Welcome back NBA! Yesterday went according to plan as we went 2-0 for +7 units hitting Bulls 1st Half -1.5 and Warriors -10. Lets keep this momentum going tonight!
YTD - +7 Units
1st Half - San Antonio Spurs @ Oklahoma City Thunder - 2
- Similar angle to Cavs/Bulls play from yesterday. OKC is gonna be rocking tomorrow. Okc is my personal pick for the championship this year. First time fielding a healthy team in a long time. Kawhi will match up well vs Durant but San Antonio will have no answer for Westbrook. I really think the OKC big men are really underrated and are going to surprise a lot of people this year. Kanter may emerge into being a borderline top 5 centre in the league. A number of new pieces for San Antonio, and like the cavs last year they've been here, done that - this is just another regular season game while for OKC this is their chance to reestablish their presence as a serious contender this year. Big game to start the season. I like OKC to cover the game line, but I love them in the half spot more and will lay the smaller halftime number. OKC comes out with energy and takes a 6+ point lead into half.
More plays, leans, trends, and info to come. BOL everyone!
After stepping back and just observing last year I'm jumping back into the fray! I'll be posting daily plays all season and hopefully build on last year's successful run.
I'll be playing based on a unit scale where = 1 unit. For me personally a unit = $500, but units are meant only to provide a reference to my feelings towards a play. Reminder to always play within your personal limit and be patient. It's a long season - hopefully we can have a nice season together.
Lets build this up and keep things positive - good luck everyone !
Lets get to the plays.
Tonight I'm Rolling With:
1st Half - Cleveland Cavaliers @ Chicago Bulls - 1.5
- Lebron James has flat out owned the bulls and that success has translated to the Cavs since Lebron's return. Tonight however I see the bulls coming out with alot of energy and intensity early - with their most hated rival coming into their place for the season opener, with a new coach in place, and coming off an offseason of gossip, rumors, and doubt as to whether the bulls have what it takes to contend. I still believe the bulls have one of the best rosters in the league, and without Kyrie and Shump and a Lebron who's dealing with (minor) back issues I think the bulls backcourt has a big game tonight and comes out strong to send a message to start the season. Not confident enough to lay the full game line, but I'm all over the bulls to cover the short halftime line, and will evaluate at half whether I'll jump on the second half.
San Antonio Spurs @ Cleveland Cavaliers -2.5 (max play)
San Antonio Spurs @ Cleveland Cavaliers over 203 (max play)
Going off of who needs and wants this game more. This is the look ahead that got the cavs last time out vs the nuggets. This is the measuring stick they've been waiting for all year. From the time that lebron went to cleveland the talk has been how good is this team vs the miami big 3. Does this big 3 in cleveland fix any of the areas the miami big 3 were exposed for during the finals last year. Obviously they can't play the miami big 3 straight up so this is their measuring stick. The defending champs come to town. You know lebron wants this one, and you know the cavs are hungry to show they are a title contender after a very so so start to the season. The spurs on the other hand, been there done that. Sure they want this game but in the end they know they have their season long plan they'll stick with the long game and do their spurs thing. I see the cavs taking this one.
Spurs have struggled offensively so far this year at times, but i still see them scoring enough to take this one over the total. The cavs on the other hand (up until the nuggets game) were on a tear offensively. I expect a bit of that to come back in this one. Cavs energy pushes the tempo for the game. Spurs make it a close one but cavs take it in the end.
Score Prediction: Spurs - 101 Cavaliers- 107
BOL everyone, lets get these books!
Los Angeles Lakers +10 @ Atlanta Hawks (2 units)
Los Angeles Lakers @ Atlanta Hawks over 213 (2 units)
Lakers giving up 112.1 ppg this year and an even worse 115.5 on the road. Atlanta giving up 102.8 ppg this season. Nick young potential return could boost lakers offense. Lakers have played tight games on their last road trip vs NOH and MEM.
Key Number: Lakers score at least 101 points and can't lose both.
Score Prediction: 108-113
New Orleans Pelicans @ Sacramento Kings - 2.5 (3 unit)
New Orleans Pelicans @ Sacramento Kings o200 (3 unit)
no teams have been so efficient at blowing massive early leads as the Kings this year. New Orleans coming off a competitive game last night vs portland where they struggled down the stretch. Pelicans have great top talent but not that great depth. Endurance could be an issue down the stretch. Rudy Gay and Demarcus Cousins should be a problem for the pelicans in this one. I see them combining for 50 points tonight. Pelicans have given up 103 ppg on the road so far this year and over their last 5 both teams have upped the tempo with NO scoring 110.4 and giving up 102.4 and SAC scoring 101.8 and giving up 104.2. New orleans is off to a great start yet has still struggled on the road (1-3) vs Sac (3-1) at home (only loss was opening game vs GS). Sacramento has played 6 of their last 8 on the road and have now had 3 days off at home to build up to this one. Should come out with a lot of energy and get the W at home.
Key Number: Sacramento scores 102 and can't lose both
Score Prediction: 101-107
Oklahoma City Thunder @ Utah Jazz -3.5 (1 unit)
Jazz are just such a good home court advantage. OKC just 2-7 ATS on their last 9 road games and just 1-5 Su on the road this year. Next OKC heads to Den for a game tomorrow night while Utah has 2 full days off before their game vs GS. This being the first game back off a 5 game road swing I think this young jazz squad come out with more energy then the Thunder who are really just treading water until they get healthier. I see hayward having a big game in this one.
BOL to everyone tonight! lets win some $$$
So i'm back to posting picks. Health issues are in the rear view and i've been having a great year in the NBA so figured i'd hop back on here and post some picks.
I post picks a short writeup on why, and will track the record throughout the year. I play 1-3 unit plays. Obviously tail/fade at your own risk!
Happy to be back and let's beat some books!
GL to everyone tonight