It’s Monday and you know what that means. You’re enjoying your football wins from the weekend and looking for more great betting opportunities. Well, you are in luck because the NBA’s got a nice eight game slate for us today that should provide us with some money-making chances, as well as some fun games to watch. Here is the rundown and as always, guaranteed winning point spread picks.
San Antonio Spurs 11-3 at Washington Wizards 0-11
This one should be pretty easy. The Spurs are arguably the best team in the league and the Wizards are by far the worst. The Wizards haven’t beaten the Spurs since 2005. The spread is only 5.5 points favoring the Spurs. Those are the facts, so I shouldn’t have to say more. Take San Antonio to cover -5.5 here.
New York Knicks 9-3 at Brooklyn Nets 8-4
After waiting three weeks because of the Hurricane Sandy postponement, these in-city rivals will finally get to square off at the new Barclays Center. The Knicks have been flawless at home, but not so much on the road, going 4-3, while Brooklyn is enjoying its new digs at the Barclays and is 4-1. With these two fairly evenly matched, that home floor advantage should be enough for the Nets. I like them to cover +1 in the win today.
Portland Trail Blazers 6-7 at Detroit Pistons 3-11
Normally I would like the hot outside shooting Blazers to take down the Pistons at home, but without the help from one of its leaders, Detroit should have the edge. LaMarcus Aldridge will likely miss today’s game with an injury, so take the Pistons today to cover -1 at home.
Milwaukee Bucks 6-5 at Chicago Bulls 6-6
With Brandon Jennings uncertain for Milwaukee and considering they’ve been dominated by the Bulls in recent years, things don’t look too good for them on the road today. Take Chicago to cover -4.5.
Cleveland Cavaliers 3-10 at Memphis Grizzlies 9-2
It’s almost a certainty that Memphis will win today at home against the Cavs, but to cover 12 points seems like a stretch. That’s a large spread for any team to cover against any team, so I’m taking Cleveland on the road to cover +12 in the loss.
Charlotte Bobcats 7-5 at Oklahoma City Thunder 10-4
The Bobcats are off to their best start in franchise history and with both defenses giving up nearly 100 points per game, this could be a close one. That’s why it’s somewhat surprising that OKC has a 11.5 point edge. Charlotte should easily cover that even in a loss today. Take the Cats on that +11.5 line.
Denver Nuggets 8-6 at Utah Jazz 7-7
The Nuggets are definitely hot, as they are winners of four in a row, but they will be pitted against a Utah squad that hasn’t dropped a home game (6-0) this season. I like the Jazz here to cover -3.5 in the win.
New Orleans Hornets 3-9 at Los Angeles Clippers 8-5
Both teams enter tonight’s contest on losing streaks. The Clipps are currently on a three-game skid, while the Hornets are suffering through a seven-game losing slump. However, the Clippers still look like the team to beat in LA right now, with the Lakers still trying to find an identity and you could say the same for the Hornets. But once again, the spread is just too large to take in favor of LA at 12.5. Go Hornets on this one.