Finally, we’ve reached perfection. After getting close to nailing all of our daily NBA picks down on a few previous nights, only to ultimately get burned by ridiculous upsets, Monday night was extremely good to us. Actually, logic simply prevailed.
Needless to say, our 4-0 run helped any NBA bettors who followed our advice. Ride the wave with us as we enter Tuesday night’s NBA action with a stellar 120-58 record on the season:
Bucks @ Cavaliers
Milwaukee has been extremely competitive all year, but Cleveland needs to jump ahead of them eventually and they’re at home. LeBron James is finally playing like himself again, too, while the Cavs are riding a nice three-game winning streak.
Pick: Cavs 107, Bucks 102
Mavericks @ Bulls
It’s hard to believe Dallas is 13-5 and still in fourth place in their own division. Yikes. Meanwhile, the Bulls are atop their division at 11-6. Chicago has been oddly so-so on their own floor this year and their defense hasn’t been as elite as usual. That might open the door to the Mavs stealing a nice road win.
Pick: Mavericks 101, Bulls 98
Pacers @ Suns
Indiana has stormed back from injuries to win six of their last 10, and suddenly could be back in the playoff mix, while a seemingly superior Suns team has been a mixed bag over the past two weeks. Phoenix still has more talent and is healthier, while it also doesn’t hurt that this one is in Arizona.
Pick: Suns 104, Pacers 97
Magic @ Warriors
Golden State has just two losses on the year and only one of them are at home. The Magic play teams hard, but their defense is lacking and the Warriors look like a top-three team right now.
Pick: Warriors 111, Magic 105
Celtics @ Hawks
This game could be the most explosive of the night, as neither the Hawks or Celtics play much defense and both put up over 103 points per game. Look for a high scoring shootout to likely end in the home team’s favor.
Pick: Hawks 105, Celtics 103
Lakers @ Pistons
Los Angeles has been giving teams a lot of fight and even topped the Raptors in overtime recently, so they absolutely have a shot to take down the Pistons tonight. Detroit’s superior defense (if we can call it that) and the home town advantage might give them the slight edge, though.
Pick: Pistons 106, Lakers 102
Nets @ Knicks
The battle of New York rages on tonight, as the Nets come into the big city to take on Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks. New York is finally mostly healthy, while the Nets have looked mostly terrible over their past 10 contests.
Pick: Knicks 101, Nets 97
Thunder @ Pelicans
Russell Westbrook returned in OKC’s last game and tonight could very well mark the return for Kevin Durant, as well. If that happens, it’s going to be awfully hard to bet against the Thunder – even on the road.
Pick: Thunder 104, Pelicans 101
Blazers @ Nuggets
Denver has been an improved team with an 8-2 record over their past 10 contests, but topping the 13-4 Blazers is no easy task. LaMarcus Aldridge and Robin Lopez should have a field day against Denver’s weak interior defense.
Pick: Blazers 105, Nuggets 101
Raptors @ Kings
Toronto ends the night in Sac-town, where the Kings may be without DeMarcus Cousins, yet again. Even if he plays, the Kings may not have enough ammo to top a very good Raptors team.
Pick: Raptors 103, Kings 100