NBA Basketball Picks - Daily ATS Predictions
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Considering the recent form and head-to-head history, the Memphis Grizzlies are the clear favorites in this matchup. With a point spread of -11.5 in favor of the Grizzlies, that makes this a tough call, and with the Griz home record ATS of 4-10, we'll take the visitor.
Based on the statistical information provided, it's a competitive matchup. While the Wizards have the advantage in scoring, the Raptors have a better defensive record. Considering the point spread of -6.5 in favor of the Raptors, I predict that the Toronto Raptors defense steps up and they get the road cover.
Both teams are coming off solid performances, but Boston is the more consistent outfit, less susceptible to a letdown. The Celtics also - according to the numbers and the eye test - shoot the ball better, play better defense, do a better job on the boards, and take better care of the ball. Also, 38-year-old LeBron missed Thursday’s game with a sore ankle, then did 37 minutes Saturday. He produced big numbers and a victory but we wonder about him a bit two days later. We’re backing Boston for some Christmas Day betting cheer.
Considering Boston's balanced strength and Indiana's high-scoring yet defensively weaker profile, Boston should cover the -5 spread. The game could potentially go OVER the total, given Indiana's recent scoring trends and bankroll-building 16-2 O/U record..
Given Indiana's offensive strength and Miami's balanced play, this could be a close game. However, Miami is expected to be shorthanded with several players out or day-to-day. , so taking the points is the way to go here. I also like the OVER.
Given the Nets' stronger offensive and defensive performance and the Bulls' recent struggles, especially on the road, Brooklyn is the likely winner. They should cover the -3.5 spread, with the game trending towards the UNDER on the total.
Considering the Suns' offensive efficiency and the Jazz's defensive struggles, my prediction is that Phoenix will take this one minus the points.
Considering the offensive power and shooting efficiency of the Clippers, alongside their historical head-to-head success, they are predicted to win and cover the spread in the upcoming game against the Knicks.
Denver's the better team in this match-up and should win this game but playing at home means the spread is probably inflated by a bucket or two. And Miami is 6-2 ATS in these playoffs when getting eight or more points. We're not calling for the outright upset here, but we are betting on the Heat plus the points.
Denver's just the better team in this match-up, playing on the road, where spreads are more amenable. We're betting the Nuggets to take Game 4 Friday night.
Miami’s valiant effort Sunday night not only evened this Championship Series at a game apiece, it - along with the change in venue - did a number on the spread for Game 3. Now, instead of giving up 8-9 points, Denver is only favored by 2.5. Great. The Nuggets are the better team in this match-up, and we expect a bounce-back performance Wednesday night. We’re betting on Denver for the cover on Game 3.
Denver simply outplayed Miami Thursday night and yet still only covered by a bucket. Basically, the Heat just couldn’t throw the ball in the hole. We expect a better, more aggressive performance from Butler and Co. Sunday night. Also, Miami is 5-2 ATS this postseason when catching eight points or more on the spread. These two teams played two close games during the regular season; we expect another one here. We’re taking the Heat plus the points, again, for Game 2.
Denver beat Miami twice head-to-head this season, but both games were close; the largest lead either team held in those two games was 11 points. Also, the Heat just played Monday night, while the Nuggets haven’t played in 10 days. And sometimes, in spots like this, it’s better to have kept playing rather than sitting around waiting. Also, Miami is 5-1 ATS this postseason when catching eight points or more on the spread. We’re not calling for the outright victory here, but we are betting the Heat plus the points for Game 1.
Denver has the current League MVP and the best player on the floor in this series. The Nuggets are also the younger team, the deeper team, and the healthier team. Denver also won and covered both games at home against LA during the regular season. We’re giving the points with the Nuggets Tuesday night.
The Celtics started the series strong but are now facing an uphill battle. The 76ers, on the other hand, have found their rhythm but my gut feeling is that the Celtics take this. Since we don't bet on "gut feelings", I'm skipping a side play and going with the total. The Celtics need to play top-level defense to have any shot at the win here. Even after four of the five games have gone over the total this game opened as the lowest total of the series. In my opinion that's because the sportsbooks are trying to avoid having the under get pounded by the sharps. I would have liked to see a 215 plus, but there is still enough meat left on the bone for me to bite. Take the Under 213.'
Based on the statistical information above I have the Los Angeles Lakers winning this game -but I'll take the points and secure the point spread cover the spread.
Both teams are strong defensively: While both teams have high-scoring offenses, they also have solid defenses. Sacramento has an average score margin of +2.5, which ranks 8th in the league, while Golden State has a score margin of +1.6, which ranks 11th. In addition, both teams rank in the top 10 in terms of total rebounds per game and defensive rebound percentage. This suggests that the game could be a low-scoring affair with each team struggling to get easy baskets.
Based on the stats and trends, the Warriors have the edge in rebounding and shooting percentage, while the Kings have a better assist-to-turnover ratio. The Warriors are playing better recently, and with the Kings struggling at home as of late, the pick is the Warriors +1.
In terms of rebounding and shooting percentage, the edge goes to the Bucks. However, the Celtics hold the upper hand in assists and turnovers. Both teams have been in good form lately, with the Bucks having a marginally better record and a formidable performance on their home court. When evaluating betting trends, the Celtics have demonstrated a strong performance against the spread (ATS) in their encounters with the Bucks, boasting an impeccable ATS record in their past five when playing in Milwaukee. Yet, the Bucks have proven to be a force to be reckoned with on their home turf, securing 14 victories in their last 16 matches. Given the aforementioned data, predicting the total outcome is challenging. However, siding with the Bucks appears to be the most sensible decision based on the available information.
Based on the recent form, power stats, and head-to-head record, it is recommended to bet on the Philadelphia 76ers to win and cover the spread. The 76ers have been playing better basketball overall, and with home-court advantage, they should be able to take care of business against the Mavericks. However, with Harden and Embiid questionable, go easy on this..