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|Date||Match Up||Rating||Score||Result||Profit||Lead Time||Analysis|
|06-07-19||Raptors v. Warriors -4.5||105-92||Loss||-106||6 h 33 m||Show|
For the fourth straight game line movement has went against the Golden State Warriors. Injuries, depth concerns, and the health of Klay Thompson are all main factors for Friday. The series could easily be a 3-0 lead for the Raptors if not for an early third quarter meltdown in game two. Still I’m leery of the Raptors newfound offense continuing to grow. Look for the Warriors to have an efficient game and pull away late to cover in game four.
|05-25-19||Bucks +1.5 v. Raptors||94-100||Loss||-110||3 h 21 m||Show|
Three straight losses from the Bucks has put themselves in a single game elimination environment. Failing at home with multiple big leads in game five is a spread influence for game six. This is why seven game series exist in the NBA. Expect the Bucks to respond in what surely will be a hostile environment in Toronto.
|05-23-19||Raptors v. Bucks -7||105-99||Loss||-109||5 h 2 m||Show|
The Bucks and Raptors have all the dynamics of a seven-game series. Each team has shown an ability to play at a heightened level on their home floor. That’s a bit of a conundrum for oddsmakers at this stage of the playoffs. Youth is the downside of the Bucks but their advantage on their home floor is uncanny. Grab Milwaukee to get back on track after a game four let down.
|05-18-19||Warriors v. Blazers -2||110-99||Loss||-110||7 h 28 m||Show|
The Trailblazers heartbreak in game two featured every component. After losing a seventeen point lead the Blazers regrouped and had game two won. Yet they couldn’t muster defensive stops and the Warriors were able to take advantage. Instead of expecting the Warriors to get in position to sweep look for the Blazers to take this next phase of the series head on. They still haven’t clicked 100% offensively as we saw in their series against Oklahoma City and Denver. Look for their home crowd to energize them and get the win Saturday. Grab Portland.
|05-17-19||Raptors v. Bucks -6.5||103-125||Win||100||6 h 20 m||Show|
The Bucks stormed back to not only win game one but topple the number ATS in the final seconds. It was a gut-wrenching loss for bettors and should motivate the Raptors to fix their issues from the fourth quarter. Yet the Bucks have different units to throw at the Raptors and will continue to adapt for four quarters of a game. Grab the Bucks to grab another ATS win.
|05-16-19||Blazers +7.5 v. Warriors||111-114||Win||100||7 h 48 m||Show|
Adjustments will need to be made quickly by the Trailblazers after ineffective offense and lackluster ball screen defense in game one. Expect an increase in both areas and for the Trailblazers to respond ATS. Golden State’s weakness remains with their role players and this should be an opportune time for the Trailblazers second unit to shine similar to game seven against the Nuggets. Grab Portland.
|05-14-19||Blazers v. Warriors -7.5||94-116||Win||100||8 h 41 m||Show|
Consecutive victories by the Warriors ended the Rockets chances to take advantage of the Warriors minus Kevin Durant. Portland took advantage of a young Nuggets team that appeared to more talented but lacked the experience to put a game away. That’s where the Warriors advantage comes into play and should be worthy of backing in game one. Grab Golden State.
|05-12-19||Blazers +5.5 v. Nuggets||100-96||Win||100||2 h 24 m||Show|
The series between the Portland Trailblazers and Denver Nuggets has been a delight each game. Yet the mistake of the Nuggets was the overtime game three matchup in which the Nuggets blew several chances to win. Portland found their legs in game six and should use their veteran roster to hurdle the number ATS. Grab Portland.
|05-09-19||Raptors -2 v. 76ers||101-112||Loss||-107||3 h 19 m||Show|
In a potential close out game expect the Philadelphia 76ers to do their best to rise to the occasion. Amidst heavy media debate on the way they’ve lost the 76ers have created their own unnecessary added pressure. Expect the Raptors to feed off of this and use their experience in a do or die game four to surge forward. Grab Toronto.
|05-08-19||Rockets +6.5 v. Warriors||99-104||Win||100||10 h 17 m||Show|
One overtime in game three that went the Rockets way has completely swung the series against Golden State. In years past the Warriors have been on the fortunate side against the Rockets with injuries to CP3 (Rockets-Clippers). Changes have been made by Mike D’Antoni that have kept the Rockets fresh for four quarters. Oddsmakers may have bumped this point spread up a point from games one and two but it is the incorrect move. Grab the underdog.
|05-05-19||Nuggets v. Blazers -3||116-112||Loss||-105||5 h 7 m||Show|
The Denver Nuggets had several opportunities to take advantage of the Trailblazers in game three. Turnovers and poor execution likely cost them that victory. Now they’ll face a Portland Trailblazers team that has a chance to take control of the series. Look for the Trailblazers to continue to elevate their play via guards and do their best to contain Nokic and Millsap. Grab Portland.
|05-04-19||Warriors v. Rockets -3||121-126||Win||100||7 h 35 m||Show|
The Warriors and Rockets yearly series matchup has been dominated by the Warriors. This seems to be the case for 2019 as the Warriors handled their business on their home floor in games one and two. With the Rockets having issues with James Harden’s eye and Chris Paul’s woes game three is amped up even more. It’s a must win for the Rockets and the Warriors know it. Yet expect Houston to make this a series and cover the number Saturday.
