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A 1-1 record last night.
The 76ers did the deal for us last night. We laid some big points here, but it didn’t really matter as they absolutely demolished the Cavaliers, 141-94. That is a crazy blowout made even crazier when you consider that Joel Embiid didn’t even end up playing in this one. Ben Simmons scored 34 points in just 26 minutes and the team basically let the bench do the rest after that. Kevin Love was a ghost in this one with just 6 points and 7 rebounds. Just a total domination as the Sixers were locked in from the start.
Our other tip was laying -10.5 with the Rockets. This was one of those games where the result is never in doubt and the team you pick wins handily, but it’s just not by enough. Houston never trailed in the second half and won this one 115-109. Russell Westbrook put up another triple double and James Harden lead the way with 34 points. Ben McLemore had another great game here with 27 points.
It’s Sunday so we have some early games and some second tier match-ups. Let’s take a look at what we have for tonight.
Chicago Bulls vs. Miami Heat Betting Tips:
One of my favorite things to look for on the schedule is a team playing at Miami on a Sunday. It might just be all in my head, but I’ve listened to enough Jalen Rose to know that NBA players in Miami on a Saturday night are going to have a hell of a good time. A young team like the Bulls too? Most definitely.
Then you have the Miami Heat who are a pretty strong team this season with an 8-0 home record on the year. They are playing some great defense and there might be a chance that Jimmy Butler wants to show up against the Bulls a little bit. It’s been a couple of years, but I can see it.
Even if you take away the possible night life implications, the Heat look like a strong play here. Miami is a good offensive team, Chicago is a bad defensive team. You know how this is going to go.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Portland Trail Blazers Betting Tips:
It’s a delicate tight rope walk with the Blazers, but I think I’ve figured them out a bit. A game against the Lakers? Yeah, they aren’t going to play very well. A home game against the Thunder? They can win that.
The Blazers beat this team by 17 points a week and a half ago and I can see them having similar results here. Chris Paul is still good, but I think Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum can abuse this team. Carmelo Anthony matches up well and I think Steven Adams is one of the few players who can make Hassan Whiteside perk up.
The Blazers aren’t the same team we’ve known over the past couple of seasons, but Dame is still Dame. They might be a fringe playoff team, but they are a still a tough out and they should still beat a surefire lottery team like the Thunder.
https://www.Bovada.lvBet Blazers -4