Pick 'n' roll: Tuesday's best NBA bets

Toronto at Orlando (-8 ½, 209)

 

Chris Bosh stole the show the last time these two clubs hooked up, dropping 40 points on 14-of-16 shooting from the floor to help the Raptors spank the Magic by 17 points. That won’t sit well with the Magic and this time the Raps won’t have Bosh to lean on. He’s out for about a week with a swollen knee. Toronto probably won’t shoot almost 59 percent like they did last time either.

 

Toronto has a lot of guys who can hit shots, but a lot depends on an inside scoring presence to open up those outside looks. Without Bosh, they don’t really have that - Orlando does.

 

Dwight Howard went for 37 points in Orlando’s latest losing effort against the Raps and has recorded six straight double-doubles including a 26-point, 22-rebound effort against the listless Knicks on Saturday.

 

Plus, if you’re in the market for look-ahead spots, Toronto might be thinking about tomorrow’s cupcake at Miami to end this mini road trip.

 

Pick: Magic

 

L.A. Lakers at Sacramento (+5 ½, 220)

 

It’s hard to go against the Lakers these days, especially when they’re favored by less than a touchdown. But they have dropped three of the last four against the number over a few hard-fought games. That slide likely ends tonight against a Sacramento club that had lost four straight before beating the Heat on Sunday.

 

The Lakers will be looking to make a statement here; they play Sacramento four times in L.A.’s last 22 games. L.A. has won and covered four of its last five meetings with the Kings.

 

"They're certainly a spoiler," Lakers coach Phil Jackson told the Los Angeles Times. "We are serious about how difficult it's going to be to go there and win."

 

In other news, Ron Artest was fined – again – for statements he made about Sacramento’s coaching staff following Sunday’s win over Miami.

 

Pick: Lakers

 

Charlotte at Minnesota (-5, 196)

 

Things are looking up for the Bobcats, at least for the time being.

 

Charlotte hung tough with Boston over the weekend in an eight-point loss as huge 18-point underdogs and then pounded the Raptors in the battle of the boards to score a 110-98 upset at home to Toronto.

 

The Bobcats outscored the Raps 32-0 on second-chance points in a win that makes them feel a whole lot better about themselves considering they pulled it off without Gerald Wallace.

 

But defense is still a concern for Charlotte. The Bobcats are allowing 109 points a game over their last five, playing over the total in each of those. Minnesota isn’t much better in its own end, allowing about 102 points over its last five.

 

Pick: Over

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Posted by WinnerHere1
6 years ago

Sorry Saprissa, Don't know what happened to W. Mich and Murray St. They lesser teams decided to play some ball. I would make the same plays again!!!
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Posted by lettuceboy
6 years ago

early lean.. Phx/Denver under 230.5 ?? let me know what you think partner...
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Posted by lettuceboy
6 years ago

...1 for 1 last night. ...got Ole Miss to cover.... unfortunately decided not to go with Wake over.... will post tonights picks later this arvo
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Posted by WhippingPost
6 years ago

Indrep, Pig , Tren ...sorry I left you guys out yesterday when mentioning players on a roll. Speaking of great players Luckydog, where are you???
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Posted by WhippingPost
6 years ago

I've gotten a couple of notes from friends wanting another pick as easy as the Golden State/ Atlanta over. Well they just do not give you great match-ups like that every day and though it handicapped to be well over, I would never have guessed 257!!! Games like that one are few and far between. I cannot promise another that easy. Still 2-0 last night and looking for more! Congrats to all you guys that were on these with me! If you had a bad night then good luck tonight! I'll be back later to post my picks.
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Posted by Saprissa01CR
6 years ago

hey WinnerHere ! I follow your picks yesterday and it was a hard night . Lets do this night be the best in the week .... Keep going Man !!!
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Posted by indrep
6 years ago

GM guys, I pooped the bed last night regarding my POD UNLV/NM over. I'm now 10 out of 12 regarding PODs. Tonight I'm leaning toward Indiana +10 1/2 at Houston. I believe that Indiana is hot. Likewise Houston is on a win streak. Keep in mind that Houston travels to Dallas the next night, back-to-back. It's my believe that they will either look ahead or conserve some energy keeping us under the number. I also like Vanderbilt -4 1/2 at home.
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Posted by beatdabooks
6 years ago