|05-03-19||Nuggets +4 v. Blazers||137-140||Win||100||9 h 1 m||Show|
In game two the Nuggets were vulnerable to Portland’s perimeter shooting and never could recover from an early deficit. Yet this how the young Nuggets are. They lack playoff experience and although they are a two-seed oddsmakers haven’t deterred from proper point spread adjustments. After a statement win by Portland one has to anticipate that game two being the outlier of the series. Grab the Nuggets in what should be a better matchup.
|04-30-19||Rockets +5.5 v. Warriors||109-115||Loss||-108||10 h 9 m||Show|
Houston losing game one has put the pressure on them to showcase themselves in game two. One would expect Kevin Durant to continue his upward play and for Curry/Thompson to be sharper. Riding their home crowd the Warriors are in-line for another trip to the Western Conference Finals. Only if it were that easy. Look for the Rockets to play with the proper chip on their shoulder and for CP3 to be the main catalyst. Grab the Rockets plus the points.
|04-28-19||Rockets v. Warriors -5||100-104||Loss||-104||2 h 39 m||Show|
The woes of the Warriors first round against the Clippers were mainly defensive. How will they adjust in a quick turn around for game one against the Rockets? A team that gave them fits last year until Chris Paul’s injury changed the series. That angle and the Rockets seemingly growing forward are all in play for the underdog Sunday. Yet look for the Warriors to keep their playoff mode on high for game one. Grab the Warriors.
|04-27-19||76ers v. Raptors -6.5||95-108||Win||100||7 h 38 m||Show|
The Eastern Conference’s first round was a quick flash for both the 76ers and Toronto Raptors. Both teams adjusted to game one losses to cruise past their opponents. Extra rest should alleviate concerns for the 76ers in Joel Embiid Saturday. Yet the Raptors are a team that finally has depth solidified to over power the 76ers. Look for game one to side on the Raptors side ATS.
|04-26-19||Warriors -10 v. Clippers||129-110||Win||100||7 h 16 m||Show|
The Golden State Warriors find themselves engulfed in a first round series against the LA Clippers. A series that should have been a sweep has suddenly been extended with new life from the Clippers after game five. Returning home the Clippers have a chance to force a game seven. Instead look for the Warriors to have a crisp flow and game plan and take care of business ATS.
|04-25-19||Nuggets v. Spurs -3||103-120||Win||100||3 h 55 m||Show|
The Denver Nuggets have a chance to close out the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday. After a complete rout of the Spurs in game five it appears that the Spurs are struggling to adjust. Tweaks have been made by Denver that have nullified the Spurs ability to score with them. Yet Coach Poppovich is a mastermind in these scenarios and will have his Spurs prepared to withstand the Nuggets in game six. Grab San Antonio.
|04-23-19||Spurs +5.5 v. Nuggets||90-108||Loss||-102||9 h 37 m||Show|
The San Antonio Spurs and Denver Nuggets have been the lone unpredictable series thus far in the NBA playoffs. Game five is critical for a young Nuggets team that averted a 3-1 deficit to re-gain home court advantage. Yet this is a Spurs team that has rose via the youth-veteran infusion of teams past. Look for Poppovich and the Spurs to cover the 5.5 tonight.
|04-22-19||Rockets -2.5 v. Jazz||91-107||Loss||-110||10 h 5 m||Show|
The tide has swung dramatically in the favor of the Houston Rockets in their series against the Jazz. A Utah team that has been competitive against the Rockets has been in complete disarray. A win tonight gives the Rockets a chance to rest their veterans and accomplish a series sweep. Oddsmakers sense that. With the Jazz’s issues defensively and offensively take the Rockets ATS Monday.
|04-21-19||Raptors -5.5 v. Magic||107-85||Win||100||8 h 37 m||Show|
Value continues to be on the Toronto Raptors for their series against the Magic. After losing game one in Toronto oddsmakers have dwindled value on the two-seed Raptors since. After a close call in game three the pressure would seem to still be on the Raptors. Instead it’s on the home Magic who know if they don’t even the series the tide switches dramatically to the Raptors. Grab Toronto.
|04-20-19||Bucks -9 v. Pistons||119-103||Win||100||8 h 39 m||Show|
The complete dominance of the Bucks over the Pistons is what one would expect with a one-seed versus an eight-seed. Mid-teens spreads were easily covered by the Bucks in the first two games, and forced the oddsmakers hands for game three’s spread. Look for the Pistons to grab an early lead but be completely dominated when the spread matters in the fourth. Grab Milwaukee.
|04-19-19||Blazers v. Thunder -7.5||108-120||Win||100||9 h 13 m||Show|
Two straight bad losses to open the series in Portland has changed the dynamics for Oklahoma City. They’ve shown an inability to adjust to Portland’s defense as well as being capable of defending the Trailblazers. Home court edge played a big role in that and now OKC gets a chance to show their atmosphere tonight. Grab OKC to get a big win on a line that is skewed appropriately.
|04-17-19||Jazz +6.5 v. Rockets||98-118||Loss||-100||12 h 25 m||Show|
One playoff win and a lot can change in the eyes of oddsmakers. Off of Houston’s game one dominant win that’s not the case for Wednesday’s game two. Oddsmakers hardly shift the line even though there has been a frenzy for how well the Rockets have looked. The reason why is because over the last 4-5 seasons the Utah Jazz have been one of the best teams against James Harden. Look for a better performance in game two to cover the six and a half point spread.
|04-16-19||Spurs v. Nuggets -6.5||105-114||Win||100||8 h 56 m||Show|
Skewed value to earn a win before heading on the road is the oddsmakers angle for Tuesday. They have the Nuggets as sizable favorites against a Spurs team they trailed the entirety of game one. Although the Nuggets are a young team they earned a second-seed in the West. Expect them to bounce back tonight against the veterans of the Spurs.
