrappy, low-scoring affair.

Toronto Raptors v Boston Celtics
12.00pm

Celtics at the Line (+4 Points)

We went through this last week when the Celtics took on the Bucks in Milwaukee, and even if Kyrie Irving sits, this still feels like a trap game. As the away underdog the Celtics have covered the line close to 57% of the time – good for eighth in the league. For what it’s worth, Boston have also covered 58% of the time against Conference opponents, while it’s also worth mentioning the Raptors have allowed the eighth-most points at home this month.

Player Pick: Kyle Lowry Under 14.5 Points @ $1.91

Denver Nuggets v Oklahoma City Thunder
1.30pm

Over 237 Total Points

Quick math: At home this month the Nuggets are averaging 120.5 points-per-game –and on the road, the Thunder are averaging 121.5. You don’t have to be a genius to work out those numbers spell Overs. Russell Westbrook looks back to his old self post All-Star break after putting up 41 against the Kings on Monday. Nikola Jokic is currently averaging 20-points against the Thunder, while these two have combined for a Total of 221.2 points over their last 10-games. Denver have been the seventh best Overs bet at home this season, so we should see a bit of a points-fest in this potential playoff preview.

Tuesday 26th February

Brooklyn Nets v San Antonio Spurs
11.30am

Nets To Win @ $1.80

More than happy to take the Nets on at this price. Brooklyn put on a clinic against the Hornets in Charlotte on Saturday, largely thanks to D’Angelo Russell’s clutch three-point shooting. The All-Star point-guard tied a career-high with his 40-point effort, while the Spurs fell by 12-points to the lowly Knicks on Monday. San Antonio are 3-7 during back-to-back games, but more importantly, they’ve allowed the fifth-highest three-point percentage to opposing guards this season. Back the Nets and D’Angelo Russell to have a big night.

Player Pick: D’Angelo Russell Over 23.5 Total Points @ $1.87

New Orleans Pelicans v Philadelphia 76ers
12.00pm

Under 240.5 Total Points

Might sound harsh, but the Sixers have been pathetic since returning from the All-Star break. Joel Embiid’s absence has this team averaging just 110.5 points, the eighth-lowest total so far in the second half. Despite the ongoing Anthony Davis saga, the Pelicans have quietly been going about their business. They beat the Lakers handily on Sunday, but these two have combined for an average Total of 207.7 points in their last 10-games. This margin looks a little too high.

Los Angeles Clippers v Dallas Mavericks
2.30pm

Under 230 Total Points

The Clippers hardly looked themselves last night as they failed to put up more than 96-points against an elite defensive side like the Nuggets. With that in mind, we’ll stick with the Unders on Tuesday considering Los Angeles average only 118.4 points during back-to-back games. The average combined Total between the Clippers and Mavs over their las 10-games is 209.7 points, while it’s also worth noting both sides rank inside the bottom 10 in points scored this month.

Monday 25th February

Orlando Magic v Toronto Raptors
7.30am

Under 219.5 Points

This game should tell us a lot about the Magic and their playoff chances. They face a tough road test against the Raptors in Toronto, but you’d be wise to stick with the Unders in this one. In four of their last five meetings the two have combined for 220-points or less, while both sides rank inside the Top 10 in fewest opponent points allowed this season. Although Kyle Lowry was absent, the Magic walked away 29-point winners when they last met in December. Nikola Vucevic had 30-points and 19 rebounds on his own, making the big man a worthwhile Props bet.

LA Clippers v Denver Nuggets
9.00am

Over 232 Points

We might be looking at a future playoff preview between these two playoff foes. The Clippers and Nuggets have split their two meetings one game apiece this year, with both games resulting in over 220-points. More importantly, each side ranks inside the Top 10 in points allowed this month, and on the back of a day’s rest, both should be up for a bit of a shootout.

San Antonio Spurs v New York Knicks
11.30am

Under 221.5 Points

Tough to trust the Spurs on the road, they’ve won just 11 of their 31 games away from home this season. At the same time, also tough to trust the Knicks at home – New York are 4-23 at the Garden sitting dead last in the East. San Antonio have won three-straight over the Knicks including January’s nine-point win in New York. Even so, neither of these sides jump out offensively. The Knicks have scored the fifth-fewest points this year, while the Spurs have failed to put up 120-points or more in seven of their last eight games.

Sunday 24th February

Philadelphia 76ers v Portland Trail Blazers
5.00am

Under 229.5 Total Points

The Sixers looked a little off on Friday without Joel Embiid. They still squeaked out a 106-102 win over the Heat, but their scoring ran cold in the third quarter. The Blazers, meanwhile, handed the Nets a 14-point loss on the road, and they’ll feel confident heading into this one knowing they last beat the Sixers by 34-points back in December. The Total has gone Under in five of the last seven games between these two, while the Sixers have combined to put up less than 230-points in four of their last five home games. Without Embiid on the court Philly are averaging nearly seven-points less, making the Unders more than safe.

Charlotte Hornets v Brooklyn Nets
11.00am

Nets at the Line (+2.0 Points)

Sticking with a Nets rebound following on from Friday’s horror loss to the Blazers. Brooklyn allowed 34-points during the third quarter in the 113-99 loss, while D’Angelo Russell shot just 4/16 from the field. The good news is the Nets do rank fourth in points scored during the third term, while they’ve also been the sixth best team to back against the spread this season. Charlotte got off to a slow start against the Wizards on Saturday with a new-look lineup that includes Miles Bridges in the starting five – hardly an ideal situation as they prepare for a back-to-back. Despite sitting seventh in theEast, they’ve been the sixth-worst scoring side this month, which explains their lousy 27-31 record.

Oklahoma City Thunder v Sacramento Kings
12.00pm

Kings at the Line (+7.0 Points)

Lots to reflect on following the Kings narrow two-point loss to the Warriors on Friday. It was a game Sacramento should have won, which makes Sunday’s seven-point line look a little generous as they head to OKC. The Kings are 7-3 against the spread vs the Thunder while they’ve also lost their last two road games by no more than two points. Sacramento left Oklahoma City with an 11-point win back in October, a game that saw Buddy Hield put up 25-points. Hield had 19 against the Warriors last week, so I’m happy to take the Kings on to keep this close.

Saturday 23rd February

Atlanta Hawks v Detroit Pistons
11.30am

Over 223.5 Total Points

The Hawks have been a fun little Overs bet this season. Atlanta hold the fourth-highest Overs percentage in the league behind the Spurs, Wizards and Celtics, while six of their last seven games have tallied 220-points or more. The same also goes for the Pistons, who have combined to put up 220-points or more in four of their last six. Blake Griffin is posting career-highs in points, while Trae Young is now flirting with the 20.0 points-per-game mark.

Memphis Grizzlies v Los Angeles Clippers
12.00pm

Grizzlies to Cover 1st Half Spread: (+0.5 Points)

Memphis have lost three of their last five games at home, so I’d stay well away from the head-to-head market. The good news is during three of those last five the Grizzlies have led at the half. Memphis also holds a 37-22 first half record against the spread – the best in the league. The Clippers lead the league in points scored in the fourth quarter, so again, don’t back the Grizzlies straight-up. Memphis have allowed the fewest points-per-game in the first half this season, so back the defence to set the tone.

Dallas Mavericks v Denver Nuggets
12.30pm

Mavericks at the Line (+3.5 Points)

Punters Service Announcement: do not trust the Nuggets on the road. Denver are 14-14 away from home this year, bad news as they travel to face a Dallas side that have lost just nine times at home all season. The Mavs are the second-best team in the league when it comes to covering the spread, but more importantly, their defence has been on fire this month. They’ve allowed the seventh-fewest points-per-game, compared to the Nuggets who find themselves inside the Top 10 in points allowed. Denver have lost their last three road games, one of which was to the Pistons. They haven’t won in Dallas since 2017, making the Mavs a huge upset chance.

Friday 22nd February

Philadelphia 76ers v Miami Heat
11.00am

Heat at the Line (+6.5 Points)

Should be a big test for the Sixers without Joel Embiid. The big man is set to miss at least a week with a knee injury, forcing the rest of Philly’s lineup to score points in the paint. The interesting part about Friday’s match up against the Heat is this: Miami have allowed the third-fewest points in the paint this season. They’re also the only team in the league with a better record on the road (15-14) than they have at home. The Heat delivered a blow to the Mavericks in Dallas right before the All-Star break, and with a 15-7 record against the spread this season, you have to like their chances with a healthy Goran Dragic returning.

Milwaukee Bucks v Boston Celtics
12.00pm

Bucks to Cover the Line (-5.5 Points)

The last time the Bucks met the Celtics they walked away with a 13-point victory in Boston. Giannis Antetokounmpo is still battling knee soreness, but there’s a variety of reasons to stick with the line on Friday. Mike Budenholzer’s side have covered the spread 63% of the time this season to rank first in the league. Boston have also allowed the fifth-most three-pointers over their last 10-games, bad news against a Bucks side that ranks second in points-per-game. The Celtics should see Kyrie Irving suit up for this one, but his knee remains a question mark as well. The same also goes for Aron Baynes and Gordon Howard, both of which look likely to miss this game with ankle trouble. In their last five wins the Bucks have won by nine-points or more, so this should be no trouble on the back of a week’s rest.

Los Angeles Lakers v Houston Rockets
2.30pm

Over 233 Total Points

The jury is still out on the health of LeBron James, but happy to stick with the Overs in this one. LeBron is averaging 23.2 points since returning to the side last month, but more importantly, the Total has gone Over in five of Houston’s last six trips to LA. Since we’re on the topic, James Harden is averaging 33.5 points against the Lakers, and not surprisingly, the Rockets also rank fifth in the same category over their last 10-games. There’s a chance we see some fireworks as Chris Paul and Rajon Rondo meet for the first time since last November’s spitting incident, but at least you can rest easy knowing the Rockets have put up 120-points or more in four of their seven games this month.

Friday 15th February

Orlando Magic v Charlotte Hornets
11.00am

Under 215 Total Points

Make sure you keep it simple and back the Unders on Friday. The Hornets have won 10-straight over the Magic following December’s 25-point win in Charlotte, while Orlando have held three of their last six opponents to under 90-points. Dig a little deeper and you’ll find both sides ranking inside the Top 10 in fewest points allowed this month. The Hornets also held Nikola Vucevic to just 12-points when they last met – the big man is averaging 13.8 points lifetime against Charlotte, so the Player Props market is worth a look.

Player Pick: Nikola Vucevic Under 21.5 Total Points @ $1.87

Atlanta Hawks v New York Knicks
11.30am

Over 224 Total Points

Big ask for the Knicks after Thursday’s hard-fought game against the Sixers. New York set a new franchise record with their 18th straight loss, and they’ll now travel to Atlanta on short rest. You can’t take the Hawks at this price, but the good news is the Overs looks tremendous value. Six of Atlanta’s seven games this month have gone Over 224-points. The Hawks also rank fourth in the league when it comes to backing the Overs, coming through close to 57% of the time.

Player Pick: John Collins Under 20.5 Total Points @ $1.87

New Orleans Pelicans v Oklahoma City Thunder
12.00pm

Thunder To Cover The Line (-3.5 Points)

Even with Anthony Davis in the lineup, New Orleans saw just three-points from their disgruntled star during a 30-point blowout loss to the Magic on Wednesday. It’s good news for OKC considering Davis piled on 44-points during the Pelicans’ win back in December. The Thunder have not only won nine of their last 10, but they also rank second in points scored this month. Three of those nine victories have come by 10-points or more, meaning this one could get a little out of hand.

Player Pick: Steven Adams Over 14.5 Total Points @ $1.91

Thursday 14th February

Toronto Raptors v Washington Wizards
11.30am

Over 233 Total Points

Plenty of reasons to love the Overs in this one. Pascal Siakam, Kawhi Leonard and Serge Ibaka combined for 65-points during Toronto’s win over the Nets on Tuesday, while the Wizards have averaged 120.7 points across their last seven games – good for second-most in that span. Toronto will debut Jeremy Lin on Thursday, while the Wizards will be hoping for more involvement from Jabari Parker and Jeff Green. The Total has gone over 230-points in five of the Wizards’ six games this month, ranking them alongside the Raptors as two of the Top 10 best teams when it comes to backing the Overs this season.

Dallas Mavericks v Miami Heat
12.30pm

Heat To Win @ $2.20

Willing to take on the Heat at these odds despite Tuesday’s meltdown against the Nuggets. Miami are the only team in the league with a better record on the road (14-14) than at home (11-16), while their 10-point win over the Mavs in Dallas three weeks ago stands them in good stead to pull off another upset. The Mavericks were disgraced by the Rockets earlier this week as Luka Doncic hit just 7/17 from the field. With just two wins from their last 10-games against Miami, they could easily find themselves on the back-foot at home.

Player Pick: Tim Hardaway Jr. Over 15.5 Total Points @ $1.83

Denver Nuggets v Sacramento Kings
1.00pm

Nuggets 11+ @ $2.15

The 38-18 Nuggets are one of the few teams you can lock in for a Top 3 seed. Even after their loss to the Sixers last week, Denver bounced-back to pound Miami by 16-points two days later. The Kings fell by a similar margin when they traveled to the Pepsi Center back in October, a game that saw Nikola Jokic put up a double-double. Denver is teasing us with a potential Isaiah Thomas return, but this really boils down to the third best offence in the league facing a Kings defence that has allowed the most offensive rebounds all season.

Wednesday 13th February

Philadelphia 76ers v Boston Celtics
12.00pm

Sixers to Cover The Line (-5.5 Points)

Tough to see the Celtics staying competitive in this one without Kyrie Irving. It’s panic stations in Boston right now after blowing back-to-back games to the Lakers and Clippers, leaving plenty of questions left unanswered as the Celtics travel to Philly on Wednesday. With Kyrie off the court the Celtics average exactly 9.7 points less – a recipe for disaster against a Sixers side that holds the fourth best home record in the league.

Player Pick: Joel Embiid Under 27.5 Total Points @ $1.87

Memphis Grizzlies v San Antonio Spurs
12.00pm

Under 209 Total Points

Playing it safe with the Points market in this one. To get technical for a second, Memphis are currently allowing the sixth-lowest opponent field-goal percentage in the league. That’s bad news for a team like the Spurs, considering San Antonio rank third in offensive field goal percentage this season. Memphis are also the No.1 team in the league when it comes to backing the Unders, coming through close to 65% of the time. These two put up only 182-points when they last met back in January, leaving Wednesday’s Total looking a little high.

Player Pick: Mike Conley Over 20.5 Total Points @ $1.87

Golden State Warriors v Utah Jazz
2.30pm

Warriors 1-10 @ $2.55

Make no mistake about it, the Jazz hold the upper hand over the Warriors. Utah have won four of their last five games against Golden State, including a 108-103 win in Utah back in December. A trip to Oracle is a different story, but did you catch a load of the Dubs’ struggles against the Heat on Monday? Even after a 39-point performance from Kevin Durant, the Warriors only managed to squeak out a late two-point win. That won’t fly against the fourth-best defensive side in the league, leaving us with what could be another close one as the fourth quarter winds down.

Player Pick: Kevin Durant To Score 27+ Points and Warriors Win @ $2.75

Tuesday 12th February

Chicago Bulls v Milwaukee Bucks
12.00pm

Over 226 Total Points

Happy to play it safe with the Points market in this one. The Bulls have been the sixth best team in the league when it comes to backing the Unders this year, although they have managed to put up 120-points or more in their last three games. Milwaukee, meanwhile, are fresh from a 20-point blowout to the Magic on Sunday without Giannis Antetokounmpo. The Greek Freak returns for this one, so look for the Bucks to make a statement.

Houston Rockets v Dallas Mavericks
12.00pm

Mavs at the Line (+10.5 Points)

Six wins from their last 10 has the Mavericks flirting with a playoff spot, but even after Luka Doncic’s 28-point performance during Monday’s win over the Blazers, Dallas still finds themselves as the underdog. On the flip side, the last time these two sides met in Houston the Mavs walked away with a 20-point victory, and it’s worth noting Dallas also held James Harden to under 30-points. The Mavs are also the best team in the NBA when it comes to covering the spread, and with a generous line, they can easily keep this close.

Oklahoma City Thunder v Portland Trail Blazers
12.00pm

Over 231 Total Points

If you missed Oklahoma City’s comeback against the Rockets on Saturday, make sure you check out Paul George’s stats. The DPOY favourite put up 45-points on 6/14 shooting from beyond the arc, leading the Thunder to a huge 117-112 win. Damian Lillard has also put up some special numbers of his own in recent weeks, combining for 54-points across his last two games. This one has Overs written all over it.

Monday 11th February

Philadelphia 76ers v Los Angeles Lakers
7.30am

Lakers to Cover the Line (+6)

The Lakers have had all weekend to enjoy their buzzer beater win over the Celtics and now take on another Eastern Conference contender in the 76ers. LA has been on the road for a week and after plenty of hype around their trade deadline activities (or lack thereof) this is the side that LeBron James has to work with for the rest of the season. Both sides have been a bit up and down as of late and this has the makings of a tight contest so I’ll take the Lakers to cover here.

Atlanta Hawks v Orlando Magic
11.30am

Orlando to Cover the Line (-2.5)

The second meeting between these sides in less than a month, the Magic rolled to a 19 point win in Atlanta and are favoured to make it back to back wins over the Hawks in 2019. The Magic have not travelled well this season with a 9-17 record on the road but the Hawks 8-15 record at home doesn’t inspire a whole lot of confidence in that side either. The Magic are in better form and if you like them head to head, the -2.5 line is worth adding on as well.

Golden State Warriors v Miami Heat
12.30pm

Over 222 Points @ $1.91

Two and a half games clear at the top of the Western Conference, Golden State is looking for its fourth straight win here and are at a very short price to beat the Heat. With an 8-2 record against their Floridian opponents in the last 10 meetings it’s easy to see why the two sides are so far apart in the market. Even with a 25-28 record the Heat are still able to be competitive in most of their matches, only averaging a -0.5 points per game differential so the 14 point line is probably worth staying away from. What we can expect from this game though is points, lots and lots of points so back this to be a high scoring contest that clears the 222 Total Points number with ease.

Sunday 10th February

Utah Jazz v San Antonio Spurs
9.00am

Spurs at the Line (+6 Points)

The Spurs have now lost three-straight games, two of which have hardly been close. That’s also been a recurring theme when they meet with the Jazz. Their last two games have been decided by 13-points or more. Still feeling confident San Antonio can keep this one close though, especially considering they’ve been the among the 10 best teams in the league against the spread. Utah have won seven of their last 10, but their 18-15 record at home leaves a lot to be desired, especially after last Sunday’s blowout 27-point home loss to the Rockets.

Boston Celtics v Los Angeles Clippers
12.00pm

Clippers at the Line (+11.5 Points)

Can the Celtics rebound from Friday’s shocker against the Lakers? Revenge on Rajon Rondo will have to wait, but at least Boston can take out their frustrations on LA’s little brother… right? The Clippers are an absolute puzzle after losing by 24-points to the Pacers last week, but they have won seven of their last 10-games against the Celtics. The concerning thing for Boston is just how easily they relinquished a double-digit lead to the Lakers. With a less than healthy Kyrie, Marcus Morris and Daniel Theis, this line looks way too generous.

