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

Orlando Magic at Toronto Raptors (+6.5)

Don’t expect Vince Carter to make much of a homecoming.

The former Toronto star twisted his ankle in the Magic’s win over the Nets earlier in the week, and even tough X-rays came back negative, the former star once known as “Air Canada” likely will be sidelined. This is a huge blow for the Magic, who are trying to overcome the offseason defection of Hedo Turkoglu to the Raptors.

Orlando also is without forward Rashard Lewis, who is suspended for the first 10 games of the season.

"I heal like a young guy so I'll be good (Saturday)," Carter told the Associated Press. "Hopefully, I'll be back Sunday. We're going to be smart about it. It's a long season. I'm feeling better now that I am walking on it."

Toronto, meantime, has split its first two games and is led by stud forward Chris Bosh, who is averaging 29 points, 14 rebounds and three assists per game. And Orlando never fails to well against the Raptors in Canada – they are just 3-9 ATS in their past 12 meetings in Toronto.

Pick: Raptors

Portland Trail Blazers at Oklahoma City Thunder (+2, 186.5)

When Portland and Oklahoma City meet, expect plenty of … defense?

That’s right. These two squads have a tendency of shutting each other down and matching up well against each other despite featuring super stars Brandon Roy and Kevin Durant. Seven of the team’s past eight meetings have gone under the total, with both teams combing to go under in all four of their games this season entering the weekend.

Portland opponents are shooting just 40.8 percent from the floor this season and a very poor 27.6 percent beyond the arc. Meantime, Oklahoma City is limiting the opposition to just 38.9 percent on its field goals, including a staggering 24.2 percent on its threes.

This game should feature plenty of impressive plays and some highlight reel-quality dunks, but don’t expect the scoreboard to reflect it.

Pick: Under

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Posted by BasketBallJunky
4 years ago

Long time no see guys. Hope you are all doing well. Losing all my picks but winning almost all of icall's. Dude hit his top three college yesterday and top three pros today. If I had half a brain, I would forget my own plays and just tail all his. He has about 135 people on his email list now. Only problem, he is not doing NBA yet. Well, best of luck toyou all.
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Posted by Zylonist
4 years ago

Good to see you did well S31... Anyhow went 1-1 today as the play that i didn't post WON, go figure Titans 2H!!!! I liked the Lakers until I saw the happy avatar service play... One of these BIG favs will cover, which ONE HA!!!!
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Posted by SeattleWinner31
4 years ago

FRENCHFRIE - SETTLE DOWN.......................YOUR THE ONE WHO LOOKS LIKE AN ASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSHOLE!
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Posted by chau1027
4 years ago

Laker is the best bet tonight Bet your mortage on it. It is from the service that I brought.I pay 50 dollars for that pick. lets gooooooooooo.
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Posted by Lttlmac
4 years ago

way to turn things SW31
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Posted by SeattleWinner31
4 years ago

I GUESS THINGS TURNED AROUND - THANKS FOR THE KIND WORDS KINGKENNY!
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Posted by SeattleWinner31
4 years ago

WINNER #2 DALLAS COWBOYS!!!!! WINNER #3 CHICAGO BEARS!!!!!!!!!! YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS SSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!! CASH THAT SHITT!!!!!!!! BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOM!!!!!!!! 3-0 WITH THE PHILLIES TO ROLL AND THE FIRST WINNING DAY IN 4 DAYS!!!!!!!!!
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Posted by moneymaker09_nj
4 years ago

NBA update: Pacers C Jeff Froster miss at least 2weeks with a high right ankle sprain.
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Posted by SeattleWinner31
4 years ago

WINNER #1 HOUSTON!!!!!! YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS SSSSSS!!!!!!!! CASH THAT SHITT!!!!! BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO M!!!!!!!! 1-0 WITH 3 TO GO!!!!!!!
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Posted by KingKenny13
4 years ago

Gl SW31... maybe just pick your kfav play of the day and narrow the selections down... Or take a day or 2 off to clear the head and let the dust settle bro.. late
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Posted by Zylonist
4 years ago

SF 2 HALF GL
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Posted by SeattleWinner31
4 years ago