|04-14-19||Thunder v. Blazers -3||99-104||Win||100||12 h 30 m||Show|
In round one in both the 2017 and 2018 post-season the Portland Trailblazers were swept. It won’t get any easier in the 2019 playoffs with the Blazers minus a key player in Joseph Nurkic. Yet this is where the foundation of balance and depth pays off to the Trailblazers side. Oklahoma City falls in game one as the Trailblazers finally get a win in round one.
|04-13-19||Nets v. 76ers -5||111-102||Loss||-110||17 h 41 m||Show|
Market correction on opening lines was driven hard on the 76ers and Nets. A steep line would not be the case in the regular season and the Nets have shown vast depth and not to be taken lightly. Yet this 76ers team is a playoff roster. Look for their playoff ats value to start off with a huge rise
|04-10-19||Thunder -5 v. Bucks||127-116||Win||100||7 h 32 m||Show|
The Bucks phenomenal regular season has set them up for a well deserved end of season scenario. Similar to a dominant NFL team they have earned the right to treat tonight like an exhibition. Although they’re a deep team it’s a different mentality as a whole even at home. Grab OKC in a game that will have has wagering limits in Vegas.
|04-09-19||Knicks +2 v. Bulls||96-86||Win||100||3 h 4 m||Show|
The youth has begun to shine for the woeful New York Knicks. They’ve won two of their last four games including a win at home recently over the Chicago Bulls. Tuesday’s opponent for the Knicks is a Chicago team that’s been decimated by injuries. This is a game where you throw the records out and prior player data and instead focus on the Knicks front office. They’re moving forward and have cemented their season goal of getting a top pick and off-season luring of top free agents. Grab the Knicks Tuesday.
|04-05-19||Heat -2 v. Wolves||109-111||Loss||-115||13 h 23 m||Show|
Consecutive losses for the Miami Heat have left them on the outside looking in for a playoff spot. The good news for the Heat is they’re one game behind for three playoff spots in the East. With three of their final four games on the road they must find a way to win Friday against the Timberwolves. Grab the Heat Friday to make things interesting as the season winds down.
|04-04-19||Cavs +9.5 v. Kings||104-117||Loss||-102||8 h 40 m||Show|
After consecutive victories over the Pistons and Bucks, Cleveland has now lost six straight games. Now it’s unclear if the Cavaliers will even attempt to win a game to conclude the season. As the Phoenix Suns are just one game back of them in the loss column leaving the door open for an NBA Draft tank situation. Oddsmakers know this and have boosted tonight’s spread against the Kings far too high. Grab the value on Cleveland.
|04-03-19||Bulls +10 v. Wizards||115-114||Win||100||6 h 47 m||Show|
The woeful Chicago Bulls are on an elongated losing streak that has featured ATS losses galore. Perhaps their ATS value could not be over extended as is the case today. They’re coming off a loss to the NY Knicks and will be without the majority of their roster today. Grab the ATS value tonight on the Bulls
|03-28-19||Magic +3.5 v. Pistons||98-115||Loss||-103||5 h 9 m||Show|
Thursday the Detroit Pistons return home hoping to end a three-game slide. They’ll face an Orlando Magic team that is currently entrenched in the eighth spot of the East and just a half game back of the Pistons. With the stakes high with playoff assurances on the line grab the value with the points in Orlando.
|03-27-19||Wizards v. Suns +2||124-121||Loss||-109||10 h 48 m||Show|
For the second consecutive night the Wizards find themselves in a small spread matchup. With the regular season winding down the Phoenix Suns appear to be set in finishing with the second to worst record in the NBA. In fact they’ve lost their last three games in blowout fashion. Returning home look for the Suns to play above a Wizards team that’s lost five in a row.
|03-27-19||Pacers v. Thunder -6||99-107||Win||100||8 h 58 m||Show|
Wednesday, the Oklahoma City Thunder look to repay a loss on March 14th to the Indiana Pacers. The loss was one of a many that featured five losses in six games for the Thunder. The back pedaling has put the Thunder in position and be in an unenviable position as the eighth seed in the West. Yet expect a wake-up call tonight for the Thunder as they attack a prime weakness of a Pacers team that has lost eighth straight road games.
|03-26-19||Wizards v. Lakers -2||106-124||Win||100||9 h 40 m||Show|
Tuesday the Lakers will look to build off their last game victory over the Sacramento Kings. They’ll take on a Washington Wizards team that’s lost four straight games but is coming off three days rest. Los Angeles on the other hand has won just three of their last seventeen games. While Washington has the depth advantage look for the Lakers to get their first consecutive victories in quite a long time.
|03-20-19||Pelicans v. Magic -7||96-119||Win||100||7 h 2 m||Show|
Wednesday the Orlando Magic will host their third straight home game as they take on the Pelicans. Chances of the Magic continuing to climb into contention for the final East playoff spot are on the line. They’ll face a Pelicans team that had lost six straight before a win in their last game over the Mavericks. Look for Orlando to have their way tonight against a Pelicans team with imbalanced scoring options.
|03-19-19||Pacers v. Clippers -4.5||109-115||Win||100||10 h 59 m||Show|
The LA Clippers just won on a thrilling buzzer beater victory over the Brooklyn Nets Sunday night. They’ve now won seven of their last eight games and will take on the Indiana Pacers tonight. While the Pacers made things interesting in the final minutes against the Blazers their not playing a full four quarters of solid basketball. Grab the Clippers to continue their momentum but this time ATS.