Houston Rockets v Oklahoma City Thunder
12.30pm

Under 235.5 Total Points

Plenty of great odds on offer in this potential playoff match up, but you’ve got to play it safe with the Points market. You’d think with leading MVP favourite James Harden, as well as Russell Westbrook and his endless triple-double streak, the Overs would be safe, right? Wrong. Defensively, both sides rank inside the Top 10 in opponent three-point percentage, meaning this one could turn into a bit of a slugfest. The Total has gone over 230-points just once in their last five match ups, so the Unders looks safe.

Saturday 9th February

Denver Nuggets v Philadelphia 76ers
11.00am

Sixers 11+

Hard to look past the Sixers at home. We should get a good look at Philly’s new starting five following the Tobias Harris deal, while a red-hot Joel Embiid – who hit three three-pointers during Tuesday’s loss to the Raptors – makes this team a huge handful. There’s no trusting the Nuggets on the road right now. A five-point loss to the Nets in Brooklyn on Thursday contributed to their average 14-13 away record, and with their last win in Philly coming way back in 2016, it’ll be interesting to see how they handle this new-look Sixers side beaming with Ben Simmons confidence.

Dallas Mavericks v Milwaukee Bucks
12.30pm

Mavs at the Line (+8 Points)

Despite both sides at opposite ends of their respective conferences, this still looks a tricky one to predict. The Bucks and the Mavs are the best two sides in the league when it comes to covering the spread this season, but it’s worth noting Milwaukee haven’t won in Dallas since 2013. Even with a two-game winning streak, you can’t back Dallas straight-up, but don’t sleep on the Mavs keeping this close. Their last three losses have come by eight-points or less.

Sacramento Kings v Miami Heat
2.00pm

Heat To Win @ $2.25

Riding with the Heat in a bit of an upset on the road. Miami’s officially reached that point in the season where they need to decide if they are a playoff contender or not, and with the Kings ranking inside the bottom 10 in field-goal percentage over their last 10-games, this might be a perfect game to do so. The Heat have allowed the third-lowest opponent field-goal percentage this season, so this could be a long night for De’Aaron Fox.

Friday 8th February

Indiana Pacers v Los Angeles Clippers
12.30pm

Pacers 1-10 @ $2.70

Sticking with the Pacers and their three-game win streak in this one. Indiana piled on the points during their 42-point win over the Lakers on Wednesday, while the Clippers required all four quarters to take care of the Hornets on the road. LA haven’t won in Indiana since 2016, and life is about to get even tougher following Tobias Harris’ trade to the Sixers. Four of the last five meetings between these two have been decided by 10-points or less, so let’s go for some value in the margin market.

Player Pick: Myles Turner Over 14.5 Total Points @ $1.87

Boston Celtics v Los Angeles Lakers
1.30pm

Lakers at the Line (+8.5 Points)

All signs point towards LeBron playing on Friday against the Celtics. He suffered the worst loss of his career on Wednesday against the Pacers, but don’t forget, the TD Garden has been more than fruitful for The King in recent years. Boston pummeled LA by 11-points when these two sides met last season, but with Marcus Morris and Kyrie Irving still not 100%, expect a closer affair this time around.

Player Pick: LeBron James Over 26.5 Total Points @ $1.87

Portland Trail Blazers v San Antonio Spurs
2.30pm

Over 225.5 Total Points

The Blazers have been a tough play at home this season losing only eight of their 30-games at the Moda Center. The Spurs prepare for a back-to-back following last night’s loss against the Warriors, and with the season series tied two games apiece, it’s worth noting the Spurs are the best side in the league when it comes to backing the Over. With DeMar DeRozan and Damian Lillard combining for 73-points when these two sides met back in December, the Points market looks safe.

Player Pick: Damian Lillard Over 26.5 Total Points @ $1.80

Thursday 7th February

Chicago Bulls v New Orleans Pelicans
12.00pm

Bulls To Win @ $1.87

Thanks to the ongoing Anthony Davis saga, this is one of the rare occasions where you’ll find the Bulls as the favourites at home. The Pelicans have listed their star forward as questionable with a finger injury, so it’ll be interesting to see if he plays since the Lakers have reportedly pulled out of trade talks. If Davis does miss this game, there’s no reason the Bulls can’t win, especially with Julius Randle and Nikola Mirotic also doubtful to play.  Bobby Portis dropped 33-point during the Bulls’ loss to the Hornets on Sunday, and if fellow trade candidate Jabari Parker suits up, Chicago look good money to get the job done.

Milwaukee Bucks v Washington Wizards
12.00pm

Over 230 Total Points

Fairly happy to stick with the Points market in this one despite Milwaukee’s four-game winning streak. The Wizards are down and out following the announcement of John Wall’s season ending achilles injury, but they do hold something in common with the Bucks: both sides rank Top 10 in points-per-game. It shouldn’t be surprising to learn that these two put up 246-points when they met four days ago, while the Wizards, even without Wall, remain the second-best team in the league when it comes to backing the Overs.

Sacramento Kings v Houston Rockets
2.00pm

Rockets 1-10 @ $3.00

The Kings find themselves as the underdog at home against a Rockets side that have now strung together two-straight wins. Houston are 8-2 in their last 10-games against Sacramento, and you only need to peek at James Harden’s 34-point outing when these two met back in November to get a feel for how this one might play out. Unfortunately for Houston, they may have to make do without Eric Gordon on Thursday, who is questionable with a knee issue. The Rockets are averaging nearly four-points less when Gordon is off the court, so look for the Kings to keep this close.

Wednesday 6th February

Charlotte Hornets v Los Angeles Clippers
11.00am

Hornets to Cover The Line (-3.5 Points)

Make sure you stick with the Hornets at home today. The Clippers continue to look mediocre having won just five of their last 10-games, while Charlotte remain great value at home. Los Angeles destroyed the Pistons on Sunday, only to back it up with an equally poor performance against the Raptors a day later. Doc Rivers’ side look tough to trust, especially with Danilo Gallinari out and a less than 100% Tobias Harris.

Philadelphia 76ers v Toronto Raptors
12.00pm

Sixers 1-10 @ $3.00

The 34-19 Sixers find themselves 5.5 games away from the top of the East, but they still look a great chance at home today. Philly haven’t lost at home to Toronto since 2017, and their 21-5 record at Wells Fargo Center this season looks legit. Toronto should keep this close with Kyle Lowry playing despite a back injury. The Sixers now rank fourth in points-per-game however, so take them 1-10.

Memphis Grizzlies v Minnesota Timberwolves
12.00pm

Grizzlies at the Line (+1 Point)

Karl Anthony-Towns emerged the hero when these two met last month, banking home a game-winning jump shot to send the Wolves home 99-97 winners. They’ll now head to Memphis as the favourites despite having not won a game at the FedEx Forumin since 2016. The Grizzlies have won just two of their last 10, but they are 6-1 against the spread in their last seven-games against Minnesota. Expect this one to be another nail-biter.

Tuesday 5th February

Brooklyn Nets v Milwaukee Bucks
11.30am

Bucks to Win by 11+

A relative mismatch between two in-form Eastern Conference sides that may find themselves matched up in the opening round of the playoffs. The Nets sit in the sixth seed thanks in large part to a 7-3 run in their last 10 games while the Bucks have soared to the top of the East going 9-1 and have the best points difference in the conference. The Bucks have dominated this matchup as of late, winning nine of the last ten meetings and covering the spread on six occasions. They average about 10 points more per game than the Nets here and should find a way to win big.

Sacremento Kings v San Antonio Spurs
2.00pm

Spurs to Win by 1-10

A great clash to close out today’s slate of games and the market suggests this one should go right down to the wire. Five games separate these sides in the Western Conference standings the Kings would love to back up a November victory over San Antonio. The thing is that was the only time the Kings have won in the last ten meetings and a return to form here should see a tight San Antonio victory.

Monday 4th February

Boston Celtics v Oklahoma City Thunder
6.00am

Celtics to Win by 11+

Boston got February off to a winning start over the weekend topping the Knicks in New York and they will want to take part in a very successful day for the city of Boston. With the Bruins in action overnight in the NHL and the Patriots closing things out in the Super Bowl, the Celtics should be able to take care of business against the Thunder. The Celtics have won eight of their last nine games and have won four of those games by double digits. The Green Teamers won the first meeting between these sides in Oklahoma and should pick up a comfortable win here.

Toronto Raptors v Los Angeles Clippers
7.00am

Clippers to Cover the Line (+10.5)

The Raptors sit just behind the Bucks as they chase top spot in the Eastern Conference and will want to bounce back from their last start loss to Milwaukee. It has been a rough go in the past week for the Raptors losing three of their last four while the Clippers have taken four of their last six. This will be the second of a six game, road trip but they have been good away from home with a 14-12 record. If the Raptors can pull out a win it will be a tight one so back the Clippers to cover for a bit of insurance.

Sunday 3rd February

Los Angeles Clippers vs Detroit Pistons
8.00am

Clippers

The Clippers will be looking to bounce back after two straight losses but will have to do it away to the Pistons. Tobias Harris has helped his team to a 28-24 record for the season and has been the difference in many match ups. A five point loss to the Hawks was followed by a disappointing loss to cross town rivals The Lakers by three points. It was Lou Williams who chimed in with 24 points in that loss the the Lakers as Harris was kept quiet. The Clippers can bounce back here.

Washington Wizards vs Milwaukee Bucks
1.00pm

Bucks -6.5

The Bucks are coming off two impressive wins against the Pistons and Raptors and look locks against an inconsistent Wizards team. The Bucks find themselves on top of the Eastern Conference and are more than a threat to take out the NBA Championship. Goannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 26.4 points to go along with his 12.6 rebounds and he can cause all sorts of problems for the Wizards in this one.

San Antonio Spurs vs New Orleans Pelicans
2.00pm

Spurs -10.5

The Spurs are on a four game winning streak and are making quite a run in the Western Conference. This current streak started against the Pelicans in New Orleans LaMarcus Aldridge shot 60% from the field and racked up 28 points as well as collecting 12 rebounds. This seems a no brainer and the Spurs can cover the line.

Saturday 2nd February

Charlotte Hornets vs Memphis Grizzlies
11.00am

Hornets 1-10

The Grizzlies should bounce-back in this one after dropping three of their last four-games in blowout fashion to the Celtics, Bucks and Pacers. The Hornets won their last meeting against the Grizzlies a week ago to make it three-straight over Memphis. Kemba Walker dropped a casual 21-points in that one, but since the Grizzlies have quickly turned into a Top 10 defensive side overnight, this one might be a little closer.

Utah Jazz vs Atlanta Hawks
1.00pm

Under 226.5 Total Points

Even after upsetting the Clippers earlier in the week it’s still hard to sell the Hawks as an upset chance. Atlanta lost by 22-points to the Kings on Thursday, but that hardly compares to Utah’s 27-point drubbing at the hands of the Blazers. The Jazz have surprisingly lost seven of their last 10 against Atlanta while the Under has come good on six separate occasions. With the margin set high, that looks to be the safest play.

Denver Nuggets vs Houston Rockets
2.00pm

Nuggets 1-10

Sticking with the Nuggets in this one. The Rockets have been so up and down against elite teams this season, most recently losing to the Pelicans at home on Wednesday. It takes more than just a 30-point performance to win a game, and it looked as though Houston’s rotation looked a little off with Chris Paul back on the court. He’s listed as questionable for this one, but it probably doesn’t mean much considering the Nuggets are 22-4 at home this year.

Friday 1st February

Detroit Pistons vs Dallas Mavericks
11.00am

Mavericks at the Line (+7.5 Points)

Hard not to be impressed with the way the Mavericks picked apart the Knicks on Thursday. Harrison Barnes shot 50% from the field for 19-points in the blowout win, leaving Dallas looking a little over at this price. The Mavs haven’t won in Detroit since 2016 mind you, but they are also the best team in the league against the spread. Their most recent win against Detroit came on Saturday in a game that saw Luka Doncic put up 32-points.

Player Pick: Blake Griffin Over 5.5 Assists @ $1.83

Toronto Raptors vs Milwaukee Bucks
12.00pm

Over 228.5 Total Points

Tipping the Overs in this one considering just how dominant both sides have been on attack. The Bucks and the Raptors both rank Top 10 in points-per-game this season, while Toronto have been the third best team in the league when it comes to backing the Overs. Giannis Antetokounmpo dropped 43-points when these two met last month and there’ll also be a healthy Kawhi Leonard on the court to contend with. This is potentially the last meeting of the year between Toronto and Milwaukee, with the Bucks up on the series 2-1.

Player Pick: Kyle Lowry Over 14.5 Points @ $1.87

Golden State Warriors vs Philadelphia 76ers
2.30pm

Warriors 1-10 @ $2.50

Sticking with the Warriors in a close one here. Golden State have had it easy winning 11 straight games, but they haven’t faced a defensive side like Philly in recent weeks. The Sixers have now won six of their last 10 including a blowout win over the Lakers on Wednesday. They’ve also allowed the eighth and ninth lowest opponent field-goal and three-point percentage against. Tough to see Brett Brown’s side pulling off a win, but the Sixers could keep this interesting.

Player Pick: Steph Curry Under 27.5 Total Points @ $1.91

Thursday 31st January

New York Knicks vs Dallas Mavericks
10.30am

Knicks at the Line (+6 Points)

The Knicks have serious issues with their rotation, while the Mavs simply can’t seem to find consistency from their top stars. It stands to reason that the Knicks can win this game however, especially when you consider Dallas are a whopping 4-20 on the road this season. New York are also 2-1 in their last three meetings with the Mavs, and with Trey Burke and Kevin Knox showing signs of improvement, the Knicks could at the very least keep this close.

Player Pick: Dennis Smith Jr. Over 13.5 Points @ $1.80

Washington Wizards vs Indiana Pacers
12.00pm

Wizards To Win @ $1.95

The Pacers were torn apart by the Warriors on Tuesday allowing a combined 48-points to a lethal Steph Curry and Boogie Cousins. The cracks have begun to show following Victor Oladipo’s injury, which doesn’t spell good news on the road against Washington. The Wizards were embarrassed by the Cavs on Tuesday, but the one bright spot was Bradley Beal’s 31-points. The Pacers have allowed the eighth-most three’s per-game this season, so look for Washington to spread the floor and find space for Beal to do his thing.

Player Pick: Otto Porter Jr. Over 6.5 Rebounds @ $2.05

Portland Trail Blazers vs Utah Jazz
2.30pm

Over 218 Total Points

Don’t be fooled by Utah’s placing in the West. Three straight wins over the Nuggets and Wolves (twice) has the Jazz well in the hunt for home-court playoff advantage, and they’ll move one step closer with a win over Portland on Thursday. The Jazz have won six of their last 10 over the Blazers, including a 21-point blowout back in December. Portland got one back when these two met last week, but keep in mind, Donovan Mitchell put up a season-high 36-points in that one. With Mitchell hitting full stride and a healthy Damian Lillard returning for the Blazers, don’t look past the Overs.

Player Pick: Damian Lillard Over 22.5 Total Points @ $1.80

Wednesday 30th January

Orlando Magic vs Oklahoma City Thunder
11.00am

Magic at the Line (+5 Points)

Now riding a three-game winning streak, the Thunder will head into Orlando knowing they’ve won seven of their last 10-games over the Magic. You certainly can’t take Steve Clifford’s side lightly though, especially considering the Magic are 6-1 against the spread in their last seven games against OKC. The Thunder have won their last two match ups on the road, but keep in mind this is the same team that lost by 18 a fortnight ago in Atlanta. OKC are a Top 3 defensive side, so they should win this one. Just don’t be surprised if Aaron Gordon, who is fresh off back-to-back double-doubles, keeps it close.

Player Pick: Aaron Gordon Over 7.5 Rebounds @ $1.80

Brooklyn Nets vs Chicago Bulls
11.30am

Nets 1-10 @ $2.70

Are the Bulls building towards another win anytime soon? Chicago have won just one of their last 10-games, and somehow managed to allow a huge 15-point lead to slip away against the Clippers on Saturday. Give them credit, Chicago have at least been competitive, which should be enough to challenge a Nets side fresh from an eight-point loss to the Celtics yesterday. Another double-digit performance from Robin Lopez and Lauri Markkanen could really challenge Brooklyn if they see little production from their starters for the second night in a row.

Player Pick: Kris Dunn Over 12.5 Points @ $1.87

Houston Rockets vs New Orleans Pelicans
12.00pm

Over 234.5 Total Points

The Anthony Davis trade talk has sent the NBA into a frenzy, and as we’ve seen in the past, these kinds of things turn out to be a huge distraction for the team in mention. The good news is Davis plans to play out the rest of the season, which should at least keep the Pelicans competitive against the Rockets on Wednesday. Houston have won seven of their last 10 over New Orleans, which includes last month’s four-point victory. Unfortunately, the Pelicans had no answer for James Harden that night as the MVP favourite splashed home 41-points. With that in mind, and the fact that both sides rank Top 10 in offensive rating, the Overs looks to be the value.

Player Pick: James Harden to Score 10+ Points in the 1st Quarter @ $2.50

Tuesday 29th January

Indiana Pacers vs Golden State Warriors
11.00am

Warriors To Cover The Line (-7 Points)

A 10-game winning streak has the Warriors in the driver’s seat, and not surprisingly, they are the odds on favourite against a Pacers team still reeling from the loss of Victor Oladipo. What is surprising however, is Golden State’s record against Indiana. The Dubs are just 4-12 in their last 17 road games against the Pacers, but with the best field-goal percentage in the league, this should test Indiana’s young lineup. The Pacers are still a very strong team even with their star player done for the year, but with the Warriors on the back of a huge win over the Celtics in Boston on Saturday, it’s hard to see the line being enough here.

Boston Celtics vs Brooklyn Nets
11.30am

Nets To Win @ $4.33

Boston have now had two days to reflect on their loss to the Warriors on Saturday, but they’ll need to keep their sights set on the Nets in this one. The Celtics had won 10-straight over the Nets before Brooklyn upset Boston a fortnight ago. Since then the Nets have gone on a six-game unbeaten run, which makes them worth a look at this price. If that’s not enough to lure you in, Kyrie Irving is also set to miss this game with a hip strain.

Memphis Grizzlies vs Denver Nuggets
12.00pm

Under 206.5 Total Points

Denver still find themselves just a game and a half behind the Warriors in the Western Conference. The Nuggets have also won seven of their last 10-games, but they’ll need to be wary of this Grizzlies side tonight. Memphis can turn up the heat at home, as the Pacers found out the hard way on Sunday. The good news is Denver are 4-2 in their last six-games against Memphis, but since both sides rank Top 10 in overall defensive rating, the Unders probably holds more value.

Saturday 26th January

Orlando Magic vs Washington Wizards
11.00am

Under 218 Total Points

How will the Wizards respond from last night’s beatdown against the Warriors? Bradley Beal still chipped in for 22-points, but on short rest it’s hard to back Washington as underdogs. Orlando have won two of their last three-games against the Wizards, but with just three wins in their last 10, the Magic are just as hard to trust. Fortunately, the Total has gone Under in four of Orlando’s last five home games against the Washington, so that looks to be the play here.

Milwaukee Bucks vs Charlotte Hornets
12.30pm

Bucks to Cover The Line (-11 Points)

Giannis Antetokounmpo put up a monstrous 31-points on the Mavericks on Tuesday, and the Bucks will be counting on a repeat performance today if they wish to stay atop the Eastern Conference standings. Milwaukee also lead the league in another important category – against the spread. Coming through close to 61% of the time, Milwaukee have been the best team to back at the line this season, and with Charlotte a measly 7-16 on the road, the Bucks should have no trouble today.

