Pick 'n' roll: Saturday's best basketball bets

Charlotte Bobcats at San Antonio Spurs (-11, 191.5) odds provided by logans

San Antonio All-Star Manu Ginobili isn’t reading too much into the team’s 110-80 loss to the Miami Heat this week.

"They needed the game more than us," Ginobili said. "They were more upset than us and they are a great team. We are not playing against a second-division team in Asia. We are talking about the Heat."

And with a date with the Dallas Mavericks slated for Friday night, the Spurs have been gearing up all week to be better prepared against the league’s elite. The team spent extra time in the film room this week before enduring its longest practice of the season on Wednesday. Reporters at the session noted the team typically has scrimmages ending in the 60s as far as scores. But following the marathon practice, the scoreboard read 102-95.

“Today was one of those days,” McDyess said. “We want to do the things that will lead into Friday’s game, because we’ve been lacking on defensive schemes and out of whack on offense. We want to clean up a lot of things.”  

That momentum figures to carry over against the Bobcats. Charlotte has lost seven of its past 10 games and is just 4-6 ATS over that span. 

Pick: San Antonio

Cincinnati Bearcats at Connecticut Huskies (-3.5, 129.5) odds provided by logans

So much for the curse of winning the Big East Tournament.

Connecticut responded to winning its league tournament – five wins in five days – by totally dismantling an overmatched Bucknell team in the first round, 81-52. 

Kemba Walker had 18 points, a career-high 12 assists and eight rebounds to solidify his case as an NBA lottery pick. But even more importantly, he got plenty of support from the rest of the roster. Roscoe Smith poured in 17 points and Jeremy Lamb chipped in 16 for the fresh-looking Huskies.

"For a lot of these kids, everybody really except for Kemba, no one else had meaningful NCAA minutes," Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun said. "So Kemba, who's been our scorer, became our initiator. He made some big baskets, but his biggest contribution was controlling the game on the offensive end."

Cincinnati has had issues dealing with Connecticut this year. The Huskies picked up a 67-59 win in Ohio in late February thanks to Lamb and Smith, who combined for 28 points on 11-of-17 shooting, including a sparkling 4-of-6 beyond the arc.

Following that defeat, Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin was as displeased with the performance of his backcourt as any game this season. "Our guards got as outplayed as you possibly could today," he said.

Don’t expect that to suddenly change.

Pick: Connecticut 

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Posted by madulamaximus
3 years ago

+300 Butler.....Nobody had the heart to roll with it. Madmax slammed the 5dimes books with a 50 dolla 7 pick. Tomorrow the next over priced team goin down will be...........PURDUE!!!! VCU.+400....Blend it with a parlay. NBA.....early bird single ATLANTA-7.5 1st play ncaab......witchita state over129.5...North Carolina needs a close look. NoCar got the bodies for a good run.....but the defense and their ability to cover is in question. That will be a gametime decision.............MADMAX CASHDAT!!!!
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Posted by rex6950
3 years ago

Tomorrow over 158 on the north Carolina Washington game Virginia tech-5 cuse -4.5 upset Arizona ml GL
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Posted by doobiebrother
3 years ago

In case no one has noticed, the Big 10 is kicking some serious ass in postseason play. They were a hair from passing the Big East as top conference in this morning's Sagarin ratings. With Pitt and either Uconn or Cincy losing, plus Northwestern and Wisky winning, they will likely be #1 when the new ratings come out tomorrow.
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Posted by rex6950
3 years ago

Taking the over 140 on the San francisco
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Posted by rex6950
3 years ago

Come on Mauricio shogun +150
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Posted by bilsfn15
3 years ago

HUGE STEAL...KEMBA!!!
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Posted by twroach
3 years ago

HAWAII -6 OR SF + 6 ? I LIKE HAWAII AT HOME O/U is 140.5
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Posted by shortyghs91
3 years ago

wesley mathews for Port is 6-7 from the arc.... hey bilsfan think MY Sixers(lol) are missing Iggy. and his def
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Posted by bilsfn15
3 years ago