|03-13-19||Magic +2.5 v. Wizards||90-100||Loss||-113||4 h 26 m||Show|
A banged up Orlando Magic team received positive news for Wednesday as Aaron Gordon is expected to play. That’ll be key against a Washington Wizards team that has been a strong home team (20-12) this season. In fact, they’ve won four of their last five at home including a thrilling ATS finish in their last outing against Sacramento. Still look for the Magic’s youth to outshine a Wizards team that is the second-worst defensively in the NBA.
|03-11-19||Celtics v. Clippers +2||115-140||Win||100||5 h 1 m||Show|
The Celtics have been sparked by their current road trip. Three straight wins and two that were dominant over the Warriors and Lakers. Offense has sparked the Celtics turn around as they’re back in sync. Tonight they’ll have the rare opportunity of facing a road team in LA without travel. They’ve been in LA since Wednesday night’s victory over Sacramento. Yet look for the Clippers to continue their surge and cover the small home dog line.
|03-07-19||Pacers +10 v. Bucks||98-117||Loss||-107||4 h 58 m||Show|
The Milwaukee Bucks endured a mini slide losing consecutive road games. The puzzling losses haven’t changed their position in the East as they hold the top seed. Yet the Pacers have confidence and are only five games back of the Bucks. Even off of three days rest the value lies against the Bucks. Grab Indiana
|02-27-19||Pistons +4.5 v. Spurs||93-105||Loss||-110||8 h 53 m||Show|
The woes of the San Antonio Spurs featured a 1-7 road trip. Returning home is certainly a welcomed sight as they’ve been 22-7 at home this season. They’ll face a Detroit Pistons team that is subpar on the road but playing strong. They’ve won three in a row and are now in the 7th seed in the Eastern conference. Keep rolling with the new momentum which is squarely on the Pistons. Grab Detroit.
|02-24-19||Clippers +9 v. Nuggets||96-123||Loss||-108||4 h 37 m||Show|
The LA Clippers travel to Denver off a close call Friday in Memphis. Since the trade deadline that dealt Tobias Harris the Clippers have had an unorthodox lineup. Off the bench Montrezl Harrell continues to be a key igniter. Look fro the second unit to give the Clippers the spark they need against a Nuggets team that has covered each game since Isaiah Thomas’s return. Grab the Clippers
|02-21-19||Suns +1 v. Cavs||98-111||Loss||-105||5 h 19 m||Show|
The Knicks win before All-Star break gave the Suns a slight advantage as the worst team in the NBA. They’ve lost fifteen straight games and will take on the other team vying to tank in the Cleveland Cavaliers. Look for the Suns to get a rare road win as the Cavaliers falter Thursday night.
|02-11-19||Clippers +4 v. Wolves||120-130||Loss||-103||4 h 20 m||Show|
Long road trips right before the All-Star break are tough to deal with. The LA Clippers are attempting to complete their sixth game of their East Coast road trip. This will be the first matchup on the trip that they’ll face a Western Conference opponent. Minus Tobias Harris, Boban, Muscala, and Mike Scott the Clippers have not stopped producing offensively. Better interior defense is in-play now with the combination of Ivan Zubac and JaMychel Green. Look for the Clippers to continue shining ATS as they play a Timberwolves team reeling.
|02-10-19||Lakers +7.5 v. 76ers||120-143||Loss||-105||3 h 0 m||Show|
The Lakers continue their road trip in Philadelphia on Sunday. The revamped 76ers showcased their new depth in a thrilling ATS cover and finish at home against the Denver Nuggets on Friday. Yet there is a new level of cohesion developing with the Lakers core talent likely from no major deals at the trade deadline. Look for a second consecutive road cover from the Lakers.
|02-05-19||Heat v. Blazers -7||118-108||Loss||-110||10 h 35 m||Show|
The disarray of the Miami Heat has hit a season-high. Three straight home losses have occurred including a blowout home loss to the Chicago Bulls. Rotations are in disarray as production just isn’t there for the up tempo style of todays game. Portland routed the Heat on a similar spread last season. Look for the same occurrence Tuesday night.
|02-02-19||Bucks v. Wizards +7.5||131-115||Loss||-105||5 h 47 m||Show|
After a blowout win over the Indiana Pacers the Washington Wizards will be up for a much more difficult challenge Saturday. They’ll take on a Milwaukee Bucks team that is cruising and playing at top levels of the season. Returning to their lineup in a dominant win over Toronto were Eric Bledsoe and Malcolm Brogdon. Expect another surge from the Bucks out the gate but not as effective offense as the Wizards play within the number.
|01-31-19||76ers v. Warriors -9.5||113-104||Loss||-106||9 h 56 m||Show|
The last time the Warriors returned from a lengthy road trip of five games or more they struggled ATS. In fact they went a stretch of 1-8 ATS after a five game road trip in December. This time the Warriors have concluded a stretch of seven of eight road games. Don’t expect severe missteps this time around as the Warriors have found new ways to get offense with their second unit. Grab the Warriors to put on a show against the Philadelphia 76ers.
|01-31-19||Bucks v. Raptors -3||105-92||Loss||-105||6 h 25 m||Show|
Earlier this season on December 9th the Raptors shockingly fell at home as 5.5 point favorites to the Milwaukee Bucks. Positive news for the Bucks heading into tonight’s matchup is that both Eric Bledsoe and Malcolm Brogdon are probable. That’s a big edge for production for the Bucks but look for the Raptors to continue their recent offensive surge. Grab the Raptors in a battle of two top Eastern Conference teams.
