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Rory Breasail has been a diehard basketball fan since Larry Johnson’s 4-point play in 1999. He’s been writing about basketball for the last decade for outlets including The TwinSpires Edge, NBA Math, and Hashtag Basketball. Rory grew up in Steve Nash’s hometown in Victoria, BC, and now resides across the water in Vancouver, where he does a daily prayer to bring back the NBA. He is a graduate of BCIT’s Radio Arts program and is currently working on a Bachelor of Arts in Professional Communication at Royal Roads University.

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Team: New York Knicks
Sport to bet on: NCA
Sports movie: Victory (1981)
Sports snack: Chips and Dip
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I first started sports betting during the 2020 NBA Bubble playoffs, and I rode the Miami Heat right from their upset against the Milwaukee Bucks all the way to the NBA Finals. Still don’t think I made enough to afford a single Big Face Coffee from Jimmy Butler though.
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In those same playoffs, I bet heavily on the Denver Nuggets to stretch their series against the Los Angeles Lakers to six. It was looking pretty good until Anthony Davis briefly transformed into Dirk Nowitzki from deep and hit the buzzer-beater to go up 2-0.
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Today’s NBA Player Prop Picks: Haliburton Helpers Pile Up

Feb 5, 2023 • 11:50 AM ET

We've scanned all six NBA matchups taking place today, but will zero in on two player props in the Cavaliers vs Pacers game. Then we'll head to "The Grindhouse" for our final selection of the night.

Lakers vs Pelicans Picks and Predictions: Davis Back in Form on ESPN

Feb 4, 2023 • 11:52 AM ET

Anthony Davis gets to face off against his old team tonight, and the Pelicans are going to be woefully under-matched against him. See why Brow should go to town tonight in our NBA picks.

Pelicans vs Mavericks Picks and Predictions: Pels Continue to Slide

Feb 2, 2023 • 2:33 PM ET

The Pelicans are reeling, and stuck on a weird travel schedule against a rested Luka Doncic is not the get-right spot they were looking for. See why our NBA picks see the Mavericks cruising Thursday night.

Grizzlies vs Cavaliers Picks and Predictions: Grizz Subdued in Cleveland

Feb 2, 2023 • 8:18 AM ET

The Grizzlies have been struggling of late, especially on the road. Compound those struggles with a tough defense and tired legs, and our NBA picks don't see much scoring in this Thursday showdown.

Nets vs Celtics Picks and Predictions: Boston Keeps a Lid on Kyrie

Feb 1, 2023 • 11:10 AM ET

Kyrie Irving has had a hot hand of late, but the Boston Celtics haven't held the No. 1 overall seed in the East for months because they let superstars walk all over them. Our NBA picks explain why it will be tough sledding for Irving tonight.

Lakers vs Nets Picks and Predictions: Starless Lake Show Falls Flat

Jan 30, 2023 • 8:58 AM ET

While the Nets will surely get whatever they want offensively, we're not so sure this depleted Lakers lineup will be able to do enough to get this Over the total. Read more in our NBA betting picks below.

Today’s NBA Player Prop Picks: Thumbs-up for Plumlee

Jan 29, 2023 • 10:14 AM ET

Mason Plumlee's unconventional style has turned heads this season, and injected some joy into an otherwise miserable season for the Charlotte Hornets. He leads our trio of daily NBA player prop picks.

Lakers vs Celtics Picks and Predictions: Rivalry Brings Best Out of LeBron

Jan 28, 2023 • 9:37 AM ET

LeBron James is chasing history, and has a chance to help his team make a statement during NBA Rivals Week. See why our NBA picks are banking on his scoring spree to keep going as he closes in on Kareem.

Cavaliers vs Thunder Picks and Predictions: Double the Fun for Giddey

Jan 27, 2023 • 8:39 AM ET

Josh Giddey's slowly been ratcheting up his scoring efficiency, and is stuffing box scores the same as always. Given the matchup tonight, our NBA picks think he's a great threat to fill it up as the Thunder take on the Cavaliers.

Cavaliers vs Rockets Picks and Predictions: Failure to Launch for Houston

Jan 26, 2023 • 8:32 AM ET

The Rockets are on the second leg of a back-to-back against a disciplined defense that matches up well against them. See why our NBA picks like the favored Cavaliers to roll on the road.

Hawks vs Bulls Picks and Predictions: Murray Cooks Helpless Chicago

Jan 22, 2023 • 10:43 PM ET

Atlanta seemed to make a win-now move when it traded for Dejounte Murray in the offseason. Although the relationship got off to a rocky start, things have begun to smoothen out and our NBA betting picks are banking on Murray Monday night.

Today’s NBA Player Prop Picks: Hart's Scoring Woes Continue

Jan 22, 2023 • 11:21 AM ET

Josh Hart's been disappearing from Portland's offense, and playing with a passivity that doesn't serve his scoring market well. See why we're fading the Blazers swingman in our NBA prop picks for Sunday.

Grizzlies vs Suns Picks and Predictions: Morant Breaks Out the Long-Range Scope

Jan 22, 2023 • 9:45 AM ET

The Suns are weary and likely to hit Ja Morant with plenty of open 3-point opportunities, which he's growing more confident in taking. See why our NBA picks like the Grizzlies superstar to cash in from distance.

Bucks vs Cavaliers Picks and Predictions: Holiday's All-Star Candidacy Grows Stronger

Jan 21, 2023 • 11:52 AM ET

While Milwaukee's dealt with Khris Middleton's absence most of the year, Giannis has joined him on the shelf in recent games. Jrue Holiday's importance has only grown and our NBA picks think the Bucks will ride him again vs. the Cavaliers.

Warriors vs Celtics Picks and Predictions: Time Lord Reigns Over Champs

Jan 19, 2023 • 8:30 AM ET

The Celtics fell to the Warriors earlier this season, but that was on the road without Robert Williams III. See why Time Lord and GSW's away struggles will join forces to spell a Boston cover in our NBA picks.

Heat vs Pelicans Picks and Predictions: JV Brings the Pain

Jan 17, 2023 • 4:49 PM ET

Jonas Valanciunas has been dependable scoring for the Pelicans with their stars out, and his points market may not have adjusted enough yet. See why our NBA picks like him to have a big game against the Heat.

Celtics vs Hornets Picks and Predictions: Charlotte Can't Run With League-Best C's

Jan 16, 2023 • 9:20 AM ET

Just two days after beating the Hornets by 16, the Celtics are back at Spectrum Center for Round 2. As we break down in our NBA betting picks below, we don't see the rematch going much differently.

76ers vs Lakers Picks and Predictions: Embiid Bosses Undermanned Lakers

Jan 15, 2023 • 9:47 AM ET

The tail-end of a back-to-back can be kryptonite for some NBA teams, but not the Sixers, especially when they're battling a Lakers team that they have a multitude of matchup advantages against. Our NBA picks like Philly to win in convincing fashion.

Today’s NBA Player Prop Picks: Backing Murray, Grimes at Plus-Money Odds

Jan 15, 2023 • 9:09 AM ET

If you watched him against the Clippers Friday night, you'd know that Jamal Murray is all the way back. He's letting it fly from long range and is shooting 54.8% from deep over his last five games — our NBA player props expect more of the same tonight.

Bucks vs Heat Picks and Predictions: Milwaukee Mutes Butler in Miami

Jan 14, 2023 • 9:35 AM ET

Jimmy Butler has turned himself into a foul-drawing machine, manufacturing offense with waning physical skills. With the Heat hosting an old rival in the Bucks, however, Jimmy Buckets will find points hard to come by.

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