Utah Jazz vs Minnesota Timberwolves
1.00pm

Unders

Utah pulled off a big win over the Nuggets on Thursday to keep themselves well in the hunt for home-court advantage come playoffs. That’s exactly what they’ll have today as they face the Wolves at home, but after Minnesota’s win over the Lakers yesterday, Utah certainly have their hands full. Three of the last five meetings between these two have been decided by 10-points or less, but with both sides ranking Top 10 in defensive rating, the Under looks a lot safer.

Friday 25th January

Washington Wizards vs Golden State Warriors
12.00pm

Warriors to Cover The Line (-9 Points)

The Warriors have finally clicked into gear having now won eight straight games. Golden State picked apart the Lakers earlier this week, and they now turn their attention to a Wizards team that still look a serious playoff contender. The Dubs have won eight of their last 10 meetings against Washington, and not surprisingly, the Warriors lead the league in field-goals made. The Wizards, meanwhile, have allowed the seventh-highest opponents field-goal percentage this year, which could add up to a bit of a blowout.

Oklahoma City Thunder vs New Orleans Pelicans
12.00pm

Thunder to Cover The Line (-13 Points)

Oklahoma City have seemingly curved their midseason woes with three-straight wins over the Sixers, Knicks, and Blazers. A home game against New Orleans sees them as the favourite in this one, and with the third-best defence in the league, it’s hard to disagree. Keep in mind four of the last five meetings between these two have been decided by 10-points or less, but with Anthony Davis and Nikola Mirotic out for the Pelicans, this one should be a lot more one-sided.

Los Angeles Lakers vs Minnesota Timberwolves
2.30pm

Lakers To Win @ $2.00

LeBron has been ruled out for this one, leaving the Lakers at the wide price as they prepare to host the Wolves. Minnesota have now won two-straight, but it’s important to remember both victories came against the lowly Suns. Los Angeles are hurting right now, although they could receive an added boost in the form of Rajon Rondo. Over the last week, Minnesota rank in the bottom half of the league in points and field goals made. This looks a nice price for LA to get one back.

Thursday 24th January

New York Knicks vs Houston Rockets
11.30am

Rockets To Cover The Line (-7 Points)

A 28-point loss at the hands of the Sixers on Tuesday has the Rockets looking a little unsteady as we head towards the All-Star break. Fortunately, Houston will head on the road today to face a Knicks team that have lost six straight games. The last time these sides met James Harden put up 37-points in a blowout win for the Rockets. Houston haven’t been a great play at the line, but they have won their last three over New York.

Memphis Grizzlies vs Charlotte Hornets
12.00pm

Hornets To Win @ $1.95

The Hornets fell to the Pacers by 25-points on Monday, but they’ve since enjoyed a handy two-day break. Miles Bridges is coming along nicely, while Kemba Walker has recorded five-games of 20-points or more. The Grizzlies, meanwhile, have lost six straight games, and even with home-court, it’s tough to trust the second worst side in the West. Charlotte will be desperate to get back to .500 before the All-Star break, and this is the perfect opportunity to bounce-back against a team they’ve defeated six-times in their last 10 meetings.

Utah Jazz vs Denver Nuggets
2.30pm

Under 217 Total Points

For the second day in a row it’s another fascinating Western Conference showdown between two teams vying for home-court advantage in the playoffs. Utah lost to the Blazers by five on Tuesday, while the Nuggets remain just one game back from the first-place Warriors. In their last 10 meetings the Under has saluted nine times, and considering the Jazz hold the fourth best defensive rating in the league, the Total looks a little too high.

Wednesday 23rd January

Toronto Raptors vs Sacramento Kings
11.00am

Over 228.5 Total Points

OG Anunoby returns for the Raptors today as they host a Kings side a little down on confidence. Sacramento have won just five of their last 10, and once again look in danger of slipping below .500 right before the All-Star break. With Toronto playing at home there’s not a lot of value on the Raptors, however both sides have the second and third best percentage when it comes to backing the Overs. Coming through close to 60% of the time, this should be a points fest.

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Portland Trail Blazers
12.00pm

Blazers at the Line (+5.5 Points)

Third meets fourth today in this vitally important Western Conference showdown. A win for the Blazers would see them leapfrog the Thunder in the standings, while OKC will be eager to keep pace with the second-placed Nuggets. The Thunder are 14-7 at home, but they’ve lost their last three at Chesapeake Arena against Portland. The Blazers are also on a three-game winning streak thanks to Damian Lillard, the NBA’s tenth leading points-scorer. After defeating the Jazz on the road yesterday, Portland are more than capable of an upset in this one.

Phoenix Suns vs Minnesota Timberwolves
1.00pm

Over 228.5 Total Points

It’s a repeat of Monday’s narrow two-point shootout between the 11-37 Suns and the 22-24 Wolves. Both sides are going nowhere in a hurry, but for Minnesota, the close call against Phoenix  had to raise alarm bells. It took a buzzer beater from Derrick Rose and a 30-point effort from Karl-Anthony Towns to get the job done, which doesn’t fill you with confidence as the Wolves hit the road.

Tuesday 22nd January

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Chicago Bulls
5.00am

Cavs To Win @ $2.10

The Cavs have now lost three-straight since their win over the Lakers a fortnight ago, but there’s still been some positive signs from this young side. Collin Sexton dropped 10-points against the Nuggets on Sunday, while home court advantage should help the Cavs tremendously against Chicago. The Bulls have allowed the third most points in the league over their last 10-games, and as their 10-36 record suggests, they probably aren’t worthy favourites in this one.

Philadelphia 76ers vs Houston Rockets
12.00pm

Overs

You know James Harden will cover a quarter of the total on his own, but what do we make of the Rockets right now? Despite the MVP’s crazy stat-lines, the Rockets have won only six of their last 10 heading into this road game against the Sixers. Things haven’t come quite so easy for Philly either, falling by two at home against the Thunder on Sunday. Both of these sides rank inside the Top 10 when it comes to backing the Over this season, good news considering how hot and cold they’ve both been.

Los Angeles Lakers vs Golden State Warriors
2.30pm

Warriors to Cover The Line (-11 Points)

It’s a shame LeBron is missing for this game, because it’s left the Lakers at almost no-hope odds with the Warriors coming to town. Golden State are back to their best having won nine of their last 10. Kevin Durant has averaged close to 28.0 points-per-game against the Lakers throughout his career, which is bad news for an LA team that continues to fluctuate game to game. The Lakers haven’t beaten the Dubs at home since 2016, so it’s hard to see them pulling this one out with one of their best players still on the sidelines.

Monday 21st January

Indiana Pacers vs Charlotte Hornets
10.00am

Pacers 1-10 @ $2.50

The Pacers enter this one on a back-to-back following yesterday’s 11-point win over the Mavericks. It was a down performance from Victor Oladipo, but Tyreke Evans stepped up nicely to contribute with 19-points and two assists. Aside from their 16-6 home record, there’s nothing pretty about Indiana right now. They rank 21st in points-per-game but considering the Pacers have won 15 of their last 18 games at home against Charlotte, they should be able to squeak out a close one.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Phoenix Suns
11.00am

Under 230.5 Total Points

With just two games on the schedule last week, the Wolves somehow managed to be blown out by the Sixers on Wednesday and then lose to the Spurs at home on Saturday. It’s hardly what you’d like to see ahead of the All-Star break, but today’s game against the 11-36 Suns should see them bounce back. Considering the short odds on offer though, the Points market looks the play today. The Suns and the Wolves both rank in the bottom half of the league in points over their last 10, leaving today’s Total looking a little long.

San Antonio Spurs vs Los Angeles Clippers
11.00am

Over 220 Total Points

A five-game losing streak has seen the Clippers sink all the way down to eighth in the West, but let’s be real, there’s no betting against the Spurs right now. San Antonio are 7-3 in their last 10 with wins over the Wolves, Thunder, and Raptors to their name. Better yet, the Spurs are also the fifth best team when it comes to backing the Overs this year, saluting close to 57% of the time. Five of the last six games between the Spurs and Clippers in San Antonio have also resulted in the Over.

Sunday 20th January

Indiana Pacers vs Dallas Mavericks
11.00am

Indiana Pacers to Win by 11+ @ $2.30

The Mavericks are in a real form slump at the moment, winning just five of their last 18 games sending their record below the .500 mark. Playing on the road has been a massive struggle for them this season going 4-18 straight up. They are on a three game winning streak against the Pacers but when those wins came last season, they can only count for so much. The Pacers will be eager to bounce back from a loss last up and should be able to put away the Mavericks here.

Atlanta Hawks v Boston Celtics
11.30am

Over 226.5 Points @ $1.91

The Celtics are not quite clicking the way you would expect one of the Eastern Conference favourites to, although a 27-18 record probably puts some of those issues into perspective. Especially when you consider the Hawks paltry 14-30 record by comparison although when you look into their records against the spread, it becomes much more even. The Celtics are 23-22 while the Hawks have put together a much more respectable number of 20-24. What does that have to do with a tip for this game? Well the value of a Celtics win and either team covering doesn’t inspire a whole lot of confidence. What does stand out is the fact the Celtics have gone over in 28 of 45 games so far and both sides have had plenty of high scoring contests in the last month.

Houston Rockets v Los Angeles Lakers
12.30pm

Houston to Win by 11+ @ $2.20

It’s really difficult for a good team to overcome the loss of a player of the calibre of LeBron James. Without the King it is nearly impossible for a side like the Lakers. Houston has won both meetings between these sides this season including a 126-111 victory at home just over a month ago. Houston has been alternating wins and losses in its last eight but you have to like the value of a double digit winning margin in this one.

Saturday 19th January

Orlando Magic vs Brooklyn Nets
11.00am

Nets to Cover The Line (-1 Point)

The Nets appear to have the hot hand following Thursday’s win over the Rockets, while a win today would see them move above .500 in the East. The Magic hold home-court advantage in this one, but it mightn’t mean much considering they are just 12-11 at the Amway Center. The Nets rank seventh in rebounds during their last 10-games and are also the seventh best team in the league when it comes to covering the spread. Coming through close to 55% of the time, Brooklyn should keep their playoff hopes alive on the road.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs San Antonio Spurs
12.00pm

Spurs to Cover The Line (+1 Point)

The Wolves have had some time to stew on Wednesday’s 149-107 loss to the Sixers. They’ll return home to Minnesota today, but nothing comes easy against a Spurs side boasting a strong 7-3 record across their last 10-games. The last time these sides met back in December San Antonio handed the Wolves another blowout loss, and with the fourth best record in the league against the spread, we should see the Spurs repeat their success.

Los Angeles Clippers vs Golden State Warriors
2.30pm

Over 241.5 Total Points

The Warriors survived a real scare at home against the Pelicans on Thursday before Steph Curry jacked up a handful of threes in the third quarter. The Clippers, on the other hand, have now lost four in a row, but they have scored over 100-points in 16 straight games. Not surprisingly, Golden State lead the league in points-per-game, and with the Overs coming through in nine of their last 10 meetings against LA, this looks safe.

Friday 18th January

Indiana Pacers vs Philadelphia 76ers
11.00am

Under 224.5 Total Points

The Sixers extended their winning streak to two on Wednesday against the Timbewolves thanks to a huge 31-point performance from Joel Embiid. Indiana, just a game ahead of Philly in the East, also come into this home stand on a two-game win streak of their own. Last time these sides met the Pacers walked away with a 12-point victory on the road. Despite elite names like Embiid and Victor Oladipo taking the court, the Total has resulted in Under 230-points in their last five meetings, making the Points market the safest play today.

Charlotte Hornets vs Sacramento Kings
11.00am

Over 229.5 Total Points

How can we trust the Hornets right now? Charlotte have won just one of their last three, and since one of those losses came against this same Kings side, even at home you have to be wary of James Borrego’s side. Sacramento now find themselves two games above .500, but as their 9-11 record on the road suggests, the Kings aren’t always safe away from home. It’s worth noting the Kings lead the league when it comes to backing the Overs, while the Hornets also rank inside the Top 10. With both also ranking Top 10 in points-per-game, keep it simple.

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Los Angeles Lakers
1.30pm

Thunder To Cover The Line (-10 Points)

The good news is LeBron is set to return to practice next week. The bad news is the Lakers look lost without him. Los Angeles held on for a narrow win over the Bulls on Wednesday, but it was hardly convincing after they allowed a 20-point lead to dwindle down to four inside the final two-minutes. Lonzo Ball led the way with a measly 19-points, which won’t cut it away from home against the Thunder. OKC are looking to rebound from a loss to the Hawks, and with the top ranked defence in the league, the line here won’t be enough.

Thursday 17th January

Toronto Raptors vs Boston Celtics
12.00pm

Over 223.5 Total Points

Should be easy money between two of the East’s top contenders. The Celtics are in disarray following Kyrie Irving’s comments on Monday, while the Raptors head to Boston on a five-game winning streak. In other news, both the Celtics and the Raptors rank second and third in the league when it comes to backing the Over, coming through close to 61% of the time. This looks about as safe as you can get.

Houston Rockets vs Brooklyn Nets
12.00pm

Rockets 1-10 @ $3.00

Aside from James Harden’s freakish 57-point performance against the Grizzlies on Tuesday, this game should be a fascinating one considering the Nets sit just one-game shy of .500. On the road Brooklyn are 10-12 this season, but did you know their defence has held opponents to the league’s second-lowest field goal percentage in their last three-games? Good luck stopping Harden, but fresh from a win over the Celtics, the Nets could easily keep this close.

Dallas Mavericks vs San Antonio Spurs
12.30pm

Mavericks To Win @ $1.87

The Spurs find themselves amid a two-game losing streak after being blown out by the Hornets on Tuesday, but in their favour – an 8-2 record in their last 10 meetings against the Mavericks. Dallas have sunk all the way down to 13th in the West following their loss to the Warriors, but there was one takeaway following the loss: Luka Doncic sunk five three-pointers. That bodes well against a Spurs defence that’s allowed the fourth highest three-point shooting percentage in their last three games.

Wednesday 16th January

Philadelphia 76ers vs Minnesota Timberwolves
11.00am

Over 231 Total Points

The Knicks were no match for the Sixers on Monday, or should we say Joel Embiid, who returned from an ankle injury with a huge 26-point performance. Who would’ve thought the Wolves would also be enjoying some good fortune following the firing of Tom Thibodeau, with the team having now won six of their last 10. Philly are normally a sure-thing at home, but Saturday’s two-point loss to the Hawks has us a little nervous. Close to 57% of the Sixers’ games have resulted in the Over though, including six of their last eight at home against Minnesota.

Denver Nuggets vs Golden State Warriors
1.00pm

Warriors To Win @ $1.87

Denver’s dominant defence has taken a real hit in recent weeks, ranking 21st in overall defensive rating over their last 10-games. It’s no wonder the Nuggets have lost two of their last five, including a nine-point loss to the Suns on Sunday. The Warriors, meanwhile, are just about back to their best. Steph Curry lit up the Mavericks for 11 three-pointers on Monday in Golden State’s huge five-point road win. These two teams have split their last 10-games five apiece, but you don’t get these odds for Golden State very often.

Los Angeles Lakers vs Chicago Bulls
2.30pm

Lakers 1-10 @ $2.75

Los Angeles trailed at the end of all four quarters on Monday to lose by six-points to the Cavs at home. The Bulls haven’t traveled to Staples Centre since 2017, but the stats don’t lie: four of their last five-games against the Lakers have been decided by 10-points or less. Chicago enter this one on the back of three day’s rest, and having won just two of their last eight, the Bulls will be hungry for a win. With LeBron and Rajon Rondo still out of the Lakers’ lineup, this is a great opportunity to at least keep the game close.

Tuesday 15th January

Brooklyn Nets vs Boston Celtics
10.30am

Over 217 Total Points

Don’t look now, but the Celtics have won 10-straight over the Nets dating back to 2016. Not surprisingly Brad Stevens’ side enters this game as the heavy favourite, but there’s no real value at this price. Instead, it’s worth noting Boston have been the second best team when it comes to Overs betting, coming through close to 62% of the time. Considering the Celtics are also 10-12 on the road this season, the Points market looks a safe bet.

Houston Rockets vs Memphis Grizzlies
11.00am

Rockets to Cover The Line (-4.5 Points) @ $1.91

Even with James Harden going off for 38-points, the Rockets still slipped up to the Magic in Orlando last night in a seven-point loss. The Grizzlies, on the other hand, have won just three of their last 10-games, which makes them hard to back at this enticing. Memphis are also 2-8 at the line in their last 10, and 1-4 straight up against Houston. Harden has averaged only 21.1 points-per-game throughout his career against the Grizzlies, but considering his recent run, don’t be surprised if he takes over in this one.

Sacramento Kings vs Portland Trail Blazers
1.00pm

Under 227.5 Total Points

Make sure you try and catch a glimpse of De’Aaron Fox and Buddy Hield, because the two combined for 42-points during Sunday’s win over the Hornets. The 26-18 Blazers will be no easy match today though, especially considering Damian Lillard is on a pretty handy hot-streak of his own. With all that in mind, the Overs bet might seem like the play today, but keep in mind the Under has saluted in 11 of Sacramento’s last 16-games when playing Portland.

Monday 14th January

Dallas Mavericks vs Golden State Warriors
11.00am

Golden State Warriors To Cover The Line (-6.5 Points)

The Dallas Mavericks have been in excellent form in recent weeks, they have won 14 of their past 16 games at home, but the Golden State Warriors are a completely different challenge. The Warriors have won 11 of their past 12 games against the Mavericks and winning on the road is never an issue for this side. The line of 6.5 points is not enough.

Denver Nuggets vs Portland Trail Blazers
12.00am

Denver Nuggets To Cover The Line (-5 Points)

The Denver Nuggets have been extremely tough to beat the Pepsi Centre this season. They have won their past five games at the venue at they are 9-2 in against the line in front of their home fans. The home court advantage has always been crucial in this rivalry and the line of five points is probably not enough for this encounter.

Los Angeles Lakers vs Cleveland Cavaliers
1.30pm

Over 221 Points

Recent games between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Cleveland Cavaliers have been very high-scoring affairs and the Over has saluted in ten of their past 11 meetings. The Over has also saluted in the past five games played by the Cavaliers and there is no doubt that defence is a problem for them. The Over looks an excellent bet once again.

Sunday 13th January

Los Angeles Clippers vs Detroit Pistons
7.30am

Under 221 Total Points

Blake Griffin returns to Staples Center to face his former team, and after missing Friday’s loss to the Kings, the good news is he’s likely to be in the lineup. Detroit have still lost four-straight games however, and there’s no guarantees against a Clippers side that are 14-6 at home on the year. Los Angeles have won three of the last five meetings between the two, but more importantly, the Total has resulted in the Under in four of their last five home games against Detroit.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs New Orleans Pelicans
11.00am

Wolves 1-10 @ $2.95

It’s been a turbulent week for the Wolves after firing coach Tom Thibodeau, capped off by a four-point home loss to the Mavericks yesterday. Despite the short turnaround, Minnesota still find themselves as favourites in this one, even with Robert Covington missing from the lineup. Against a Pelicans side that has slipped all the way down to 12th in the Western Conference, it’s not hard to understand why the Wolves are at the shorter price, but with Anthony Davis coming off a huge 38-point night earlier in the week against the Cavs, New Orleans should at least keep this close.

Sacramento Kings vs Charlotte Hornets
1.00pm

Overs

You can’t say enough about De’Aaron Fox and the Kings right now, but how about Harry Giles’ career high 14-point game against the Pistons on Friday? The Cardiac Kings have been a nervous play all year, but they’ve been absolute money in Overs betting, saluting close to 65% of the time. With Fox, Giles, and Kemba Walker all in this game, this is about as safe as it gets.

