NBA Basketball Picks - Daily ATS Predictions
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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..
The Washington Wizards have the statistical advantage in this matchup. They have a slightly better offense and defense than the Magic, and they have had success against the Magic in the past. That said, they have dropped five of their last seven, and while they are supposed to get back Kristaps Porzingis, they do lose Kyle Kuzma. Lay the small number.
The Philadelphia 76ers are a large point spread favorite to win this game. The 76ers have been in excellent form, winning all of their last eight games and boast impressive trends in this series. Additionally, they have a slight advantage in the assists turnovers category, while the Bulls have a slight advantage in the rebounding and shooting percentage categories. That said, are the 8.5 points too much? Based on their last two, it looks like an easy call on Phil, but Chi doesn't get blown out a lot. Look for the Bulls to keep this within the number.
The Boston Celtics have a slight advantage in several key areas, including assists to-turnovers ratio and shooting defense. With their recent strong performance and considering the Jazz's struggles at home, the Celtics are the better pick to win this game. Take the Celtics -4.5 and maybe toss a few bucks on the total going Over 232.5.
The Warriors and Clippers have similar records, and both teams have been playing well lately. However, the Warriors have struggled on the road, losing their last five games ATS and SU. Additionally, the Clippers have a strong home record, winning four of their last six home games and having a 4-1 record SU in their last five home games against the Warriors. With the Clippers playing at home and having a healthier roster, they have a good chance of winning this game. Therefore, we predict that the Clippers will win this game and cover the point spread.
Based on the statistical data provided, the Los Angeles Lakers have the advantage in rebounding, while the New Orleans Pelicans have the edge in assists turnovers. Both teams have similar shooting percentages, but the Lakers have been more consistent in their recent games. The Pelicans have struggled to cover the spread in their last ten games (3-7 ATS), while the Lakers have covered the spread in three of their last four games. Considering the injury updates, the Lakers will have Anthony Davis back in the lineup, while the Pelicans will be without their star player Zion Williamson. Ingram's status is uncertain, and the Pelicans could struggle without their top two scorers. Therefore, the Los Angeles Lakers are predicted to win the game against the New Orleans Pelicans.