I AM ON THE PHILLIES TONIGHT +161 (2 UNITS) FOR PLAY #4. MISTERWONDERFUL - SORRY, BUT IT IS HARD TO CELEBRATE WHEN LOSING.............IT IS A BIG DEAL TO ME AS I AM PLAYING REAL MONEY AND I HATE TO LOSE MORE THEN ANYTHING IN THIS WORLD.......................I HOPE TO GET THINGS GOING TODAY AFTER A PISS POOR PERFORMANCE THE PAST 4 DAYS..................FADE ME UNTIL THINGS TURN AROUND.
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Posted by doobiebrother
4 years ago

Write-ups for today’s picks, posted earlier. Texans (-3.5) over Bills – Buffalo incredibly fortunate in beating 2 superior teams L2 weeks as Jets committed 6 TOs (mostly QB Sanchez) and Panthers 4 (mostly QB Delhomme). Bills were outgained at Carolina 425-167 and had just 9 first downs. Houston QB Schaub leads NFL with 16 TDs vs. 5 interceptions and not likely to gift wrap this one. Texans 9-4 SU L13 and run “D” that was last in NFL after 3 weeks has been best over L4 weeks (48.5 YPG). Bills 1-7 at home and playing without QB Lohsman, FB McIntyre, RT Scott, SS Whitner, and DT Williams. Vikings (+3) over Packers – GB overrated after easy wins over Cleveland and injury ravaged Lions, while Vikes outplayed 2 of the best in Ravens and Steelers. Packers’ OL again without LT Clifton, their best pass blocker, and now without C Spitz as well. Vikings lead the NFL in sacks (25) and had 8 in 1st game vs. Pack. Only KC has allowed more sacks than GB (25) and they allowed 5 vs. Lions. Minny 6-1 SU & 5-2 ATS on road and have held 7 of 8 road opponents to 20< with only exception LW when Pitt got 2 defensive TDs. Cowboys (-9.5) over Seahawks – Seattle 1-4 L5 and 5-15 off bye and has won SU only twice in L13 away. The OL is riddled with injuries and they will also be without LB Tatupu, who’s had 100+ tackles each of L3 years (30 TY) and is defensive signal caller. Dallas needs this game with road tilts at Philly and GB on deck, and they are 11-1 SU & 10-2 ATS in L12 Nov. games including 7-0 & 6-1 at home. Panthers/Cardinals Under 41 – Panthers always play run first and with QB Delhomme struggling (4 TDs, 13 picks) and WR Muhammad out, that will surely be the case here. ‘Zona “D” has become dominant however and they have gone “under” in 4 straight. Cards #1 in NFL vs. the run and did great job vs. Giants vaunted running game. Nothing wrong with Carolina “D” that’s #1 in NFL vs. the pass and will play nickel/dime on every down in effort to force Cards to win with running game. ‘Zona WR Boldin will play but is limited. Marshall/UCF Under (42.5) – This seems almost too easy. Since allowing 52 at Va Tech, Marshall has gone “under” 6 in a row holding opponents to 15.8 avg, held ECU to 21 including last second TD, and held WVU to 24 in Morgantown. Under is 7-1 in Marshall road games, 8-2 Marshall vs. CUSA, and 10-1 in Herd’s CUSA road games. Marshall QB Anderson #96 in efficiency and they like to keep it on ground with RB Marshall, who’s #2 in CFB in rushing (130.6). UCF is #36 in total “D” (336) and “under” is 5-1-1 L7, 11-1-1 at home, and 13-1-1 home vs. CUSA. All 3 lifetime meetings in Orlando have gone under.
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Posted by StevenGA1011
4 years ago

HEAT -4 GRIZZLIES +10.5 TWOLVES +13
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Posted by HMoney
4 years ago

5-2 CFB can't believe UNLV couldn't score 1 score on TCU. Interesting note LSU covers the 36 pt spread, Ohio St covers 44 pt spread and TCU covers 35 pt spread w/ shutouts 1-0 NBA Rockets win outright as home dog early game TORONTO RAPTORS 1 H +3 and game ML +195 bench: Lakers -8 and Twolves +13 football games posted yest Dolphins, Giants, and CFlorida. adding Vikings 1H esp if Clifton is out GL H$
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Posted by doobiebrother
4 years ago