Saturday 12th January

Toronto Raptors vs Brooklyn Nets
10.30am

Nets at the Line (+9.5 Points) @ $1.91

Toronto have won three straight games, but it’s hardly been convincing. The Raptors struggled all night against the Hawks on Wednesday, coming back to win by as little as three-points with Kawhi Leonard, Kyle Lowry and Pascal Siakam in the lineup. Brooklyn have been on a surprising tear of their own lately, coming back from a huge deficit against Atlanta to win by 16-points. Since the Nets haven’t won in Toronto since 2015, you’d be foolish to back them at this price, but since they’ve covered the spread in close to 54% of their games this season, there’s no reason Brooklyn can’t keep it close.

New York Knicks vs Indiana Pacers
10.30am

Pacers 1-10 @ $2.55

It’s been a while since the Knicks have won at the Garden, eight games to be exact. They’ll meet their match against a red-hot Pacers side today, but the good news for New York: both Myles Turner and Darren Collison come into this game banged up. The Knicks haven’t defeated Indiana since 2017 though, and they’ll have some injury issues to overcome with Enes Kanter, Mitch Robinson and Frank Ntilikina all doubtful to play. The Pacers won by only six-points when they visited the Knicks back in October, but even so, they should still cruise in this one.

Utah Jazz vs Los Angeles Lakers
1.00pm

Under 216.5 Total Points

The Lakers will carry on without LeBron James for at least another week, leaving Kyle Kuzma in charge of the scoring following his brilliant 41-point night against the Pistons on Thursday. A road trip to face Utah is tough however, especially considering the Jazz are 6-4 in their last 10-games. Utah guard Donovan Mitchell had himself a night against the Magic on Thursday, but with both the Jazz and LA ranking Top 10 in overall defensive rating – as well as y’know, King James being absent – it’s hard to see this game going Over the Total.

Friday 11th January

Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics
10.00am

Celtics to Cover The Line (-2 Points) @ $1.91

Boston earned their fourth straight win thanks to a 135-108 blowout over the Pacers yesterday. Marcus Morris came through with the exclamation mark in a 22-point, eight rebound performance, leaving the Celtics as the favourites ahead of today’s road trip to Miami.

The Heat enjoyed a day’s rest following their four-point loss to the Nuggets on Wednesday, but you have to factor in their 9-12 home record in this one. Dion Waiters led the team with just 15-points against Denver, and when you consider Boston’s strong 4-1 away record at the line against Miami, the Celtics are the only play.

Player Pick: Kyrie Irving to Score 23+ Points and Celtics To Win @ $4.00

Denver Nuggets vs Los Angeles Clippers
12.00pm

Over 222.5 Total Points

The Nuggets are just one-game up on the Warriors in the West, but their gutsy win over Miami on Wednesday didn’t go unnoticed. It was the Nikola Jokic show once again as the big man chipped in with 29-points and a crucial floater in the dying stages, only further cementing his bid for an All-Star spot.

Now at 24-16, the Clippers head into this game on the heels of a blowout win over the Hornets. Lou Williams was once again phenomenal off the bench, and since LA rank Top 5 in Over Totals this year, the Points market looks safe.

San Antonio Spurs vs Oklahoma City Thunder
12.30pm

Spurs To Win @ $2.00

A win for the 24-18 Spurs today could see them leapfrog Houston in the Western Conference standings. That would leave San Antonio just three spots behind the Thunder, and with home court advantage, it’s certainly not out of the question.

Even with Paul George putting up 27, Oklahoma City lost a game they easily should have won against the Wolves on Tuesday – mainly due to Russell Westbrook’s selfish shot selection. The Thunder have won two of their last three against the Spurs, but with San Antonio’s mid-range game paying huge dividends, look for Lamarcus Aldridge to lead the way in a Spurs win.

Player Pick: DeMar DeRozan To Score 26+ Points and Spurs To Win @ $5.00

Thursday 10th January

Brooklyn Nets vs Atlanta Hawks
10.30am

Hawks at the Line (+9 Points) @ $1.91

The Hawks have won five of their last 10-games to start the New Year, and they nearly had another in a nail-biting three-point loss to the Raptors yesterday. Atlanta held their own against a full-strength Toronto side, lapping up 21-point effort from forward John Collins. The Hawks were unlucky to lose that game, but after Trae Young put up close to 20-points of his own, the Hawks can easily keep this game close against a battered and bruised Nets side should they limit the turnovers.

Houston Rockets vs Milwaukee Bucks
11.00am

Rockets To Win @ $2.00

The feature game of the day surprisingly has the Rockets as the underdogs at home against the Bucks. Milwaukee have lost just two of their last 10, but in case you missed it, James Harden is doing some pretty special things with the basketball.

The Bucks haven’t met the Rockets at all this season, so it should be interesting to see how Houston’s defence handles Giannis Antetokounmpo in the paint. For what it’s worth though, Harden has averaged close to 25-points and 5.5 assists in the 17 games he’s played in against the Bucks. The MVP favourite should be enough to sway you Houston’s way if nothing else.

Player Pick: Clint Capela to Score 22+ Points and Rockets To Win @ $5.00

Los Angeles Lakers vs Detroit Pistons
1.30pm

Lakers to Cover The Line (-1.5 Points)

There’s still no set timetable for LeBron’s return, and as the Lakers await his reevaluation on Saturday, they’ll need to focus on Thursday’s home game against the Pistons. Detroit are going nowhere but backwards right now, and as their 6-11 record on the road suggests, it’s no surprise to see the Pistons as underdogs.

The good news for LA is Lonzo Ball has enjoyed more of the ball, which translated into a huge 21-point performance during Tuesday’s win over the Mavs. The Lakers need more from a now healthy Kyle Kuzma, but with a day off to rest his back, we should see more of a team effort going forward.

Player Pick: Lonzo Ball to Score 17+ Points and Lakers To Win @ $4.50

Wednesday 9th January

Miami Heat vs Denver Nuggets
10.30am

Under 210 Total Points

Just when it looks as though the Heat could worm their way into the playoff conversation, they go and lose by 24-points to the Hawks on the road. A two-day break should have done Miami some good though, and it is hard to ignore their 7-3 record in their last 10-games. At the same time, the Nuggets are also looking to bounce back from some road disappointment of their own against the Rockets yesterday. The one positive was Nikola Jokic posting his 24th double-double of the season, which puts him in good form to challenge Miami’s seventh ranked defence. Considering Denver rank just two spots below them in ninth however, the Unders looks a good bet.

Phoenix Suns vs Sacramento Kings
12.00pm

Kings 1-10 @ $3.00

The Kings cruised to a comfortable win over the Magic yesterday thanks to a much-needed 20-point, three rebound game from guard De’Aaron Fox. The healthy addition of Marvin Bagley also added eight-points and six-rebounds, leaving the Kings as favourites ahead of their road trip to Phoenix. As we’ve seen before, Sacramento are far from a certainty on the road, however. The Kings own a 9-10 record in away games this season, but with the Suns’ main points-scorer Devin Booker questionable to play, Dave Joerger’s side should be able to squeak out a close one.

Los Angeles Clippers vs Charlotte Hornets
1.30pm

Over 230.5 Total Points

Good luck figuring out the Clippers. One minute they’re up, one minute they’re down, but for the time being, they’re the favourites ahead of today’s game thanks to a two-game winning streak. It took all four quarters for Charlotte to defeat the Suns earlier in the week, or should we say, a phenomenal 29-point performance from Kemba Walker. Both of these sides have been a great Overs play this season mind you, with each saluting in close to 58% of their games. Given their inconsistencies, it’s best to stay away from the head-to-head market.

Tuesday 8th January

Houston Rockets vs Denver Nuggets
11.00am

Nuggets To Win @ $2.00

Now 1.5 games ahead of the Warriors, the Nuggets continue to prove they are legit atop the Western Conference standings. This is a huge road test for Denver, but it’s one Mike Malone’s side should feel pretty confident about. Despite James Harden scoring 20 of his 38-points in the third quarter, the Rockets still fell to the Blazers 110-101 on Sunday. To make matters worse, Houston hasn’t faced this new and improved Denver defence, a unit that ranks fourth in defensive rebounds. With Houston relying on the three-ball more than ever, this could spell a Nuggets upset.

Sacramento Kings vs Orlando Magic
1.00pm

Under 221.5 Total Points

After so much promise to start the season, both the Magic and Kings seem to be moving backwards as we head towards the All-Star break. Sacramento have won just three of their last 10, while the Magic have slipped all the way down to 10th in the East. Both of these sides have been wildly inconsistent lately, but De’Aaron Fox’s slump has to make punters nervous when backing the Kings. On the other side, the Magic aren’t converting points into wins, but you can’t fault the individual efforts of Nikola Vucevic, who reeled in a season-high 24 rebounds against the Clippers yesterday. Even better, close to 60% of Orlando’s games have resulted in the Under, which looks to be the safe play today.

Portland Trail Blazers vs New York Knicks
1.00pm

Blazers 1-10 @ $2.75

The Knicks have had very little to celebrate, but their road win over the Lakers on Saturday was a major highlight in what has already been a lost season. The good times should stop there though as New York now travels to face the Blazers. In case you missed it, Portland defeated Houston by nine-points on Sunday behind a season-high 12 assists and 17-point effort from Damian Lillard. Defensively Portland have been one of the Top 10 teams over the last 10-days in overall defensive rating, which should cause this young Knicks lineup plenty of trouble.

Player Pick: Damian Lillard to Score 8+ Points in the 1st Quarter @ $3.00

Monday 7th January

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Washington Wizards
10.00am

Thunder 11+ @ $1.80

There’s no messing with the Thunder right now, particularly Paul George, who is averaging 33-points in his last four-games. OKC are also riding a three-game winning streak, and with the Wizards going nowhere but backwards, this should be a cruisy home win for the Thunder.

Toronto Raptors vs Indiana Pacers
10.30am

Raptors to Cover The Line (-1 Points) @ $1.87

The Raptors looked just fine on Sunday defeating the Bucks in Milwaukee thanks to a combined 60-points from Kawhi Leonard and Pascal Siakam. Business is about to pick up tonight, however – star guard Kyle Lowry will make his return from a six-game absence. The Pacers have proven themselves as a serious playoff threat in the East, but their 1-4 record in their last five-games against Toronto leaves a lot to be desired.

Phoenix Suns vs Charlotte Hornets
11.00am

Hornets To Win @ $2.00

The Hornets have now lost two-straight games, capping off what has so far been a disappointing start to the New Year. Sunday’s 13-point loss to the Nuggets on the road was ugly, but there’s no time to dwell on it ahead of a back-to-back against the Suns tonight. Phoenix are also in the midst of a serious five-game losing streak, although they do enter this one as the favourite thanks to home-court advantage alone. The Suns have been competitive in recent games, but it’s hard to back them straight-up. Instead, these look like nice odds for the Hornets to bounce-back after a quiet game from Kemba Walker last night.

Saturday 5th January

Miami Heat vs Washington Wizards
11.00am

Heat to Cover The Line (-6.5 Points)

The Heat have hit full stride over the last fortnight winning seven of their last 10-games. Miami could go without Dwyane Wade in this one, but not to worry, the Heat can still rely on Josh Richardson after putting up 24-points in the win over Cavs on Wednesday. Miami have covered the line in close to 59% of their games this year, and with a battered and bruised Wizards side coming to town, the Heat should take this one comfortably.

Phoenix Suns vs Los Angeles Clippers
12.00pm

Suns To Win @ $2.45

Phoenix fell by five-points to the Sixers at home on Thursday, but the Suns have to be encouraged by Devin Booker’s 37-point game. The Clippers have a lot less to be excited about, having now won just four of their last 10. Statistically speaking the Clippers rank 21st in defensive rating, which makes the Suns an interesting upset chance. After Lou Williams made just 1-of-8 from three-point land and missed four of his nine free throws against in a loss to the Clippers on Wednesday, Phoenix look nice odds.

Portland Trail Blazers vs Oklahoma City Thunder
1.30pm

Under 223.5 Total Points

Oklahoma City got their road trip off to a bang on Thursday defeating the Lakers in LA. It was a huge night for Paul George, but can the Thunder overcome their dreadful 2-8 record against the Blazers and pull off another upset in Portland? The bookies are having a tough time separating the two, and it only get tougher when you factor in the Blazers are 14-6 at home. The Total has gone Under in five of their last 10 meetings, so that looks to be the play.

Friday 4th January

San Antonio Spurs vs Toronto Raptors
11.00am

Over 216.5 Total Points

The Raptors take their two-game winning streak on the road against a Spurs side high on luck, but the big story here is Kawhi Leonard’s return to San Antonio. Toronto enter as the underdogs with Kyle Lowry still questionable, while the Spurs will be hoping for another big game from DeMar DeRozan after tallying double-digit assists against the Celtics on Tuesday. Both of these sides have been a great play in the Points market this season, with the Over resulting in close to 57% of their games.

Sacramento Kings vs Denver Nuggets
1.00pm

Under 227 Total Points

The 19-18 Kings have now lost two straight, and they’ll face a huge test today against the Western Conference leading Denver Nuggets. Having won seven of their last 10, Denver look legit as we head towards the halfway point of the season, but unfortunately their 1-4 record in their last five road games makes them tough to back straight up. This looks like another great Points market bet.

Golden State Warriors vs Houston Rockets
1.30pm

Warriors 1-10 @ $2.55

A win and a Nuggets loss could see Golden State back on top in the Western Conference by the end of the day. They’ll face a tough test against the Rockets however, a team currently riding a five-game winning streak thanks to some James Harden brilliance. The last time these two met it was a Houston blowout, but that was without Steph Curry on the floor. With the Rockets missing Eric Gordon, as well as the Oracle factor, this figures to be a close rematch of last year’s Conference Final.

Player Pick: Stephen Curry To Score 30+ Points and the Warriors To Win @ $3.00

Thursday 3rd January

Washington Wizards vs Atlanta Hawks
10.00am

Wizards 1-10 @ $2.95

The Wizards welcome back forward Otto Porter Jr. into the lineup today, giving the side a huge boost in the paint and on the scoreboard. The Hawks have proven no easy beat over the last week however, polishing off the Pistons and Wolves on the road. They’ll be without Taurean Prince for this trip to Washington, but Atlanta should be able to keep it close against a reeling Wizards side.

Charlotte Hornets vs Dallas Mavericks
10.00am

Hornets To Cover The Line (-2.5 Points)

The 17-19 Mavericks have hit a slight bump in the road over the last fortnight losing eight of their last 10-games. A tough road trip to Charlotte awaits today against a Hornets side looking to improve on their sub .500 record. We all know Charlotte are always a handy play at home, and after Kemba Walker and Malik Monk combined for 45-points in a huge win over the Magic on Tuesday, they should be a safe play at the line.

Brooklyn Nets vs New Orleans Pelicans
10.30am

Nets To Win @ $1.91

The Nets have kept pace in the Eastern Conference over the last month, and have even managed to win seven of their last 10-games. A minor two-game losing streak has made life difficult for the bookies in this one however, but against a Pelicans side going nowhere but backwards, you have to like their chances. New Orleans will go without Nikola Mirotic, while Anthony Davis continues to recover from the flu. With a poor 4-15 record on the road, take the Nets at these odds.

Wednesday 2nd January

Toronto Raptors vs Utah Jazz
10.30am

Raptors 1-10 @ $3.00

The Raptors are 14-4 at home this season, and while they’ll be hungry to reclaim the top spot in the East after conceding to the Bucks, Toronto will have to find a way to score without Kyle Lowry. The star point guard is set to miss a chunk of time with a back injury, which should be enough to keep this game close. The Jazz are 8-4 in their last 12 games on the road against the Raptors.

Sacramento Kings vs Portland Trail Blazers
12.00pm

Kings To Win @ $1.95

We already know the Kings are a tough beat at home, but can they take care of the Blazers today? Sacramento are 5-5 in their last 10-games, and while star point guard De’Aaron Fox might be limited with a shoulder injury, these look like nice odds for the Kings to move within one game of the Top 8 in the West.

Los Angeles Clippers vs Philadelphia 76ers
1.30pm

Clippers to Cover The Line (-2 Points)

Both the Clippers and the Sixers have hit a bit of a ratch patch over the last fortnight, which makes today’s game even more interesting. Los Angeles enter as the favourites at home, and they should feel pretty good about their chances with Joel Embiid questionable with a knee injury. Philly are 1-5 in their last six road games against the Clips, which doesn’t bode well considering Lou Williams is averaging 21.4 points in his last five games.

Saturday 29th December

Charlotte Hornets vs Brooklyn Nets
10.00am

Nets at the Line (+4.5 Points)

We learned something about the Hornets on Thursday: Kemba Walker isn’t enough to save this team. The All-Star guard put up 35-points in Charlotte’s double-overtime loss to the Nets, and now they’ll get a second bite at the revenge cherry. Brooklyn have won nine of their last 10-games, but still come into this one as the road underdog. After shooting close to 50% from the field against Charlotte three days ago, this looks like a nice opportunity to cash in on Brooklyn at the line.

Washington Wizards vs Chicago Bulls
10.00am

Under 216.5 Total Points

We saw a glimpse into life without Otto Porter Jr. for the Wizards on Thursday, and now it appears Washington will head into this game without their star big man. Chicago have won just four of their 17 games on the road this season, but they have been one of the best teams to bet on in the Points market. The Bulls lead the league with close to 65% of their games resulting in the Under.

Denver Nuggets vs San Antonio Spurs
12.00pm

Spurs at the Line (+4 Points)

The Spurs unlocked the secret to the Nuggets on Thursday. San Antonio held Nikola Jokic to just four-point during their huge eight-point home win, and they’ll be hoping to do the same tonight as they travel to Denver. The Nuggets are 13-3 at home, so it’s tough to back against them in the Pepsi Centre, but after limiting Denver from the field earlier in the week, San Antonio should keep this close.

Friday 28th December

Milwaukee Bucks vs New York Knicks
11.00am

Under 225 Total Points

It’s a repeat of Wednesday’s Christmas Day game, a match up the Knicks would probably like to forget. New York were embarrassed by the Bucks at the Garden losing 109-95 in front of their home town fans. Aside from Giannis Antetokounmpo enjoying a 30-point game, the likes of Tim Hardaway and Trey Burke struggled from the field with Frank Ntilikina missing in action. With a 5-14 record on the road, it’s hard to see the Knicks putting up much of a fight today.

Sacramento Kings vs Los Angeles Lakers
1.00pm

Lakers To Win @ $2.35

All eyes will be on the Lakers today as they resume without LeBron James for the next three-four games. If you caught Wednesday’s monumental win over the Warriors at Oracle Arena, you’ll know the Lakers held their own in the second half though thanks to big time performances from Rajon Rondo and Kyle Kuzma. The Kings come into this one as the favourite at home, but can they handle the back-to-back following last night’s game against the Clippers? Even with LeBron out, the Lakers have plenty of experienced scorers capable of exploiting the Kings’ young lineup.

Utah Jazz vs Philadelphia 76ers
1.30pm

Sixers To Win @ $2.75

The 22-13 Sixers lost an overtime heartbreaker to the Celtics in Boston on Christmas Day. Really though, it was a game Philly should have won when you consider Joel Embiid and Jimmy Butler combined for 58-points and 21 rebounds. Closing out games has been an issue for Brett Brown’s side, but you can’t fault the Sixers’ offensive efficiency. With Embiid, Butler and Ben Simmons all peaking, these look like nice odds for Philly to upset a Jazz team that have won just five of their last 10-games.

