Pick ‘n’ roll: Thursday’s best NBA bets

Minnesota Timberwolves at Atlanta Hawks (-9 ½, 188)

Minnesota has lost nine of its last 10 contests and two straight on the road. Now the Timberwolves visit Philips Arena to meet a Hawks club that has covered the spread in their last six matchups dating back to 2005.

The Hawks trounced the Timberwolves 94-87 on Nov. 24. Atlanta leading-scorer Joe Johnson led his team with 25 points, while fantasy-stud Josh Smith added three steals and five blocks.

Pick: Hawks -9 ½

Denver Nuggets at Dallas Mavericks (-7, 213 ½)

Is Dallas setting up for a letdown Thursday?

The Mavs met archrivals San Antonio on Wednesday and now must host the 11-7 Nuggets.

Dallas has covered the spread just two times in its last 12. It has also failed to cash in five straight games in the Big D.

The Nuggets are also 6-3 ATS in their last nine meetings with the Mavericks.

Pick: Nuggets +7

Miami Heat at Portland Trail Blazers (+2, 187 ½)

Portland has lost three of its last four home tilts after opening the season 5-0 at the Rose Garden.

The Heat, meanwhile, have covered the spread in six of their nine games outside South Beach.

They have also covered in three of their last five road contests since Dwyane Wade’s return from offseason shoulder surgery. Wade is leading the Heat in scoring, averaging more than 20 points.

Miami has also covered the spread in four of its last five trips to Oregon, dating back to 2002.

Pick: Heat -2

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Posted by cv14
6 years ago

your bruins pick sucked plain and simple and I warned you about it.
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Posted by duosportspickers
6 years ago

If you want me to e-mail you my pick of the day send something to duosportspick@yahoo.com or I will post it here. goodnight everyone!
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Posted by duosportspickers
6 years ago

I might have went 1-1, but I nailed the game that really counted and which I told everyone to take.... I shared and if they followed what I did then they would have made out big time just like I did. I am not saying I am better than everyone every night yah picking the Bruins might have been the wrong pick but wasn't the 4 star pick even better? If I would have saw the information sooner Redskins would have been my pick. I sometimes pick money lines but nothing higher than -6. My other theory is if your team gets the points why go money line? when you already have points in the bank.... that is another betting tip I have... I had a friend that lost his whole paycheck when I was younger just because he picked a team straight up.... and they lost by 3.... and he got 6... just because he thought he couldn't lose and he felt like he needed to double up.... wrong attitude... alot of people think they can double up in back to bakc or even a couple days in a row and those people I call are "desperate pickers". Betting on games is a skill not a race
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Posted by duosportspickers
6 years ago

Usually the only time I pick a 1 star play is when I see nothing I like.... and tonight I picked the Bruins and then I saw somethings I liked and really liked the redskins.... simple 4 star winner and if it wasn't for injuries they would have easily won by double digits
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Posted by duosportspickers
6 years ago

that is why the bruins where a 1 star I wont like to pick hockey.... and wasnt going to force a 3,4,5 star play unless I saw one and in fact after doing more research that is why i posted redskins as a 4 star play..... and it looks like I am going to bank on it big time
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Posted by duosportspickers
6 years ago

People that get on fire think they cannot lose and that is when they blow everything they just won. I just hate hwne people are rude just because you win... yah know kind of like how some people dislike ml king... yeah he picks money lines and some spreads but doesn't the dude pick winners? that is the point of picking games to win. It doesn't matter how much you win by just that you win money on the game that you selected. Alot of the times I noticed he picked the money line and if he would have picked the spreads he would have lost. He seems like a very smart better as well. I don't think I would put that much on that high of a money line but if you go by the odds.... he is in good shape to come out with a W and that is the point " winning"
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Posted by clowlyfe
6 years ago

At least i come here for that cant speak for everyone else
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Posted by clowlyfe
6 years ago

U call bruins a solid pick? We come here to share info not buy picks,
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Posted by duosportspickers
6 years ago

