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

Toronto at Orlando (-5 ½, 198 ½)

The Raptors couldn’t catch a break in Sunday’s 114-100 loss in Game 1. Most of the damage was done in the first quarter when the Magic shot 80 percent from the field and poured in an amazing 43 points.

But all is not lost for Toronto. First of all, it’s not likely the Magic will put on another shooting performance like that. Secondly, the Raptors made a lot of tactical mistakes (such as using Andrea Bargnani out of position to guard Hedo Turkoglu, and starting T.J. Ford instead of Jose Calderon at point guard) which can be corrected for tonight’s game.

The fact that the Raptors were so badly outplayed and still only lost by 14 seems to indicate that they should be able to stay within five points of the Magic if they make the proper adjustments tonight.

Pick: Raptors

Phoenix at San Antonio (-1 ½, 191 ½)

After a battle like the one waged between these teams in Game 1, you have to like the losing team to bounce back in Game 2. It took double-overtime for the Spurs to hold home court in the series-opener and although the Suns would like to have that one back, they aren’t dwelling on the loss.

"It's a long series and they've held home court one game and that's it," Phoenix coach Mike D'Antoni said. "They dodged a bullet. We didn't catch a bullet, they just dodged a bullet."

Although Tim Duncan led the Spurs with 40 points in the game, a lot of his success was because Shaq, Amare Stoudemire and Boris Diaw all got into foul trouble and as a result, Duncan was largely free to operate on the offensive end. The Suns will have a much better chance if those big men – Shaq in particular – can avoid taking fouls.

Pick: Suns

To check back on yesterday's Pick 'n' Roll, click here.

Think you have what it takes to write about sports betting for Covers.com? Drop us a line via e-mail and tell us why we need you as a freelance contributor. 

If you have any feedback or suggestions for our Editorial Team, please contact us at Editorial

            share   SHARE   rss   RSS FEED   email   EMAIL   print   PRINT
Hide All Responses
avatar

Posted by Pete424
6 years ago

Went 5-0 tonight, friggin great!!! Had Spurs -1.5, New Orleans -3.5, New Orleans Over 193, San Jose Sharks, Arizona Diamondbacks. This is so awesome!
avatar

Posted by Aussieguy
6 years ago

Gee, isn't SANTONIO keeping this schit real close!!!! What a bunch of OLD BAGS Let's go SUN$$$
avatar

Posted by cacabware
6 years ago

fast, can the online dating, i don't want it interfering with your capping,,,,haha
avatar

Posted by fasttrain
6 years ago

HEY AUSSIE , IS THERE ANY REPUTATIONS WITH WOMEN FROM TAZMANIA, BEEN TALKING TO ONE ONLINE.
avatar

Posted by fasttrain
6 years ago

THANKS AUSSIE, I DO GET HOTTER THAN A FIRECRACKER.TAKE CARE. SUNS IS THE NEXT GAME ON THE HIT LIST.
avatar

Posted by Aussieguy
6 years ago

Gee, isn't DALLAS keeping this schit real close!!!! Even if there were 14 quarters in this match they will not be able to get closer than 20 pts!!! What a bunch of old bags hey fastt. Good stuff mate, props to you for quite a few good capping games. Well done Have fun everyone AUSSIE
avatar

Posted by fasttrain
6 years ago

9:30. WINNER IS TAKE THE SUNS .THEY WILL NOT BE SLOWED DOWN FOR A VICTORY.
avatar

Posted by essential9
6 years ago

Parlay / 02BB1... 2008-04-22 18:39 $80.00 $1062.67 NBA/G- (Dallas @ New Orleans) New Orleans Point Spread -3.5 (-110) 2008-04-22 19:00 NBA/G- Dallas @ New Orleans Over 193 (-110) 2008-04-22 19:00 NBA/G- Toronto @ Orlando Under 199 (-110) 2008-04-22 19:30 NBA/G- (Toronto @ Orlando) Orlando Point Spread -6.5 (-110) 2008-04-22 19:30
avatar

Posted by gutsandglory
6 years ago

another winning night last night montreal under pushed scored 2 f&^$king goals in the last 3 minutes but came back and hit my under in the ari game first play tonight feeling stong with this one dodgers under atlanta r/l parlay for a nickel as always good luck to everybody
avatar

Posted by cacabware
6 years ago

keep on quotin sincere, i only play the games you like if i like the quote that goes with them,,,,,,haha
avatar