Early picks for Wednesday: Milwaukee Bucks -9 against Seattle 4units and Indiana +11 against the red hot rockets 3units. The bucks always pull something special out when they play at home, only losing to the spurs by 2, but before that winning against Detroit, Denver and Cleveland. The bucks will win by more than 9 over a team that is struggling to win a road game. I also think it will stay under the 209 total only because Krystkowiak wants his team to pick up on their defense. Although Houston have been playing well without Yao, I am comfortable with the Pacers covering the line. Lets break the books tommorrow!!!!!!
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Posted by garciaallday
6 years ago

ALSO ONE NBA GAME. IVE BEEN KEEPING TRACK OF AN INTERESTING STAT THERE HAS BEEN 40 3-GAME ROAD TRIPS PLAYED THIS YEAR. THE ROAD TEAM COVER ATLEAST 1 GAME 35 OUT OF 40 TIMES. 2 3-GAMES NON COVERS FROM SAC. AND 2 FROM MEMPH, 2 BAD TEAMS AND THE OTHER BY UTAH. WELL TORONTO IS ON A 3 GAME ROAD TRIP AND LOST ATS THE FIRST 2. TAKE TORONTO TONIGHT AT MIAMI BUT I WOULD WAIT ON THIS ONE. I BELIEVE THS LINE WILL GO UP TO AROUND 4.
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Posted by garciaallday
6 years ago

WHY IS EVERYONE IN LOVE WITH SYRACUSE? THEY ARE A PUBLIC FAVORITE CAUSE THEY WON A CHAMPIONSHIP WAT 5 YEARS AGO? THEY HAVE PRETTY ORANGE JERSEY'S AND PLAY IN NEW YORK. LOL BIGDEAL! THEY HAVE THE SAME RECORD AS SETON HALL 3-6 ON THE ROAD WHILE SH IS 11-4 AT HOME SUCKERS BET SYRACUSE WINNERS BET SH. THIS ONE IS EASY!
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Posted by garciaallday
6 years ago

I GOT MY FEEL BACK FOR CBB. HERE ARE MY PICKS FOR TOMORROW PLAY THE 5'S AND 4'S MAYBE 3'S THE 1'S AND 2'S IF U HAVE TO IVE BEEN CASHING ALMOST EVERY DAY. GET THEM IN EARLY IF POSSIBLE THE LINES USUALY MOVE THE OTHER WAY ON MY PICKS. 5'S: SH +2 VANDY -4- 4'S: E.CAR PICK AF -6 3'S: LASALLE +10 IOWA ST +11 AUBURN -2- TULANE -3- TENN -3 BAYLOR -2 2'S: DUQUANE +7 FLA ATLANIC -5 1'S: RICH -4 DUKE -5
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Posted by WinnerHere1
6 years ago

Hey Tren200 they are money on the road, those Senior nights of late have been very memotional for the home team, need to check and see what seniors Umass has and if that would impact the game play of UMASS. They have 5 Seniors, Ampim, Brower, Forbes, Milligan, & Pennie. Three of them are starters, Forbes, Brower, and Miligan. WOW!! they could be really emotional for this game! wonder if that's why the spread is a little balloned.
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Posted by mjk21182
6 years ago

what do you guys think of thenets -3.5 against the grizzlies? good bet?
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Posted by thekid37
6 years ago

i can preach about them enough...but vanderbilt has by far the biggest home court advantage in all of cbb..if any of you havent seen them play the coaches coach from behind the hoop instead of on the sideline...and that place really gets loud when the opponent has the ball...such a huge advantage when the other team pg cant get a play cause his coach is behind him
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Posted by thekid37
6 years ago

POD tomoro vanderbilt -4.5 get it quick it will be up for sure by game time..a better play will be the ML i am guessing around -185
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Posted by TREN200
6 years ago

Hey Winner: I like the Lasalle game, can't really hold too much against Lasalle for their recent home loss... this team thrives more as a large road dog, they play their best basketball in the roll of spoiler... Umass can lay the wood on oppnents when they play their best ball and Senoir day will have players eager to please home crowd.. But I feel this game is perfect for La Salle, going on the road, getitng no respect, feel like the pressure will be more on Umass, expected to win and break conference tie with the Explorers tonight... I fully believe La Salle will hang around til' the end in this one... This will probably be on my final card... Hope this helps!
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Posted by TREN200
6 years ago