Player Pick: Joel Embiid To Score 30+ Points and the 76ers To Win @ $6.50

Saturday 22nd December

Brooklyn Nets vs Indiana Pacers
10.30am

Nets To Win @ $2.20

The Nets are riding a seven-game winning streak, and believe us when we say, it’s no fluke. Brooklyn held on for a three-point win over the Bulls in Chicago on Thursday, and now return home with confidence sky high. The Pacers, meanwhile, are on the heels of a loss to the Raptors and continue to struggle away from home. Don’t look now, but the Nets have been the 11th best team in points-per-game over their last 10-games. Look for them to give the home fans something to cheer about.

Boston Celtics vs Milwaukee Bucks
11.00am

Over 224.5 Total Points

It could be an Eastern Conference Finals preview between the 21-9 Bucks and the 18-12 Celtics, but both of these sides are at opposite ends of the spectrum this week. Milwaukee have won three straight, while the Celtics have fell to two straight losses, the most recent coming against the lowly Suns. It’s always tough to back against the Celtics at home though, and considering close to 57% of their games have resulted in the Over this season, that appears to be the safest play.

Sacramento Kings vs Memphis Grizzlies
1.00pm

Kings to Cover The Line

A win for the Kings at home today would see them leapfrog the Grizzlies for 10th in the Western Conference standings. If you haven’t caught a glimpse of second-year sensation De’Aaron Fox, make sure you do, because his 28-point/12 assist performance against the Thunder on Thursday has him on the verge of All-Star status. More importantly, the Kings have been the best team in the league when it comes to covering, coming through for punters at the line close to 64% of the time.

Friday 21st December

Miami Heat vs Houston Rockets
11.00am

Rockets to Cover the Line (-3 Points) @ $1.91

Miami have won six of their last 10-games, but they were dealt a serious injury blow earlier in the week losing Goran Dragic to season-ending knee surgery. It’s hardly what the Heat need with the Rockets coming to town, especially considering James Harden set a new NBA record for three-pointers made yesterday (26) during Houston’s win over the Wizards. That takes Harden’s total to 302-point this month, making the Rockets extremely tough to back against.

Los Angeles Clippers vs Dallas Mavericks
1.30pm

Over 221.5 Total Points

Wednesday’s eight-point loss to the Nuggets in Denver was a harsh reality check for the understrength Mavericks. Injuries continue to plague some of Dallas’ top playmakers, which is hardly ideal heading on the road to face the Clippers. Los Angeles have their own injuries woes to deal with though, as it looks likely Lou Williams will miss today’s game. Despite opening as favourites, the Clippers have lost four straight games, so the Points market is probably the safest play.

Thursday 20th December

Orlando Magic vs San Antonio Spurs
10.00am

Magic To Win @ $1.91

The Magic continue to flirt with a .500 record despite a very successful road trip to Mexico City that resulted in wins over the Bulls and Jazz. Orlando come into this game off three days’ rest, but make sure you pay careful attention to Nikola Vucevic today. The big man put up 15-points and 19-rebounds during Saturday’s win, complimented only by rookie sensation and backup centre Mo Bamba, who had four blocks. That kind of red hot form should be enough to keep the up and down Spurs at bay, especially at home.

Milwaukee Bucks vs New Orleans Pelicans
11.00am

Bucks 1-10 @ $2.45

The 15-16 Pelicans aren’t making any headway in the Western Conference having won just five of their last 10-games. The news gets worse ahead of today’s trip to Milwaukee – forward’s Nikola Mirotic and Julius Randle are both listed as doubtful with injuries. That leaves the bulk share of the work in Anthony Davis’ hands with E’Twaun Moore also less than 100%. Hardly an ideal situation in a tough road environment.

Sacramento Kings vs Oklahoma City Thunder
1.00pm

Under 235.5 Total Points

Both the Kings and the Thunder have enjoyed a day’s rest, settings us up for what should be a fun showdown between two of the West’s most exciting teams. Surprisingly enough the Kings have enjoyed the better part of this match up this season winning both games to start the year. They haven’t faced the new and improved Thunder defence though, a unit that ranks second in defensive efficiency. Close to 56% of OKC’s games have resulted in the Under, which looks to be the play.

Wednesday 19th December

Atlanta Hawks vs Washington Wizards
10.30am

Hawks To Win @ $2.55

The Wizards have been busy making trades to try and make a serious push in the East. The Kelly Oubre/Austin Rivers/Trevor Ariza swap is now complete, but it’ll take more than just adding an experienced veteran to defeat the Hawks today. Washington will need to be at their best with forward Otto Porter Jr. set to miss a week with a knee strain, which is something we’re yet to see from the Wizards against much lesser opponents. The Hawks roll into this home game on the back of three days’ rest, and they should feel good about upsetting a Washington team that has won just four of their 16-games on the road this year.

Brooklyn Nets vs Los Angeles Lakers
10.30am

Under 228 Total Points

The Lakers looked second rate on Monday losing by 18-points against John Wall and the Wizards. The ups and downs continue for LeBron and company, but they should rest easy knowing this lengthy four-game road trip comes to a close tonight in Brooklyn. Los Angeles need to be careful though, because you might not know it, but the Nets are on a five game unbeaten run that includes wins over the Raptors, Sixers and Wizards. This game just feels a little too risky to back in the head-to-head market, however the one thing you can bank on is the Points market – close to 60% of the Lakers’ games this season have resulted in the Under.

Dener Nuggets vs Dallas Mavericks
12.00pm

Nuggets to Cover The Line (-5 Points)

It’s so hard to fault the 20-9 Nuggets right now. Nikola Jokic is one of – if not the – best centre in the league right now, and defensively, no one comes close to matching Denver on the boards. Dallas are a tough team to face, but with J.J. Barea and Dennis Smith Jr. likely to miss this game, everything falls on Luka Doncic. Points wise that’s great, but his defence looked average two days ago against the Kings and De’Aaron Fox. This shapes up as another easy win for the Western Conference leaders.

Tuesday 18th December

Houston Rockets vs Utah Jazz
11.00am

Rockets 1-10 @ $2.60

You won’t want to back against James Harden right now. He’s combined for 112-points in his last three games, spurring the Rockets on to a serious three-game winning streak. These two sides have met twice already this season, both of which resulted in blowout wins for the Jazz. With Houston at home and Aussie Joe Ingles struggling to find baskets, the Rockets are the pick in a close one.

Golden State Warriors vs Memphis Grizzlies
1.30pm

Under 210.5 Total Points

The Warriors survived a scare on Saturday coming back from a 10-point deficit to defeat the Kings away from home. Now back to full-strength, there’s no excuses left for Golden State as they look to reclaim the top spot in the West. Today they’ll face a reeling Grizzlies side that ranks fourth in overall defensive rating. There’s not a lot on offer head-to-head, but close to 60% of Memphis’ games have resulted in the Under, which coupled with their stingy defence, should be a safe play.

Player Pick: Steph Curry and Klay Thompson to Combine for 10 Or More Three-Pointers @ $3.50

Los Angeles Clippers vs Portland Trail Blazers
1.30pm

Blazers To Win @ $2.15

The Blazers pulled off a big win against the understrength Raptors over the weekend. Portland are slowly slipping down the Western Conference standings, but the same can be said for the struggling Clippers who have won just four of their last 10. These two sides have split their two encounters this season one game apiece, but with Damian Lillard looking healthy for the Blazers, they’re a good price to earn an upset on the road.

Monday 17th December

New Orleans Pelicans vs Miami Heat
10.00am

Under 222.5 Total Points

The Pelicans are 15-15 at home on the season and have typically been one of the most frustrating plays for punters this year. The good news is E’Twaun Moore is set to return tonight in the place of Nikola Mirotic , but his early season struggles are hardly encouraging. The Heat have come through as the underdogs in recent weeks defeating the Clippers and the Grizzlies on the road. Even so, both of these are sides are far too hit and miss to back straight-up.

Dallas Mavericks vs Sacramento Kings
10.00am

Kings To Win @ $2.65

The Kings continue to inch their way up the Western Conference ladder, and with a 15-13 record, they look like a nice value pick on the road in Dallas. The Mavs will go without Dennis Smith Jr. and J.J. Barea, leaving Jalen Brunson in charge of scoring from the guard position. After blowing a 10-point lead against the Warriors on Saturday, this is the perfect opportunity for Sacramento to bounce back.

Denver Nuggets vs Toronto Raptors
11.00am

Nuggets To Beat The Line (-1.5 Points)

The Eastern and Western Conference leaders butt heads today, but this game is hardly as hyped as it should be. That’s because the Raptors will go without Kawhi Leonard, Kyle Lowry and Pascal Siakam, leaving them short their three top scorers. Denver should see their winning streak extend to three.

Saturday 15th December

Brooklyn Nets vs Washington Wizards
10.30am

Wizards To Win @ $2.05

The 11-18 Nets are enjoying a pretty handy three-game winning streak that includes victories over the Raptors, Knicks and Sixers. Even so, they return home to face a Wizards side hungry to make up for a disappointing five-point overtime loss to the Celtics on Thursday. The status of Otto Porter Jr. remains unclear, but if John Wall can come through with another 34-point effort, the Wizards should snap their three game losing skid.

Denver Nuggets vs Oklahoma City Thunder
1.00pm

Nuggets at the Line (+2 Points)

Denver currently head the Western Conference, at least for now. It’s surprising to see the Nuggets as the underdog at home today considering they’ve also won eight of their last 10-games. Nikola Jokic recorded a game-high 27-points during Thursday’s win over the Grizzlies, and since Denver have covered the line in close to 60% of their games this season, they look like the pick today.

Sacramento Kings vs Golden State Warriors
1.00pm

Over 235 Total Points

Are the Warriors beatable all of a sudden? The Raptors marched into Oracle on Thursday to defeat Golden State without Kawhi Leonard, but unfortunately, even with home court advantage, it’s difficult to back the Kings straight-up. The good news is both of these two sides rank Top 5 in points-per-game, which makes the Over a great play.

Friday 14th December

Houston Rockets vs Los Angeles Lakers
11.00am

Rockets 11+ @ $2.55

The Rockets got things back on track with a win over the Blazers on Wednesday. The road ahead looks ugly over Christmas though, making today’s game against the Lakers a must-win. The good news for Houston is LA’s star guard Brandon Ingram hasn’t travelled with the team, leaving the Lakers short one of their top scorers. Just two days on from Chris Paul’s first triple-double of the season, this is a perfect opportunity for the Rockets to build some momentum with a big win.

Player Pick: James Harden To Score 32+ Points and Rockets To Win @ $3.50

San Antonio Spurs vs Los Angeles Clippers
11.30am

Spurs to Beat The Line (-2.5 Points)

The Clippers have won six of their last 10-games, but don’t let that distract you from the fact LA’s offence has come to a grinding halt. Doc Rivers’ side has been held under 100-points in three of their last four games, and things won’t get any easier without the team’s leading play-maker Lou Williams off the court. LA also haven’t travelled to San Antonio since this time last year, making the Spurs, and their three-game winning streak, a pretty safe play.

Phoenix Suns vs Dallas Mavericks
1.30pm

Dallas to Beat The Line (-6 Points)

It’s all Halle-Luka in Dallas right now as the Mavericks have won three straight. Another win today could see them move one step closer to the Top 4 in the West, and with future Hall of Famer Dirk Nowitzki set to make his season debut, the scene is set. Even with Trevor Ariza returning to the side there’s no denying Phoenix’s serious 10-game losing streak. Dallas are the best team in the league when it comes to covering the line, so make sure you get on board.

Player Pick: Luka Doncic to Score 21+ Points and Mavericks To Win @ $3.50

Thursday 13th December

Charlotte Hornets vs Detroit Pistons
10.00am

Hornets To Beat The Line (-5.5 Points)

Both Charlotte and Detroit continue to flirt with a .500 record after promising starts to the year. The 13-13 Hornets have now won two-straight thanks to a 14-point second quarter from Kemba Walker against the Knicks on Monday. Meanwhile, the Pistons have now lost five-straight after struggling to find an answer for Joel Embiid and the Sixers two days ago. Both of these sides met a month ago, a game the Hornets won comfortably by 10-points. Charlotte have  covered the spread in close to 62% of their games this season, good for the third best record in the NBA.

New Orleans Pelicans vs Oklahoma City Thunder
11.00am

Thunder to Beat The Line (-2 Points)

Offence meets defence tonight as the Pelicans host the Thunder. New Orleans have slumped to 14-16, but have somehow remained the second-best team in points-per-game through the first two months of the season. OKC have been putting in work of their own on the defensive side of the ball, currently owning the best defensive rating in the league. There’s no doubt the Pelicans can put up some points at home, but it’s worth noting both Nikola Mirotic and E’Twaun Moore are likely to miss this game – leaving New Orleans short two of their bigs. That doesn’t spell good news against a ravenous Thunder team.

Player Pick: Russell Westbrook To Score 26+ Points and Thunder To Win @ $4.00

Sacramento Kings vs Minnesota Timberwolves
1.00pm

Kings To Win @ $2.10

It’s safe to say the 14-12 Kings are a little over the odds at this price, especially considering they’ve shown plenty of fight at home this season. Sacramento polished off the Bulls by 19-points two days ago in Chicago, a game that saw six Kings players finish in double-digits. Now averaging 18.1 points-per-game, De’Aaron Fox continues to build a serious All-Star case in his second year with the team. With Robert Covington banged up for the Wolves, this is a perfect game for Sacramento’s young talent to shine against a strong Minnesota defence.

Wednesday 12th December

Houston Rockets vs Portland Trail Blazers
11.00am

Over 219.5 Total Points

The Rockets are a rollercoaster right now. At 11-14 they are also a punting nightmare, which makes them a nervous play at home against the Blazers. Fortunately, Portland are just as much of a mess having now lost six of their last 10-games. Trusting the Rockets in the midst of a three-game losing skid is tough, especially with rumors swirling surrounding Eric Gordon replacing James Ennis III in today’s lineup. Keep it simple and ride the Points market.

San Antonio Spurs vs Phoenix Suns
11.30am

Over 219.5 Total Points

The 13-14 Spurs looked dead in the water a fortnight ago, but to their credit San Antonio have now strung together back-to-back wins over the Lakers and Jazz. The Suns are riding a serious eight-game losing streak with plenty going on off the court. Trade talks are heating up for Trevor Ariza, while the only shining light on this team remains Deandre Ayton – who put up 20-points and 11 rebounds in yesterday’s four-point loss to the Clippers. When it comes to betting, close to 66% of the Spurs’ games this season have resulted in the Over, which looks the play today.

Tuesday 11th December

Chicago Bulls vs Sacramento Kings
11.00am

Over 225 Total Points

Plenty happening in Chicago right now. After firing coach Fred Hoiberg a week ago, interim head coach Jim Boylen chose to bench his entire starting line up in the fourth quarter during the Bulls’ blowout loss to the Celtics on Saturday. As a result, a handful of Bulls players debated skipping practice, which eludes to plenty of locker room issues going on in Chicago right now. That doesn’t bode well on the court, and against the Kings – a team that has seen 64% of their games result in the Over – it helps shape up as a good play for punters.

Dallas Mavericks vs Orlando Magic
11.30am

Mavericks to Beat The Line (-5.5 Points)

These two sides have seemingly switched roles in recent weeks. A month ago the Magic were the talk of the town, but after winning seven of their last 10-games, it’s the Mavericks who have captured everyone’s attention. Luka Doncic is enough to make you jump all over Dallas, although it’s also worth remembering the Mavericks are 11-2 at home. More importantly, Dallas are the top side in the league when it comes to covering the line, and with Dennis Smith Jr. likely to miss another game with a hand injury, Doncic should have plenty of opportunities to drain threes.

Player Pick: Luka Doncic To Make 3 Or More Three-Point Field Goals @ $3.00

Golden State Warriors vs Minnesota Timberwolves
1.30pm

Under 226 Total Points

It’s business as usual in the West as the Warriors have re-claimed their spot atop the Conference. Golden State are riding a tidy three-game win streak, but they won’t want to overlook a Timberwolves team that has won six of their last 10. Minnesota hold the fourth highest defensive rating in that time frame, while they have also seen close to 66% of their games result in the Under. With both teams capable of limiting shots, the Points market is where you’ll want your money.

Monday 10th December

Toronto Raptors vs Milwaukee Bucks
9.00am

Raptors to Beat The Line (-4.5 Points)

Returning home following a nail-biting one-point loss to the Nets on Saturday, the 21-6 Raptors will be looking to rebound against the Bucks tonight. If you haven’t been paying attention, this one shapes up as a potential Eastern Conference Finals preview between two of the league’s top teams. The Bucks are fresh from a 10-point loss to the Warriors on Saturday, a game that saw Giannis rack up 22-points and 15-rebounds. Milwaukee were killed from the field by Golden State though as they allowed the Warriors to shoot over 41%. We should see a similar theme unfold with a healthy Kyle Lowry and Kawhi Leonard on the court.

San Antonio Spurs vs Utah Jazz
10.00am

Jazz 1-10 @ $3.10

The Jazz are on a roll right now, and they come into this game on three days rest. It was the Derrick Favors/Joe Ingles show during Friday’s 27-point win over the Rockets, and with a strong 9-7 record on the road, you have to like Utah’s chances today. It is worth keeping in mind the 12-14 Spurs put up big numbers in their home win over the Lakers on Saturday though, so this one should be closer than the standings might have you think.

Player Pick: DeMar DeRozan Over 23.5 Total Points @ $2.05

New York Knicks vs Charlotte Hornets
10.30am

Over 224 Total Points

It’s been nothing but misery for the Knicks lately as they find themselves in the midst of a serious three-game skid. Charlotte, on the other hand, have recent wins over the Nuggets, Bucks and Celtics to their name, while the Kemba Walker madness only continues. The Points Total has resulted in the Over in all of the Hornets’ last five trips to the Garden to face the Knicks, so that looks like the safest play today.

Player Pick: Emmanuel Mudiay Over 13.5 Total Points @ $1.83

Saturday 8th December

Detroit Pistons vs Philadelphia 76ers
10.00am

Pistons To Win @ $2.15

The 17-9 Sixers enter this game coming off a tough road loss to the Raptors on Thursday. It doesn’t get any easier for Philly as they now travel to Detroit to face a Pistons team that sits just four-games behind them on the Eastern Conference ladder. As their 9-4 record suggests, home court advantage is huge for Detroit today as they look to snap a two-game losing streak. Just two days removed from Blake Griffin’s 31-point game against the Bucks, the Pistons should do just that.

Player Pick: Blake Griffin To Score 27+ Points and Pistons To Win @ $4.00

San Antonio Spurs vs Los Angeles Lakers
11.30am

Lakers To Win @ $1.95

It’s a re-do of Thursday’s game between the Spurs and the Lakers, one that saw LeBron go off for a casual 42-points. LA will travel to San Antonio without guard Brandon Ingram as he nurses an ankle injury sustained during Thursday’s win. Not to worry though, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope filled in for Ingram just fine two nights ago contributing with 12-points. The Lakers have now strung together four straight, and they should be able to pick up another over the luckless Spurs.

