Pick ‘n’ roll: Monday’s best NBA bets

Washington at Cleveland (-1 ½, 186 ½)

 

The Washington Wizards have tried talking to LeBron James, knocking him down, and getting in his face whenever possible. So far nothing’s worked and you can understand their frustration.

 

The Cavs, who have beaten Washington in the first round the last two years, aren’t backing down. James continues to drive into the paint to take the contact despite his troublesome back and Cleveland’s defense held Washington to fewer than 90 points for third time in the last four meetings between the two clubs on Saturday.

 

A fully healthy Gilbert Arenas would have a lot to say about that, but he’s working his knee into shape even though he did managed 24 points in about 27 minutes of work on Saturday. The problem is that Washington needs those points down the stretch, not in the first quarter.

 

Pick: Cavaliers

 

Utah at Houston (-1, 183 ½)

 

Houston reeled off the second-longest winning streak in NBA history in the regular season and notched 55 wins despite playing without Yao Ming for a quarter of the year. But that was in regular season play.

 

Utah gave the Rockets a slap in the face in Game 1, scoring 50 points in the paint during a 93-82 victory after oddsmakers set Houston as a one-point favorite in the game. The books have the Rockets favored again tonight in a contest that is a lot more important following Saturday’s loss.

 

"This is a must-win," Tracy McGrady told reporters. "It's tough to win in the regular season, but it's a totally different ballgame. That's a hostile environment. They play extremely well in Utah, on their home court, we don't want to go there 0-2."

 

Rockets point guard Rafer Alston has Game 3 circled as a possible return date from his pulled hamstring, but Houston needs this one before it looks ahead too much.

 

Pick: Houston

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Posted by rockyd
6 years ago

ONE LOSER AND ONE WINNER
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Posted by rristevski
6 years ago

www.5dimelocks.com
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Posted by fasttrain
6 years ago

THANKS,NOW TIME TO GET ROLLLLLLLLLLLLLLING ROLLLLLLLLLLLLLING ON TUESDAY GAMES. WILL POST LATER.GAMES LOOK GOOD FOR TUESDAY.
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Posted by Captain408
6 years ago

fastrain, you serious been on a roll man...you called those games to a T! Money $$$$ to the piggy bank! COngrats! Aussie, welcome back bro! We'll kill em tommorrow mate!
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Posted by Captain408
6 years ago

NUGGINS!!!!!!!!!!!!! NUGGS! OMG! FREAKIN MISSED OUT ON THE CALL MONTREAL -1.5!!!! DAMN!!! GOOD CALL BRO! THEY KILLED BOSTON! NHL
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Posted by fasttrain
6 years ago

ROLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLING ROLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLING TO A 6-0 AND NIGHT. CLEVELAND AND UTAH MONEYLINE AND SPREAD. MONTREAL AND WASH-PHILLY OVER THE TOTAL.HOTTER THAN A FIRECRACKER. HOPE OTHERS WERE ABOARD THE FASTTRAIN TO PROFIT. TAKE CARE .
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Posted by MinnesotaHomer
6 years ago

I am liking Spurs tomorrow...what is everyone thinking
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Posted by Peanut44
6 years ago

nice 2nd halfline good luck guys
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Posted by Peanut44
6 years ago

im taking jazz+2.5 im liking that bet alot
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Posted by Goofy6
6 years ago

In running lines are even at -115...any thoughts?
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Posted by Peanut44
6 years ago

yeah mega i hear i would love to ee the cavs take the pistons out again but they will have there hands full vs the sixers . but ill disagree with you and i think lebron is the best player lol no man they are both great ballers lebron just has to hit his dam free throws well going to watch the jazz game nite guys
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Posted by Megamaniak
6 years ago

Yo Aussie: Cheer up man, it wasn't a good call, but it happens. You'll get back at 'em tomorrow man, no doubt.
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Posted by Megamaniak
6 years ago

Yea Peanut: I'd like to see Detroit and the Cavs bang it out again. Those series are always good, at least for entertainment purposes. I think people have been over analyzing these games, thats why so many people wagering on the Wiz. I didn't like them Saturday, didn't like them today, and don't like them ever. Gilbert Arenas needs to go back to his blogging, Agent 0 comes up goose eggs. I still think Kobe is the best player in the NBA right now, but Lebron overrated. Nah, I don't think so, he is very very solid, still young and there is always room for improvement.
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Posted by Aussieguy
6 years ago

Oh my goodness. can't agree anymore about the WankerWizards Team! Such a BAD call and such a money scorcher!!!! Good job to everyone who had the cavs. I don't think I'd go as far as saying that they're real deal, they only beat some pathetic bunch of heartless fux! However i hope Cavs go from strength to strength. Good on them! Good luck everyone. I got screwed today big time with that sad and pathetic bet of mine... Later AUSSIE
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Posted by Peanut44
6 years ago

i sure hope so mega i hate the wizards hope cavs take the east again this year!!!!!!!!
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Posted by Megamaniak
6 years ago

Yea Pnut: People play basketball with their arms, legs and minds, not their mouths. This happens all the time in sports. Keep yakking it up and your sure to go home early, feel me. They'll be GONE FISHING by Sunday, for sure.
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Posted by Megamaniak
6 years ago

Yo Goofy: Fire quick man, I heard the line is rising, ha, ha, ha.
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Posted by Goofy6
6 years ago

I'll lay a -220 bet on Mega
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Posted by Peanut44
6 years ago

yeah mega im with you they wont stop talking i hope cavs sweep there sorry azz
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Posted by Megamaniak
6 years ago

Yea Boston: I smell some Teabagism going on here. Stop censoring Covers, most of us here our grown a*s men. The verbage, the spelling errors, the boasting and whatnot. TEABAG/Jimmy/Chicago you are a tool b*tch.
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Posted by Megamaniak
6 years ago

Yo bcsmiamic: Long time man, what'cha feelin' on that Jazz game. My lean is Utah at this point.
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Posted by rubc72
6 years ago

Jazz and the over. Houston is a 1 man show and they fall again tonight. No Rafer is hurting them. No answers for the Jazz frontcourt in the paint. I like the Jazz tonight. Utah is a bad road team but in this last stretch run they have improved. Beat N O on the road lost a buzzer beater by dirk and took game 1. D Will is a match up nightmare.
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Posted by bcsmiamic
6 years ago

hit my two pick tonight...its about time.... Cavs -1.5 and over 186.5 (unless some bs happens and they dont score 11 more points)
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Posted by sonnybarbershop
6 years ago

EARLIER TODAY I SAID CAVS WOULD WIN NO PROBLEM AND I STAND BY THAT
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Posted by Megamaniak
6 years ago

I'm putting 900 units on that they don't stop talking.
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Posted by MrX
6 years ago

"NBA POD's Playoff POD's 0-2 1. Cle -2 2. Hou -1 3. Jazz/Hou over 183.5"

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