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

Boston Celtics at Detroit Pistons (N/A)

Boston's Rasheed Wallace has always had the mentality of a shooting guard trapped in a power forward's body. He never saw a 3-pointer he wouldn't take.

But the Celtics have called upon Sheed to show off his skills in the low post lately and will again tonight with center Kendrick Perkins out with the flu.

"Every guy in the league loves to watch that. They love him shooting 3’s," a Celtics assistant told the Boston Herald about Wallace's play in the paint. "Unstoppable. Unstoppable. He’s got so many moves down on the low block that you can’t stop him. That’s why we love to see him outside."

Since vowing to spend more time in the paint after the All-Star break, Wallace has attempted just 64 treys compared to 431 tries in the first half. He is shooting .342 from 3-point range but .518 from inside the arc.

"That’s where I was born at. That’s my bread and butter. That’s what I want," Wallace said of his inside game. "That’s what I want, but if that play design is for that 3, then that’s what I have to do."

Sheed should be extra motivated to return to Motown and play against former teammate Ben Wallace. Pistons centers Kwame Brown (flu) and Chris Wilcox (back) are listed as questionable. The Celtics welcome Paul Pierce back too.

Pick: Celtics

Golden State Warriors at Miami Heat (N/A)

The Miami Heat are taking one step forward while the Golden State Warriors are taking two steps back.

Dwyane Wade returned Sunday after missing four games with a calf muscle strain. He didn't have his A-game, scoring just 21 points on 6 for 17 shooting, but it was a good sign for the Heat, losers of four straight.

"I was a little rusty. I'm not back to where I want to be," Wade told the Orlando Sentinel following Sunday's loss to the Magic. "But I did some things that were positive, so I can move forward."

The Warriors wish they could do the same but put two more players to their growing list of walking wounded. Guard Monta Ellis, who averages 25.7 points per game, and forward Andris Biedrins (groin) did not make the trip with the team.

The Warriors start a five-game road swing tonight after losing their last six as visitors.

Pick: Heat

 

 

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Posted by oaktownpics
4 years ago

you AAAAAALLLLLLLL are a bunch of weaklins LOLOLOL!!!!!!!!!!!!Scrambled brained losers. Its funny reading you guys. Watchin 2 bit suckas talk like their on to somethin. LAKERS -11.5 to pay for my threesome tonight at HARRAHS. SEE YA! $5000.00
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Posted by showtime9
4 years ago

MR LOGAN I STAND CORRECTED I THINK YOU COVERED SOUTHG FLA AND NOVA BOTH BY A HALF....CONGRADULATIONS BUD..BETTER THEN LOSING BY A HALF....NEED THE OVER TEXAS TECH BAYLOR...
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Posted by BamBam34
4 years ago

Triple was nervous but made some nice cash too....good night for alot!
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Posted by the glass man
4 years ago

I LEARNED ALOT ABOUT NOVA THIS EVENING...THEY CANNOT CLOSE OUT A GAME..THEY MAY HAVE THEIR SHARE OF BLOWOUTS, BUT BE CAREFUL IF ITS A CLOSE GAME DOWN THE STRETCH...THEY WERE PATHETIC TONIGHT...
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Posted by BamBam34
4 years ago

Nice 2 picks too Billsfan I had Minn in the 2nd half to Wild...never thought Michigan could blow the door off anybody
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Posted by BamBam34
4 years ago

A1Invest...looking great again...thanks man
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Posted by triplee2385
4 years ago

south florida is killing me man omg
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Posted by wildcardreno
4 years ago

Good thing I've learned my lesson about Nova before the tourney starts. Maalik almost cost the game. What the hell happened to Minny?
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Posted by couchola37
4 years ago

DGen made a great call on that minny over
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Posted by couchola37
4 years ago

me too. Logan was right...it wasn't easy. I fnova had blown the 15 pt lead and cover i swear i would have quit...
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Posted by evidence
4 years ago

I LOVE SCOTTIE REYNOLDS =)
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Posted by the glass man
4 years ago

NOVA REALLY BLOWS!!!
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Posted by the glass man
4 years ago

god bless whoever has the over in this minnesota/michigan game....they should all be that easy.
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Posted by 2LEGIT2QUITU
4 years ago

PLAY #4 MINNESOTA 2ND HALF -3 POINTS (2 UNITS) PLAY #5 BAYLOR -4 POINTS (2 UNITS) THAT IS ALL FOLKS - GOOD LUCK!!!
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Posted by 2LEGIT2QUITU
4 years ago

ALL FAVORITES TONIGHT: PLAY #1 SYRACUSE -13.5 POINTS (2 UNITS) PLAY #2 MARQUETTE -1.5 POINTS (2 UNITS) I HATE LOUISVILLE AND COACH PLAY #3 MISSOURI -5 POINTS (2 UNITS) TALK TO EVERYONE LATER!!!!
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Posted by 2LEGIT2QUITU
4 years ago

I HAVE 5 PLAYS GOING TONIGHT AND WILL POST IN A MOMENT (1 ALREADY STARTED, SO YOU GUYS CAN PHUCK WITH ME IF YOU WANT ON THE LATE POST)!
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Posted by wildcardreno
4 years ago

Nova -2.5 sec half
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Posted by wildcardreno
4 years ago

Minn -3 sec half
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Posted by triplee2385
4 years ago

tonight played baylor ml (380-200) nova -3.5 (440-400) south florida -2.5 (440-400) whew nervous tonight. . . got a few hockey parlay and one big play on the sharks lets hope for a BIG BIG BIG night!
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Posted by GDayMate
4 years ago

G'Day all see no reason to go away from my early post yesterday ie Celts......expected 5.5 so 4.5 is a bonus.....Detroit probably the worse team in NBA right now plus nothing to play for.....Boston will be looking to get their game back in shape.....tighten up the D.....Pierce back.....if it goes down to the wire (which I don't expect) FT's might kick them over the cover my bet Celtics -4.5 @ $1.85 good punting all
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Posted by umpy45
4 years ago

Thank you bilsfn.....I will be back tomorrow for more....
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Posted by bilsfn15
4 years ago

i like Nova ML Baylor ML if i had to choose, i liked nova at -3 but its up to 4.5 now so i think they win SU
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Posted by umpy45
4 years ago

Bilsfn....so tell me what are my 2 picks for tonight?
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Posted by bilsfn15
4 years ago

Nova/OhioSt/Thunder ML parlay SouthFla -3 Vandy +3 and ML Utep +2.5 and over Nova/Cincy under 150 Minnesota -1
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Posted by Robocap
4 years ago

becareful with Sflorida game guy the line is fishy and depaul is a better defend team. I am really like the -3 but ???????????????????? fishy
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Posted by bilsfn15
4 years ago

"Kings/Thunder over 202 Nova -3 Minnesota pk UTEP/Marshall over 146 Vandy +3 USF -2"