Haha this game us going Way Over
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Posted by shortyghs91
3 years ago

guys im telling every1 i have a solid play for us. 2h 76ers and UNDER 94.5. Port is shooting almost 70% and is a crazy 8-12 from 3's. Yet sixers only down 8....Port will cool off and i expect the total wont reach 90 in 2nd half with sixers making a game out of it and might win. will def cover getting 1.5....76ers & under.
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Posted by Zylonist
3 years ago

i took the Under 94.5 anyhow GL
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Posted by Calicarcustoms
3 years ago

Loshawn dont let these guys get to you. If we listened to all the negative people we wouldn't be here. Keep busting books bro. You give good picks. We can't always win its impossible. I say ignore the idiots and keep moving. Be the bigger person. If you go send me picks. I tail most of you or at least compare my picks to see if I missed anything. Peace bro
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Posted by byonusho
3 years ago

From last night - Looking to stay hot on Sat NBA - (Mia, SA - tease WIN), and Bos WIN, NCAABB - Kentucky WIN , FLA WIN, UConn not over, Rich WIN , and SDS LUCKY WIN, NHL - Bos LOSS, TB OT LOSS, and SJ winning 1-0, Hoping for a nice 8-3 to keep the winning coming !!! - so far 6-2 with 3 games in progess.
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Posted by doobiebrother
3 years ago

Good picks but your avatar is irritating.
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Posted by Zylonist
3 years ago

Tempted to play the Under 94 Sixers
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Posted by misterwonderful
3 years ago

LOWSHAWN...All I have to say to you is the 3 GOODS....GOOD-BYE....GOOD LUCK & GOOD RIDENCE !!!
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Posted by Loshawn
3 years ago

i tell you what im tierd of it, i help people and then all i get back is this shit talking and talking about im a lier and i suck and im awful. ok no problem. i am offically done posting here. man i do this to help out, i have 2 to 3 bad days in march madness now im a lier and awful picker. im tierd of it and im done with this board. i want to thank those of yall that rolled with me and followed me and im sorry for the last 3 days. march madness is crazy and im sorry i couldnt be more accurate in the off season. BUT to the good cappers that are left LUCKLOGAN, THAKING, MK, YANKEE, JABBA, BILFAN15, Z, DDH420. yall take care man and hit me up on my inbox. and if you are on my friends list i will send yall my picks everyday still. but im done here. im tired of these negative as guys coming in here and talking down on good cappers. yall be easy and hit those books. PEACE.
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Posted by Loshawn
3 years ago

oh yeah keep banging those books to sheeklouch cant forget you.
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Posted by noxaeterna
3 years ago

yo, hit u up to get on the friend list, just joined, like what i'm seeing. fuck these foos. sorry this fuck can't shut his fuckin lip
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Posted by sheeklouch
3 years ago

Loshawn I was seconds away from a meltdown until your comment! LOL just joking man. I appreciate the love, get at me with your picks and we can get some actual discussion going without bickering. GL the rest of the way my man.
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Posted by RutgerRot214
3 years ago

Dont let these f'in losers get 2 u man........u are solid and extremely generous with sharing your plays. It is on each person to trail or not....u are always trying to crush the books....don't leave..... he'll I need ya lo
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Posted by sheeklouch
3 years ago

****DISREGARD MY LAST POST**** Some sort of NBA miracle took place. Down 20 late I had already tallied my Bobcats +12 as a loss but they came back and lost by 11. Wow, now that is what I call a BACK DOOR COVER. Although it was a small bet for me, instead of going 1-2 on the day I finish 2-1, hitting my largest bet on the Under in Boston and now the Bobcats +12. My record for the week on my NBA picks that were all posted in the forum is now 20-11. Not a bad week. Hope you all had a successful night, will see you tomorrow morning with more NBA picks. Good luck. Stay positive.
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Posted by Zylonist
3 years ago

down to PK / 68
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Posted by LetBeat-DA-Book
3 years ago

It going over 68....bcause CINCI want to win game..they will catching up.....Let c....GL
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Posted by LetBeat-DA-Book
3 years ago

ok what is the 2nd half Call for CINCI VS UCOON guys.....
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