Milwaukee Bucks vs Golden State Warriors
12.30pm

Under 239.5 Points

Are we looking at a potential Finals preview here? With a 12-2 record at home, the Bucks enter this one as the favourite, but you only have to look at the Warriors’ big win over the Cavs on Thursday to know Golden State are back to full strength. Stephen Curry put up 42-points in the win, while Kevin Durant fell just one assist shy of a triple-double. Even so, Milwaukee rank seventh in the league in defensive rating and Top 10 in rebounds, making the Unders a good play with the winner proving tough to pick.

Friday 7th December

Boston Celtics vs New York Knicks
11.00am

Celtics 1-10 @ $2.70

The Knicks are 8-17 on the year, but you wouldn’t know it judging by their last few games. New York held on for a narrow win at home over the Bucks on Sunday and were unlucky to lose by three to the Wizards two days later. The last time these two teams met back in October Boston survived a late scare to win by only three-points at the Garden. If Emmanuel Mudiay can chip away inside, New York could keep this one closer than it should be.

Player Pick: Kyrie Irving to Score 26+ Points and Celtics To Win @ $3.00

Portland Trail Blazers vs Phoenix Suns
1.00pm

Over 215.5 Total Points

This lines up as a tough game to read between two teams at the opposite ends of the Western Conference. The Blazers have now lost seven of their last 10-games, while the 4-20 Suns are riding a six-game losing streak. The Total has resulted in the Over in 58.3% of Portland’s games this season, which seems on point considering Damian Lillard has scored at least 30-points in four of his last five games. This should be one for the Blazers to get things back on track at home.

Utah Jazz vs Houston Rockets
1.30pm

Rockets To Win @ $2.05

This is a big game for the 11-12 Rockets as they hope to turn their season around. A win on the road over the Jazz would see them leapfrog Utah for the 11th spot in the Western Conference, although no one would blame you for having little faith in Houston right now. The Rockets are 5-5 in their last 10-games, but the play of Clint Capela has been encouraging. Alongside James Harden, who leads the league in scoring, Capela has posted a double-double in eight of his last 10-games. Utah, meanwhile, boast a hapless 3-6 record at home.

Player Pick: James Harden To Score 30+ Points and Rockets To Win @ $5.00

Thursday 6th December

Toronto Raptors vs Philadelphia 76ers
11.00am

Sixers at the Line (+6 Points)

The 20-5 Raptors sit atop the Eastern Conference, but their home loss to the Nuggets on Tuesday showed just how dependable they are on Kyle Lowry. Playing despite a back injury, Lowry shot 1-of-7 from the field for five-points. Toronto looked flat without one of their best mid-range shooters, and with his health still questionable, it plays into the hands of the Sixers tonight. The only way to stifle Philly is from the perimeter, which is difficult with Lowry less than 100%. Kawhi Leonard should lap up the extra ball-time, but look for the league’s leading rebounder Joel Embiid to capitalise and keep Philly within reach.

Player Pick: Kawhi Leonard To Be The Games Top Points Scorer @ $4.00

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Charlotte Hornets
11.00am

Wolves 1-10 @ $2.80

Things are really starting to click for the Wolves in the aftermath of the Jimmy Butler trade. Now at 12-12, Minnesota have won seven of their last 10-games thanks to a concerted effort that sees them rank third in defensive rating in the same time span. Karl Anthony-Towns cemented his All-Star bid with 24-points and 11-rebounds two days ago in the Wolves’ blowout win over the Rockets, while the outside presence of Robert Covington is really helping them spread the floor. There’s a lot to like about this Minnesota side right now.

Los Angeles Lakers vs San Antonio Spurs
1.30pm

Lakers 11+ @ $2.25

Having now lost six of their last 10-games, the 11-13 Spurs are going nowhere fast. San Antonio have a miserable 4-9 road record, and after losing by 34-points to the Jazz yesterday, there’s no reprieve in sight as they travel to face a Lakers team on a three-game win streak. LeBron scored 22-points on 9-of-17 shooting during Monday’s win over the Suns, while Lonzo Ball also impressed with four steals. In their last 10-games the Lakers have held the sixth best defensive rating in the league, which should be more than enough to hold DeMar DeRozan and Lamarcus Aldridge quiet.

Player Pick: LeBron James to Score 30+ Points and Lakers Win @ $3.00

Wednesday 5th December

Miami Heat vs Orlando Magic
10.30am

Magic To Win @ $2.20

After storming inside the Eastern Conference’s Top 8, the 11-12 Magic have cooled off recently winning just five of their last 10-games. They do however have a match up advantage with Nikola Vucevic playing on Heat center Hasaan Whiteside today. We’ve seen Miami’s big man struggle with tough assignments before, while we’ve also seen Vucevic annihilate premier centers on more than one occasion. Vucevic put up 25-points and 15 rebounds on Deandre Ayton two nights ago, which makes the Magic very likable at these odds.

Dallas Mavericks vs Portland Trail Blazers
11.30am

Mavericks to Beat The Line (-2 Points)

Nobody wants a piece of Dallas and Luka Doncic right now, especially at home. The Mavericks are 9-2 at American Airlines Center, and they are certainly capable of taking down a Trail Blazers team that has seriously fallen from grace. Portland have won just three of their last 10-games and are currently ranked 20th in overall defensive rating. That spells a big game from King Luka and the rest of the Mavs offence.

Utah Jazz vs San Antonio Spurs
12.00pm

Over 214 Total Points

The Jazz and the Spurs had high hopes for the season, which has so far been a short-lived dream. Both sides sit in the cellar of the Western Conference having now lost six of their last 10-games. No one would blame you for having zero confidence in either side head-to-head, but the Total has resulted in the Over in seven of their last 10 meetings, so that looks the safest play today.

Tuesday 4th December

Detroit Pistons vs Oklahoma City Thunder
10.00am

Pistons 1-10 @ $3.40

Now at 14-7 on the year, the Thunder have stormed into the third spot in the Western Conference after winning seven of their last 10-games. OKC have also improved their road record along the way, but they now come face-to-face with a red hot Pistons team riding a five game winning streak. According to Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin is revolutionizing the power-forward position – and it shows in his stats having put up 26-points in a win over Golden State last week. The Thunder have shown a tendency to struggle with the big men this year, so expect another big one from Griffin and Andre Drummond.

Toronto Raptors vs Denver Nuggets
10.30am

Nuggets At The Line (+7 Points)

The 15-7 Nuggets have strung together five straight wins, two of which came on the road over Oklahoma City and Portland last week. Defensively Denver are one of the best teams in the league, while the Raptors rank Top 5 in points-per-game. It’s never wise to back against Toronto at home, but this Denver defence is something special. Juancho Hernangomez and Paul Millsap combined for 21 rebounds in the win over the Blazers, so look for the Nuggets to keep this close.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Houston Rockets
11.00am

Over 222 Total Points

The 11-11 Rockets head to Minnesota as the two-point favourite, but it’s the Points market you’ll want to pay attention to tonight. Not only are both of these sides horribly inconsistent at the moment, the Total has resulted in the Over in eight straight games for Houston. It’s no surprise to learn James Harden is the man responsible, as the star shooting guard put up 54-points last week in a loss to the Wizards.

Fear the Beard: James Harden to Score 10+ Points in the 1st Quarter @ $3.00

Saturday 1st December

Detroit Pistons vs Chicago Bulls
10.00am

Under 216.5 Total Points @ $1.91

The 5-17 Bulls are fresh from a narrow three-point loss to the Bucks on Thursday behind 48 combined points from Jabari Parker and Zach LaVine. Chicago have lost their last two games by no more than three-points, and have covered the line in 50% of their match ups this season. A trip to face the Pistons on the road is tough, especially considering Detroit’s 7-3 home record. The Unders looks a good play here.

Philadelphia 76ers vs Washington Wizards
10.00am

Sixers 1-10 @ $2.40

The 15-8 Sixers have won seven of their last 10-games losing just once at home. Washington, on the other hand, fell by as many as 21-points on the road against the Pelicans on Thursday, which raises further concern with so many off-court dramas going on. Philly have shown tremendous fight over the last fortnight when they’re challenge in the fourth quarter, but this figures to be another game the Sixers can squeak out late.

Friday 30th November

Golden State Warriors vs Toronto Raptors
11.00am

Raptors 11+ @ $1.90

Steph Curry teased us with a possible return ahead of this game. It’s safe to say his inclusion would have made it a blockbuster, but as the odds suggest, this has Golden State loss written all over it. The Warriors return from a three day break after defeating the Magic on Tuesday, while the 18-4 Raptors hope to extend their winning streak to seven games. Toronto are winning at home by an average margin of 11.2-points, and with DeMar DeRozan sitting Top 20 in points-per-game and Kyle Lowry leading the league in assists, you just can’t back against the Raptors.

First Player to Score 10-Points: Kevin Durant @ $2.75

Los Angeles Lakers vs Indiana Pacers
1.30pm

Under 218 Total Points

Despite winning six of their last 10 games, the 13-8 Pacers haven’t beaten the Lakers in LA since 2015. Indiana are one of the few teams performing better on the road than they are at home this season, but it’s hard to see them upsetting the Lakers upon their return to the Staples Center. Fortunately, there is a worthwhile bet to be made today – the Total has resulted in the Under in close to 70% of LA’s games this season.

Sacramento Kings vs Los Angeles Clippers
1.30pm

Clippers 1-10 @ $3.10

The 14-6 Clippers are fresh from a road win last night over the Suns. Danilio Gallinari tied a season-high with his 27-point effort, while Boban Marjanovic chipped in with 12 handy rebounds. Now sitting atop the Western Conference, the Clips are firing on all cylinders right now. The Kings, meanwhile, continue to flirt with a winning record, and although they hold home court advantage in this one, keep in mind Sacramento are 2-8 in their last 10 games against LA.

First Player to Score 10-Points: Danilo Gallinari @ $4.00

Thursday 29th November

Milwaukee Bucks vs Chicago Bulls
11.00am

Bucks to Beat The Line (-13.5 Points)

The 14-6 Bucks sit second in the East after falling by three-points to the Hornets on Tuesday. Milwaukee last met Chicago a fortnight ago, a game the Bucks won comfortably by 19-points. The 5-16 Bulls aren’t a team that travels well, and they certainly aren’t a team that can control the glass. The Bulls rank third-last in the league in rebound percentage, which should literally play into Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton’s hands.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs San Antonio Spurs
11.00am

Wolves 1-10 @ $2.75

Since trading Jimmy Butler the Wolves have flunked to 11th in the Western Conference, although they are flirting with a .500 record after winning six of their last 10. In that time frame Minnesota hold the fourth best defensive rating in the league, which has helped them earn wins over the Blazers and Pelicans. At home the Wolves are 8-3, but they’ve typically kept things close in front of their home fans. Against a DeMar DeRozan and company, this should be another nailbiter.

New Orleans Pelicans vs Washington Wizards
11.00am

Pelicans 1-10 @ $2.50

The Wizards remain 2-7 on the road this year, which makes the Pelicans great value at home in this blockbuster match up between two under-performing teams. Interestingly enough, the Pelicans and the Wizards have been piling on the points this week, with both ranking Top 10 in points-per-game. Still, the Wizards have a variety of off-court issues to address with Bradley Beal and John Wall’s trade rumors, which could easily play a huge distraction ahead of this trip to New Orleans.

Wednesday 28th November

Detroit Pistons vs New York Knicks
10.00am

Under 220.5 Total Points

The Knicks have strung together three straight wins including victories over the Celtics, Pelicans and Grizzlies. Two of those came on the road, so a victory today in Detroit isn’t entirely out of the question. Of course, let’s not forget the Pistons are one of the toughest teams to beat at home this year and are also riding a two-game win streak of their own. Ranking top three in offensive and defensive rebounds, it’s unlikely the Knicks get the better of Detroit today, and since 13 of their last 19 games have resulted in the Under, the Points market seems a sensible play.

Memphis Grizzlies vs Toronto Raptors
11.00am

Under 205 Total Points

Both of these sides have won seven of their last 10 games, but it’s the 17-4 Raptors that enter as the favourite. Toronto are one of only five teams in the league to hold a winning record both at home and on the road, but it’s worth nothing both the Raptors and the Grizzlies rank inside the Top 10 in overall defensive rating this season. It’s unlikely Memphis has the talent to keep up with Toronto from the field, but with both playing tight D, this should be a bit of a low-scorer.

Denver Nuggets vs Los Angeles Lakers
12.00pm

Lakers To Win @ $2.50

The Lakers’ gameplan looks pretty simple: have guys like Brandon Ingram and Kyle Kuzma do the work while LeBron James finishes the job. It appears to be working for the time being, and as a result LeBron is shooting close to a career high in three-point percentage. LA have had plenty of ups and downs over the last week, both of which came against the Magic. This looks like a perfect game for the Lakers to make up for it on the road against a Nuggets side struggling for points.

Tuesday 27th November

Charlotte Hornets vs Milwaukee Bucks
10.00am

Hornets To Win @ $2.70

The 9-10 Hornets return back to Charlotte having lost both of their road games by narrow margins last week. In case you haven’t heard, Kemba Walker is making a serious All-Star case, which in turn has helped the Hornets rank Top 10 in points-per-game. There’s no doubt the Bucks are a tough team to face right now, but their 4-3 record on the road is pretty so-so. These two teams have played out some very close affairs recently, with their last four games decided by no more than five-points. These are nice odds for the Hornets to provide some value.

Player Pick: Kemba Walker to Score 10+ Points in the 1st Quarter @ $4.00

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Minnesota Timberwolves
10.00am

Cavs at the Line (+6 Points)

Cleveland is once again BelieveLand, at least for the time being. The Cavs have strung together two straight over the Sixers and Rockets, which has some fans buying into the Cavs’ comeback. Really, this looks like nothing more than a fluke-ish hot streak, but one thing is certain: Collin Sexton is the real deal. The rookie put up 29-points against Houston, adding another threat alongside Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson on the perimeter. There’s a bit of belief back in Cleveland, so you need to ride it while it lasts.

Chicago Bulls vs San Antonio Spurs
11.00am

Under 215.5 Points

You can see this Bulls team trending in the right direction, but it’s baby steps for now. Chicago continue to frustrate punters, especially against teams they should really be competitive against. The Spurs are by far the superior team, so there’s no use backing either side head-to-head here. The Bulls and Spurs do rank in the bottom half of the league in points-per-game though, which suggests this one should be relatively low-scoring.

Monday 26th November

Brooklyn Nets vs Philadelphia 76ers
9.00am

Sixers 1-10 @ $3.10

The Sixers suffered their first home loss of the season to the lowly Cavs on Saturday. Even with Jimmy Butler, Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid putting up over 20-points, Philly struggled to contain the Cavs from three-point land. The 8-12 Nets don’t pose quite the same threat from the field, however Brooklyn have shown a tendency to push some of the league’s elite teams to the brink this season. After three days rest, don’t be surprised if the Nets take this one down to the wire.

Sacramento Kings vs Utah Jazz
11.00am AEDT

Kings To Win @ $2.35

These two sides met only four days ago, a game Sacramento won on the road by nine-points. The 10-9 Kings hold a poor recent record against the Jazz, however this season they rank Top 3 in three-point percentage. Yesterday the Kings lost narrowly by a point to Golden State, and with a 5-3 home record, you have to like them at this price.

Portland Trail Blazers vs Los Angeles Clippers
12.00pm AEDT

Under 227 Total Points

With the Warriors wounded, the Blazers had every opportunity to take control of the Western Conference, but have so far failed. Portland have now lost two straight by wide margins, which makes them hard to back as the favourite today. The Clippers, who currently sit atop the Conference, look a nice price in the head-to-head market, but their 4-5 record on the road says otherwise. The Total has resulted in the Under in four of the last five meetings between these two, so play it safe.

Saturday 24th November

Chicago Bulls vs Miami Heat
11.00am AEDT

Under 214 Total Points

The Bulls have one of the youngest and most exciting line ups in the league, and despite their ups and downs this season, have provided plenty of value in the Points market. In total, 61% of the Bulls’ games have resulted in the Under, which looks like a smart play today at home today against the Heat.

Indiana Pacers vs San Antonio Spurs
11.00am AEDT

Pacers 1-10

The Spurs are riding a serious two game losing skid to go along with their miserable 2-6 away record. San Antonio were blown out on the road in New Orleans last week, while the Pacers have been one of the better teams at home to start the season. Indiana beat the Jazz at home by 17-points earlier in the week thanks to 21-points from Bojan Bogdanovic. The Pacers will need to rely on a similar performance from the big man with Victor Oladipo still out.

Denver Nuggets vs Orlando Magic
12.00pm AEDT

Magic at the Line (+7.5 Points)

The Nuggets are one of the best defensive teams in the league and a win today could see them potentially leapfrog Golden State for fifth in the Western Conference. Denver are 7-3 at home, so it’s tough to back against them head-to-head, however the Magic haves shown plenty of resolve against much more talented opponents this season. The Magic fell two points short to the Raptors on Wednesday thanks to a last second shot in the final few seconds. They also beat the Lakers and the Sixers last week, so expect them to keep this close.

Thursday 22nd November

Philadelphia 76ers vs New Orleans Pelicans
10.00am AEDT

Sixers 11+ @ $2.70

The 10-7 Pelicans take a trip to Philadelphia today to take on the Sixers and their three-game win streak. Philly’s acquisition of Jimmy Butler has already paid big dividends for the playoff hopefuls, and as their undefeated 9-0 record at home suggests, the Sixers remain untouchable at Wells Fargo Center. The Pelicans on the road have been less convincing – they’ve lost three games by 10-points or more this season. Given their form, take the Sixers in a blowout.

San Antonio Spurs vs Memphis Grizzlies
11.30am AEDT

Grizzlies at the Line (+2.5 Points)

Four straight now for the Grizzlies. They’ve been rolling along nicely this month, and from a punting perspective, Memphis have been rather kind. The Grizzlies currently hold the best record at the line (11-5) in the league, and their second-best rated defence should see them come through today against a tough Spurs side on the road.

Utah Jazz vs Sacramento Kings
12.00pm AEDT

Over 219 Total Points

Don’t look now, but close to 65% of Utah’s games have resulted in the Over this season. The Kings on the other hand, have quickly turned into one of the surprise upset contenders of the season, in large part thanks to their strong offence which ranks ninth in points-per-game. Likewise, 10 of Sacramento’s 17 games have resulted in the Over this year, making the points market a likeable play today.

Wednesday 21st November

Orlando Magic vs Toronto Raptors
10.00am AEDT

Magic To Win @ $2.90

Sitting sixth in the Eastern Conference, a win today for the Magic would make it 4/4 during this home stand. The 13-4 Raptors await, but despite their strong record on the road, Toronto will need to rely heavily on Kawhi Leonard with Kyle Lowry still nursing an ankle injury. Lowry is reportedly a game-time decision, but if he does indeed sit, the Raptors will be without one of their most efficient field goal shooters.

Washington Wizards vs Los Angeles Clippers
10.00am AEDT

Clippers to Beat The Line (-1.5 Points)

It’s meltdown mode in Washington right now as the Wizards are entertaining the idea of potentially trading John Wall and Bradley Beal. Head coach Scott Brooks is doing his best to cover up the disastrous start to the season, but as far as punting is concerned, you can’t touch the Wizards right now. The Clippers on the other hand, have won seven of their last eight games on their way to a 10-6 record at the line. Even on the road, stick with LA today.

Miami Heat vs Brooklyn Nets
10.30am AEDT

Over 216 Total Points

At 6-10, it’s already looking like a lost year for the Heat in Dwyane Wade’s farewell season. Miami have lost their last two games, and although a win today could see them leapfrog Brooklyn for the ninth spot in the East, the Nets have shown they are capable of an upset on any given occasion. Unfortunately, both of these sides are way too unpredictable, but there is one thing you can hang your hat on: 11 of the Heat’s 16 games this year have resulted in the Over.