|01-31-19||Pacers +3.5 v. Magic||100-107||Loss||-115||6 h 32 m||Show|
Minus Victor Oladipo the Pacers have had issues adjusting. This has resulted in three consecutive losses. Signs of the Pacers wearing down before All-Star break are evident as the Pacers played extremely well minus Oladipo earlier in the season. On the other hand Orlando has been solid ATS and is desperate for a win. Still look for the Pacers to break out of their funk and cover ATS.
|01-30-19||Hawks v. Kings -5.5||113-135||Win||100||10 h 51 m||Show|
Wednesday, the Atlanta Hawks continue their road trip as they take on the Sacramento Kings. Thus far they’ve covered three straight on the road and are coming off an outright win over the LA Clippers. Oddly enough the Kings last game was also against the Clippers in a blowout loss. Expect the Kings to be re-focused as they return home from a six-game road trip. Grab Sacramento.
|01-30-19||Mavs -6.5 v. Knicks||114-90||Win||100||7 h 21 m||Show|
Oddsmakers have recently began to push forward the Knicks underdog number even at MSG. That’s the case on Wednesday as a below .500 Dallas Mavericks team are sizable favorites. This comes as no surprise as the Knicks last home win was December 1st against the Milwaukee Bucks. The Knicks lack the offensive cohesion to keep up with a team as potent as Dallas. Grab the Mavericks.
|01-28-19||Nets v. Celtics -10.5||104-112||Loss||-108||7 h 58 m||Show|
Record-wise the Celtics and Nets are only separated by 3.5 games. That’s hard to believe and showcases just how difficult the Celtics transition of success from last year has been. Before the Celtics loss to the Warriors they had won five straight. While the Celtics bench is a question mark versus the Nets, look for the starters to maintain a sizable lead. Grab Boston.
|01-27-19||Heat -4.5 v. Knicks||106-97||Win||100||7 h 33 m||Show|
The New York Knicks woes have been plagued by injuries and benching of veteran Enes Kanter. New York may has not left home aside from a short trek to Brooklyn Friday since January 11th. Yet they’ve lost eight consecutive games. Meanwhile the Miami Heat have struggled all season at generating consecutive wins. Grab the value on them here as they get past the Knicks.
|01-25-19||Pistons +5 v. Mavs||101-106||Push||0||7 h 60 m||Show|
The Detroit Pistons continue the third game of their current road trip tonight against the Mavericks. Value lies on the Pistons as they used the hot-hand of Blake Griffin to topple the Pelicans two nights ago. That was without Anthony Davis. An uplift of production with Dennis Smith Jr back ended a four-game losing streak for the Mavericks. Yet look for the Pistons lineup to give the Mavericks issues. Grab Detroit.
|01-25-19||Knicks v. Nets -9||99-109||Win||100||6 h 59 m||Show|
The Brooklyn Nets have recently seen their ATS number creep up. Against the Orlando Magic two nights ago they fell just short as a favorite. Tonights scenario marks the first time all season that they’ve been favored three consecutive games as they host the New York Knicks. That’s a value attractor combined with their 1-2 overall ATS mark against the Knicks this season. Grab Brooklyn.
|01-22-19||Wolves v. Suns +5||118-91||Loss||-115||10 h 36 m||Show|
For Tuesday there is a rematch between the Phoenix Suns and Timberwolves. Saturday the two met in Minnesota and the Suns played a fairly close game, losing late by a few points. With the Suns knack for tanking it’s always a question to follow suit with them. Yet this is a spot where the Suns can catch a struggling Timberwolves team off guard. Grab the Suns.
|01-21-19||Rockets +4 v. 76ers||93-121||Loss||-100||8 h 36 m||Show|
The degree of difficulty for the Rockets to get wins has been highly evident. James Harden once again needed to lead his Rockets from a big deficit against the Lakers in which they won in overtime. They’ll now head back onto the road to face a Philadelphia 76ers team that has been dominant at home. Yet with the Rockets offensive synergy all it takes is one explosive quarter. Grab the value on the underdog Rockets.
|01-21-19||Mavs v. Bucks -11.5||106-116||Loss||-100||2 h 37 m||Show|
The Milwaukee Bucks will be part of an early MLK holiday schedule as they host the Dallas Mavericks. That means they will have had less than forty-eight hours to step onto the court after their road win in Orlando. That’s where the value lies on the Bucks even with the Mavericks horrific road record. Grab the Bucks here.
|01-20-19||Clippers +8.5 v. Spurs||103-95||Win||100||8 h 16 m||Show|
The LA Clippers have faltered to the degree of five straight losses. Reeling they’ll head onto the road to take on a San Antonio team that is 18-6 at home. Issues with the Clippers have mainly included non-existent half-court defense. During their current losing streak they’ve yielded an average of 118 points per game. Sunday expect a better showing and sense of urgency from the Clippers.
|01-19-19||Heat v. Bulls +3||117-103||Loss||-101||6 h 55 m||Show|
The Miami Heat are in a back to back scenario Saturday as they travel to take on the Chicago Bulls. The Heat showed sporadic play in their Friday loss to the Pistons getting down big early before clawing back and eventually losing. Chicago is coming off a long west coast road trip that is embedded into tonight’s line. Look for the lowly Bulls to surprise tonight and grab the ATS cover.
|01-18-19||Pelicans +3 v. Blazers||112-128||Loss||-109||10 h 35 m||Show|
Friday, the Pelicans continue their fourth game on their current road trip as they travel to take on Portland. The Pelicans are showing much better effort on the road that’s attracted value on a small number tonight. With just a 6-18 road record this is a game where one has to forecast the Pelicans clawing their way back to a decent away record as we enter the mid-point of the NBA season. Grab New Orleans.