Going to look at todays board in a few... Just some quick thoughts on the day... Atlanta was brutal, lesson learned here when playing a game with such a large line movement... Sacramento, WOW, talk about let down... lead game for 3+ quarters and get outscored by 18 in the fourth... betting against the Lakers is an At your own risk play... Awesome calls of the day Buffalo, Virginia Tech, Eastern Washington, New Mexico, and Kent St.. I liked Kent St. but that line looked too easy... For those how had the confidence in them where rewarded with the cash!.. Well time to see what I can find here... Take care!
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Posted by WinnerHere1
6 years ago

Early LEans La Salle +9.5 @ Umass Duq +7 @ Temple Houston -7. vs C. Flr ( Houston needs an impressive win to boast their Bubble watch to the last 4 in.) Air Force -6 vs. (TCU is just a really bad team on the road, losing to Wyoming 72-54, Utah 74-58, Rice 70-65) Ark St. +11.5 (Ark St has one win on the road SU, 5-8 ATS, but has played N. Tx. well over the years. including losing 82-77 as a 12 pt underdog just a few weeks ago. The Road team is 11-1 ATS, the Underdog is 10-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings. all trends point to Ark St. Also this is tourney time loser goes home! Underdogs will battle. Also With Nolan Richardson being rumored as possible next years coach. the underclassmen this is their time to shine.) UL Layafette -9 vs Troy (ULL just beat Troy 87-66 back in Jan at Troy, Troy has bad losses on the road, @ NO by 9, @ Denver by 14, @ W. kent. by 35, @ N. Tx by 25, Middle Tenn St by 23, that is their last 5 road games!!!!) Any thoughts? Need to narrow this down to 3 teams!!
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Posted by TREN200
6 years ago

Just wanted to say to AUSSIE, you have nothing to apologize about! I'm a grown man and I follow your picks... I know that your capping is razor sharp at times, down almost to a 1-3 point margin of error, can't help it that wild stuff happened in the closing seconds of the two games.. With the lines you got you were able to split your bets, so for you the night was not a total failure... I've been around long enough to be apart of bad beats and miracle finishes in my favor... no reason to feel bad brother, it happens... I know your put everything into your selections and you truly care about people on here... that is all a person can ask of somebody... you have helped many including myself and I know you will continue to do so... I went only with the Bulls "under" because you had 205.5 and I got it at 208... I could have bought the extra point up to 209 to try and protect my large wager but I didn't... Bulls had 18 point lead and 118 to play with second half... figured they would slow the game down and use more clock but it didn't work out that way... Early in the week, still plenty of time to turn things around... I'm sure I will catch a break or two during the week where I steal a victory from what looks like a sure lose... but just wanted to say Thank you for being an honest person and hopefully we can get em back on Wednesday! Talk to you later my friend!
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Posted by WinnerHere1
6 years ago

Very Large Point Spreads 2marrow, could be a dawg day!
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Posted by WinnerHere1
6 years ago

Hey Kid at least we go in here put advice, I see so many come in and say i won went 10-0, but they never posted their picks! Or What a night went 5-1, lets break the bank!!! Those people I don't pay attention too! I had a bad night! was 9-1 the last 3 days, now 10-4 still good but only up 5 units on those bets, I went big today I normally bet one unit, decided today to go 3 units on Murray St and 2 units on W. Mich and did a one unit parlay on both. Starting to look for tomarrow.
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Posted by jacdy02
6 years ago

Great job to all the New Mexico backers. It was obviously the right move. Unlv let me down, no use crying over it now. Gl to all
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Posted by thekid37
6 years ago

duke opens at -5.5 vs virginia i just found the lines..that will be up to 8 or 9 by tip if u like that jump on it early vandy -4.5 another one that will rise those are my picks for tomoro i am gonna lock them in while they are fresh cause the public money will be all over them guarenteed
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Posted by thekid37
6 years ago

anyone know what the vandy line is opened at for tomoro..i cant find college lines online yet...i never do moneylines but i am hoping it is low enough to get a ml bet in on them tomoro..that team is just sick at home...and there court what a weird set up you can tell that was built 100 years ago
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Posted by thekid37
6 years ago

the sad part is i get those picks alot from him and they are usually really good..at one point he went on a 10 game streak of all winners...i feel bad posting picks on here..cause i would hate for someone to follow me on an off day..and then i gotta think about people losing money on my advice...but i will continue to do it i guesss... and u can take it or leave it
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Posted by embryo
6 years ago

"dmon, is it ok if i add you? i respect your analysis with the ivy."