The NBA scales back a bit on Sunday, as just four games grace the schedule. That gives everyone a chance to ease up on the monster betting and try to nail down some bigger bets on just a handful of games. Tonight’s action should make for some more locks, too, as we take our solid 69-34 season record into Sunday’s slate of games and try to pick them perfectly:
Nuggets @ Knicks
New York’s seven-game skid has to end eventually. The Knicks are getting closer and closer to getting things right offensively, while Denver has been mostly horribly all year long. Look for the streak to end in the Garden tonight.
Pick: Knicks 104, Nuggets 101
Bucks @ Heat
Milwaukee has been extremely competitive this year and could easily give the Heat a run for their money, but Miami is tough to beat at home. If Dwyane Wade is out for the second game in a row it will be easy to favor the Bucks, but he could be back and Milwaukee has a rough history away from home (1-4 this year on the road).
Pick: Heat 105, Bucks 99
Rockets @ Thunder
A month or two from now this is an epic clash, but right now the Thunder have no star power and are still hurting with injuries. They can give the Rockets a solid game if they come out firing, but even at home they should be overmatched. Houston has just one loss on the year and it’s unlikely the second comes to an OKC squad that doesn’t have Russell Westbrook or Kevin Durant.
Pick: Rockets 106, Thunder 98
Warriors @ Lakers
The Lakers are in shambles and Kobe Bryant is reportedly under the weather, so there really isn’t much to go on to think the Lakers will upset a very good Golden State squad. The only slant Lakers fans could take is that the Lake Show is at home, but they’re just 1-4 on their home floor this year and the Warriors are a battled tested team on the road. The Warriors should roll.
Pick: Warriors 112, Lakers 105