|01-17-19||Suns v. Raptors -8||109-111||Loss||-109||6 h 55 m||Show|
The Toronto Raptors are coming off a nationally televised loss to the Boston Celtics. They return home to host the Phoenix Suns but will be without both Kyle Lowry and Kawhi Leonard whom will rest. This compounds the current absences of OG Anunoby and CJ Miles. With the back to back factor and resting starters scenario there is value to be had on the Raptors. Grab the buy down on the spread. Take Toronto.
|01-17-19||Kings v. Hornets -2.5||95-114||Win||100||5 h 25 m||Show|
One of the more difficult scenarios for a home team is playing their first game at home after a lengthy road trip. The Charlotte Hornets will attempt to do so after completing a six-game road trip. Thursday they’ll take on a Sacramento team that just defeated them Saturday. While home rust will be evident early look for the Kings woes of melting in second halves to carry over Thursday. Grab Charlotte.
|01-16-19||Nets +6 v. Rockets||145-142||Win||100||8 h 32 m||Show|
The Houston Rockets plethora of injuries gets some help Wednesday as guard Eric Gordon is expected back. James Harden’s recent string of high scoring games has made it difficult for teams to match the Rockets offensive output. The Nets also lost to the Rockets by eight points earlier this season at home. Yet look for the Nets to get some traction early and cover the five points here.
|01-14-19||Pelicans v. Clippers -2.5||121-117||Loss||-101||9 h 45 m||Show|
The LA Clippers will host the New Orleans Pelicans Monday night. Value here lies with the Clippers as they look to handle one of the dominant scorers in the league in Anthony Davis. Davis and the Pelicans have been able to mask their road issues (5-17 on the road) thanks to a recent extended stretch of home games. Although the Clippers have lost four of their last seven grab the value on them here as a small favorite.
|01-13-19||Warriors v. Mavs +6.5||119-114||Win||100||7 h 22 m||Show|
The inconsistent Dallas Mavericks will face the Golden State Warriors this evening. The Warriors are coming off their best ATS consecutive covers of the season in blowout wins over the Bulls-Knicks. Traveling on the road they’ve been a better team ATS. In fact they’ve covered six of their last eight road matchups. Yet look for the Mavericks to get balanced scoring and to have an upper hand in the interior with DeAndre Jordan. Grab Dallas.
|01-12-19||Pelicans v. Wolves +2||106-110||Win||100||6 h 20 m||Show|
The Timberwolves could not slow down the Dallas Mavericks in last night’s home loss. Now they’re in a back to back scenario taking on the New Orleans Pelicans. The Pelicans are the rested team here not having stepped onto the court since Wednesday. Yet the key reason for the line move is the Timberwolves interim coach in Ryan Saunders. The 32 year old showed will be in a tough spot tonight but look for his team to continue to rally for him. Grab the Timberwolves.
|01-12-19||Celtics v. Magic +7.5||103-105||Win||100||5 h 21 m||Show|
The Boston Celtics continue their Florida road trip aiming to get back in the win column. Their nationally televised matchup against the Heat was a blowout loss. The Celtics will face a reeling Orlando Magic team currently on a four-game losing streak. Furthermore the Magic will be without key rookie Mo Bamba. Yet the value lies on the Magic as bettors are looking to capture the ATS magic the Celtics recently showed at home.
|01-11-19||Mavs +5.5 v. Wolves||119-115||Win||100||7 h 60 m||Show|
The Minnesota Timberwolves are coming off a big win minus their former Coach in Tom Thibodeau. Friday they’ll take on a Dallas Mavericks team that has been below standard on the road with a 3-18 mark. Yet this should be a nice spot to find value on the underdog as new interim coach Ryan Saunders gets acclimated in his new role.
|01-10-19||Pistons v. Kings -5||102-112||Win||100||8 h 17 m||Show|
Value against the Sacramento Kings is back on the upward trend. They’ve lost five of their last six games, while showing inconsistent offensive production. They’ll face a Detroit team that’s known for solid interior defense as well as off the ball. Yet this is a favorable spot to continue cashing against the Pistons who have been on a prolonged stretch of six of seven losses.
|01-09-19||Magic v. Jazz -9||93-106||Win||100||5 h 49 m||Show|
Utah’s transition from an out of nowhere successful team in 2017-2018 has not blossomed this season. An array of chemistry issues has them still a game below .500. Yet after a four-game road trip tonight’s spot against the Orlando Magic offers value. Expect the Jazz not treat this game lightly as it’s their first home game for 2019. Grab Utah.
|01-09-19||Spurs -2.5 v. Grizzlies||86-96||Loss||-109||4 h 49 m||Show|
The Spurs have now won five straight games as they’ve finally discovered their guard rotation minus Dejounte Murray. Wednesday they’ll face a Memphis Grizzlies team that will have revenge on their minds. Just four days ago the Spurs flourished against the Grizzlies in a twenty point victory. While the Grizzlies may build a sizable lead look for the Spurs will to not end their win streak to prevail. Grab San Antonio.
|01-08-19||Hornets v. Clippers -6.5||109-128||Win||102||6 h 38 m||Show|
Tuesday, the Charlotte Hornets will continue their Western Conference road trip as they take on the LA Clippers. This is a spot where a veteran team such as the Hornets should treat tonight’s matchup as a tune up before a rigorous weekend. Instead look for a flat performance as the Hornets look ahead to three road games in four nights starting Friday.
