A good chunk of the country is covered in snow, so this is the perfect night to make some money on a nine-game NBA roster. The evening ends with a great showdown in the Western Conference. The Utah Jazz are looking to keep warm when they face the Clippers at Staples Center on the second end of a back-to-back. Kawhi Leonard and Paul George are questionable for the Clippers, as Utah appears to go 20-1 in its last 21 games against the spread.
The Milwaukee Bucks, despite a five-game losing streak, are the night’s biggest favorite (-700) at home against the annoying Thunder. Speaking of the Bucks, I remember someone who said this would be the season that Milwaukee would disappear.
Last night in the NBA the losers were 3-0 against the spread (ATS) and up (SU). Unders won the night with 2-1
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NBA Gambling Games: Friday, February 19
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Atlanta Hawks vs Boston Celtics (-4) | Total: 225.5
The Hawks and Celtics meet again tonight in Boston. On Wednesday night, the Hawks closed as underdogs by two points and were able to walk away with an eight-point victory. This could be a point of revenge for the struggling Celtics, but I’m not looking to bet on the difference. Atlanta games have topped the number in each of their last six, and are 7-3 at the end in their last 10 games. With all that said, the Hawks are 5-8 on the road this season. Boston is 6-6 overall in 12 home games this year.
This number opened at 225.5. While it hasn’t moved yet, the juice indicates that the number will increase. I think the Hawks’ streak ends tonight. Boston really needs a win. They are 4-6 in a row in their last 10 games, and have only a couple of wins in their last six. Boston is struggling on offense, but I like that they bounce back against the Hawks tonight. On average, at home, the Celtics give up 107 per game. On Wednesday night, the Hawks scored 122, which was Atlanta’s second-most road scoring of the season, so what are the odds of them doing it again tonight?
The choice: less than 225.5
Chicago Bulls vs Philadelphia 76ers (-8) | Total: 228.5
The Philadelphia 76ers are on a four-game losing streak ATS while losing three of their last four in a row. Tonight they are on their home court, where they are 12-2 and 9-5 ATS. His opponents tonight don’t mind playing on the road. The Bulls have been very good ATS on the road this season with a 10-3 record, and that number gets even better when you look at the Bulls as losers on the road at 9-1. This number opened with the 76ers as a -9-point favorite, but has dropped to 8 at most stores and based on juice, it should drop further. Philly will win the game, but I love covering for the Bulls.
The Pick: Bulls +8
Overall record: 32-35 ATS
League Pass “Snowed In” Daily Leaderboards
1. Phoenix Suns vs New Orleans Pelicans – Surprised Zion ain’t on national TV tonight
2. Atlanta Hawks vs Boston Celtics – Can the Hawks win in Boston?
3. Detroit Pistons vs Memphis Grizzlies – The pistons are so brave
4. Toronto Raptors vs Minnesota Timberwolves – Upset alert as the Raptors are on a back to back
5. Oklahoma City Thunder vs Milwaukee Bucks – The Bucks are trying to break a five-game losing streak.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.