18-16-1 on NBA in 2017 up 7.22 units
5-1 in 2018 up 7.08 units
Suns won last night but did not cover the -2 for my only loss in 2018 so far. Unreal bad luck. Schroder made a meaningless 2 point shot to cover the spread for them with one second remaining…
Raptors -5 for 4 units. Raptors have been hot and I think Dwane Casey should get some coach of the year consideration. Bulls have got lucky playing people without their stars, but will not get that fortunate in this one. DeRozan is a beast. Both teams have a good against the spread record, but I am going to ride with the hotter team.
Rockets Magic under 220 for 3 units. No James Harden. Magic offense is not that great. Magic and their opponent have not had 220 points in a game since December 23rd. Rockets have struggled since their hot November and early December. The line is right were I think it should be, but this total seems a little high the more I look at it.
Thunder ML – Warriors ML – Timberwolves ML Parlay for 3 units at +160. Lakers fade for the Thunder. Warriors look better again with Steph and his Curry gravity. Warriors have beat the Mavs by a combined 45 points in two games this year and I expect that number to go up. Twolves are 8-2 in the last 10 and are just better than the Nets. Towns and Butler are going to be too much for the poor Nets’ defense to handle.
Cavs +4 for 3 units. Lebron vs Kyrie. Crowder is back as well. This line is weird to me and usually I would zag and take Celtics -4, but I like Lebron in this revenge match too much. Cavs have won their last 2 on the second end of a back 2 back after starting 0-3 in those games on the season. These teams have already played once this year and that was a tough game for the Celtics as Hayward shattered his ankle. Cavs are 3.5 games back from the Celtics and Lebron may act like he does not care about that, but I think he does. Think this will be a close game so I am taking the points.