Posted by fasttrain
6 years ago

7.OO GAME . THIS SHOULD BE THE STONGEST PLAY TO NITE. WINNER IN THIS ONE WILL BE NEW ORLEANS.THERE IS MORE ROOM WITH THIS LINE THAN ANY OF THE OTHER GAMES. BEST PLAY IS THIS GAME.
avatar

Posted by bigbik
6 years ago

i have one solid pick, pho under
avatar

Posted by fasttrain
6 years ago

ROLLLLLLLLLLLLLING ROLLLLLLLLLLLING TIME TO MAKE SOME MONEY FIRST GAME POST IS TAKE ORLANDO-5.5 MIGHT BE 6.5 CAPPING THIS GAME AT 9. RAPTORS WILL NOT BE ABLE TO MAKE ADJUSTMENT AND GO DOWN AGAIN TONITE. WILL POST OTHER GAMES CLOSER TO GAME TIME.TIME TO STEP UP HIT IT.
avatar

Posted by robbie0570
6 years ago

GLTA BOYZ.... LOTS OF LOVE ON THE FORUM PER USUAL. 2-1 IN NBA PLAYOFF ACTION SO FAR...WITH SERIES BET W/JAZZ STILL GOING....AND CELTICS +485 TO WIN TITLE STILL GOING...NEED SOME LUCK OF THE IRISH WITH THAT ONE!!! TONIGHT: SPURS-2 ORLANDO -6.5 MAVERICKS +3.5 GOOD LUCK FELLAS!!!! R
avatar

Posted by baller56
6 years ago

Hey folks, Just searching for 2 solid plays tonite The Lion has Huge play on Magic tonite. I have been following his plays at pridesideinvestments.com and he has been on fire. Does anyone know of any sites out there that I could check out. Alot on the line tonite trying to see six figures.
avatar

Posted by sincere69
6 years ago

Not advisable...but funny nonetheless...lily Sincereman
avatar

Posted by Henry-Lilly
6 years ago

Jgriff- I like the over too (193) going heavy.
avatar

Posted by Henry-Lilly
6 years ago

Double Bonus Quote: "Bet against the guy that goes around quoting himself."
avatar

Posted by jgriffey24
6 years ago

i really liking the over on the dallas game what do you guys think
avatar

Posted by bigbik
6 years ago

Jimmy-its gonna be a tight game...i'd rather take +6 in these type of situations. If your right, ill definetlly take your advice in the future.
avatar

Posted by sincere69
6 years ago

Bonus Quote: "whenever someone tells you there pick/s are easy money, bet the opposite! Sincereman
avatar

Posted by gallegos11
6 years ago

New orleans Orlando PHoenix easy money my friends
avatar

Posted by dreamteamjimmy
6 years ago

smallbik, whatever you say, but you'll remember me when the Spurs win easy against the Suns today. As for the rest, I like NO and ORL, basically all home, all favs to cover tonight.
avatar

Posted by JHBuff25
6 years ago

First: "only lost by 14"!?! WTF is wrong with you? That's a crushing loss by playoff standards. Not even close to being in contention down the stretch. Will the Magic shoot 80% again from jump? NO CHANCE. Will they need to? NOT LIKELY. They took the entire 3per off (refs didn't help) and still threw a serious smack down at the end. Raps don't have playoff calibre team. No inside game and spotty outside shooting. NJ wasn't as good last season as ORL this season and they put a slightly healthier version of the same Rap team on their backs in 6. Expect a repeat performance. Pick ORL -6. Sure, the Suns _should_ bounce back and win. They _should have_ won g1...BUT THEY STINK IN THE POST SEASON. Dantoni has no clue how to coach in the post season. Can't strategize for sh!t and unless Shaq learns how to coach while on the court the Suns will have to hope they win g2/3 at home or they could get swept. The really easy pick of the day is the Hornets. Sure, they're young but the Mavs STINK. They were BADLY outplayed in g1. Add that up with the fact that David Stern HATES Mark Cuban and we've got the perfect recipe for another road beat down. Pick NO.
avatar

Posted by cacabware
6 years ago

c'mon jim, easy on the tears, i've seen you starting just as much sh!t with mega guy,
         1   2    next page    last page
You are currently not logged in.
Login | Signup | Help
You must be logged in to post a comment.

Top Response

Posted by sincere69
6 years ago

"Not advisable...but funny nonetheless...lily Sincereman"