Thats fine I will post on here as well. I am no rookie no big deal I will post on here. I just want people to win. Thats all and since in the past alot of people have made money off of me, it is always nice to get alittle compensation for your efforts. I am not one of those people who think no one is better than me because everyone that gambles knows that sometimes you can get really hot anyone can, but the thing that seperates everyone is cold streaks.... To hit about 65% like I do you just have to stay away from them and pick nice solid picks..
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Posted by clowlyfe
6 years ago

If u have good picks why not post them here instead of having people email u for them. People have come in here before trying to do the same thing and it ends up be trying to get sold on picks. I had skins tonight and won on habs. So i would need to see more of your picks before i would do anything
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Posted by duosportspickers
6 years ago

packerback good call with the under you have been in great shape the whole game nice call with the under my friend... best of luck to you
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Posted by duosportspickers
6 years ago

sorry my e-mail is duosportspick@yahoo.com
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Posted by duosportspickers
6 years ago

sorry my e-mail is duosportspick@yahoo.com
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Posted by duosportspickers
6 years ago

If anyone wants me to send my free pick to them I will if they just e-mail me at duosportspickers@yahoo.com My old site also I used to charge 20 dollars for a weeks worth of picks only because I felt since I was giving out real good picks that people wanted then I might as well make alittle on my effort but not 20 dollars per pick because some people don't bet alot on games, but when I say it is a 4 star and 5 star pick look at how much I put on them!!! I think 20 a week is a bargain compared to these other douches who charge tons and win little... best of luck guys!!! rake in the money!!! whoaa skins better get a move on!!! going to finish watching me cash big!!!!
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Posted by duosportspickers
6 years ago

lost my 1 star play with Bruins 0-1 , but in great shape with my 4 star play with the redskins -3. I told you I had a site like these other people, but the difference is I pick winners and when I do lose like I did today with the Bruins I hit a 4 star play like the Redskins to put me up big on the day. 1 star = 100 2 star= 200 3 star= 600 4 star = 1000 5 star = 1500 This is the way I do it but I have been doin this for years. I hope everyone hit the Redskins ( yes I know it isn't over, but if you are watching it you see that they are dominating the game) looks like I am going to go 1-1 up 875 units. as you can see I also count juice unlike some other sites out their!
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Posted by Robb52
6 years ago

ML King Email me......Robb52@aol.com......Loved your picks and always followed them...
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Posted by packersbackers
6 years ago

2nd half football Under, should be 0-0 but as i predicted...Griese is an interception machine! field goals only in the 2nd, unless you get fluke pick-6 or Hester does his thing. I think my Under 40 looks good right now!
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Posted by packersbackers
6 years ago

if dallas/denv goes ice cold (ala butler detroit), looks like i'm cashing my tx 2nite!
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Posted by Tommyboy10
6 years ago

2nd half football over/under17...ne thoughts
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Posted by clowlyfe
6 years ago

Habs winners lost on butler. Lost parlay so down about 50 bucks for the day.
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Posted by ML-KING
6 years ago

This board never changes, all I did was post winners and vegas was a hater, now he has his...Karma???? GL boys....
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Posted by GenuineMONEY
6 years ago

im kinda leaning towards lsu tonight vs. nova ... if u noticed none of the big college teams today covered the spread.. take lsu first half forsurre $$$ goodluck guys also roll with miami heat. enjoy
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Posted by GenuineMONEY
6 years ago

hey mlking email bud... its benzino06@mail.com get in touch
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Posted by brokedan2
6 years ago

ML-KING, Welcome back. It's been too long.
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Posted by packersbackers
6 years ago

dallas and denver are officially my 2 schizo team dickwads of the season so far!
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Posted by packersbackers
6 years ago

"hey jpesky, just remember something about the football game tonight's over/under...line this morning was 37, now up to 40...this suggests the sharp money is heavy on the over, but VEGAS ALWAYS WINS, and games like this when it's the only nfl on the b..."