Tuesday 20th November

Charlotte Hornets vs Boston Celtics
10.00am AEDT

Over 218 Total Points

It’s Kyrie Irving vs. Kemba Walker tonight, two of the league’s hottest and most in-form scorers right now. Walker dropped 60-points in a three-point loss to the Sixers on Sunday, while Irving went off for 43 against the Raptors on Saturday. It’s doubtful we see a repeat of those numbers, but with both players finding nothing but net, the Points total set for this game looks a little narrow.

New Orleans Pelicans vs San Antonio Spurs
11.00am AEDT

Pelicans 1-10 @ $2.40

The Spurs are fresh from a 12-point home win over the under-strength Warriors, so they are probably the team to beat, right? Unfortunately, the Spurs are hardly a strong team on the road having lost five of their seven games away from home. That makes this trip to New Orleans all the more difficult, especially against a Pelicans side that are 7-1 at home. DeMar DeRozan is playing out of his skin right now, so this game should remain close, but with the West basically up for grabs right now, New Orleans should continue to work their way up.

Memphis Grizzlies vs Dallas Mavericks
11.00am AEDT

Under 228 Total Points

Just like that, the Mavs have won four straight games. Dallas pulled off the unthinkable against the Warriors on Sunday, challenging Golden State and Kevin Durant to win by three-points in overtime . A tough trip to Memphis awaits, and as their 1-6 road record suggests, the Mavs are likely to struggle. In Dallas’ favour though is the Grizzlies’ scoring troubles, something the Mavs can attest to. The Under should be the safest play.

Monday 19th November

Miami Heat vs Los Angeles Lakers
9.00am AEDT

Heat at the Line (+1.5 Points)

The Lakers have won six of their last 10 games, but their Florida road trip got off to a rocky start on Saturday against the Magic. Similar to last season, LA have been notoriously inconsistent away from home, which fits in nicely with their 3-7 record against the Heat. Unfortunately, it’s hard to trust Miami straight up, but since they are one of the Top 10 teams in both offensive and defensive rebounds, the line looks handy.

Washington Wizards vs Portland Trail Blazers
9.00am AEDT

Wizards To Win @ $2.05

The Blazers might be faking it ’till they make it. Although Portland sit second in the Western Conference behind the Warriors, keep in mind they’ve lost their last two games on the road by wide margins. The Wizards slipped up last week against the Nets at home but they remain one of the better ball handling teams in the league when it comes to turnovers. In case that isn’t enough, Washington are also 4-2 in their last six home games vs. Portland.

San Antonio Spurs vs Golden State Warriors
10.00am AEDT

Spurs 1-10 @ $3.20

What a week it’s been for the defending champs. There’s been on court drama between Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant, Steph Curry’s injury, and a handful of losses against much-lesser opponents. The most recent of which came against Luka Doncic and the Mavs yesterday in overtime, and as a result, the Spurs go into this one as the home favourite. In case you missed it, DeMar DeRozan is doing some pretty freakish things with the ball right now, including putting up 34-points against the Clippers on Saturday.

Saturday 17th November

Philadelphia 76ers vs Utah Jazz
10.00am AEDT

Sixers 11+ @ $2.75

It was hardly the start to the Jimmy Butler honeymoon the Sixers were hoping for. Philly lost 111-106 against the Magic on Thursday, but they now travel back to the Wells Fargo Center where they are a perfect 7-0 at home. The Jazz, meanwhile, are fresh from a 50-point loss to the Mavs which sent them plummeting down to 21st in overall offensive rating. It was a quiet night for Butler against Orlando, but now that he’s had time to settle in, expect a Philly bounce back.

Washington Wizards vs Brooklyn Nets
10.00am AEDT

Wizards 1-10 @ $2.50

The Wizards are finally spinning their wheels now, and wouldn’t you know it, they’ve won three straight, all of which have been by convincing margins. Now averaging 22.3 points-per-game, it appears as though Bradley Beal is really starting to heat up, and you could almost make an early All-Star case for him. At the opposite end of the spectrum, the Nets have now lost three straight, and with a poor record on the road, this should be a cruisy victory for Washington.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Portland Trail Blazers
11.00am AEDT

Timberwolves at The Line (+1.5 Points)

It almost felt like a weight had been lifted off the Wolves’ shoulders on Thursday night. Without Jimmy Butler, Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins enjoyed free rein on their way to a combined 48-points. Minnesota looked particularly strong in transition, almost as strong as their 6-1 record at home. It’s worth noting the Wolves are one of the worst defensive teams in the league though, while the Blazers are one of the top scoring sides ranked seventh in points-per-game. With the team finally free of distraction though, Minnesota should be able to keep this one close.

Friday 16th November

Houston Rockets vs Golden State Warriors
11.00am AEDT

Rockets 1-10 @ $3.20

Without Steph Curry and Draymond Green, the Warriors open as the rare underdogs ahead of today’s grudge match against the Rockets. It’s a rematch of last year’s Western Conference Final, and if you’ll recall, Golden State did lose two of their four games at the Toyota Centre. Houston have seriously improved over the last week, in large part thanks to Clint Capela. It’s doubtful he’ll shoot anywhere close to 73% from the field again tonight, but if he can put up 20+ points alongside James Harden, Houston will be tough to beat.

Denver Nuggets vs Atlanta Hawks
12.00pm AEDT

Under 222 Total Points @ $1.91

The Hawks have to feel pretty good about their performance against the under-strength Warriors on Wednesday. Atlanta took it to the reigning champs right up until the final buzzer, only to fall short by seven-points. As far as today goes, it’s well documented that the Nuggets are one of the best defensive teams in the league, but neither of these sides are particularly exciting from the field or on the glass. The Hawks young rookies should struggle against Denver’s defensive zones, but still take the Unders and play it safe.

Los Angeles Clippers vs San Antonio Spurs
1.30pm AEDT

Clippers 1-10 @ $2.60

These two sides have split their last 10 meetings five games apiece, although the Spurs will be feeling less than confident heading to Los Angeles after losing by 20 to the Suns yesterday. San Antonio have now lost two straight and are a miserable 2-4 on the road, making it hard to back Greg Popovich’s side here. The Clippers, meanwhile, are still riding the highs of Tuesday’s big win over the Warriors in overtime, making the hosts a great margin bet on two days rest.

Thursday 15th November

Orlando Magic vs Philadelphia 76ers
10.00am AEDT

Sixers Lead At End of Every Quarter @ $2.70

Jimmy Butler makes his debut this morning for the Sixers, and it appears the bookies are feeling generous with the spread. Orlando have shown upset capability this season, but in case you missed it, the Sixers are 7-0 at home. With another mouth to feed, all eyes will be on Butler in this game, who has big shoes to fill as he takes Robert Covington’s place.

Boston Celtics vs Chicago Bulls
10.30am AEDT

Under 211 Total Points @ $1.91

Celtics guard Kyrie Irving has been quite vocal on his team’s struggles to start the season, suggesting the team could use a veteran big man capable of scoring points. Whether or not he was referring to Carmelo Anthony is another story, but as far as today’s game goes, it’s safe to expect minimal points. The Bulls have been one of the most frustrating sides when it comes to scoring, averaging the eighth fewest points-per-game, just two spots ahead of the Celtics.

Los Angeles Lakers vs Portland Trail Blazers
1.30pm AEDT

Blazers To Win @ $2.30

This is probably one of the best value picks of the season. The Blazers currently sit just one-game behind Golden State in the Western Conference standings, and are riding the coattails of a handy four-game win streak. The Lakers? Well they too feature their own three-game win streak, but in case you hadn’t heard, the Blazers currently rank Top 10 in both offensive and defensive rebounds this season. Portland look way over the odds at this price, even with Damian Lillard less than 100%.

Wednesday 14th November

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Charlotte Hornets
10.00am AEDT

Under 219.5 Total Points @ $1.91

The Cavs have just one win to their name after 12-games of basketball, and it’s not about to get any easier today against the Hornets. Charlotte are who we thought they were – a fringe playoff team – but they are also one of the better scoring sides in the league ranking fifth in points-per-game. The Hornets will likely win this one comfortably, but the Cavs poor shooting record from the field makes the Unders a nice bet.

Denver Nuggets vs Houston Rockets
12.00pm AEDT

Nuggets to Beat The Line (-4.5 Points)

Quite the fascinating game between two of the West’s top contenders. On one hand, you’ve got James Harden, who just put up 40-points on the Pacers two days ago. On the other, you’ve got the Nuggets, one of the best defensive sides in the league. It’s a risky play either way, but the Nuggets have proven themselves, while the Rockets, even with Harden, have struggled against the Thunder and Spurs over the last fortnight. Until the Rockets show us otherwise, take Denver at the line.

Golden State Warriors vs Atlanta Hawks
12.30pm AEDT

Warriors to Beat The Line (-12 Points)

The Warriors suffered their fourth loss of the season last night against the Clippers. It took an extra quarter of overtime, but it was a frustrating night for the reigning champs after Kevin Durant fouled out with three minutes to go. Golden State will take their anger out on the Hawks tonight, which only means one thing: a likely beat-down. They’ll have to do it without Steph Curry who hopes to return this week from a groin strain, but keep in mind, the Dubs lost back-to-back games only once last season.

Tuesday 13th November

Chicago Bulls vs Dallas Mavericks
11.00am AEDT

Bulls To Win @ $2.05

Fred Hoiberg’s tenure as Chicago’s new coach is already off to a rocky start, with the Bulls boasting an ugly 4-9 record. Chicago don’t play defence, but they have been competitive against lesser (or equal) opponents over the last fortnight. Again, everything relies on Zach LaVine and Jabari Parker, both of whom combined for 37-points in the win over the Cavs on Sunday. Dallas are 0-6 on the road, so bank on the Bulls giving their home fans something to cheer about in this already lost season.

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Phoenix Suns
11.00am AEDT

Over 215 Total Points

The Thunder are rolling along nicely, and despite Sunday’s shock loss to the Mavericks, OKC have still won seven of their last 10 games. To hold a record like that, you have to play some pretty strong defence, and it’s not surprising to learn the Thunder currently rank second behind the Celtics in overall defensive rating. Billy Donovan’s side have piled on the point this season against less talented opponents, putting up 100-points or more against the Hornets, Wizards and Pelicans. The Over looks a nice play here against Phoenix.

Los Angeles Clippers vs Golden State Warriors
1.30pm AEDT

Over 224.5 Total Points

The Dubs haven’t had everything their own way. The Bucks put the entire league on notice when they beat Golden State at home last week, and with the Clippers riding in from a win over the same Milwaukee side on Sunday, this shapes up as a must-watch game. If you’re feeling bold, taking the Clippers straight up certainly isn’t out of the question, but both of these sides have been less than convincing on defence to start the year, particularly when it comes to rebounds. This should be a good old fashioned West Coast points-fest.

Monday 12th November

Portland Trail Blazers vs Boston Celtics
12.00am AEDT

Celtics To Win @ $2.10

Portland were less than convincing in their win over the Clippers last time out however they are full of confidence having won their last three games and an overall record of 9-3. Boston are on a bad road trip at the moment having lost 3 out of 4 so far and are in dire need of salvaging something out of this block of games. Kyrie Irving will be a big boost for the team having missed the game against Utah.

Los Angeles Lakers vs Atlanta Hawks
1.30pm AEDT

Lebron James Over 44.5 (Points, Rebounds, Assists @ $1.80

Lebron James and the Los Angeles Lakers are started to build momentum in season 2018/19. After starting the season 2-5, they have now won their 4 of their last 5 games. Lebron James has been their main attacking weapon. During this winning sequence, he has averaged 24.8 points and sic assists. His is also shooting the ball from beyond the arc well, shooting 42.3% from deep in November. This trend should continue here today.

Sunday 11th November

Chicago Bulls vs Cleveland Cavaliers
11.00am AEDT

Bulls 1-10

Nobody expected much from the Cavs this season, but this? Through 11 games, Cleveland have just one win to their name, and don’t look like earning a second one in a hurry. In case you hadn’t heard, it’s tough to win when you can’t score points, and not surprisingly, the Cavs rank dead last in three-pointers made. To be fair, the Bulls aren’t anything special this year either, but the combination of Zach LaVine and Jabari Parker continues to provide points. Take Chicago in a close one at home.

San Antonio Spurs vs Houston Rockets
11.30am AEDT

Spurs To Win @ $2.10

The Rockets might have James Harden back, but as we saw on Friday, they still have major issues. Houston were pumped 98-80 by the Thunder in OKC, and their long road trip continues today as they travel to face the Spurs. Greg Popovich’s team are 4-2 at home to start the year, and are looking to end a two-game skid to keep themselves in fifth place in the Western Conference. The Spurs look well over the odds here, and if they can spread the floor and shutdown the Rockets from the perimeter, this is their game to lose.

Saturday 10th November

Orlando Magic vs Washington Wizards
10.00am AEDT

Under 219 Total Points

On their day the Magic look capable of an upset, but at home? Not so much. Orlando are 2-5 at on their home court and are still a little too unpredictable to back straight up, even if they are over the odds here. The Magic are also averaging the fewest points-per-game this year, which coupled with the Wizards’ slow start, has the makings of a low-scoring affair.

Philadelphia 76ers vs Charlotte Hornets
10.00am AEDT

Hornets To Win @ $2.90

The Hornets are always a nice upset pick, and having now won two straight, these are nice odds for Charlotte to pull off a road win over Philly tonight. Ben Simmons had a triple-double in the win over the Pacers two days ago, but the Hornets are of the best field-goal shooting sides in the competition. Charlotte are equally as successful from beyond the arc, three days rest following their 11-point win over the Hawks on Wednesday, the Hornets are more than capable of ending Philly’s undefeated streak at home.

Denver Nuggets vs Brooklyn Nets
12.00pm AEDT

Under 210.5 Total Points

The Nuggets have the second best defensive rating in the league, however they do rank in the bottom half of the league in offensive points-per-game. The Nets are quietly flirting with a .500 record, but they too have struggled to string together consecutive high-scoring nights from the field and on the glass. If numbers mean anything, this points toward’s a low-scoring game.

Friday 9th November

Phoenix Suns vs Boston Celtics
10.30am AEDT

Under 212.5 Points

Boston’s lengthy road trip continues against the Suns. The Celtics have now lost two straight to the Bucks and Pacers, while head coach Brad Stevens has plenty of questions to field following his teams poor offensive start. Boston are the best team in the league defensively, but rank bottom five in points-per-game. There’s an obvious lack of spark compared to last year, and there’s likely a few disgruntled names in the line up right now, including Jaylen Brown. The Celtics should win this one against the lowly Suns, but just don’t expect it to be too high-scoring.

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Houston Rockets
11.00am AEDT

Rockets 1-10 @ $2.80

After starting the season 1-5, the Rockets have stormed back into playoff contention following James Harden’s return. Houston have now won three straight, and go into this home game well rested following a three day break. The Thunder on the other hand, return to the court on short rest after yesterday’s nine-point win over the Pacers. OKC have won only three of their last 10-games against Houston, and although they’ve been kind to punters at the line this year, the Thunder should fall just short on the road.

Portland Trail Blazers vs Los Angeles Clippers
1.00pm AEDT

Over 224 Total Points

Both Portland the Clippers rank Top 10 in points-per-game to start the year, and it just so happens LA’s Monrezl Harrell sits third in field-goal percentage. The Total has gone Over in four of the Clippers’ last six home games, which suggests the Points market is the play today.

Thursday 8th November

Atlanta Hawks vs New York Knicks
10.30am AEDT

Hawks To Win @ $2.05

This game might be a tough watch between two ‘tankers’, but it does hold some value in the head-to-head market. The Hawks are 2-2 at home so far this season, while the Knicks have lost their last two straight. The line suggests this one will be close, especially with both teams ranking in the bottom half of the league in points-per-game. Atlanta are 4-1 in their last five games when playing at home against the Knicks, making them a great chance if their rookies are up to the challenge.

Miami Heat vs San Antonio Spurs
10.30am AEDT

Over 225 Total Points

Neither the Heat nor the Spurs have been particularly strong defensively over the first month of the season. On the flip side, neither have been all that consistent from game to game, making the Points market the only sensible play today. The Total has gone Over in five of San Antonio’s last seven games on the road in Miami.

Utah Jazz vs Dallas Mavericks
12.00pm AEDT

Jazz 1-10 @ $2.40

Would you believe the Jazz are 0-4 at home this season? After such a strong playoff push last year, many thought Utah would be almost unbeatable at home this year, but so far they’ve lost to the Warriors, Grizzlies (twice) and Raptors. Fortunately, today might be the day the Jazz finally delight the home faithful with the Mavericks in town. In similar fashion, Dallas are 0-5 on the road to start the year, and are 1-5 in their last six games on the road in Utah.

Tuesday 6th November

Indiana Pacers vs Houston Rockets
10.00am AEDT

Rockets To Win @ $1,95

The odds could swing in this one late, so make sure you load up early. Houston welcomed James Harden back on Sunday, and even with Eric Gordon out injured, the Rockets still managed to make short work of the Bulls. Gordon has been ruled out for today’s game, which leaves the bulk of the shooting work in Harden and James Ennis III’s hands. Fortunately, Ennis shot close to 63% from the field on Sunday, an effort he’ll need to replicate tonight if the Rockets are to get their season back on track.

New York Knicks vs Chicago Bulls
10.30am AEDT

Under 216 Total Points

It should come as no surprise to learn the Knicks and Bulls rank inside the bottom 10 in points-per-game this season. Both teams failed to make it past 100-points in their last game, and since each team has been equally as poor defensively, the Points market is the only safe play in this one. The Total has resulted in the Under in six of the last 10 meetings between the Knicks and Bulls.

Denver Nuggets vs Boston Celtics
12.00pm AEDT

Celtics To Win @ $2.20

This is a fascinating match up between two low-scoring teams. It’s also a big statement game for the Celtics, who have been pretty so-so on the road this season. Don’t look now, but the Nuggets are 8-1 to start the year, but they’ll meet their match today against the stingiest defence in the league. The Celtics’ offense has been called into question recently, however Kyrie Irving is really starting to find some his mojo. Take the Celtics to bounce back from their narrow one-point loss to the Pacers on Sunday.

Monday 5th November

Brooklyn Nets vs Philadelphia 76ers
9.00am AEDT

Sixers 1-10 @ $2.80

The ebbs and flows of the Nets’ young season continued last week as they slipped up at home against the under-strength Rockets. On their day, Brooklyn are capable of an upset, but this probably isn’t one of them. The Sixers back-up from their 10-point win over the Pistons at home last night, a victory that has now seen Philly string together two-straight. The Sixers won that one without Ben Simmons, and if they can see the same kind of production from Robert Covington and JJ Reddick from three tonight, this should be a close, but comfortable win.

Washington Wizards vs New York Knicks
9.00am AEDT

Knicks at the Line (+6.5 Points)

We hate to beat the same ole’ drum, but what are the bookies seeing in the Wizards right now? Washington are 1-7 to start the season, and to make matters worse, John Wall is currently putting up career-worst numbers in the assists and turnover’s column. The Knicks don’t have a lot to celebrate right now, especially with a 1-3 record on the road. This still figures as a very winnable game for New York though considering Allonzo Trier continues to break out to start the season.