Here are my plays for today. Write-ups on the way. All plays 2*. Texans -3.5 Vikings +3 Cowboys -9.5 Panthers/Cardinals Under 41 Marshall/UCF Under 42.5
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Posted by misterwonderful
4 years ago

This is a message I posted before: 09/29/09 06:42PM Been watching this site again for the past few weeks and this sure is a HOOT!!!!!!!!!!!!! BATMAN40 IS PARLAY BOB. Can't believe you guys can't figure that out!! FBTROPI ... Let me be the first one to give you THE THREE GOODS. GOODBYE, GOOD LUCK, AND GOOD RIDDANCE.!!! I GIVE YOU CREDIT.... YOU DO GIVE NICE WRITE UPS! PROBLEM IS, THEY ARE USUALLY WRONG. I CAN'T BELEIVE THAT YOU WAGERED A HUNDED UNITS THE OTHER DAY, IF SO what great money management skills you have. LUCKYLOGAN AND DREWSKI22 , YOU GUYS ARE A REAL PAIR TO DRAW TO. FOR 2 GUYS WHO COULDN'T STAND EACH OTHER BEFORE, YOU 2 NOW SURE SEEM TO GO DOWN ON EACH OTHER ALOT!!! AND DEFINITELY FOR BOTH OF YOU, THE BEST PART OF EACH ONE OF YOU, RAN DOWN YOUR MOTHER 'S LEG!!!!!!!!!!!!! HEY, TAGS, HOW YA DOING MY BROTHER FROM A DIFFERENT MOTHER??? NO PICKS FROM ME TONIGHT, BUT I WILL BE BACK SOON WITH SOME WISDOM FROM MISTERWONDERFUl. It's funny, you Luckylogan and Seattlewinner, when you lose you say "Oh, well you can't win em all", but when you win you cackle like a rooster in a Hen House!! You guys are a Joke!! My pick for today is the Lions -3 pts., buying the hook! Good luck to most!
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Posted by MYASSITCHES
4 years ago

HELLO MEN.......today i am taking JAX plus 3.5. Just dont think TENN players are going to give there best effort behind vince young
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Posted by europesfinest
4 years ago

1-0 NBA 0-3 NCAAF last night can't win it all but Nebraska falling apart in the 4th that hurts. My bankroll is still up 8-3 in the NBA so far. NFL for tonight: Dallas -9,5 San Francisco +13 NBA i like the Raptors +6,5 in this early game it's just a bad spot for the Magic today i bet all single and will parlay them to. Good luck
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Posted by ToyPro
4 years ago

NFL Balt -4 10 pt teaser: Indy -4 / Dal pk / Arz pk Good Luck to all
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Posted by Lttlmac
4 years ago

NFL Giants -1 Baltimore -4.5 Detroit -4
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Posted by JIMMY_NBA
4 years ago

Portland Blazers -2 Oklahoma City Miami Heat -4 Chicago Bulls LA Lakers -6 vs Atlanta Hawks Have a real busy day remodeling and just back from the Halloween party so sorry for short write ups. I have to say I like that today I’m picking 2 home teams out of the three. Keep in mind that the NBA players like us, like the Sunday day off, however they have to work and not everyone shows up to play. With that said, The Heat look good and I like the low number, the Lakers need to bounce back, and Hawks are the right recipe. Portland lost last night and face a young ball club on the road back to back game. Usually one to stay away but they have the young talent to pull it off. GL and see you Monday with regular write ups. Season ATS Record 5-6 Team Totals 1-1
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Posted by black-jack14
4 years ago

NBA PORTLAND-OAKLAND... OVER 186 LAKERS -6.5 NFL GYANTS - 1 TEXANS -3.5 TITANS -3 GOOD LUCK...
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Posted by tonktime
4 years ago

8-2 THIS SEASON! LETS RACKEM!
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Posted by tonktime
4 years ago

ADD THE LAKESHOW ALSO-6.5 "chop chop"
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Posted by tonktime
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