1/25 – NBA Action


1pm - Miami at Chicago -9  O/U 186

The Heat beat the Pacers on Friday after losing 2 in a row.  The Bulls have won 2 straight after losing 2.  I'm impressed with Chicago's two latest victories against Western powers San Antonio and Dallas.  I'll give the points here, although a little reluctantly.

Chicago 104  Miami 94

3:30pm - Oklahoma City at Cleveland -3.5  O/U 212

The Thunder lost at Atlanta on Friday after winning 4 in a row.  The Cavs have won 5 straight games.  This will be the final game of a 5 game roadie for OKC and it's a tough spot to finish in.  LeBron and his crew will be fired up for this national TV game against a western contender.  I like the Cavs.

Cleveland 105  Oklahoma City 100

6pm - L.A. Clippers -3 at Phoenix  O/U 221.5

The Clippers have won 3 straight.  The Suns lost on a last second shot Friday against the Rockets to snap a 4 game winning streak.  The Clippers have won both meetings, but both were in L.A.  I'll take Phoenix to return the favor on their home floor.

Phoenix 115  L.A. Clippers 110

6pm - Dallas -2.5 at New Orleans  O/U 201

The Mavs lost to the Bulls on Friday after 3 straight wins.  The Pelicans have won 2 straight and 3 of 4.  Dallas has won both meetings this season and I look for a third from the Mavs tonight.

Dallas 110  New Orleans 106

6pm - Minnesota at Atlanta -18  O/U 200

The Timberwolves have dropped 3 straight after a 2-1 stretch.  The Hawks are on fire with 15 straight wins and 29 of 31 overall.   Big number, but I'm still not going against them until there's a reason to.

Atlanta 107  Minnesota 87

6pm - Indiana -2 at Orlando  O/U 208.5

The Pacers have lost 7 straight games.  The Magic have dropped 4 straight.  Somebody's got to win this evening and I'll take the home standing Magic to get back into the win column against road weary Indiana.

Orlando 102  Indiana 97

7pm - Milwaukee at San Antonio -11.5  O/U 191

The Bucks beat the Pistons last night for their 5th win in 9 games.  The Spurs beat the Lakers on Friday for their 5th win in 6 games.  Milwaukee is playing well enough to keep this game within the number.

San Antonio 102  Milwaukee 94

7pm - Detroit at Toronto -8  O/U 199

The Pistons lost to Milwaukee last night, but more importantly, lost Brandon Jennings with an Achilles injury.  The Raptors won at Philly on Friday for their 2nd win in 5 tries.  Detroit will miss Jennings for sure, but I still think this one goes down to the wire.

Toronto 107  Detroit 104

8pm - Boston at Golden State -18  O/U 213.5

The Celtics are 2-1 so far on this Western trip.  The Warriors have won 4 straight and 12 of 13.  Boston will be without Smart and Olynyk which cuts into their depth.  Golden State simply has too much firepower.

Golden State 125  Boston 105

8pm - Washington -3 at Denver  O/U 203.5

The Wizards have lost 2 in a row and 3 of 5.  The Nuggets have lost 5 straight.  I think Washington gets back on track and I really like this spread.  Wizards easy.

Washington 98  Denver 88

9:30pm - Houston -9 at L.A. Lakers  O/U 206

The Rockets have split their last 6 games.  The Lakers have lost 7 in a row.  Howard is doubtful for Houston, but there's no doubt Houston wins and covers.

Houston 107  L.A. Lakers 95

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