|01-08-19||Hawks +14 v. Raptors||101-104||Win||100||3 h 38 m||Show|
Value lies with the Atlanta Hawks as heavy road favorites Tuesday in Toronto. The Raptors had one day of rest in between back to back games. They won both of those matchups including a victory Sunday over the Indiana Pacers with Kawhi Leonard resting. Still grab the value on the Hawks whom have lost their last three road games by an average of nineteen points.
|01-06-19||Heat -6 v. Hawks||82-106||Loss||-109||6 h 37 m||Show|
The Miami Heat travel to take on the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday. This is a road trip intermixed with a recent one game home stand. That’s typically a tough spot for a team to keep their composure especially a .500 level Heat team. Yet they have bench infusion with Dion Waiters returning from a full year away with injury. That’s instant offense that should spark the Heat ATS over Atlanta.
|01-05-19||Jazz -3.5 v. Pistons||110-105||Win||100||2 h 46 m||Show|
Against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday the Utah Jazz had a sluggish first half. They reversed course quickly and routed the Cavs for an easy cover. In a back to back scenario Saturday they’ll face a Detroit Pistons team that has not played since Wednesday. Yet the Jazz are a deep team and will be able to secure their second road win in twenty four hours.
|01-03-19||Nuggets v. Kings +3.5||117-113||Loss||-104||8 h 5 m||Show|
The returns of both Paul Millsap and Gary Harris is a big boost for the Nuggets. Both came off the bench in their recent home matchup against the New York Knicks. Thursday, they’ll travel to take on a Sacramento Kings team that’s lost three of four and struggled on the defensive end. Still look for the up and down pace to help alleviate the pressure for the Kings of the defensive end. Grab the Kings.
|12-27-18||Lakers v. Kings -4||116-117||Loss||-106||9 h 41 m||Show|
The LA Lakers are coming off a great performance over the Golden State Warriors. In the rout minus Lebron James they were able to hold off a Warriors rally that closed within two points. The youth makeup of the Lakers is confident and they’ll face a Kings team coming off a game last night in LA. Yet look for a different outcome from the Lakers as they see how much they miss Lebron. Grab the Kings.
|12-26-18||Nuggets +4 v. Spurs||103-111||Loss||-104||8 h 6 m||Show|
Key injuries to the Denver Nuggets has left them needing to utilize their young bench in key stretches. Wednesday they’ll be in a tough road spot against a Spurs team that is 13-5 at home. Yet look for the Nuggets to be much more prepared on the defensive end than their last outing in which they were blown out 132-111 by the LA Clippers.
|12-26-18||Raptors v. Heat +3.5||106-104||Win||100||7 h 6 m||Show|
The Raptors will be without Kyle Lowry tonight in Miami. Yet they turned in big outright victories on their recent road trip without Kawhi Leonard and boast one of the top records in the league at 25-10. The question here is will the holiday break disrupt the Heat’s five game streak? ATS it doesn’t grab the plus points in this spot.
|12-25-18||Lakers +9 v. Warriors||127-101||Win||100||5 h 6 m||Show|
The game everyone will be focused on for Christmas is the Lakers vs the Golden State Warriors. As of late the Lakers have struggled losing three of their last four as their defensive efficiency has dipped. That likely will continue against the fast pace electric Warriors. Yet look for the Lakers to match the Warriors intensity from a scoring stand point. Grab the Lakers.
|12-23-18||Clippers +10.5 v. Warriors||127-129||Win||100||6 h 41 m||Show|
A losing slump for the Clippers has quickly changed course. They’ve rediscovered their offense and blew out the Nuggets last night. Doc Rivers second unit substitution tendencies in back to back scenarios are worrisome against an explosive Warriors team. Still look for the Clippers to continue their momentum ATS. Grab LA
|12-23-18||Wolves v. Thunder -7||114-112||Loss||-109||5 h 10 m||Show|
The Minnesota Timberwolves talented roster has not matched their on court performance. This was an issue temporarily resolved after Jimmy Butler was traded. Their road woes combined with OKC playing in a back to back spot is a tricky scenario. This is where Billy Donovan’s development of his bench is key. Grab OKC
|12-18-18||Lakers -2 v. Nets||110-115||Loss||-105||7 h 41 m||Show|
Tuesday the Lakers will conclude a road trip stretch that spanned six of seven games. After tonight’s matchup in Brooklyn they will not leave the state of California until January 6th. That’s motivation as the team looks to respond after an embarrassing Sunday road performance in Washington. Grab the Lakers to end Brooklyn’s five game win streak.
|12-13-18||Bulls +6 v. Magic||91-97||Push||0||7 h 47 m||Show|
A young Bulls team was clearly distracted by their new interim coach’s tactics. It didn’t sit well and leaked out to the media. That brought about immense value on a small line in their last game against the Kings. Venturing on the road to Mexico City one would expect issues to further compound. Instead look for a focused Bulls team that can ease their tensions in a non-familiar NBA arena in Mexico City. Grab the Bulls.
|12-12-18||Bucks -2 v. Pacers||97-113||Loss||-110||7 h 2 m||Show|
It appears that the Pacers guard Victor Oladipo may return to the lineup tonight against the Milwaukee Bucks. Minus Oladipo the Pacers used key contributions from their bench to win six of eight games. They’ll face a Milwaukee Bucks team that’s getting back in rhythm after a recent sporadic stretch. Look for Oladipo’s potential return to be the improper ATS enticement. Grab the Bucks.