Phoenix Suns vs Memphis Grizzlies
11.00am AEDT

Under 209.5 Total Points

If the line was a little wider, the Suns would be a good play at home against the Grizzlies today. Since that isn’t the case though, the Points market looks like the play considering Memphis currently ranks fourth in the league in overall defensive rating. On the flip side, it’s no surprise to see the Suns rank third from the bottom in that category, however, it is a surprise to see the Grizzlies with the fourth-lowest points-per-game tally in the league. If any of that means anything, this should be a pretty low-scorer.

Sunday 4th November

Chicago Bulls vs Houston Rockets
10.00am AEDT

Rockets 1-10 @ $2.40

James Harden returns for the trip to Chicago tonight, but Houston aren’t out of the woods just yet. Guard Eric Gordon will miss tonight’s game with a sore leg, leaving the 2-5 Rockets at a disadvantage from the field. The Bulls have been a nightmare for punters to start the season, with most of their winning hopes relying on Zach LaVine. Still, Antonio Blakeney has enjoyed a strong start to his second year in the league, and if he put up over 20-points again tonight, the Bulls can keep this close.

San Antonio Spurs vs New Orleans Pelicans
10.30pm AEDT

Spurs to Beat The Line (-2.5 Points)

The line is pretty short ahead of this game, which might be a little generous to the 4-4 Pelicans who have struggled mightily on the road. Anthony Davis has missed two games over the last week, leaving New Orleans shorthanded without their biggest star. He’s playing tonight, but even so, the Pelicans’ miserable 3-21 record in their last 24 games in San Antonio is less than encouraging.

Los Angeles Lakers vs Portland Trail Blazers
12.00pm AEDT

Over 235.5 Total Points

The Lakers have started the season 1-4 in road games, and it’s tough to back them straight up against this 6-2 Blazers team. There is some value in the Points market though, especially with both sides ranking Top 10 in points-per-game so far. Both of these teams have enjoyed a two day break, while LeBron put up a handy 29-point game against the Mavericks on Thursday. This should be quite the barn burner.

Saturday 3rd November

Brooklyn Nets vs Houston Rockets
9.30am AEDT

Nets at The Line (+3 Points)

You can take the dog out of the fight, but you certainly can’t take the MVP out of the Rockets. Houston are winless since James Harden went down with a hamstring injury last week, and to make matters worse for the 1-5 Rockets, they’ll now head to Brooklyn to face an up and about Nets team that won a thriller over the Pistons on Thursday. To be fair, the Nets haven’t been anything special, in fact they are turning the ball over at an alarming rate. But they do have belief and heart on their side, and they’ll certainly feel they can win this against an understrength Houston outfit.

Chicago Bulls vs Indiana Pacers
10.00am AEDT

Under 216 Total Points @ $1.91

The Bulls were pulled apart by the Warriors last week, surrendering a 90-point first half to Golden State in an ugly Klay Thompson fueled blowout. Not surprisingly, Chicago rank in the bottom ten in points-per-game so far, but so do the Pacers, who have endured an up and down start to the year. The Unders market looks a good play between these two slow starters.

Washington Wizards vs Oklahoma City Thunder
10.00am AEDT

Thunder to Win @ $2.25

If you’ve been paying attention to the the Wizards’ early season woes, then these are odds you simply can’t pass up. Washington’s abysmal start to the season has seen them go 0-2 at home, and against a classy side like the Thunder – who by the way, rank second in the league in offensive rebounds – it’s hard to see the Wizards putting up much of a fight. Rumors are that the John Wall and Bradley Beal romance is on the rocks, which doesn’t fill you with confidence considering Russell Westbrook shot 50% from the field two nights ago.

Friday 2nd November

Boston Celtics vs Milwaukee Bucks
10.00am AEDT

Bucks at The Line (+2.5 Points)

Big time statement game between two big time contenders in the East. Plenty called into question the talent around Giannis Antetokounmpo to start the season, but so far, the Bucks have been balling. Milwaukee have been spacing the floor and knocking down contested threes, good for the sixth overall offensive rating in the league. Boston’s defensive efforts have been mighty to start the year, but it’s clear they are lacking a little something on the offensive side of the ball. Take the Bucks to keep this close.

Portland Trail Blazers vs New Orleans Pelicans
12.30pm AEDT

Under 230 Total Points @ $1.91

Both Portland and New Orleans have endured their fair share of ups and downs to start the year, and it’s fair to say, today’s game might be a bit of a playoff preview. It’s also fair to say that this game might be played in close quarters, as the Blazers and Pelicans currently rank Top 10 in overall rebound percentage. Back the Unders in what should be a very defensive and scrappy game.

Thursday 1st November

Brooklyn Nets vs Detroit Pistons
9.30am AEDT

Pistons To Win @ $2.20

The Pistons came undone for the second time in a row yesterday against the Celtics, but they should take heart in the fact they gave Boston a serious run for their money on their home court. Blake Griffin finished with a handy 24-points while Reggie Bullock enjoyed a nice night from the field, and if we consider the Nets shot  40% from the field against a C-grade Knicks defence just two days ago, this should be a nice open night on the floor for Detroit to bounce back.

New York Knicks vs Indiana Pacers
10.00am AEDT

Pacers 1-10 @ $2.60

It’s already become clear that the Pacers probably aren’t up to scratch the with the NBA’s elite. They were manhandled by the Bucks to start the year, and more recently received a 10-point hiding against the Blazers on Tuesday. Indiana have, however, been superior against much weaker opponents, taking care of the Cavs twice already this season as well as the Nets and Grizzlies. Most importantly, the Pacers are 2-2 on the road to start the year, which should have you feeling confident against a selfish Knicks team that’s recorded the second-fewest assists all year.

Los Angeles Lakers vs Dallas Mavericks
12.30am AEDT

Lakers 1-10 @ $2.50

The Lakers might look a 50-win team at best, but on the stat sheet, they’ve quietly been ticking all the boxes. LA rank third in the league in points-per-game, fourth in assists, and fifth in steals. The problem is, not everyone is on the same page, and it’s already apparent it’ll take more than just an MVP season from LeBron to turn this ship around. At home, the Lakers should win, however they do meet a Mavericks team that leads the league in defensive rebound percentage. This should be another nail-biter.

Wednesday 31st October

Orlando Magic vs Sacramento Kings
9.00am AEDT

Kings at the Line (+4.5 Points)

Given the Kings have currently sit ninth in the West following wins over the Thunder, Grizzlies, Wizards and Heat, this feels a little like overs. Sacramento have quickly developed into a tidy shooting team shooting 50% from the field, and as we saw during Tuesday’s win over Miami, when center Willie Cauley Stein is on, the Kings are tough to stop. The big man is averaging close to 18.0 points-per-game to start the season, which might give Orlando’s bigs some trouble.

Boston Celtics vs Detroit Pistons
9.30am AEDT

Under 209.5 Total Points

These two sides square off for the second time in three days after the Celtics took Sunday’s meeting 109-89. Despite Blake Griffin and Jaylen Brown’s terrific starts to the season, the Celtics and the Pistons rank inside the bottom half of the league in points-per-game. With both sides holding four wins apiece, Boston look like they are still warming up, while the lack of bench depth for Detroit makes them a little inconsistent at times. This game should be a nice Unders play between two of the East’s top contenders.

Memphis Grizzlies vs Washington Wizards
10.00am AEDT

Wizards To Win @ $2.10

Neither of these sides have been convincing during the first month of the season. The 3-2 Grizzlies have only managed wins over the Hawks, Jazz and Suns, while the 1-5 Wizards have struggled mightily on the road. Surprisingly enough though, Washington rank ninth in the league in field goal percentage and points-per-game. They’ve endured some tough games against the Raptors, Warriors and Clippers so far, but this is the kind of road game they are more than capable of winning if they get clean looks at the basket.

Tuesday 30th October

New York Knicks vs Brooklyn Nets
9.30am AEDT

Nets To Win @ $2.15

Just 24 hours after giving the Warriors a late scare, the Nets hope to bounce back against the Knicks at the Garden.. Brooklyn were down by as much as 14-points in the fourth quarter before going on a 13-2 run to eventually lose 120-114. Take nothing away from Brooklyn though, it was a gallant effort against an unstoppable Steph Curry. The biggest positive for Brooklyn came in the form of Caris LeVert, who was a demon in the paint finishing with 23-points. That kind of performance again tonight could give the Knicks trouble.

Chicago Bulls vs Golden State Warriors
10.00am AEDT

Bulls at the Line (+11 Points)

The Bulls have enjoyed a handy two day’s rest following their win over the Hawks on Saturday, while Golden State, meanwhile, travel from Brooklyn just 24 hours after surviving a last minute scare against the Nets. Steph Curry is up to his usual tricks right now, including breaking the record for most three-pointers made in consecutive games. Still, Zach LaVine is quietly doing some big things himself in Chicago, and another 20+ plus point effort should see the Bulls within 10-points during the fourth.

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Los Angeles Lakers
10.00am AEDT

Timberwolves to Win @ $1.87

This seems a little like Overs, which has become a common theme given the Wolves’ off-court distractions so far this season. Even with the locker room in turmoil though, Jimmy Butler continues to put up big numbers, but he’ll especially be looking to make up for his lousy four-point performance against the Bucks last week. With three days rest, and home-court advantage, these are nice odds for the Wolves against a very hit and miss Lakers side.

Monday 29th October

Dallas Mavericks vs Utah Jazz
9.00am AEDT

Over 213.5 Total Points

The Jazz have been solid value for punters so far this season, already having beaten the Blazers, Rockets and Pelicans. Better yet, they’ve been able to put points on the board with relative ease, having scored 100-points or less only once this year. Dallas, meanwhile, have scored over 100 in all five of their games, making the Overs a good play today.

Los Angeles Clippers vs Washington Wizards
11.30am AEDT

Clippers 1-10 @ $3.10

With a days rest for both of these sides, this morning’s game in Los Angeles should be fascinating. The Wizards were disappointing on Saturday though, hanging tight with the Kings right up until the dying stages of the fourth quarter. The Clippers however, made short work of the understrength Warriors, and considering Washington are now 1-11 in their last 12 home games, LA looks pretty safe in a close one.

Saturday 27th October

New Orleans Pelicans vs Brooklyn Nets
11.00am AEDT

New Orleans Pelicans To Cover The Line (-9 Points)

The New Orleans Pelicans are one of the most reliable betting sides in the NBA – they generally get the job done when they are expected to and they have won their past 17 games as favourites. Their record against the Brooklyn Nets is also very strong and they should prove far too good for their rivals.

Sacramento Kings vs Washington Wizards
1.00pm AEDT

Sacramento Kings To Win @ $2.65

The Sacramento Kings are outstanding value at their current price and easily the best best of the afternoon. The home side has generally had the edge between these two sides and the Washington Wizards have lost ten of their past 11 games on the road.

Friday 26th October

Detroit Pistons vs Cleveland Cavaliers
9.00am AEDT

Pistons to Beat The Line (-7 Points)

Life after LeBron is pretty lame right about now. The Cavs gave up a team high 22 three-pointers to the Hawks last week, and backed it up by allowing 14 yesterday against the Nets. Covering the perimeter looks to be a challenge for Cleveland going forward, which isn’t what you want facing this red hot Pistons team led by Blake Griffin and his 50-point performance on Wednesday. Detroit should have no trouble spreading the floor, leaving the Pistons with a less nerve-wracking win for the home fans after Wednesday’s overtime onslaught against the Sixers.

Orlando Magic vs Portland Trail Blazers
10.00am AEDT

Portland 1-10 @ $3.10

As the Celtics found out the hard way, the Magic are no cakewalk down in Orlando. This young side could surprise with 30 wins this season, however they will have their hands full against the number one overall rebounding side in the league tonight. The Blazers are fresh from a heartbreaking one-point loss to the Wizards on Wednesday in a game that saw Damian Lillard and Josef Nurkic combine for 51-points. Expect the Magic to keep it close, but the Blazers should bounce back.

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Boston Celtics
10.00am AEDT

Celtics To Win @ $1.95

It’s been a sluggish start to the season for both of these sides, but there’s far more concern surrounding the Thunder right now. They’ve had two days to dwell on their homecourt loss to the Kings on Tuesday, a game that saw Iman Shumpert dominate from the field shooting 69% for 26-points. In case you missed it, Boston’s shooters are elite, which should play into the hands of Gordon Hayward and Jayson Tatum nicely.

Los Angeles Lakers vs Denver Nuggets
12.30pm AEDT

Lakers To Win @ $2.45

There’s no rest for the wicked this week as the Lakers prepare for the second game of their double-header following a win over Phoenix on Thursday. The stat sheet tells the full story with Lance Stephenson outscoring LeBron in the win against the Suns, but both will need 25+ point efforts if they are to trounce the Nuggets’ number one ranked defence. With their tail up though, this feels like the perfect time for the Lakers, and LeBron, to get their first win in LA.

Thursday 25th October

Chicago Bulls vs Charlotte Hornets
10.00am AEDT

Bulls To Win @ $2.30

It’s been a rough start to Fred Hoiberg’s tenure in Chicago, having already lost their opening three games in less than convincing fashion. The Bulls will take heart in the fact that Zach LaVine has been balling though, and after putting up 34-points two nights ago against the Mavericks, Chicago are definitely showing signs of improvement. The Hornets haven’t won on the road in Chicago since 2015, so today’s game against Charlotte poses a winning chance for the Bulls at some pretty nice odds.

San Antonio Spurts vs Indiana Pacers
12.00pm AEDT

Over 212.5 Total Points

The Spurs put up 143-points on the Lakers on Tuesday, in large part thanks to shooting 53% from three-point range. It’s been a rocky start to the season for the Pacers at 2-2, but if there’s any team that can rack up the points, it’s Indiana. Victor Oladipo is still yet to hit full stride despite a 20-point outing against the Wolves, but if he can shoot a little better from the field, there could be some crooked numbers on the scoreboard.

Sacramento Kings vs Memphis Grizzlies
12.00pm AEDT

Under

It’s only been a week, so it’s way too early to get excited. But just quietly, the Kings have been the best three-point shooting team in the competition to start the season Unfortunately, they might meet their match at home today against a Grizzlies side that ranks sixth in overall defensive rating to start the year. If those two factors cancel each other out, we could be in for a bit of a low-scoring affair.

Wednesday 24th October

Philadelphia 76ers vs Detroit Pistons
10.00am AEDT

Under

Things have gone from moderately bad to moderately worse for the Sixers to start the season. By all reports, Ben Simmons is doubtful ahead of today’s clash against the Pistons, which doesn’t bode well for Philly after they just scraped home against the Magic on Sunday. Speaking of less than convincing, what do we make of Detroit? Blake Griffin has been great, but they too survived by the skin of their teeth against the Bulls. The Total has gone under in five of Philly’s last seven games against the Pistons, so since it’s tough to pick a winner, stick with the points market.

New Orleans Pelicans vs Los Angeles Clippers
10.00am AEDT

Clippers at the Line (+6.5 Points) @ $1.91

Maybe the Clippers should have waved goodbye to the whole Lob City thing long ago. It’s only been a week, but the Clips are fresh from a three-point win over the Rockets to put them at 2-1 on the season. LA’s front court has been putting in work, especially Tobias Harris, who had 23-points against Houston. The Clippers have been great on the glass to start the season ranking 10th in total rebounds, and if they can limit the Pelicans from three, they could hold tight as the underdogs on the road.

Denver Nuggets vs Sacramento Kings
11.00am AEDT

Nuggets at the Line (-11 Points) @ $1.91

Undefeated and a victory over the Dubs, what more could you ask for? The Nuggets have been on a roll to start the season, and on an individual level, so has Nikola Jokic, who chipped in with 11 rebounds and 23-points in the win over the Warriors. The Kings have proved no push-over to start the season, but with no significant bigs going up against a team that limited Draymond Green to four-points a day ago, it’s tough to look past Denver at home.

Tuesday 23rd October

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Indiana Pacers
10.00am AEDT

Indiana Pacers To Win @ $2.20

The Minnesota Timberwolves are a franchise with plenty of issues and the Indiana Pacers are well-placed to take advantage of that. The Pacers are one of the most underrated sides in the NBA from a betting perspective and they have been a highly profitable betting play as away underdogs over the past 12 months. The $2.20 that is currently available is well and truly over the odds.

Portland Trail Blazers vs Washington Wizards
12.00pm AEDT

Under

Backing the Under in Total Points betting was a profitable betting play last season and, long-term, I don’t see that changing this year. The Under saluted in 57% of games played by the Portland Trail Blazers last season and 54.6% of Washington Wizards fixtures.

Golden State Warriors vs Phoenix Suns
12.30pm AEDT

Phoenix Suns To Cover The Line (+11 Points)

It has been a very shakey start to the season for the Golden State Warriors and they suffered a surprise loss at the hands of the Denver Nuggets. Consistency continues to be an issue for the Phoenix Suns, but they have shown some signs of promise and they generally aren’t disgraced against the best sides in the competition. This will be closer than the market suggests and the Suns are capable of covering the line.

Monday 22nd October

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Sacramento Kings
10.00am AEDT

Sacramento Kings To Cover The Line (+11 Points)

The Oklahoma City Thunder should be able to win this game comfortably, but the line of 11 points is excessive. Oklahoma City had a poor record against the line as home favourites last season, while the Sacramento Kings have covered the line in 19 of their past 30 games as away underdogs. This game will be closer than the market suggests.

Denver Nuggets vs Golden State Warriors
11.00am AEDT

Over 229.5 Points

There should be plenty of points in what shapes to be an intriguing clash between the Denver Nuggets and the Golden State Warriors. Backing the Over in the Total Points market in Warriors game has been a winning play for a number of season now and the Nuggets have put up big points against the Los Angeles Clippers and Denver Nuggets so far this season.

Los Angeles Clippers vs Houston Rockets
12.00pm AEDT

Houston Rockets To Win @ $2.20

Winning on the road is not an issue for the Houston Rockets and they are great value to upset the Los Angeles Clippers in this contest. It has been an inconsistent start to the season for the Rockets, they were awful defensively against the New Orleans Pelicans in their season opener, but they have been strong on offence and they can upstage their rivals.

Sunday 21st October

Miami Heat vs Charlotte Hornets
10.00am AEDT

Hornets at the Line (+4 Points) @ $1.91

The bookies have been a little harsh on the Hornets to start the season. They were unlucky to lose by a point to the Bucks on Thursday, while their beat down over the Magic yesterday highlighted just how dangerous this team can be. The short turnaround on the road is a question here, but the Heat have been a huge question mark to start the season, particularly in the paint. Another 20-plus point performance from Kemba Walker should make Charlotte pretty safe at the line.

Washington Wizards vs Toronto Raptors
10.30am AEDT

Raptors To Win @ $2.0

Can Toronto back up their gritty performance against the Celtics on Saturday to pinch a win away from home here? History says so – the Raptors are 6-3 when playing on the road against the Wizards, and in case you haven’t been paying attention, the Kawhi Leonard trade has already paid dividends for Toronto following a big 31-point performance last night.

Denver Nuggets vs Phoenix Suns
12.30pm AEDT

Under 224 Total Points @ $1.91

Tough to make something of this Nuggets team right now. They were picked apart by the Clippers on Thursday, and looked a little troubled by Tobias Harris in the paint. The Suns will be a risky play all season, however it’s hard to look past Devin Booker’s 35-point game over the Mavs on Friday. If Phoenix can rely on their perimeter shooting, you could make a case for a Suns win. But at the very least, they’re should keep this game close.