|12-11-18||Raptors -4.5 v. Clippers||123-99||Win||100||8 h 18 m||Show|
Oddsmakers had a tough choice to make when setting tonight’s line between the Raptors and Clippers. LA is coming off an overtime victory last night against the Suns, while the Raptors are on their furthest mileage road trip of the season traveling to LA. Losers of three of four the value is on the Raptors to break out of their slump in LA. Grab Toronto.
|12-10-18||Wolves +10 v. Warriors||108-116||Win||100||8 h 19 m||Show|
Steph Curry returned to the Warriors starting lineup at the tail end of the Warriors East coast road trip. It resulted in three straight wins and ATS covers for the Warriors, including a Friday nationally televised victory over the Bucks. Yet the value lies on the Timberwolves Monday as the atmosphere in the Bay Area with the team back is factored into the spread. Furthermore the Timberwolves 2-9 road record adds further dog value. Play the Timberwolves.
|11-29-18||Clippers v. Kings +2.5||133-121||Loss||-110||10 h 47 m||Show|
Aside from an overtime loss to the Wizards, the Clippers have been flawless. They’ve won eight of nine games while covering the majority of them. Tonight they’ll face a Sacramento Kings team that is coming off its second worst loss of the season, in a 133-112 home loss to the Jazz. Although they’re a young team look for the Kings to bounce back in this spot.
|11-28-18||Jazz v. Nets +3.5||101-91||Loss||-102||6 h 0 m||Show|
One of the teams that many pegged to be a formidable team in 2018 were the Utah Jazz. Instead they’ve been inefficient and are quickly fading out of the picture in the West. Wins against struggling teams have to not be taken lightly by the Jazz going forward. Tonight’s an opportunity against a Nets team that is just 3-6 at home. Yet look for Brooklyn to eradicate the issues in blowing a win to the 76ers. Grab the Nets.
|11-23-18||Rockets -4.5 v. Pistons||111-116||Loss||-101||5 h 8 m||Show|
Friday the Rockets travel to take on the Detroit Pistons which will cap a home-away mini series between the two. With the Rockets aiming for their sixth straight win it’ll be interesting to see how they begin the game. Coming off a holiday a sluggish start is possible. Yet look for the Rockets win streak to give them an edge in the second half ATS.
|11-17-18||Lakers v. Magic +5||117-130||Win||100||5 h 37 m||Show|
Suddenly the Lakers have hit their stride and have won six of their last seven games. They’re getting high contributions in points distribution and two of their last four wins were featured nationally televised games. They’ll take on an Orlando Magic team that is very young at key positions and bench depth. Yet look for the travel factor to be an issue as well as the Lakers defense.
|11-17-18||76ers v. Hornets -2||122-119||Loss||-115||5 h 36 m||Show|
A small line is offered tonight between the Philadelphia 76ers and Charlotte Hornets. A prime reason for the Hornets being small favorites is their extended rest versus the 76ers playing in a back to back scenario. With the 76ers new look starting lineup one may expect value to be on them. Instead grab the Hornets who have a long standing personnel group that will be ready for the scenario.
|11-16-18||Heat +5 v. Pacers||91-99||Loss||-106||7 h 45 m||Show|
After losing three straight games at home the Miami Heat won decisively on the road Wednesday at Brooklyn. The Nets were adjusting to the season-ending injury of 18 PPG guard Caris LeVert. Now they’ll face a well-rested Pacers team whom has not played since Sunday. Also factored into the point spread is the Pacers recent win in Miami. Look for the extended rest of the Pacers to boost the Heat in getting back into this game and covering the number.
|11-15-18||Spurs +6 v. Clippers||111-116||Win||100||10 h 32 m||Show|
The San Antonio Spurs have caused severe detraction ATS with outright losses as favorites against the Sacramento Kings and Phoenix Suns. Both outings the defense suffered and offensively the Spurs look out of sync. Tonight they’ll face a Clippers team that has used their home dominance at 6-1 to defeat the Warriors and Bucks. Both teams are the best in their conferences which creates peak ATS value on them. Grab the Spurs as they find a way to turn the corner from their current offensive rut.
|11-14-18||Bulls v. Celtics -13||82-111||Win||100||7 h 48 m||Show|
The Celtics record does not reflect their on court production. Thanks to a five game road trip in which the Celtics lost four of five. They return home Tuesday and will face a Bulls team that’s been good against the number against teams such as the Hornets, Pacers, Rockets, and Nuggets. Yet look for the Celtics to show no mercy as Brad Stevens expects a complete game from his starters-bench. Grab Boston.
|11-14-18||Heat -1.5 v. Nets||120-107||Win||100||7 h 48 m||Show|
The Brooklyn Nets won three straight games including ones over the 76ers and Nuggets before faltering on the back end of their road trip. They return home Wednesday and will be without their leading scorer in Caris LeVert for the rest of the year. With the Nets deep bench rotation one would expect LeVert’s absence not to be a problem. Yet look for the Heat and Coach Spoelstra to have answers even minus Dwayne Wade. Grab Miami.
|11-13-18||Rockets +4 v. Nuggets||109-99||Win||100||10 h 54 m||Show|
After capturing the market with a 9-1 record things have went in reverse for the young Nuggets. They’ve dropped three straight games but all were in close fashion. Two 2-point losses and a nail biter home loss to one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference in the Milwaukee Bucks. They’ll face a Rockets team that has distractions involving Carmelo Anthony and is one of the worst defensive teams in the NBA. That doesn’t bode well in altitude against the multi-scorers the Nuggets have. Yet the Rockets are digging themselves out of a hole and seem to be playing with a chip on their shoulder. Grab the Rockets.